District Goal Statement
The goal of the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program is to provide original, interdisciplinary curricula that challenges and inspires gifted students. The curriculum is differentiated to provide a variety of instructional strategies structured so that individual student experiences/activities can vary in acceleration, depth, complexity or degree of novelty. The Beverly Hills Unified School District seeks to relate the educational experiences of children to their abilities, demonstrated achievements, interests, and motivation.
GATE Resources for Parents
SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR THE GIFTED
The Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) offers an enrichment program for academically accelerated students. This is a three-week program where students grades 4-11 get to experience college life by living at a top-ranked college campus, including UCLA, UC Berkeley, Princeton, or many other top universities across the United Stated. Students grades K-6 can attend a day program at various locations. Students take 5 courses in various disciplines, such as the arts, sciences, physical education, and performing arts. For more information about SIG, please visit www.giftedstudy.com
or call 866-303-4744. www.cagifted.org
Web site for the California Association for the Gifted (CAG). An advocacy group consisting of parents and educators who work to promote the welfare and appropriate education of gifted students. Find legislative updates, current publications and helps forparents.15141 E. Whittier Blvd., Suite 510 Whittier, CA 90603 Phone: 562-789-9933
Web site for the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC). An advocacy group made up of parents, professional educators, and affiliate groups from the various states to support gifted education at the national level.1707 L Street, NW, Suite 550Washington, D.C. 20036 Phone: (202) 785-4268
The Gifted Students Academy, GSA, is an intensive summer program for gifted middle school students, grades five through eight. Participants select courses in each of the major subject areas of math, science, language arts, social studies and the arts. and may attend as a commuter student or reside on campus in the UCI residence halls. Courses are offered in one-week modules and span over a six-week period. GSA offers a strong foundation of disciplinary studies while providing students a sampling of campus life.
SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted) was created in 1981 to bring attention to the unique social and emotional needs of gifted individuals. The SENG website includes many articles on social/emotional topics written by experts in the field. SENG’s community forums provide a place for people to learn about and discuss issues surrounding the social and emotional needs of the gifted. Parent discussion groups, with SENG-trained facilitators, can be found in hundreds of places around the country. Finally, SENG hosts a conference every summer for parents, teachers, mental health professionals, and gifted individuals to expand their learning about gifted issues.
The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented
National Association for Gifted Children
Association for the Education of Gifted Underachieving Students (AEGUS)
National Association for Gifted Children’s
National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented
GT Cybersource is the Davidson Institute’s “Gateway to Gifted Resources.”
Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University
Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University
The Council for Exceptional Children - An advocacy group which focuses on the needs of gifted children within the broader range of diverse special needs children. 1110 North Glebe Road, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201 http://www.cec.sped.org
NEAG Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development .2131 Hillside Road, Unit 3007, Storrs, CT 06269-3007 http://www.gifted.uconn.edu
Davidson Institute for Talent Development - This institute seeks out profoundly gifted young people and supports their educational and developmental needs
ERIC Gifted Sources
Institute for Educational Advancement
Apprenticeship Program at the Institute for Educational Advancement
Mentor Connection at the University of Connecticut.
Web site for Free Spirit Publishing, Inc. A great place to find exceptional books and posters. Large selection of books for both students and parents.
217 Fifth Avenue North, Suite 200Minneapolis, MN 55401-1299 Phone: 1-800-735-7323
"Gifted Child Today",
Free Spirit Publishing - "You Know Your Child is Gifted When…"
"The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children"
Prufrock Press Bright Ideas, Corwin Press, Zephyr Press, Pieces of Learning, ALPS Publishing, Tin Man Press, MindWare, Zanca, ThinkFun, Great Potential Press
Blogs focusing on gifted students
Gifted Exchange, Educating the Gifted and Talented, A Not So Different Place, Gifted and Talented, Gifted Mind, Gifted Child Information, The More Child, Eide Neurolearning, Growing Up Gifted.
Kerr, Barbara A. Smart Girls: A New Psychology of Girls, Women and Giftedness
Judy Galbraith and Jim Delisle. The Gifted Kids Survival Guide: A Teen Handbook
Jim Delisle and Judy Galbraith When Gifted Kids Don’t Have All the Answers: How to Meet Their Social and Emotional Needs
Rimm, Sylvia Keys to Parenting the Gifted Child Why Bright Kids Get Poor Grades
Schmitz, Connie C. and Galbraith, Judy Managing the Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted
Webb, James T. Meckstroth, Elizabeth A. and Tolan, Stephanie Guiding the Gifted Child: A Practical Source for Parents and Teachers