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Gifted Resources


Lincoln Southwest Gifted Resources


LPS Gifted Page

Where to Begin?!?! For some, just getting your child Identified can be overwhelming! To learn more about how a student can become identified as gifted, simply download:
The Step-By-Step Process to Gifted Identification


LPS PSAT/SAT/ACT Test Preparation Workshops



LSW Print and Video Resources

The Southwest media center has a vast amount of resources and books for teachers and parents of Gifted students to check out – here (below) are some of those titles! Check with Media Specialists in the media center for more titles.

9th Grade Gifted meeting
September 10, 2013


 Part 1                                Part 2                                Part 3                                Part 4


Available DVDs
Feel free to view our collection of Gifted Videos Online by clicking on the Video Icons below! You will need your student’s Docushare login information. If you would like to check out the DVD you may do so by going to the LSW Media Center.

Is My Child Gifted?

Do Gifted Children Need Special Help?

Parenting Successful Children

Higher Standards, Higher Learning


Books, Publications, Articles

Baum, Susan & Owen, Steven V. – To Be Gifted & Learning Disabled Strategies for Helping Bright Students with LD, ADHD, and More

Clark, Barbara – Growing Up Gifted

Cross, Tracy L. – On the Social and Emotional Lives of gifted Children Issues and Factors in Their Psychological Development

Delisle, Jim & Galbraith, Judy – When Gifted Kids Don’t Have All the Answers How to Meet Their Social and Emotional Needs

Dockterman, David (2013). Three Ways to Foster Productive Failure

Elye, Beatrice J., Southwick, & Catherine A. – Teen Success! Jump Start Ideas to Move Your Mind

Estroff Marano, Hara (2004). A Nation of Wimps

Fay, Jim & Funk, David – Teaching with Love and Logic

Ford, Donna Y. & Harris III, J. John – Multicultural Gifted Education

Goertzel, T., Hansen & Ariel M.W. – Cradles of Eminence

Kerr, Barbara A. & Cohn, Sanford J. – Smart Boys Talent, Manhood, and the Search for Meaning

Kerr, Barbara A. – Smart Girls A New Psychology of Girls, Women and Giftedness

Klein, Ann G. – A Forgotten Voice A Biography of Leta Stetter Hollingworth

Kreger Silverman, Linda – Upside Down Brilliance the Visual Spatial Learner

Levine, Mel – A Mind at a Time

Matthews, Dona J. & Foster, Joanne F. – Being Smart About Gifted Children A Guidebook for Parents & Educators

McCabe, Marla – Homestyle Creativity Book 1 & 2

McCabe, Marla – Opening the Corners to Creativity and Self Expression

McCabe, Marla – The Creative Spiral

Neihart, M., Reis, Sally M., Robinson, Nancy M., & Moon, Sidney M. – The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children What Do We Know?

Rimm, Sylvia – Why Bright Kids Get Poor Grades

Robinson, A., Shore, Bruce M., & Enersen, Donna L. – Best Practices in Gifted Education An Evidence-Based Guide

Rogers, Karen B. – Re-Forming Gifted Education How Parents & Teachers Can Match the Program to the Child

Siegle, Del & McCoach, D. – Motivating Gifted Students

Strip, Carol A. – Helping Gifted Children Soar A Practical guide For Parents and Teachers

Tishman, Shari & Andrade, Albert G. – Critical Squares Games of Critical Thinking and Understanding

Tomlinson, Carol Ann – How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed Ability Classrooms

Tomlinson, Carol Ann – The Differentiated Classroom

Webb, James T., Meckstroth, Elizabeth A., Tolan, Stephanie S. – Guiding the Gifted Child

Webb, James T., Amend, Edward R., Webb, Nadia E., Goerss, J., Beljan, P., & Olenchak, F. Richard – Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnosis of Gifted Children and Adults ADHD, bipolar, OCD, Aspergers, Depression, and Other Disorders

Weinfeld, Rich, Barnes-Robinson, Linda, Jeweler, Sue, & Roffman Shevitz, Betty – Smart Kids with Learning Difficulties Overcoming Obstacles and Realizing Potential

Winebrenner, Susan – Teaching Gifted Kids in the Regular Classroom

Zemelman, Steven, Daniels, Harvey, & Hyde, Arthur – Best Practice New Standards for Teaching and Learning in American Schools


Online Resources

Gifted Education Press
We’re all on a mission to advance the well-being of gifted education, and we all share a vision of excellence in this field. At this time in our nation’s history, it is important to maintain our leadership in education, science and the humanities… We have been publishing GEPQ for 23 years with the goal of including all viewpoints on educating the gifted.

To read and print previous issues of Gifted Education Press Quarterly, please do the following:
1. Go to our Web Site at
2. The Home Page will show our name and address, etc., a tree, and several choice buttons.
3. Go to the next to last cell in the first column (below the Google search icon) —
“Click Here to Enter Your Special Access Codes” — and Click it.
4. Type in the following User Name in small letters — gepq
5. Type in the following Password in small letters — gep621
6. Click OK

Mensa, the high IQ society, provides a forum for intellectual exchange among its members. There are members in more than 100 countries around the world. Activities include the exchange of ideas through lectures, discussions, journals, special-interest groups, and local, regional, national and international gatherings; the investigations of members’ opinions and attitudes; and assistance to researchers, inside and outside Mensa, in projects dealing with intelligence or Mensa.

MENSA For Kids
The Mensa Foundation recognizes and encourages education, gifted youth and lifelong learning through programs like the Mensa for Kids Web site and other activities. You can find free access to games, articles, and helpful resources on this website.

American MENSA (gifted youth admission)
Your daughter or son may quickly qualify for Mensa membership in one of two ways: by taking the Mensa Admission Test or by submitting evidence of prior testing.American Mensa offers a test battery to all prospective members age 14 and above. Mensa accepts more than 200 tests for admission…

National Society for the Gifted and Talented
A membership organization designed specifically for exceptional students in grades K-12. Their goal is to recognize those that qualify as among the most highly able in the nation and to provide them with the information and opportunities to cultivate and achieve a higher level of learning from K-college. NSGT also offers support to parents and teachers of gifted students with articles related to gifted education today.

Nebraska Association For Gifted (NAG)
The Nebraska Association for the Gifted (NAG) began in 1956 as a group of concerned parents, teachers, and administrators known as The Governor’s Committee for the Academically Talented. Formed as an association in 1957, the group has continually strived to increase awareness of parents, teachers, teacher-trainers, and the general public to provide appropriate developmental experiences for students of high ability.

Does your child need more of a challenge? The University of Nebraska’s Independent Study High School may be the answer. This program works well with high ability students who wish to accelerate their path through high school or independent college courses. Check with your child’s counselor and then call 472-1131 or go to their website for more information.