Davidson Database - What's New

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:
Follow the Fear: Anticipating Missteps in Learning to Write
This article provides information on overcoming the fear of writing. 

Interview with Janette Boazman on character development and the differences in cognitive development between boys and girls
The following Q&A on character development was written by Janette Boazman, Ph.D., an assistant professor of education and the chair of education at the University of Dallas. 

Tips for Parents: Family Meetings - Why they are important and How-To
This article provides resources, education, and guidance in application of Family Meetings, using Adlerian approaches with a Positive Discipline focus

Tips for Parents: Is Boarding School a Good Consideration for my Gifted or 2E Student?
This article addresses the many considerations a family will have when evaluating whether boarding school might be a good option for a gifted or 2e student

Tips for Parents: Leadership Skills for Gifted Kids
This article highlights a number of helpful tips on leadership and decision-making. 

Tips for Parent: Twice exceptional students - Who are they and what do they need?
This Tips for Parents article is from a seminar hosted by Dr. Edward R. Amend. He describes the complex needs of 2e students. 

Accelerated Learning Lab Classroom (A.L.L.) (American Fork, UT)
An Advanced Learning Lab (A.L.L.) classroom is composed of 30 or more students who have tested with the district on nationally normed tests and have shown ability for advancement in academic learning.

Carmel Institute
This organization guides junior high and high school students through project-based, multidisciplinary curricula that is fully individualized to meet each student's interests and learning needs.

DesignWorks Summer Academy (Muncie, IN)
This is an immersive, intensive, team-driven, college level experience for high school sophomores or juniors.

Opportunities for Learning Environment for Advanced Programming (LEAP) (Chapel Hill, NC)
LEAP is a district-wide, self-contained option for qualified highly gifted students who demonstrate mastery of curriculum that is two or more grade levels above their age peers in Grades 4-8.

Universal High School Program at Silver Creek High School for Bright and Gifted Students (Longmont, CO)
This district program allows students take a combination of regular classes, independent studies, on-line, or college classes based on interests and needs.

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