Academic Competitions for Gifted Students: A Resource Book for Teachers and Parents (2nd Revised edition)

Academic Competitions for Gifted Students: A Resource Book for Teachers and Parents (2nd Revised edition)

By: Ann C. Candler-Lotven (author), Mary K. Tallent-Runnels (author)Paperback

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Academic Competitions for Gifted Students is a handy reference about competitions for students from Kindergarten through the 12th grade in several content areas. More than just a listing, this book serves as a guide for using academic competitions in the context of a student's total academic experience. For each of the 170 competitions, school personnel and parents will find a brief description along with contact and participation information. Providing an overview of the characteristics of good competitions, the authors list criteria for selecting those that match students' strengths and weaknesses. The book also covers: The role of academic competitions in the life of a student Ways to evaluate competitions and their impact on talented students Access to international and national academic competitions Ways to anticipate and avoid the potential problems Strategies for maximizing the benefits of competitions

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About Author

Mary K. Tallent-Runnels is a Professor of Educational Psychol-ogy in the College of Education at Texas Tech University. She has over 30 years of experience working with parents and teachers of gifted children ages of 4 to 17. In addition to her time as both a public and private school teacher of gifted students and administrator of gifted programs, she is the former director of the IDEAL program at Texas Tech University. She is the recipient of several teaching and research awards at both the public school and university levels. Her research interests are gifted children and online instruction. She is the author of numerous articles in gifted and talented education as well as in online teaching. She has published in journals such as Gifted Child Quarterly, The Journal for the Education of the Gifted, Roeper Review, G/C/T, Contemporary Educational Psychology, Review of Educational Research, and the Journal of Experimental Education. Ann C. Candler-Lotven is Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Texas A&M University-Texarkana. She has 30 years of experience in the education of students with exceptionalities. During those years, she also worked with the parents and teachers of exceptional students. Her research interests include exceptional learners, learning and student strategies, and gifted students. She has authored numerous articles, books, and book chapters in the field of special education. She has published in Academic Therapy, Child Lan-guage Teaching and Therapy, Gifted Child Quarterly and the Journal for the Education of the Gifted.


