of ed sites education parent
materials Gifted/learning Disabled
sites for world wide information
Gifted Education Page links to all types of information concerning
Development is a journal of adult giftedness which has some volumes
available in pdf format (acrobat reader) The abstracts from their
eagerly awaited volume on Spirituality and Giftedness (vol
9) are listed here, including several concerning spiritual and psychic
awareness in young gifted children.
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Council for Exceptional children presents a number of papers on gifted
British National Association for Gifted Children has information on
schools and programming
National Association for Able Children in Education (NACE) contains
information for teachers and districts on the British experience of establishing
programming for gifted children. You can also link with the Research
Centre for Able Pupils at Westminster College Oxford
National Curriculum site for the UK has lots of teacher resources on
modifying curriculum for "able" pupils.
Australia's Education Department has a great site with info on policy,identification,
tests etc. Wish all our provinces were this connected!
South Wales Association for Gifted and Talented Children
publishes all kinds of world information, teaching and research links including
recent world newsclips at their site.
Institute webpage has a great deal of information on highly and profoundly
gifted children. As test norms differ between Canada and the US,
Canadian parents of highly gifted Canadian children should take a
look at some of this information.
information is available through A new publication A Nation Deceived:
How Schools Hold Back America’s Brightest Students by Nicholas Colangelo,
Susan G. Assouline, Miraca U. M. Gross
government sites (if you know of
any specific pages linked to gifted ed policy please let us know!)
main education site policy 1.62- special education and
1.61 Educational placement of students with special needs are posted here.
handbooks for parents produced by Alberta Education are available in
Adobe Acrobat format by grade from this site
B.C. Ministry of Education have online publications including "Gifted
education a resource guide for teachers", their manual of policies procedures
and guidelines for Special Education, and a "Parents guide to IEP's".
Looking for information
on what your child should cover in school next year? The Parents
Handbook on School Curriculum contains information for
all B.C. grades.
More useful are the actual
Resource Packages , the actual "blueprint" for curricula for all grades
in B.C. If you are wondering if your child already knows the
material for next year, check out this site.
Ministry of Education en
Français Éducation et Formation professionnelle
post a wide range of information at their main site as well as a special
education home page (including their special education review)
Brunswick Department of Education
Ministry of Education website
Scotia has a site with a special education policy manual and
a new document for gifted students Challenge
is in the process of setting up a site here
Ontario Ministry of Education and Training has special
education a guide for educators
Ministère de l' Éducation et d la Formation
Edward Island has a website which includes information
on schools in PEI
posts some information on their English School Network and in French at
the site below.
de l'Éducation du Quèbec
Ministry of Education posts general information
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the Right Track:for Gifted Education, home page of Assiniboine South
School Division, Manitoba.
Educators of Gifted Learners Need to Know About . a series of reproducible
pamphlets written by B.C. teachers are available from this site as well
as summaries of presentations by Dr. Linda Silverman,Jeffrey Freed and
Louis Breur Krause
Education on the Web links to Canadian Educational organizations
Canadian Association of Montessori Teachers has links to schools and
resources. all so check out the
American Montessori Association.
(Réscole) has lots of Canadian education links.
Education in Alberta has links to parent, teacher and kid sites.
literature resources for teachers
and Deborah's Big Pages of Education Links created by teachers working
in northern Manitoba for students and teachers. Does anyone know
if these pages are still online?
d'adaptation scolaire et sociale de langue français banque
d'informations sur différentes thématiques d'adaptation scolaire
et sociale, dont la douance; différentes rubriques sont développées
en douance dont l'état d'avancement de la connaissance, une bibliographie
annotée (livres, revues spécialisées, matériel
d'enrichissement), des comptes rendus et critiques, des ressources humaines
et matérielles, des projets de recherche en cours et terminées,
des projets scolaires au primaire et au secondaire, l'annonce d'événements,
les formations offertes (créditées ou non) et les autres
learning connection from Alberta (en français
aussi) is a site for parents teachers and
students with hundreds of links concerning k-12 curriculum
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Parent organizations for gifted children are listed on our parenting
is a weekly electronic reviewing journal from the Manitoba library association
which reviews books, videos, and other material targeted for chidlren and
a list of French sites and ways of learning French on the net for students
of French as a second language.
