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What is Byrdseed?

Byrdseed is a place dedicated to differentiating instruction for high-level learners. Learn new ideas, share what you know, and grow as an educator.

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Who is Ian Byrd?

I taught gifted students in Garden Grove, California where I grew up as a gifted kid myself. On my journey to become a teacher, I earned a degree in Computer Science, briefly played bass in an almost successful rock band, and married a fashion designer. I write about gifted education at to an audience of over 30,000 monthly visitors and develop videos at Byrdseed.TV.

I also run the websites for OCC GATE and Swun Math and advise UCI Extension’s GATE Specialized Studies program.

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