In New Hampshire, there is no state-level legislation or regulation regarding gifted education. Special programming for the Gifted or Talented is entirely a matter of local option. Such programming may be referred to as “Enrichment”, but not all “Enrichment” programs are targeted to the gifted. The key to whether a program is a true “gifted” program is whether there is a formal identification process. There is no state standard in New Hampshire for identification, so this is entirely up to local districts.
Ed 306.06 Culture and Climate.
(a) The school policies adopted by the local school board shall reflect:
(1) The acknowledgement of diversity and respect for differences;
Ed 306.14 Basic Instructional Standards. The local school board shall require that each school has an instructional program which includes the following:
(g) A policy encouraging students to pursue and demonstrate advanced course work, including advanced placement courses in high school;
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Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship for Gifted 7th Graders - The Institute for Educational Advancement is a non profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of gifted young people. IEA encourages current 7th graders who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and intellectual precocity to apply for a Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship. This is a national program that awards selected applicants with a four year scholarship to a high school that nurtures and supports each individual scholar’s intellectual and personal needs. To learn more, go to www.educationaladvancement.org or call (626) 403-8900.
Center for Creative Learning in Sarasota, Florida - Our work focuses on Creative Problem Solving (CPS), the Levels of Service (LoS) approach to talent development, and problem-solving style. Over the years, we have published many books and articles, presented at NAGC Conferences and many state conferences, and worked in a number of countries outside the USA. Our President, Dr. Don Treffinger has been an NAGC Board Member, editor of the Gifted Child Quarterly, and editor-in-chief of Parenting for High Potential Magazine. The purpose of this message is to announce that we have just completed a complete restructuring of our Center’s website, www.creativelearning.com, as well as a wide variety of new resources and materials. These include a variety of free and low cost resources that can be downloaded directly from the website in PDF format. We also have posted more than 20 back issues of our newsletter, Creative Learning Today (also free in PDF format); these are available at: www.creativelearning.com/creative-problem-solving/creative-learning-today-newsletter.html. The new issue of the newsletter, Volume 18 (number 1), just published, includes new articles on CPS in education and additional information about many of our new and expanded resources.
Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University - Gifted LearningLinks , an online program.
Center for Talented Youth - Johns Hopkins University - Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth offers above-grade-level testing, academic summer programs, online courses, travel opportunities, and awards for top students nationwide. Join us this fall at a meeting near you to learn more. The attached flier will help schools, libraries, community groups, and other organizations spread the word. For a full calendar, go to ww.cty.jhu.edu/ts/infomeet.html
Davidson Institute News Briefs for 2014:
**see information about the 2014 THINK Summer Institute under the "Upcoming Events" section
Davidson Young Scholars Application Available
The national Davidson Young Scholars program helps profoundly gifted students discover others with similar interests and abilities, utilizing their skills and talents to maximize their educational potential and make a difference in the lives of others. Parents collaborate with a skilled team of Family Consultants who provide individualized services based on each family’s unique needs, most often in the areas of educational advocacy, social and emotional development, and enrichment opportunities. Read Young Scholar Success Stories (www.DavidsonGifted.org/YSSuccessStories) about how the Young Scholars program has helped make a difference in the lives of these students. The Davidson Young Scholars application deadline is the first of each month. Please visit the website to learn more: www.DavidsonGifted.org/YoungScholars.
Davidson Institute’s Educators Guild
The Davidson Institute's Educators Guild is a FREE national service for elementary, secondary and post-secondary educators, as well as other professionals who are committed to meeting the unique academic needs of gifted students. More than 1,600 professional educators have access to free consulting services and a national discussion eList for networking, as well as Educators Guild publications. Become an Educators Guild member simply by signing up for our free eLists at www.DavidsonGifted.org/EdGuild. Also, please the join the Educators Guild Discussion Group on Facebook (www.facebook.com/groups/davidsoneducatorsguild/) if you would like to contribute to the ongoing conversation about how to best serve the academic needs of our nation’s brightest students.
