GIFTED RESOURCE LINKS FOR PARENTS &
ACT:EXPLORE:Elementary Talent Search
The EXPLORE tests were developed for 8th-grade students to measure
educational achievement in English, mathematics, reading, and science.
Participating in this level of testing will be a challenge that will help
identify your abilities.
Center for Talent Development – Northwestern University
Resources for teachers, parents and students including information on
programs (school, distance learning, summer programs), talent
development, advocacy, gifted centers & organizations . . .
Characteristics of Intellectually Gifted Children
The Portland Public Schools TAG web site includes this information from
ERIC Digest, revised by J. R. Whitmore, The Council for Exceptional
The Davidson Institute for Talent Development
The mission of the Davidson Institute for Talent Development is to
recognize, nurture and support profoundly intelligent young people and
to provide opportunities for them to develop their talents to make a
positive difference. The Davidson Institute also maintains an extensive
online library of articles about gifted children, giftedness, and related
topics at GT-Cybersource
THINK SUMMER INSTITUTE
The Davidson Institute is seeking profoundly gifted students, ages 12
through 15, who are interested in attending the THINK Summer
Institute, a three-week residential summer program on the campus of
the University of Nevada, Reno where students can earn up to seven
The THINK Summer Institute runs the last three weeks in July. Tuition is
$1,800 and covers course credits, room and board and the cost of
planned programs and activities. Financial assistance is available based
To download an application, please visit us at:THINKSummerInstitute
The Davidson Fellows program awards $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000
scholarships annually to recognize outstanding students under the age
of 18 who have completed significant work in science, mathematics,
technology, literature, music, philosophy or outside the box. Davidson
Fellows are honored for their achievement at an awards ceremony in
Washington, D.C. To download an application, please visit us at: DavidsonFellows
DeLeon Publishing manufactures fine quality books and digital
multimedia. They specialize in materials on the visual-spatial learner,
gifted and talented children and adults, creativity, dyslexia, AD/HD, and
learning and personality styles within the broad fields of education and
psychology. They also produce works of fiction by gifted and talented
young authors and excellent children’s literature.
The Fulbright Memorial Fund is a fully-funded Japan study
visit for teachers of grades 1-12. This is a professional development
opportunity sponsored by the Japanese government. The idea is to
foster a positive understanding of the two cultures in each country. Teachers apply,and if
they are accepted, they stay for 3 weeks in Japan to develop their understanding of a wide
range of subjects.
If you would please help get the word out about this program, either in the Newsletter or on
your website or anything you can do, I think it would be great for West Virginia teachers and
students who are unfortunately always under-represented in this program. The application
numbers from West Virginia, which granted is a small state, are usually less than ten. This
doesn't make sense when these kinds of programs benefit educators in rural areas more than
in larger cities, so the goal is to see West Virginia get more applicants involved with FMF.
If you have questions or comments please don't hesitate to give Daniel Moses, Senior Program
Associate, a call at 1-888-527-2636.
Future Problem Solving
Teaching Students How to Think, Not What to Think!
Gifted Education – A Resource Guide for Teachers
Outline, with links to text, of various options in gifted education.
From B.C. Ministry of Education
Gifted Education Resource Institute
Camps for gifted, creative, and talented youth at Purdue University are taking place
July 3 through July 16! Do you know a young person in grades 5-12 who might like
to participate in this challenging, hands-on and enriching experience here at Purdue
University? Each summer for over 30 years students have engaged in intellectually
stimulating coursework while living in the Purdue Residence Halls with access to
the world-class facilities, including the libraries and state-of-the-art science and
computer labs. Experienced teachers, with outstanding content expertise guide
students by sharing their knowledge and experiences in a hands-on, minds-on
learning environment. Please feel free to forward this message to your family and
friends. For additional details about the program, visit our website and check out
Name: Stacey Folyer
Address: Gifted Education Resource Institute
100 N University Street, BRNG 5178
Purdue University West Lafayette, IN 47907-2098
Rebecca L. Mann, Ph.D.
Co-Director of the Gifted Education Resource Institute
Associate Professor of Educational Studies
Beering Hall 5114 Purdue University West Lafayette, IN 47907
The Gifted Kids Network Model
The Gifted Kids Network is a web based supplemental gifted and talented
programming model that includes accelerated or advanced content and affective
programming. Enrolled students from schools and districts throughout the United
States are able to come together in a private secure online environment to engage
in high level content with other gifted peers. Gifted Kids Network utilizes
technologies such as wikis, blogs, social bookmarking, collaborative documents,
podcasting and video or photo sharing to create a virtual gifted program that is
collaborative, connected, and social.
Gifted Resource Center
The goal of the Gifted Resource Center is to provide a customized
starting point in your search for resources appropriate for gifted
students. In addition to providing you with a list of possibilities, the
Gifted Resource Center also provides detailed information and links you
directly to each resource.
Glossary of Gifted Education
Helps to define some of the terminology you may read or hear as you
explore gifted education.
The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY)
CTY, a national program for highly gifted students in grades 2-12, supplements a
child’s regular school through assessment and talent development.
Assessment: cty’s annual talent search for 2nd -8th graders assesses math and
reading abilities. Participation yields useful test results, and a chance for a child
to be recognized for academic excellence.
