10/2021 Wisconsin Gifted and Talented Student Education Program grant
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction awarded grants to 12 agencies to support the education of gifted/talented students throughout the state. The purpose of the Gifted and Talented Student Education Grant is to provide gifted and talented pupils those services and activities not ordinarily provided in a regular school program, so they are able to fully develop their capabilities.
The grantees will be providing systematic and continuous learning opportunities for K-12 students with gifts and talents in one or more of the gifted domains: general intellectual, specific academic, creativity, leadership, and the visual and performing arts.
Grantees for 2021-22 include all of the following: CESA 1; CESA 4; CESA 7; CESA 10; CESA 11; CESA 12; Elmbrook Schools; GSAFE; Madison Metropolitan School District; Milwaukee Public Schools; School District of Waupaca; The Center for Advanced Academics
1/2021 Updated Targeted Screener List
An updated listing of targeted screeners for identification of gifted and/or talented students has been posted to this website. For more information, go to Identify Student Needs and use the link on that page for the Targeted Screener PDF document.
Resources for Students, Educators, Caregivers & Families
Regardless of where learning is happening--in-person, physically distanced, or virtual--the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s (DPI) vision for student learning remains unchanged. We want all learners in Wisconsin to be engaging with the skills, knowledge, and habits that will support them in graduating from high school academically prepared and socially and emotionally competent. In an effort to promote meaningful learning experiences in the gifted domains of creativity and leadership, linked are the Creativity and Leadership infographics with ideas and questions for how to promote learning in those two areas.
The Wisconsin Association for Talented & Gifted has a number of different scholarship opportunities. More information about each one can be found at WATG Scholarships
Wisconsin's Javits Project
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) was awarded a $1.1 million, three-year Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education grant from the U.S. Department of Education in 2015. The purpose of these grants is to support innovative strategies that build and enhance the ability of elementary and secondary schools to meet the needs of high-ability/high-potential students. The major emphasis of the program is on students traditionally underrepresented in gifted and talented education, particularly economically disadvantaged, limited English proficient (LEP), and students with disabilities, to help reduce the serious gap in achievement among these groups at the highest levels of achievement. Wisconsin received two no-cost extensions to this grant and the project officially ended in 2020. A more detailed summary of the project can be found at Javits Project Summary.
Gifted and Talented Teacher and Coordinator Licenses
Wisconsin offers add-on Gifted and Talented Teacher and Coordinator licenses. To receive either license, you must already hold a valid Wisconsin teaching license in another subject area. There are approved programs at UW-Whitewater - see license program , UW-Stevens Point - see license program, and Concordia University - see license program