Resources and Professional Development for Educators
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Professional Development for Educators
With more than 40 years of academic research, the Neag Center for Creativity, Gifted Education, and Talent Development offers a wealth of free resources to educators. The following resources are available to help educators help their students to achieve their full potential:
National Center for Research on Gifted Education: http://ncrge.uconn.edu/
Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM)
About Schoolwide Enrichment Model: http://gifted.uconn.edu/schoolwide-enrichment-model/about_sem/
Schoolwide Enrichment Model Resources: http://gifted.uconn.edu/schoolwide-enrichment-model/semres/
Schoolwide Enrichment Model Articles & Presentations: http://gifted.uconn.edu/schoolwide-enrichment-model/semart/
Schoolwide Enrichment Model Research Studies: http://gifted.uconn.edu/schoolwide-enrichment-model/semresearch/
Schoolwide Enrichment Model International Network: http://gifted.uconn.edu/schoolwide-enrichment-model/sem_int_net/
Schoolwide Enrichment Model Directory: http://gifted.uconn.edu/schoolwide-enrichment-model/semdir/
Curriculum Resources for Talent Development: http://gifted.uconn.edu/schoolwide-enrichment-model/tdsubject/
Additional Resources for Educators
Events and Conferences
Confratute is the longest running summer institute on enrichment-based differentiated teaching held at the University of Connecticut for over 35 years!
Confratute is geared toward providing educators with research-based practical strategies for engagement and enrichment learning for all students, as well as meeting the needs of gifted and talented students.
- OVER 50 STRANDS of intensive, week-long mini courses.
- IN-DEPTH TRAINING in the Schoolwide Enrichment Model; Differentiating Instruction & Curriculum; Literacy & Reading; Math Enrichment; Applied Technology; Instructional & Cluster Grouping; Underachievement; and more.
- MINI-KEYNOTES about relevant research and trends in regular and gifted education.
- SEM LEADERS FORUM of special strands and events designed especially for principals and administrators.
- SPECIAL TOPIC SESSIONS on a variety of topics such as creativity, thinking skills, underachievement, and more.
- EVENING FORUM SESSIONS to help you develop your own action plan for taking back home and implementing in your school or district.
- INVITED SPEAKERS who are authors and researchers such as Joseph Renzulli, Sally Reis, Susan Baum, Ron Beghetto, Marcia Gentry, Sandra Kaplan, James Kaufman, Jann Leppien, Rachel McAnallen, and Del Siegle.
Learn More and register at: http://confratute.uconn.edu/
National Associations, State Associations and Other Resources
National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC): http://www.nagc.org/
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC): http://www.cec.sped.org/
The Association for the Gifted (TAG): http://cectag.com/
National Society for the Gifted and Talented (NSGT): http://www.nsgt.org/
Association for the Education of Gifted Underachieving Students (AEGUS): http://www.aegus1.org/
Davidson Institute for Talent Development: http://www.aegus1.org/
Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG): http://sengifted.org/
U.S. State Gifted Associations: http://gifted.uconn.edu/stategt/
Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page: http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/
2e Newsletter: http://www.2enewsletter.com/
EduHound – Everything for Education K12: http://www.eduhound.com/
Academy of Achievement: http://www.achievement.org/