Gifted educators have a reputation for sharing their best practices, best resources, and best hopes for one another. Professional educators among the members of the New Mexico Association for the Gifted live up to this reputation! This page is dedicated to time-honored and classroom-tested resources. We at the New Mexico Association for the Gifted hope these resource manuals, units, lessons, research articles, and links will continue to aide teachers of the gifted.
If you have resources, which you would like to share with gifted educators around the state and around the nation, please contact our publicity officer: email@example.com
Updated New Mexico Technical Assistance Manual
New Mexico PED has released the 2011 updated Technical Assistance Manual for Gifted Educationin New Mexico. A PDF of the file is available for download below.
The National History Bee is an individual academic competition for elementary and middle school students. The Bee tests knowledge of a wide range of historical topics that have direct relevance to what students are learning in the classroom. School winners advance to regional competition and the regional champions earn the right to compete in Washington, D.C., for scholarships, prizes, and the title of National History Bee Champion.
Eric Huff invites you to visit http://www.historybee.com/ to find more information about the competition and a wealth of history resources and practice quizzes that will be useful to any student wanting to learn more.
If you have any questions, please contact Eric Huff: firstname.lastname@example.org 864.504.2577
New Math Competition: Perennial Math!
Sylvia Dean, a gifted specialist from Alabama, has created a new online Math competition.
Perennial Math is an online competition for grades 4-8. Your students can participate at either a team level or individual student level by registering on www.perennialmath.com.
The competition consists of 5 tests each year (November-March). Each test contains 5 questions that get progressively harder. The tests must be completed in 30 minutes.
All students receive a certificate of participation, and many awards are provided for winners.
The Center for Creative Learning in Sarasota, Florida, has recently updated their website and would like to offer multiple resources to teachers of gifted learners.The organization’s recently restructure site is available at:
The Center for Creative Learning focuses on “Creative Problem Solving (CPS), the Levels of Service (LoS) approach to talent development, and problem-solving style.”Several back issues of the organization’s newsletter, Creative Learning Today, are available as PDF files at:
BizWorld is a non-profit organization that uses project-based curriculum designed to make business fundamentals come alive in the real world context while integrating core subjects such as Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Economics.