Creswell Public Schools ~  Creswell Oregon

"Preparing

Students for Success"

 

Talented and Gifted Resources


 

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Check your TAG identified student's TAG plan here

 

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Information for Teachers

Information for Parents / Guardians

 


Resources available for you

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Games, Books and Resources available for parents, student, or teacher check out through Creslane Elementary or Creswell Middle School libraries

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(Click here to view a PDF document of listed information)

 

Local Resources


Paula Wilkes, TAG instructor at Pacific University in Eugene, leads workshops for TAG parents. Find her contact info here; http://www.pacificu.edu/coe/faculty/wilkes.cfm, including links to both her blog and her workshops (highly recommended!).

University of Oregon Youth Enrichment and TAG Resources: www.uoyouth.org

 

Programs are fee-based, but scholarships are available. In addition to the following programs, UO also offers Chinese language classes to area high-end learners.

  • UO Super Saturdays: A series of academic enrichment classes for advanced learners in grades K–5.

  • UO Super Summer: Three-week summer academic enrichment classes for grades K-5.

  • UO Summer Enrichment Program: Two-week residential camp for grades 6–10.

  • UO Scholars Program: After-school programming for grades K–5 with advanced, accelerated classes in mathematics, literature, and computer programming. Also offer a similar 2-week program in summer.

  • Junior Counselor Leadership Program: For 11-12 grade students (under age 18) who are interested in developing and practicing leadership skills.

Young Writers Association: www.ywalane.org

 

Provides K-12 students a variety of opportunities to explore the relationship between writing and other disciplines.

Check out the programs relating to science and the arts, for example; the creative writing contest; writing workshops; ArtsParties; and more. YWA also offers summer literature day camps based on great books.


Internet


Hoagie’s Talented and Gifted: www.hoagiesgifted.org

 

A very comprehensive site, and a great place to start in understanding what it means to be gifted and how to support your child. Articles include how to identify gifted kids, testing, what it means to be “highly gifted,” social/emotional needs, the combination of gifted/special needs, success stories, resources, and more.

National Association of Gifted Children: www.nagc.org  Oregon Chapter: www.oatag.org
More great info.

 

NAGC publishes the journal, “Gifted Child Quarterly;” archives are available online. NAGC also publishes the quarterly “Parenting for High Potential” and the excellent, inexpensive “Mile Marker” series on CD.

Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted: www.sengifted.org

 
SENG’s mission: Dedicated to fostering environments in which gifted adults and children, in all their diversity, understand and accept themselves and are understood, valued, nurtured, and supported by their families, schools, workplaces and communities.

Prufrock.com: www.prufrock.com

 
A great assortment of resources for the gifted community. Resources are sorted for parents, teachers, etc.

Gifted Development Center: www.gifteddevelopment.com

 
Some great resources and articles, including topics like Visual-Spatial learners, for example.

Northwestern University Center for Talent Development: http://www.ctd.northwestern.edu/resources/topics
 

Another great resource for tips and articles about gifted education.

 

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