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Gifted and Talented Pupils




4/2021 GT Grant Application

The application for the 2021-22 Wisconsin Gifted and Talented Grant Program is now available. The deadline for applying is May 17, 2021. This application can be found at GT Grant Application. Any PDF form should be downloaded and opened in Acrobat Reader rather than filled out in the browser. Most PDF features will not work as intended when opened in a browser.

A grant guidance document that explains the grant process, timelines, key sections, and more can be found at GT Grant Guidance. A copy of the rubric for this grant is available at GT Grant Rubric.

A slide deck that describes the grant application and processes can be found at GT Grant Presentation.

A narrated and captioned presentation of the above GT Grant Presentation can be found at Narrated Slide Deck.

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.

Scholarship/Internship/Miscellaneous Information

The Wisconsin Association for Talented & Gifted has a number of different scholarship opportunities. More information about each one can be found at WATG Scholarships

The Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth (WCATY) "offers an array of day and residential precollege academic summer programs for students finishing Grades 1-12. Our classes provide ongoing engagement and academic challenges in a broad spectrum of disciplines." More information about the programs being offered, registration procedures, and potential financial aid/scholarship opportunities can be found at WCATY

Youth Student Writing Camps for students in grades 5-12 are being offered online by the Greater Madison Writing Project. There is an early bird discount if registering up before May 1, 2021. More information can be found at Youth Student Writing Camps.

The Harvard International Relations Scholars Program will be held June 17-19, 2021. "The Harvard Undergraduate Foreign Policy Initiative will be hosting for the very first time the top international relations summer program for high school students around the world. The three-day program will comprise of discussions with Harvard professors, experienced policymakers, government officials, and regional experts. Students will have the opportunity to learn real-world policy writing skills, cross-cultural leadership, and how to address global challenges from all sectors of international relations." To learn more, go to Harvard IR Scholars Program.

The William & Mary Center for Gifted Education is offering summer enrichment opportunities in a virtual format. More information about schedules, course offerings, and more can be found at Summer Enrichment Program

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 three approved programs at this time.  One is jointly offered through UW-Stevens Point and UW-Whitewater - see license program.  The other is offered through Concordia University - see license program



For questions about this information, contact Mark Schwingle (608) 267-9273