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The Davidson Gifted Database is your gateway to a wealth of information about the gifted population. This database houses thousands of resources and hundreds of articles for gifted students, as well as their parents and educators. This page is a monthly summary of new additions to the database:
 
Articles

Dumbing Down America: The War on Our Nation's Brightest Young Minds (and What We Can Do To Fight Back)
BOOK REVIEW (Davidson Institute) – With more than 35 years of experience in gifted education, Dr. James Delisle writes with immense passion in the book, Dumbing Down America: The War on Our Nation's Brightest Young Minds. Delisle calls on America for change; he urges our nation to support America’s gifted children and provide them with the same opportunities as the rest of the student population which equates to an appropriately challenging education.

Resources

A Mighty Girl
A Mighty Girl is a website of books, toys, movies, and music for parents, teachers, and others dedicated to raising smart, confident and courageous girls.

All About Learning
All About Learning harnesses the motivational effects of video game making, renewable energy, and engineering education for students using their LEGO® kits to teach science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts and educational skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, agility and adaptability, curiosity and imagination. All About Learning works with summer camps and school enrichment programs providing classes for kids throughout the United States.

Duke University Summer Session (Durham, NC)
The Duke University Summer Session consists of two different programs, Duke Summer College for High School Students and Duke Summer Academy for High School Students. The Duke Summer College for High School Students is for grades 10 and 11 and prepares students for University learning. The Duke Summer Academy for High School Students if for all high school students and is a personal enrichment program.

Dumbing Down America: The War on Our Nation's Brightest Young Minds (and What We Can Do To Fight Back)
With more than 35 years of experience in gifted education, Dr. James Delisle writes with immense passion in the book, Dumbing Down America. Delisle calls on America for change; he urges our nation to support America’s gifted children and provide them with the same opportunities as the rest of the student population which equates to an appropriately challenging education.

Innovation Institute at the University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
A two-week residential program at the University of Iowa, the Innovation Institute allows students to work in teams guided by experts in the field of web development. High school students in grades nine through 11 must be nominated by a teacher or administrator in order to attend.

Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) Program - Belin-Blank at University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
The Junior Science and Humanities Symposia program seeks to encourage and recognize original research in the STEM fields done by Iowa high school students. Students in grades nine through 12, in the state of Iowa, can submit original research findings for a chance to win scholarships and participate in the Symposia.

Secondary Student Training Program - Belin-Blank at the University of Iowa (Iowa)
High school juniors and seniors are invited to participate in a five-week research program hosted by the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development at the University of Iowa. Students gain scientific research experience by working with a faculty mentor.

The Paradox of Twice-Exeptionality - Packet of Information for Professionals, 2nd Edition (PIP-2)(PDF)
This second edition of the Packet of Information for Professionals (PIP) published by the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education has expanded the student population covered to include gifted students with disabilities including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and specific learning disability (SLD). The packet includes recommendations for professionals working to support twice exceptional students' academic and social experiences at school.


Weekend Institute for Gifted Students (WINGS) (Iowa City, IA)
Belin-Blank Center offers half-day weekend enrichment opportunities for elementary and junior high students. Classes include science, art, math, writing, computer science and social studies.

World Languages Institute (WLI) - Belin-Blank Center at the University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
Iowa students who are currently in grades nine through 11 may nominate themselves for the World Languages Institute (WLI), a one-week residential summer academic program at the University of Iowa. Students take a single advanced level course for the entire week.


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