"A number of people are involved in making this one of the most, informative sites on the topic of gifted children. Currently, pages for the testing and admission of children up to the age of 18 are available for review. Parent and teacher resources are also listed. As a dynamic part of the American Mensa Web site, new additions and updates to the information listed below will be scheduled regularly. American Mensa is here to serve as a source of information for parents, educators, and gifted children."
Test Reviews Online includes descriptive information on more than 3,500 commercially available tests, and more than 2,800 of them have reviews available for purchase.
"The Center for Gifted Education, under the direction of Professor Joyce VanTassel-Baska, has been in operation at the College of William and Mary since 1987. It has enjoyed a rich history of involvement with state and national audiences of gifted children, their parents and their schools. It represents a national model for a synergistic response to the need for better collaboration between schools of education and K-12 education. At the same time the Center remains grounded in the core endeavors of teaching, research, and scholarship. The Center for Gifted Education is a learning community that values and fosters the talent development process of individuals over the life span. It responds to their intellectual and socio-emotional needs in order to foster the development of the whole person. The Center nurtures exceptional ability in academic, moral and ethical, and aesthetic domains through interdisciplinary inquiry and excellence of education." (from the website).
Class Central is an aggregator of hundreds of free online classes from 397+ universities, all listed and linked. There are 42 providers, such as Coursera, edX, Stanford OpenEdx, and others, including those from literally around the world, from Tokyo to France. Listings are continually updated, too. (Courses also can be taken for official university credit, and these generally are fee-based.)
It is important to ponder what college means to you. College Grazing is a resource to help you plan for college successfully. College Grazing is designed to help you with the following: • It will help you sort through your feelings and attitudes about college. • It will help you identify important strengths and habits as a learner. • It will help you to pinpoint features and opportunities that you want in your college. • It will help you isolate school characteristics that appeal to you.
The Columbus Area Boardgaming Society (CABS) is a club of like minded people that enjoy the play of boardgames. Each of our meetings are attended by about 100 gamers. The boardgames we play are more than the usual American type roll dice and move (Monopoly) or the knowledge based type games (Trivial Pursuit). The games we play are strategy based and require thought and attention and are commonly know as Eurogames as they are generally manufactured overseas. We also play military simulations. We are free for your first visit and after that it is $3 per person per visit for those 18 or over, Free for under 18. Those under 13 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Memberships are $45 a year for families. The club is 65% adult male, 25% adult female and 10% children. Visit our website at www.buckeyeboardgamer.org
The mission of the Davidson Institute for Talent Development is to recognize, nurture, and support profoundly gifted young people and to provide opportunities for them to develop their talents in positive ways to create value for themselves and others. Young people selected as Davidson Fellows will receive a $50,000 scholarship to further the development of their talent through attendance at an accredited institution of learning. Finalists who receive the Honorable Mention designation will receive a $10,000 scholarship. Davidson Fellows are encouraged to make a moral commitment to support others and develop their talents. Davidson Fellows will have an opportunity to serve as role models and mentors to other profoundly gifted young people.
"The ERIC database is the world's largest source of education information. The database contains more than 1 million abstracts of education-related documents and journal articles. You can access the ERIC database on the Internet or through commercial vendors and public networks. ERIC updates the database monthly (quarterly on CD-ROM), ensuring that the information you receive is timely and accurate." You will need to input gifted into the search engine to pull up gifted articles.
"an acronym which stands for "For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology". We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to generate an interest in science and engineering among today's youth. Currently, our primary means of accomplishing this goal is through our annual robot competitions, which began in 1992. We are also in the process of opening a science and technology facility in downtown Manchester, NH." (from the website).
"Hosted and maintained by the Davidson Institute for Talent Development. The Davidson Institute for Talent Development is a 501(c)3 nonprofit operating foundation founded in 1999 by educational software entrepreneurs, Bob and Jan Davidson. The mission of the Davidson Institute 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."
