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Gifted: Parent Resources
One of the most comprehensive web sites for gifted education, this site contains information on nearly every topic related to gifted kids. There is something here for everyone!
Each year, the National Association for Gifted Children recommends new toys on the market; even though it's past the holiday season, these toys make great gifts for the whole family any time of year!
Although some resources on this site require a membership in OAGC, there are a wealth of resources for free--gifted advocacy updates, updates from the Ohio Department of Education, various print resources, and much more!

Frequently Used Terms in Gifted Education
This list of frequently used terms and definitions is provided by the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC).

Myths and Facts about Gifted Students
This list, from Sandra Berger, gifted education expert, includes common myths and corresponding facts about gifted children and adults.
This site provides a description of NAGC's Program Standards for Gifted Education. This provides an overview of the qualities NAGC recommends each gifted program should have.
This free resource sends monthly emails to your inbox about gifted education and twice-exceptionality (having both gifted and special education needs). Back issues of the subscription newsletter are also available.

Is it a Cheetah?
"The child who does well in school, gets good grades, wins awards, and "performs" beyond the norms for his or her age, is considered talented. The child who does not, no matter what his innate intellectual capacities or developmental level, is less and less likely to be identified, less and less likely to be served. A cheetah metaphor can help us see the problem with achievement-oriented thinking..." more of this article from national gifted education expert Stephanie Tolan!