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Latest edition of the newsletter- June 2020, Professional Development theme. The June 2020 newsletter also included a reprint of Professional Development for Teachers and School Counselors: Empowering a Change in Perception and Practice of Acceleration, written by Dr. Laurie Croft and Dr. Susannah Wood for A Nation Empowered: Evidence Trumps the Excuses Holding Back America’s Brightest Students (2015).
Giftedness Knows No Boundaries
Join NAGC’s movement to SEE, UNDERSTAND, TEACH, and CHALLENGE gifted and talented children from all backgrounds as they reach for their personal best. Download and share copies of the SEE ME! UNDERSTAND ME! TEACH ME! and CHALLENGE ME! posters and view the videos.
Topics in gifted education during the time of COVID-19
Since schools closed in mid-March, ITAG has been sharing COVID-19 resources primarily on our Facebook page. Here is the complete listing of the resources we have shared.
- NAGC blog- Adjusting Identification Services for the 2020-2021 School Year in the Time of COVID
- Assessment considerations
- Guidance on Psychological Tele-Assessment During the COVID-19 Crisis from the American Psychological Association
- Conducting Psychoeducational Assessments During the COVID-19 Crisis: The Danger of Good Intentions by Farmer et al. (June 2, 2020)
- Predicting and Mitigating the Knowledge Gaps Caused by COVID-19 by Katy Bowman
- NAGC webinar- Meeting the Needs of Gifted Learners at a Distance – A Focus on Grades 4-8
- NAGC collection of resources- Teaching Online: Best Practices, Technology & Tools
- Collections of resources (many of these collections are updated regularly)
- SENG- multiple Webinars during the Spring 2020 school shutdown.
- Davidson Academy for Talented Development- Webinars for educators and parents
- From Duke TIP, at-home activities for students
- Learning at Home from the American Psychological Association. Representative articles:
- Self-care for educators
- Molly Rathe, School Therapist, Tanager Place School Based Program, Building Resiliency and Managing Stress Relating to Pandemic
- Recording of self-care Webinar co-sponsored by the Belin-Belin Center and ITAG. Taking Care of Yourself While Reaching Out to Others with Susannah Wood, PhD, and Emily Kircher-Morris, LPC. Recording from Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Includes resource list prepared by the presenters.
- The Surprising Power of Social Connection, a Webinar with Dr. Nick Epley
Gifted education in Iowa
- Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education at the University of Iowa
- Office for Precollegiate Programs for Talented and Gifted (OPPTAG)- Iowa State University
- Coe College
- For math-talented students and their teachers
- National Association for Gifted Children
- Davidson Institute for Talented Development
- Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)
- See Iowa facilitators for SENG Model Parent Group Facilitators (SMPG)
- Council for Exceptional Children- The Association for Gifted (CEC-TAG)
- Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page