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Gifted/Talented Enrichment

Children are identified as “gifted and talented” students at the elementary, middle school and high school levels as having demonstrated potential abilities of high performance capability and needing differentiated or accelerated education or services.

Gifted and talented students will be provided instructional programs which differentiate, enrich and support the regular educational program.

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Web Resources

Oklahoma State Department of Education/Gifted and Talented Education
National Association for Gifted Children 
Oklahoma Association for the Gifted, Creative, and Talented 
University of Connecticut’s Center for Gifted Education
Davidson Institute for Talent Development 
Hoagies' Gifted Education Page 

Summer Opportunities for Gifted Students

Suggested reading

  1. The Survival Guide for Parents of Gifted Kids: How to Understand, Live With, and Stick Up for Your Gifted Child by Sally Yahnke Walker
  2. The Gifted Kids Survival Guide (For Ages 10 and Under) and The Gifted Kids Survival Guide (For Ages 11-18) by Judy Galbraith
  3. The Gifted Kids Survival Guide (For Teenagers) and The Gifted Kids Survival Guide II by James Delisle and Judy Galbraith
  4. Keys to Parenting the Gifted Child by Sylvia B. Rimm, Ph.D.
  5. The Faces of the Gifted by Nancy Johnson
  6. Perfectionism: What's Bad About Being Too Good by Miriam Adderholdt-Elliott Ph.D.
  7. Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with ADD from Childhood through Adulthood by Edward Hallowell and John Ratey
  8. Work Left Undone by Sally Reis (Especially related to gifted girls)
  9. Whack on the Side of the Head by Roger VonOech (Motivating underachievers)

Contact

Todd Nelson
Dr. Todd Nelson
Executive Director of Research-Design-Assessment / 

918-357-4321

Union Public Schools

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District Announcements

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Union Public Schools joins the nation in observing National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Learn more here.

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week, which is celebrated annually October 23-31, is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program. Union Public Schools will host a myriad of activities during this time to raise awareness as well.

Red Ribbon Week was started after the death of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who in 1985 was brutally tortured and murdered by drug traffickers he was investigating in Mexico.  As a tribute to SA Camarena, high school friend, Henry Lozano and Congressman Duncan Hunter, created “Camarena Clubs” and the wearing of a red ribbon to show their oppositions to drugs.

Union school sites will host activities ranging from special assemblies, special dress-up days to classroom activities that address the concerns related to illicit drugs.

Red Ribbon Week, which is celebrated annually October 23-31, is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program. Union Public Schools will host a myriad of activities during this time to raise awareness as well.

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Union Public Schools
8506 E. 61st Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133
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