Gifted students at EMHS are expected to develop the skills and self-awareness necessary to pursue self-directed learning in areas of interest. This is a critical component of the Individualized Education Plan. Students have the ability to create an independent study to explore an aptitude, interest, or idea in depth, and this is excellent preparation for the mentorship experience that offered to upperclassmen.
These resources can be utilized to enhance, enrich, or supplement curriculum of courses or to create the learning plan for an independent study. Many of the online courses include videos of lectures, copies of the lecture notes, and audio files, offering the opportunity to experience what it might be like to sit in a classroom at Yale University listening to a world-renowned expert teaching your class.
General Self-Directed Learning Information
Self-Directed Learning Resources
Open Courseware Consortium
Carnegie Mellon University Open Learning Courses
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Open Courseware
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Courses
Tufts University Open Courseware
University of California @ Irvine Open Courses
University of Massachusetts @ Boston Open Courses
University of Pennsylvania Free Online Books Index
Utah State Open Courseware
Yale University Open Courses
Gifted Student Resources
Career & Occupational Descriptions Marine Science Career Info Unigo– students review their colleges!
Hoagies’ Reading Lists
Gifted 101– Great resource for students, parents, and teachers!
NMAG Resources for Students
Stanford University Education Program for Gifted Youth
Resources for Gifted Parents
New Mexico Association for the Gifted (NMAG)
Albuquerque Association for Gifted and Talented Students
Albuquerque Public Schools Gifted Eligibility
Hoagies’ Parent Site (very comprehensive)
Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) Parent Resources
Dabrowski: Overexcitability and the Gifted
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