Additional Resources

Below, you will find additional resources related to gifted education specifically and education more broadly. These topics may have been explored in other posts on this blog, or they may be works which piqued my interests or thoughts about teaching and learning, but they are here for further exploration and conversation. 
Other Theorists/Theories Related to Giftedness

The Indiana University Bloomington’s Human Intelligence website provides a map of contributors to the field of giftedness and intelligence. Each contributor’s name is linked to a biography which provides a brief overview of their work. Here is a short list of theorists you may want to explore further: Lewis Terman, Simone Binet, Jean Piaget, Robert Sternberg, and Joseph Renzulli.

Dr. Mary Frasier of The University of Georgia is responsible for creating the Frasier Talent Assessment Profile (F-TAP) which reshaped the way gifted students were assessed and identified here in several states including Georgia. This change led to a decrease in test bias, an issue which Frasier posited led to under-representation of minorities among gifted students. For a more in-depth exploration of Frasier’s work, read “A New Window for Looking at Gifted Children” here.

Miscellaneous Resources
  • 10 Steps to Equity in Education by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • “Common Characteristics of Gifted Underachievers: A Guide for Parents” by Oakridge Elementary School, Arlington, VA. 
  • Equity in Education: Where to Begin? by Terry Heick for Edutopia
  • “Here Are Reasons Why Your Child May Need to Skip a Grade” by Johnathan Wai for Salon
  • “How Accessible is Gifted Education in Your State?” by Sarah D. Sparks for Education Week
  • “Should More Students be Allowed to Skip a Grade?” by Tim Walker for neaToday
  • The Poor Neglected Gifted Child” by Amy Crawford for The Boston Globe
  • “Too Few ELL Students Land in Gifted Classes” by Sarah D. Sparks and Alex Harwin for Education Week
  • “Welcoming Immigrant Students Into the Classroom” by Edutopia

  • “Why Are There So Few Black Children in Gifted Programs? by Alia Wong for The Atlantic
  • “Wondering What Happened to Your Class Valedictorian? Not Much, Research Shows” by Eric Barker for Time
  • “Gifted Children (2011) Documentary” by The Daimon Institute
  • “Inside the Mind of Jaxon Cota An 11-Year-Old Kid Genius” by NBC Nightly News
  • “The Stigmas of Giftedness” by Allison Kinzer (6th grade student) for TEDxYouth
Fellowships for Teachers

There are numerous opportunities available for professional learning through national and global fellowships. Many of them are fully or partially funded, and they allow educators to travel while exploring various topics of personal interest which can also be brought back to the classroom. Here is a brief list of resources for finding fellowships:15


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