Advanced Learning at Home
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Families can support their advanced learners at home in many ways. From exploring potential interest areas together to learning about the unique social and emotional needs of your child, parents and guardians provide some of the most important ingredients for talent development.

Parent Resources:

  • Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented: The Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented (MCGT) is a support and advocacy organization for parents and educators of gifted children.
  • NUMATS Midwest Academic Talent Search:  Is
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    a research-validated program that utilizes above-grade-level assessment, as a means of gifted testing, to help parents and educators better understand their students’ educational needs. NUMATS allows eligible students to take internationally recognized tests before the grade levels at which they are normally administered.  
  • National Association for Gifted Children: NAGC is the national organization developing policies and practices at the forefront of the field of gifted education. Their website is full of information and opportunities helpful to parents of students with advanced learning needs. 
  • Supporting Social Emotional Needs of Gifted (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. (source: http://sengifted.org/about-seng). Their website has loads of information for families.

 

STUDENT Resources:

  • Figure this! Family Math Challenge: Have fun
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    exploring some challenging and unusual math problems together at home.
  • Newsela: Stay up to date on current events with this great resource offering versions of the news at varying ages and reading levels.
  • Writer Ignite: Need some inspiration to delve into some creative writing at home?
  • Sketch up: Learn how to draw in 3-D.
  • Code Academy: Learn to write code, create your own video games, and much more.
  • Brain Rush: Fun, adaptive learning games you can play together.
  • 101 Questions: Be curious together. Practice asking questions with these intriguing photo prompts.
  • Geoguesser: Play this fascinating game together and develop your geography know-how
  • Roadtrip Nation: Help your child discover role models in her/his interest areas and imagine future career paths.