Resources on Gifted and Talented Education

Below are links to other resources of interest to families and educators of gifted and talented children. This list is non-comprehensive, and will be updated as often as possible. (Please note that KAGE provides this as a source of information, and does not necessarily endorse anything found on the sites or discussed on the LISTSERVs. Also, websites come and go and move – if you know of a site listed below that has changed or no longer exists, please contact the KAGE office at kage@wku.edu. Thanks!)

• KAGE Conference 2017 –  The KAGE Annual Conference 2017 was held February 27-28 in Lexington and was a great success.  Over 350 educators, administrators, parents, exhibitors, and others participated in two days of sharing, learning, and networking.  Many conference presenters graciously agreed to share their presentation materials (available on the members-only page HERE).

• KENTUCKY EDUCATION TWITTER CHAT #KYGATCHAT –  Join KAGE President Jennifer Chaplin and other experts in the field on the first Thursday of each month on Twitter to chat about gifted education in Kentucky.  Click HERE to read more about this Twitter Education Chat. 

• WHY ARE GIFTED PROGRAMS NEEDED? from the National Association for Gifted Education (NAGC) website

•   KAGE LISTSERV

KAGE has set up a LISTSERV with news of issues specific to gifted education in Kentucky, including legislative action, conferences,  workshops, scholarships, and other noteworthy events.  You will only be able to receive messages – this is not a discussion/bulletin board. To subscribe to the KAGE LISTSERV, click here.  If you have any questions about the KAGE LISTSERV, call the KAGE office at 270.745.7301, or send an email to kage@wku.edu.

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•  KAGE Update newsletter, online version (.pdf) – Available on the KAGE Members Only page, click HERE

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•   SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES/CAMPS OF INTEREST TO GIFTED CHILDREN 2017– Click HERE

• http://www.nagc.org/resources-publications/resources – great list of resources for anyone interested in gifted education.

• PRIMARY TALENT POOL BROCHURE (produced by the KY Advisory Council for Gifted & Talented Children): The Primary Talent Pool is a group of student who possess demonstrated or potential ability to perform at exceptionally high levels in the primary years (P1-P4; Kindergarten through Third Grade). Click HERE to download the brochure,

• GIFTED EDUCATION MONTH IN KENTUCKY is usually designated in February, but NOW is always a good time to open positive dialogues with key decision makers, parents, local officials, and community members. To download a list of activities YOU can do in your community to increase awareness of gifted education, click HERE

•  NATIONAL REPORTS OF INTEREST TO GIFTED ADVOCATES:

Talent on the Sidelines: Excellence Gaps and the America’s Talent Underclass – Plucker, Burroughs, Hardesty, Center for Evaluation and Educational Policy, 2013  http://cepa.uconn.edu/mindthegap
 
Unlocking Emergent Talent: Supporting High Achievement of Low-income, High-ability Students
National Association for Gifted Education, Olszewski-Kubilius, Clarenback, 2012
http://www.nagc.org/index.aspx?id=10000

Do High Flyers Maintain Their Altitude? Performance Trends of Top Students – Xiang, Dahlin, Cronin, Theaker, Durant, Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2011  http://www.edexcellence.net/publications/high-flyers.html

Mind the (Other) Gap: The Growing Excellence Gap in K-12 Education – Plucker, Burroughs, Song, Center for Evaluation and Educational Policy, 2010  http://cepa.uconn.edu/mindthegap

High-Achieving Students in the ERA of NCLB – Loveless, Frakas, Duffett, Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2008
http://www.edexcellence.net/publications/high-achieving-students-in.html
 
Achievement Trap – Wyner, Bridgeland, Diiulio, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation & Civic Enterprises, LLC, 2007, Revised 2009
http://www.jkcf.org/assets/1/7/Achievement_Trap.pdf

A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America’s Brightest Students – Collangelo, Assouline, Gross, 2004
http://www.accelerationinstitute.org/Nation_Deceived/Get_Report.aspx

•  JAVITS ACT AND TALENT ACT 

•  LINKS TO GIFTED ORGANIZATIONS & OTHER SITES OF INTEREST

Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA)*

Kentucky Department of Education – Gifted and Talented Department*

The Center for Gifted Studies, Western Kentucky University*

National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)

Hoagies Gifted Education Page

Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky*

CEC-TAG – Council for Exceptional Children/The Association for the Gifted*

Kentucky Odyssey of the Mind*

Duke – TIP*

Great Books Foundation*

Early College at Mary Baldwin College*

World Council for Gifted and Talented Children*

KAPE – Kentucky Association of Professional Educators*

SENG: Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted

Kentucky Association for Academic Competition

The Davidson Institute for Talent Development

National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented

Gifted Sources.com

Gifted Development Center

•  PODCASTS link

• GIFTED EDUCATION IN KENTUCKY HANDBOOK (2010): The Kentucky Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education and Kentucky Department of Education in 2010 compiled a handbook of articles and other resources of interest to educators and families of gifted children. The handbook is intended to aid in the implementation of gifted and talented services that districts provide to Kentucky’s gifted students. To read about and download this resource click here and THANK YOU to the council members who worked on this handbook.

•  OTHER LISTSERVS:

TAGFAM – “The TAG Project for families of the Talented & Gifted”

GT WORLD – “on-line support community for gifted and talented individuals and those who support and nurture them.”  Includes GT-Families, GT-Special, GT-Spec-Home, GT-Adults, GT-Talk.

GT-Families
An Electronic Mail List for Families and Friends of the Gifted and Talented (a mailing list you can subscribe to by visiting their web site).

* – supports KAGE as an exhibitor at KAGE conferences.

last updated 04/13/2017