Resources For Families with Gifted Children
Creating a Spontaneous Thinker
Spontaneous Problem Solving
Weekly Ideas for Great Discussion:
Puzzlements by Ian Byrd
Kelly Gallagher's Weekly Articles
Ex. Pollution in China
Worst of Friends by Suzanne Tripp Jurman
George vs. George by Rosalyn Schanzer
Search for articles with multiple viewpoints for older students.
Developing Mathematical Thinking:
Bedtime Math Leveled Math activities for the whole family, Books, App, Ideas for Math Club & More
Bedtime Math by Laura Overdeck--activities are offered in 3 levels
Fun with Roman Numerals by David A. Adler
Posing open-ended, pattern-related questions also helps expand children’s thinking and makes concept connections. Here are some samples of questions to ask:
- Do you see a pattern? Tell me about it.
- What comes next? Can you make a pattern with these different materials?
- How can we make a picture that will help us remember this pattern?
- Can you show me a pattern with your body? What would you do first? Second?
- What happens over and over again?
- How would you read this pattern?
- What would happen to the pattern if I changed ______?
Making connections through:
*National Association for Gifted Children: http://www.nagc.org/
*Virginia Association for Gifted: http://www.vagifted.org/
*Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted: http://www.sengifted.org
*Hoagies Gifted Education Site: http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/
*The Council for Exceptional Children – The Association for the Gifted: http://www.cectag.org/
*Davidson Institute for Talent Development: http://www.davidsoninstitute.org
*Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/javits/index.html
* TAG is a specialized division of the Council for Exceptional Children dealing specifically with gifted. http://www.cectag.org/
*Duke's free newsletter about gifted education: www.dukegiftedletter.com
*University of Connecticut: http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/
*Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth: www.cty.jhu.edu
*The Belin-Blank Center provides information to parents about educational programming needs. Their Family Counseling Program provides services for families of gifted children; the Center also offers workshops and helps parents understand how they can advocate for their gifted children.
*To learn more about gifted children with dual labels (those who also have learning disabilities and/or attention disorders) you can view the "2e Twice-exceptional Newsletter" at: http://2enewsletter.com
K-12 Public Schools
*Virtual Virginia: http://www.virtualvirginia.org/
*Advanced Placement Information for Parents from the College Board: http://www.collegeboard.com/parents/
*Virginia State Department of Education: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/
*No Child Left Behind: http://www.ed.gov/nclb/landing.jhtml
* A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America's Brightest Students. A must-read report authored by Nick Colangelo, Susan Assouline, and Miraca Gross detailing years' worth of research regarding acceleration. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! (View a brief PowerPoint presentation of A Nation Deceived) http://www.accelerationinstitute.org/nation_deceived/
*A calendar for parents of gifted children age 2 and up http://www.kidsource.com/gifted.calendar.html
* Excellent source for reading materials and resource materials to help understand your gifted child. http://www.freespirit.com/
*A comprehensive article by expert Linda Silverman. This is a "must read" for parents of gifted children. http://www.kidsource.com/kidsource/content/parents.gifted.html
*College planning, underachievement, adolescence, activities, and suggested reading are just a few of the topics explored. http://www.kidsource.com/kidsource/pages/ed.gifted.html
*Gifted-Children.com: Identification, Encouragement, and Development (GCC) is an on-line parents' newsletter with networking and information dedicated to making a difference in the education of children with special talents and abilities.
* Browse through Dr. Rimm's articles covering various topics. http://www.sylviarimm.com/parentingarticles.html
*Career planning for gifted and talented youth. Addresses all ages and issues including multipotentiality. http://www.kidsource.com/kidsource/content/career_planning.html
Internet sites to visit with your child:
*Book lists, ready-to-use booktalks, read alikes, book reviews by children, and other information about children's literature: http://atn-reading-lists.wikispaces.com/
*Recommended Reading Lists: www.hoagiesgifted.org/ reading_lists.htm
*Virtual Library of Math Manipulatives: http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/ vlibrary.html
*Brain Teasers and Puzzles: http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/braint.htm
*Games: http://www.superkids.com/ aweb/tools/logic/
*Word puzzles: http://crickler.com
*Connecting Young Thinkers from Around the World (Johns-Hopkins) https://cogito.org/
*EduHound: Everything for Education K12: www.eduhound.com
*Filamentality "Learning Web": www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil
*The Academy of Achievement: www.achievement.org