Supporting and advocating for appropriate education for the gifted and talented of Massachusetts


 

Committed to Gifted Education for 40 Years!


     The mission of MAGE is to support and advance the understanding of gifted children and their special needs, to promote the establishment of programs, services and opportunities for gifted students, and to encourage the exchange of information pertaining to gifted individuals among educators, parents, policy-makers and students on the national, state and local level.

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NEWS!


MAGE's 2018 Annual Spring Conference:

A Celebration of What's Possible,

 A Chance to Highlight the Needs of Our Bright and Talented,

An Opportunity to Share Experiences

held at Boston University on March 24th


   

Inspiring Speakers: 

Roy Ghosh, Keynote--Dr. Joy Lawson Davis, and Christina Blake



Parents chat with exhibitors


           

One of our Nicholas Green Awardees      Creative child and his project


More About the 2018 Spring Conference


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YOU ARE NOT ALONE IN THE QUEST FOR AN APPROPRIATE EDUCATION FOR YOUR

BRIGHT CHILD!



JOIN US


Individual membership are only $25 per year!

Opportunities to Network and to 

Make a Difference for our Kids


Free and reduced registration to MAGE events:

Parent meet-ups, seminars, and activities for your kids

Opportunities to learn about educational programs

Annual Conference 

 Advocacy group

 Newsletters and national information about gifted education

Support and advice from our Liaison

Free Access to NAGC Webinars for Parents and Educators ~ 

Ideal for Professional Development (Members Only)

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Check out some of our MAGE Events

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Help Change the World for our Gifted Children ~

Become a MAGE Sponsor


Let us advertise your organization here and on our Facebook page

Let us post your events and announcements

Let us include you in our Annual Conference Program

Let us provide you exhibit space at our Annual Conference at Boston University 

 at no additional cost

Register here to be a Sponsor


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SUPPORT OUR GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES

Collected: $1,200.00
Goal: $2,000.00
60%
Funds provide: scholarships for programs to enrich the passions of gifted students, support services for bright students and families, grassroots and educational activities.


Hot off the press!

Is there a Gifted Gap?

from the Fordham Institute

Did you know that in Massachusetts 

only 5.3% of schools have gifted programs? 

The national average is 68.3%. 


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NEWS!


Thank you to all of our MAGE Advocates!


At the November 28th Board of Elementary and Secondary Education meeting in Malden, Board member Katherine Craven spoke of the priorities included in the Governor’s FY19 Budget request, which the Board would advance to Secretary Peyser.

Katherine Craven stated:

"We think that having a budget study going back to the Ways and Means Committees about resources needed to do something for Gifted and Talented students across the Commonwealth would be a good thing." 

The Board voted to advance the list of priorities, INCLUDING the gifted budget study provision! This is good news!! 

 

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  YOUR VOICE NEEDS TO BE HEARD!



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Did you know

SIG now offers Online Enrichment Programs?


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The High Flyer

A joint publication of NAGC and The Fordham Institute


We Need to keep Our Most Advanced Students Engaged. Here's How.

by Marianne Woods Murphy


Reflections on Gifted Education from the Olympics

by Sally Krisel

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MAGE is an Affiliate of the

National Association for Gifted Children


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NEW from NAGC!


Giftedness Knows No Boundaries Campaign


Join the movement to SEE, UNDERSTAND, TEACH, and CHALLENGE gifted and talented children from all backgrounds as they strive to achieve their personal best.

Check out and Share the Posters and Wonderful Videos at:
Giftednessknowsnoboundaries.org

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NAGC Webinars

for parents and educators

Ideal for Professional Development

(Members Only)


Topics include: Classroom Practice, Parenting, Social-Emotional, Under-served Populations and more.

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MAGE THANKS ITS SPONSORS:


www.academyhill.org


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https://www.buacademy.org


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www.cty.jhu.edu


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KITE Kaleidoscope Institute for Thinking


http://www.kaleidoscopekids.com

 

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https://oakmeadow.com


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http://www.metrowestschool.com


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www.sciencebuzz.com

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Summer Institute for the Gifted

https://www.giftedstudy.org






ABOUT OUR LOGO


The MAGE logo was updated in 2015 with input from the board members. The Mobius strip connotes complexity, continuity and infinity. Gifted and talented students are complex thinkers and their lives have infinite possibilities. Our goal is to provide continuity and support to all who work with these students. MAGE is embedded in Massachusetts. The bird, a sea gull, found along our coast, symbolizes our desire to give our advanced learners wings to soar.


We would like to acknowledge the excellent graphic design work of Nicholas Santangelo.

Upcoming Events

MAGE Days coming soon!

Join us on Facebook and Linkedin

Advocacy Meetings

Find out how you can make a difference!

Come to our advocacy meetings at 7:00pm on these

Wednesdays:

  • May 16
  • June 13

Location: 38 Lovett Rd., Newton 

MAGE BOARD MEETINGS

Board Meetings are Open to the Public;
From 5:45-8:00 pm. 

May 8--  
33 Sloane Drive, Framingham and on Google Docs
June  TBD 




The 2018 Symposium, One Day of Powerful Talks, is the first completely free conference exclusively for middle and high school students

Click Here for the Conference Website

 


SENG
Misdiagnosis Initiative


Medical misdiagnosis is devastatingly common among gifted children. Find out about educational materials and resources to help these students!

http://sengifted.org/programs/misdiagnosis-initiative
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SUPPORTING EMOTIONAL NEEDS OF THE GIFTED


Some facts about MAGE

The Massachusetts Association for Gifted Education (MAGE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of parents, educators, and other members. MAGE is the Massachusetts affiliate of the National Association for Gifted Children

We are:

Primarily staffed by volunteers
Governed by an elected Board of Directors with a constitution and bylaws
Celebrating 40 years in service advocating for the appropriate education of the gifted and talented of Massachusetts
Working in collaboration with state and federal politicians and policy makers
Supporting the needs of communities through free presentations
Supporting the needs of educators through professional development opportunities
Answering parent inquiries through the support of a parent liaison
Recognizing those who make a difference by presenting MAGE Public Service Awards
Promoting synergy through networking events like the Annual Spring Conference
Recognizing outstanding youth through the Nicholas Green Scholarship Award

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