The mission of AIMS Center is to translate research about math and science education into practive by creating hands-on engaging teaching activities. Located on the campus of Fresno Pacific University, the center works with universities, county offices of education, school districts, and other organizations.

ASK is a magazine for kids ages 6 to 9 for whom “Why?” is the most common word out of their mouth. ASK explains why animals sleep, what tides are, and how the solar system formed. Full of fun facts, informative scientific articles, and hands-on activities, ASK Magazine launches curious kids into hours of happy exploration.

ASPEN provides families and individuals whose lives are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (Asperger Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder-NOS, High Functioning Autism), and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities with education about issues surrounding the disorders; support in knowing that families are not alone, and in helping individuals with ASD’s and NLD achieve their maximum potential; advocacy in areas of appropriate educational programs, medical research funding, adult issues and increased public awareness and understanding.

This blog by Marie Sherrett details how parents of children with special education needs can assertively and effectively advocate for their children.

This article by Julia Osborn distinguishes between “testing” and “assessment.” The author then focuses on some of the important and unique issues involved when assessing gifted children’s cognitive, academic, and social/emotional functioning. This short article is one of the definitive articles in the field on the assessment of gifted children.

Astronomy Cast is a production of the Planetary Science Institute working in collaboration with Universe Today.  Hosted by Fraser Cain & Pamela Gay, Astronomy Cast provides a facts-based journey through the cosmos while telling the story of astronomy.

Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker’s article gives anecdotes of unique challenges and practical applications of how to support twice-exceptional children. Her tips are aimed to help the twice-exceptional population avoid feeling isolated and misunderstood.

Thomas Armstrong describes twelve qualities of genius–including curiosity, sensitivity, inventiveness, imagination, and joy–and includes dozens of suggested activities and helpful resources to provide “genius experiences.”

“Beautiful Minds” is psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman’s newsletter where he discusses topics relating to giftedness and intelligence.

Written for both parents and educators, Drs. Dona Matthews and Joanne Foster present practical strategies to identify and nurture exceptionally high ability in children. These authors promote the “mastery” (rather than the “mystery”) model of gifted education and challenge several common practices and assumptions. They assert that if children are to learn optimally, teachers must provide them with educational experiences that are appropriate for each individual child’s level of readiness. An important step in the process of determining a child’s level of learning is pre-testing before starting a new unit of instruction to discover the correct level of classroom instruction necessary for each child. The authors also advocate achievement testing for the same reason, and they explain how this works in the classroom.

This book is authored by Kelly Hirt, a public school teacher with 25 years experience who understands the frustration felt by many teachers and parents. After realizing that her own son was one of these unique learners, Hirt developed strategies that any teacher or parent can readily implement. She outlines 12 strategies to design a supportive, safe, and encouraging learning environment for twice-exceptional students.

A podcast featuring science for kids and curious adults.

Bright Not Broken sheds new light on this vibrant population by identifying who twice-exceptional children are. The authors show what can be done to help 2e children, providing a whole child model for parents and educators to strengthen and develop a child’s innate gifts while also intervening to support the deficits.

A subscription to Brilliant gives users access to courses to help students in 5th grade and above master math and science concepts through fun, guided problem solving. Although online, Brilliant courses are interactive and engaging to build independent critical thinking and build true understanding.

This is a comprehensive resource guide from Jacquelyn Saunders for parents of young gifted children. It contains information on identification, early enrichment activities, school placement issues, and parenting strategies.

Byrdseed is about better understanding the gifted learners. Readers will learn how to differentiate lessons, teach across the content areas, and appreciate gifted kids’ unique social and emotional needs.