Top Resources For Teachers and Parents

  • National Association for Gifted Children
    Highly recommended for parents and teachers, the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) is an organization of parents, teachers, educators, other professionals, and community leaders who unite to address the unique needs of children and youth with demonstrated gifts and talents as well as those children who may be able to develop their talent potential with appropriate educational experiences.  Their website has something for everyone: position papers that are succinct and important, lists of gifts for kids, opportunities, books, and much more.
     

    National & International Organizations
    Gifted Resources

    Presidential Scholar's Program
    This program recognizes 141 outstanding high school graduates nationwide..  Last year, 4 recipients of this prestigious award were from the Corvallis 509J district.

  • Center for Gifted Education
    The Center for Gifted Education is a learning community that values and fosters the talent development process of individuals over their lifespan.  Primarily focused on professional development for teachers of gifted children, CFGE is located in in the College of William and Mary's School of Education, in Williamsburg, VA.

  • Center for Talent Development
    The Center for Talent Development is another organization that fosters the growth of TAG students through summer programs and enrichment seminars.  Check out their resources page for a great selection of articles on varous topics in gifted education. 
  • Oregon Association of Talented and Gifted
    The Oregon Association of Talented and Gifted is a non-profit, full service organization dedicated to helping Oregon's gifted youth reach their full potential.

TAG Resources in Print

Please note that much more information about a publication may often be found by searching for the title at the websites of online book retailers, such as Amazon.com or Powell's.

Also, don't forget to try the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, which loans copies of several of the books on this list.  Not only that, buy they also have available many other titles dealing with TAG topics, which you can find by clicking here.

GENERAL OVERVIEW

Clark, Barbara. Growing Up Gifted.  Amazon.  Corvallis Public Library.

Davis, G.A. and S.B. Rimm. Education of the Gifted and Talented. Amazon.

Gallagher, J.J. and S.A. Gallagher. Teaching the Gifted ChildAmazon

Parke, Beverly N. Gifted Students in Regular Classrooms. Amazon. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1989.

Smutny, Joan. Gifted Child: How to Recognize and Develop the Special Talents in Your Child from Birth to Ace Seven. Ballantine, 1991.

Smutny, Joan F., S.Y. Walker, and E.A. Meckstroth. Teaching Young Gifted Children in the Regular Classroom: Identifying. Nurturing and Challenging Ages 4-9. Minneapolis, MN: Free, 1997.

Tomlinson, Carol Ann. The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners. Alexandria, VA: ASCD, 1999.

Van Tassell-Baska, J. Comprehensive Curriculum for Gifted Learners. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 1994.

Van Tassell-Baska, J. Planning Effective Curriculum for Gifted Learners. Denver, CO Love, 1992.

SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL NEEDS

Affirmations for Perfectionists: This handout was used in the 2011 OATAG Conference workshop entitled, "Keeping the Core While Softening the Edges: the Journey From Perfectionism to Success" by presenter Suzanne Burdick.  She can be contacted at Suzannemichelleburdick@gmail.com for workshop facilitation and consultation.

Kids talk: The award winning column that helps adults understand kids.  Prepared by Counseling and Guidance Department, College of Education, University of Arizona.

Adderholt-Elliot, M. Perfectionism: What's Bad About Being Too Good? Minneapolis: Free Spirit, 1987.

Delisle, James R. Gifted Kids Speak Out. Free Spirit Co.

DeLisle, J.R. Guiding the Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Youth: A Practical Guide for Educators and Counselors. New York: Longman, 1992.

Galbraith, Judy. The Gifted Kids Survival Guide. Minneapolis: Free Spirit.
        for ages 10 and under
        for ages 11 - 18
        11 (sequel for ages 11 - 18) by James Delisle and Judy Galbraith

Kerr, B. A Handbook for Counseling the Gifted and Talented. Alexandria, VA: American Association for Counseling and Development, 1991.

Rimm, Sylvia B. Cornale, M., Manos, R., and Behrend, J. Guidebook for Underachievement Syndrome: Causes and Cures. Waterton, Wl: Apple Publishing Co., 1989.

Rimm, Sylvia B. Underachievement Syndrome. Watertown, Wl: Apple Publishing Co., 1 986.

Rimm, Sylvia B. Why Brinht Kids Get Poor Grades--And What You Can Do About It. New York: Crown Publishing Group, 1995.

Schmitz, C.C. and J. Galbaraith. Managing the Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted: A Teacher's Survival Guide. Minneapolis: Free Spirit, 1985.

SENG See description under "top ten resources"

Silverman, L. (ed.) Counseling the Gifted and Talented. Denver, CO: Love, 1993.

GIFTED/LEARNING DISABLED LEARNERS

Baum, Susan and Owen and Dixon. To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled. Mansfield Center, CT: Creative Learning Press, 1991.

