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Academic Competitions for Gifted Students A Resource Book for Teachers and Parents

ISBN-10: 141295911X
ISBN-13: 9781412959117
Edition: 2nd 2008
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Description: 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  More...

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List price: $31.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 11/19/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

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 selectingthose thatmatch 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

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
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
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���“ Scholarship Progra

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