Nebraska Association For The Gifted
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Nebraska Association For The Gifted
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Nebraska Association For The Gifted
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2623 N. 145 Ave
Omaha
NE
68116   [ Map ]
402 8809103 (Phone)
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The Nebraska Association for the Gifted (NAG) began in 1956 as a group of concerned parents, teachers, and administrators known as The Governor’s Committee for the Academically Talented. Formed as an association in 1957, the group has continually strived to increase awareness of parents, teachers, teacher-trainers, and the general public to provide appropriate developmental experiences for students of high ability. The association has continually worked with the Nebraska Department of Education, and state legislature. NAG has helped frame Rule 3 regulations governing the identification of high ability learners, lobbied to win support for Public Law 1229, providing funding for programs for gifted learners and has worked closely with the state department’s Director of High Ability Learner Eduction.
NAG’s mission 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 and educators who are interested in the education of gifted yout
The NAG Conference is a highlight of the year for parents and educator members. The annual event features national, regional, and local presenters. The conference includes workshops for teachers, parents and advocates for gifted students. NAG maintains a website for educators, parents, and anyone with an interest in gifted education. Information on NAG, our meeting schedule, newsletter, opportunities for gifted students, programs for teachers of gifted children, information for parents, current legislation, and the NAG conference can be found at: www.negifted.org, comments to negifted@gmail.com
NAG believes…
• Individuals with high ability are present in all races, creeds, national origins, physical abilities and economic status.
• Individuals with high ability have unique learning needs.
• Understanding the uniqueness and diversity of individuals of high ability is essential for acceptance and respect.
• Educators, parents, and community members must work together to meet the needs of individuals with high ability.
• Educators have a responsibility to be adequately trained to meet the needs of individuals with high abilities.
• Learners with high ability require a variety of challenging experiences that will enable them to demonstrate their potential.
• Educational excellence for learners with high ability require a commitment of financial and human resources.