Calendar of Events
The Gifted Advocacy Council of Hillsborough (GACH, Inc.) is a nonprofit organization, founded in 2007 to support the education of gifted children and to provide a forum for sharing information about best practices in gifted education. Membership in GACH, Inc. is open to anyone interested in learning about and supporting gifted education in Hillsborough County and in the State of Florida. To access the membership form, click on the membership button at the top of the page.
Please register for all meetings at least one week prior to the event. RSVP to programs@GACHFlorida.org including the event name, your name, phone and number in your party.
2008-09 Membership Year
August 25, 2008 Board Meeting 7:00pm at Panera Bread
September 20, 2008 10 am-12 noon General Meeting Independent Day School RSVP Deadline is 09/13 Dr. Elizabeth Shaunessy, Ph.D., (USF College of Education): Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) Board meeting following speaker for all interested in membership and committee work.
October 29 - November 2, 2008: NAGC 55th Annual Convention and Exhibition Tampa, Florida
Announcing the Opening Keynote Speaker, Author of-- A Whole New Mind Daniel H. Pink, Opening Keynote Contrary to the “skill and drill” emphasis in America’s public schools, the future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind: designers, inventors, teachers and storytellers. Attend to find out exactly what this means for America’s classrooms and campuses – and how we teach in the future.
In addition, the meeting features 260+ sessions in 15 strands! Registration opens March 28th.
Parent's Day, Saturday, November 1, 2008
Interested in volunteering at the conference? - contact Stephanie Georgiades president@GACHFlorida.org
November Board Meeting TBA
January Board Meeting TBA
February 21, 2009: 10am-12pm [Location TBA] General Meeting RSVP Deadline is 2/14 Parent Appreciation Month "Parenting Successful Gifted Students" Panel Presentation Board meeting following speaker for all interested in membership and committee work.
May 16, 2009: 10am-12pm [Location TBA] Annual Meeting Teacher of the Gifted Appreciation Month RSVP Deadline is 5/09 "Meeting the Needs of Gifted Learners in the Classroom" TOG Panel Presentation Board meeting following speaker for all interested in membership and committee work.
July 13-19, 2009: is National Parenting Gifted Children Week according to SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted), a national nonprofit organization and the official sponsor of this week. National Parenting Gifted Children Week, now placed in the National Special Events Registry, is intended to celebrate the joys and challenges of raising, guiding, and supporting bright young minds.
Inaugural (2007-08) Membership Year in Review
September 29, 2007: Gifted Conference at PineView School in Sarasota
October 12-13, 2007: FLAG (Florida Association for the Gifted) Annual Conference Our GACH, Inc. Scobee Scholarship Auction Basket raised $260
January 12, 2008: 10am-12pm General Meeting MEMBERS ONLY EVENT
March 8: 10am-12pm Summer Enrichment Opportunities
May 19, 2008: 7pm Annual Meeting and Elections
June 21, 2008: CANCELLED Parent Advocacy Training Hosted by USF Gifted Education Program
June 23, 2008: Old/New Board Meeting and planning for 2008-09 Membership Year. 7:00pm at Panera Bread
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