The Plano Council of PTAs established the SAGE committee to provide an opportunity for families and teachers of students who learn differently to share resources and friendship.
What does Special Education and Gifted & Talented have in common?
Children in both areas learn differently and share a common need for a special focus in their education. These students make up approximately 25% of the student population in the Plano ISD.
The Plano ISD Council of PTAs established the SAGE committee to provide an opportunity for families and educators of students who learn differently to share resources and friendship. We do this in three vital areas:
- Education: SAGE sponsors various classes and seminars throughout the year to provide families and educators the latest information. These classes are typically free of charge.
- Communication: The objective of SAGE is to promote dynamic communication between educators, families and the community. The SAGE website at www.planopta.org/sage.htm is communication central for event calendars, updates, resource links and contact information for the local school SAGE chairpersons.
- Support: SAGE facilitates the formation of special interest groups so that families can share the information that is most relevant to their needs. Support group listings by interest and/or campus can be found on the SAGE website link atwww.planopta.org/sage.htm.
If you or someone you know has a child who participates in Special Education, the PACE (Gifted and Talented Program) program, or simply is an exceptional diverse learner, this is your chance to come together with others!