Helping gifted and talented students to reach their full potential for over 30 years, CTD provides innovative, research-based programming for students, provides resources, and recommends programs offered by external organizations.
Gifted Associations across the country work to support those who enhance the growth and development of gifted and talented children through education, advocacy, community building, research, testing, professional development for educators, and resources for families.
CTD's searchable Educational Program Guide (EPG) is a user-friendly directory of programs and opportunities available to students for the development of their academic talent.
This guide is intended to inform students and their families of a wide range of unique options that are currently being offered for everything from academic-year coursework to scholarships. Each listing includes session dates, fees and locations, as well as the names and addresses of persons to contact for additional information.
The Acceleration Institute is dedicated to the study of acceleration for gifted students. It conducts, synthesizes and serves as a clearinghouse for research and policy specific to acceleration.
The Belin-Blank Center’s mission is to “empower and serve the international gifted community through exemplary leadership in programs, research, and advocacy.”
The Davidson Institute was established in 1999 by Bob and Jan Davidson with a mission to “recognize, nurture and support profoundly intelligent young people and to provide opportunities for them to develop their talents to make a positive difference.”
GERI at Purdue University provides enrichment programs for gifted, creative, and talented youth; graduate programs for future scholars and leaders; professional development and coursework for educators of gifted, creative, and talented students and more.
Though not specifically focused on gifted education, the Fordham Institute has supported research and produced reports on high achievement and excellence. Recent topics include selective high schools, performance trends of top students, and tracking.
With funding through the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act, the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education launched the National Center for Research on Gifted Education. The Center will examine gifted education programs and services.
The CFGE at the College of William & Mary is a research and development center that provides services to educators, policy makers, graduate students, researchers, and parents in support of the needs of gifted and talented individuals.
ECRA Group is a premier research and analytics consulting firm that helps educational leaders improve student outcomes by adopting more evidence-based practices.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. Learn more about CTD's work with the Cooke Foundation.
If you would like to work with a CTD staff member to discuss your school's gifted programming, contact CTD's School Services team.
If you want to discuss your child’s strengths, interests, or talent development pathway, consider setting up a consultation.