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Gifted Education

IDEAS Mission Statement

The mission of the IDEAS program is to maximize the development of the intellectually gifted learner by providing learning environment and educational opportunities that:

  • accommodates learning differences
  • challenges each student at the appropriate level
  • encourages exploration and inquiry
  • develops critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • promotes creative thinking and expression
  • expands specific strengths and/or special interest areas
  • provides for interaction with intellectual peers
  • enhances positive self-concept and tolerance
  • allows students to experience topics in a greater depth and complexity
  • integrates concepts across content areas through independent projects, studies and research
  • promotes effective communication and presentation skills
  • fosters the use of technology as it applies to research and our fast-paced digital world
  • gives students the tools they need to be lifelong learners.
  • enhances appreciation of visual and performing arts
  • provides opportunities for career exploration
 

Announcements

Gifted Referrals

Our first and second grade students will participate in massing screening for the gifted program on February 16th-17th (2017).  The students that score in the 90%ile or higher will continue in the referral process. We will accept individual referrals from February 20th until March 8th.  Parents, teachers, and other students may refer a student in grades 1st -5th for screening.  If you would like to refer a student for gifted screening, please contact the Gifted Liaison at your child's school or the Gifted Coordinator, Kelli McCorkle (938-6418). (Note:  We will not take individual referrals for 1st and 2nd grade students until after mass screening.)

Gifted Program Resources

Parent Resources

Helpful Links:
Parenting gifted children can be exciting and challenging! Check out these websites for valuable, practical information... and a chuckle or two!.

Mississippi Association for Gifted Children (MAGC) offers training for teacher and parents alike for gifted students. MAGC is the state association for gifted students, their parents, and their teachers. They publish a quarterly newsletter and host a yearly annual conference. 
http://magcweb.org/index.html

Francis A. Carnes Center for Gifted Studies is located at the University of Southern Mississippi. This center offers both Saturday and summer opportunites for gifted youth. It also is a great resource for both parent and teacher information and education.
https://www.usm.edu/karnes-gifted/saturday-gifted-studies-program 

The National Research Center on Gifted and Talented (NRC/GT), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, investigates, develops, and disseminates new methods for identifying and teaching gifted students. The NRC/GT, located at the University of Connecticut, is run collaboratively with the University of Virginia and Yale University, and works in conjunction with more than 300 public school district research study sites.
www.gifted.uconn.edu

 

The National Research Center on Gifted and Talented (NRC/GT), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, investigates, develops, and disseminates new methods for identifying and teaching gifted students. The NRC/GT, located at the University of Connecticut, is run collaboratively with the University of Virginia and Yale University, and works in conjunction with more than 300 public school district research study sites.
www.gifted.uconn.edu

 

The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) is an organization of parents, educators, other professionals and community leaders to address the unique needs of children and youth. Membership includes a subscription to Parenting for High Potential, a magazine with articles geared to the development of talent.
www.nagc.org

 

You can search State Resources for Gifted Education and Individual State Gifted Organizations on the NAGC website by clicking on the heading "Gifted By State."

 

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.
www.cec.sped.org

 

The Association for the Gifted (TAG) organized in 1958 by The Council for Exceptional Children, helps professionals and parents work with gifted children.
www.cectag.org

 

The mission of National Society for the Gifted and Talented is to advance the development of gifted, talented, and high potential youth, in the United States and abroad, through opportunities, advocacy, and exemplary programs and practices.
www.nsgt.org

 

The Association for the Education of Gifted Underachieving Students (AEGUS) provides a forum for ideas and interventions aimed at helping twice-exceptional students reach their full potential.
www.aegus1.org

 

The Davidson Institute for Talent Development has extensive resources for highly gifted students (and their parents). You can access articles by selecting "Browse by Topic" or "Search GT-Cybersource" from the "Resources" header in the pull-down top bar menu bar.
www.davidsoninstitute.org

 

Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) focuses primarily on the adults (parents, educators, etc) in the lives of gifted children. SENG provides information on identification, guidance, and effective ways to live and work with gifted individuals.
www.SENGifted.org

 

Hoagies' Gifted Education Page is a resource guide for the education of gifted children with links to many gifted education resources available on the Internet.
www.hoagiesgifted.org

 

Gifted-Children.com: Identification, Encouragement, and Development (GCC) is an on-line parents' newsletter with networking and information dedicated to making a difference in the education of children with special talents and abilities.
www.gifted-children.com

 

Great Resources for Discovering and Encouraging Interests:
EduHound: Everything for Education K12: www.eduhound.com
Filamentality "Learning Web": www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil
The Academy of Achievement: www.achievement.org
 

Teachers


Michele Brasher - TLA

 

Terry Guynn - SRA

 

Jana Harry - TLA

 

Kim Jordan - CPE

 

Lauren Lee - CHES

 

Bert Nunn - TLA

 

Klancey Phillips - CHES

 

Victoria Rudolph - CPE

 

 

David Tingle - SRA

 

 

June Weiskopf - CHES