This page provides links to and descriptions of resources for gifted and twice-exceptional children and adolescents and their families, as well as teachers and counselors. I do not endorse or promote any of these resources specifically, but have attempted to compile a list of resources that are recognized by families, researchers, and educators in the field of gifted education. I welcome any suggestions for additions or adjustments to this list.
Gifted Education Programs
- The Center for Gifted, Northern Illinois University– year-round and summer programs for pre-K to 12 students in the Chicagoland area.
The Center for Gifted Studies, Western Kentucky University – summer programs for students, support for parents and teachers
The Global Center for Gifted and Talented Children - "The Global Center for Gifted and Talented Children offers a broad spectrum of services for gifted children, parents and specialists involved in Gifted Education."
The Global Virtual Meeting for Gifted Education – Regular meetings in Second Life.
International Gifted Education Teacher-Development Network - "A fundamental mission of the International Gifted Education Teacher-Development Network (IGET-Network) is to bring world-wide best practices in the gifted education field of study and practice, to countries where gifted education is not incorporated into school governance policies."
Institute for Educational Advancement - USA "The Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA) is dedicated to helping our nation’s most talented young people in developing their fullest potential by focusing on creating programs and providing leadership for educational practices and policies that are student-centered and which promote academic rigor, excellence in the arts, high standards and educational innovations."
The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented (NRC/GT), University of Connecticut - "Research focusing on meeting the needs of gifted and talented youth and professional development for teachers."
UConn Mentor Connection - "annual, three-week, summer program for academically talented secondary students at the University of Connecticut. It has been designed to provide high school students with opportunities to participate in creative projects and research investigations under the supervision of university mentors."