The Carrollton-Farmers Branch Association for the Gifted and Talented is an independent, voluntary organization of parents, educators and friends of the gifted. Our organization was established in 1978 and continues today providing resources for parents and advocating for students.
The mission of the C-FB AGT is to advocate for the needs of the gifted and to ensure that all gifted and talented students in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District receive appropriate educational opportunities.
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Event: AGT Summer Virtual Events (every Sunday at 2 p.m.)
Host: Kim Ly
Guest Speaker: Adelyne Chan
Sunday, Aug. 9, 2 p.m.
Zoom Meeting Link: https://stanford.zoom.us/j/3252368474
Please message us your questions in advance.
We will also take questions during the meetup.
We have scheduled a virtual meetup with Adelyne Chan, a cancer researcher from Cambridge, to speak to students. Her work focuses on cellular senescence which refers to damaged cells which can then go on to cause cancer, or contribute to features commonly associated with ageing. To prepare your students for our session, I would recommend that they watch this very short video introducing this concept: The Science of Aging.
Please promote the event to your middle and high school students (It maybe a bit too advanced for elementary-age students but they're welcome, too). It is a great opportunity for them to meet a scientist from another country with a colorful background tell her personal story and share her career advice. Prior to attending the meetup, she wanted to share some videos created by her colleague. It describes more specifically what they do in their lab: Why We Study Senescence.
Talk/Q&A with Kathryn Schaeffer
Friday, July 31, 2020
9AM (during "Coffee with Kim" via Zoom)
AGT Virtual Summer Events is proud to host Dr. Kathryn Schaeffer, Executive Director of CFB Advanced Academic Services and World Languages.
Dr. Schaeffer will be joining us to talk about changes for the new school year, answer questions, and share information with parents.
Don't miss this opportunity to hear Dr. Schaeffer address concerns for CFB learning in Fall 2020.
Mark your calendar for Friday, July 31 at 9AM for "Coffee with Kim" to join Kathryn Schaeffer's talk.
Email Kim Ly at with any questions you would like Dr. Schaeffer to address.
Join the call on July 31!
AGT Virtual Events Summer 2020
For the 10 weeks during the summer, we will have virtual meetups for all AGT parents (Fridays 9 am) and students (Sundays 2pm). We have also included two Parents’ Night Out virtual events. All are 1 hour in length except for Netflix Party events. See the calendar for a schedule of events.
AGT Membership 2020/21
Join FREE by October 31, 2020
As a way of saying thanks to our GT parents and students, AGT wants to offer a one-year free AGT membership for ALL new and existing members.
This offer ends October 31 – please act now. GT families interested in taking advantage of this offer can register as new members on the Join Now! page of our website.
Please be sure to submit membership details by October 31st.
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GT in the time of COVID-19
How do GT students react or cope during a time of crisis? What resources exist for parents to meet GT needs during this time, after basic survival and safety needs are met? Includes the following resources:
Texas COVID information
Opportunities to help others
Online learning for acceleration and flexible pacing
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CFBISD Summer Exploration
These programs are built with GT in mind and compare to the SAGE/Exploration summer learning camps, a welcome learning opportunity for parents & their kids!
These virtual classes are FREE, ongoing throughout the summer and NO registration is needed!
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Finding Their Element: Nurturing Gifted Kids' Passions
Click HERE for video recording