Gifted and Talented

Gifted and Talented Resources

Published: 2/7/2024 2:08 PM
​​​​​​​​​​​​ This page contains a list of Kentucky agencies and organizations that provide resources and services to Primary Talent Pool (PTP) and Gifted and Talented (GT) students, families, service providers, or anyone looking for information related to GT. The page also includes national agencies and organizations, twice-exceptional, and other resources. ​

Kentucky Agencies and Organizations

Kentucky Association for Gifted Education Provides resources and training to parents, teachers, administrators, other educators, and all citizens interested in promoting appropriate educational opportunities for GT youth in Kentucky.

The Carol Martin Gatton Academy Offers a residential program for bright, highly motivated Kentucky high school students who have demonstrated interest in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The Academy is housed on the campus of Western Kentucky University (WKU).

Center for the Gifted Studies Western Kentucky University Provides exciting educational opportunities for gifted young people, rigorous professional development for teachers, and support for parents of gifted young people.

Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Offers a dual-credit residential high school for academically exceptional Kentucky students. The Academy is housed on the campus of Morehead State University.

Institute for Talent Development and Gifted Studies, Northern Kentucky University Provides teaching, scholarship, and public engagement opportunities for students, teachers, and parents in the regional community.​

National Agencies and Organizations​

World Council for Gifted and Talented Children (WCGTC) Provides professional development to educators, scholars, researchers, parents, and others interested in the development of GT children of all ages through a diverse global network of active members.

Belin and Blank International Center Offers identification services, professional development for educators, talent development opportunities, and more.

Council for Exceptional Children Advocates for appropriate governmental policies sets professional standards, provides professional development, advocates for individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.

Davidson Institute for Talent Development Provides resources, programs, and scholarships dedicated to recognizing, nurturing, and supporting profoundly gifted young people. The Institute strives to help profoundly intelligent students across the country develop their talents to make a positive difference.​

Hoagies Gifted Education Page Provides resources, articles, and information on gifted children and adults.

National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)​ Provides professional learning, research, and advocacy resources to ensure all children have equitable opportunities and support to develop their gifts and talents.

National Center for Research on Gifted Education (NCRGE) Provides information regarding current research and best practices for gifted education.

Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) Offers resources to help parents form local support groups and regular webinars for parents and educators.​

Twice-Exceptional Resources​

Twice-Exceptional (2e): Myths, Identification and Strategies for Providing Services video Defines 2e and provides information about identifying and serving students.

Twice-Exceptional (2e) Newsletter Provides high-level content supporting the understanding of twice-exceptional (2e) education and cognitive diversity.

Guides to Twice Exceptional Students Provides resources from the Davidson Institute to help educators, parents, and guardians understand twice-exceptional students.

Twice-Exceptional at Home and School Offers A multi-pronged approach that focuses on gifted students' intellectual, physical, and social/emotional environments.​

Other Resources​

Gifted and Talented Social-Emotional Guidance Offers information on the social-emotional needs of gifted students such as myths, types of challenges, and best practices.

NAGC Family Tip Sheets Provides Timely Information for Parents (TIP) Sheets for parents and caregivers of gifted children to download, read, and share as their children's needs change.

NAGC Resources for Parents Offers resources, tools, and professional learning opportunities to assist parents of gifted children.

Nurture Our Future: A Parent's Guide to Meeting the Needs of Kentucky's Gifted and Talented Youth​ Provides information and requirements regarding the identification and services for GT students.

Primary Talent Pool (PTP) Brochure Provides information about the PTP, including how students are selected and the services that may be offered by a school district.​​

Local Norms Brochure​ Provides information regarding the definition of local norms and best practices.

5th grade students

Kentucky Administrative Regulation (KAR) 704 KAR 3:285 Outlines the requirements for programs for the gifted and talented.

State Grants Provides allocation amounts to state programs, including the Gifted and Talented Program.​

Kathie Anderson
Office of Special Education and Early Learning
Division of IDEA Implementation and Preschool
300 Sower Blvd., 4th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4970 Ext. 4133

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