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ERIC Number: ED571571
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Connecting for High Potential... "Here Comes Summer." CHP Issue 27
Danielian, Jeff; Nilles, Kathleen
National Association for Gifted Children
Summer vacation is right around the corner! However, just as quickly as summer approaches, it also passes in the blink of an eye. This time of year, both parents and teachers face the same dilemma: Should high-ability kids stay busy with summer projects, courses, sports, camps, and travel...or should they be allowed to completely unplug with no schedule, commitments, or plans? While there's no magic combination, the answer appears to be a little of both. Rest and relaxation are certainly important, however research suggests that students who participate in summer learning activities score higher on their fall achievement tests. Effective summer programs for gifted students combine content with creativity, critical thinking, real-world experiences, and the ability to connect with like-minded peers. They can include games, self-expression, field trips, travel, exploration, and fun. This issue is a resource for parents and educators to help them evaluate and plan summer activities that can make the summer vacation a time of exploration and excitement with a bit of education added into the mix.
National Association for Gifted Children. 1331 H Street NW Suite 1001, Washington, DC 20005. Tel: 202-785-4268; Fax: 202-785-4248; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for Gifted Children