Gifted Resources

Here you will find resources on all things gifted. Parenting and homeschooling a gifted child is a wonderful, exhilarating experience, but it can also be tiring, challenging and isolating.

Books
Losing Our Minds: Gifted Children Left Behind
A wonderful book by Dr Ruf. A great resource for understanding that gifted children are not all the same. Wonderful lists and vignettes, breaking giftedness into 5 levels.

Genius Denied: How to Stop Wasting our Brightest Minds
A book from the founders of the Davidson Foundation. A look into how we are failing our brightest hopes for the future and what we can do about it.


Resources

The Davidson Foundation
The Davidson foundation is a wealth of information and their Davidson Young Scholars Program (DYS) provides free services to profoundly gifted youth from the ages of 5-18. DYS students and parents have their own websites and forums on which to connect, but the open forums provide a wealth of information, connection, and help to parents of gifted and twice exceptional children and are extremely active.

I want to share a list of general websites that I go to for support.These are full of information regarding all aspects of gifted parenting, schooling, and life in general. If you've read my blog before, you have probably seen some of these mentioned before. This is a great place to dive in and get your feet wet if you are new to this journey.

Gifted Support Websites

Hoagies' Gifted Education Page- The "all things gifted" page. A go to resource perfect for beginners. Explains testing, levels of giftedness, includes many articles on all aspects of gifted life and education.

SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted)- Full of great resources, seminars, online and in person support groups.

Gifted Homeschoolers- a wonderful website with forum, articles, and even online classes for gifted students.


Online Classes for Gifted Students

This is a list of places for gifted students to take online classes and interact with other gifted peers. Now that we live where we have decent internet A will be taking her first online class this coming semester.

Online G3- G3 offers a variety of online classes for students working on a junior high through high school level. There is no age limit to their courses which is a huge plus for profoundly gifted kids, and they encourage acceleration. A took Horrible Histories- Rome and Egypt in the Fall of 2015 and Horrible Histories- Middle Ages in the Spring 2016 semester. I can not say enough wonderful things about her experience. She loved the interactive class webinars, the readings, and the assignments. It was challenging, thought provoking, and a whole lot of fun!

Gifted Homeschoolers- Gifted homeschoolers also offers online courses for gifted students. Unfortunately they do have age limits which can hinder a PG child's ability to move at their own pace. A was interested in one class this fall but they wanted students to be 13. We may try them out next semester though.

Athena's Advanced Academy- This is another site that offers online classes for gifted and advanced learners. What I like about this site is there is again no age limit. Classes have prerequisites of required reading or writing levels, etc., but as long as your child can handle the work then they can take the class. This is great for the extremely gifted student. A will be taking Comparative Invertebrate Anatomy in the fall of 2016.

giftedandtalented.com(formerly Stanford EPGY)- I have heard many great reviews from this program before it changed names and leadership although we have not personally used it. Developed by Stanford University, it offers online courses in Math and Language arts for gifted students.

John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth- CTY offers talent searches, online courses, and summer programs for gifted students.

Duke TIP- This program through Duke University offers talent searches, independent study courses for gifted students, summer programs, and e-learning courses. A and I plan on checking out one of their independent study courses this year.

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