Ed Week: Medical Misdiagnosis in the Gifted
Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) . We wanted to let you know about a new annual award competition that offers funding for aspiring scientists ages 13-18. Attached is the press release with more information. More information is also available on the Cogito site at: https://cogito.cty.jhu.edu/?p=39168
Purdue University’s GERI Summer Residential Programs Information. GERI has been serving 5th-12th grade gifted, creative, and talented students in residential summer programs that stimulate their imaginations and expand their abilities and talents.
The brochure and our website:
http://www.geri.education.purdue.edu/ include all the information interested students and parents will need if they would like to pursue a summer opportunity with Purdue’s GERI program. If you have questions or would like paper brochures, please contact me at the numbers below.
Purdue University, Educational Studies
Gifted Education Resource Institute
Beering Hall of Liberal Arts and Education
100 N. University Street, Room 5113
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2098
Tel: (765) 494-7241, Fax: (765) 496-2706
SAS Training Update - Los Angeles & Toronto
The Social Skills Training Institute would like to share our latest training dates and news from Illinois and California with you!
SENG-Model Parent Support Group - For parents of bright, gifted or talented children
You are invited to participate in a guided discussion group to learn about the social and emotional needs of bright/gifted/talented children, and the parenting issues related to those needs. The emphasis is on positive aspects of parenting, avoiding power struggles, and helping these children learn appropriate life skills while enhancing the parent/child relationship.
Topics will include: Identification/Characteristics, Parent Relationships, Sibling Relationships, Communication of Feelings, Stress Management, Depression, Motivation, Tradition Breaking, Peer Relationships, and Discipline.
The McLane Family New Hampshire Student Membership Program
Effective September 1, 2012, the McLane Family New Hampshire Student Membership Program allows New Hampshire students of all ages in public and private school, as well as those who are home schooled, to visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston free of charge. To request a school group visit, please complete our request form and indicate that you are visiting from a school in New Hampshire
Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (VLACS) - New Hampshire's first statewide on-line virtual public school. The Academy's goal is to use the latest internet technologies to provide our students with any time, any where access to a rigorous, personalized education that helps them learn today, graduate tomorrow and prepare for the future.
Host an International High School Exchange Student Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State
The U.S. Department of State invites you to make a difference by hosting an international high school exchange student in your school or home starting this fall. Approximately 2,000 Department of State-sponsored exchange students from over 50 countries, all of whom have undergone a competitive, merit-based selection process, will spend the 2014-15 academic year in communities across the United States. These exchange students live with American families, attend American high schools, and participate in American culture, leadership activities, and community service. Exchange students can help internationalize classrooms and bring foreign affairs to life.
We seek host families and host schools from all over the United States. Learn more or submit an interest form at hosting.state.gov and please share this announcement with others. You can also email us at email@example.com.
July 18, 2014 / 9:00 am – 4:00 pm / Boston area (Chestnut Hill, MA)
Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute
The Brimmer and May School
Let's Learn Latin will introduce elementary and middle school teachers to the world of Latin and the ancient Romans through a series of engaging, standards-connected lessons. Teachers get to play the role of students, learning the material through the same activities and lessons that they will be able to use in their own classrooms. Participants will enjoy learning the basics of Latin, by working through 50% or more of a colorful, interesting, kid-friendly text called Minimus, richly supplemented by effective and innovative activities to practice the material. Other topics include Latin vocabulary, word roots, and Roman culture and mythology – all of which integrate seamlessly with Minimus. No previous experience with Latin is needed!
Participants will receive myriad classroom-ready materials on all topics studied. All participants will receive documentation of their 6.5 contact hours.
Register: by mail or online. Deadline: 6/13/14. Limited to 15-20 participants. Cost: $35! Registration, workshop materials and resources, and light breakfast with coffee are provided. Participants should bring their own lunch (there is not enough time to leave campus).
Visit our website to get additional workshop details, to purchase publications, or to find out about and schedule other professional development opportunities or student programs: www.ascaniusyci.org
Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Kenneth J. Relihan
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