Preface Introduction: Making Decisions About Competitive Programs for Gifted Students How to Use This Book Characteristics of Good Competitions Acknowledgments About the Authors 1. Selecting, Preparing for, and Participating in Competitions Selected Characteristics and Needs of Gifted and Talented Students How They Influence Contest Participation Effects of Competition: Good News Effects of Competition: Bad News How to Anticipate and Avoid Problems in the Use of Competitions How to Maximize Benefits From Competitions References 2. Competition Descriptions AAA High School Travel Challenge AATSP Elementary/Middle School Poster Contest Academic Decathlon Academic Games Leagues of America National Tournament Academic Triathlon Achievement Awards in Writing All-USA High School Academic Team Competition Alliance for Young Artists and Writers Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Amateur Poetry Contest American Computer Science League American Enterprise Speech Contest American History Essay Contest American Invitational Mathematics Exam American Mathematics Competitions American Mathematics Contest 8 American Regions Mathematics League American Scholastics Mathematics Competition American Society of Newspaper Editors, Quill and Scroll International Writing, Photo Contest American Veterans (AMVETS) Americanism Program Ann Arlys Bowler Poetry Contest Arts Recognition and Talent Search Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) Student Publishing Awards Ayn Rand Essay Contest Baker's Plays High School Playwriting Contest BEST Robotics Competition Biz Plan Competition Botball Robotics Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge Cane Writing Contest Chemistry Olympiad Christopher Columbus Awards Civic Education Project - Civic Week Clarke-Bradbury Science Fiction Competition Classical Association of New England Community Innovation Concord Review Emerson Prize Continental Mathematics League Creative Writing Essay Contest Cricket League Contest Destination Imagination Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge Doors to Diplomacy DuPont Challenge Science Essay Awards Program Duracell/NSTA Scholarship Competition eCybermission Edventures Robotics Contest EngineerGirl Essay Contest (Toshiba NSTA)/ExploraVision Awards Program Federal Reserve Bank FED CHALLENGE Federal Reserve Bank Student Essay Contest Fire Fighting Robot Contest First Middle-Grade Novel Contest FIRST Robotics Competition First Step to Nobel Prize in Physics First Young Adult Novel Foundations for Life National Essay Program & Contest Frazier Institute Student Essay Contest Freedom Foundation National Awards Program Future City Competition Future Problem Solving Program George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest Harry Singer Foundation Essay Contests Harvard-MIT Mathematics Tournament High School Communications Competition "Idea of America" Essay Contest Intel International Science and Engineering Fair Intel Science Talent Search International Brain Bee International Mathematics Olympiad International Student Media Festival Invent America! Invitational Mathematics Examination Jane Austen Society of North America's Essay Contest Japan Bowl JFK Profiles in courage Essay Contest Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest Junior Engineering Technical Society, Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science Junior Science and Humanities Symposia Kids Are Authors Kids Can Write Contest Kids Philosophy Slam KidsBookshelf Contests Knowledge Master Open (KMO) Laws of Life Essay Contest League of American Poets Free Poetry Contest Let's Get Real Letters about Literature Competition Mandelbrot Competition Manningham Student Poetry Awards MATHCOUNTS Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary Schools Math Leagues Medusa Mythology Exam Merlyn's Pen Literary Magazine Contest and Critique Modern Woodmen of America School Speech NAACP ACT-SO NASA Space Settlement Contest National Achievement(R) Scholarship Program National African American History Academic Challenge Bowl National American Indian Science and Engineering Fair National Beta Club Convention National Biblical Greek Exam National Canon Envirothon National Catholic Forensic League Grand National Speech and Debate Tournament National Council on Economic Education and Goldman Sachs Foundation Economics Challenge National Consumers League: LifeSmarts National Engineering Design Challenge (JWOD/JETS) National Federation of Press Women High School Communications Contest National Forensic League, National Tournament National French Contest, Le Grand Concours National Geography Bee National German Test National Greek Exam National High School Oratorical Contest National High School Student Solar Design Contest National History Day National Latin Exam National Mythology Exam National Peace Essay Contest National Portuguese Exam National Schools Project Poetry Contest National Science Bowl(R) National Science Decathlon National Science Olympiad National Spanish Exam National Vocabulary Championship National Women's Hall of Fame Essay and New Media Contest National Young Astronomer Award Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition Odyssey of the Mind Ohio State University Press The Journal Award in Poetry Olympiad of Spoken Russian Panasonic Academic Challenge Physics Bowl President's Environmental Youth Awards Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines Promising Young Writers Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Quill and Scroll Society, International Writing, Photo Contest Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Science Olympiad Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee Sea World/Busch Gardens/Fujifilm Environmental Excellence Awards Shanghai American School's NAQT Asian Championship Siemens Foundation Competition in Math, Science, and Technology Society of Professional Journalists High School Essay Contest Student Science Fiction and Fantasy Contest Thespian Playworks ThinkQuest National Society of Black Engineers TRY-MATH-A-LON Competition U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad USA Biology Olympiad (USABO) USA Computing Olympiad USA Mathematical Olympiad USA Mathematical Talent Search UNA-USA National High School Essay Contest Vegetarian Resource Group Essay Veteran's of Foreign Wars of the United States' Patriot's Pen Veterans of Foreign Wars, Voice of Democracy Program VSA arts Playwright Discovery Program Weekly Mathematics Contest Weekly Reader's "What's Your Story" Student Publishing Awards West Point Bridge Design Contest WordMasters Challenge Writer's Digest Annual Writing Contest Young Epidemiology Scholars (YES) Program Young Naturalist Awards Young Playwrights Festival Web Sites for Finding Other Competitions Index of Competitions by Title Index of Competitions by Subject Area and Level

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/01/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781412959117
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9781412959117
  • weight: 395
  • ISBN10: 141295911X
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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