In an effort to support parents, educators, and G/T students during school disruptions due to COVID-19, the KAGE Board has been collecting G/T-related educational resources to share with our members and followers.

If you know of resources to share you can fill out this form or email Thank you. 

To educators and parents of gifted students in KentuckyThe current times can be quite stressful for those of us in the education field and many of us work alone as the sole GT specialist in our school systems. The KAGE Board members would like to offer to be a resource/sounding board to the GT community in Kentucky during this time of unprecedented situations. If you need advice or just want to run ideas by someone, USE THE ATTACHED LIST as a place to find those of us who are willing to listen and be a help to you if we can. We are also glad to assist you with finding the answers to questions that you may have. Together we will get through this!  – from your KAGE Board


As schools consider reopening plans for the 2020-2021 school year, adjustments need to be made to ensure the needs of gifted students and advanced learners are being met. The following document was developed by the KAGE Board to provide guidance and support for meeting those needs.  Board members who contributed to the document were Heather Hicks, Jan Lanham, Leann Pickerill, Genny Jenkins, Sarah Coomer, and Michael Broadbent.

Click HERE to download Covid-19 Considerations for Best Practices for Gifted and Talented Educational Services K-12 Upon Reopening

 Tips for Teaching Virtually

With so many changes in the Fall 2020 school year, many educators are looking for helpful tips for creating engaging virtual learning experiences that follow best practices for their G/T students. We would like to compile a helpful list of links to such virtual learning experiences. Below is one such link from Bluegrass EDU. If you know of others, please let us know.

  • –  This site offers videos, photos, podcasts, tips on teaching virtually and more. (From the facebook) – This group is a place for ALL that educate our children (teachers, instructional assistants, librarians, child care provider, parents… you get the idea) While we welcome nearly any topic we focus on the following: Distance Learning STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) Literacy Social Emotional Developmental Mile Stones Personalized Education. Visit our website with online workshops & our blog posts.
  • 6 Steps to Prepare for Blended Learning, Lisa Van Gemert (Gifted Guru). Lisa shares best practices with schools and education conferences, including KAGE, (and sometimes even businesses), specializing in the gifted. 
  • What Makes Online Learning Effective, Sam Northern. Sam shares best practices and tools for making online learning effective for students.

If you know a link for engaging virtual learning experiences that follow best practices for gifted education, please let us know.

CLICK HERE for a pdf of KAGE Board collected Enrichment Support Materials – this is an amazing compilation (spearheaded by Leann Pickerill), divided by grades and support areas! 

Below are additional resources (loosely arranged by subject area). Click on each heading to open up that category.

NAGC has excellent TIP Sheets and other resources that offer parents, caregivers, and educators strategies for helping children manage during these extraordinary times: 

Free Webinars and Live Chats Available to View (many were recorded and still available to view): 

last update 09/15/2020