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 confusing array of perspectives concerning such fundamental issues as definition, philosophy, curriculum, social and emotional development, and underserved populations. The mission of this book is to provide a coherent framework that instructors and service providers can use in planning effective programs, providing appropriate counseling services, and evaluating programs for the gifted. Most sections are organized around fundamental issues confronting the field and follow a common structure: an introductory chapter that provides historical and theoretical background and organizing questions followed by several point-of-view chapters written by experts that provide varied perspectives on the topic at hand. Distinguishing Features Comprehensive Coverage – The book's forty-five manageable-length chapters cover the full range of topics that must be considered in planning programs and services for gifted students both within and outside of school. Coherent Structure – Section introductions provide background information and organizing questions to guide chapter authors who provide varying views of the issue at hand. The emphasis is not on the "right way" or the "wrong way" (except when clearly documented bad practice is discussed), but on how best practice stems from well-informed and logical decision-making. Decision Making Focus – The book's introductory chapter addresses the need for a clearly developed and consistently applied set of values to guide decision making. Likewise, each section introduction includes a decision making framework regarding some aspect of educating, counseling, or parenting gifted students. This book is appropriate for introductory level courses in gifted education or courses in program development and planning. It is also suitable for school personnel responsible for making program planning decisions in the area of gifted education and for academic libraries with holdings in this area.

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.

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.

Beyond Words

Imagery in Literature

Ancient China

The Middle Kingdom

Gifted education

a comprehensive view

Gifted Education

Promising Practices

Building a New System

Colonial America 1607-1763

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.

Curriculum Development for Gifted Education Programs

Diverse learners with exceptional needs require a specialized curriculum that will help them to develop, socially and intellectually, in a way that traditional pedagogical practice is unable to fulfill. As educational technologies and theoretical approaches to learning continue to advance, so do the opportunities for exceptional children. Curriculum Development for Gifted Education Programs is a critical scholarly resource that examines the development of coursework for gifted and talented students. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics, such as constructivism, diversity responsive method, and teacher training, this book is geared towards academicians, researchers, gifted education teachers, supervisors, directors, and administrators.

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Business Education

Continuing Education

Early Childhood Education

Mortgage Education

Arts Education

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.

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board - Education Centre

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Halton District School Board - Special Education Advisory Committee - Burlington - New St

A special advisory committee which provides specific information, advice and assistance to parents/guardians whose children may require additional support.

* makes recommendations to HDSB on special education programs and services
* meetings open to parents and interested parties