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Programs for Talented Youth understands the important role educators, counselors, psychologists, and other professionals play in the lives of gifted students. Use the navbar on the right to learn more about how PTY can support your work with gifted students.

Vanderbilt Gifted Education Institute

Throughout the year PTY’s Gifted Education Institute offers professional development opportunities for practicing professionals on a variety of topics. Educators and school districts may choose to attend one of the workshops on Vanderbilt’s campus or host tailored professional development workshops in their school district. Every summer, Vanderbilt Gifted Education Institute offers a two-week course on gifted education that meets Tennessee’s standards for employment as a gifted education teacher.

Upcoming Conferences and Events

Resources for Educators

We also maintain a list of resources for educators, with links on a variety of subjects including identification, social and emotional needs, and underachievement.