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  November 16, 2010


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 From the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)
 Common Myths in Gifted Education
     For years, many educators and the public have had distorted perceptions of what gifted students are able to do and what they need in the classroom. This has contributed to a widening achievement gap between high ability children from low socio-economic areas and those from higher socio-economic areas.

"Achievement gaps among high-ability students from different economic, racial, and linguistic backgrounds are large and growing."
                      Ann Robinson, Pres. NAGC
                                          August 18, 2010 WOW! Series

     Read more about Common Myths in Gifted Education here.


From WV Department of Education

Training Offered

      The Thinkfinity project continues to grow. Come learn about the latest features. Training opportunities are available in Charleston in the month of December. Training dates and details are listed here: .

Highlighted Site

The highlighted site in this issue is Native Americans. If you have units, lessons, or activities to share with other teachers in the state, please email me at . No worries - I will take care of the formatting!

"Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy."



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
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