Resources for Educators

maleteacher.jpgTo appropriately identify, develop, and nurture individual talent, educators at every level -- from the classroom to the district office -- must understand the strategies, practices, and tools. Once understood, you need up-to-date information, analysis of the latest education research, and access to professional development opportunities and resources. That's where NAGC comes in! Don't we want every student to reach their highest potential?  

Serving High-Ability Learners

Gifted education strategies make a meaningful difference for high-ability students. Learn more about what gifted education in the classroom looks like.

Classroom teachers are the primary agent for identifying and serving gifted and talented students in our nation's schools. Read and learn more about the programming standards today.

NAGC leads the way for targeted and relevant education and training, offering webinars with national experts, the annual convention with hundreds of sessions in a wide variety of themes, and connections through Networks.

The CCSS and NGSS call for general education teachers to recognize and address student learning differences, and incorporate rigorous content and application of knowledge through higher-order thinking skills, but the nature of advanced work beyond the standards is not discussed.

STEM issues remain in the forefront of the discussion of U.S. competitiveness and the role of K-12 education in ensuring a pipeline of advanced talent.


Exploring NAGC Publications for Educators


THP is a quarterly publication designed with educators in mind. Each issue is filled with practical guidance and classroom-based materials to help you better understand and challenge your high-potential students. Scan through the library of THP articles and columns organized by topic and theme. Members have access to the entire archive of THP issues.

This monthly column is found in the member e-newsletter Compass Points and provides an "In The Trenches" focus suggesting books, websites, professional papers, and other relevant resources to use in the classroom or for your own professional development and enjoyment.

Written by and for teachers and parents, Connecting for High Potential provides practical advice for parents, teachers, and community members to work together to support high-ability students.

View the best selection of books and other materials for teachers seeking to help students reach their full potential. (Members receive generous discounts.)

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Supporting Families

Gifted students don't have an on/off switch! Share trusted advice and resources with your students' families that help them support their child outside the classroom.

Building your Career

Looking for a new position in the field of gifted and talented? The NAGC Career Center offers access to the best employers and jobs in the profession.