Center for Gifted Education at William and Mary
The Center for Gifted Education is a learning community that values and fosters the talent development process of individuals over the lifespan. The goals of CFGE at William and Mary are:
The Center for Creative Learning
The Center for Creative Learning offers a variety of publications, training programs, information support, and consulting services on creativity, Creative Problem Solving, talent development, and learning styles. We believe that all people have strengths and talents that are important to recognize, develop, and use throughout life. We also believe that people of all ages can improve their skills and ability to use creative and critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making, and that research on learning style helps us to understand how people develop and use their talents in unique and personal ways. Our work builds on more than five decades of research, development, and practical experience in organizations.
George Mason University
Cognitive Assessment Program
Fairfax County Council of PTA's
Gifted & Talented Committee
Future Problem Solving of Virginia is a yearlong educational program that combines the rigorous intellectual challenge of creative problem solving with an interdisciplinary study of the future.
Gifted Education and Governor's Schools
Gifted Education Press Quarterly
This periodical concentrates on publishing articles related to identification, curriculum and advocacy issues in gifted education. Current circulation is approximately 12,000 online subscribers who are parents and teachers from across the nation. For more information about GEPQ, see the following Web Site: www.GiftedEdPress.com or contact Gifted@GiftedEdPress.com.
At GT World, 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 own and our children's "difference". To this end, we provide a number of ways for community members to get together.
Johns Hopkins University
Center for Talented Youth
Since 1979, the Center for Talented Youth (CTY) at Johns Hopkins University has focused on the needs of students with exceptionally high academic abilities. The CTY community includes very bright students from all over the world whose talents place them well ahead of their agemates. These students need special attention: greater academic challenges, interaction with intellectual peers, and teaching strategies designed especially for the gifted. CTY offers gifted students, and their families and schools as well, a wide range of programs and services to nurture their intellectual abilities, enhance personal development, and foster better understanding of the needs of talented youth.
Mary Baldwin College Program for Exceptionally Gifted (PEG)
"In any given year at Mary Baldwin College, there are 70 or more students from around the country (and around the globe) in the Residential College for Women without high school diplomas. That's because they have skipped high school, diving right into college in a community of their true intellectual peers. They enter college at 13, 14 - rarely as young as 12 - and graduate four years later ... in some cases, even before they are eligible to vote. PEG graduates go on to the best graduate schools in the country as well as successful careers. Find more information about The Program for the Exceptionally Gifted - requirements, student life, admissions, and more: www.mbc.edu/peg"
The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) is an organization of parents, teachers, educators, other professionals and community leaders who unite to address the unique needs of children and youth with demonstrated gifts and talents as well as those children who may be able to develop their talent potential with appropriate educational experiences. We support and develop policies and practices that encourage and respond to the diverse expressions of gifts and talents in children and youth from all cultures, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and socioeconomic groups. NAGC supports and engages in research and development, staff development, advocacy, communication, and collaboration with other organizations and agencies who strive to improve the quality of education for all students.
The National Conference of Governor's Schools
NCOGS is the national organization committed to facilitating communication between various summer residential Governor's Schools throughout the United States. To provide orientation for new schools and new personnel. To encourage research on the impact of Governor's Schools on participants. To advocate communication between and among the schools concerning programs and alumni. To promote the concept and value of Governor's School programs.
National Future Problem Solvers
Opening doors to student imaginations since 1974, the Future Problem Solving Program offers new and exciting learning paths. Students experience the excitement of creative thinking and the thrill of solving difficult problems with unique solution ideas when they participate in FPSP. Receptive to the needs of all students, FPSP offers competitive and non-competitive programs. Inspiring and motivating, our FPSP educational materials help your students discover rich and varied ways of thinking. FPSP teaches students how to think, not what to think.
A Twice-Exceptional Newsletter that contains information to help twice-exceptional children meet their potential is located online at http://2enewsletter.com. This site includes articles on giftedness and learning differences, profiles of experts, organizations, research findings, and resources for and about twice exceptional children.
Virginia Association for Gifted Children
VAG was founded in 1977 to support gifted education. We publish a quarterly newsletter; organize a statewide conference in odd numbered years; organize a statewide seminar in even numbered years; support research in gifted education; support specialized professional preparation for educators of the gifted; and recognize outstanding educators for their contributions to gifted learners. Membership is open to individuals who are interested in education of the gifted.
Dr. Carol V. Horn
K-12 Program Coordinator
3877 Fairfax Ridge Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22030
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