Free/Low Cost/Reasonable Resources for Advanced and Gifted Learners...

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Providing enrichment and acceleration opportunities for your advanced learner does not have to be expensive.  Though many programs require IQ testing for application, and enrollment fees to participate, there is an abundance of free and low cost resources that can be accessed on the web for little to no cost. These programs allow kids (and adults) to explore a topic/interest area at their own pace and on their own schedule. 

Here are a few resources parents I have worked with have used to provide enrichment/acceleration opportunities for their kids.

1. The "Art of Problem Solving" programs provide online classes/resources in math, chemistry, computer programming and academic contest preparation.

For more info Click HERE 

2. Coursera.  From the Coursera web site: We are a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. We envision a future where the top universities are educating not onlythousands of students, but millions. Our technology enables the best professors to teach tens or hundreds of thousands of students.

For more info Click HERE 

3. Khan Academy.  From the Khan Academy web site: Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art, history, economics and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus, using state of the art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We've also partnered with institutions like NASA, the Museum of Modern Art, the California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.

For more Info click HERE

4. For a listing of many other free and reasonable resources for your advanced learner—click HERE for a link to the Mind Unleased web site.

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About the Author

David Palmer, Ph.D.

David Palmer, Ph.D., is an educational psychologist specializing in giftedness assessment and consultation, and the author of Parents’ Guide to IQ Testing and Gifted Education.

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