The Barrington Council for the Gifted and Talented (BCGT) is a
non-profit organization of parents and educators
whose common purpose is to support gifted education in School District 220. On this website you will find information
about BCGT, the events we sponsor, newsletters, contact and membership information and links to other
interesting resources. We hope you join us!
We are looking for some enthusiastic parent volunteers to join our board for next year.
This is a great opportunity to get involved with your children's education and advocate for extended services in our district. If you are interested in a board position or just helping with a specific event, we encourage you to email us at email@example.com. BCGT is an entirely parent volunteer run organization and without your help and participation, we cannot continue to provide the programs, advocacy or networking opportunities for our membership.
- April 29,30: A Taste of SENG Parent Model Groups
The Chicago Gifted Community Center presents the first Chicago-based SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted) Model Parent Group Facilitator Training session. Participants can expect to meet and discuss aspects of raising gifted children, such as maintaining motivation and enthusiasm, stress, idealism etc. For more information and to register, please click here.
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- Our latest newsletter can be viewed here. You can also go to the Newsletter page to view previous issues of our newsletter.
BCGT has again awarded over $1500 in classroom grants in the 2012-2013 school year!
We are very proud to honor these grants to our extended teachers and classrooms and would like to thank our members for their contributions which made this possible. Please click on the link above to view a summary of the grants that were honored this year.
Links to Summer Program options are available here.
BCGT is not endorsing or reviewing these programs. It is just a resource for you to explore.
- Information from the BCGT Best Practices presentation is available below.
Self-Contained teacher Georgia Nelson's presentation about Dystopic Fiction and recommended books.
Enrichment Instructional Specialist Lori Ford's presentation about Brain Dance and Brain Dance steps.