Resources For The Parents And Teachers Of Gifted And Talented Students

State and national level resources for the teachers and parents of gifted and talented students inside and outside of the classroom.

Resources For The Parents And Teachers Of Gifted And Talented Students

by TeachThought Staff

National Organizations and Advocacy

  1. National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC): Renowned organization offering resources, research, and advocacy for gifted education. They have a website with tip sheets, articles, and information on local chapters.
  2. Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG): Focuses on the social and emotional needs of gifted children, offering guidance and support groups for parents.
  3. Council for Exceptional Children (CEC): Provides resources and professional development for educators of gifted children, which can be helpful for parents to understand the educational landscape.

Online Resources and Communities

  1. Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page: A comprehensive website with articles, books, and forums on all aspects of giftedness.
  2. Empowering Gifted Kids Blog: Offers practical tips and strategies for parents of gifted children, written by a gifted education specialist.
  3. Gifted & Talented subreddit: Online community for parents of gifted children to connect, share experiences, and ask questions.

Books and Podcasts

  1. Teaching Gifted Kids in Today’s Classroom: Strategies and Techniques Every Teacher Can Use (affiliate link): A guide to meeting the learning needs of gifted students in the mixed-abilities classroom.
  2. Raising Gifted Kids Podcast: Interviews with experts and parents on various topics about raising gifted children.

Enrichment and Learning Opportunities

  1. Kentucky Department of Education
  2. Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY): Renowned program offering challenging online and in-person courses for gifted students.
  3. Your local library: Many libraries have dedicated sections for gifted children with curated books and resources.

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