The mission of the Nebraska Association for the Gifted (NAG) is to promote quality education and opportunities for individuals with high abilities through proactive leadership and advocacy.
NAG is a non-profit, statewide, nationally affiliated, organization of parents, educators, business people and professionals who are interested in the education of gifted youth.
The Nebraska Association for the Gifted (NAG)began in 1956 as a group of concerned parents,teachers, and administrators known as TheGovernor’s Committee for the AcademicallyTalented.
Formed as an association in 1957, the group hascontinually strived to increase awareness ofparents, teachers, teacher-trainers, and the generalpublic to provide appropriate developmentalexperiences for students of high ability.
The association has continually worked with theNebraska Department of Education, and statelegislature. NAG has helped frame Rule 3regulations governing the identification of highability learners, lobbied to win support for PublicLaw 1229, providing funding for programs forgifted learners and has worked closely with thestate department’s Director of High AbilityLearner Education.
We believe that:
- Individuals with high ability are present in allraces, creeds, national origins, physicalabilities and economic status.
- Individuals with high ability have uniquelearning needs.
- Understanding the uniqueness and diversityof individuals of high ability is essential foracceptance and respect.
- Educators, parents, and community membersmust work together to meet the needs ofindividuals with high ability.
- Educators have a responsibility to beadequately trained to meet the needs ofindividuals with high abilities.
- Learners with high ability require a variety ofchallenging experiences that will enable themto demonstrate their potential.
- Educational excellence for learners with highability require a commitment of financial andhuman resources.
NAG is…a non-profit, statewide, nationally affiliated,organization of parents and educators who areinterested in the education of gifted youth.
The NAG Conferenceis a highlight of the year forparents and educator members. The annual eventfeatures national, regional, and local presenters. Theconference includes workshops for teachers, parentsand advocates for gifted students.
NAG maintains a websitefor educators, parents, andanyone with an interest in gifted education.Information on NAG, our meeting schedule,newsletter, opportunities for gifted students,programs for teachers of gifted children, informationfor parents, current legislation, and the NAGconference can be found at: www.negifted.org
Mailing list = 3200 Active Contacts
81 school districts represented in NE, Iowa and Kansas
9 NE ESUs and IA AEAs
4 Universities/ Colleges
The Nebraska Association for the Gifted (NAG) wishes to extend this invitation to join our organization as it works with parents, educators, legislators and the public to provide services and to recognize the needs and contributions of gifted children in our state. We seek the active involvement of educators, parents, and community members in support of its mission.
Membership is $25 per year, and is open to all persons. The activities of the organization are governed by a fifteen-member board composed of teachers, consultants, administrators, college and university faculty, and parents. NAG is a state affiliate of the National Association of Gifted Children (NAGC). Join today and help our most prized resources!
When registering for the Nebraska Association for the Gifted Conference, your membership (for one year) to NAG is included in the registration fee.
Please download and print the membership form below, and include it, with your check, for your registration. At the current time, NAG does not issue membership cards, your cancelled check is your receipt.
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