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Strode, Derick B.; Roberts, Julia Link; Breedlove, Lynette – Gifted Child Today, 2021
This article profiles public-private partnerships and networks established by the public, residential, STEM-focused Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky. Authors discuss relationships and partnerships cultivated to extend student learning opportunities beyond what public support provides. The article focuses first on…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Public Sector, Private Sector, Residential Schools
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Robinson, Ann – Gifted Child Today, 2021
A formal partnership between a state-level umbrella association of educational administrators and one of its constituent associations, the association of gifted education administrators, has resulted in successful legislative and policy advocacy for gifted education. The formal partnership encouraged leaders of the gifted education professional…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Gifted Education, Advocacy, Partnerships in Education
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Alberts, John – Gifted Child Today, 2021
This article provides a description of partnerships with Austin Public Schools supporting gifted education and the lessons learned.
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Public Schools, Gifted Education, Talent Development
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Plucker, Jonathan A.; Barber, Houston – Gifted Child Today, 2021
Talent development plans are well-articulated representations of a district's or school's advanced learning opportunities. These plans show how a bright student progresses through the available programming and provide families with information about their child's options and opportunities. In addition to reviewing the basic pieces of a talent…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Talent Development, Gifted Education, School Districts
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Assouline, Susan – Gifted Child Today, 2021
The invitation to write a brief summary highlighting Belin-Blank Center partnerships that support talent development in youth led my mind to channel the 1946 Frank Capra movie, "It's a Wonderful Life." The existential storyline from that classic film reveals the merit of relationships when considered from the vantage of nonexistence. The…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Talent Development, Partnerships in Education, Advocacy
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Walker, April; Bower, Janessa; Kettler, Todd – Gifted Child Today, 2021
Despite dedication of tremendous resources to developing literary proficiencies, advanced readers may remain an underserved and understudied population. This qualitative study included nine preadolescent participants aged 10-12 years who demonstrated reading comprehension abilities within the top 10% on a national normed achievement battery. The…
Descriptors: Preadolescents, Reading Ability, Reading Achievement, Reading Motivation
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Mollenkopf, Dawn L.; Matyo-Cepero, Jude; Lewis, Joan D.; Irwin, Bailey A.; Joy, Jennifer – Gifted Child Today, 2021
Early identification of gifted children, including those twice-exceptional, allows schools and parents to support these children's needs, but little is known about this early identification process and the role parents and teachers play. Parents of gifted children completed a survey which looked at what age their child was tested and identified,…
Descriptors: Talent Identification, Academically Gifted, Gifted Disabled, Teacher Role
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Peters, Scott J.; Makel, Matthew C.; Rambo-Hernandez, Karen – Gifted Child Today, 2021
Conversations over who should be identified as gifted continue perpetually both within the field and in the popular media. In this article, we focus on the use of local norms as one approach to gifted identification that can increase the equity of advanced educational programs and services while also better achieving their stated purpose of…
Descriptors: Local Norms, Academically Gifted, Talent Identification, Talent
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Lewis, Wendy M.; Colonnese, Madelyn W. – Gifted Child Today, 2021
The National Association for Gifted Children and The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics both call for problem posing. This article illustrates the strategies used during a series of three Three-Act Tasks to foster second grade students' abilities to problem pose. The students' problem posing improved across the three Three-Act Tasks and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Activities, Problem Solving, Academically Gifted, Grade 2
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Baiden, Dhara – Gifted Child Today, 2021
The "EncycloMEdia" project provides a stimulating project-based opportunity for gifted and talented students in the middle and upper grades. Its first component is an arts-integration piece in the form of an altered book. The second component is a cumulative assessment document containing students' text-based analyses that correspond to…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Student Needs, Interdisciplinary Approach, Active Learning
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Rubenstein, Lisa DaVia; Callan, Gregory L.; Shively, Kate; Speirs Neumeister, Kristie – Gifted Child Today, 2021
While problem identification is a key stage in creative problem solving, many gifted students may rush to begin developing solutions before they have spent sufficient time accurately identifying the underlying problem or opportunity. As a result, they may develop irrelevant or hackneyed solutions. Despite the importance of problem finding,…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Academically Gifted, Instructional Design, Cognitive Processes
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Everett, Sakeena – Gifted Child Today, 2020
Inequitable access to learning opportunities has intersectional consequences for Black students in general and gifted education. Equally important, "all" students (regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic class, and grade-level), more often than not, lack invaluable opportunities to learn about the innumerable contributions…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Justice, Praxis
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Wood, Susannah M.; Szymanski, Antonia – Gifted Child Today, 2020
Gifted adolescents may identify as "gamers" who create avatars to navigate video games and cell phone apps. Avatars provide a unique venue through which gifted teens can explore the issues of self and identity in a critical time of their development. The purpose of this article is to (a) provide an overview of what avatars are, (b)…
Descriptors: Video Games, Self Concept, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Guthrie, Kate H. – Gifted Child Today, 2020
For gifted girls, the journey toward self-actualization can be particularly challenging during adolescence. To better support gifted adolescent girls, this article explores a contemporary framework for understanding smart girls of the 21st century: Kerr and McKay's beehive of smart girls. Kerr and McKay's typology highlights how different…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Females, Self Actualization, Adolescent Development
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Anderson, Brittany N. – Gifted Child Today, 2020
In current research and theoretical models that address racial inequity or gender disparities in gifted education, there is a missing narrative around high-achieving/gifted Black girls and their experiences, as well as their disproportionate underrepresentation in gifted programming, services, and Advanced Placement (AP) courses. This article…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, African American Students, Females, High Achievement
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