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Check out these resources from our Summer Resource Series. More to come. 

Lesson plans and activities developed by Carol Paola related to voting and contacting legislators. 

This site contains MDE publications and regulations regarding gifted education programs as well as contact info for the gifted education specialist at the Mississippi Department of Education. 

Resource on becoming a gifted education teacher.

These digests (short articles) on gifted education are from the ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education (ERIC EC), one of 16 federally funded ERIC Clearinghouses.

Gifted Education Degree Programs in MS

The following colleges / universities offer gifted education degree programs and/or coursework required to obtain a gifted education endorsement for a Mississippi teaching license. Click on one of the links for more information.


Delta State University


Jackson State University


Mississippi College


Mississippi State University


Mississippi University for Women


University of Mississippi


University of Southern Mississippi


William Carey College




This is a resource site for parents and educators of gifted children. It includes articles, research, books, organizations, conferences, on­line support groups, academic programs, products, humor, and more.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program


The Professional Learning Academy combines incredible learning opportunities with affordability and convenience. Each six-week course is completely online and self-progressing, and each course earns 2.0 CEUs, 1 OSL Module, or 15 SEMIs. Registration per course is just $65.00. The course fee includes the CEU, OSL or SEMI certificate and is non-refundable. Certificates are mailed at the end of each six-week course. Basic Computer skills and high speed internet are required. New classes start every Monday. Registration closes at 9 a.m. on the Friday before the course begins.

The MUW Teachers of the Gifted Instructional Forum (TGIF) was established in the spring of 1994 to provide outreach to teachers of the gifted across the State of Mississippi. The bi­annual forums focus on current issues and strategies related tothe field of Gifted Studies. Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, MS

Problem Solving Competitions and Organizations

Destination Imagination

"Encourages students of all ages to build on their strengths and to discover skills they never knew they possessed, be they technical, theatrical, analytical, comic, linguistic, musical...the list goes on." (quote from DI marketing vice president)


Future Problem Solving of Mississippi
"Teaching students creative problem solving processes through competitive and non-competitive instructional programs so they learn to work with others in designing positive futures" (quote from FPS site)


Invent Now, Inc.

Invent Now is a not-for-profit organization which operates the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Collegiate Inventors Competition, and national education programs Camp Invention, Invention Project, and Club Invention. (from their website)


Mississippi Scholastic Chess Association (MSCA)

Provides information about scholastic chess in Mississippi.


Odyssey of the Mind 

"Fosters creative thinking and problem-solving skills among participating students and features an annual competition component at local through international levels. Students solve problems in a variety of areas, from building mechanical devices such as spring-driven vehicles to giving their own interpretation of literary classics." (quote from their web site)

SENG’s mission is to empower families and communities to guide gifted and talented individuals to reach their goals: intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.

This site lists services available in Mississippi to parents, teachers, and others interested in gifted children and youth. University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS.

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