Parent Resources

Distance Learning and GT Students and Parents

Right now there are so many resources being shared with educators and parents as we transition from brick and mortar school to distance/remote learning during the COVID 19 health emergency. Listed below are some of the strongest, most current resources to support the ongoing learning of students.  For starters, watch this video from a parent which streamed mid March on the Texas Association of Gifted and Talented Facebook page. It addresses  with humor and practicality the reality of learning from home and a parent's role.

Sustainable Tips for Parents to Keep Children Engaged in Learning During the Coronavirus Health Emergency

Wonderoplolis
Grades 2-6
Parents need to know that WONDEROPOLIS is an informational site that asks and answers interesting questions about the world. Every day, a new "Wonders of the Day" question is posted, and each is designed to get kids and families to think, talk, and find learning moments together in everyday life. Sponsored by the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) and supported by a number of philanthropic partners, there are hundreds of wonder-filled moments for adults and kids alike, but it takes some reading to get them. The questions cover dozens of categories from animals ("Why do skunks stink?) to cultures ("What is zydeco?") to history ("Who is Uncle Sam?") to science ("What is space?"). 

Mensa Kids
Grades K-10 
MensaforKids.org provides a place for gifted youth and  other children ages 6 to 16 to play and learn. The site includes educational and challenging games; resources for kids, parents and teachers, including lesson plans, activity plans and TED Connections.

Kentucky Association for Gifted Education
Grades K-12
In an effort to support parents, educators, and G/T students during school disruptions due to COVID-19, the KAGE Board has been collecting G/T-related educational resources to share with its members and followers.

NuMinds Enrichment
Grades K-5 (English and Spanish)
Every hour, 9-5, we are Facebook Live broadcasting a NuMinds "variety show," complete with Inspirational Messages, role play, storytelling, and interactive STEAM lessons for K-2, 3-5, and in Spanish. Tune in; tell us what you like (or don't!), so we can keep real, inspired learning alive during this crisis. 
Live Facebook broadcasts; videos are saved on numinds.tv

Gifted Guru Parent
English Class Grades 7-12
English Class: This is a free live-streamed secondary English class (7th-12th grades) that explores the short story genre. The class will live stream at 12pm CDT from March 16-March 27, and recordings will be available afterwards. The class will stream on YouTube here. There will be a different story discussed each day. The list of stories, along with links to online free sources for the links, are available here. Each day is standalone, so students need not attend all of the classes. This course will run for two weeks. It will stream live, and recordings will go up very soon after the live stream.
Recordings of classes