by Joel McIntosh
Parents are often presented with a menu of learning opportunities for talented kids. From special accelerated classes and dual-enrollment college programs, to homeschooling and online courses, the decisions about quality learning opportunities can seem endless.
In this podcast, I sit down with Carol Fertig, the author of Raising a Gifted Child: A Parenting Success Handbook, in order to help make sense of some of these many options.
Carol is a parent and has been involved in gifted education as a teacher and administrator for more than 25 years. Her blog, Peak Educational Resources, highlights the best resources for parents and teachers of students with high learning potential.
Carol and I touch upon a wide range of learning options for gifted kids and ways that parents can become involved in sorting through those options.
In her interview, Carol makes reference to four important Internet resources:
- Education Commission of the States: a reference source for current state policies regarding dual enrollment and other educational options;
- Open Courseware Consortium: a listing of colleges offering free courseware online;
- Cogito: an exciting online resource for young people interested in math and science; and
- Gifted Education Forums: a listing of forums for parents of gifted children.