Monday, October 1, 2012

PART II- TAKING OUR PLACE AT THE TABLE



Last week, I recommended that to ‘TAKE OUR PLACE AT THE TABLE’ we need to be well-informed about issues and resources that will enable us to engage in conversations that will affect the course of education for high ability diverse children now and in the future. To assist with that process, this week’s post will provide some of those resources. Some of these are programs, books, links that many of you are already familiar with. Some will be new to you.

I ask that you take a look at the resources and share this page. The list is intentionally brief. Please take a moment to go to at least one site or check out one resource that is new to you and then, SHARE it with someone else. Remember, if we are to improve our advocacy and address the educational and social needs of a broader group of high ability/gifted learners, we must be in the mindset of SHARING. Make no assumptions. Because you may know something or have access does not mean that others do.

How do we improve services for more students? We make information more ACCESSIBLE to a wider audience. When, as a field, gifted education and advanced learner programs begins sharing more across different populations, engaging in more collaborations services for high ability learners will improve incrementally.

PLEASE SHARE THIS PAGE WITH OTHERS AND IF YOU HAVE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MORE PROGRAMS, BOOKS, WEBSITES, PLEASE DON’T HESITATE TO PASS THEM ON TO ME.  You may share your recommendations in the COMMENT box below, on the new WEAREGIFTED2 facebook page, or via email to me at profjoy1022@gmail.com



~SELECTED RESOURCES and WEBSITES~


The New Common Core State Standards and the Gifted

Identifying & Serving Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Gifted Position Paper




IMPORTANT NEW BOOKS:

Banks J.A. & Banks, C.M. (2012) Multicultural Education: Issues & Perspectives (8th Ed). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons

Coleman, M.R. & Johnsen, S.K. (Eds) (2012). Implementing RtI with Gifted Students: Service Models, Trends & Issues. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press (available Nov 1)

Kennedy, Banks, & Grandin (2011). Bright, but not Broken: Gifted Kids, ADHD, and Autism.  Jossey & Bass

10  Facebook Pages you Must See!!
 (Search on Facebook for each page, review, & join or ‘like’ to keep up to date w/ their materials)

Black Kids Read
Each One, Teach One
Gifted Development Center
Gifted in Michigan
Gifted Homeschoolers
Great Potential Press
Hbcu Kidz
International Gifted Education
The Black Academy
The School for Gifted Potentials
Supporting Gifted Learners
WeAreGifted2 {just launched Sept 30th! - please 'like'}

OTHER WEBSITES
Gifted in Wisconsin
Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted www.sengifted.org
Teaching for High Potential (THP) https://www.facebook.com/teachingforhighpotential

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:
The study and new book project re: Culturally Diverse Families Raising Gifted Children is going very well!! Many thanks to parents and educators who have contributed over the past few months. We have interviewed a number of families and collected narratives from others. To date we have 30+ interviews and narratives from a wide variety of families from across the nation raising gifted children (African American, Hispanic, Bi-Racial, Low SES, Immigrant, Rural, Native American). If you or someone you know is interested in sharing a story, please contact me immediately at profjoy1022@gmail.com for more details. We’re very excited and do appreciate your support!

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