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Gifted Education Glossary

NV Revised Statues


GTAC (Gifted and Talented Advisory Council) Visit GTAC Page

GTAC serves as an independent committee to advise and collaborate for the betterment of our gifted and talented students. Ideally GTAC includes parents, teachers, administrators, and community representatives to represent the interests of gifted and talented students in our school district. Our goal is to facilitate communication and to share ideas regarding services and programming for GT students.

Reno Psychologists

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Davidson Institute for Talent Development Visit

Website includes links to extensive resource information for parents, educators, and professionals related to every aspect of gifted education.


College Planning

  • ACT
    ACT is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides more than a hundred assessment, research, information, and program management services in the broad areas of education and workforce development. The ACT college entrance exam is widely used. Website includes information on other assessments and educational support.
  • College Board
    Comprehensive website with teacher and student information connecting students to college. College listings, Advanced Placement Program, SAT, and PSAT/NMSQT, student resources. Teachers can register for College Board workshops, including National Forum, Fall Counselor Workshops, and more. Publications, courses, services, activities.
  • Peterson's Educational Planning
    Comprehensive educational resource. Peterson's includes information about colleges and universities, career schools, graduate programs, distance learning, executive training, private secondary schools, summer opportunities, study abroad, financial aid, test preparation, and career exploration.
  • AcademicInfo
    AcademicInfo is an online education resource center with extensive subject guides and distance learning information.

National Gifted Organizations

  • NAGC - National Association for Gifted Children
    National organization for GT parents, educators, professionals, and supporters, providing federal advocacy, research information, and comprehensive resources via their website and annual conference. $25 annual parent membership, includes publication "Parenting for High Potential".
  • NSGT - National Society for the Gifted and Talented
    The NSGT is a not-for-profit foundation created to honor and encourage gifted and talented (G&T) children and youth. It is committed to acknowledging and supporting the needs of G&T children and youth by providing recognition of their significant academic and artistic accomplishments and access to educational resources and advanced learning opportunities directly related to their interests and talent areas.
  • National Research Center for the Gifted and Talented - University of Connecticut
    The Center is 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.
    Membership in Mensa is open to persons who have attained a score within the upper two percent of the general population on an approved intelligence test that has been properly administered and supervised. The group has regional and national groups, and the website includes resources for gifted children.

Gifted Websites

  • California Association for the Gifted
    California State association supporting and advocating for gifted children. Website contains comprehensive resources. CAG holds an annual 3-day conference, which includes a Parent Day, alternating years between Northern and Southern California.
  • SENG - Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted
    SENG believes that recognizing, understanding, and accepting the unique social and emotional needs of this population are the first priorities for teachers, parents, and counselors. Organization's website includes information on conferences, resources, continuing education.
  • Center for Gifted Education Policy at the American Psychological Association
    The Center's mission is to generate public awareness, advocacy, clinical applications, and cutting-edge research ideas that will enhance the achievement and performance of children and adolescents with special gifts and talents in all domains, including the academic disciplines, the performing arts, sports, and the professions.
  • Great Potential Press
    The Mission of Great Potential Press is to publish quality books and materials, based on research and life experience, to guide parents and teachers through the world of giftedness.
  • Hoagies Gifted Education Page
    Hoagies' Gifted Education Page is "the all-things-gifted resource that you've been searching for."  Comprehensive website offers resources, articles, books and links for Parents, for Educators, Counselors, Administrators and other Professionals, and for Kids & Teens.  Includes introduction to gifted, research, conference information, and more.
  • Genius Denied
    Website includes information on the book Genius Denied - How to Stop Wasting Our Brightest Young Minds by Bob and Jan Davidson. Site includes information for students, parents, educators, and mentors, with comprehensive resources.
  • GT Cybersource
    Website includes a library with hundreds of articles about giftedness, an online database of resources, federal and state gifted education policies, news, events, and more.
  • Center for Gifted Education at College of William and Mary
    The College of William and Mary created a Center for Gifted Education in 1988 based on an understanding of the needs of gifted and talented individuals across the lifespan. Website includes information on graduate programs, teachers resources, research, enrichment.
  • Bright Kids at Home
    Website for families who are, or are considering, homeschooling their gifted and talented students. Includes information on curriculum, travel, resources, and a newsletter.
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