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Gifted & Talented

Tournament of Minds:  Tournament of Minds is a problem solving program for teams of students from both primary and secondary years. They are required to solve demanding, open-ended challenges from Maths, Social Science and Language disciplines.

Think Quest:  Teams of students and teachers are challenged to build websites on educational topics. These websites are published in the popular ThinkQuest Library and top-scoring teams win valuable prizes.

Future Problem Solving Program:  FPSP features curricular and co-curricular competitive, as well as non-competitive, activities in creative problem solving.

Math League:  The Math League is dedicated to bringing challenging mathematics materials and contests to students.

Quiz Hub:  Fun online interactive learning challenges.

TalentEd Enrichment Program: TEEP aims to provide Internet based learning situations that encourage collaboration and investigation in problem solving situations where children are encouraged to participate and interact through self directed research.

The Brain RummagerWord fun for students interested in the history and usage of the English language.

VSG Enrichment: The VSG is an online school which specializes in providing enrichment courses to complement and extend the regular curriculum.

Bright Ideas for Gifted Students:  Fun ideas to challenge your students.

Double Helix Science Club: Official science club of CSIRO.

Absurd Math:  Interactive mathematical problem solving game series. The player proceeds on missions in a strange world where the ultimate power consists of mathematical skill and knowledge.

Amusement Park Physics:   Design a roller coaster and find out how physics laws affect amusement park ride design.

Bubble Dome Detective Writing:  Challenging writing competitions that encourage creative thinking.

Clever Games for Clever People:  Collection of challenging number games.

 

Lessons:

TalenteEd Lesson Plan:  Links to lesson plans, units of work and enrichment activities.

GATE Units of Work:  Special projects such as tessellations, student-designed web sites, and web-based lessons for teachers are available for you to use and enjoy.

Web Resources in Gifted:  Lesson plans for gifted students.

 

Teacher Reference: 

Strategies for Teaching Gifted Learners:  Strategies for regular classroom teachers to use with gifted students.

Gifted Education:  Site with information on identification of gifted students and their educational and social development needs across all aspects of schooling.

Austega\'s Gifted Resource Centre:   This site is dedicated to parents and teachers faced with the joy and anguish of gifted children. It includes links to significant Australian sites.

NSW Assn for Gifted & Talented Children:  Information and support for teachers of gifted and talented students.

Queensland Association for Gifted and Talented Children:  Open association of people who share a common interest in gifted and talented children.

EAGER Gifted Education:  Lists teaching strategies and research articles on Gifted Education.

World Council for GAT Education:  An exchange of ideas, experiences and people from all over the world interested in gifted and talented children.

Ozgifted:  The OZ-GIFTED suite of email discussion lists covers any topic of interest to parents and teachers of gifted children, emphasizing Australasia.

Mensa Australia:  Aims to identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity, encourage research into the nature, characteristics and uses of intelligence, and to provide a stimulating intellectual and social environment for its members.

US National Society for Gifted Children:  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.

Gifted Identification:  List of articles about identification of Gifted students.

Curriculum Differentiation:  Explanation of this term that refers to the need to tailor teaching environments and practices to create appropriately different learning experiences for different students.

Who Are The Gifted?:  Information on characteristics of various areas of giftedness.

Gifted: The Seven Types of Intelligence:  Psychologist Howard Gardner identified the following distinct types of intelligence. They are listed here with respect to gifted and talented children.

Identifying The Gifted:  Tips on recognising the characteristics of gifted children.

Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children:  This article discusses the view that many gifted and talented children and adults are being misdiagnosed by psychologists, psychiatrists, pediatricians, and other health care professionals.

Characteristics of Extreme Intelligence:  Barbara Clark reviews the research on characteristics of children with extreme intelligence and identifies 30 characteristics highly gifted children commonly possess.

TIP Learning Theory Database:  The database contains brief summaries of 50 major theories of learning and instruction. These theories can also be accessed by learning domains and concepts.

   

 
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