Birely, M. Crossover Children: A Sourcebook for Helping Children Who Are Gifted and Learning Disabled (2nd ea.) Reston, VA: Council for Exceptional Children, 1996.

Brown-Mizuno, C. Success Strategies for Learners Who Are Learning Disabled as Well as Gifted. Teaching Exceptional Children, 23 (1, 1990), pp. 10-12.

Journals

  • Exceptional Children and Teaching Exceptional Children (publications of Council for Exceptional Children)

  • Gifted International (publication of the World Council for Gifted Children)

  • Gifted Child Quarterly (The official publication of the National Association for Gifted Children; a scholarly journal with articles of interest to professionals.) 1155 15th Street NW, Suite 1002, Washington, DC 20005

  • Gifted Child Today (publication by Prufrock Press, PO Box 8813, Waco, TX 76714-8813)

  • Journal for the Education of the Gifted (publication of Council for Exceptional Children--The Association for the Gifted)

  • Journal of Secondary Gifted Education (publication by Prufrock Press)

  • Parenting for High Potential (publication of National Association for Gifted Children, NAGC, 1707 L Street Suite 550, Washington, DC 20036-4201

  • Roeper Review (published by Roeper City and Country School, PO Box 329, Bloomfield Hills, Ml, 48013)
    This journal focuses on current research and issues in the field of gifted education.

Teaching Gifted Learners

Materials To Support Best Practices

  • Black, Sandra and Howard. Organizing Thinking, Books I and 11. Critical Thinking Press and Software.
  • Differentiating Instruction. 2 videos. ASCD, 1997.

  • Hagen, Kathy and John Mickelson. A Literature-Based Reading Program for Gifted Students. Order from Human Science Education So. Seattle Institute, PO Box 2304, Auburn, WA 98071. (206) 735-0138.
  • Lazear, David. Seven Ways of Knowing: Teaching for Multiple Intelligences. IRI/Skylight Publishing, Inc. 200 East Wood Street, Suite 274, Palatine, IL 60067.
  • Marzano. Literacy Plus. (vocabulary end spelling) Zaner-Bloser.
  • Winebrenner, Susan. Teaching Gifted Kids in the Regular Classroom. Free Spirit.
  • Curriculum models by C. June Maker
  • Enrichment Triad by Joe Renzulli
  • Autonomous Learner model by George Beds

Sources For Gifted Education Materials

  • A. W. Peller, Bright Ideas for the Gifted and Talented
    210 Sixth Avenue, PO Box 106, Hawthorne, NJ 07507
  • Challenge Magazine: Reaching and Teaching the Gifted Child
    Good Apple, Box 299, Carthage, IL 62321
  • Creative Learning Press, PO Box 320, Mansfield Center, CT 06250
  • Creative Publications, 5040 W. 111 Street, Oaklawn, IL 60453
  • Critical Thinking Press and Software, PO Box 448, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-0448.  (1 -800-458-4849)
  • Cuisenaire Dale Seymour Publications, PO Box 5026
    White Plains, NY 10602-5026. (1-800-237-3142)
  • Dale Seymour Catalogs, PO Box 10888, Palo Alto, CA 94303
  • Free Spirit Publishing Inc., 400 First Avenue North, Suite 616, Minneapolis, MN 55401
  • Games Magazine, 575 Boyleston Street, Boxton, MA 02116
  • Gifted Child Today Magazine, Prufrock Press, PO Box 8813, Waco, TX 76714
  • Interact, PO Box 997-H91, Lakeside, CA 92040. (1-800-359-0961)
  • Midwest Publications, PO Box 448, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
  • Scholastic Dynamath Magazine, PO Box 3710
    2931 East McCarty St., Jefferson City, MO 65102-3710. (1-800-631-1586)
  • Zephyr, Box 13448, Tucson, AZ 85732

Top 10 Resources for All Teachers of Gifted Students

  • Council for Exceptional Children--The Association for the Gifted (CEC-TAG) An advocacy group which focuses on the needs of gifted children within the broader range of diverse special needs children.
    1920 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. (703) 264-9474
  • ERIC: Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children 1920 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1589. 1-800-328-0272 They will conduct research for us if we give them key words; phone (examples: elementary TAG; middle school math)
  • ERIC: Clearing House on Elementary and Early Childhood Education
    University of Illinois, 805 West Pennsylvania Ave., Urbana, lilinois, 61801.
    (217) 333-1386
  • Gifted Child Quarterly (see Journals above)
  • Educational Leadership: ASCD
  • 1250 North Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-9718
  • Javits Gifted Talented Dept./Nat. Excellence Report: U.S. Gov. Printing Office. Superintendent of Documents Mail Stop: SSOP Wash DC 20402-9328. (202) 789-0420. They have documents supporting pull outs.
  • The Association for the Gifted
    2216 Main Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50613
  • American Association for Gifted Children 1121 West Main Street, Suite 100, Durham, NC 27701 MGC is the nation's oldest advocacy organization for gifted children, established in the late 1940s. Plays a role in the Presidential Scholars Program which recognizes 141 outstanding high school graduates each year.
  • National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) 1707 L Street NW, Suite 550, Washington, DC 20036. (202) 785-4268 An advocacy group consisting of parents, professional educators, and affiliate groups from the various states to support gifted education at the national level.
  • Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted, Inc. (SENG)
    James Delisle, SENG-College of Education
    405 White Hall, Kent State University, PO Box 5190, Kent, OH 44242-0001
    A group organized to provide information and support for the emotional needs of gifted children.

