I’ve been doing a tiny bit of investigation about good resources for gifted and high potential primary school students, in anticipation of the new NSW Department of Education High Potential and Gifted Education Policy that comes into effect next year. Thanks to Susen Smith from UNSW, and Jodie Torrington from Macquarie University, I’m happy to share the following resources:
- Prufrock Press, which specialises in resources for gifted education
- G.A.T.E.WAYS, which runs a range of courses for gifted and high potential students
- UNSW GERRIC Institute has a free Professional Development Package for Teachers
- Proven Strategies That Work for Teaching Gifted and Advanced Learners
- Jacob’s Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program
- Thinking Like a Mathematician
- Primarily Logic
- Differentiated Projects for Gifted Students
- Genius Hour: Passion Projects That Ignite Innovation and Student Inquiry
- Ready-to-Use Resources for Mindsets in the Classroom: Everything Educators Need for Building Growth Mindset Learning Communities
There are also a range of associations dedicated to Gifted and Talented education, such as:
- AAEGT – Australian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented
- Gifted NSW – NSW Association for G&T education
The following research has also piqued my interest:
- Geake, J. (2009). The brain at school: Educational neuroscience in the classroom. McGraw-Hill Education (UK).
- Geake, J. (2011). Position statement on motivations, methodologies, and practical implications of educational neuroscience research: fMRI studies of the neural correlates of creative intelligence. Educational philosophy and theory, 43(1), 43-47.
- Gross, M. U. M. (2010). In her own write: A lifetime in gifted education. Sydney, NSW: Gifted Education Research, Resource and Information Centre, UNSW.
- Gross, M. U. (1999). Inequity in equity: The paradox of gifted education in Australia. Australian Journal of Education, 43(1), 87-103.