Gifted Children's Resource Guide
Links for Parents & Educators of Gifted Children & for Gifted Students
Many of the following links provided by Mensa in Georgia
Foundations and Associations
- National Association for Gifted Children (US)
- Families of Talented & Gifted Network (TAG)
- Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education (PAGE)
- North Carolina Association for Gifted & Talented
- California Association for the Gifted
- Iowa Talented and Gifted Association (ITAG)
- Texas Association for the Talented and Gifted (TAGT)
- Gifted Child Society, NJ
- Gifted Education: The Australian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented Ltd (AAEGT)
- Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
- Michigan Mathematics and Science Centers Network
- National Consortium for Secondary STEM Schools (NCSSS) (NCSSSMST)
- Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Education Program
Grants for developing programs from U.S. Department of Education
- Summer Scholars Program at Miami University, OH
- Center for Talented Youth (CTY) at Johns Hopkins University, MD
- Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY) at Stanford University, CA
- Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP) at U.C. Berkeley, CA
- The Mississippi School of Mathematics and Science (MSMS)
- Center for Excellence in Education Summer program in Science and Math, VA
- Gifted Students Specialization Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
- Center for Talent Development (CTD) Northwestern University, IL
- Governor's Program for Gifted Children, LA
- Talent Identification Program (TIP) at Duke University, NC
Other Educational Resources
- Center for Gifted Education at William and Mary, VA
- Awesome Library organizes the Web of education resources
- Sasha Thackaberry’s List: Open Educational Resources
- Indiana Department of Education High Ability website
- Puyallup Highly Capable Program, WA
- EdWeb, a general education online resource tool
- Academic Resource Center in Leon County, Tallahassee, FL
- Center for Talent Development (CTD) at Northwestern University
- The Khan Academy non-profit with mission of providing a world-class education to anyone, anywhere with thousands of videos
- Ted Ed short, entertaining videos on a huge variety of subjects. One can "Discover" videos by subject or age as well as signing up for a daily e-mail of age appropriate lesson plans.
- Coursera – Take the world’s best courses online
- Hour of Code – Online Coding Tutorials
- Open Yale Courses
- MIT Open Courseware – OCW makes the materials used in the teaching of MIT’s subjects available on the Web including material that can be used for high school teachers/students.
- Encyclopedia of Life – when completed, the EOL will provide trusted, comprehensive information for every named species on Earth.
- Affordable Colleges Online - Masters – Search for Online Public & Non-Profit
- Affordable Colleges Online - Doctorate – Search for Online Public & Non-Profit
- Data Science Degree Programs – a guide dedicated to data science education
- How to Identify Effective STEM Activities for Children – includes resources for activities and lessons that can be taught in the classroom or home (Baylor’s EdD Online in Learning and Organizational Change).
- The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids
- Best Coding Tools & Resources for Kids While Learning from Home
- GiftedNet — Centre for Gifted Children at the College of William and Mary
- American Mensa Young Mensan Magazine
- Hoagies’s List of Online Communities
Surfing the Net for Resources
- Family Education
- Northwestern University Center for Talent Development (CTD) Resources
- Investing in Gifted and Talented Children – Resources for Parents and Teachers
- Hoagies All Things Gifted – links to articles, sites and recommended reading
- Office for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education (MSTE) College of Education @ University of Illinois Online Resources – useful links to sites related to Math and Science from the University of Illinois
- Davidson Institute for Talent Development – useful links to sites related to Day Schools, Enrichment Programs, Summer Programs, etc.
- IT Glossary and Tech Tools for Kids – computer-related nomenclature, internet safety, educational apps, and other resources.
Software Aids for Parents
Publishers and Suppliers of Gifted Materials
The following links and commentary provided mostly by Steve Nord.
Need homework help or just want to learn something new? This site has a most comprehensive list of links.
- Journal for the Education of the Gifted
- Hollingworth Center for Highly Gifted Children
A volunteer, non-profit corporation providing links to other sites.
- The Rocamora School
Located in California
- The Gifted Development Center
This is Linda Silverman's organization in Denver. Read her information on visual-spatial learners and IQ testing.
- Is It A Cheetah?
Stephanie Tolan's metaphor on what it is like to be gifted. EXCELLENT!
- Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted
(SENG) A NY non-profit organization centered around the social/emotional aspects of giftedness, with a mailing list (sign up!)
James T. Webb's publisher. He was co-author (with Stephanie Tolan and Elizabeth Meckstroth) of one of the best books on giftedness: Guiding the Gifted Child (1989).
- National Association for Gifted Children
A school-centered (as opposed to student-centered or parent-centered) national organization.
- School Is Dead: Books on IQ and Human Intelligence
If you are interested in the validity of IQ tests, this is a great bibliography.
Other Education Sites
- Dyslexia, the Gift
The incidence of learning disabilities and giftedness in the same person seems to be very common. Be sure to check out this site!
- Rethinking Schools
- Middle Web
Resources for those who, like me, deal with those most diverse - middle schoolers.
- Education and Policy Analysis Archives at Arizona State University.
- National Association of School Psychologists
- Northwest Education Magazine
- Books Online: Call Numbers Starting With L (Education)
- U.S. Department of Education
Sociology, Psychology, Development, etc.
- A Sociological Social Psychology
- Social Psychology Network
The most comprehensive and user-friendly site for sociological resources on the Web.
- Tillier's Dabrowski
An understanding of Dabrowski's theories is extraordinarily valuable.
- Multiple Intelligences
A summary of the work of Howard Gardner, et al.
- International Sociological Association
- American Sociological Association
General and career-related information
- How to Help High-Achieving Students Manage Stress
- Pacific Sociological Association
- Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction
(SSSI) An international professional organization of scholars interested in the study of a wide range of social issues with an emphasis on identity, everyday practice, and language.
- Psych List of Scholarly Psychology Resources
Contains lots of psychology-related information for students and teachers of psychology.
- EEG Spectrum Articles for Professionals
Biofeedback is the most effective treatment for (what is currently diagnosed as) ADD or ADHD, but CIBA-GEIGY and C.H.A.D.D. would rather that you didn't know.
Resources for Educators
- Guide to Finding Lesson Plans
- K-12 Student Financial Literacy Lesson Plans
- University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies: K-12 Lesson Plans
- Engineering the Future: The Educator's Guide to Building and Construction
- New England Primate Conservancy: Lessons & Activities
- The Educator's Guide to Real Estate Lesson Plans
- Storytelling in the Classroom as a Teaching Strategy
- Strategies for Fostering Inclusion in the Classroom
- Encyclopedia of Life Lesson Plans
- Stem Works Activities
- Mensa for Kids’ Lesson Plans
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