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Our Mission

GiftedandTalented.com was created by a passionate team of educators, innovators and researchers who are driven to bring advanced learning tools to the world. Here at GiftedandTalented.com, we recognize that the current structure of traditional education provides only a small section of students with access to the advanced learning programs that enrich intellectual curiosity and spark innovation. We set out to change this. 

In this effort, we created GiftedandTalented.com based on the philosophy that it's time we stop telling our kids what they can't do, and start giving more of them the tools to see what they can do. Guided by ongoing research at Stanford University, GiftedandTalented.com is the premier online community dedicated to helping students become advanced learners. Harnessing the power of research, technology and innovation, we provide educational tools, unmatched expertise and a supportive community to help unleash the genius within our students.

Our Story

GiftedandTalented.com was born out of 25 years of research at Stanford University. Spearheaded by Professor Patrick Suppes, the university founded Stanford's Educational Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY) in the 1990s. Through EPGY, researchers at Stanford conducted in-depth studies on accelerated learning, and how emerging technologies could support each student's academic needs. This work became the foundation of EPGY's innovative computer-based, multimedia courses in Mathematics, English Language Arts, Science and Computer Programming specifically designed to help students become advanced learners. In developing these specialized online courses, and coupling them with support from expert tutors, the EPGY research team became pioneers in the field of personalized learning.

As the program matured, winning numerous scientific grants and awards, it became clear that Stanford had developed a powerful set of tools that could accelerate, and deepen, the learning of many students. In 2013, Stanford selected Redbird Advanced Learning to modernize the technology behind EPGY and make the courses accessible to a broader set of students worldwide via GiftedandTalented.com.

GiftedandTalented.com was developed by a passionate team of educators, innovators and researchers from both Redbird and Stanford, who understand that developing advanced learners – and supporting their parents and educators – requires special resources. They recognized the need for an online community where high-potential students and their families could learn, share ideas and resources, and tackle real world challenges.

Today, GiftedandTalented.com is offered by McGraw-Hill Education, a leading learning science company that acquired Redbird Advanced Learning in 2016. We continue to benefit from ongoing research at Stanford to ensure that our services provide the very best in personalized learning and innovative support for the students we serve

Stanford Research Collaborators
Our programs and services benefit from the immense knowledge and groundbreaking contributions of collaborators who continue our research at Stanford University.

Rafe Mazzeo

Rafe Mazzeo
Professor,
Department of Mathematics

Dan Flickinger

Dan Flickinger
Senior Research Associate,
Center for the Study of
Language and Information (CSLI)

 

Arnetha Ball

Arnetha Ball
Professor,
Graduate School of Education

 

Jiye Yu

Jiye Yu
Researcher, Center for the Study of
Language and Information (CSLI)

Tie Liang

Tie Lang
Psychometrician, Center for the Study of
Language and Information (CSLI)