All Things Gifted and Talented is a website loaded with articles for gifted and talented students and their parents. There is much tech talk too.
The Belin-Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development is a comprehensive center focused on nurturing potential and inspiring excellence. They provide a variety of programs and services, and they provide professional development courses and workshops. They also have the Iowa Online Advanced Placement Academy. For students there are special programs throughout the year including summers. They emphasize academic acceleration and have the Acceleration Institute.
Crushing Tall Poppies Celi Trépanier passionately advocates for gifted children and has a new book about advocating for gifted children (out in 2015). Her blog provides insightful advice from a homeschooling mom and public school teacher. Celi also provides many resources that parents may want to check out.
Duke TIP is a program through Duke University to support academically gifted students. The website provides information, research and resources.
Gifted Challenges is written by blogger and clinical psychologist Dr. Gail Post, who is an advocate, consultant and parent in the area of giftedness. I think her website is written candidly and is helpful for young people facing the difficulties of giftedness.
Gifted Development Center provides “assessment, advocacy, counceling, books, articles, Advanced Development Journal, and a Speakers Bureau.” Linda Kreger Silverman, Ph.D. and other gifted specialists appear to have much to offer parents and teachers with this site.
Gina Kennedy-Brown, Talented and Gifted Specialist: Callison Elementary “Living Life Large in TAG” is a lovely website addressing the needs of students who are gifted. Gina provides helpful advice about getting a child referred and navigating the world of gifted education. The links are of added importance. Gina is a teacher making gifted education work for her students!
Hoagies Gifted is an “all things gifted” resource website for parents and teachers that helps parents understand what “gifted” means and how to test for giftedness. It also includes ways to connect with other parents of gifted students and find programs and services outside of schools that serve gifted students. Society underestimates the difficulties facing gifted students and Hoagies Gifted provides parents and teachers with support.
Methods and Materials for Gifted Education includes videos about teaching gifted students. There are a few here I disagree with, but there are enough that might be helpful in the classroom.
National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) unites parents, teachers, educators, other professionals, and community leaders to assist gifted and talented children and youth. The organization recognizes an estimated 3,000,000 gifted children in America’s schools who are often overlooked. Among other online resources, the organization’s electronic handbook on parent advocacy guides parents in getting organized to push education leaders for more services and programs. Its “Gifted by State” chart lists gifted education contacts in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. A CD-ROM called the Mile Marker Series, a compilation of resources on gifted education for parents, is also available for purchase.
The NEAG Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development is a website for the center, located at the University of Connecticut, includes links to research and news articles on gifted education, in addition to a resource page for parents with a myriad of websites and organization recommendations. Several studies include the research team of Dr. Joseph S. Renzulli, Dr. Sally M. Reis, Dr. Del Siegle, Dr. E. Jean Gubbins, Dr. Catherine Little, and Dr. D. Betsy McCoach. They ask the following questions:
- Who are the gifted and talented students?
- How do you screen and identify potentially gifted and talented students?
- What are examples of defensible programs and services?
- How can gifted education programs and practices enrich students’ learning opportunities?
- What are the most effective approaches to reading and mathematics instruction for gifted and potentially gifted youngsters?
- How can parents and educators effectively collaborate in support of gifted students?
Rochester SAGE Supporting Advanced & Gifted Education involves “parents, students, & teachers, promoting accelerated learning in Michigan’s Rochester Community Schools.” Joshua Raymond is a frequent poster concerning gifted students on my blog. He has many insightful ideas about this population, and I think this group has valuable information to share for anyone concerned about gifted education in their school district.
Stephanie S. Tolan has woven her advocacy for gifted children into her books for children. Her website provides information about her books and also a list of books about gifted education. There is much information here, including her article “Is It a Cheetah,” which was published in the Highly Gifted Child newsletter.
Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) was formed in 1981 and includes a website which provides a wealth of gifted education recommendations and resources for parents that include names of speakers and workshop leaders, books and research articles, contact information for active parent groups, a list of mental health professionals that work with gifted students, and how to get a child tested for gifted. SENG provides parents with support, information, resources and a forum to discuss the issues parents run into raising and educating gifted children and adults.
World Council for Gifted & Talented Children is an international organization dedicated to addressing better understanding of gifted and talented children worldwide. The organization sets out to:
- Facilitate worldwide communication of information, ideas and experiences.
- Creating a worldwide atmosphere of acceptance and recognition of gifted and talented children.
- Support and disseminate research into giftedness, talents, creativity and education of teachers and students.
- Create opportunities for worldwide exchange of ideas, experiences, and teacher training.
- Support and enhancing national groups in recognizing and providing for the gifted and talented children in their countries.
- Support international programs and activities for children.
- Support and enhancing parent and family education regarding the development of the potential of all children.
A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America’s Brightest Students Vol. I by Nicholas Colangelo, Susan G. Assouline, and Miraca U. M. Gross
A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America’s Brightest Students Vol. II Edited by Nicholas Colangelo, Susan G. Assouline, and Miraca U. M. Gross
“National Excellence: A Case for Developing America’s Talent” by Pat O’Connell Ross and Others. 1993
Bringing Out the Best: A Guide For Parents of Young Gifted Children by Jacqulyn Saunders with Pamela Espeland
College Planning for Gifted Students: Choosing and Getting into the Right College by Sandra Berger
The Creative Spirit by Daniel Goleman, Paul Kaufman, and Michael Ray
Educating Your Gifted Child: How One Public School Teacher Embraced Homeschooling (Perspectives in Gifted Homeschooling) (Volume 6) by Celi Trépanier
Genius Denied by Jan & Bob Davidson
Get Off My Brain: A Survival Guide for Lazy Students by Randall McCutcheon
The Gifted Kids’ Survival Guide: A Teen Handbook by Judy Galbraith, MA. and Jim Delisle, Ph.D.
Re-Forming Gifted Education: How Parents and Teachers Can Match the Program the Child by Karen B. Rogers