The mission of FLAG is to connect and empower educators and parents who promote and support educationally sound programs for gifted students through awareness, advocacy, and action.
2017 FLAG Conference
Check out some of the keynote speakers, special events, and other news from the upcoming gifted conference in St. Augustine!
Along with a myriad of breakout sessions, here are some of the keynote speakers for the FLAG annual conference:
Dr. Donna Ford, Vanderbilt professor, consultant, and author of hundreds of articles and books on multicultural education, urban education, and gifted education issues.
Roger Fisher, gifted education specialist, staff developer, co-founder of the Center for Dynamic Education LLC, and Washington Gifted Advisory Committee member.
Dr. Rick Courtright, gifted education specialist with Duke TIP.
Dr. Patricia Gatto-Walden, Florida and Colorado psychologist who works with gifted children and adults.
Dr. Michael Postma, SENG executive director, author and gifted educator.
Dr. Patrick Simpkins, Director of Engineering, NASA.
Conference participants will be able to have a private showing of the documentary, Rise: The Extraordinary Journey of the Exceptionally and Profoundly Gifted from the Daimon Institute for the Highly Gifted.
Other Conference Happenings
Speed Lesson Plan Sharing
VIP Pirate Dessert Party
Gifted in Early Learning Programs Panel
Hands-on Workshops for Children and Adults
St. Augustine Walking Tour
Discounted tickets for Ghost Tour, History/Mystery Tour, Savory Faire Food Tour
We hope to see you in St. Augustine in September!!!
There is a new state rule taking effect on 2/20/17: 6A-6.0334 FAC, titled "IEPs and EPs for Transferring Exceptional Students," now allows gifted students who transfer into Florida from other states to be identified as gifted in Florida without having to meet additional eligibility requirements if they were already identified as gifted under the rules for identification in the sending state. The Florida Department of Education has confirmed that the new version of the rule does not require a Florida gifted evaluation if the student meets the specific guidelines in the rule. In fact, the rule specifically states that "Students who transfer with gifted eligibility from another state do not need to meet the requirements of Rule 6A-6.03019, F.A.C., for continued services" (section 4).
This is a win for gifted students in the great state of Florida, and everywhere.
FLAG Annual Meeting
September, 16 2017 • Historic St. Augustine