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Institute for the Development of Gifted Education

Our Core Purpose:  The realization of every gifted child's full potential

Leaders of the Institute for the Development of Gifted Education  envision a future in which giftedness is understood, embraced, and systemically nurtured throughout the nation and the world.  When this vision is achieved, policy makers, educators, and parents will have a deeper understanding of intellectual giftedness and will effectively utilize research-based curricula, training, resources to provide quality, individualized gifted service.

As part of the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver, the Institute supports practice, conducts research, develops publications, serves the community, expands gifted education at the University level, and leads professional development.  Through the Morgridge College of Education, pre-service through doctoral level graduate training is offered in gifted education.

the work of the institute:

  • Research in Cognitive and Psychosocial Domains, Program Effectiveness and Development of Gifted Education

  • Publication of Monographs and Professional Materials
  • Outreach to Support Gifted Education through Conferences, Symposia, and Consulting
  • Design, Development, Field-Testing, and Production of Curriculum Materials

Institute highlights:

  • Established in 1997 through a gift from the Lynde and Harry  Bradley Foundation.  Ongoing support provided through the Considine Family Foundation.
  • Promotes and expands the vision through endowment of the annual Palmarium Award.
  • Recipient of the National Association of Gifted Children Excellence in Curriculum Award in 2012 and 2004.
  • Active and leadership roles in  NAGC, SENG, AERA, CPED, CEC, and CAGT.