Today we offer a set of resources about educational opportunities, research about giftedness, and organizations that support gifted students and families. Please feel free to share these resources with colleagues as well as with students and families.
National Association for Gifted Children – Resources for Parents. A great set of resources, publications, links for further information, and tips for parents of gifted children. The site includes brochures and handouts that families can share with schools. Also check the websites of your state-level organization. For example, the Ohio Association for Gifted Children (OAGC) includes information and documents that parents and families could find helpful.
Your state department of education and your local school district should have a page with information for parents specific to your state and local community. The resources on the Ohio Department of Education website include information about giftedness, educational strategies for serving gifted students, and links to state and national organizations.
University centers offer useful research-based resources and services for students. Below is a sample of these centers. You can see that resources are located across the country and in a variety of institutions. These are just a few of the centers that focus their work on gifted students. Check your area to see if a local institution of higher education has a summer program, research center, or program that could be of interest.
- Ball State University Center for Gifted Studies and Talent Development
- John’s Hopkins Center for Talented Youth
- Northwestern University Center for Talent Development (CTD)
- Purdue University Gifted Education Research Resource Institute
- University of Connecticut Neag School of Education, Renzulli Center for Creativity, Gifted Education, and Talent Development
- University of Denver Ricks Center for Gifted Children
- University of Iowa Belin-Blank Center
- University of Northern Colorado Center for Gifted and Talented Education
- University of Southern Mississippi Fraces A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies
- University of Virginia National Center for Research on Gifted Children
- University of Washington Robinson Center for Young Scholars
- University of Western Kentucky Center for Gifted Studies
- William and Mary School of Education, Center for Gifted Education
These websites are a great place to start your search or to learn about new developments and research about effective educational strategies and programming for gifted students.