Mission Statement

Utah Association for Gifted Children advocates for the diverse population of gifted children in the State of Utah. We advance the understanding of the academic and social/emotional needs of gifted children among community leaders, policy makers, educators and parents. We promote the development of quality services to provide educational opportunities for gifted students. We increase the capacity of educators and parents to be agents of change in their schools and communities and in the lives of gifted children.

Membership benefits include an online newsletter published regularly reporting recent events and developments in the field of gifted education, an annual conference registration discount, a voice at the state capitol through a legislative liaison and updates on legislation affecting gifted education, an opportunity to join a UAGC affiliate in your local area, information about UAGC scholarships and awards, and an opportunity to participate on a UAGC Board Committee.

Nominate for an award.  Each year at the annual summer conference, UAGC takes the opportunity to honor people who have made outstanding contributions to gifted children in our state. Please consider outstanding educators, volunteers, and students whom you might nominate to receive an award.  Descriptions of the awards and a link to the nomination form is found here.  The deadline for submissions is April 15th.

Call for Proposals for the 2017  Annual UAGC Summer Conference are now being accepted.  The conference will be held June 13-15, 2017 in Park City, Utah.  If you have a topic or classroom innovation to share with educators and parents of gifted children, please consider presenting. Proposals will be accepted through April 15, 2017.  Please click here to access the application form.

 UAGC 2017 Annual Summer Conference

Highly "Affective" Habits of Teachers and Students
Teaching Gifted Students:  What Works and What Doesn't
June 13 - 15, 2017
Ecker Hill Middle School
Park City, Utah
1 day attendance $60 (members) $100 (non-members)
2 day attendance $120 (members) $150 (non-members)
3 day attendance $150 (members) $200 (non-members)
Rick Wormeli
Keynote Topics:  Curriculum Development & Differentiation

Rick Wormeli has 36 years of experience teaching math, science, English, physical education, health, and history, and coaching teachers and principals.  He was one of the first Nationally Board Certified teachers in America and is a columnist for AMLE Magazine, and a frequent contributor to ASCD’s Education Leadership magazine.  He has authored several books, including Meet Me in the Middle, Day One and Beyond, Fair Isn’t Always Equal: Assessment and Grading in the Differentiated Classroom, Differentiation: From Planning to Practice, Metaphors & Analogies: Power Tools for Teaching any Subject, and Summarization in any Subject.  His classroom practice is a showcase for ASCD’s best-selling series, “At Work in the Differentiated Classroom.”

Del Siegle

Keynote Topics:  Social/Emotional Development of Gifted Students

Del Siegle is Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut.  He serves as director of the National Center for Research on Gifted Education and is a professor in gifted and talented education at UConn. He is a past head of Department of Educational Psychology, past president of the Montana Association of Gifted and Talented Education (Montana AGATE), past president of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), and past chair of the Research on Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent SIG of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Along with Betsy McCoach, he is co-editor of Gifted Child Quarterly.