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  September 25, 2010


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 From the Office of Special Programs
 WV Gifted Education Guidelines

     The new guidelines for gifted education in West Virginia are found online at the West Virginia Department of Education/Office of Special Programs - Gifted Education web site. These guidelines include the information in Reaching and Teaching but are updated with current WV special education policies, which have been revised twice since 2003 when Reaching and Teaching was published. It also includes current national trends in gifted education.

     The new guidelines are modeled after the revised NAGC Pre-K--Grade 12 Gifted Program Standards and are arranged as follows:


1. Conceptual Foundations

2. Characteristics and Identification

3. Planning and Service Delivery

4. Instructional Strategies

5. Assessment/Program Evaluation

6. Technology Integration

Highlighted Site

     The highlighted site in this issue is the NASA Space Place at or . Contact Laura K. Lincoln, Outreach Coordinator, for free bookmarks. Her email is .


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.