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Catherine Zakoian, MA, NCC, LPC

Catherine Zakoian, MA, NCC, LPC is a national certified, and licensed professional counselor in private practice in Boulder, Colorado. For over twenty years she has specialized in counseling services for gifted, twice-exceptional (2e), and profoundly gifted children, adolescents, teens, adults, families and organizations. Her earlier career in management within creative entrepreneurial organizations further informs her educational consultation practice where she assists public, independent, and alternative PreK-12 programs and schools employing and serving gifted and neurotypical populations to establish and maintain psychologically healthful workplace and learning environments. She is the author of Raising Gifted Children: A Practical Guide for Parents Facing Big Emotions and Big Potential (Rockridge Press, 2020).

Bright Not Broken: Gifted Kids, ADHD, and Autism

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.

The Walking Classroom

The Walking Classroom is a national award-winning education program that provides students and teachers with an innovative way to get exercise without sacrificing instructional time. The nonprofit program’s “Walk, Listen, and Learn” methodology capitalizes on the favorable link between exercise and cognitive function.

thinkLAW

thinkLaw exists to create a world where critical thinking is no longer a luxury good. They help educators teach critical thinking to all students, not just the highest achieving ones at the most exclusive schools. Rote memorization and spoon-fed learning will not prepare young people for the rapidly changing workforce that awaits them. This is why thinkLaw increases educational equity by giving all students access to critical thinking. They do this through their award-winning curriculum that uses real-life legal cases in upper grades and fairy tales and nursery rhymes in lower grades as a hook to unleash the critical thinking potential of all students and powerful professional development that helps educators apply rigorous inquiry strategies that help them transform from asking “what” and “how to” to “why” and “what if."

Future Educator Scholarship

Mrs Prindables is offering a scholarship opportunity for incoming or current college students majoring in education. Whether an incoming freshman or current student majoring in education, all are encouraged to apply for this $1,000 scholarship.

National Geographic Photo Contests

Visual storytelling is the heart of National Geographic. Our photography contests feature images created by photographers from around the world, sharing visions that inspire, inform, and awe.

EngineerGirl Writing Contest

Every year, the EngineerGirl website sponsors a contest dealing with engineering and its impact on our world. The topic and detailed instructions for the contest are posted in September with a deadline for submissions on February 1st of the following year. Winners are announced in the spring.

Georgia Cyber Academy Advanced & Gifted Program

The Advanced and Gifted Program is a supplemental enrichment program designed to meet the needs of our advanced learners in a variety of ways including: Enriched sessions; Curriculum compacting; Topic enrichment and extension; Honors and/or AP (Advanced Placement courses; Advanced and/or accelerated course planning and placement; Other activities which incorporate academics, multiple intelligences, and social interaction.

Gifted Music School

Gifted Music School is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational institution in Salt Lake City committed to defining the standard for high-level music education. Gifted Music School currently serves 582 students every single week and provides 1075 hours of lessons and/or classes every month. It is recognized nationally for exceptional music education.

The Cambria Institute

The Cambria Institute supports gifted learners and their families by providing services that include The Cambria Curated Community (CCC) for gifted learners ages 10 to 18, providing an environment where deep friendships form and passion-infused learning happens; gifted family guide and coach, working with gifted families with children ages 7 to 21 by providing 1:1 coaching and family partnership; gifted parent groups and courses; and gifted homeschooling and unschooling Transcript services.

Summer Programs at Alfred University

Each year Alfred University welcomes K-12 grade school students from all over the country to their campus to participate in exciting academic and sports co-ed day-long and overnight summer camps. These programs provide young people with opportunities to learn more about their fields of interest, to sample life on a college campus and to meet other students with similar interests and academic ability.

Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth

Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth (WCATY), a University of Wisconsin–Madison outreach program in the Division of Continuing Studies, is an inclusive community of academically talented youth – supported by educators, UW researchers, and advocates who recognize and cultivate students’ potential. As an expression of the Wisconsin Idea, WCATY extends support to school districts, learning communities, and families throughout the state and beyond. WCATY creates a culture of learning where students can choose a challenge and engage in authentic opportunities.

