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12 Aug Yunasa 2014

By Jennifer de la Haye Jennifer is a recent addition to the IEA staff and attended Yunasa for the first time this summer. IEA’s pioneering Yunasa summer camps unite highly able youngsters with experts in the social and emotional development of gifted children. Campers explore and...

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22 Jul IEA Summer Spotlight 2014

By Jennifer de la Haye “I am happy to be in a room of too’s,” said Betsy Jones, IEA President, as we concluded IEA's Summer Spotlight this year. “We are all too’s – too emotional, too smart, too intense….” Tuesday, June 8, was a bright evening of...

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15 Jul Yunasa West 2014

By Jessica Houben IEA’s pioneering Yunasa summer camps unite highly able youngsters with experts in the social and emotional development of gifted children. Campers explore and grow the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, social, and physical aspects of their lives. In June, 39 campers from across the country came...

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08 Jul Preparing for High School

By Lauren F. Lauren is a 2012 Caroline D. Bradley Scholar and a rising high school sophomore attending a boarding school in Connecticut. She recently shared with us what she thinks incoming freshmen should know to help them prepare to enter high school. Here are her...

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24 Jun The Many Faces of Gifted: Sneha

By Carole Rosner Every gifted person has a unique story. The following story is part of a series of posts depicting the many faces of gifted by highlighting gifted children and adults we have found through IEA programs. IEA’s Apprenticeship Program – mentioned in this story...

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13 May A Supportive Mother for a Gifted Kid

By Jennifer Kennedy Before joining IEA, Jennifer was a kid who understood little of her own giftedness. Now she works as IEA’s Marketing & Communications Coordinator to help other highly able kids and their families understand what it means to be gifted while providing the information...

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16 Apr A 16 Year Old’s Guide to Colleges

By Lisa Hartwig Lisa is the mother of 3 gifted children and lives outside of San Francisco. Be sure to check out the first part of Lisa’s college road trip journey! We were 5 minutes into the student-led tour and I knew the school wasn’t the right place...

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18 Mar The Many Faces of Gifted: Tara R.

By Carole Rosner Every gifted person has a unique story. The following story is part of a series of posts depicting the many faces of gifted by highlighting gifted children and adults we have found through IEA programs. IEA’s pioneering Yunasa summer camps – mentioned in...

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11 Mar Keeping Young

By Jim Delisle When I first began working with gifted kids in 1978, I had no idea that I'd still be doing so 36 years later. Those first gifted 4th-5th graders I taught in Stafford Springs, Connecticut are now closer to their retirements than their college...

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04 Mar Mentor Spotlight: Dr. Veronica Eliasson

[caption id="attachment_919" align="alignnone" width="500"] Dr. Eliasson and her research group, including an IEA Apprentice, during the summer of 2013. “I really like my research group,” Dr. Eliasson told us. “The students become part of my family.”[/caption] Dr. Veronica Eliasson Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering...

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18 Feb The Many Faces of Gifted: Melissa

By Carole Rosner Every gifted person has a unique story. The following story is part of a series of posts depicting the many faces of gifted by highlighting gifted children and adults we have found through IEA programs. IEA’s Apprenticeship Program – mentioned in this story...

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11 Feb Brains or Beauty? Raising a Gifted Girl

By Lisa Hartwig Lisa is the mother of 3 gifted children and lives outside of San Francisco. [caption id="attachment_898" align="alignright" width="300"] From the New York Times piece “Google, Tell Me. Is My Son a Genius?”[/caption] I gave my 13-year-old daughter makeup for Christmas. I slipped powder, a makeup...

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28 Jan My Passion for Learning

By Min-Ling Li, IEA Program Coordinator Growing up alongside my older sister and younger brother, I knew I was different from other kids. They played and studied with a little bit of a carefree nature, whereas I was almost always overly inquisitive, constantly asking “why?” and...

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21 Jan The Many Faces of Gifted: Arden

By Carole Rosner Every gifted child has a unique story. The following story is part of a series of posts highlighting gifted children and adults we have found through IEA programs, depicting the many faces of gifted. Academy – mentioned in this story – provides young...

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14 Jan Saying Goodbye to the Wise Role Model

By Lisa Hartwig Lisa is the mother of 3 gifted children and lives outside of San Francisco. [caption id="attachment_872" align="alignright" width="284"] Image from kidsedustuff.blogspot.com[/caption] I have a new year’s resolution. This year I am going to give up on being the parent I want to be. I am...

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08 Jan 13 Highlights from 2013 at IEA

Now that 2013 has come to a close, we wanted to look back on some highlights from the last year. Here are just some of the incredible things that happened at IEA in 2013: 1. We moved into our new home! Thanks to a generous gift by...

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17 Dec The Many Faces of Gifted: Monica

By Carole Rosner Every gifted person has a unique story. The following story is part of a series of posts depicting the many faces of gifted by highlighting gifted children and adults we have found through IEA programs. IEA’s Apprenticeship Program – mentioned in this story...

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