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Gifted/Library Associations/Book Reviews

Midwest Book Review 
Established in 1976, the Midwest Book Review is an organization committed to promoting literacy, library usage, and small press publishing.

NAGC – National Association for Gifted Children
Trains teachers, encourages parents and educates administrators and policymakers on how to develop and support gifted children. 

TAGT – Texas Association for Gifted Children
TAGT is an organization of educators, parents, and friends of the gifted based in the state of Texas. 

CAG – California Association for the Gifted
Conferences, position papers, educational opportunities, resources, publications, links, advocacy background and tips on Gifted children in California. 

OAGC – Ohio Association for Gifted Children
Since 1952,The Ohio Association for Gifted Children has been working with families and educators to promote the best interest of gifted children. OAGC advances understanding of the needs of the gifted, promotes establishment of programs and services for gifted students, and encourages the exchange of information on the national, state and local level. OAGC is an affiliate organization of the National Association for Gifted Children. 

IAGC – Illinois Association for Gifted Children
The Illinois Association for Gifted Children is a not-for-profit corporation that was established in 1989 by a small group of educators who wanted to create a voice within Illinois to further the opportunities to better understand the educational and social/emotional needs of gifted individuals. To that end, gifted educators, parents of gifted children, and other individuals continue to support the IAGC mission and related goals. The Illinois Association for Gifted Children is an organization of parents, educators, and others committed to the education and development of children with diverse gifts and talents. We educate, support, and influence those who touch the lives of children and focus our energies to meet the needs of children with gifts and talents in Illinois through: advocacy, standards, and networking. 

NCAGT – North Carolina Association for the Gifted and Talented
North Carolina Association for the Gifted and Talented, Inc., an organization of teachers, parents, and others who advocate for gifted children. 

GAGC – Georgia Association for Gifted Children
The mission of the Georgia Association for Gifted Children is to advocate for gifted children and youth by working with educators, parents, policy-makers, and the community to meet the needs of the gifted.

TAG – Tennessee Association for the Gifted
The Tennessee Association for the Gifted (TAG) is a nonprofit support group of parents, educators, and other concerned citizens united in advocating for appropriate educational opportunities for gifted, creative, and talented youth in Tennessee. 

AGATE – Arkansans for Gifted and Talented Education
AGATE is an independent organization promoting excellence in education, particularly as it relates to gifted and talented children and youth in Arkansas.

WATG – Wisconsin Association for Gifted and Talented
The Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted (WATG) is a non-profit organization of parents, students, educators, business and industry personnel, and other interested persons who are dedicated to fostering a climate in the home, school, and community that allows each individual to reach his or her unique potential.

ITAG – Iowa Talented and Gifted Association
Iowa’s association of interested parents, educators, and concerned citizens dedicated to meeting the needs of talented and gifted children and youth.

GAM – The Gifted Association of Missouri
Welcome to the Gifted Association of Missouri’s web page. This site is designed to be a resource for parents, educators, students, and friends of the gifted. Founded in 1981, GAM seeks to “Expand the Promise” of gifted education in Missouri through advocacy, information, and greater awareness of the unique educational needs of the gifted and talented.

Denver Public Schools Gifted Department
DPS Gifted and Talented Department provides services to students, parents, and schools in the form of overseeing the identification of gifted students in the district, providing staff development for faculties in teaching strategies for gifted students, training gifted representatives from the schools, coordinating the Highly Gifted Program and the testing process for it, and advocating for the needs of gifted students in the schools. 

AAGT – The Arizona Association for the Gifted and Talented
AAGT provides the only voice in Arizona dedicated to providing the information and guidance necessary for parents, teachers, administrators and legislators to develop and support gifted education. 

IAG – The Indiana Association for the Gifted
The Indiana Association for the Gifted educates and advocates for meeting the academic and social/emotional needs of gifted youth. 

OAGCT – The Oklahoma Association for Gifted, Creative and Talented
OAGCT was founded to bring together concerned professionals and other persons interested in gifted, creative, and talented youth for their mutual support and growth.

Encyclomedia – An Educational Conference
Encyclo-Media is Oklahoma’s premier educational conference, and is regarded as one of the best educational conferences in the region. The Oklahoma State Department of Education sponsors this exciting two-day conference. Encyclo-Media focuses on the fields of library media, reading, counseling, gifted and talented, and technology. 

PAGE – Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education
The Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education is the only organization in Pennsylvania which unites parents, teachers and administrators in the interests of education for gifted children.

MAGC – Mississippi Association for Gifted Children
Founded by parents and teachers in 1974, Mississippi Association for Gifted Children is a non-profit organization that serves as a public advocate for gifted children and youth in the state of Mississippi. 

VAG – Virginia Association for the Gifted
The Virginia Association of the Gifted is a statewide organization of parents, educators, and community leaders that advocates appropriate instruction for all gifted learners. 

KAGE – Kentucky Association for Gifted Education
Officially organized in 1979, KAGE is a non-profit volunteer group of parents, teachers, administrators, other educators, and all citizens interested in being advocates for appropriate educational opportunities for gifted and talented youth in Kentucky.