Washington Elementary STEM Magnet

Washington Elementary STEM Magnet provides a rigorous Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics-based curriculum that addresses the needs of each student.

John Muir High School Early College Magnet

John Muir High School Early College Magnet aspires to excellence as a student-centered, comprehensive high school that is well known for its long-standing history of academic excellence, extra-curricular activities and community involvement. The school also offers college courses through Pasadena City College, Advanced Placement, honors, support courses in language arts and mathematics, special needs offerings.

Waterfront Education

Discover Waterfront Education (WE) enrichment programs provide unique STEM and STEAM educational experiences on the marine environment and conservation. Classes foster innovation and a creative approach to technology while utilizing local ocean waters as a natural classroom. Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Ocean Literacy Principles are emphasized while creating memorable hands-on learning adventures designed to spark the imagination and create a lifelong curiosity and love of the ocean.

Scholarships for Healthcare and Nursing Students of Historically Underrepresented Groups

Premier Nursing Academy has compiled and updated a list of scholarships for historically underrepresented groups that have lower representation in higher education or certain careers due to structural discrimination and racism. The list of available scholarships are open to students nationwide, are available those in historically underrepresented groups, including those who are pursuing healthcare careers, such as nursing, health administration or allied health careers.

Harris Buller Law

Harris Buller is an attorney specializing in education advocacy services that include IEPs and 504 plans, college and post-grad disability accommodations and Parent-Teacher and Administrative Conferences.

PV Schools Gifted and Talented Preschool

This unique, tuition-based program is open to gifted preschool students throughout Paradise Valley, Arizona and is offered at four locations. All teachers are Early Childhood Certified and hold a Gifted Endorsement. Children benefit from a specialized preschool and highly qualified professionals. To be eligible for registration, students must have reached their fourth birthday and must score at 90 percent or higher on an IQ test. Parents may seek private IQ testing from a psychologist or schedule testing in the PV district.

Creative Center for Children

Creative Center For Children recognizes the uniqueness of each child individual child. Through a variety of hands-on experiences children learn about themselves, their neighbors, and the world in which they live. Creative Center For Children is a community where our staff and parents are devoted to illuminating a child’s sense of importance and value, where uniqueness and self-confidence can flourish. keeping in mind that each individual child flourishes in a unique way, designing a curriculum which incorporates various methods and philosophies of learning.

The Global Center for Gifted and Talented Children

The Global Center for Gifted and Talented Children offers a broad spectrum of services for gifted children, parents and specialists involved in Gifted Education. Services include psychological and pedagogical consultancy, diagnosis and coaching. They specialize in teacher training, can organize workshops, projects and lectures to meet the school's needs in gifted education.

Private Gifted Testing

Private Gifted Testing is an online resource of psychologists specializing in gifted testing. The site also offers a blog webpage on "Everything You Need to Know About Gifted Testing".

Not Back to School Camp

Not Back to School Camp aspires to create a sanctuary that affirms, inspires, and mentors unschoolers; where campers and staff transform spiritually, emotionally, physically, creatively, intellectually; where profound friendships begin and grow; and where adventure, mystery, music, wild spontaneous fund, and magic prevail.

National Youth Science Camp

The National Youth Science Foundation (NYSF), Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation established in 1983 to provide STEM*-focused programs for students from all across the country and around the world. The NYSF’s flagship program, the National Youth Science Camp, is a four-week session in the mountains of West Virginia that combines some of the brightest students in the country with top-notch scientists for lectures and outdoor adventures. Many students return later in their own STEM careers as guest presenters and perpetuate the traditions of the camp.

Florida Virtual School (FLVS)

Florida Virtual School (FLVS) has been leading the way in Kindergarten-12 online education for more than 22 years. FLVS provides a robust, award-winning curriculum to public, private, charter, and homeschool families and school districts nationwide. Founded in 1997, FLVS, the district, and its schools are accredited by Cognia and offer supportive online learning to students both in Florida and around the world.

Gifted Exchange

Gifted Exchange is a blog about gifted children, schooling, parenting, education news and changing American education for the better. This blog is supported by the Davidson Institute for Talent Development.

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