Goals of the Gifted and Talented Department:
1. Assist member districts to meet Arkansas State Standards for Gifted and Talented Education and Advanced Placement.
2. Serve as a liason with the Arkansas Department of Education, Office of Gifted and Talented/Advanced Placement, parent and professional organizations, and other public and private agencies.
3. Promote gifted education through public awareness and advocacy.
2020 DMESC Elem Quiz Bowl Tournament
|Runner Up: Acorn Elementary||Champion: JoAnn Walters Elementary, Dierks|
2020 DMESC/SWAEC Dual Co-op Quiz Bowl Tournament
Winner: Dierks Junior High Runner Up: Ashdown Junior High
Winner: DeQueen High Runner Up: Ashdown High
2020 DMESC Chess Tournaments
|Champion: Ronnie Lane, Mt. Ida||Champion: Cole Sallade, Ashdown|
|Runner Up: Krissyn Icenhower, Dierks||Runner Up: Jaxon Walker, Caddo Hills|
Don't forget to renew your AGATE membership:
Links to GT Documents:
*https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/my-drive (Ten Things Arkansas Teachers Need To Know About GT Students)
*https://docs.google.com/document/d/118ZhzB_5Q5cCqT9OKppvwPNgnB71jM9ndhVW3ZpdP5Y/edit (Sample GT Policies)
*https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1J12hoNya_pdKt2JvPiDNjARbbyw_1txj9z6J81cAFIA/edit#slide=id.p (2017 AAGEA Fall Conference New Coordinators Workshop PPT)
ADE GT Program Standards:
AGATE Student Showcase Registration Form:
Professional Development Opportunity:
Arkansas Department of Education definition of giftedness:
"Gifted and talented children and youth are those of high potential or ability whose learning characteristics and educational needs require qualitatively differentiated educational experiences and/or services.
Possession of these talents and gifts, or the potential for their development, will be evidenced through an interaction of above average intellectual ability, task commitment and/or motivation and creative ability."
The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. – Albert Einstein