In New Hampshire, there is no state-level legislation or regulation regarding gifted education. Special programming for the Gifted or Talented is entirely a matter of local option. Such programming may be referred to as “Enrichment”, but not all “Enrichment” programs are targeted to the gifted. The key to whether a program is a true “gifted” program is whether there is a formal identification process. There is no state standard in New Hampshire for identification, so this is entirely up to local districts.
Ed 306.06 Culture and Climate.
(a) The school policies adopted by the local school board shall reflect:
(1) The acknowledgement of diversity and respect for differences;
Ed 306.14 Basic Instructional Standards. The local school board shall require that each school has an instructional program which includes the following:
(g) A policy encouraging students to pursue and demonstrate advanced course work, including advanced placement courses in high school;
Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship for Gifted 7th Graders - The Institute for Educational Advancement is a non profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of gifted young people. IEA encourages current 7th graders who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and intellectual precocity to apply for a Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship. This is a national program that awards selected applicants with a four year scholarship to a high school that nurtures and supports each individual scholar’s intellectual and personal needs. To learn more, go to www.educationaladvancement.org or call (626) 403-8900.
Center for Creative Learning in Sarasota, Florida - Our work focuses on Creative Problem Solving (CPS), the Levels of Service (LoS) approach to talent development, and problem-solving style. Over the years, we have published many books and articles, presented at NAGC Conferences and many state conferences, and worked in a number of countries outside the USA. Our President, Dr. Don Treffinger has been an NAGC Board Member, editor of the Gifted Child Quarterly, and editor-in-chief of Parenting for High Potential Magazine. The purpose of this message is to announce that we have just completed a complete restructuring of our Center’s website, www.creativelearning.com, as well as a wide variety of new resources and materials. These include a variety of free and low cost resources that can be downloaded directly from the website in PDF format. We also have posted more than 20 back issues of our newsletter, Creative Learning Today (also free in PDF format); these are available at: www.creativelearning.com/creative-problem-solving/creative-learning-today-newsletter.html. The new issue of the newsletter, Volume 18 (number 1), just published, includes new articles on CPS in education and additional information about many of our new and expanded resources.
Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University - Gifted LearningLinks , an online program.
Center for Talented Youth - Johns Hopkins University - Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth offers above-grade-level testing, academic summer programs, online courses, travel opportunities, and awards for top students nationwide. Join us this fall at a meeting near you to learn more. The attached flier will help schools, libraries, community groups, and other organizations spread the word. For a full calendar, go to ww.cty.jhu.edu/ts/infomeet.html
FORUM FOR PARENTS AND EDUCATORS - "HIGH ABILITY CHILDREN: SEEKING BALANCE AT HOME AND AT SCHOOL"
Featuring a panel of professionals and parents experienced in teaching and raising high ability children.
Date: Monday, May 13, 2013 Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Place: Hillsboro-Deering Elementary School
NHAGE (NH Association for Gifted Education) sponsored a Parent Forum on Gifted Education at Barrington Middle School on May 24, 2012. DOE Gifted Ed consultant Kenneth Relihan presented on the 2011 NACG/ CSDPG “State of the States” report regarding gifted education ; Gifted- Relihan's remarks 5-24-12
SENG-Model Parent Support Group - For parents of bright, gifted or talented children
You are invited to participate in a guided discussion group to learn about the social and emotional needs of bright/gifted/talented children, and the parenting issues related to those needs. The emphasis is on positive aspects of parenting, avoiding power struggles, and helping these children learn appropriate life skills while enhancing the parent/child relationship.
Topics will include: Identification/Characteristics, Parent Relationships, Sibling Relationships, Communication of Feelings, Stress Management, Depression, Motivation, Tradition Breaking, Peer Relationships, and Discipline.
State of the States in Gifted Education 2011: Ed Week Blog - "Unwrapping the Gifted" by Tamara Fisher
The McLane Family New Hampshire Student Membership Program
Effective September 1, 2012, the McLane Family New Hampshire Student Membership Program allows New Hampshire students of all ages in public and private school, as well as those who are home schooled, to visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston free of charge. To request a school group visit, please complete our request form and indicate that you are visiting from a school in New Hampshire
Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (VLACS) - New Hampshire's first statewide on-line virtual public school. The Academy's goal is to use the latest internet technologies to provide our students with any time, any where access to a rigorous, personalized education that helps them learn today, graduate tomorrow and prepare for the future.
Epsilon Camp 2013--for gifted math students
A summer camp for the 8 to 11 year old exceptionally (EG) or profoundly (PG) gifted child who loves math. Epsilon Camp, directed by Dr. George Thomas, founder of MathPath and Canada/USA MathCamp, is an intellectually rigorous student camp combined with a parent workshop designed to help parents build mathematical and social maturity in the EG/PG child. Epsilon Camp, now in its third season, will be held at beautiful Colorado College from July 28 through August 10, 2013. At least one parent must attend with the child and additional family members are also welcome. For more information, including eligibility requirements and how to apply, please visit www.epsiloncamp.org.
Kenneth J. Relihan
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