The Center for Gifted Studies Located on the Western Kentucky University campus in Bowling Green, Kentucky, The Center for Gifted Studies has been serving children who are gifted and talented, their educators, and their parents for more than thirty years. The Center provides exciting educational opportunities for gifted young people, rigorous professional development for teachers, and support for parents of gifted young people. Under the direction of Dr. Julia Roberts, The Center has become one of the preeminent advocates for gifted education in the United States. The Center believes that when gifted young people meet their extraordinary potential, our communities, our state, our nation—even our world—become better places.
Browse by Topic: Resources - Summer Programs National High School Model United Nations (NHSMUN) (New York, NY) The National High School Model United Nations (NHSMUN) works to offer a Model United Nations conference emphasizing accuracy, preparation and a problem-solving approach -- a conference that truly puts students into the shoes of diplomats -- is a uniquely powerful way to educate young people about global issues. Manitoba Science Academy Summer Program (Canada) This six-week, residential summer program is open to international students with futures in science and engineering. Students (grades 10-12) earn 2 high school credits which are transferable to their State/Province.
Looking Back, Learning Forward: Supporting Project- and Problem-Based Learnin... Historical primary sources can support learning that is grounded in authentic, open-ended problems of today. Join educators for a discussion about teaching with primary sources as part of a sustained inquiry process throughout which youth share learning, solutions, and products beyond the classroom. Guests discussed the questions about matching primary sources with problem- and project-based learning. The conversation also pointed to specific resources and teaching strategies available from the Library of Congress. This hangout was produced in support of Letters to the Next President 2.0, a project engaging youth in civic participation on issues and topics that matter to them in the US Presidential Election.
Resources for Families - Organizations State Associations and State Departments for the Gifted and Talented State associations for the gifted are independent organizations that act as advocates of gifted education in each state, for gifted and talented students, parents, and educators. They are often involved in lobbying for legislation and organizing various workshops and activities, as well as providing information about gifted resources. These organizations are usually membership-based. State Departments for the gifted are publicly funded and operate under the auspices of the Department of Education in each state. Directors within each department are able to provide information regarding school-related programs and activities for gifted and talented youth.
Talent Development & Gifted Studies: Northern Kentucky University Excellence in education is when we do everything that we can to make sure [students] become everything that they can. – Carol Tomlinson The mission of the Institute is to be internationally recognized as the standard bearer of talent development and gifted education. The Institute shares Northern Kentucky University’s three-part mission of teaching, scholarship, and public engagement by:
Murray State University > Center for Gifted Studies Academics > Colleges/Schools and Departments > College of Education > Educational Studies, Leadership & Counseling > Center for Gifted Studies Gifted Studies Director Dr. Support Organizations for the Gifted and Talented / Support Organizations for the Gifted and Talente Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT) The Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT) is an organization of educators and parents dedicated to meeting the unique needs of gifted and talented students. TAGT promotes the awareness of the unique social, emotional, and intellectual needs of gifted and talented students in an effort to ensure that they are provided appropriate educational services. TAGT is a state organization that offers scholarships, list of summer programs, and conferences. www.txgifted.org
The Prometheus Society - The Outsiders The Constitution is the cornerstone of the Prometheus Society, providing the guidelines for the conduct of the Society's business. It sets out the objectives of the organization, establishes membership criteria, defines the nominal roles and terms of office of the officers, establishes election procedures, journal subscription fees, etc. View the Prometheus Society Constitution About BIE At the Buck Institute for Education (BIE), our highest priority is to help teachers prepare students for successful lives. We do this by showing teachers how to use Project Based Learning in all grade levels and subject areas. As a mission-driven nonprofit organization, BIE creates, gathers, and shares high-quality PBL instructional practices and products and provides highly effective services to teachers, schools, and districts.
The Foundation Stones Project (This page follows The Core Challenge Of Our Times in the FS Main Thread.) Context Institute’s current central focus is something we call the Foundation Stones Project. It is our response to the core challenge of our times: to bring our cultures into sync with the 21st century reality around us. It has come into being as we’ve watched people of good will get stymied again and again by old ways of thinking and cultural blind-spots as they try to build toward the better future they sense is possible. We would like to help them — and you — get past those hurdles.