Gifted Education

Having a child who has been identified as “gifted” (also referred to as enhanced, or talented) typically means they have a higher level of capabilities when compared to other students of the same age, who are in the same educational environment. These students have high levels of accomplishments in areas such as intellect/academics, creativity/art/music, or they show remarkable leadership qualities. Gifted programs are in place in schools to offer these students enrichment and additional learning opportunities above and beyond the regular curriculum, so as to maintain their interest, continue to challenge them, and to fully develop their capabilities. In Canada, education is managed at the provincial level, and therefore the various provinces have slightly differing gifted programs, with each having their own assessment criteria. If you would like to have your child assessed, or have questions about the gifted program options in your school, or you would like to find information on private schools in your area that offer enrichment programs, we have the resources you are looking for.

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Gifted Children and Gifted Education

A Handbook for Teachers and Parents

Frankenstein is identified as gifted, while Pinocchio has trouble thinking logically.In this new book, Gary A. Davis, Ph.D., begins each chapter with humorous anecdotes as a gateway to explaining how to cultivate the talents of gifted children. There are noteworthy obstacles to achieving the successful education of gifted and talented students, but they can be overcome. This book, as a college text or a reference for parents, is a valuable tool for doing so.The author's dry humor, combined with useful explanations, will guide parents and educators through an enjoyable learning experience! “Gary Davis manages to combine much important information about gifted programming with his wonderful sense of humor. You will laugh as you learn… a great combination!” -Sylvia Rimm, Ph.D., Director-Psychologist, Family Achievement Clinic “A concise, easy to understand, and very practical explanation of what is meant by the concept of giftedness and how parents and teachers can provide opportunities to develop giftedness in young people.” -Joseph S. Renzulli, Ph.D., Director of the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented

Best Practices in Gifted Education

An Evidence-Based Guide

Best Practices in Gifted Education provides concise, up-to-date, research-based advice to educators, administrators, and parents of gifted and talented youth. The 29 practices included in this volume are the result of an extensive examination of educational research on what works with talented youth. This book is a service publication of the National Association for Gifted Children (Washington, DC). This designation indicates that this book has been jointly developed with NAGC and that this book passes the highest standards of scholarship, research, and practice. Educational Resource

Fundamentals of Gifted Education

Considering Multiple Perspectives

The field of gifted education is characterized by a perplexing array of perspectives concerning such fundamental issues as definition, identification, curriculum, social and emotional development, and underserved populations. Fundamentals of Gifted Education provides a coherent framework for planning effective programs, providing appropriate educational services, and evaluating programs for the gifted. Parts are organized around fundamental issues confronting the field and follow a common structure: an introductory chapter that provides an overview of the theme of that part as well as guiding points and questions for the reader followed by representative point-of-view chapters written by leading experts that provide varied perspectives on the topic at hand.

Beyond Gifted Education

Designing and Implementing Advanced Academic Programs

Beyond Gifted Education: Designing and Implementing Advanced Academic Programs provides the first comprehensive look at designing and implementing K-12 advanced academic student programs. Written by four leading experts in the field, Beyond Gifted Education takes the concerned gifted program coordinator or school administrator through the process of identifying needs, responding with programming, and then finding students who are well-suited for and would benefit from advanced academic programming. Detailed examples walk the reader through real-world scenarios and programs common to the K-12 gifted coordinator on topics such as cluster grouping, acceleration, and increasing diversity. Throughout the book connections are made to Common Core state Standards, Response to Intervention, and a wealth of outside research in order to support ideas.

Re-forming Gifted Education

Matching the Program to the Child

Offers parents and teachers advice on how to improve classroom curriculum and experiences for gifted children, discussing how schools can match programs to a student's specific needs, traits, and abilities.

The Routledge International Companion to Gifted Education

The Routledge International Companion to Gifted Education is a ground-breaking collection of fully-referenced chapters written by many of the most highly-respected authorities on the subject from around the world. These fifty contributors include distinguished scholars who have produced many of the most significant advances to the field over the past few decades, like Joseph Renzulli and Robert Sternberg, alongside authorities who ask questions about the very concepts and terminology embodied in the field – scholars such as Carol Dweck and Guy Claxton. This multi-faceted volume: highlights strategies to support giftedness in children, providing ideas that work and weeding out those that don’t; is written in jargon-free language in an easy-to use themed format; is the most authoritative collection of future-focused views, ideas and reflections, practices and evaluations yet produced; includes chapters dealing with the major controversies and concerns in the field today, from the problems of identification to changing understandings of giftedness and creativity. The international aspect of the Companion, and its juxtaposition of points of view – whereby chapters are deliberately positioned and accompanied by editorial commentary to highlight the contrasts with each other – ensures that different views are addressed, allowing the reader to absorb and reflect upon the many perspectives on each issue. The Companion is a guide to the new ideas and controversies that are informing gifted education discussion and policy-making around the world. It is a first class resource to students and researchers alike.

Gifted Education

Current Perspectives and Issues

This volume addresses the most current perspectives and issues related to giftedness and is written by leaders in the field. An excellent resource for special educators, administrators, mental health clinicians, school counselors, and psychologists, this volume addresses the different educational issues that impact this population.

