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26 Jun Yunasa West 2012!

IEA's pioneering Yunasa and Yunasa West summer camps unite highly able youngsters and 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. 2012 was the inaugural year for Yunasa...

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12 Jun The Many Faces of Gifted: Phillip

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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05 Jun By the Numbers

By Lisa Hartwig Lisa is the mother of 3 gifted children who lives outside of San Francisco. I feel responsible to a number: my son’s IQ score. I’ve spent 9 years struggling with my relationship to it. I’ve gone from feeling absolved of any responsibility to taking...

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29 May Spring 2012 Academy Highlights

Another successful session of our Academy classes has concluded, so we thought we would share a few photos and highlights from the Spring 2012 session. In a new class this session, Biochemistry students learned about the chemistry of living organisms. Scientists Like Me II introduced students...

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definitions of giftedness

01 May 5 Definitions of Giftedness

You are told your child is gifted, but what does that really mean? There are many definitions of giftedness. None are universally agreed upon, but many share certain defining characteristics. Here are a few: Some definitions address the “asynchronous development” found in gifted kids. One...

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24 Apr 7 Questions with Amy Cannon

Amy Cannon is a Program Coordinator at IEA. She has worked here for over two years and in the administrative support of educational programs for over six. Her primary focus at IEA is on the Yunasa camps. 1. What are you most passionate about in...

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17 Apr The Many Faces of Gifted: Sophia

By Sophia Bernazzani, CDB Class of 2005 Every gifted child has a unique story. The following story is the second in a series of posts highlighting gifted children and adults we have found through IEA programs, depicting the many faces of gifted. Sophia is an alumna...

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03 Apr Imagine the Possibilities: 2012 Bradley Seminar

By Elizabeth Jones [caption id="attachment_86" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Caroline D. Bradley Scholars, parents, and alumni met in Atlanta, Georgia, for the 2012 Bradley Seminar.[/caption] March 23 – 25, 2012, we hosted our annual Caroline D. Bradley Seminar in Atlanta, Georgia. The event, funded by The Lynde and Harry...

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27 Mar Imagine the Impact of Gifted Programs

By Jessica Houben Emily was six years old and a first grader in elementary school. Most of her classmates were still learning to read. Emily had read all of the Harry Potter books before she began first grade. Every time she would sit through reading lessons,...

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20 Mar “Keeping Track of the Who”

On March 5, 2012, IEA Senior Fellow, Newberry Honor Award winning author, and renowned gifted expert Stephanie Tolan spoke to a group of parents in South Pasadena, California, as a part of our Gifted Child Parent Support Group series. This post offers some highlights from...

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13 Mar The Many Faces of Gifted: Trevor

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

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06 Mar Considering Summer Camps and Programs for Your Gifted Child

By Jennifer Kennedy [caption id="attachment_95" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Summer opportunities allow gifted kids to connect with others around shared interests and experiences."][/caption] It’s time to start thinking about your kids’ summer plans!  There are great summer opportunities available for gifted children, and many have applications due in the...

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28 Feb Welcome!

Welcome to the Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA) blog! This blog will be a place to find news, resources, and information on gifted youth. We will post on Tuesdays, so come back each week for new posts! If you like the blog content, subscribe to...

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