TAG Resources for Corvallis Parent Group

  • Knopper, D. Parent Education: Parents as Partners. Boulder, CO: Open Space Communications, 1994.
  • Rimm, S.B. Keys to Parenting the Gifted Child. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's Educational Series, 1994.
  • Walker, S.Y. The Survival Guide for Parents of Gifted Kids: How to Understand, Live With and Stick Up for Your Gifted Child. Minneapolis: Free Spirit, 1986.
  • National Parent Information Network ERIC/EECE University of Illinois 805 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Urbana, IL 61801-48977
  • Texas Association for the Gifted: Raising Champions: A Parent's Guide for Nurturing Their Gifted Children. TACT, 406 E.11~ St., Austin, TX 78701
  • Guiding the Gifted Child: A Practical Source for Parents and Teachers by James Webb, Elizabeth Meckstroth, and Stephanie Tolan, Gifted Psychology Press

  • Smart Boys: Talent, Manhood, and the Search for Meaning by Barbara Kerr and Sanford Cohn, Great Potential Press, Inc.
  • Smart Girls Two: A New Psychology of Girls, Women and Giftedness by Barbara Kerr, Ohio Psychology Press
  • Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary “Executive Skills” Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare, The Guilford Press

  • When Gifted Kids Don’t Have All the Answers: How to Meet Their Social and 

  • National Organizations

    • American Association for Gifted Children (see above)
    • American Education Research Association---Special Interest Group on Giftedness & Talent, 1230 17'h Street NW, Washington, DC 20036-3078. (202) 223-9485
    • Association for the Education of Gifted Underachieving Students (AEGUS) 12303 SE 237th Place, Kent, WA 98031
    • California Association for the Gifted: Meeting the Challenge. 426 Escuela Ave., Suite 19, Mountain View, CA 94040. (415) 965-0653
    • Center for Gifted Education, William and Mary College, School of Education, 232 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185
    • Council for Exceptional Children--The Association for the Gifted (CEC-TAG) (see above)
    • DestiNation ImagiNation (DINI) (formerly Odyssey of the Mind). Oregon Association Director, Karen Anderson (541) 754-3811 or email: andersonorom@proaxis.com  
      Oregon web site: http://www.dini.org. Select the Oregon button for our program information.

    • ERIC (see above)
    • Future Problem Solving Program
      2500 Packard, Suite 110, Ann Arbor, Ml 48104-6827. 1-800-256-1499

    • Gifted Education Review PO Box 2278, Evergreen, CO 80439-2278 Synthesizes current publications, articles, research on the latest developments in gifted education.
    • Gifted Resources Home Page (see above)
    • Great Books Foundation
      35 E. Wacker Drive, STE 2300, Chicago, IL 60601-9607. 1-800-222-5870
    • Hollingworth Center for Highly Gifted Children, PO Box 434, Portland, ME 04112-0434. (207) 655-3767
    • Math Counts: Washington Society of Professional Engineers. (program for 7-8 graders; could use with high fifth and sixth graders) 

    • National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) (see above)
    • National Olympiads for Students: National Geography Olympiad, National Language Arts Olympiad, National Science Olympiad, National Social Studies Olympiad
      PO Box 5477 Hauppauge, NY 11788-0121. (516) 265-4792
    • The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, University of Connecticut, 362 Fairfield Rd., U-7, Storrs, CT 06260-2007. (860) 486-4676 The mission of the center is to plan, conduct, and disseminate theory-driven, quantitative and qualitative research that is problem-based, practice-relevant, and consumer oriented.
    • Northwest Gifted Child Association
      PO Box 1226, Bellevue, WA 98009
    • SENG (see "top ten resources")
    • World Council for Gifted Education for Gifted and Talented Children, Inc.
      An organization which works to network educators involved in gifted education around the world.  c/o Dr. Barbara Clark, California State University in Los Angeles.

    Web Resources

    For the parents and teachers of TAG children, there is a wealth of information  to be found on the world wide web. General purpose search engines are a great place to start:

    Also, keep in mind that more information can be discovered about any of the organizations, books, or publications  listed on this page, by typing or cutting and pasting the name of the group, or title of the book into a general purpose search engine, such as Google.

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