The following links are included for the general interest of the gifted and talented community.
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Australia Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented Ltd
The Council of Education Associations of South Australia
The Gifted and Talented Children’s Association of WA
The Northern Territory Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented Inc
The NSW Association for Gifted and Talented Children
The Tasmanian Association for the Gifted
The Queensland Association for Gifted and Talented Children
GERRIC – UNSW Gifted Education Research, Resource and Information Centre (GERRIC)
Whether you are a teacher interested in how to identify and respond to the gifted students in your class, a principal looking for professional development for your staff, a parent looking for information on how to support your child, or a gifted or talented student looking for opportunities to engage with other bright students in stimulating enrichment programs, the UNSW Gifted Education Research, Resource and Information Centre (GERRIC) can assist you.
Gifted and Talented – Developing the talents of gifted children.
The Department of Education – Western Australia
CHIP Foundation (Children of High Intellectual Potential)
CHIP Programs exist to help Children of High Intellectual Potential and their families achieve that potential. They offer programs during term time and school holidays as well as counselling and assessment services. (VIC)
Mensa is a not-for-profit society. Its purposes are 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.
Gifted Families Support Group
Gifted Families Support Group Incorporated is a not for profit group formed by local Mums looking for more activities for their children. The group is designed to support families of gifted children.
Links, Lists and Resources
Austega’s Gifted Links and Resources
One of the web’s better collections of electronic resources for parents and teachers of gifted children.
Child Mind Institute:
The Child Mind Institute has a “Mental Health Guide” on its site describing a variety of conditions, including many familiar to those who raise or educate twice-exceptional children. For each condition, there’s a description of the condition, what to look for, causes, diagnosis, treatment, possible comorbidities, and FAQs.
GT Families – Mailing List
GT-Families is an electronic mailing list for the discussion of the range of issues facing families raising gifted children. All who are interested in supporting and nurturing gifted and talented children are most welcome.
GT World is an on-line support community for gifted and talented individuals and those who support and nurture them.
Resources and Activities for the Gifted and Talented
OzEd Education Web Links – Gifted Children
Françoys Gagné: http://gagnefrancoys.
“After earning his Ph. D. in Psychology from l’Université de Montréal (1966), professor Gagné spent most of his professional career in the Department of Psychology at l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). He devoted most of his research and teaching activities to the field of giftedness.
He has gained international renown through his theory of talent development: the Differentiating Model of Giftedness and Talent (DMGT). Professor Gagné has received many professional prizes, including the prestigious Distinguished Scholar Award (1996) from the National Association of Gifted Children (NAGC – USA). Officially retired since 2001, Dr. Gagné maintains regular publishing projects and numerous international keynoting activities.”
International Gateway for Gifted Youth
A university in the UK has founded a social networking site called a “thinking teenager’s Facebook” for gifted kids. It’s called IGGY, the International Gateway for Gifted Youth, and is intended for 13- to 18-year-olds who perform in the top five percent. Applicants must be recommended by a teacher or academic expert, according to an article in the UK Independent.
Thinking Ahead: http://www.thinkingahead.com.au/
Learn how to advocate for your child with Derrin Cramer.
Articles, Policies & Presentations
Gifted and Talented Children and Students Policy
Government of South AustraliaDepartment for Education and Child Development
How do I know if my child is gifted?
Author: Rosemary Hammerton, 2009
Releasing the Brakes: Administrator, Teacher, and Parent Attitudes and Beliefs That Block or Assist the Implementation of School Policies on Academic Acceleration
UNSW / GERRIC
Authors: Miraca Gross & Robert Urquhart
– Sir John Templeton Foundation Grant, Exceptional Cognitive Talent & Genius Portfolio
Identification_of_Gifted_Students_v2 (Presentation PDF)
Author: Rosemary Hammerton
Is your child gifted? : Health24.com
Author: Professor Shirley Kokot, (BA Hons, BEd (SG) MEd (Counselling), DEd, STD);SAC Dipl (Nutrition)); Educational Psychologist, and Founder of Radford House School, president of the National Association for Gifted and Talented Children of South Africa and prior member of the Executive Committee of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children for 9 years.
Gifted and talented checklist for parents
Author: Michael Sayler, Investigation of Talented Students, University of North Texas, Denton TX
History of Gifted Education: Presentation
Author: by Brian Housand, PhD
Prufrock Press Inc
“For more than 20 years, teachers, parents, and kids have looked to Prufrock Press for exciting, informative learning resources designed for gifted, advanced, and special needs learners.”
Gifted Development Centre
“Since 1979, The Gifted Development Center (GDC), a service of the Institute for the Study of Advanced Development, has served as a resource center for developmentally advanced children and their parents, and for gifted individuals of all ages. “
John Hopkins University: Center for Talented Youth
Mensa, the high IQ society, provides a forum for intellectual exchange among its members. There are members in more than 100 countries around the world.
Australian Science Olympiads
Are you looking for ways to challenge high performing science students in years 10 and 11?
The Australian Science Olympiad Exams are challenging tests in biology, chemistry, earth and environmental science, and physics. They are the first step in earning a spot on the Australian team to compete at the International Science Olympiads – the Olympic Games for science students.
The exams offer a motivating goal and the ultimate extension for high performing students. They provide recognition of academic achievement which reflects well on students, teachers and schools. The exams last two hours and are carried out under strict examination conditions at your school.
Top performing students could earn a spot at the Australian Science Olympiad Summer School, a two week residential program i the January school holidays. It is here students’ minds are stretched further and friendships with like-minded peers are made. The very best summer school students are selected to represent Australia at the International Science Olympiads in 2016.
Each exam costs $10.00 (+GST) per student. Registrations close 22 July, 2015.
Exam Sitting Dates
Chemistry: 5 August 2015
Earth and environmental science: 7 August 2015
Biology: 10 August 2015
Physics: 12 August 2015
For further information and to register visit www.asi.edu.au or call 02 6125 6228.
International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS)
Download practice questions:
World Education Games
The World Education Games is the exciting event for ALL schools and students around the world. It runs from 6-8 March, involving 5.5million students from over 200 countries and territories. Practice opened on 1 February. This is the global challenge to get ALL students (4-18 years of age) excited about learning, and to give the top students in each school an opportunity to see how they measure up against the best.
“A world-class education for everyone on earth.”
Academic Earth was founded with the goal of extending high-quality online learning opportunities to people around the globe.
This site is aimed at young people who like to read and write fiction; the site allows collaboration and feedback. Founded by a former managing editor of The New Yorker, the site is seen as a way for publishers to find young talent and also to expose readers to published authors through book excerpts.
This is a great learning tool. It’s free, and you can have your own profile which saves your progress. You can move through the modules at your own pace, earning points and badges along the way.
Join a worldwide community of more than 3.5 million students and 10,000 schools. Covers all state and national curriculum.
Nrich: enriching mathematics
Includes a variety of Math games
An interactive infographic of a brain, highlighted by areas and explanations of what the individual area does.
An interactive infographic by Open Colleges
Tournament of Minds
Tournament of Minds (TOM) is a problem solving program for teams of students from both primary and secondary years. Tournament’s aim is to enhance the potential of our youth by developing diverse skills, enterprise, time management, and the discipline to work collaboratively within a challenging and competitive environment.
Spellodrome encourages independent learning and the development of critical spelling awareness. Designed by educators, it has the right balance of stimulation and support.