Gifted Association of Missouri: The purpose of the Gifted Association of Missouri (GAM) is to: create an awareness among parents, educators and the general public of the characteristics, needs and educational requirements of the gifted and talented. To support the development and funding of programs for the gifted and talented. To share and disseminate information about existing local, state and national educational programs for the gifted and talented. To encourage research relating to the identification and education of gifted and talented children and to assist in the dissemination of the information obtained to educators and the public.
GAM co-sponsors an annual state conference with speakers who are recognized as leaders in the field of gifted education. GAM also sponsors area conferences to share information with parents and teachers. In the Kansas City area, the conference is held in the spring of the year. To become a member of this important organization visit GAM’s web site, http://www.mogam.org. The Gifted Association of Missouri is also on Facebook! Magazines of Interest About Gifted Creative Kids magazine is the nation's largest magazine by and for kids. The magazine bursts with games, stories, artwork, and opinions, all by and for kids ages 8–16. ($24.95 – four issues) http://www.prufrock.com/Creative-Kids-The-National-Voice-for-Kids-1-Year-SubscriptionP217.asp
Parenting for High Potential – - $30 (Parent Membership) four quarterly issues National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) $30 membership fee http://www.nagc.org or http://www.nagc.org/resources-publications/nagc-publications/parenting-high-potential. GAMbit – GAM’s online newsletter. It is FREE! Access it online at www.mogam.org The Gifted Child Today – four quarterly electronic issues for $18.00 http://gct.sagepub.com/ (The website offers a free 30 trial) Understanding Our Gifted Basic Subscription $35.00/year For parents who want access to current information only, this option allows you to view the four most recent issues of the journal. http://www.ourgifted.com/ http://www.nagc.org/
The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) is an organization of parents, educators, other professionals and community leaders to address the unique needs of children and youth with demonstrated gifts and talents as well as those children who may be able to develop their talent potential with appropriate educational experiences. http://www.giftedsage.com/ The St. Louis Association for Gifted Education (SAGE) is a nonprofit organization whose primary focus is to provide information and support for parents, educators, students, psychologists, and others interested in developing the talents of high potential children. http://www.giftedresourcecouncil.org/
The Gifted Resource Council (GRC) is a nonprofit education agency serving the greater St. Louis metropolitan area. Its purpose is to bring together the resources of the community, the schools and parents to help bright and talented children achieve their potential. GRC sponsors Saturday Learning Labs, and the Academic Challenge Cup; a friendly academic competition that includes: Creative Convention, Equations, and LinguiSHTIK. Participants include second through eighth graders from the entire metropolitan area. http://dese.mo.gov/divimprove/gifted/ Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education(DESE) - Gifted Education Programs http://gtworld.org/index.html
GT World is an online support community for gifted and talented individuals and those who support and nurture them. http://www.sengifted.org/
Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)focuses primarily on the adults in the lives of gifted children. SENG provides information on identification, guidance, and effective ways to live and work with gifted individuals. http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/
Hoagies' Gifted Education Page is a resource guide for the education of gifted children with links to resources on nearly every aspect of gifted education available on the Internet, plus annotations and first hand information provided by parents. http://www.gifteddevelopment.com/ The Gifted Development Center serves parents, schools, and advocacy groups with information about identification, assessment, counseling, learning styles, programs, presentations, and resources for gifted children and adults.