June 11, 2020

Teachers!  Wondering what school is going to look like this fall? AAGTS is thrilled to bring you an exciting FREE event to help you take charge of the distance learning experience!

Making Distance Learning Engaging

Who: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru

What: A FREE one-hour webinar on best practices for distance learning

When: Tuesday, June 16, at 1:00 pm MDT

Where: Zoom info will be sent to registrants the morning of the event.

Why: To help New Mexico teachers make the most of distance learning platforms that keep our kids safe during this pandemic!

"The key to engaging students in distance learning is energy. You know how they say the camera adds ten pounds? It also cuts your energy in half. Just like an actor on stage, you need to bring big energy to distance learning. This is true for video, but it’s true for digital distance learning as well.

"Let me show you how I bring big energy, the tools and tech I use, how I have students begging to have class on the weekend (!), and how you can do...

January 24, 2020

We are happy to offer AMC 10/12 testing to our members free of charge! Thank you to Mr Mark Piccione, head of Mathematics Division at Eldorado High School for agreeing to offer and proctor the test on Thursday Jan 30. The test will take place in the EHS Lecture Hall during second period (8:20-10:00 AM). Please have your student at EHS no later than 8:20 AM. 

AMC 10/12 is a fun, fast-paced, 25 question, 75 minute timed test that provides an opportunity for advanced students to practice test-taking skills in a no-strings-attached environment. There is no pass or fail. There are no penalties for guessing. The problems look like real-life problems and most students have a hard time finishing all of the questions in the allotted time. Although AMC 10/12 usually targets high school mathematics students, there is good evidence that stretching the capabilities of students by offering above grade testing can be beneficial if matched by an open-minded attitude of exploration.  CHOOSING A TEST:  T...

October 29, 2019

Plan an escape with other gifted families to a galaxy, far, far away!  Rumor has it we'll enjoy a costume parade, popcorn and raffle prizes!  May the force be with us!

Sunday, December 22, 2019

2:00pm-5:00pm

Century Rio 24 Plex, 4901 Pan American Fwy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

https://aagtsstarwars.bpt.me

Join us for popcorn and geeky fun - we've reserved a block of tickets for the 2:20 showing of "The Rise of Skywalker" at the Century Rio 24 on Sunday, December 22. Costumes and/or Star Wars pajamas encouraged! Sign up for yours now at https://aagtsstarwars.bpt.me. Please plan to arrive by 2 pm to pick up your tickets - no one wants to miss the beginning of the movie!

October 25, 2019

Mark your calendars for the afternoon of December 22 when we'll be seeing the new Star Wars movie together!  More details forthcoming soon!

October 25, 2019

The 66th Annual Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children will be held at the Albuquerque Convention Center on November 7-10.  Interested in getting behind-the-scenes? There are still a few volunteer spots available!  We especially need people to help assemble 2,500 swag bags at the Swag Bag Stuffing Party on Tuesday, November 5.  Even kids can help - APS schools will be closed for Election Day.  This will be a fun way for the whole family to meet like-minded folks and help support this gifted education event!

Volunteers help make sure the conference runs smoothly and help welcome 2,500 educators, researchers, and parents from around the world.  Most volunteer positions are 3-4 hours in length.  Check out all the volunteering options and sign up here.  And thank you for all you do to lift up our gifted students!

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