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Presentations back to top
Understanding the Underachiever (NAGC 2015) by Kathy Paul
Making an Instant Impact (ITAG 2015) by Kathy Paul


Classes back to top


Articles of interest to families of high-ability children back to top
"20 Tips for Nurturing Gifted Children," by Dr. Bertie Kingore, educator and international consultant in gifted education
http://www.bertiekingore.com/Kingore-CAG.pdf

"Tracking the Reasons Many Girls Avoid Science and Math," from Science Daily
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/09/080905153807.htm

"A New View on TV," from The Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122065245432005241.html?mod=dist_smartbrief

"Multi-Tasking Teens May Be Muddling Their Brains," from National Public Radio
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=95524385



Iowa Talented and Gifted Association back to top
8345 University Blvd Ste. F1, Des Moines, IA 50325
Phone: 515-225-2323, Fax: 515-225-6363
E-mail: IowaTAG@aol.com
Web site: http://www.iowatag.org

The Iowa Talented and Gifted Association (ITAG), an affiliate of the National Association for Gifted Children, was organized more than 25 years ago with a vision that gifted/talented children in the state of Iowa should receive an education commensurate with their abilities and needs.

ITAG promotes advocacy at the state and local levels, pre- and in-service training in gifted education, and parent/guardian/community awareness, education, and involvement.  ITAG is comprised of parents/guardians, educators, other professionals, and community leaders who share an interest in the growth and development of gifted and talented individuals in Iowa. ITAG hosts an annual conference that features national and local speakers who focus on interests and concerns that parents/guardians, educators, and advocates have about gifted education. In addition, ITAG helps local advocates organize groups and provides them with continuing support. The organization provides local chapters with comprehensive packages of materials related to parenting/advocacy and local chapter development. ITAG publishes an informative news magazine for parents and educators three times each year.

Parents and educators who join Friends of Johnston ELP have the option of also joining ITAG. Interested individuals may also join ITAG directly without joining the local group.



National Association for Gifted Children back to top
1707 L Street, N.W. - Suite 550, Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 785-4268; Fax: (202) 785-4248
E-mail: nagc@nagc.org
Web site: http://www.nagc.org/

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.  NAGC supports and develops 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. The organization publishes an informative magazine, Parenting for High Potential, several times each year.

A variety of membership options are available for parents and educators. Contact NAGC for more information.



College Planning back to top
College planning can be an exciting and sometimes overwhelming process. Families of high-ability students often have questions about the college planning process. The following excerpts are from an article written by Sandra L. Berger, “College Planning for Gifted and Talented Youth.” The entire article can be read at

Kid Source Online: http://www.kidsource.com/kidsource/content/college_planning.html

College Planning Center: http://www.collegeplanning.org
Of particular interest on this website are the comprehensive, monthly junior year and senior year planning calendars. These calendars provide families with a detailed checklist to facilitate the college planning process. On the above website, choose “Helpful Links” and select the Junior or Senior Year Calendar.

US News and World Report:
http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/college/cohome.htm
This website includes college rankings, detailed planning calendars, and tools to help with all aspects of the college planning process.




Web sites back to top
General Information
Center for Creative Learning
http://www.creativelearning.com

Center for Gifted Education, College of William and Mary
http://cfge.wm.edu

Center for Talent Development, Northwestern Univ.
http://www.ctd.northwestern.edu

Davidson Institute for Talent Development
http://www.ditd.org

Duke Talent Identification Program and Motivation for Academic Performance
http://www.tip.duke.edu

Gifted Development Center
http://www.gifteddevelopment.com

Gifted Education Resource Institute, Purdue
http://www.geri.soe.purdue.edu/

GT World
http://www.gtworld.org/

HOTS Higher Order Thinking Skills
http://www.hots.org/

Hollingworth Center for Highly Gifted Children
http://www.hollingworth.org/

Hoagies; Gifted Education Page
http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/

Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth
http://cty.jhu.edu/imagine/links.html

National Association for Gifted Children Parenting for High Potential
http://www.nagc.org/

National Foundation for Gifted and Creative Children
http://www.nfgcc.org/

National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented
http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/nrcgt.html

SENG Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted
http://www.sengifted.org


Summer Programs
List available from http://www.nagc.org/index.aspx?id=1103

Summer Institute for the Gifted (grades 4-11) held at various locations
http://www.giftedstudy.com/

Summer Gifted Studies Program (grades 4-8) at the University of Southern
Mississippi
http://www.usm.edu/gifted/Sum_Gifted_Studies.html

