Teacher Resources

  • Critical and Creative Thinking - Bloom’s Taxonomy
    An explanation, examples and links for applying higher order thinking skills in lesson planning.

    Torrance Framework for Creative Thinking
    Defines the creative thinking processes and gives examples of application activities.

    Cooperative Learning Structures for the University of Texas

    John Hopkins University for Talented Youth
    Since 1979, the Center for Talented Youth (CTY) at Johns Hopkins University has focused on the needs of students with exceptionally high academic abilities.

    WAETAG
    The Washington Educators of Talented and Gifted organization offers links for teachers and parents as well as advocacy at the state level and an annual conference.

    TAG Families of the Talented and Gifted
    Excellent resource for parents who want the background information to advocate for their student.

    MENSA
    Information about the Mensa organization.

    www.stephanietolan.com
    This website has links to a series of articles by different authors and gifted organizations written on topics pertinent to issues that affect gifted children. They are geared toward the adults living and working with these children.

    NFGCC (National Foundation for Gifted and Creative Children)

    Alliance for Childhood
    Research and advocacy suggestions promoting the importance of play as a learning tool for young children.

    Academic Games League
    “Academic Games Leagues of America (AGLOA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing “Thinking Kids” of character, excellence and integrity.”

    Hoagie’s Gifted Education Page
    Information and links for parents, teachers and students.

    South Sound Regional Science Fair
    Information about the local science fair held annually at PLU.

    Davidson Institute
    “We are a national nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting profoundly gifted students under 18.”