AAGC – Alabama Association for Gifted Children
The Alabama Association for Gifted Children (AAGC) web page includes membership, conference updates, contests, grants, links for gifted students, teachers, etc. and so much more. 

SCCGE – South Carolina Consortium for Gifted Education
SCCGE promotes and supports the professional preparation of teachers and other professionals responsible for the education of gifted and talented students. 

FLAG – Florida Association for the Gifted –
The mission of FLAG is to support educationally appropriate programs for gifted students through exchanging information, promoting research, supporting constructive changes in all areas of gifted education, and cooperating with local and state organizations in reaching mutual goals and objectives in support of students who are gifted.

MAGE – Michigan Alliance for Gifted Education
MAGE is an organization dedicated to providing leadership, advocacy, and support of differentiated education and services for meeting the unique needs of gifted, talented, and creative students in Michigan. 

Authors

Carolyn Coil’s Website
Carolyn is an internationally known speaker, author, trainer, consultant and educator. In her workshops, professional development courses, seminars and keynotes, she is an enthusiastic, motivating and energetic presenter. Carolyn works with teachers, parents and students offering practical strategies for raising student achievement, differentiating curriculum, implementing a variety of assessment strategies, and dealing with the problems and challenges associated with preparing ourselves and our children for living and working in the 21st Century. 

Nancy Polette’s Website
Nancy is an educator with over 30 years experience. She has authored over 150 professional books. She lives and works in Missouri where she is Professor at Lindenwood College. 

Laura Magner’s Website
As Laura Says: “Welcome to my CREATIVITY page! Check often for interesting quotes and creative teaching ideas.” 

General Education Links

DifferentiatedResources.com
Great Information on Differentiated Instruction as well as some Differentiated Resources!

Hoagies Gifted Education Site
Resources for parents of gifted children, including articles and research, books, organizations, on-line support groups, academic programs, and more! 

Education News from the NY Times
All headlines in Education from across the country and around the world. 

NEA – National Education Association
The National Education Association (NEA), the nation’s largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA’s 2.7 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States. 

ASCD – Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
ASCD, a community of educators, advocating sound policies and sharing best practices to achieve the success of each learner. 

NMSA – National Middle School Association
Since its inception in 1973, National Middle School Association (NMSA) has been a voice for those committed to the educational and developmental needs of young adolescents. NMSA is the only national education association dedicated exclusively to those in the middle level grades.

NCTM – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
NCTM is a public voice of mathematics education, providing vision, leadership, and professional development to support teachers in ensuring mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students. Founded in 1920, NCTM is the world’s largest mathematics education organization, with 100,000 members and 250 Affiliates throughout the United States and Canada.

CTY – The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth
– A world leader in gifted education for over 30 years.
CTY is the oldest and most extensive national nonprofit organization that identifies and develops the academic talents of promising young people in grades K-12. The CTY Talent Search helps parents identify their children’s strengths through above-grade-level testing. CTY Summer Programs and CTYOnline offers advanced students a haven for the development of their distinct talents.

NCTE – National Council of Teachers of English
The National Council of Teachers of English is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. Since 1911, NCTE has provided a forum for the profession, an array of opportunities for teachers to continue their professional growth throughout their careers, and a framework for cooperation to deal with issues that affect the teaching of English.

G/T World
GT World strives to provide a warm, comfortable, yet challenging environment in which to explore intellectual giftedness and the issues which surround it. These include parenting and advocating for our children, teaching them how to advocate for themselves, the experience of growing up gifted, obtaining an appropriate education, helping gifted kids with learning disabilities, and the wide range of other issues which tend to be flavored strongly by the our own and our children’s “difference”. GT World provides a number of ways for community members to get together.

NCSS – National Council for the Social Studies
Founded in 1921, National Council for the Social Studies has grown to be the largest association in the country devoted solely to social studies education. NCSS engages and supports educators in strengthening and advocating social studies. With members in all the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 69 foreign countries, NCSS serves as an umbrella organization for elementary, secondary, and college teachers of history, geography, economics, political science, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and law-related education. 

Teacher Magazine and Education Week
Website for Teacher Magazine and Education Week, essentials for all teachers. 

Homeschool.com
HomeSchooling.com has gathered information on home schooling facts, requirements, pros and cons, statistics, and benefits.

The Curriculum Project
The Curriculum Project provides elementary, middle school and high school educators with training, materials, and software designed to bring about increased levels of student success. We emphasize the implementation of state standards in ways that provide differentiated experiences for learners of all types. Our results are evident in a wide range of demographic environments, from low SES, urban schools to high SES suburban environments. 

Free Rice!!!
FreeRice has two goals:

  1. Provide English vocabulary to everyone for free. 
  2. Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free. 

 Government Sites

U.S. Department of Education
US Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans 

UK Department for Education and Skills
The Department for Education and Skills was established with the purpose of creating opportunity, releasing potential and achieving excellence for all. 

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