The Council for Exceptional Children

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is an international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides continual professional development, advocates for newly and historically underserved individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice. Resources available from the site include information on current programs and awards, training opportunities, discussion forums, and links to related organisations.

Geebung District Gifted and Talented Website

A collection of resources for educators working with gifted children

Gifted Resources Home Page  

This Gifted Resources Page contains links to all known online gifted resources, enrichment programs, talent searches, summer programs, gifted mailing lists and early acceptance programs, including CTY, EPGY, CTD, NRC/GT, TIP, RMTS, ERIC, NCSSSMST, Odyssey of the Mind, and many others. It contains links to 4+ years of TAG-L mailing list archives (over 10 MB). It also contains contact information for many local gifted associations and government (mostly US state) programs. 

Gifted Resources   

Links to Sites, organisations and Bibliographies regarding gifted children

NSWAGTC Information Centre

This site holds an abundance of information, some of which (but not all) has been encapsulated below:

NSW/ACT System Policies for Gifted and Talented Children

  • ACT Government Policy
  • NSW Government Policy
  • NSW Dept of Education & Training Policy & Implementation Guidelines
  • Catholic - Sydney, Parramatta, Broken Bay, Lismore, Newcastle/Maitland, Canberra/Goulburn
  • Other - Home Schooling, Montessori, Waldorf Steiner

Teaching Strategies for Gifted and Talented Children

There are many teaching strategies that can be used to respond to the educational needs (both intellectual and affective) of gifted students. These notes cover practical issues as well as generally giving their research basis:

 

  • Acceleration/Flexible Progression
  • Ability Grouping
  • Curriculum Compaction
  • Curriculum Differentiation
  • Independent Learning
  • Mentoring
  • Use of Awards/Certificates
  • Vertical Unitised Timetabling

Choosing and Dealing With Schools

  • Choosing a school
  • Dealing with problems at school
  • Early Entry - One story
  • School information
  • Scholarship information

Jeremy's Links

A very good list of links and information, easily accessible and ordered by category.

Education Place

A list of links relevant to Gifted Children (Canadian Focus)

TalentEd   

This site was established in 1997 and is dedicated to the provision of material about the education of the gifted and talented.

The Virtual School for the Gifted

'In real life the gifted wear masks to enable them to fit in with their peers, hiding intellectual passions. The Virtual School for the Gifted is the place to remove the mask. A place where no one knows your age, race, creed, can tell if you have a disability, strange looks or peculiar family -- nor do they care. At the Virtual School for the Gifted you are judged solely on what you say. It is a place to let your individuality, thoughts and ideas run free. The Virtual School for the Gifted is a place where you can just be yourself.'