​​​​NEW!   Supporting Gifted Coordinators:  Opportunities for Collaboration and Reflection   Sponsored by NAGC

3 workshops of 90-minutes each.  June 8 Gifted Identificiation Procedures, June29 Gifted Program Development, and July 13 Professional Learning Opportunities to Support Teachers of the Gifted     See link above for registration, deadlines, and cost

Renzulili Learning System & Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Online Summer Institute:  Professional Development for PK-12 Teachers

June 7 - July 2, 2021  for 9 Continuing Education Hours &/or optional graduate Credit.  See flier for registration link.

Webster University Center for Creativity and Innovation: Creative Giftedness in P-12 Schools     

Webster Universtiy - Geneva Switzerland  online sessions June 7 - June 11, 2021

Plants, Peoples, Places, and Patterns     Grant Opportunity

An Institute for K-12 Teachers on Kansas Ecological Culture  Sponsored by the F. Price Cossman Memorial Trust, INTRUST Bank, N.A., trustee.

Click HERE for Application
Overview: Week long institute across Kansas with overnight stops in Manhattan, Lindsborg, and Hays.  The institute runs from Sunday, July 11 through Friday, July 16, 2021. 
Purpose: Exposing teachers to the ecological culture of Kansas. The week will consist of some classwork and field trips around Kansas, teacher expectation is to develop one lesson to share based on the information they learned from the institute. 
Benefits: This is a paid institute, each teacher will receive a stipend. In addition, the grant pays for lodging and meals. (Teachers will need to provide their own transportation). This institute will also increase teacher's knowledge of Kansas and teachers become a part of a network of educators engaged in Kansas ecological culture.
Other Notes: The Kansas Geographic Alliance would like two teachers to apply together hopefully with different backgrounds (e.g., two different grade levels or two different subjects). Spots fill up quickly, so educators should apply early to secure a spot. We will be following Covid-19 safety measures throughout the institute

Survey Seeking Elementary Gifted Teachers Practices during Covid-19 Pandemic

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University and University of Cincinatti are asking teacher of elementary gifted students to complete a 20-minute survey about practices during the Covid-19 pandemic.  

Survey closes May 1, 2021

Free Educator Virtual Session offered from Renzuli Center for Professional Learning       gifted.uconn.edu

Sessions offered Feb 20, 2021  Creativity:  The Basics, The Benefits, and Tips)

March 20, 2021  Developing and Implementing Enrichment Clusters: A Great Way to Start SEM

April 17, 2021  Avoiding Fluff in Differntiated Activities

May 15, 2021  9 Tips to Increase Student Motivation

June 12, 2021  How to Develop INusion Activities that Enhance Learning)

​   Use link above for times and registration

TeacherMade - Quickly Create & Share a Variety of Online Activities  freetech4teachers.com

A free tech service designed by former teacher with many capabilities:  create online worksheets, score automatically, turn  pdf.s, word docs, google docs, and pictures into activities, multiple choice, fill in the blank, matching, checkboxes, true/false, open answer, fractions and mixed numbers, algebraic expressions, etc.

 National Research Study on Improving Acceleration Practices    https://ncrge.uconn.edu/acceleration/#

This is a great opportunity for teachers and administrators in grades 2-5 to learn more about acceleration practices, universal screening, and resources to implement acceleration decisions. Participation may include some funding. Click the link to apply & watch an information video: https://ncrge.uconn.edu/acceleration/#

Adopt-A-Physicist Program 2020

Connect high school students with realy physics graduates!  Have dialogues and online discussions about real experiences with physicists in their chosen fields in real situations in today's world.  Select topics of intestes to your class(es) and adopt up to 5 physic graduates in different fields or different jobs.  The most common student reactions to participating is, "I never realized that physicists were real people, like us!"  Sign up period for teachers is August 4, 2020 - September 7, 2020  OR until all available physicists 'adopted.'  A truly unique experience for your high school students!

Topeka Historical Tours Resources

A resource sheet of historical places and website info for those coming to Topeka.

Society of Physics Students Demonstrations

Looking for a new demonstration for an outreach event? Or want to jump start your chapter on outreach? These demonstrations have been developed by SPS to help you make a difference in your local communities. Each demonstration includes parts lists, instructions, key physical concepts to explain, and demonstration videos, where appropriate. Interested in contributing to this list?

How to Get Gifted Kids to Work in Groups  GiftedGuru.com

Other Educator Information

Live Binder offers a compilation of the best blogs concerning gifted education to use for enriching student learning.

This comprehensive website consists of over 1000 pages of information on gifted children and adults.

Kansas State Department of Education 

KSDE is a websource that contains many useful links for gifted educators including the Effective Practices Instructional Kit, Data Sources and Gifted Education Documents.

Offered by NAGC, these live webinars are for educators and parents to better understand and serve the gifted learner.

Our goal is to help you be more effective and informed in your support of gifted learners, whatever role you play. - See more at: http://www.nagc.org/education-training/online-learning#sthash.J6h1PMwp.dpuf