Talent development: services include summer and online courses, family programs,
a magazine, and educational testing to assess giftedness or learning differences.
Financial aid is available for families with limited financial resources ($4.6 million
The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY)
5801 Smith Ave.
McAuley Hall, Ste. 400
Baltimore, MD 21209
The Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholars Program
provides individualized educational opportunities and advisement throughout high
to high-achieving students with financial need. Students must be in seventh grade to
apply. Previous Young Scholars have used the funding to participate in academic
extracurricular lessons, distance learning courses, and other educational
to help them reach their fullest potential Applications become available on the
Foundation’s Web site in January. For more information about the Young Scholars
Program, please visit www.jackkentcookefoundation.org. If you have any questions,
please contact us at 410-735-6270 or Lmccathran@jhu.edu.
Lisa McCathran Outreach Coordinator
Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholars Program
Johns Hopkins University- Center for Talented Youth
McAuley Hall, Ste. 400
5801 Smith Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21209
(410) 735-6270 phone
(410) 735-6285 fax
the Institute for Educational advancement
the Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship, the Yunasa Summer Camp for the Gifted, and
the Apprenticeship program. We also offer a FREE gifted resource center (GRC),
located on our website at www.educationaladvancement.org, that provides a
customized starting point in the search for resources appropriate for gifted
students. The GRC provides information pertaining to contests, awards,
scholarships, distance learning, programs, schools, testing and counseling, as
well as additional resources. Please feel free to visit www.
educationaladvancement.org for more information!
Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship
The Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship’s mission is to identify exceptionally gifted
middle school students who have demonstrated academic and personal excellence
and to award them with a scholarship to a high school where they can actualize
their intellectual and personal potential. The Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship is
both inspired and funded by a generous donor who is dedicated to serving the
needs of highly gifted children. The Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship pays for
four years of private or alternative high school tuition and books for fifteen
Scholars, per grade, annually. Current seventh-grade students who demonstrate
exceptional academic ability and achievement are encouraged to apply!
Age Range: Current 7th Graders
Yunasa Summer Camp for the Gifted
Yunasa is the Lakota word for “balance,” and its mission is to teach campers
techniques for integrating the intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, and
physical aspects of their lives. Yunasa is devoted to reminding bright young people
that they are more than just intellect. Our trained staff provides campers with a
physically and emotionally safe environment where they meet other gifted children
like themselves, gain confidence and comfort interacting with peers, and are
challenged to strive for their personal best while making new friends and having
fun! The peaceful lakeside setting at Camp Copneconic in Fenton, Michigan serves as
the perfect backdrop to guided imagery sessions and small group workshops led by
Yunasa’s esteemed faculty including Dr. Michael Piechowski, Dr. Patricia Gatto-
Walden, Betty Meckstroth, and renowned author Stephanie Tolan, winner of the
Newberry Award for “Surviving the Applewhites.” Campers also participate in
traditional camp activities such as hiking, canoeing, swimming and campfires!
Age Range: 10-14
Dates: July 27- August 3
Location: Fenton, MI
Scholarships Available !
The Apprenticeship Program is a three- to six-week residential summer program that
provides gifted high school students with the opportunity to work in real-world
professional environments with experienced and respected mentors in science,
design, history and the arts. Apprentices reside on a college campus and experience
a taste of residential life. Previous areas of study have included: Industrial Design,
Chemical Analysis, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics,
Environmental Science, Theatre Production, Art Gallery Curation, Molecular
Diagnosis of Ear Disease and Pediatric Medicine among many others. Please check
www.educationaladvancement.org for an updated list of sites. If you are
interested in a site that is not yet posted you are encouraged to apply ASAP with
your intended site selection listed in order to reserve a space in the program
(pending application approval.)
Age Range: 14-18
Dates: June 29-August 9
Location: Pasadena, CA
If you would like further information on any of our programs please call or email
Kristen Fredrick or visit our website listed below!
Publication on Gifted Children & the Law - NOW AVAILABLE!
The National Research Center on the Gifted & Talented recently released,
The Law on Gifted Education, by Perry A. Zirkel. This publication is Available from
the NRC for $15.00 (includes S & H on U.S. orders).
Send payment to:(checks/money orders payable to: University of CT)
Order Dept./Univ. of CT.
2131 Hillside Rd., Unit 3007
Storrs, CT 06269-3007
Office of Gifted and Talented Education
Michigan State University
We are always seeking ways to broadcast information about our opportunities
for academically able middle school and high school students. We realize that
many parents,students, and educators are looking for Gifted programming, etc.
We'd like to be accessible for those parents, students, and educators when they
are looking for answers. Our web site is www.gifted.msu.edu.
Kathee McDonald, Director
Office of Gifted and Talented Education
Michigan State University
186 Bessey Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824
Educational Consultant & Author
www.carolyncoil.com (General information)
www.piecesoflearning.com (Books & resources)
Stetson University’s HATS (High Achieving Talented Students) Program
(DeLand, Florida) and the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum (Hannibal, Missouri)
are collaborating again this year to offer the annual Mark Twain Young Authors
Workshop to be held in June in Twain’s hometown of Hannibal, MO. there is NO
COST to participating students.
West Virginia Department of Education
Vickie Monacky, Coordinator of Gifted Programs
Office of Special Education Capitol Complex Building 6, Room 304 Charleston, WV 25305
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