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WEBSITES AND RESOURCES OF INTEREST

New Zealand Association of Gifted Children
The NZAGC provides support to the branches and their families and their members including;
Tall Poppies, a magazine with a focus on gifted children and their families
a library of books, audio and video tapes, games and pamphlets
an on-line forum for discussion of any issues to do with gifted children.

REACH Education Consultancy
REACH Education Consultancy is an agency created specifically to support schools in working successfully with gifted learners. Drawing on international research and 30 years of experience in this field, REACH puts its focus on providing schools with sound practical strategies - strategies that are effective and interesting for both learners and teachers. To achieve this, REACH provides quality professional development crafted to meet the needs of teachers working at every level of schooling and with varying levels of prior knowledge in this field. On this website you will find information about our very popular online course which leads to the Certificate of Effective Practice in Gifted Education and about the wide range of workshops we have available.
REACH Bulletin February 2016

Massey University Courses
The Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching (Gifted and Talented) is an endorsement which provides advanced theoretical and research-based study of specialist teaching relating to understanding, identifying, and developing an individual’s exceptional abilities and qualities.

This involves analysis and application of the concepts, principles, and history underpinning gifted and talented education. This includes an examination of evidence-based practices and a supervised practicum in the area of gifted and talented education.

Te Toi Tupu
The Gifted and Talented NZ PLD contract awarded to Te Toi Tupu has three key areas of focus: a national regional and a local school focus. At the national level is the Gifted and Talented Online TKI site which provides a wealth of information and resources for schools parents and whanau and students and provides a mailing list discussion forum. At the regional level we are working to support those working in gifted education to network and also upskill in GATE through the establishment of GATE coordinator groups and a series of workshops for targeted groups such as RTLBs and Principals. At a local level we are working with schools across the North Island to support them in developing a coherent and sustainable GATE programme. The school based programme involves a comprehensive strengths and needs assessment before the co-construction with the school of a strategic plan for GATE development. It is anticipated that work at a regional and local level will provide further material for the Gifted and Talented Online site as these are produced and trialled in schools or with specific groups.

This NZ Education website facilitated by the Ministry of Education provides comprehensive information for whanau and educators to identify, plan and provide for gifted students in NZ. The information is being added to regularly. Educators can sign up to a mailing list.

Hoagies' Gifted Education Page
This American website is an internationally respected go-to place for all things gifted. Take your time - there is a lot in there!

The Professional Association for Gifted Education
giftEDnz provides a way of working together to nurture our gifted and talented students: teachers, principals, counsellors, RTLBs, educational psychologists, teacher educators, professional development providers, researchers, postgraduate students and anyone with a professional interest in gifted and talented education.

Future Problem Solving
Future Problem Solving is a highly regarded and well-researched international educational program that develops creative critical and caring thinking skills in students from Year 1 to 13. Students grapple with global and community issues identify underlying problems and create positive solutions to those issues. Above all it aims to give young people the skills to design and promote positive futures as citizens of the 21st Century. Students work in teams or as individuals in Global Issues Problem Solving and Community Problem Solving and in Scenario Creation they work as individuals.

Philosophy for Children
P4CNZ is the New Zealand association for Philosophy for Children. P4CNZ offers training for teachers and others who wish to facilitate philosophical inquiry with children and young people. P4CNZ is a not-for-profit grassroots organisation run by teachers and philosophers who have a commitment to making the benefits of the philosophical community of inquiry available to everyone.

SENG
"SENG is dedicated to fostering environments in which gifted adults and children, in all their diversity,  understand and accept themselves and are understood, valued, nurtured, and supported by their families, schools, workplaces and communities."

Gifted and Talented Students: Meeting Their Needs inNew Zealand Schools
"Gifted and Talented Students: Meeting Their Needs in New Zealand Schools aims to support schools in assisting gifted and talented students to reach their full potential academically, emotionally, and socially...This resource is intended for principals, senior managers, and lead teachers who are responsible for meeting the needs of gifted and talented students. The resource is designed to assist schools in identifying gifted and talented students and in developing guidelines for their learning. It discusses principles and practices in the education of gifted and talented students and presents models that schools can refer to as they review and develop their own approaches to meeting the needs of these students."

Nurturing Gifted and Talented Children - A Parent-Teacher Partnership
"This is an interesting and useful book for all parents and teachers of gifted and talented children. It reflects the questions families often ask and provides information about identifying giftedness. It suggests ways parents and teachers can work in partnership to support the learning of gifted and talented children."

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