Have questions? Want to learn more about gifted education and raising a gifted child? Check out the links below for more information!
National Associate for Gifted Children (NAGC)
Visit the National Association for Gifted Children website to access information about all things gifted! From common definitions of Giftedness to other frequently asked questions, this website has all you need! Below are some links directly from their website.
- Common Characteristics of Gifted Individuals
- Traits of Giftedness
- Tests and Assessments
- Domains of Giftedness
- Levels of Giftedness
- Motivation and Learning
- Very Young Gifted Children
- Social and Emotional Considerations
- Gifted Education Practices
Hoagies' Gifted Education
The Hoagies' Gifted Education Page has TONS of information and resources for your family and child to peruse! From topics on parenting and social issues to books and great toys to buy, this website has it ALL! Take a peek at some of the following highlights of this awesome resource:
Michigan Association for Gifted Children (MAGC)
The Michigan Association for Gifted Children provides the resources and the know-how to help parents and educators improve the lives of Michigan's advanced and accelerated children.
GT Resource Network
GT Resource Network is comprised of local Grand Rapids area advocates for gifted education. Check out the events and resources available on the website!
SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted)
SENG is an organization dedicated to supporting the emotional needs of the gifted child. Browse the website to sign up for their free e-mail newsletter. This website has excellent resources for parenting to the emotional needs of your child.
Ottawa Area Intermediate School District Resources
The Ottawa Area Intermediate School District has links to many local university camps and programs. Below are a few selected programs and camps that might be worth checking out!
Michigan State University
Gifted and Talented Programs at Michigan State University
Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) programs promote differentiated educational programs for students in grade school, middle school and high school.
MSU -PAN ( Physics of Atomic Nuclei) Program
A program for middle and high school physical science, chemistry and physics students.
Contact: Dr. R Zegers (517) 333-6473, firstname.lastname@example.org
Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University
Northwestern's center for serving gifted students and their families.
PATH, the Program for Academically Talented at Hope College, is a cooperative project of Hope College, the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District, and local school districts. It offers fast-paced, accelerated instruction in writing and mathematics to academically talented seventh, eighth, and ninth grade students
Hope College Summer Science Programs
Hope College offers exciting summer opportunities for children 3 years old to 9th grade to explore the wonderful world of science.
Grand Valley State University
STEPS Summer Camp for Girls at Grand Valley State University
A one-week day camp introduction to the world of science, technology, and engineering.
University of Michigan
Summer Institute for the Gifted at University of Michigan
Residential program for students grades 4-11. Variety of subjects from which to choose.
Calvin College A.C.E- Academic Camps of Excellence
Summer camps for gifted middle school students in math, science, literature, computer science and economics.