Gifted Education

Gifted organizations and links

 

 

Gifted Organizations

  • National Association for Gifted Children: NAGC is the national organization that supports the teaching of gifted students. Get information about legislative action, conferences, and more.
  • Nebraska Association for the Gifted: This site provides information about scholarships, conferences, and other news pertinent to gifted in Nebraska.
  • World Council for Gifted and Talented Children: The World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, Inc. (WCGTC) is a worldwide non-profit organization that provides advocacy and support for gifted children.
  • Council for Exceptional Children: As the recognized leader for special education professional standards, CEC develops standards, ethics and practices and guidelines to ensure that individuals with exceptionalities have access to well-prepared special educators.
  • Davidson Institute: Located in Nevada, the Davidson Institute provides exceptional learners a school that links with the University of Nevada. The institute is a nonprofit US organization that provides free services to gifted young people. A number of yearly scholarships—The Davidson Fellowships—are offered to young people under the age of 18 in increments of $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000. Also available is a free database of resources (GT-CyberSource) for and about the gifted, their parents and the professionals who serve them.
  • Destination ImagiNation: A number of LPS elementary and middle schools participate in Destination ImagiNation, which emphasizes teamwork, creativity, and presentation skills.
  • Nebraska Destination ImagiNation (N-CAPS) is the Destination ImagiNation organization within Nebraska.
  • Hollingworth Center for Highly Gifted Children exists as a national volunteer resource and support network for highly gifted children and the communities that support them.
  • National Society for Gifted Children (NSGT) is an organization created to honor and encourage gifted and talented children and youth. It is committed to acknowledging and supporting the needs of G&T children and youth by providing recognition of their significant academic and artistic accomplishments and access to educational resources and advanced learning opportunities directly related to their interests and talent areas.
  • Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted: SENG supports parents and educators in supporting the social and emotional needs of gifted students. SENG acts as a repository for many articles on subjects that address social-emotional needs of gifted students.

Gifted web sites

  • Hoagies contains a wealth of articles on topics related to gifted and the raising of gifted students.
  • GT World is an on-line support community for gifted and talented individuals and those who support and nurture them.
  • Kid Source: These articles provide a handy reference for parents and educators of gifted students.
  • Mensa provides a potpourri of information for bright minds. The local contact is J. Hanson at janejanielou@gmail.com.
  • Uniquely Gifted focuses on students who have two exceptionalities: giftedness and learning disabilities.

Publishers of gifted materials

Research about gifted

  • University of Connecticut Neag School of Education: This has also been the home of The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented (NRC/GT) since 2006. Abstracts of many of the research findings are available.
  • University of Iowa Belin Blank Center provides a comprehensive center focused on nurturing potential and inspiring excellence through myriad programs and services.
  • The University of Virginia Curry School of Education: Current research  focuses on specialized programming for gifted students in pull-out programming, as well as more broadly developing potential giftedness and talent in students from underrepresented groups.
  • National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented (NRC/GT): Located at the University of Connecticut, the NRC/GT investigates and develops new methods of identifying and teaching gifted students. The center produces a wide variety of materials, both practical and research-based. They also provide a forum for asking questions and having researchers respond.

Gifted Education at LPS

Supervisor: Dr. Joan Jacobs
ph. 436-1822
e-mail: jjacobs@lps.org