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Gifted Education  - Parent Resources

AAGT (Arizona Association for the Gifted and Talented) for Parents: Link
AAGT Parent Day and Kids Program, November 14, 2015: Link

SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted) Eduction and Training Opportunity- webpage  &   webinars

Gifted 101 Parent Class:

This will be an introductory class on the gifted child. The presenters will explore what it means to be gifted, the characteristics of gifted children, and suggestions on ways parents can support these unique children. 

Date: Monday, May 11, 2015
Time: 5:30-6:30
Location: Community Education Building,  6839 E. Guadalupe Rd., Mesa, AZ 85212 (Power and Guadalupe Road)

Parent Newsletters: 
          2015-16 school year:  
2014-15 school year: 
Previous Newsletters: 
             Guide For Families

General Information:

I Am Gifted (video):

Top Ten Myths in Gifted Education (video):

Twice Exceptional (2e) Information:
     The term twice-exceptional (2e) refers to individuals who are gifted, but are also eligible for special education services. While these students demonstrate many characteristics associated with giftedness, areas of advanced aptitude may be masked by the challenges associated with their disability. Gilbert Public Schools recognizes the sometimes hidden potential of 2e students and is committed to fostering partnerships between special education case managers, gifted coaches, and classroom teachers to identify balanced supports that honor 2e students' capabilities and accommodate their learning, social/emotional, sensory/language-processing, and physical differences. Since the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) does not address gifted supports, campus staff may consider developing a Gifted Accommodation Plan (GAP) as an informal guide to the scaffolds that allow the student to access acceleration and enrichment opportunities in identified areas of giftedness.    

Resources that some families may find helpful in better understanding their 2e student:



Texts- (Not 2-e specific, just about executive-functioning deficits) (Not 2e-specific, but anxiety seems to come up a lot with 2e kids)


Suggested Readings: 

Books Available for Checkout From the Gifted Education Library:
       Book List 

NAGT (National Association of Gifted and Talented) Recommendation- Games for Gifted Learners:
      List of Games

For information about Gilbert Supporters of the Gifted, a parent booster group, please visit their website:

Web Resources:
      Gifted Advocacy/Resource Group:
      National Association for Gifted Children 
      SENG Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted
   Parenting Gifted Children     
      National Research Center on Gifted & Talented  at the University of Connecticut
      U.S. Department of Education
      Davidson Institute for Talent Development 
      Future Problem Solving Program 

Gifted Presentation to the Governing Board  

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