The role of the Intermediate Unit Gifted Liaison is to: develop local gifted education networks to establish communication link between school districts, IUs and PDE, Assist in the development of materials for and participate in local, regional and statewide gifted education trainings, Work with other Gifted Liaisons to develop and conduct regional training, Engage in train-the-trainer sessions, Conduct training sessions and in-service trainings within districts, and Attend at least one professional development training in gifted education.
The Pennsylvania Governor’s Schools of Excellence
Sponsored by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Education, the Pennsylvania Governor’s Schools of Excellence are five-week long summer residential programs on college campuses committed to meeting the educational needs of artistically or academically talented high school students, including the gifted.
PA Association for Gifted Education
Access to resources concerning gifted education in Pennsylvania for students, parents, educators and legislators.
Connections to sites for parents, teachers, and students
Circle of Inclusion
Links to many helpful sites
About.com, Special Ed
Excellent website with links to very good articles, helpful printables, etc. Sign up and newsletters will be sent to your mailbox. The secondary education site has been helpful and I am sure the elementary site is also very good.
Help with High School content areas from Algebra to Statistics
School Age Forms
Special Education Forms
Texas Primary Reading Inventory
Teaching beginning reading in which instruction is tied to ongoing assessment
Very good reference site for both parents and teachers for literacy topics on middle and high school students
Center on Instruction
Also covers Math, Science, ELL, and Special Education K-12
Pennsyvlania Department of Education
Website managed by PDE. The site is divided between elementary and secondary levels. Many links are given for various topics and academics.