THINK Summer Institute by the Davidson Institute
http://www.ditgifted.org/


Publications

Arlie Books
http://www.arliebooks.com/

Duke Gifted Newsletter
http://www.dukegiftedletter.com/

Free Spirit Publishing
http://www.freespirit.com/

Gifted Children Monthly
http://www.gifted-children.com/

Gifted Education Press
http://www.giftededpress.com/

Great Potential Press
http://greatpotentialpress.com/

Math Channel Wonderful Ideas
http://www.mathchannel.com/

National Geographic Kids
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/

National Wildlife Federation
http://www.nwf.org/kids

Open Space Communication Understanding Our Gifted
http://www.openspacecomm.com/

Patrick¹s Press (academic quizzes)
http://www.patrickspress.com/

Pieces of Learning
http://www.piecesoflearning.com/

Prufrock Press Gifted Child Today
http://www.prufrock.com/

Zephyr Press
http://www.zephyrpress.com/


Curriculum Support, Activities, and Competitions
ACT American College Testing
http://www.act.org

Amazing Kids
http://www.amazing-kids.org/

American Computer Science League
http://www.acsl.org/

American Mathematics Competitions
http://www.unl.edu/amc

American Memory Project
http://memory.loc.gov/

American Museum of Natural History
http://www.amnh.org/

American Physical Society (physics)
http://www.aps.org/studentsandeducators/index.cfm

Annenberg Learner (variety)
http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/math/patterns/index.html

AP Advanced Placement
http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/

Apex Learning
http://www.apexlearning.com/

A Plus Math
http://www.aplusmath.com/

Arcytech (math and science)
http://www.arcytech.org/java

Artifact Box
http://www.artifactbox.com/

Arts Edge
http://www.artsedge.kennedy-center.org/

Ask an Expert
http://www.askanexpert.com/

Best of History Web Sites
http://www.besthistorysites.net/

BEST Robotics
http://www.bestinc.org/

Biography Maker
http://www.bham.wednet.edu/bio/biomaker.htm

Bob Wilcox's Mathematics page
http://geocities.com/Athens/3352

BrainBashers
http://www.brainbashers.com/

Brain Cake
http://www.braincake.org/

CAAS Chess Association for Arkansas Schools
http://www.chess-for-arkansas-schools.org/

Christopher Columbus Awards
http://www.christophercolumbusawards.com/

Cool Math
http://coolmath4kids.com/index.html

Cornell Theory Center Math and Science
http://www.tc.cornell.edu/Edu/MathSciGateway

Count On www.counton.org
http://www.counton.org/

Create a Graph
http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/Graphing

Cyberchase Games
http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/games.html

Destination Imagination
http://destinationimagination.org/

Digital History
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/

DigiTales
http://www.digitales.us/

Do History
http://www.dohistory.org/home.html

Do Something
http://www.dosomething.org/

E-coach (literacy)
http://www.my-ecoach.com/resources/litconnect.html

EconEd
http://www.econedlink.org/

EDSITEment (humanities and social studies)
http://edsitement.neh.gov/

Eduscapes (variety of topics)
http://eduscapes.com/

Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Math and Science
http://www.goenc.com/

Electronic Emissary (locating mentors)
http://emissary.wm.edu/

Engineer Your Life
http://www.engineeryourlife.org/

E-pals
http://www.epals.com/

Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/

Experimental Musical Instruments
http://www.windworld.com/

Explore Learning
http://www.explorelearning.com/

Exploratorium Science Museum
http://www.exploratorium.edu/

Eyewitness to History
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html

Figure This!
http://www.figurethis.org/index.html

Future Problem Solving
http://fpsp.org/

GEMS-Great Explorations in Math and Science
http://www.lhs.berkeley.edu/gems

Glencoe Math Links
http://www.glencoe.com/sec/math/cool/index.htm

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
http://www.barronprize.org/

Grey Labyrinth
http://www.greylabyrinth.com/index.htm

High School Mock Trial
http://www.collegemocktrial.org/highschool.htm

History is Fun
http://www.historyisfun.org

History Matters
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/

How Stuff Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/

Hubble Telescope
http://hubblesite.org/

Intel Science Talent Search
http://www.sciserv.org/sts

International Baccalaureate Organization
http://www.ibo.org/

International Math Olympics
http://www.youth.net/math.oly/mo.html

Invent America
http://www.inventamerica.com/

Jametown
http://www.virtualjamestown.org/

JASON Project
http://www.jasonproject.org/

Junior Great Books
http://www.greatbooks.org/

Kid Publishing
http://www.kidpub.com/

Kid Psych(ages 1-9 years)
http://www.kidpsych.org/index1.html

Kids Around the World
http://www.katw.org/

Kids Click! (variety)
http://sunsite3.berkeley.edu/KidsClick!

