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gifted children

29 Jun 10 Reasons Your Child Should Participate in Academy

by Abby Daniels, Director of Development & Communications at IEA Looking for ways to keep your gifted child active and engaged this summer? We’ve got the answer for you:  IEA Academy. We’ve put together our top 10 reasons for you to enroll your gifted and talented...

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gifted on screen

28 Mar Gifted on Screen

by Nicole LaChance, Marketing & Communications Coordinator I have a confession to make: I’m a pop culture nerd. I often find myself responding to situations with movie or TV quotes and can ace most pop culture-themed categories on Jeopardy!, another obsession of mine. So, when I...

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poll

15 Mar First-Ever Poll of Voters About Gifted Learners Finds Strong Bipartisan Support For Increasing Funding and Resources for High-Potential Students

At a gathering of gifted learning community leaders today in the nation’s capitol, a first-of-its-kind poll was released by the Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA), that finds overwhelming bipartisan public support for increased funding for programs and resources for gifted students. The poll, conducted by Benenson...

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09 Aug America, Upward Mobility, and Gifted Education

by Brianna Safe, Resource Coordinator I take it as true that a high percentage of American optimists out there still believe social and economic upward mobility is possible. The American Dream. The belief that if you start at the bottom, you can – through hard work...

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Loving Gifted Children

07 Jun Loving Gifted Children

by Jennifer de la Haye, Program Coordinator Tasked with the mission of writing a blog post, I pondered IEA’s 2016 theme, “Finding and Cultivating Your Voice.” Turning to Thomas Merton, to whom I often turn whilst seeking inspiration, I found this: “The beginning of love is...

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gifted quirks

01 Jun Quirks of the Gifted Brain

by Nicole LaChance, Marketing and Communications Coordinator The gifted brain is a unique place. In fact, it is so unique that many of the complexities of giftedness are still not fully understood. Still, there are some common quirks that have been identified as being associated with...

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Gilmore Girls

01 May Gilmore Girls and Two Faces of Giftedness

by Nicole LaChance As a die-hard Gilmore Girls fan dating back to the show’s original run, its coming revival has me very excited. It seems like there is a new article on some aspect of the show every day, from fashion choices to boyfriend debates to...

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gifted whole child

26 Apr Sustaining the Gifted Child

by Zadra Rose Ibañez, Director of Operations Since last week was Earth Week, I thought I’d share one of my favorite pictures with you: [caption id="attachment_6472" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Image via Wikipedia[/caption] In 1987, the World Commission on Environment and Development defined sustainability as “development that meets the needs...

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gifted resources

12 Apr Learning About Giftedness

by Nicole LaChance Upon accepting my position at IEA I sought to learn more about giftedness in order to communicate our message in the best way possible. I was familiar with giftedness in a general way through my background in educational nonprofits, but wanted to learn...

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05 Apr Three Reasons to Join a Parent Support Group

by Nicole LaChance Parenting a gifted or twice-exceptional child comes with a special set of joys and challenges. I know it’s easy for parents to feel like they are alone in their situation and not receiving support from traditional educational groups and institutions. That is why...

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genius day

15 Mar The Genius of Genius Day

By Louise Hindle, IEA Program Manager Saturday, March 12th bore witness to our 6th Genius Day, a day of deep learning on the life and legacy of none other than Albert Einstein. In case you didn’t know, our Genius Days are days of investigation into the...

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individualized education

08 Mar The Future of Individualized Education

by Morgan Carrion NPR ed’s website features several articles that discuss various ways in which our current system fails to meet kids where they are. Right next to an article about “The Quiet Revolution” (the movement to acknowledge and better accommodate introverted personalities) is an interview discussing...

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hands-on learning

16 Feb Hands-On Learning and Memory

Tiffany’s recent post on tinkering inspired me to look further into the benefits of hands-on learning. When researching, I found several studies noting various benefits of hands-on experiments in the classroom, from learning teamwork to increased engagement for tactile learners. By far the most prominent,...

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mentoring gifted students

09 Feb Mentoring Gifted Students

Being a gifted child can be difficult. Gifted children often feel misunderstood by their peers and possibly don’t even fully comprehend themselves and their abilities. This can lead to low self-esteem or self-doubt, hindering a child from thriving in school and reaching their full potential. This...

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05 Jan Bored? Make Something!

By Niña Abonal This past November, I had the opportunity to attend NAGC’s Annual Convention in Phoenix, Arizona. Although the primary purpose of my trip was to learn more about the changing and ever-growing landscape of gifted education, I also had the privilege of listening to...

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01 Sep The Bright Side of Overexcitabilities in Gifted Children

Gifted children often experience overexcitabilities, also called intensities. These areas of heightened stimulation are categorized in five areas: psychomotor, sensual, imaginational, intellectual, and emotional. Though overexcitabilities are not, in and of themselves, negative characteristics, they are often discussed as though they are problems to solve. However,...

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01 Aug Gifted 101

Whether you have a child or student who has recently been identified as gifted, know a child who may be gifted, or have encountered a child who is gifted and have questions, you may need a place to start, a place that gives you the...

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09 Jun Tales from a Grammar Geek

By Jennifer Kennedy Jennifer is IEA's Marketing and Communications Coordinator and puts her enthusiasm for grammar to good use daily. I have a confession to make: I love grammar; I always have. When I began learning Spanish, I was excited about how much it taught me about English grammar. Proofreading...

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The Importance of Balance for Gifted Youth

10 Mar The Importance of Balance

By Jennifer de la Haye Jennifer is the Program Coordinator for Yunasa, IEA’s pioneering summer camps that unite gifted young people ages 10-15 with experts in highly able youth. In a nurturing setting, campers explore and grow the intellectual, social, emotional, spiritual, and physical aspects of...

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Upcoming Events
  1. Gifted Support Group: Accelerated Gifted Education

    January 18, 2018
  2. Spring Academy

    January 22, 2018 - April 14, 2018
  3. Gifted Support Group: Gifted Resource Swap and Play Date

    February 20, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  4. Yunasa Camps Application Deadline

    March 12, 2018
  5. Gifted Support Group: Homeschool Parent Panel

    March 13, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM