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AGATE (Advocacy for Gifted and Talented Education in NYS, Inc.)

National Association for Gifted Children

Genius Denied (How to Stop Wasting Our Brightest Young Minds)

A Nation Deceived (The Templeton National Report on Acceleration)

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

BOCES gifted and talented programming- Young Scholars

You must sign up to be a member of Facebook or already be a 
member to be in this group.
SPACE group on Facebook

Scotia-Glenville CSD Home Page

Information on SAGE (Shenendehowa Advocates for Gifted Education) 
and 
Saturday Scholars:
Shenet.org (click on Community Announcements, lower left-hand side of Shen's home page)

The Davidson Institute for Talent Development

A great place to start!  Duke University Talent Identification 
Program's 
list 
of:
Parents' Frequently Asked Questions About Giftedness

Duke University's Talent Identification Program also offers:
Tips for parenting a gifted child

If gifted education programs are available to New York City 
public school 
students, shouldn't they be available to our Upstate New York 
kids as well?
NYC Teachers' Union backs bill for gifted, talented seats in schools

In Search of Reality:  Unraveling the Myths about Tracking, Ability Grouping, and the Gifted

Selecting age-appropriate reading materials for a child who reads 
above 
grade-
level can be difficult.  Click here for some ideas:
http://www.just-for-kids.com/gifted.html

An excellent resource for gifted kids, their parents, and their 
teachers!  
Winner of the 2005 NAGC (National Association for Gifted 
Children) Community 
Service Award:
http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/

Scotia-Glenville AEP Task Force information

Resources in print for gifted kids and their parents:
Hoagies' list of books on gifted topics

Interesting article on gifted kids from the Boston Globe

Glossary of gifted terms

Reviews and recommendations on past, present, and future preteen, 
teen, and 
young adult 
books
http://www.flamingnet.com

What about the gifted underachiever?
AEGUS - Association for the Education of Gifted Underachieving Students

Interested in knowing more about your child's abilities and IQ?  
Click here 
for information on 
individual testing at a fraction of the cost of a private 
psychologist:
The Psychological Services Center at the University of Albany

From the Daily Gazette:
CHAMBER TO HOST TECH VALLEY KIDS SUMMIT  Bill Nye the Science Guy to foster love of math and science in middle school students

http://www.THINKSummerInstitute.org

http://www.DavidsonFellows.org

Bright Child versus Gifted Learner

Gifted Education, More that Just an IQ Score:  Advice for teachers

Position statement on Ability Grouping from the National Association for Gifted Children

Several Scotia-Glenville teams received ribbons for placing in 
the top three 
at the Region 7 Odyssey of the Mind competitions on Saturday. One 
team, 
coached by Gene Terwilliger and his Glen-Worden crew, placed 
first in the 
Road Rally problem and will go on to the state competition in 
Binghamton on 
March 29.
Dozens of students prepare for Odyssey of the Mind on March 1, 2008

For more information about Odyssey of the Mind visit their 
website at 
www.odysseyofthemind.com
Odyssey of the Mind

Summer at Renssalaer web page.  Great summer programs for kids K-12.

Important information on the 2007 AGATE conference
Agate Conference 2007

Click here for a free newsletter on giftedness from Duke 
University.
http://www.dukegiftedletter.com

August 27 TIME magazine cover story:  'Are We Failing Our Geniuses?'

AGATE Conference Schedule 2008 
 
October 24 & 25
Canisius College, Buffalo, NY  

Check out the AGATE link at teh top of this page for additional 
links to 
conference information
AGATE Conference Program Flyer

Summer@Rensselaer
Everything you need to know about Summer@Rensselaer is available 
online
Summer@Rensselaer

The Science Olympiad Mission is:
 
To promote and improve student interest in science and to improve 
the 
quality of k-12 science education throughout the nation.
Science Olympiad National Tournament 2008

Science Bowl 2008 pictures

A special program at the SCHENECTADY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Do you have any children between the ages of 9 and 11 ? 
 Would you like to spend more time reading and discussing books 
as a family? 
Do you want to take part in an enjoyable program that will help 
everyone 
in your family get more out of their reading experience?

Then the Together program is for you! 

Join us for this six-session program where 9 - 11 year olds and 
their 
parents get together to talk about books and ideas. Books, 
snacks, and 
activities for younger siblings are all provided at each session. 
MONDAY evenings from 6:30 to 8:00
October 20, 27, November 3, 17 & December 1, 15 2008
A book talk program at the SCHENECTADY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY for children between the ages of 9 and 11

SCHENECTADY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY presents...................

LearningExpress Library is a comprehensive, interactive online 
learning 
platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to 
help 
patronsstudents and adult learnerssucceed on the academic or 
licensing 
tests they must pass. You'll get immediate scoring, complete 
answer 
explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results.

This site includes:
College Entrance Exams
E-BOOKS
Elementary School Skills Improvement
Math Skills Improvement
Middle School Skills Improvement
SAT Preparation
Writing Skills Improvement
And much more............Check it out!
LearningExpress Library from the Schenectady County Library

 
The Schenectady Museum & Suits-Bueche Planetarium is a dynamic 
destination 
just a short drive from Albany, Saratoga, and Troy which 
celebrates science, 
invention, and imagination. The Museum explores the areas rich 
technological heritage, with some of the regions finest 
interactive 
exhibits; a must-see for families, tourists, area residents, and 
other 
visitors.
Schenectady Museum- Calendar of Events

            *****Report Sees Cost in Some Academic Gains *****
                   By SAM DILLON / NEW YORK TIMES 
                          June 18, 2008 

A new study argues that the nations focus on helping students who 
are 
furthest behind may have produced a Robin Hood effect, yielding 
steady 
academic gains for low-achieving students in recent years at the 
expense of 
top students.
Report Sees Cost in Some Academic Gains---Home page

Report Sees Cost in Some Academic Gains-----Executive Summary

                         2009 Saturday Scholars

 AN ENRICHMENT   PROGRAM   FOR ALL CAPITAL AREA STUDENTS IN 
GRADES 1-6
2009 Saturday Scholars Course List and Registration Form

Summer enrichment programs allow elementary, middle, and high 
school 
students the chance to participate in non credit programs that 
stimulate 
their minds and exercise their bodies. Each program will be 
individually 
priced. Check the program listing below for additional 
information.
Summer Programs at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute



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