Useful Web Sites
A guide to useful online resources and information on gifted and talented for teachers, students, parents and carers.
Research and Learning
- London Gifted and Talented - Offers continuing professional development, resources and consultancy to improve the quality of gifted and talented teaching and learning. Good variety of multimedia teaching and learning resources largely developed by London schools.
- NACE - The
National Association for Gifted Children in Education. An independent education organisation which aims to support teachers in getting the best from able, gifted and talented pupils in the everyday classroom, whilst enabling all pupils to flourish. This site includes extensive information on conferences, resources, publications and plenty of examples of good practice
- Dialogue Works
An education and training organisation for Philosophy for Children, critical and creative thinking.
- World Class Arena - An international initiative designed to identify and assess gifted and talented students around the world. It was devised by Department for Education and Skills (DfES), and Arena items have been trialled by teachers and students in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and the US. At the heart of World Class Arena are World Class Tests in mathematics and problem solving aimed at nine and 13 year-olds.
Research and Learning
on Multiple Intelligences
Books by Howard Gardner, author of The Theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI)
Skills Vocabulary and Definitions
Can thinking skills be taught? Perhaps, but there is no question that they
can be learned. Thinking skills are one of the most important, yet inadequately
implemented areas of the curriculum. This site lists vocabulary and the definitions
are intended to help the prospective teacher sort out the various thinking
skills and terminology associated with curriculum and instructional decision
There is a growing body of information available on the internet for
parents and carers about gifted and talented pupils. Amongst the many useful information,
support and advice sites are the following:
- Excellence East - a website specifically for the Gifted and Talented community in East Anglia. If you are a Gifted and Talented student or a parent or carer of a Gifted and Talented young person, this website will tell you all you need to know about Excellence East.
- Potential Plus (formerly the
National Association for Gifted Children) (GB)
Potential Plus recognises that the needs of gifted children
are best met when parents, students, education professionals,
schools and colleges are able to share a common forum and
gain wider understanding of home/school issues.
Tomorrow’s Achievers Educational Trust provides specialist day and residential masterclasses for gifted children in many parts of the country.The courses cover a wealth of different topics - science, technology, maths, philosophy, literature and the arts - in ways which involve and challenge the most able students. Visit their web site
to find out more and about the Masterclasses they
- National Association
for Gifted Children (USA)
NAGC is a non-profit organization of parents, teachers, educators, community
leaders and other professionals who unite to address the unique needs of
all children and youth with demonstrated gifts and talents as well as those
who may be able to develop their talent potential with appropriate educational