Gifted Resources

Pennsylvania:

Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education (PAGE)

PAGE is Pennsylvania's advocacy group for gifted children, with local affiliates located throughout the state.

Pennsylvania Department of Education Gifted Education

PDE resources for gifted education, which fall under special education in PA Code Chapter 16.  See the Parents' Guide for form letters you can use to request an evaluation or re-evaluation, plus information about due process and mediation.

Carnegie Mellon Institute for Talented Elementary and Secondary Students

Weekend workshops and summer programs for elementary and middle school students held at various locations in Pennsylvania.

Other gifted resources:

Hoagies Gifted

The "all things gifted" page, full of countless resources for parents, educators and kids.

National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)

Offers a variety of information to parents, teachers and administrators, including their popular Webinars on Wednesday series.

National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented

Contains research-based resources addressing  many issues in gifted education.

Davidson Institute for Talent Development

Contains many resources, including articles and the Gifted Issues Discussion Forum.  The Davidson Academy and related programs are geared towards profoundly gifted children.  For students who do meet their qualifications, they offer the Davidson Young Scholars program, Davidson Fellows scholarships, and a summer program for students ages 13-16.

Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)

SENG has many resources about the unique social and emotional needs of gifted children and adults, including workshops, webinars and articles.

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

CTY offers summer programs and online courses, along with evaluations, consultations and talent search testing.

Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG)

Summer residential (grades 4-11) and day programs (grades k-6) for gifted students offered in a number of states.  They also offer workshops for parents, teachers and administrators.

National Society for the Gifted & Talented

Organization supporting gifted and talented education.  They offer small scholarships for gifted students and have an online resource area with links to some articles.  They also offer webinars to parents and professionals.

American Mensa Resources for Gifted Children

Includes links to many gifted resources, including schools, scholarships and grants.  They also have a rather long booklist for parents.

Mensa for Kids

Has games, activities, puzzles and links for gifted children.

MIT Educational Studies Program

Offers a variety of weekend classes to students in grades 7-12.  The classes are taught by volunteers, usually MIT students or community members.

The American Association for Gifted Children (AAGC)

Contains articles and abstracts related to gifted children.

The Belin-Blank Center at the University of Iowa

Offers many resources for gifted students and educators, including talent searches, conferences, weekend and summer programs, webinars and more. Home of the National Institute for Twice-Exceptionality.

Center for Gifted Education at The College of William and Mary

Develops specialized curriculum for gifted students, provides professional development for educators, plus Saturday and Summer enrichment programs for students in grades k-9.

Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University

Offers talent searches plus summer, weekend and online programs for gifted students as young as pre-K.

Duke University Talent Identification Program

Offers a talent search for 4th/5th and 7th grades, a residential summer program for students in grades 7-10, weekend classes for grades 8-11, independent learning programs for grades 4-12, and online classes for grades 8-12.

Gifted Development Center

Provides testing, consulting, books and other materials, including a variety of articles about visual-spatial learners.

Prufrock Press Inc.

Along with their Gifted Child Information Blog, Prufrock offers books, journals and magazines, all centered around gifted and advanced learners.

Great Potential Press

Another publisher focused on gifted learners with an extensive catalog and many articles.

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