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RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

Articles on Parenting Gifted Children

 

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CALIFORNIA

California Association for the Gifted, athttp://www.cagifted.org/. The number 1 source of support and information for parents and educators. Fantastic conferences, publications and training classes.

California Department of Education  FAQs about California GATE programs are athttp://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r12/gate05faqs.asp.

The State of California Recommended Reading Listprovides grade-specific lists for California students from kindergarten to 12th grade--www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sr/readinglist.asp.

Institute for Educational Advancement.www.educationaladvancement.org. This private, non-profit, nationally- renowned resource is located in South Pasadena.  The IEA runs teacher training programs.  For parents, the IEA’s online ‘Gifted Resource Center’ is free. It includes a questionnaire about your child’s learning style. Based on the answers, it suggests programs. There’s also information about scholarships, distance learning,  testing and counseling, and much more.   IEA, 625 Fair Oaks Ave, Suite 285,  S. Pasadena CA, 91030 Tel. 626-403-8900,www.educationaladvancement.org

NATIONAL RESOURCES

SENG: Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Giftedhttp://www.sengifted.org/.  Many useful articles, (all free and downloadable), athttp://www.sengifted.org/articles_social/index.shtml.

National Association for Gifted Children,http://www.nagc.org/index.aspx?id=31.

CECTAG: Council for Exceptional Children/Association for the Gifted,  http://www.cectag.org/

World Council for Gifted and Talented Children:
www.worldgifted.org

Great Potential Press http://www.giftedbooks.com/

Prufrock Press/Dandy Lion Books http://www.prufrock.com/

Cogito.org.  A community geared to academically talented youth (and their teachers and parents.)  

Study Guides and Strategies. To help all students (and their parents) manage time and stress, improve their relationship with their teachers, adjust what they do in the classroom for their different abilities, improve study habits, etc.http://www.studygs.net/.

Davidson Institute. Jan and Bob Davidson, inventors of the 'Math Blasters' program, used their fortune to create the nation's first public school for 'profoundly gifted' children, in Nevada.  They are also the authors of the book  Genius Denied.  with two linked websites,  http://www.ditd.org/, andwww.geniusdenied.com,  that offer many resources.

Hoagies Gifted Education Pagehttp://www.hoagiesgifted.org/. Vast collection of resources.  Start with their 'Gifted 101' page, and continue from there.

Hollingworth Center for Highly Gifted Children.http://www.hollingworth.org/. A Maine-based organization with many useful articles and links.

A Nation Deceived.’ This University of Iowa report has changed many minds about acceleration. The report is intended not only for parents, but as a 'how to' manual for educators. Download it athttp://nationdeceived.org/download.html.  

RESOURSES FOR TEACHERS

U.S.C.'s Rossier School of Education offers one-week Teacher Institute and Demonstration School summer sessions.   Learn more at http://www.usc.edu/dept/education.

Art Center College of Design’s Design-Based Learning Lab : This institute inspires K-12 teachers with new ways to promote higher-level thinking skills and creativity, while delivering the California Standards.http://www2.artcenter.edu/teachers/index.html.