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 Program Evaluation Information
- Puyallup Highly Capable Program, WA
- EdWeb, a general education online resource tool
- Academic Resource Center in Leon County, Tallahassee, FL
- 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
- 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
- Prufrock Press — A publisher of Gifted Ed. Materials
- Educational Toys — Seller of 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 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.
- Arizona State University 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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