(Association canadiennne de la dyslexie)
Disabilities Association of Canada (Troubles
dápprentissage assoc. canadienne
Parents for French list ways to help your child learn french.
parent magazine is available online.
Homeschool resources links, booklists, sites and programs for home
the Teenage Brain is a great site on PBS online.
If you are dealing with a teenager, this site may save some of your relationship
and your sanity. There is lots of current brain research as well
as discussions of brain development across childhood. Even includes good
checklists to help establish or re-establish communication with your teen.
Leaf Home education resources is a central Canadian site for individuals
to post requests for used home education resources.
is an interesting Canadian site dedicated to bringing together parents,
teachers and resources on the web. They are establishing a gifted
Tolan is one of the best known writers of fiction and non fiction
articles concerning gifted children. She writes from a parents point
of view and her articles are classics for parents check out her address
to the Davidson Institute You
can't do it wrong
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Gifted is a collection of resources for families with gifted/special
needs children and the professionals who work with them. Absolutely
every possible special need which may be a question mark on your child's
file can be found here, as well as stories from parents and children.
is well explained with many links at psychologist Margaret Kay's website.
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placement online delivers online AP courses in Canada.
South Island Distance Education School, part of the B.C. public school
system (see below) is the only school in Canada offering advanced placement
Open University and Open College, allow students 16 yrs and up to take
a variety of college-level business courses and lower-level university
courses, using online conferencing technology.
Open Learning agency course materials (Distance ed) online. These
make great review units based on Ministry of Ed grade requirements.
You don't need to register for the course to purchase sections of it but
you will not receive credit or have access to markers or teachers.
This is a good way to find out what a distance ed course looks like and
work through some projects with your child if you are considering homeschooling.
Island Distance Education supplies "School in a Box"
and electronic school by computer to many gifted learners in B.C. , Saskatchewan
(and various places where their students are found across the globe.) They
are part of a network of
Distance Education centres in B.C.
learning online has numerous school and college programs delivered
via internet and also links to Canadian Learning Television and a number
of education products for sale
Canadian Education Policy and Administration Network lists all School
Districts in Canada, just click on their map under information and
schools New Horizons School,
Sherwood Park, Alberta and Westmount
Charter Public School, Calgary Alberta focus on gifted children.
School for Gifted Learners is a day school for gifted students
located in Richmond B.C. Students can be accomodated up to age 13
(may be up to a grade 10 level)
University of Toronto Schools is a Grade 7-OAC school that provides
a unique alternative learning environment for students of exceptionally
high academic ability.
Academy For Gifted Children, Richmond Hill, Ontario, is a independent
day school that provides differential programming for gifted children,
grade one through O.A.C.
Association of independent schools a site for families to research
College International Junior and Senior High School in Ottawa, opens
September 2003 for grades 7-12; The Founder envisions a school where Gifted
students are encouraged to live up to their potential, and as a result
viewed as a positive solution.
World Colleges offer international programs for interested students
at sites such as Lester
Pearson College of the Pacific
Baccalaureate Organisation aims to assist schools in their endeavours
to develop the individual talents of young people. Beyond intellectual
rigour and high academic standards, strong emphasis is placed on the ideals
of international understanding and responsible citizenship. Schools
across Canada offer the program.
Course materials. Check the homeschooling
and Distance Education links as well, we will post commercial, Canadian
curriculum materials here.
Edge specializes in Canadian course based study guides for elementary
and high school. They are available in some bookstores or you can
order them online.
