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    Professional Organizations 

    National Association for Gifted Children www.nagc.org  

    Maryland State Department of Education Office for Gifted and Talented 410-767-0363 (Office of Specialist in Gifted and Talented Education)  

    Maryland Educators of Gifted Students (MEGS)  

    Council for Exceptional Children 

    Association for the Education of Gifted Underachieving Students http://www.aegus1.org/ 

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



    Parent Groups 

    MCGATE: Maryland Coalition for Gifted and Talented Education http://www.mcgate.org/     

    Board mcgateboard@gmail.com

    PGTAG: Prince George's Talented and Gifted Parent Group  http://www.pgtag.org/ 

    Sandy Antunes, President president@pgtag.org   



    Programs for Gifted Students

    Destination Imagination, Creative Problem Solving Competition - Maryland Creative Problem Solvers, Inc. 

    Chris Price and Wendy Simmons, Regional Directors central@marylanddi.org  

    Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, Talent Search 

    First in Math, Game 24 on-line 

    Maryland Summer Centers for Gifted and Talented Students 





    Teacher Resources 

    Khan Academy
    The Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We're a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.

    All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. The Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.

    Johns Hopkins University School of Education Certificate in Gifted Education 
    The Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education is designed to address the needs of teachers who are seeking knowledge and skills in curriculum, instruction, and assessment to meet the needs of academically talented students in their classrooms.

    The program provides an 18-credit sequence of courses designed specifically for classroom and resource teachers who are working with gifted students. Courses include assignments to observe gifted students and to design and present lessons that are appropriate for their intellectual and developmental needs.

    University of Connecticut Neag Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development
    The University of Connecticut is home to the Neag Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development. Studies focusing on meeting the needs of gifted and talented youth have received national and international attention for over 40 years. The earliest research emphasized studies related to creativity, assessment, identification, programming, and evaluation. Several studies conducted by our research team are considered seminal research that guides the design and development of programs and services to meet the needs of gifted and talented students. The research team includes Dr. Joseph S. Renzulli, Dr. Sally M. Reis, Dr. Del Siegle, Dr. E. Jean Gubbins, Dr. M. Katherine Gavin, Dr. Catherine Little, Dr. D. Betsy McCoach, and Dr. Tutita Casa. The team poses questions such as the following that are theory-based and practice relevant. 

    College of William and Mary Center for Gifted Education

    The Center for Gifted Education is a research and development center providing services to educators, policy makers, graduate students, researchers, parents, and students in support of the needs of gifted and talented individuals.

    Located in Williamsburg, Virginia, the Center has established an international reputation for excellence in research, curriculum development, and service. Several major grants, including funding from the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act, have provided significant support for the work of the Center.

    Purdue University Gifted Education Resource Institute 
    GERI is a multidimensional center dedicated to the study, discovery, and development of human potential. Founded by John Feldhusen in 1974 and situated in the College of Education, GERI’s mission is holistic development of giftedness, creativity, and talents among individuals throughout their lifespan. This is accomplished through enrichment programs for gifted youth, graduate programs for future scholars and leaders, professional development and coursework for educators of gifted students, and on-going research on the psychology of giftedness, creativity, and talent development.

    A center located in the Department of Educational Studies in the Purdue University College of Education, GERI is affiliated with the Gifted, Creative and Talented Studies specialization within EDST which offers graduate programs in gifted education and a licensure program for K-12 educators in Indiana.  GERI also provides training to pre-service teachers through hands-on opportunities and training in connection to Super Saturday and the GERI Summer Camps.

    Under the leadership of Executive Director Professor Marcia Gentry, GERI provides leadership in gifted education, and serves as an advocate for programs and services to high ability students. GERI alumni serve in leadership positions across the United States and abroad and in hundreds of K-12 classrooms.



    Gifted Students with Special Learning Needs/

    Twice Exceptional Resources  


    Smart Kids with Learning Difficulties by Richard Weinfeld, Linda Barnes-Robinson, Sue Jeweler, and Betty Roffman Shevitz 

    To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled by Susan Baum and Steven V. Owen 

    Helping Gifted Children Soar: A Practical Guide for Parents and Teachers by Carol A. Strip and Gretchen Hirsch 



    Professional Organizations 
    Council for Exceptional Children 


    Association for the Education of Gifted Underachieving Students 

    SENG – Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted Students 

    Maryland Summer Centers for Gifted and Talented Students