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:
Tips for Parents: Raising Confident, Independent and Happy Girls
This Tips for Parents article is from a seminar hosted by Dr. Kara McGoey, who provides information about raising resilient girls.
Tips for Parents: Gift Ideas for Eager Young Minds
This Tips for Parents article provides suggestions of books, magazines, toys and games appropriate for gifted young people.
Digital Media Academy
Residential and day camps are offered for elementary through high school students in a variety of topics including: game design and development, programming and app development, filmmaking and visual effects, 3D modeling and animation, photography and art design, music and audio production, and sports and technology. Camps are hosted at various college and university campus’ around the country.
Discover the World of Communication (Washington, D.C.)
Hosted by American University’s School of Communication, Discover the World of Communication (DWC) is a four-week residential camp for ninth through twelfth grade students. Students may choose from a variety of courses to participate in including writing, journalism, broadcasting, film, video, photography and communication.
EarthWatch Expeditions are run by the EarthWatch Institute. The expeditions offer individuals the opportunity to come alongside scientists and researchers around the world to work on research projects. Research opportunities are offered in the following topics: archaeology and culture, climate change, ocean health, and wildlife and ecosystems. High school group expeditions are available, and teens 16 and older are often eligible to participate in many additional expeditions. No previous experience is required.
Emory National Debate Institute (Atlanta, GA)
Emory University offers debate camps to middle school and high school students. Camps run from one to three weeks with residential and day camp options offered.
This camp by the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), is a six-day residential program offering multicultural journalism training for current high school freshman, sophomores, and juniors. Students stay in university housing located at the host college (the host college changes each year).
Ore Academy Family Summer Camp (Appomattox, VA)
Ore Academy is a new summer camp for profoundly gifted children ages 3 to 10 and their families. The camp is held in July near Concord and Appomattox, Virginia. Applications can be submitted in January. Notification of acceptance will be provided by March. Enrollment is $2,500 per family. This camp nurtures individual genius, and meet the needs of each child, and their family, in a customized way. The children are mentored by professionals in their own personal area of interest, and gain experiences in art, music and STEM. Nature, play and personal time are part of the daily schedule. Ore Academy understands the challenges that parents and siblings of profoundly gifted children face, and offers workshops and special activities for family members.
Research on Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent (RGCT) - American Educational Research Association (AERA) Special Interest Group (SIG)
The Research on Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent (RGCT) Special Interest Group (SIG) through the American Educational Research Association (AERA) deals with research studies that focus on how giftedness, talent and creativity are developed and nurtured. The SIG encourages both international and national studies involving qualitative and/or quantitative methods in a wide variety of topics: Conceptions, Models, Identification, Programs and Practices, Counseling, Creativity, Thinking Skills, Disabilities, Parenting, and Diversity. The purpose of this SIG is to provide leadership that (1) encourages and promotes high-quality scholarship addressing giftedness, creativity, and talent, (2) creates a community of scholars and leaders in the field, (3) facilitates communication and dissemination of research both within and outside the field, (4) nurtures future scholars, and (5) advances research in the field.
Steam-Powered Classroom: Resources for the Creative Educator Guidebook
Written by a part-time children’s librarian and homeschool mom, this booklet contains lists of her favorite books and online resources, with tips on cross-referencing and putting together a fun learning unit—all with no textbook in sight.
Summer Scholars (Dublin, Ireland)
This program is hosted at Dublin City University (DCU) and is designed for students ages 12 through 17. A wide range of academic courses are available for students to choose from. Students stay at DCU for the two week program.
Western Carolina University - Special Education Graduate Program (Cullowhee, NC)
The Western Carolina University Special Education Program offers three types of post-baccalaureate degrees and programs: two graduate degrees, the Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.) and the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.), as well as an add-on Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) licensure program. Starting in the spring of 2015, they will also be offering a restructured cross-disciplinary online master’s degree in gifted education.
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