Gifted in the Media
Explore some of our favorite blogs, reports, and podcasts for gifted educators, parents, and students.
Influential Professional Reports
- State of the Nation in Gifted Education (NAGC)
- A Nation Deceived
- Marland Report - Executive Summary
- White Paper: Promoting Talent and Excellence (February 21, 2013) Please find attached the English version of the White Paper: Promoting Talent and Excellence, created by the Austrian Research and Support Center for the Gifted and Talented (ÖZBF) on behalf of the Task Force for Giftedness Research and Gifted Education. Dr. Claudia Resch, Managing Director Austrian Research and Support Center for the Gifted and Talented
- Pre-K-Grade 12 Gifted Programming Standards (NAGC, 2010)
- High-Achieving Students in the Era of NCLB (2008)
- Worldwide provision to develop gifts and talents (2010)
- U.S. Math Performance in Global Perspective (2010)
- Do High Flyers Maintain Their Altitude? (2011)
- RtI and the Gifted Child (2011)
- Searching for Excellence (2013)
- Smarter than ever? (2013)
- Mind the (other) gap! (2010)
- Talent on the Sidelines (2013)
- Closing America's High-achievement Gap (2013)
- National Affairs: Gifted, Talented, and Underserved (2014)
- GA DOE Gifted Education Subcommittee Report (2006)
- Georgia Department of Education Rule 160-4-2-.38 Education Programs for Gifted Students Evaluation and Eligibility Chart (2012)
- Programming Standards for Meeting the Needs of Gifted & High-Ability Learners
- Gifted Education Referral and Eligibility Process Chart
- Georgia Resource Manual for Gifted Education Services (2014-2015)
- ABC News - Nightline (June 5, 2007)
- NPR - (April 17, 2013) In the late 1950s, a man named E. Paul Torrance was similarly interested in children's creativity. Torrance was a Georgia farm boy-turned-psychologist, and one of his first jobs was working with boys at a military academy. It was there that he began to see creativity as something that was misunderstood. Bonnie Cramond, director of the Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development at the University of Georgia, says a lot of the boys Torrance worked with were thought to be troublemakers.
- NPR - (August 24, 2015) "High achievers are being neglected in all sort of ways by schools that had no incentive to push them farther up." - Chester E. Finn Jr.
Prodigies in the News
- Musician Emily Bear has composed more than 350 pieces for the piano. She's recorded six albums, performed at the White House and Carnegie Hall, and worked closely with her mentor, music legend. And get this: She's 12. (NPR) October 1, 2013
- Matt Haimovitz is 42 and a world-renowned cellist. He rushed into the classical music scene at age 10 after Itzhak Perlman, the famed violinist, heard him play. (NPR) October 3, 2013
- On Morning Edition, David Greene reported on child prodigies. He talked to two parents, the mother of a teenage computer wonder and the father of a pint-sized tennis phenom. (NPR)October 4, 2013
- Akiane Kramarik is an artistic child prodigy, artist and poet. Watch her paint "Wonder" in time lapse on her website (click here).
- Unlike most folks people her age (or older), Chelsea Dock has performed on the piano at Madison Square Garden, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (NPR) June 27, 2008
- At age two, Jake Barnett was diagnosed with autism and his future was unclear. Now at age 13, Jake is a college sophomore and a math and science prodigy. Jake says his autism is key to his success. (60 Minutes) January 15, 2012
- World's newest musical genius, Alma Deutscher, composes her own opera at the age of 7. (ABC NEWS) October 23, 2012
- Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs "childish" thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. (TED) April, 2010
- Taylor Wilson believes nuclear fusion is a solution to our future energy needs, and that kids can change the world. (TED) March, 2012
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Resources by Topic
Below, you'll find wonderful resources for teachers and gifted students, sorted by topic.
Curious about Japanese immersion programs for kindergarteners? Check out the Language section!
Want to view world-class telescope video of deep space? Look under the Science tab!
Language, Literature, and Words
- Ohayo, Portland: Using Foreign Language as a Bridge to Learning (Edutopia)
- Words of the World - Modern language and culture experts discuss the history and use of some familiar words.
- The Great Books Foundation
- Crash Course - the educational series from the Vlogbrothers! John Green will teach you Literature.
- Deep Sky Videos - Exploring deep space - one video at a time. Including videos about the famous Messier Catalogue and access to world-class telescopes.
- Sixty Symbols - Cool videos about physics and astronomy.
- The Scale of the Universe 2 - by Cary Huang
- Bill Nye the Science Guy - Sending a sundial to Mars (TEDEd)
- Biology and Ecology
- Periodic Table of Videos - Your ultimate channel for all things chemistry. A video about each element on the periodic table. And we upload new videos every week about science news, interesting molecules and other stuff from the world of chemistry.
- Crash Course - the educational series from the Vlogbrothers! Hank Green will teach you Chemistry.
- Dynamic Periodic Table
- Test Tube - Behind-the-scenes in the world of science.
- SciShow - a YouTube program that just might change the way you look at your planet, your universe, and even yourself.
- Veritasium - The science video blog from atoms to astrophysics!
- Smarter Every Day - I explore the world using science. That's pretty much all there is to it.
- It's Okay to be Smart - a blog about science.
- RadioLab - Radiolab is a show about curiosity - where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.
- Sick Science - Videos and cool science experiments from Steve Spangler and SteveSpanglerScience.com
- Crash Course - the educational series from the Vlogbrothers! Hank Green will teach you Psychology.
Visual & Performance Arts
- Art Works: Integrating Creativity in the Curriculum (Edupotia)
- The Art Assignment - The Art Assignment, launching early 2014, is a weekly PBS Digital Studios production hosted by curator Sarah Green.