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Marcia Holland: The Unwavering Advocate for Gifted Education Advocacy is a unique and powerful force, often emerging as a guiding light in the world of education. We all know "that educator" who champions the cause of a student or a…

Illuminating Excellence: Dr. Jann Leppien and the 2023 WAETAG Distinguished Leadership Award In the realm of education, there exist remarkable individuals whose passion, dedication, and unwavering commitment to the betterment of both educators and students leave an indelible mark on…

Sarah Pack: A Beacon of Excellence in Gifted Education In the world of education, there are educators who teach, and then there are those who inspire, transform, and elevate the very essence of learning. Sarah Pack, a dedicated educator from…

Jody Hess: A Lifetime of Dedication to Gifted Education WAETAG's Past President Receives the Kari DeMarco Lifetime Achievement Award In the realm of education, there are those who teach, and then there are those who inspire, lead, and drive transformative…

We are thrilled to report that SB 5072 passed unanimously on the Senate floor Wednesday morning. Next Stop: Washington State House of Representatives. A surprisingly large number of Senators took the time to speak in favor of SB 5072 during…

Vertical Differentiation for Gifted, Advanced, and High-Potential Students outlines 25 engaging tools and strategies to stretch student thinking, promote deep learning, and provide layers of challenge in the classroom and beyond. Inside the book are innovative strategies around: Analysis Problem-Solving: …

Author: Todd Stanly, The Gifted Guy As anyone who has spent any time in education working with kids knows, there is no one strategy, one pedagogy, one tool that is going to reach all of your students. We are constantly…

Author: Jen Flo, WAETAG President This week, many of us will have conversations with students that we hoped to never repeat, after the “last time.” Social media feeds are full of long lists of schools that have experienced the trauma…

NAGC and WAETAG are urging you to please contact your Members of Congress this week and ask them to sign the “Dear Colleague” letters in support of the Jacob Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act that are being circulated…

HB 1611 is headed to the House floor for debate and passage!  This bill will require districts to have more equitable identification practices and OSPI to have more transparency in data recording. We know that students from marginalized communities won’t…

How might legislation for gifted education look different if even 25% of legislators had spent time with an accomplished gifted education teacher? How might their direct classroom and school experience inform and enrich gifted education policy, discussions, and decisions? How…

Dr. Stambaugh is the new Margo Long Endowed Chair in Gifted Education and professor in graduate studies at Whitworth University. If you have worked in gifted education, you have likely used or seen her curriculum books for educators and students: …

As 2021 came to a close, my family was huddled around the kitchen table, playing a family favorite, Hues and Cues.  The premise of Hues and Cues is to describe one of 480 colors without using the name of primary…

Escape rooms, sometimes called breakout rooms or escape chambers, can be a fun and engaging way to have students interact with content while using critical thinking. An even better way to amp it up is to have students create their…

A recent study critical of gifted education from Vanderbilt University has the potential to greatly impact students across our nation.
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