Diversity in Gifted Education

International Perspectives on Global Issues

This timely book brings together experts from around the world to share expertise and best practice to form an eclectic collection of the best approaches for teaching gifted and talented children from different cultures. Each chapter: presents an overview of international perspectives on the issues of multi-cultural and gifted education examines the critical issues related to cultural definitions of giftedness in programming for diverse gifted students presents regional case studies in order to inform practitioners' best practice examines issues of access for gifted students in relation to culture, poverty, race and gender. In addition, details of websites and associations which offer support and advice are also provided, making this book an invaluable resource for academics, researchers, teachers and parents of gifted and talented children.

Exploring Gifted Education

Australian and New Zealand Perspectives

Exploring Gifted Education focusses on the most fundamental and pressing topics in gifted education from across Australian and New Zealand contexts and gives particular attention to evidence-based practices and research findings. The wide variety of topics presented include: identification of gifted learners, creativity, twice-exceptional learners, affective considerations, teaching the gifted, curriculum considerations, programs and services, STEM, early childhood learners, rural and remote contexts, and parents of gifted learners. Each chapter provides guiding questions and key ideas to help orient the reader, and discussion questions synthesise the chapter’s concepts at the conclusion. The first book of its kind to synthesise research-based findings in gifted education from across New Zealand and Australia, it is an essential reference tool for researchers and a key text for courses in gifted education. Practitioners and parents will also find the assembled research illuminating and informative in understanding and addressing the needs of gifted learners.

Multicultural Gifted Education

Each year, the United States witnesses significant changes in the demographics of its citizens. Accordingly, schools -- and the students we teach -- are also changing. With such changes come the need, responsibility, and obligation for educators to provide students with an education that is both rigorous and culturally responsive. This book bridges the gap that exists between educating advanced learners and educating culturally different learners. Multicultural Gifted Education addresses various topics, including racially and culturally diverse students and families, historical and legal perspectives on educating gifted and minority students, culturally responsive curriculum and assessment, and counseling students from a multicultural perspective.

Handbook of Gifted Education

Written by well-known scholars in the field, Handbook of Gifted Education is the most complete book in the field of gifted education and contains an excellent balance of research and practical applications. This book includes topics such as high-risk gifted learners, the development of social skills in gifted learners, the science and politics of intelligence, creativity; thinking skills, exceptional special abilities, theory and conceptions of creativity, transforming gifts into talents, gifted education in rural schools, and technology in gidted education. Teachers of special education.

Paradigms of Gifted Education

A Guide for Theory-Based, Practice-Focused Research

This book highlights how to conduct research in gifted education when researchers have to choose from myriad theoretical ideas, hypotheses, claims, practical models, and strategies. It shows researchers how to build clarity, rigor, and relevance into a research agenda that combats fragmentation and contributes to enhanced theoretical and practical endeavors in the field. Specifically, the book advocates a paradigmatic approach to conducting research in gifted education, and shows how it can be done every step of the way by specifying the essential questions of What?, Why?, Who?, and How? in a coherent manner, and by selecting methods that are appropriate for the question asked and the phase of the research efforts. To facilitate the development of a research agenda, the book identifies three major paradigms of gifted education and 20 essential research questions that would help move the field forward.

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Good Shepherd Centres - Christmas Hamper Program - Good Shepherd Venture Centre (The)

Offers food hampers with groceries suitable to prepare a Christmas dinner and Christmas gifts for families with children and youth. Gift stockings are available for individuals. Registration is required.

Neighbour to Neighbour Centre - Christmas Assistance Program - 28 Athens St

Offers food and grocery gift cards to help during the holiday season. Toy store provides gifts for children age 12 and under.

Wesley - Wesley No Charge Christmas Program - 1974 King St

Christmas program provides food and new gifts for children, youth and adults requiring assistance. Apply in person to register. You may only register at one Christmas assistance program in the City.
Families shop for food, toys and gifts in a store-like setting. Families and singles are eligible.

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board - Education Centre

An English language public school board and offers educational programs for adults and children in Hamilton.

Halton Catholic District School Board - Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program - Burlington - Drury Lane - Catholic Education Centre

School-to-work transition program offered through Ontario secondary schools.

* students earn cooperative education credits in grades 11 and 12 through work placements in skilled trades

Mission Services of Hamilton - Christmas Care Program

Provides assistance to individuals and families with a generous size Food Hamper, with seasonal foods that make up a traditional Christmas meal. Toys are distributed depending on availability. Choice of food and new gifts for all family members.

Salvation Army (The) - Christmas Help Program - 80 Bay St

Provides food for families and individual adults and holiday gifts for children age 16 and under, when available. Children must reside permanently with applicant in order to register. Hamper pick-up dates will be assigned at the time of registering.

Flamborough Food Bank - Christmas Hamper Program

Provides food and gifts for registered families with children and needy seniors.

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board - Special Education Programs - 20 Education Crt

Provides a continuum of special education supports and services for exceptional learners which includes this regular class placement and support, as well as special class placement and support.

Ancaster Community Services - Holiday Assistance Program

Provides food and gifts for children, teens, adults and seniors during the holidays.

Salvation Army (The) - Christmas Bureau - Dundas - 150 King St

Provides food for families and individual adults and holiday gifts for children age 16 and under, when available. Children must reside permanently with applicant in order to register. Hamper pick-up dates will be assigned at the time of registering.