Kids Online Resources (all subjects)
http://www.kidsolr.com/

Krypto game online
http://www.mphgames.com/

Leadership Village
http://www.leadershipvillage.com/

Lego League
http://www.firstlegoleague.org/

Let's Get Real
http://www.lgreal.org/index.shtml

Linda Sheffield's Math Resources for Students
http://www.nku.edu/~mathed/p12sr.html

Magic Tricks
http://www.kidzone.ws/magic/index.htm

Marco Polo (variety of topics)
http://www.marcopolo-education.org/

Math Archives
http://archives.math.utk.edu/index.html

MATHCOUNTS
http://mathcounts.org/

Math-kitecture
http://www.math-kitecture.com/

Mathematics Pentathlon
http://www.mathpentath.org/

Math Forum@Drexel
http://mathforum.org/

Math League
http://www.mathleague.com/

Math Olympiads
http://www.moems.org/

Meet Me at the Corner (kids submit video as virtual field trips)
http://www.meetmeatthecorner.org/

Microsociety
http://www.microsociety.org/

Mindware games
http://www.mindwareonline.com/

Model UN
http://www.nmun.org/

Mudd Math Fun Facts
http://www.math.hmc.edu/funfacts

Mysteries
http://kids.mysterynet.com/

Nate the Great
http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/natethegreat

National Archives Digital Classroom
http://www.archives.gov/digital_classroom/index

National Gallery of Art
http://www.nga.gov/

National Geographic Expeditions
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions

National History Day
http://www.nationalhistoryday.org/

National Math Trail
http://www.nationalmathtrail.org/

National Science Resources Center
http://www.nsrconline.org/

National Youth Science Camp
http://www.nysc.org/

Natural Math
http://www.naturalmath.com/

NCTE Promising Young Writers Program
http://www.ncte.org/about/awards/student/pyw

New York Times Learning Page
http://www.nytimes.com/learning

News Bowl
http://www.newsbowl.cm/

Newseum
http://www.newseum.org/

Odyssey of the Mind
http://www.odysseyofthemind.org/

Origin of Words and Names
http://www.krysstal.com/wordname.html

Paper Airplanes
http://www.funpaperairplanes.com/

Philosophy Slam
http://www.philosophyslam.org/

Portraits of Learning (photography)
http://www.techlearning.com/portraits/index.php

Project Learning Tree
http://www.plt.org/

Project LOGgED On
http://www.projectloggedon.org/

Reader's Theater
http://www.aaronshep.com/

Reference Desk
http://www.refdesk.com/

San Francisco Symphony for Kids
http://www.sfskids.org/

SAT Scholastic Aptitude Test
http://www.collegeboard.org/

Science and Math Network
http://www.sciencemathnetwork.org/index.html

Science Bowl
http://www.scied.science.doe.gov/nsb/default.htm

Science Club
http://scienceclub.org/

Science Daily (latest developments)
http://www.sciencedaily.com/

Science Friday (National Public Radio program)
http://www.sciencefriday.com/kids

Science Hobbyist
http://www.eskimo.com/~billb

Science Made Simple
http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/

Science Net
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/

Science Olympiad
http://www.soinc.org/

Shakespeare
http://www.folger.edu/template.cfm?cid=588
http://ise.uvic.ca/Library/SLT/intro/%20introsubj> .html
http://www.shakespeares-globe.org/navigation/framesetNS.htm

Simon Tatham's Puzzles
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/puzzles

Smithsonian Institute Exhibits
http://www.si.edu/exhibitions

Social Studies Sources
http://www.indiana.edu/~socialst

Stock Market Game
http://www.smgww.org/

Student News Net (journalism)
http://www.studentnewsnet.com/

Survey Monkey (create your own survey)
http://www.surveymonkey.com/

Team America Rocketry Challenge
http://www.rocketcontest.org/

Thinkfinity
http://thinkfinity.org

ThinkQuests
http://www.thinkquest.org/

Time Magazine for Kids
http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/index.html

Toy Challenge
http://www.toychallenge.com/

Traveler IQ Challenge (world geography game)
http://www.travelpod.com/traveler-iq

UCSB ScienceLine
http://www.scienceline.ucsb.edu/

Ultimate Puzzle
http://www.dse.nl/puzzle/index_us.html

University of Arkansas GT Scholars
http://gtscholars.uark.edu/home.php#

USAToday Snapshots (little known facts)
http://www.usatoday.com/news/snapshot.htm

Veteran's History Project
http://www.loc.gov/folklife/vets/vets-home.html

Virtual Architecture
http://virtual-architecture.wm.edu/

Virtual Book Club
http://eduscapes.com/tap/topic112.htm

Virtual Manipulatives (math)
http://nlvm.usu.edu/nav/vlibrary.html

Visual Thesaurus
http://www.visualthesaurus.com/index.jsp

We the People
http://www.civiced.org/programs.php

Web-based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE)
http://wise.berkeley.edu/

Webquests (variety)
http://www.webquest.org/

What Kids Can Do (community service)
http://www.whatkidscando.org/

Women's Adventures in Science
http://www.iwaswondering.org/

Word Central
http://www.wordcentral.com/

Word Masters Challenge
http://www.wordmasterschallenge.com/

World of Escher
http://www.worldofescher.com/contest

Written and Illustrated By
http://www.landmarkeditions.com/Scripts/index.asp

Friends of Johnston ELP