Maryland Educators
of Gifted Students



Open-Access Guidebook to Online Schools and Effective Learning Techniques:
www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/online-schools-guidebook

Gifted Education Resource Institute
Features gifted programs for students, as well as professional learning for educators.



Open Courses Online:

Online Courses.com: www.onlinecourses.com
MIT Open Courseware: www.ocw.mit.edu/courses/find-by-topic
EdX: www.edx.org



Two new excellent resources have been developed by the NAGC (National Association for Gifted Children):

Administrator Toolbox: http://www.nagc.org/administratortoolbox.aspx

Because of the increasing number of requests for information for administrators about high-ability and high-potential learners, NAGC convened a task force of administrators to develop concise videos, fact sheets, and supporting documents -- tools that district leaders can use as briefing materials and as the starting point to advocate for and implement services for gifted students.

The materials in the toolbox address: the rationale for gifted education services the critical elements of gifted education programming accountability for gifted student learning the connection between gifted education and other district and school initiatives such as 21st century skills and Response to Intervention

New NAGC Report on Low-Income, High-Ability Students:

Unlocking Emergent Talent: Supporting High Achievement of Low-Income, High-Ability Students (.pdf)

Unlocking Emergent Talent report makes recommendations for practice, policy, and research. Findings result from presentations and discussion at 2012 NAGC National Summit



Criteria for Excellence
MSDE Gifted and Talented Program Guidelines

mcgate Maryland Coalition of Gifted and Talented Education (MCGATE)
MCGATE is a gifted education advocacy group made up of educators, parents, students, and other interested persons or groups that focuses on public policy and educational practices that may affect the successful education of gifted, talented, and highly able students in Pre-K through grade 12 including those students who may be identified as gifted with special learning needs.

Center for Gifted Education at the College of William & Mary
The Center for Gifted Education is a learning community that values and fosters the talent development process of individuals over the lifespan.

The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)
The association is an organization of parents, 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.
NAGC Brochure: Is My Child Gifted?


Johns Hopkins Univ. Center for Talented Youth: Recommendations for Gifted and Talented Education in Maryland
In September 1993, the Maryland State Superintendent of Schools established the Maryland Task Force on Gifted and Talented Education. The charge to the task force was "to study the current status of gifted and talented education across the State of Maryland and make appropriate recommendations." This is their report, complete with recommendation, published in 1994.

ctd Center for Talent Development @ Northwest University
Center for Talent Development (CTD), housed at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy, is an accredited learning center and research facility that has been taking families’ notions of what learning is and introducing them to what learning should be for nearly 30 years.

Individual Differences in Learning Association, Inc.
The group provides information and support for the parents and teachers of gifted children with learning disabilities (including ADHD).

The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented
The NRC plans and conducts theory-driven quantitative and qualitative research that is problem-based, practice-relevant, and consumer-oriented. Our mission includes a broad-based dissemination function, and the formation of a nationwide cooperative of researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and other persons and groups that have a stake in the psychology and education of high-potential youth from preschool through post-secondary levels.
 

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