"Since 1979, The Gifted Development Center (GDC) has served as a resource center for developmentally advanced children and their parents and for gifted individuals of all ages. We provide in-depth assessment, counseling, consulting services and innovative materials..." (from the website).
GT World is an online support community for parents of Gifted and Talented children...we strive to provide a warm, comfortable, yet challenging environment in which to explore intellectual giftedness and the issues which surround it. These include parenting and advocating for our children, teaching them how to advocate for themselves, the experience of growing up gifted, obtaining an appropriate education, helping gifted kids with learning disabilities, and the wide range of other issues which tend to be flavored strongly by the our children's "difference". To this end, we provide a number of ways for community members to get together.
A comprehensive resource guide for education of gifted children. It's full of great information, with links to the most complete, easiest to use, resources on nearly every aspect of gifted education available on the Internet, plus lots of annotations and first hand information provided by parents facing the same challenges that you are facing..." (from the website).
"An independent teaching and educational research institute based in Plantation, Florida, USA. In addition to full-time curriculum development and publishing divisions, IMACS operates teaching facilities for precocious elementary and secondary school students. IMACS classes are available in locations throughout South Florida, and in Wilton, Connecticut and Raleigh, North Carolina. IMACS reaches talented secondary school students around the world through its online division, eIMACS. The IMACS Curriculum Development Group (CDG) is based at the Institute's headquarters in Plantation, Florida, and consists of mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers, technical editors, graphics designers, and programmers. CDG teams develop IMACS curricula for use in IMACS classrooms (for example, the Mathematics and Computer Enrichment curricula), for publication in print (The Schemer's Guide series of college-level computer science textbooks, and the Elements of Mathematics series of secondary school mathematics textbooks) and online (including the eIMACS Logic for Mathematics and Elements of Mathematics curriculums)."
"is a comprehensive, university-based initiative that promotes the academic ability of children and youth throughout the world. Formally established at The Johns Hopkins University in 1979, it is a leading force in educational reform and improvement in the United States and abroad. Constant in the Institute's growth has been its dedication to identifying young people's academic talents in the liberal arts and offering them challenging in-school or out-of-school educational programs in mathematics, the sciences and the humanities specially suited to their emerging abilities."
Khan Academy is not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.
"Dr. Sylvia Rimm has gained a national following by her practical and commonsense advice. She directs Family Achievement Clinic at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, and is a clinical professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Families come from all over the United States for help. Dr. Rimm speaks and publishes nationally on family and school approaches to guiding children toward achievement." (from the website).
The mission of the Gifted and Talented Education office is to provide educational experiences that allow gifted students to develop intellectually, to cultivate social relationships, and to expand their understanding of the world.
"an Internet subject directory, consists of Web resources that specifically concentrate on K-12, homework-related subjects. Web resources included on this site are reviewed by reference staff from Multnomah County Library."
The National Mathemetics Advisory Panel Report (3/08) includes a section regarding gifted and high ability learners beginning on page 52 of the report. The report and a fact sheet, along with other math panel documents, is available for download from the Department of Education website.
The Ohio Association of International Baccalaureate World Schools is an authorized group of IB World Schools. As such, its goals are in line with the promotion of the IB Curriculum (PYP, MYP and DP) in Ohio.
"The Operating Standards for Identifying and Serving Students Who are Gifted (Ohio Administrative Code 3301-51-15) established the formation of a Gifted Advisory Council representing a variety of stakeholders from diverse regions of the state, including parents, general and gifted educators, administrators, and other as determined by the superintendent of public instruction."
SENG’s mission is to empower families and communities to guide gifted and talented individuals to reach their goals: intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. SENG provides model parent groups, parent group facilitators, conferences, and more.
"...was developed to offer courses to gifted students who have shown evidence of outstanding achievement and/or potential, and who could benefit from an accelerated enrichment program. Courses offered provide wonderful opportunities for the children to explore new areas of interest or expand their horizons in established areas."