Talent Development (Gifted and Talented Education)
Ongoing MLISD programs include the Mason-Lake Oceana Mathematics and Science Center (http:msc.wscc.net), Math Counts, Young Authors and Illustrators, Quiz Bowl, and Midwest Talent Search. Local districts within MLISD are in consortium for those programs and others. Each district also supports local programming, which varies by district.
The MLISD Consultant for Gifted Education is Marsha Barter. Her background includes an M.A. in Gifted Education, experience as a teacher and coordinator of gifted programs, and 15 years as the MLISD consultant. Contact her at 757-3716, ext. 110 .
http://www.ctd.northwestern.edu/ Center for Talent Development, Northwestern University – Center for the Midwest Talent Search and other programs for gifted students, their families, and educators.
http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/nrcgt.html The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented at the University of Connecticut links to other sites and lists research study reports that are summarized on the site and may be ordered for a fee.
http://www.nagc.org/ National Association for Gifted Children
http://www.sengifted.org/ Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted
http://www.ericec.org/ The ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education (ERIC EC) – many fact sheets, digests, and links about gifted students, students with disabilities, and gifted students with disabilities.
http://www.cectag.org/ The Association for the Gifted, a division of the Council for Exceptional Children
http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/ Hoagie’s Gifted Education Page – a wealth of resources for educators, parents, and gifted kids and teens.
http://www.gifteddevelopment.com/ The Gifted Development Center, a service of the Institute for the Study of Advanced Development. This excellent site is primarily the work of Dr. Linda Silverman, a noted expert in gifted education, and other staff at the center. Choose frames or no frames in the upper right corner of the home page to continue.
http://www.ditd.org/ The Davidson Institute for Talent Development, a resource to support profoundly gifted youngsters
http://members.aol.com/svennord/ed/GiftedGlossary.htm A Glossary of Gifted Education
http://www.migiftedchild.org/ The Michigan Alliance for Gifted Education website has links for both parents and educators; descriptions of student programs, and advice for advocacy.