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Application Deadline: April 26, 2021
Program Fee: $999 Members ($1199 Nonmembers)

The TAGT Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is designed to provide new (3 years or less beginning September 2021) district G/T coordinators with the knowledge and skills needed to work effectively with school staff, parents, students, and the community to positively impact the development of appropriate educational services for G/T students in the district.

In addition to monthly online training/meetings during the school year,
program participants will come together at the TAGT giftED21 Conference, the 2022 Leadership Conference, and the 2022 Gifted+Equity Conference, or equivalent virtual conferences; identify a personal goal and action plan for the school year; and be partnered with a mentor. The ELP curriculum will be tailored to meet participants' specific needs, allowing for a personalized program that will hone leadership skills, expand knowledge and create growth opportunities. Sessions topics will focus on how to implement, build and nurture a G/T program, unite G/T goals with district goals, and resources covering the areas included in the state plan (student assessment, service design, curriculum and instruction, professional development, and family/community involvement).

Ideal candidates for the Emerging Leaders Program include individuals who are responsible for district-wide G/T program leadership and in their first 3 years of service in this position. District staff responsible for supervising the candidate must approve the candidate’s participation. Candidates will commit to participate in all program activities, identify a personal goal and action plan, partner with a mentor, and participate in a program evaluation. The 2021-2022 ELP class will be made up of no more than 15 individuals, chosen through an application process.

How to Apply

Application Requirements

Program Fee
The 2021-2022 fee is $999 for members ($1,199 for non-members) and includes All-Access Pass registration for giftED21 Annual Conference (3-day registration), registration for 2022 Leadership Conference and 2022 Gifted+Equity Conference, online and in-person training, mentorship, resources from J. Taylor Education, and TAGT On Demand course(s) for sessions included in program participation. The fee does not cover travel expenses to conferences. To receive the member discount, TAGT membership should stay valid through the June 2022 Gifted + Equity Conference. ELP membership does not include TAGT membership. ELP members will have the opportunity to renew membership once expired, or they must pay the remainder of non-member registration fees for conferences. ELP participants may not be eligible to participate in the program until membership has been renewed or non-member fees are paid.‚Äč

Application Timeline
  • March 1, 2021: Application Opens
  • April 26, 2021: Application Closes
  • May 10, 2021: Applicants Notified
  • July 15, 2021: Payment Due
Interested in being a mentor? Please see the Mentor page for application and information or apply here.