Parent Resources

Port Washington School District’s Port Enrichment Program (PEP)

Port Washington SEPTA (Special Education PTA)

The Ed Foundation  is a local organization that funds educational projects in the Port Washington School District.

National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)is a leading advocacy and research organization supporting the education of gifted and talented children.

Hoagies’ Gifted Education is a resource page that includes the ERIC Clearinghouse for Disabilities and Gifted Education (ERICEC), which was disbanded by the US Government as of December 19, 2003.

LI-TECA, Inc. was founded in 2003 by a group of parents seeking to identify, support and unite twice exceptional (2e) students, and to educate and inform parents, educators and professional care providers with research-based information to understand and provide appropriate interventions for the social, emotional and academic support of twice exceptional students.

New Horizons for Learning serves as a leading-edge resource for educational change since 1980 by identifying, communicating, and helping to implement successful educational strategies. Its role has always been to give visibility to effective teaching and learning practices and ideas that have not yet reached the mainstream, and to work in coordination with other reputable networks and learning communities.

Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth offers summer programs, day and weekend programs for families, distance learning and evaluations.

Two Ground-Breaking Reports on Acceleration and the Education of Advanced Learners – A Nation Deceived (2004) & A Nation Empowered (2015)

Connie Belin & Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development  at the University of Iowa is a leading center of research on gifted and twice exceptional education.

Prufrock Press is a publisher of books and resources for gifted learners, parents and teachers.

Summer Resources

The Port Enrichment Program provides links to local summer programs for gifted and talented students.

Camp Invention – Hands-on, STEM-based camps for children entering 1st to 6th grade at Carrie Palmer Weber Middle School.

SEA High School Seminars   – SEA is part of a highly specialized research and teaching community that makes up Woods Hole, MA, a world-renowned center of oceanographic research. The summer program offers students access to a level of ocean exploration unavailable anywhere else in the world by balancing on-shore research and team building with real oceanographic research aboard a traditional sailing vessels. Participants will not only grow as students, but as global citizens and individuals.

Past Presentations

How to Promote Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Gifted Education and Advanced Coursework from 2/9/2022

The Purpose and Importance of Gifted Education from 2/3/2021 – Use passcode: #7mA@oY5

Partnering With Your Child’s Teacher from 10/23/2018

Homework, Mindfulness, and Reducing Stress notes from 9/29/2016

The Science of Assessing Student Achievement presentation from 12/14/2015

Enrichment at Home presentation from 11/17/2015

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