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Anne Beneventi, Chair

Sharon Slodounik, Chair-Elect

Barbara Mitchell Hutton, Convention Program Chair

Ellen Fiedler, Newsletter Editor


The mission of the Global Awareness Network is to respond to the concerns of the gifted and talented about the future and the world they live in by giving them opportunities to grow in understanding of different cultures and global interdependence and by providing them with the tools and experience to participate in the shaping of their destinies. Therefore we are concerned with the following global issues:

  • Cooperative sharing of resources
  • Nonviolent conflict resolution
  • Technological abilities to create and destroy, and
  • Living in a harmonious state with the environment

Our Goals

  • To serve as a source of information and inspiration regarding global issues that impact gifted education and all the children in the world.
  • To serve the psychological needs of gifted and talented children by creating avenues that generate hope and enable active involvement in constructive change.
  • To enable educators to infuse the learning environment for the gifted and talented with global issues.
  • To explore, develop, and disseminate curricular materials and methodologies for integrating ethical considerations into curricula for the gifted and talented.
  • To collect, develop and disseminate global-issues-related materials and curricula for use in classes for the gifted and talented.
  • To serve as a network among organizations for the gifted and talented and to link with global-awareness communities of other organizations.
  • To provide opportunities for educators of the gifted and talented to act upon their commitment to global cooperation in their professional lives.

Our Focus

Helping students understand and learn about:

  • A global perspective
  • Cultural diversity
  • An attitude of interdependence among all people
  • Conserving natural resources
  • Positive social action around the world

Ways to Join In

  • Network with Network members
  • Attend our Global Gala and enriching sessions at the NAGC Convention
  • Develop or join an interest group with other Global Awareness members
  • Submit articles and information to our Global Connections newsletter
  • Prepare and share Global Awareness curriculum materials and other resources
  • Integrate a Global Awareness perspective into your children's world

Join Now!

If you like what you've read and want to be a member of the Global Awareness Network, we'd love to have you! You must be a member of NAGC before you can become a network member, so click here to find out how.

Annemarie Roeper Global Awareness Award

The Global Awareness Network is pleased to announce it's first annual Annemarie Roeper Global Awareness Award.  The award recognizes an individual, organization or institution who honors the legacy and work of Annemarie Roeper by working to respond to the concerns of gifted and talented children about the future and the world they live in.  For more information, download the 2013 announcement and nomination form.  The application deadline is August 15, 2014.

Newsletter Archive

"Global Visions" is a collection of writings and artwork related to global issues and giftedness. We welcome submissions of articles, poems, prose, photography, and art. Children's submissions are encouraged. All submissions should be sent via email to Ellen Fiedler.

Supporting our Gifted Children during Turbulent Times
Compass Points, April 2011

Spring 2013 
Fall 2011
Spring 2010
Fall 2010
Spring 2010 
Spring 2009 
October 2008 (Convention Update)
Fall 2008 
Summer 2008
Spring 2005
Fall 2005 

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