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The G Word

Jun 9, 2021

By: THE G WORD National Partnership Network
THE G WORD National Partnership Network

WELCOME TO THE G WORD, it aims to be the most ambitious and comprehensive documentary film ever undertaken on the subject of GIFTED and TALENTED education in the United States. Directed by multi-award-winning independent filmmaker Marc Smolowitz, THE G WORD is currently in post-production with plans for wide release in early 2022. For an in-depth look at our impact and engagement plans through to 2023, please read our newly released IMPACT MANIFESTO, a living, breathing document that outlines our organization's plans for the next 2-3 years, which include a deep commitment to raising unprecedented national awareness of different kinds of intelligence, as well as the unique equity issues, social-emotional challenges, trauma, and stigma being faced by gifted/neurodiverse people at every stage of life. Part of this plan is to screen THE G WORD in all 50 states, both virtually and in-person, with a focus on supporting state and local gifted organizations to advance legislation at their statehouses, plus additional events at regional talent development centers. THE OPPORTUNITY - THE G WORD National Partnership Network Through our fall partnership crowdfunding campaign, THE FUTURE IS GIFTED, we're currently seeking to raise $75,000 before the end of the calendar year to help finish THE G WORD. The main purpose of THE G WORD National Partnership Network is to provide a robust platform for 501.c3 nonprofits and education organizations to receive meaningful visibility in conjunction with the completion and release of our feature documentary. Partnership starts at just $250 and comes with great benefits and recognition for participants. For those groups that are able to partner at $5,000 or higher, you will receive membership in our Major Donor Council. Visit our Partnership page to learn more about the Network's exclusive benefits and join us today. Our current membership includes 50+ organizations including: NAGC, SENG, and Gifted Homeschoolers Forum.


How to approach gifted education … from the perspective of a gifted child

Mar 26, 2021

By: Dr. Philip "Reef" Morse II, PhD
Teacher and Computer Instructor

Evan and his family first became aware of his giftedness at the end of fifth grade


Gifted children & the pandemic: protecting emotional health

Feb 19, 2021

By: Kiyo Morse
Head of School, Steppingstone, School for Gifted Education

Gifted children & the pandemic: protecting emotional health


A parent’s path to recognizing giftedness in their child

Jan 29, 2021

By: Dr. Philip "Reef" Morse II, PhD
Teacher and Computer Instructor

A parent’s path to recognizing giftedness in their child


Why Can't They Loosen Up? Intensities of Gifted Youth

Feb 8, 2019

By: Dr. Christie McWilliams
Gifted Education Consultant

On the surface, raising a gifted child sounds easier than the norm.


Gifted Children and Hurricanes: Why Category Matters

May 21, 2018

By: Dr. Christie McWilliams
Gifted Education Consultant

You may now be wondering, what do hurricanes have to do with gifted children? Certainly any child, not just a gifted one, can cause destruction and induce anxiety and the occasional desire to flee, but there is an important parallel between hurricanes and gifted children.


What Does Being Gifted Really Mean?

Jan 26, 2018

By: Dr. Christie McWilliams
Gifted Education Consultant

Welcome to the Michigan State University GATE program’s blog! Offering insight into the nature of giftedness and suggestions for parenting gifted youth, this blog complements GATE’s mission: to support gifted students as they develop intellectually, cultivate social relationships, and expand their understanding of the world.