NAGC Position Statements & White Papers
Position Statements and White Papers help clarify issues in gifted and talented education and set NAGC's position on these issues.
2009 was the first year for the Master's and Specialist Award for Exceptional Contributions to Gifted and Talented Education. The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) presents a maximum of three awards to those who have demonstrated at least four of the following: teaching; writing; advocacy; curriculum development; community service in gifted education; juried presentations (local, state, or national); facilitating the social and emotional development of gifted and talented students; mentoring/tutoring of children and adolescents; publication of papers in juried and/or non-juried publications; participation in graduate student research colloquia; teacher in-service/parent workshop.
The NAGC national office will make every effort to contact anyone with missing materials, provided the nomination packet arrives at least two weeks before the deadline.
The recipient(s) of the award and the other applicants will be notified of the Awards Committee's decision in writing no later than August 31. The award recipient will receive a plaque that will be presented at the NAGC Annual Convention in November, a check to be mailed after the convention, and a one-year membership to NAGC.