Working together makes all of us stronger
Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth (WCATY), a University of Wisconsin–Madison outreach program in the Division of Continuing Studies, is an inclusive community of academically talented youth – supported by educators, UW researchers, and advocates who recognize and cultivate students’ potential. As an expression of the Wisconsin Idea, WCATY extends support to school districts, learning communities, and families throughout the state and beyond.
“The Center for Talent Development (CTD) at Northwestern University is dedicated to helping gifted and talented students, age 4 through grade 12, reach full potential. We provide research-based assessment, advanced academic programs, and resources to enhance gifted education and guide students in developing their talents” -CTD
For over fifty years the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin – Madison’s School of Education has assisted in the development of grant-funded education research. WCER has been monumental in cultivating education policy and practice world-wide.
Greater Dane County Advanced Learner Network (GDCALN) is a non-profit organization serving 35-40 schools in the Greater Dane County area. The organization holds five annual meetings, affording the opportunity for educators to collaborate, review, and plan for each school year—working in cooperation with other organizations such as The Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted (WATG), Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth (WCATY), and the UW Office of Education at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
The Southern Lakes Advanced Learners Network offers student programming, staff development, and professional networking to meet the needs of gifted kids in southeastern Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted (WATG) is a non-profit organization of parents, students, educators, business and industry personnel, and other interested persons dedicated to fostering a climate in the home, school, and community that allows each individual to reach their own unique potential. WATG’s mission is to provide assistance in meeting the varied needs of gifted and talented individuals and their advocates.
University of Wisconsin–La Crosse Continuing Education and Extension offers Youth Programs including ACT Prep courses, Spanish Hour, Environmental Explorers, Boys’ Exploration Camp, Girls in Science, Young Scholars, and more. Visit their website to see all of their schedules and course offerings.
The University of Wisconsin–Whitewater College of Education and Professional Studies offers workshops and training sessions periodically for undergraduate and graduate credit. Licensure cohorts can be arranged in school districts. UW–Whitewater maintains the Wisconsin Gifted e-mail listserv.
Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) is dedicated to fostering environments where gifted adults and children, in all their diversity, understand and accept themselves and are in turn understood, valued, nurtured, and supported by their families, schools, workplaces, and communities. The SENG Model Parent Group of Madison is a group of parents, concerned with the welfare of gifted children, who work with facilitators to create a parent community through discussion.