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The Massachusetts Association for Gifted Education (MAGE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of parents, educators, and other members. Your donations are tax deductible. MAGE is the Massachusetts affiliate of the National Association for Gifted Children.  

RESOURCES

We've done some research to help you find gifted education resources in Massachusetts and beyond.

 

While we strive to keep this up to date, if any links to outside organizations are not working, try searching for the description of the resource in a search engine like Google.

 

The pages here are organized by topic or audience to get you started. Below is a complete list of resources organized by type. If you have recommendations on something not included, please let us know!

Alphabetical list of categories:

ACADEMIC COMPETITIONS

The Word Masters Challenge www.wordmasterschallenge.com

The Rube Goldberg Machine Contest www.rube-goldberg.com

The NASA Student Involvement Program www.nsip.net

My Planet Earth (Grades K-4)

Science &Technology Journalism (Grades K-12)

Aerospace Technology Engineering Challenge (5-8)

Design a Mission to Mars and Beyond (5-12)

Watching Earth Change (5-12)

Space Flight Opportunities (9-12)

The Kids Philosophy Slam National Championship www.philosophylslam.org

Arts Recognition and Talent Search www.nfaa.org

National Science Bowl www.scied.science.doe.gov/nsb

National Federation of Press Women High School Communications Contest (9-12) www.nfpw.org/youth/youth_index.htm

U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO) www.acs.org

Quill and Scroll International Writing and Photo Contest www.uiowa.edu/~quill-sc

The Lucent Global Science Scholars Competition www.iie.org/programs/lucent

Harvard-MIT Mathematics Tournament www.mit.edu/hmmt

National French Contest www.frenchteachers.org/concours

Davidson Fellows Award http://www.ditd.org/

Odyssey of the Mind http://www.odysseyofthemind.com/

BOOKS

For Educators​

A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America's Brightest Students, The Templeton National Report on Acceleration

A Nation Empowered:Evidence Trumps the Excuses Holding Back America's Brightest Students, Edited by Assouline, Colangelo, Van Tasset-Baska, Lupkowski-Shoplik 

Alternative Assessments with Gifted and Talented Students, Edited by Joyce Van Tassel-Baska

Being Gifted in School: An Introduction to Development, Guidance, and Teaching , by Coleman and Cross

Being Smart about Gifted Children: A Guidebook for Parents and Educators, by Matthews and FosterBest Best Practices in Gifted Education: An Evidence-Based Guide,  by Robinson, Shore, and Enersen

Bright not Broken: Gifted Kids, ADHD, and Autism Why Twice-Exceptional Children are Stuck and How to Help Them, by Kennedy & Banks, with Temple Grandin

Compacting the Curriculum, by Burns, Renzulli, and Reis

Comprehensive Curriculum for Gifted Learners by Joyce Van Tassel-Baska

Conceptions of Giftedness, Edited by Sternberg and Davidson

Critical Issues and Practices in Gifted Education: What the Research Says , Edited by Plucker & Callahan

Different Minds: Gifted Children with ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, & other Learning Deficits, by Deirdre V. Lovecky

Failing our Brightest Kids: The Global Challenge of Educating High Ability Students, Finn and Wright

Guiding the Gifted Child: A Practical Source for Parents and Teachers, by Webb, Meckstroth, and Tolan

Handbook of Gifted Education, by Colangelo and Davis

Identification of Students for Gifted and Talented Programs, Edited by Joseph Renzulli

Independent Study for Gifted Learners by Johnsen and Goree

Nature and Nurture of Giftedness: A New Framework for Understanding Gifted Education, by Yun Dai

Recruiting & Retaining Culturally Different Students in Gifted Education, by Donna Y. Ford

The Schoolwide Enrichment Model, by Renzulli and Reis

The Social and Emotional Characteristics of Gifted Students, Tracy C. Missett

The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children: What Do We Know?, Edited by Neihart, Reis, Robinson, and Moon

Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted: 30 Essays on Giftedness, Edited by SENG (sengifted.org)

To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled, by Susan Baum

Unlocking Emergent Talent: Supporting High Achievement of Low-income, High-Ability Students, by Olszewski-Kubilus and Clarenbach

For Parents

A Patent's Guide to Gifted Children, by Webb, Gore, Amend, and DeVries

An Introduction ro Gifted Kids and Their Needs: Parenting Gifted Children 101, by Inman and Kirchner

Being Smart about Gifted Children: A Guidebook for Parents and Educators, by Matthews and Foster

Bright not Broken: Gifted Kids, ADHD, and Autism Why Twice-Exceptional Children are Stuck and How to The Everything Parent's Guide to Raising a Gifted Child,Warah Herbert Robbins

Help Them, by Kennedy & Banks, with Temple Grandin

Guiding the Gifted Child: A Practical Source for Parents and Teachers, by Webb, Meckstroth, and Tolan

The Joys and Challenges of Raising a Gifted Child, by Susan K. Golant

NAGC Guide to Parenting Gifted Children, Edited by Jolly, Treffinger, Inman, and Smutny

Parenting Gifted Children to Support Optimal Development, by Schroth and Helfer

Parenting Gifted Kids: Tips for Raising Happy and Successful Children, by James R. Delisle

Re-Forming Gifted Education: How Parents and Teachers can Match the Program to the Child, by Karen B. Rogers

The Social and Emotional Characteristics of Gifted Students, Tracy C. Missett

The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children: What Do We Know?, Edited by Neihart, Reis, Robinson, and Moon

Stand Up for Your Gifted Child: How to Make the Most of Kids' Strengths at School and at Home,by  Joan Franklin Smutny

Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted: 30 Essays on Giftedness, Edited by SENG (sengifted.org)

