Below is a brief list of gifted support resources as well as a list of support organizations in various countries. If you have additional resources you think are beneficial, please let us know by sending information to

  • Global Principles for Professional Learning in Gifted Education
    Although we all rely on the contributions of gifted and talented adults, educators worldwide receive little information about how to educate gifted and talented children. The World Council for Gifted and Talented Children Global Principles for Professional Learning in Gifted Education are intended to help remedy this pervasive gap in educator preparation by guiding policy and practice in professional learning about gifted education.
    Click here for the full document.
    Click here for the Poster version.
  • Virtual Gifted and Talented Enrichment Support Materials
    Several board members of the Kentucky Association for Gifted Education have created a list of virtual gifted and talented enrichment support materials.
  • Top 20 Principles from Psychology for PreK-12 Creative, Talented, and Gifted Students’ Teaching and Learning​
    Edited by Matthew Makel, Paula Olszewski-Kubilius, Jonathan Plucker, and Rena Subotnik. The document presents the most important principles from psychology as identified by the APA Coalition for Psycholo­gy in Schools and Education—the Top 20—that would be of greatest use in the context of preK–12 classroom teaching and learning with gifted children and youth.
  • Acceleration Institute
    The Acceleration Institute was first established under the name, “Institute for Research and Policy on Acceleration” in 2006 at The Connie Belin & Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development at the University of Iowa through the generous support (2006-2012) of the John Templeton Foundation.
  • The G Word Documentary
    THE G WORD, a feature dcumentary in production, asks the question, “Who gets to be ‘Gifted’ in America and why?” Award winning filmmaker Marc Smolowitz has assembled a collection of stories and experts featured in THE G WORD. Though each short video stands on its own, they’re part of the larger picture he is currently investigating and shaping.
  • Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page
    Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page, founded by Carolyn K., consists of more than 1150 pages of information about gifted children and adults, including 650 pages of Hoagies’ Page collection, plus 500 pages of ERIC Clearinghouse for Disabilities and Gifted Education (ERICEC).
  • Minnesota Academic League Council
    Programs that have met the criteria and received the Minnesota Academic League Council’s approval are included in the Reach for the Stars catalogue, which is published as a public service by Synergy & Leadership Exchange, with generous support from Jostens. An abbreviated list highlighting programs with international participation is available here.
  • Schoolwide Enrichment Model Intro Videos
    Click here to view the videos created by Joseph Renzulli and Sally Reis.​

National Organizations

Brazilian Council for Giftedness (Conselho Brasileiro para Superdotação)

Gifted children are those who demonstrate high achievement and/or potential in any of the following areas: intelectual ability; specific academic aptitude; creative or productive thinking; leadership ability; musical, visual, and performance arts; and psychomotor abilities.

A child whose cognitive abilities can be proven to surpass those of their average classroom, and therefore in need of special education services. Statistically defined as those who surpass the 97th percentile on intelligence tests (IQ of 130 or more).

The National Information Centre for Education and Talent Development, SLO (Netherlands Institute for Curriculum Development)

Postal address:

P.O. Box 2041

7500 CA Enschede

The Netherlands

Visiting address:

Piet Heinstraat 12

7511 JE Enschede

The Netherlands


Parent Association(s):

The ‘Koepel Hoogbegaafdheid’ (Umbrella of Giftedness) started out as a regular meeting between the chairs of the different clubs for parents (participants: Pharos, HINT, Choochem) in 2003.

Stichting Koepel Hoogbegaafdheid
Postbus 32015
2303 DA Leiden

Gifted students are defined in the Elementary School Act from 2011 (Article 11): “Gifted students are students, who show higher abilities than the majority of their peers in thinking abilities or performances in different learning domains, arts, or sports. The school is obligated to provide for these students’ circumstances for learning by adapting learning contents and teaching methods to their potentials as well as participation in extracurricular activities (additional lessons, individual or group help/support) and other enrichment activities.”

Confederación Española de Atlas Capacidades Intelectuales (CONFINES or Spanish National Association for Gifted and Talented)

Fundación AVANZA

Student with a specific need for educational support due to its very high intelectual capacity. (Alumno de necesidad especifica de apoyo educativo debido a su muy alta capacidad intelectual)

Potential Plus UK

Wales: More Able and Talented describes pupils who require opportunities for enrichment and extension that go beyond those provided for the general cohort of pupils. More Able pupils given extended opportunities, will not only discover but also develop their talents. The term More Able and Talented encompasses pupils who are more able across the curriculum as well as those who show talent in one or more specific areas.

National Association for Gifted Children

There is currently not a federal mandate. Decisions regarding gifted students are at the discretion of each state. NAGC (2015) provides useful information regarding the policies and procedures present in each state.

NAGC. (2015). State of the states in gifted education: Policy and practice data. Retrieved from


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