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
Davidson Institute News Briefs for 2014:
Davidson Young Scholars Application Available
The national Davidson Young Scholars program helps profoundly gifted students discover others with similar interests and abilities, utilizing their skills and talents to maximize their educational potential and make a difference in the lives of others. Parents collaborate with a skilled team of Family Consultants who provide individualized services based on each family’s unique needs, most often in the areas of educational advocacy, social and emotional development, and enrichment opportunities. Read Young Scholar Success Stories (www.DavidsonGifted.org/YSSuccessStories) about how the Young Scholars program has helped make a difference in the lives of these students. The Davidson Young Scholars application deadline is the first of each month. Please visit the website to learn more: www.DavidsonGifted.org/YoungScholars.
2014 Davidson Fellows $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 Scholarships
If you are a student who will be 18 or younger as of Oct. 1, 2014 and are working on a graduate-level project in any field of study, please consider applying for the 2014 Davidson Fellows scholarship. The Davidson Institute for Talent Development offers high-achieving young people across the country the opportunity to be named a 2014 Davidson Fellow, an honor accompanied by a $50,000, $25,000 or $10,000 scholarship in recognition of a significant piece of work in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Music, Literature, Philosophy or Outside the Box. Applicants must submit an original piece of work recognized by experts in the field as significant that has the potential to make a positive contribution to society. The scholarship may be used at any accredited college or university. The deadline to apply is Feb. 12, 2014. For additional information, please visit www.DavidsonGifted.org/Fellows.
2014 THINK Summer Institute – Three-Week Academic Residential Program
The Davidson Institute is seeking gifted teens who are interested in attending the 2014 THINK Summer Institute. THINK is a three-week residential summer program on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno where students can earn up to six college credits by completing two university courses. The 2014 THINK Summer Institute will run from July 12 through Aug. 2. Tuition is $3,400 and covers course credits, books and materials, room and board and the cost of planned activities. Need-based scholarships are available. To qualify, students must be 13 to 16 years old during THINK and must meet or exceed composite SAT score of 1130 (excludes writing portion) or ACT score of 26. The application deadline is April 1, 2014. Due to limited space availability, it is strongly encouraged that applicants submit their application before the deadline. Homeschooled students are eligible to apply. To learn more about THINK, please visit www.DavidsonGifted.org/THINK.
Davidson Institute’s Educators Guild
The Davidson Institute's Educators Guild is a FREE national service for elementary, secondary and post-secondary educators, as well as other professionals who are committed to meeting the unique academic needs of gifted students. More than 1,600 professional educators have access to free consulting services and a national discussion eList for networking, as well as Educators Guild publications. Become an Educators Guild member simply by signing up for our free eLists at www.DavidsonGifted.org/EdGuild. Also, please the join the Educators Guild Discussion Group on Facebook (www.facebook.com/groups/davidsoneducatorsguild/) if you would like to contribute to the ongoing conversation about how to best serve the academic needs of our nation’s brightest students.
Ed Week: Medical Misdiagnosis in the Gifted
Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) . We wanted to let you know about a new annual award competition that offers funding for aspiring scientists ages 13-18. Attached is the press release with more information. More information is also available on the Cogito site at: https://cogito.cty.jhu.edu/?p=39168
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
SAS Training Update - Los Angeles & Toronto
The Social Skills Training Institute would like to share our latest training dates and news from Illinois and California with you!
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.
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.
Kenneth J. Relihan
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