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The Gifted and Talented Association of Montgomery County, Maryland, Inc. (GTAMC) is a volunteer organization that advocates for the instructional needs of gifted and talented and higher-achieving students in Montgomery County and serves as a resource on giftedness for parents, educators, and other interested parties in the community.

2104 Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education (EGATE) Awards Comments

Last night's Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education (EGATE) honored three GTA MC members in the Business and Community Leadership in Gifted and Talented Education category:
John Hoven, Fred Stichnoth, and Michelle Gluck. 

As Michelle noted in her award acceptance

remarks and others have noted in this forum, John was instrumental in creating the MCPS IOA Gifted and Talented policy and Fred was a tireless advocate to preserve them when they were threatened with elimination. Michelle provided concrete examples of how the IOA can be applied to encourage, cajole and require implementation of GT education in each school. Building relationships with your school's teachers, administrators, and PTA is a key factor for success. Building relationships with district level administrators, other PTAs, and other advocacy groups leverages the power of advocate numbers and influences the folks who make and implement instructional content and policy.

I want to thank Meredith Casper, Director , Division of Accelerated and Enriched Instruction, for her able representation of MCPS at the 2014 EGATE awards.

Patrick Dunn
GTA MC president

Maryland Summer Centers for GT Students

The 2014 centers are

Fine and Performing Arts at Salisbury University
Dixon Center for Creative Writing
Computer Science and Creativity
Future Engineers: Robot Design at Frostburg University
Space Engineering: Robotics
Space Science
Physics of Solar and Wind Power
Geospatial Technologies
Honeywell Ecosystems Education at Horn Point
Chesapeake Bay Watershed Investigations at the National Aquarium
Global Languages

For more information, see .


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