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
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SPACE group on Facebook
Scotia-Glenville CSD Home Page
Information on SAGE (Shenendehowa Advocates for Gifted Education)
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
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
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
level can be difficult. Click here for some ideas:
An excellent resource for gifted kids, their parents, and their
Winner of the 2005 NAGC (National Association for Gifted
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,
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?
for information on
individual testing at a fraction of the cost of a private
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
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
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
Dozens of students prepare for Odyssey of the Mind on March 1, 2008
For more information about Odyssey of the Mind visit their
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
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
AGATE Conference Program Flyer
Everything you need to know about Summer@Rensselaer is available
The Science Olympiad Mission is:
To promote and improve student interest in science and to improve
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
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
parents get together to talk about books and ideas. Books,
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
platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to
patronsstudents and adult learnerssucceed on the academic or
tests they must pass. You'll get immediate scoring, complete
explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results.
This site includes:
College Entrance Exams
Elementary School Skills Improvement
Math Skills Improvement
Middle School Skills Improvement
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
just a short drive from Albany, Saratoga, and Troy which
invention, and imagination. The Museum explores the areas rich
technological heritage, with some of the regions finest
exhibits; a must-see for families, tourists, area residents, and
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
furthest behind may have produced a Robin Hood effect, yielding
academic gains for low-achieving students in recent years at the
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
2009 Saturday Scholars Course List and Registration Form
Summer enrichment programs allow elementary, middle, and high
students the chance to participate in non credit programs that
their minds and exercise their bodies. Each program will be
priced. Check the program listing below for additional
Summer Programs at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute