Staff Development and Parent Presentations for the Gifted
Budgets are tight, yet there is one quality resource for gifted education that is available at minimal cost. Check out the Educators Guild
at the Davidson Institute for Talent Development. Presentations are available for the cost of staff traveling expenses.
That should cut costs drastically as presenters often charge large amounts for speaking fees.
Repeatedly, the Davidson Institute has turned out quality programs and has amassed a huge database of information that is available online.
Some presentations are already in place, with the promise of more to come soon. Each of the presentations listed here has a PDF file that offers an overview of the topic. There is also contact information if you want to learn more.
Accommodations for the Gifted Child in the Regular Classroom—characteristics of giftedness, manifestations of the gifted in the regular classroom, accommodations, and free resources and ideas for teachers.
Davidson Institute for Talent Development - Gifted Overview—takes a look at the history of and the programs offered by the Davidson Institute for Talent Development, as well as information on identifying gifted students, characteristics, underachievement, perfectionism, and peer relations.
Motivation and the Gifted Child—extrinsic vs. intrinsic motivation, characteristics that effect motivation, and tips on how to shift motivation.
Raising a Gifted Child—asynchrony, intensities, perfectionism, peer relations, and underachievement.