Writing Your own Script: A Parent's Role in the Gifted Child's Social Development, by Barsily Goodwin and Gustavson

CURRICULUM LINKS

Renzulli Schoolwide Enrichment Model http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/sem
Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth http://cty.jhu.edu/
Project M3: Mentoring Mathematical Minds: http://www.gifteduconn.edu/projectm3
Kathy Shrock’s Guide for Educators: http://school.discoveryeducation.com/shrockguide/
Free Video Webcasting at www.ustream.tv 
Free Web Video Conferencing at www.mebream.com 
Free Microsoft Window Movie Maker Software ​​

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/updates/moviemaker 
Free Microsoft Reader eBook Software http://www.microsoft.com/reader/downloads/pc.asp 
Free Microsoft Reader eBook Creation Software for Word 

http://www.microsoft.com/reader/developers/downloads/rmr.asp 
Free ReaderWorks eBook Creator Software 

http://www.overdrive.com/readerworks/software/standard.asp 
University of Virginia Electronic Text Center (free eBooks) 

http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/ebooks/ 
Project Gutenberg (free eBooks) http://www.gutenberg.org/ 
The Internet Public Library (free eBooks) http://www.ipl.org/ 
Music MasterWorks Composing Software from Aspire Software 

http://www.musicmasterworks.com/ 
Talent Identification Program: Duke University http://www.tip.duke.edu/
Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement (CIERA) http://www.ciera.org/
Center for English Learning and Achievement http://www.cela.albany.edu/
Future Problem Solving http://www.fpsp.org/
CAG Communicator www.cagifted.org/pages/publications/communicator.html
Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA) http://www.educationaladvancement.org/
Teachers.net lesson plans http://www.teachers.net/lessons/
Kid Source Online http://kidsource.com/kidsource/pages/ed.gifted.html
Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page http://hoagiesgifted.org/
Eric Digest articles: http://eric.hoagiesgifted.org/
Web Quest Page http://webquest.org/index.php
 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
National Association of Gifted Children http://www.nagc.org/
National Society for the Gifted and Talented http://www.nsgt.org/
Free Department of Education Publications: www.ed.gov/about/ordering.jsp
National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented 

http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/NRCGT.html
Website connecting to University of Connecticut GT Associations: 

www.gifted.uconn.edu/parents/straregt.htm#RAO
Davidson Institute http://www.ditd.org/
Center for Gifted Education http://cfge.wm.edu/
Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Education Program http://www.ed.gov/programs/javits/index.html 
The Association for the Gifted (TAG) http://www.cectag.org/
 

STATE & REGIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Connecticut Association for the Gifted http://www.ctgifted.org/

Florida Association for the Gifted  http://www.flagifted.org/

Georgia Association for Gifted Children https://gagc.org/

Iowa Talented and Gifted Association http://www.iowatag.org/

Massachusetts Association of Gifted Education (MAGE) http://www.massgifted.org/
New England Conference on Gifted and Talented http://www.necgt.org/ 
New Hampshire Association for Gifted Education http://www.nhage.org/

Oklahoma Department of Education Website for Gifted and Talented Education 

http://sde.state.ok.us/Curriculum/GiftTalent/teachers.html

Ohio Association for Gifted Children http://www.oagc.com/
Rhode Island Advocate for Gifted Education http://www.riage.org/
Vermont Council for Gifted Education http://www.vcge.org/

Virginia Association for the Gifted https://www.vagifted.org

HIGHER EDUCATION
Acceleration Institute at the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development at University of Iowa http://www.education.uiowa.edu/belinblankBrown Center on Education Policy, the Brookings Institution www.brookings.edu/browncenter
Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University http://www.ctd.northwestern.edu/
Center for Gifted Education at the College of William and Mary http://cfge.wm.edu
Gifted Development Center from the Institute for the Study of Advanced Development

http://gifteddevelopment.com/index.htm
Gifted Education Resource Institute at Purdue University http://www.geri.soe.purdue.edu/

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Nicholas Green Award

MAGE Service Network Scholarships & Financial Aid

Davidson Institute

SUMMER PROGRAMS

4-H Camp-Middlesex http://www.campmiddlesex.com/index.html

Becket-Chimney Corners Explorer Camp http://www.bccymca.org/daycamp/index.htm

Brewster Day Camp on Cape Cod http://www.brewsterdaycamp.com/ab_welcome.shtml

Camp Emerson-Hinsdale, MA http://www.campemerson.com/

Camp Farley Outdoor Education Center-Mashpee, MA http://www.campfarley.com/

Camp Hayward-Sandwich, MA http://www.ssymca.org/camp/RC_Hayward.shtml

Chase Collegiate School-Waterbury, CT http://www.chasecollegiate.org/page.cfm?p=244

College Gate and College Academy-Stoughton, MA http://www.collegegate.com/

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp-Ashford, CT http://www.holeinthewallgang.org/default.asp

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth http://cty.jhu.edu/

Kite and Kaleidoscope http://www.Kaleidoscopekids.com

Nashoba Day Camp-Littleton, MA www.campnashobaday.com/inside/about/CampNashoba.htm
Springfield Museums Summer Programs 

http://www.springfieldmuseums.org/news/views/82-summer_programs
Springfield Summer Reading Program http://www.springfieldintruder.com/?p=887
Summer at America’s Premier School for the Arts: http://www.walnuthillarts.org/summer

Summer Honors Program and Early Outreach www.indstate.edu/experience

Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) http://www.giftedstudy.com/

Summer Nature Camp-Mystic, CT http://www.dpnc.org/summer_camp.html
Tabor Academy Summer Program, Residential, Marion, MA 

http://www.taboracademy.org/summer/index/asp

Talcott Mountain Science Center, http://www.tmsc.org/summer