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05/2022 Wisconsin Gifted and Talented Student Education Program grant

The application deadline has now passed and all applications for the 2022-23 Wisconsin Gifted and Talented Grant Program have been submitted. More information will be shared after the review process is complete. The information below is for reference only.

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 grant rubric is available at GT Rubric - Reference Only.

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

A narrated (and captioned) presentation using the GT Grant slide deck is now available - see the video.

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

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



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