Central Rivers AEA Talented and Gifted team is committed to being advocates and providing educational and networking opportunities for those who serve our almost 3,000 Talented and Gifted Students.

All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talent.” – John F. Kennedy Civil Rights Address

Iowa Code and Gifted Education


Have questions? Want to know more? Get in touch with us!

Name/Contact Title
Mandie Sanderman Consultant for Science and TAG
Chelsie Byram Consultant for Science and TAG

MTSS Advanced Learners Guide

In April 2018, the Advanced Learner Multi-Tiered System of Support Guide was created to assist classroom teachers, ensuring all students are appropriately challenged.  This tool was written to be content-neutral and can be used across all disciplines.

Local TAG Network

The Central Rivers AEA Talented and Gifted Network is designed to assist and support educators who provide quality services to gifted children. The network consists of professional learning opportunities and collaboration. Agendas are driven by those in attendance and it is a great opportunity to problem-solve and share resources.  Each network runs from 9:00am- 3:00pm and if you would like to attend, please complete this registration form so we can plan for the day.

Dates and Locations

Clear Lake
September 24, 2021
December 10, 2021
April 8, 2022

Cedar Falls
September 17, 2021
January 14, 2022
April 1, 2022


TAG Network Agendas**Anyone can view/edit these agendas

Clear Lake 2020-2021 TAG Network Agenda

Cedar Falls 2020-2021 TAG Network Agenda


Archived Agendas

Clear Lake / Cedar Falls TAG Network Agenda 20-21

Clear Lake 2019-2020 TAG Network Agenda

Cedar Falls 2019-2020 TAG Network Agenda

Clear Lake 2018-2019 TAG Network Agenda

Cedar Falls 2018-2019 TAG Network Agenda

Cedar Falls 2017 / Clear Lake 2017


Statewide TAG Network

Zoom networking sessions will be facilitated by AEA G/T Consultants and are being held to provide networking opportunities for G/T educators and coordinators across the state. Sessions will focus on the needs and interests of the participants in attendance.  While we will have a topic/theme for each session, we also want to be flexible to meet participant needs or respond to timely questions and issues.  These networking opportunities will allow you to discuss issues, topics, and pose questions to other Gifted/Talented educators across the state.

Sessions will not be recorded in order to keep the network a safe and welcoming space to share information, concerns, and engage in honest dialogue.  Depending on the size of the group, we will utilize breakout rooms based on school size, program grade level, etc.

Meeting Dates and Topics: 

Date/Time Topic Registration Link Hosted by: Session notes 

September 13th, 2021


Determined by participants.  Suggestions:

Identification, CASA plans

Register for September 13th, 2021 Central Rivers AEA Running notes
Tuesday, November 16th, 2021 8:30-noon TBD by participants Register for Tuesday, November 16th, 2021 Running notes

January 28th, 2022


Pooling our resources Register for Friday,  January 28th, 2022 Running notes

March 24th, 2022


TBD by participants Register for Thursday,  March 24th, 2022 Running notes

May 4th


Celebration and Futures Register for Wednesday, May 4th, 2022    Running notes

We are gathering possible session topics through input provided on this google form. Please share your thoughts on possible topics that you would like to discuss. *Topics are subject to change based on participants’ surveys and suggestions.