2016 Torrance Creativity Award Students (ages 8 - 18) are invited to submit their finest creative work to help celebrate the great legacy of educator and creativity pioneer Dr. E. Paul Torrance
Submissions accepted January 1 - August 20, 2016 CLICK ON LOGO FOR MORE INFO
Over the past 40 years, and in partnership with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, our programs have encouraged nearly two million children, teachers, parents, college students and independent inventors to explore science, technology and their own innate creativity, inventiveness and entrepreneurial spirit.
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KSDE is a websource that contains many useful links for gifted educators including the Effective Practices Instructional Kit, Data Sources and Gifted Education Documents.
"MTSS is a coherent continuum of evidence based, system-wide practices to support a rapid response to academic and behavioral needs, with frequent data-based monitoring for instructional decision-making to empower each Kansas student to achieve high standards." (Description from MTSS website-click on logo to see more.)
Cubes in Space - STE[A]M Space Flight Opportunity: Free Opportunity for Students, Ages 11-18, to Launch Experiments into Space! idoodlelearning, inc, with support from the Colorado Space Grant Consortium is offering a science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) focused global education program at no cost for students ages 11-18. Cubes in Space™ provides students an opportunity to design and compete to launch an experiment into space. CLICK ON LOGO FOR MORE INFO
CLEOS - University of Kansas Department of Psychology and Research in Education would like to introduce the CLEOS Project, to assist high schoolers with unique and creative interests in finding their ideal future. In addition, we hope to gain invaluable insight into the development of creative individuals through analysis of the assessments students take during their visit to the CLEOS lab. This is for creatively gifted young people to find the path to the fulfillment of their talents in vocations such as the fine and performing arts, invention, and creative entrepreneurship and service that don't have clear ladders.CLICK THE LOGO FOR MORE INFORMATION
COUNSELING LABORATORY FOR THE EXPLORATION OF OPTIMAL STATES
Offered by NAGC, these live webinars are for educators and parents to better understand and serve the gifted learner.
WEBSITE RESOURCE LINKS FOR TEACHERS
Adopt-a-Physicist connects high school physics students to real physics graduates who are eager to share their stories. Working in areas ranging from particle physics research to freelance writing, the participating physicists embody a huge range of careers, backgrounds, interests, and educational levels. Adopt-a-Physicist connects classes with the physicists of their choice through online discussion forums that are active for a set three-week period.CLICK ON LOGO FOR MORE INFO
The National Research Center for Gifted and Talented (NRC/GT) at the University of Connecticut offers research based and online resources. Information about Jacob K. Javits Education Act and Grant are provided. CLICK THE LOGO FOR MORE INFORMATION
This comprehensive website consists of over 1000 pages of information on gifted children and adults.
CEC describes itself as "the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents." Check out this site to learn about policies being worked on for gifted education.
This is the national organization webpage for gifted children. NAGC invests all of its resources to train teachers, encourage parents and educate administrators and policymakers on how to develop and support gifted children and what's at stake if high-potential learners are not challenged and encouraged. CLICK THE LOGO FOR MORE INFORMATION
Math Madness, a competition sponsored by interstellar, starts its official season at the end of September and conclude early December: 4 weeks of league play, including 1 collaboration round, followed by a single-elimination bracket tournament(s) in which all teams participate. For more information on cost and dates click on http://in-ter-stel-lar.com/math_madness/about
You Can Do the Rubrik's Cube - Mosaic Competition: The new Rubik's Cube Mosaic Builder Guides and templates allow youth to combine fun with math, science, history and art! Now teachers and youth directors can teach algorithms, geometry, problem solving, spatial relations and more, while also teaching color theory, pixels, significant historical figures, patterns and national treasures! CLICK ON LOGO FOR MORE INFO
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Lead your students through a project-based learning experience and watch them tackle real issues affecting real people. Along the way, they’ll discover engineering, develop a meaningful relationship with an engineering mentor, become more aware citizens, and build 21st century skills.
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Live Binder offers a compilation of the best blogs concerning gifted education to use for enriching student learning.
Next fall, the National Weekly Online Quiz Bowl will list the Top Schools State and National- Each week! Spice Up the school year for your GT / High Ability students!Schools will play for a National and State Championship each and every week! Each grade has its own division! Grades 4-12. Students participate using their school or personal smartphone-tablet technology! ..... Absolutely No Teacher Preparation! Students may quiz in school or at home on their free time. Schools enter the event for only $99 for 35 weeks of Quiz Bowls.Quiz Module features a 30-second timer for each question and a running score for the player! Play a Demo. Can you score 300 out of a perfect 400 points? Enter a single school online here! Have a great summer! Peter Vavak, Potpourri Challenge Developer Lincoln, Nebraska 402-944-7300