Below is an alphabetical list of resources and programs related to gifted education and students. The brief descriptions below each resource are credited to the resource's website.
For more information about any of these resources, please visit the website listed below each resource.
Gifted in Michigan
This group is meant to be a safe place for parents of gifted children to share stories, seek advice, find friends and partake in in-person gatherings. The children will get to participate in fun, challenging, educational activities, and interact with kids like themselves! While the group is based in Southeast Michigan, anyone with a gifted child is welcome to join in the discussions and events.
GT Resource Network
GT Resource Network is an all volunteer advocacy group which supports gifted students and their families. We recognize that these high-ability learners have unique educational needs which are best met by participating in as many academically appropriate educational alternatives as possible. GT Resource Network empowers parents and schools to make informed decisions about meeting the unique educational needs of high ability students.
Hoagies' Gifted Education Page
Hoagies' Gifted Education Page is the all-things-gifted site, full of resources, articles, books and links to help and support parents, teachers, and gifted children alike. Pick your path, and explore them all!
Ingham ISD - Office of Gifted and Talented
Student Instructional Services' Office of Gifted and Talented provides a continuum of services to local school districts, non-public school and Public School Academies by:
- supporting our local constituents in identifying students and instructors needs
- supporting the development of strategies to meet the learners' needs
- curricular enrichment
- flexible pacing in the regular classroom
- more specialized options for learners
- advocating for proactive responses to the needs of diverse learners in the regular classroom through Differentiated Instruction.
This office runs the MASCOT and Kids' College summer programs. This office works also cooperatively with local school districts, Lansing Community College, and Michigan State University to provide challenging educational enrichment opportunities for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade.
MAGC - Michigan Association for Gifted Children
The Michigan Association for Gifted Children is a non-profit organization comprised of educators, parents, and other concerned individuals who are interested in expanding opportunities and advocating for the needs of Michigan children who are gifted and talented.
Michigan Department of Education - MDE
Learn more about Personalized Learning Options such as Advanced Placement (AP) classes, International Baccalaureate (IB) classes, and Dual Enrollment.
NAGC - National Association for Gifted Children
NAGC staff and leaders support and develop policies and practices that encourage and respond to the diverse expressions of gifts and talents in children and youth from all cultures, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and socioeconomic groups. NAGC supports and engages in research and development, staff development, advocacy, communication, and collaboration with other organizations and agencies who strive to improve the quality of education for all students. - See more at: http://www.nagc.org/about-nagc/who-we-are#sthash.kdOO10Md.dpuf
NUMATS - Northwestern University Midwest Academic Talent Search
NUMATS uses tests intended for older students to provide a more accurate measurement of aptitude, because studies show that students who score in the top 10% on school achievement tests differ widely from average students in their abilities and educational needs.
NUMATS is a part of the Center for Talent Development (CTD) at Northwestern University is dedicated to helping gifted children, age 4 through grade 12, reach full potential. CTD provides research-based assessment, advanced academic programs and resources to enhance a child's schooling. Our signature approach to talent development delivers personalized options and guidance. Program pathways lead students on a journey of intellectual, emotional and social growth. By extending support to families and educators, we help exceptional students discover their unique voice, explore opportunities, cultivate a love of learning and become bold, creative achievers and contributors.
Spartan Youth Programs
Michigan State University's Spartan Youth Programs website displays a wide range of exciting opportunities for youth to improve their knowledge and skills in specific subject areas. Programs are available to serve all age ranges from pre-kindergarten to high school.
TAG - The Association for the Gifted
For 50 years, The Association for the Gifted (TAG), as a Division of CEC, has been the leading voice for special and gifted education. CEC-TAG establishes professional standards for teacher preparation for the field, develops initiatives to improve gifted education practice, and ensures that the needs of children and youth with exceptionalities are met in educational legislation.