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22 Oct Parent-Teacher Conference Tips

By Anvi Kevany, IEA Adminstrative Assistant  It’s that time of the year for Parent-Teacher Conferences.  Usually many schools will schedule the conferences during the fall. Here are some tips including additional resources on how to have a productive and successful Parent Teacher conference. Preparation:  Before you attend the...

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03 Sep 2019 Summer Programs Round-Up

By Nicole Endacott, IEA Program Coordinator Summer 2019 is a wrap! As always, this summer was fulfilling and busy. Returning students reconnected with one another and a large group of bright new students entered the IEA community for the first time. Read on to hear...

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24 Aug Parenting, the Self-Compassion Way

By Michelle Bodwell, LMFT, ATR-BC As parents of gifted children, we’ve all had our share of “those moments.” Like when our child has a enormous melt-down in the store aisle, or when we are late for school or work, because our child can’t leave the house until...

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06 Aug 4 Easy Tips to Prepare for Heading Back to School

By Amber McClarin, IEA Enrollment Coordinator  The nation's children are headed back into the classroom as the 2019-2020 school year gets underway! New beginnings can be a grab bag of emotions. Excitement, fear, anticipation - going back to school is not for the faint of heart....

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reading

16 Jul Summer Reads 2019 for Kids, Young Adults and Adults

By Anvi Kevany One of my favorite past times is reading.  I love to read, especially travel stories, stories about small-town America, funny stories, classics, fantasies, science fiction, to name a few genres. I have compiled a list, based on my research from Good Reads, and the...

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09 Jul Fall Opportunities for Gifted Youth

By Rachel Hanks, IEA Administrative Assistant   It’s hard to believe it’s already July! With the summer flying by, it’s never too early to start thinking about fall activities. Whether your child is looking to expand their resume, find a hobby or make new friends, the...

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23 May Featured Professionals for National Mental Health Month

By Niña Abonal, MA, Program Manager Each year during the month of May, organizations like National Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health America, raise awareness and highlight the importance of mental health through local events, media, and health screenings. The unfortunate reality is there is a...

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california schools for gifted leaners

26 Mar Featured California Schools for Gifted Learners

by Niña Abonal, Program Manager IEA’s online Gifted Resource Center (GRC) contains an ever-growing and robust listing of over 800 resources appropriate for gifted learners from preschool through high school. We carefully research and vet resources that span six categories, including Advocacy, Gifted Programs and Services,...

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podcasts about giftedness

05 Mar Podcasts about Giftedness

by Nicole LaChance, Marketing & Communications Coordinator I am a big fan of the podcast renaissance that’s been happening the past few years. While I’m driving, walking or cooking, I can learn about new topics, catch up on the news of the week or listen as...

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23 Oct Resources for Gifted Students Applying to College

By Niña Abonal, Senior Program Coordinator It's that time of the year again, when high school students across the country are entering the most intense phase of their college journey: college applications and decisions! Just when gifted students have finally found the appropriate educational services at their...

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Resources for Parents of Gifted

17 Jul Top 10 Resources for Parents of Gifted Children

by Nicole Endacott, Program Coordinator Are you having trouble finding the ideal resources for your gifted child? Are you overwhelmed by the quantity of resources but desperate for a way to narrow down your search? Our Gifted Resource Center (GRC), a free public tool created and...

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theory of human intelligence

29 May A New Theory of Human Intelligence

by Anvi Kevany, Administrative Assistant A New Theory of Human Intelligence is a very inspirational TEDx Talk by Scott Barry Kaufman, a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, author and speaker. The premise of his talk is: “Do standard tests (like I.Q.) lie about how smart you really...

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inspirational books

24 Oct Inspirational Books for Gifted Students

by Kelly Gray, Development Assistant While certain tasks or assignments may come easier for gifted students, it does not mean that they do not struggle or have setbacks. In many cases, due to the very high expectations gifted students set for themselves, they can face even...

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websites for gifted kids

08 Aug Ten Websites for Gifted Kids

We asked our community what websites they recommend for gifted kids. Here’s what they had to say! Byrdseed “Byrdseed is all about better understanding our gifted learners. Stick around and you’ll learn how to differentiate lessons, teach across the content areas, and appreciate gifted kids’ unique social...

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books with gifted heroines

20 Sep Girl Power: Books with Gifted Heroines

by Niña Abonal, Program Coordinator Debbie Abilock (1999), the Co-founder of Educational Vision & Content, identified five facts about gifted readers: Gifted readers are skilled, flexible readers who read often; Gifted readers monitor their reading; Linguistically rich texts are especially suited to gifted readers; Gifted readers use...

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Podcasts for Gifted Learners

19 Jul Podcasts for Gifted Learners

by Morgan Carrion, Assistant to the President “Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive…” L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables There are many ways to explore and learn new things....

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gifted resources

12 Apr Learning About Giftedness

by Nicole LaChance Upon accepting my position at IEA I sought to learn more about giftedness in order to communicate our message in the best way possible. I was familiar with giftedness in a general way through my background in educational nonprofits, but wanted to learn...

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05 Feb Using Facebook as a Resource for Your Gifted Child

By Jennifer Kennedy Jennifer is IEA's Marketing and Communications Coordinator. She works closely with IEA's social media and connects with parents and educators of gifted children regularly through social networks. Social networks seem to be everywhere, with new networks and tools popping up all the time. You...

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