Resources for Families
This page has links to resources around raising gifted children that may be helpful to parents.
St. Public Schools Talent Development and Acceleration Services. This site provides information about services provided district wide and the identification process. Resources for parents and a calendar of events are a few of the highlights on the website. https://www.spps.org/tdas
National Association for Gifted Children. The NAGC is a national organization of teachers and parents of gifted children. There are publications, newsletters, resources, and much more. http://www.nagc.org/
Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented (MCGT). MCGT "provides information, literature and referral services, publishes a bi-monthly newsletter, conducts occasional topical seminars, sponsors an annual state conference with special children's programs, promotes advocacy at all levels for gifted and talented children, is active in legislative efforts on behalf of kids in collaboration with the Minnesota Educators of the Gifted and Talented, and participates in a national network through its affiliation with the National Association for Gifted Children and other organizations." https://mcgt.net/
Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted. An organization focused on providing education and support around the social emotional needs of gifted children and twice exceptional (2E), children. https://www.sengifted.org/
Hoagies' Gifted Education Page. This website has many articles and links to related resources. It's an excellent site to browse and begin any online search for Gifted and Talented information. https://www.hoagiesgifted.org/
Mensa for Kids. Website that is for the junior members of Mensa. Lots of great links, especially for their reading challenge. https://www.mensaforkids.org/
Resources for enrichment opportunities outside of the school day:
In additon to general community resources such as SPPS Community Education, St. Paul Parks and Rec, Scouting, and others, the following organizations provide enriching experiences for students. Feel free to email Ms. Eisele names of other organizations you feel would be usefult for her to add to this list at email@example.com.
Science Museum of Minnesota, https://www.smm.org/
Bell Museum, https://www.bellmuseum.umn.edu/
Minnesota Historical Society, https://www.mnhs.org/historycenter
Leonardo's Basement, https://leonardosbasement.org/
The Works Museum, https://theworks.org/
Minnesota Children's Museum, https://mcm.org/
Language Sprout, https://www.languagesprout.com/
Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth (MITY), https://mity.org/new/
University of Minnesota Talented Youth Mathematics Program (UMTYMP), http://www.mathcep.umn.edu/umtymp
SteppingStone Theatre, https://www.steppingstonetheatre.org/
YMCA of the Greater Twin Cites (links to overnight experiences) https://www.ymcamn.org/camps/ymca_overnight_camp
School Chess Association, tournaments and summer camps, http://www.schoolchess.org/
Scholarships for Summer Enrichment:
The Minnesota Office of Higher Education offers up to $1000 scholarships to students who qualify for free and reduced lucnch.
Most of the above organizations also offer inhouse scholarships to those who ask. If you need help navigating this, please conact Ms. Eisele for asssitance.