Talented and Gifted Resources
Resources available for you
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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:
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
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:
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.
Hoagie’s Talented and Gifted:
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:
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:
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.
A great assortment of resources for the gifted community. Resources are sorted
for parents, teachers, etc.
Gifted Development Center:
Some great resources and articles, including topics like Visual-Spatial
learners, for example.
Northwestern University Center for Talent Development:
Another great resource for tips and articles about