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  December 18, 2009


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From the West Virginia Department of Education
Revisions in Policy 2419 Approved by State BOE

     The West Virginia Board of Education on Thursday, December 10, 2009, adopted revisions to the state policy governing children with exceptionalities.

     The changes in Policy 2419 affecting gifted education are on pages 26 and 27. The first change is updated language to address composite scores on revised, comprehensive tests of intellectual ability. The second change strengthens the requirement for a Four-Year Education Plan for students not eligible as Exceptional Gifted (EG)

Click here for more about the revisions in Policy 2419

From the National Association for Gifted Children

Myths in Gifted Education - Free Article Downloads

     Articles from the fall issue of Gifted Child Quarterly on the myths in gifted education are now available for download from the NAGC website.

Click here for the link

Instructional Site

     The site featured in this issue is Moodle. View a visual presentation of Moodle here: (Scroll down the page for the video.) Also, remember that ThinkQuest is a tool that may be used in "cloud computing" and it is more secure than many other tools.

     In addition, see Thinkfinity's Spotlight on the Holidays at Have your students write a winter Haiku.


Highlighted County

The highlighted county in this issue is Wayne County
Link to the web site here

Teachers - Brandi Davis and Mike Ferguson.

Additional Resources

National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)

National Research Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development

West Virginia Department of Education
Office of Special Programs, Extended and Early Learning
Building 6, Room 304
1900 Kanawha Blvd. E.
Charleston, WV 25305
Gifted education teachers in West Virginia receive this newsletter bi-weekly from the West Virginia Department of Education. To change your e-mail address or update your information, please email Vickie Mohnacky at or call (304) 558-2696.