Home Based learning page contains links to regulations, and associations
for homeschoolers in every province
guide has a good newsletter and information for homeschoolers including
links for gifted students. (based in Calgary)
II Liberal Education Society has some fascinating alternative schooling
oportunites, check out the Island Pacific Odyssey link
in New Brunswick has lots of great Canadian links for other home schoolers
as well as links to Montessori and Waldorf home schooling
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Math summer camps on recreational mathematics held at Carleton University,
sponsored by the School of Mathematics and Statistics. Different levels
offered. A brochure
and information are at the website.
River Science Academy (DRSA) is an award-winning, six-week summer program
dedicated to giving high school students genuine science and engineering
research experience in the laboratories of one of our industrial Research
Partners. Each pair of students is supervised by a researcher working on
the staff of the Research Partner, and tutored by a university student
who is the supervisor's research assistant for the summer. The research
project for the student is provided by the supervisor and is part of the
on-going research in the laboratory. High school students can also earn
high school credits under the direction of qualified teachers. To
graduate from the academy, students are required to give a short paper
on their research project to peers and other researchers, and write a report.
Students live together in a relaxed, but well supervised camp atmosphere.
The Academy has operated
for over thirteen years and typically has about 70 students attending,
between the ages of 13 to 18 years, with 35 university tutors. Campuses
are in Deep River (Ontario), Pinawa (Manitoba) and Okanagan (BC).
A new (bilingual) campus will open in Fredericton (NB) in the summer of
2000. The program is remarkably successful with high quality research being
done and students leaving enthused that the research experience has helped
them in choosing a career direction and in choosing the correct courses
in their later university education. The university student tutors
also benefit from the research and tutoring experience, as well as from
the summer salary.
Financial assistance is
available. Students should fill out the application forms available
at the DRSA website.
More information can
be obtained from http://www.drsa.ca or by calling the Registrar at 1-800-760-drsa.
comes recommended by a B.C.
parent..."high approval rating" by my "gifted" thirteen year old, and as
parents we were very pleased with the learning and good times she experienced.
It is a science theme camp run by Robin Digby, near Drumheller, Alberta.
Splendid! Rustic camping in teepees, good camper to councillor ratios,
councillors are university students studying ecology, palaeontology, etc.
Surroundings are badlands
and coulees. phone
403-822-3976 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Enrichment Program is a summer program from the McMaster University
Faculty of Engineering in Hamilton Ontario for top students in grades ten,
eleven and twelve interested in engineering. Course materials change
yearly but in 2006 will include sections on Mecatronics, Biomedical engineering,
Robotics and many others.
Queen's University Enrichment Mini-Course Program provides gifted and
highly motivated secondary school students with the opportunity to study
a subject of their choosing at an advanced level for one week. The program
provides participants with a challenging alternative learning experience
at one of Canada's leading post-secondary institutions.
is a collaborative venture of the Department of Human Development and Applied
Psychology at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University
of Toronto and the University of Toronto Schools. The annual Talent Search
offers academically talented students in Canada an opportunity to become
aware of their exceptional abilities, to take part in tailored services
and educational opportunities and to write the SAT1
is an exciting summer program designed especially for top students in senior
high school. The award-winning program is offered in Canada at eight host
campuses (Waterloo, Calgary, New Brunswick, McMaster, Acadia, Carleton,
UBC and Sherbrooke)
summer camp Satori Summer Camp [www.satoricamp.org] (in eastern
Washington State, USA)is a week long residential or day camp for gifted
junior high or senior high
school students that runs from July
20 - 25, 2003 held at Eastern Washington
UNiversity (EWU).. Fees in 2002
were $525 US for the residential camp and
$425 US for the day camp. Satori
has been operating for 20 years at EWU
(526 - 5th St., Cheney, WA, USA, 99004-2431,
ph. 1-800-999-8363). "Satori"
is Japanese for "Ah Ha!" and represents
the joy of discovery and exploration
of the unknown which is the hallmark
of the Satori Camp experience.
summer programs from the Centre for Gifted Education at the University
Calgary. Eight different
two-week programs for students entering grade four to completing grade
nine. Instructors are all either qualified teachers or individuals
with PhD level
expertise in their subjects.