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09 Oct The Gift of Gab

By Elizabeth Jones, IEA Co-Founder and President I have had the privilege of learning from gifted and highly gifted students for over 20 years. During that time, we have worked with schools, trained teachers, supported students, provided fun, engaging learning experiences, guided parents and listened to...

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25 Sep The Many Faces of Gifted: Matthew

Interview 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 camp – mentioned...

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18 Sep Preparing For an Independent School Interview

By Bonnie Raskin Bonnie is the Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship Program Coordinator at IEA and has extensive experience working with gifted middle school students to find the high school that best fits their individual intellectual and personal needs. When applying to competitive, selective independent schools, many things...

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29 Aug Fostering Resilience in Gifted Children

By Lisa Hartwig Lisa is the mother of 3 gifted children and lives outside of San Francisco. “Raising Successful Children”—who could resist that title? I immediately began to asses my parenting skills after I saw Madeline Levine’s opinion piece in the Sunday New York Times. According to...

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21 Aug Why We Do What We Do: Portfolio-Based Applications

By Jessica Houben IEA’s programs – Academy, Apprenticeship, the Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship, Yunasa, and Yunasa West – are geared toward gifted children ages 5-18, who think and learn differently from the norm. Every year we receive numerous applications for each program, and every applicant is...

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07 Aug Yunasa 2012!

By Jen Mounday 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 saw another memorable year...

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31 Jul Hunting for Gifts

By Lisa Hartwig Lisa is the mother of 3 gifted children and lives outside of San Francisco. Some gifted children are easier to identify than others. My middle child is a mathematically talented student. It’s hard to overlook a kindergartner who is multiplying and dividing double digit...

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24 Jul The Many Faces of Gifted: Megan

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 – links...

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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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