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Resources for the Pre-K-Grade 12 Gifted Programming Standards

As school leaders and advocates implement the P-12 Gifted Programming Standards, we recommend several general sources for information and have included specific, selected resources in each standard area. The publications referenced below can be found in the NAGC Bookstore. Click here to browse our shelves.

NAGC website: The website includes information on myriad topics in gifted education, classroom specific information and advice found on the Teaching for High Potential pages, and numerous Webinars that have been archived in the Live Learning Center.

National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented (NRC/GT):  The NRC/GT website offers monographs and research summaries on a range of subjects affecting the learning and development of gifted and talented students. 

Gifted Child Quarterly: NAGC’s research journal, which began publication in 1954, is searchable online by subject, author, or article title. All articles are downloadable for a small fee (free for NAGC members).  Abstracts of articles are available at no cost. Visit GCQ at its home on the SAGE publications website.

Research Base for the Pre-K-Grade 12 Gifted Programming Standards:  There is a research base to support the gifted programming standards.  Click here to see the research support for each educator strategy, the complete reference list, and tables aligning the programming standards to the previous standards as well as to the NAGC-CEC/TAG Teacher Preparation Standards.


Standard 1:  Learning & Development
 

Essential Readings in Gifted Education: Volume 8 Social/Emotional Issues, Underachievement, and Counseling Gifted and Talented Students (2004) edited by Sidney M. Moon

Helping Gifted Children Soar: A Practical Guide for Parents and Teachers (2000) by Carol Strip

Social-Emotional Curriculum with Gifted Students (2009) by Joyce VanTassel-Baska

The Essential Guide to Talking with Gifted Teens: Ready-to-Use Group Discussions About Identity, Stress, Relationships, and More (2008) by Jean Sunde Peterson

The Gifted Kids' Survival Guide: A Teen Handbook (1996) by Judy Galbraith & Jim Delisle

The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children:  What do We Know? (2002) edited by Maureen Neihart, Sally M. Reis, Nancy M. Robinson, & Sidney M. Moon


Standard 2:  Assessment
 

Student 

Alternative Assessments With Gifted and Talented Students (2007) by Joyce VanTassel-Baska

Essential Readings in Gifted Education: Volume 2 Identification of Students for Gifted and Talented Programs (2004) edited by Joseph S. Renzulli

Identification 

Identifying Gifted Students: A Practical Guide (2004) by Susan K. Johnsen

The Identification of Students Who are Gifted (2003) by Mary Ruth Coleman

The On-going Dilemma of Effective Identification Practices in Gifted Education (2000) by Joyce VanTassel-Baska

Program 

A Practitioner's Guide to Evaluating Programs for the Gifted (1997) by Carolyn M. Callahan & Michael S. Caldwell

Essential Readings in Gifted Education: Volume 11 Program Evaluation in Gifted Education (2004) edited by Carolyn M. Callahan


Standard 3:  Curriculum Planning & Instruction
 

Content-Based Curriculum for High-Ability Learners (2003) edited by Joyce VanTassel-Baska and Catherine Little

Essential Readings in Gifted Education: Volume 4 Curriculum for Gifted and Talented Students (2004) edited by Carol Ann Tomlinson

Essential Readings in Gifted Education: Volume 5 Differentiation for Gifted and Talented Students (2004) edited by Joyce VanTassel-Baska

In Search of the Dream (2004) by Carol A. Tomlinson, Donna Y. Ford, Sally M. Reis, Christine Briggs, & Cindy A. Strickland

The Parallel Curriculum (2002) by Carol Ann Tomlinson, Sandra N. Kaplan, Joseph S. Renzulli, Jeanne Purcell, Jann Leppien, & Deborah Burns 

The Peak in the Middle: Developing Mathematically Gifted Students in the Middle Grades (2010) edited by Mark Saul, Susan Assouline, & Linda Jensen Sheffield

The Handbook of Secondary Gifted Education (2006) edited by Felicia A. Dixon & Sidney M. Moon


Standard 4:  Learning Environments
 

Helping Boys Succeed in School (2007) by Terry W. Neu & Rich Weinfeld

Intelligent Life in the Classroom: Smart Kids & Their Teachers (2007) by K. Isaacson & T. Fisher

The Gifted Kids' Survival Guide: A Teen Handbook (1996) by Judy Galbraith and Jim Delisle

The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children (2002) edited by Maureen Neihart, Sally M. Reis, Nancy M. Robinson, & Sidney M. Moon


Standard 5:  Programming
 

Best Practices in Gifted Education: An Evidence-Based Guide (2006) by Ann Robinson, Bruce A. Shore, & Donna L. Enersen

Designing and Developing Programs for Gifted Students 2003) edited by Joan Franklin Smutny

Programs and Services for Gifted Secondary Students (2008) edited by Felicia M. Dixon

Click here for Guidelines for Developing an Academic Acceleration Policy 


Standard 6: Professional Development
 

Staff Development: The Key To Effective Gifted Education Programs (1998) edited by Peggy Dettmar and Mary Landrum

Using the National Gifted Education Standards for PreK-12 Professional Development (2008) by Margie Kitano , Diane Montgomery , Joyce VanTassel-Baska , & Susan Johnsen

Using the National Gifted Education Standards for University Teacher Preparation Programs (2008) by Susan Johnsen , Joyce VanTassel-Baska , & Ann Robinson

Be sure to also visit NAGC's WOW (webinar) archive for a wealth of Professional Development at your fingertips.


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