The Gifted Education Resource Institute
Centered at Purdue University, GERI is an innovative center dedicated to the discovery, study, and development of human potential. Founded by John Feldhusen in 1974, GERI's mission is holistic development of giftedness, creativity, and talents among individuals throughout their life-span. This is accomplished through enrichment programs for gifted, creative, and talented youth; graduate programs for future scholars and leaders; professional development and coursework for educators of gifted, creative, and talented students and cutting-edge research in psychology and education related to giftedness, creativity, and talent development.
Youth Program Registration
For questions about the online registration process, please call the business office at 765-494-9482.
For questions about GERI courses and other camp information, please call 765-494-7243.
Click here to register for Super Summer.
The GERI 2016 Summer Residential brochure is here!
The following GERI Summer Residential classes have been closed:
Comet I: EV3 Robotec: 'Bots & Bytes, CSI Investigation and 3D Geometric Design in Math
Comet II: The Game of Business, The Insect: Friend or Foe?, 3D Geometric Design in Math, and Brain Teasers & Logic Puzzles
Star I A.M.: Abnormal Psychology: Should Mickey Mouse Be Medicated?, Vet Med, Is That True? Evaluating Everyday News Through Data, and Breaking Brands
Star I P.M.: Sculpting Through the Ages, Toy Design Lab in Mechanical Engineering, Videography & Photojournalism, and Discovery Through Culture: Cross-Cultural Communication
Star II A.M.: Rocket Science? Yes, You Can!, Videography & Photojournalism, Spinning Stories & Plotting Plays, and Creative Chinese
Star II P.M.: Videography & Photojournalism; Upcycled Found-Object Jewelry; Exploding Cell Phones: Deconstructing Sustainability; Great Books, Great Thinking
Pulsar I A.M.: 3D Printing
Pulsar I P.M.: STEAM Labs, Active Exercise Science, Videography & Photojournalism
Pulsar II A.M.: Deep Themes in The Hunger Games; Great Books, Great Thinking, and Upcycled Found-Object Jewelry
Pulsar II P.M.: Videography & Photojournalism; Young Authors' Workshop; Principles of Game Design; Breaking News: Current Problems, Issues, and Events; and Discovery Through Culture: Cross-Cultural Communication
New Publications from Prufrock Press:
Purdue University's Gifted Education Resource Institute Presents: Developing Student Strengths and Talents
Online Professional Learning Units designed to help educators develop their students’ strengths and talents.
Using strategies, programs, and understandings from the field of gifted, creative, and talented education can be a powerful means of helping more children and youth achieve at higher levels. Understanding learning differences, talent development, strength-based, and student-focused education can empower educators to effectively differentiate curriculum and instruction, while they also attend to the affective needs of their students. Welcome to our interactive, on-line learning units.
Designed to help educators discover, nurture, and develop talents among their students, each Unit requires about 10 hours to complete, which includes engaging on-line as well as applying content in the classroom or clinic. Upon successful completion of each unit a professional development certificate or badge documenting the experience will be provided for a total of up to 90 hours.
Entire school districts, individual school faculty, small groups of interested educators, or individuals subscribe for a two-year term, which allows ample time to fully engage in each of the nine units. Pricing is based on the number of staff members in the group subscribing. Upon subscription, log-in directions will be provided.
Program Coordinators: Marcia Gentry, Ph.D., with specialty in gifted, creative, and talented education and Jennifer Richardson, Ph.D., with specialty in educational technologies and instructional design.
Summer Residential Program
Registration for GERI 2016 Summer Residential Camp begins February 1st, 2016. 2016 Course Brochure available January 1st.
Attention P-12 Educators:
Sign up for the GERI-Teachers mailing list by clicking HERE.
Subscribers of this mailing list will receive announcements about GERI coursework and professional development opportunities for P-12 educators.
Camp Counselor Positions Available
GERI is currently in the process of hiring counselors for the 2016 GERI Summer Residential Camps. Our summer camps run from July 3 - July 30. There are many positions avaiable. Please see the application located at http://www.geri.education.purdue.edu/youth_programs/Employment.html for more information or contact Enyi Jen at 765-494-7241 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
To a Bright Kid With Trouble(s)
GERI is a multidimensional center dedicated to the study, discovery, and development of human potential. Founded by John Feldhusen in 1974 and situated in the College of Education, GERI’s mission is holistic development of giftedness, creativity, and talents among individuals throughout their lifespan. This is accomplished through enrichment programs for gifted youth, graduate programs for future scholars and leaders, professional development and coursework for educators of gifted students, and on-going research on the psychology of giftedness, creativity, and talent development.
A center located in the Department of Educational Studies in the Purdue University College of Education, GERI is affiliated with the Gifted, Creative and Talented Studies specialization within EDST which offers graduate programs in gifted education and a licensure program for K-12 educators in Indiana. GERI also provides training to pre-service teachers through hands-on opportunities and training in connection to Super Saturday and the GERI Summer Camps.
Under the leadership of Executive Director Professor Marcia Gentry, GERI provides leadership in gifted education, and serves as an advocate for programs and services to high ability students. GERI alumni serve in leadership positons across the United States and abroad and in hundreds of K-12 classrooms.
STRATEGIC PLAN (PDF) GERI BROCHURE (PDF)
Native American Research Initiative
This summer, 55 gifted, creative, and talented Native American students from Arizona, Minnesota, and South Dakota were invited to attend the 2012 GERI Summer Residential Camps. While at camp, the students participated in classes in art, math, and science. To learn more, please visit the GERI Native American Research Initiative website.
Congratulations to our 2015 NAGC Award Winners!
Dr. Enyi Jen
NAGC Doctoral Student Award
Dr. Marcia Gentry
Special Populations Network Award