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Resources for Educators

To appropriately meet the needs of gifted students in our classrooms, the following resources, strategies, and best practices are valuable tools for our educators.

Professional Development and Educational Opportunities

Gifted Education Practices

The California Association for the Gifted (CAG) periodically publishes position papers that deal with issues, policies, and practices that have an impact on the education of gifted and talented students. All position papers approved by the CAG Board of Directors are consistent with the organization’s philosophy and mission, and the current research in the field. This paper focuses on extending and differentiating the California Common Core Standards for the gifted students.

California State Board of Education publishes a recommendation standard for gifted programming.


Gifted Education Communicator is the official publication of California Association for the Gifted. It is a free quarterly online journal for educators, parents, and students.


In this list, you can find various associations, journals, organizations/programs, and research centers that focus on gifted education and supporting gifted students.

Educator Awards

The following individuals have shown a commitment to gifted students in their region.  

2018 Distinguished Service Award Winners

Bay Area RegionNatalie Einhorn

Capitol RegionColleen Hutchinson

Joshua Tree RegionJennifer Clark

Mission RegionAnn Marie Goulding

Orange RegionVivian Moreno

Pacific RegionDr. Anne Roundy-Harter

Palomar RegionSenator Ben Hueso

Redwood RegionColette Haldi

San Joaquin RegionNicole Bristol

Santa Lucia RegionCarol Bauerle

Click here to view the winners

Award of Achievement

2018 Award of Achievement: Merritt Booster

Award Applications

Award of Recognition

Award of Achievement

Distinguished Service Award 2018 – Due October 19, 2018

Student Awards

Nicholas Green Award

Barbara Clark Award