DCSD Gifted Education News
Douglas County School District Gifted Education
October Update from the DCSD Office of Gifted Education
Happy Fall Break!
It's difficult to believe that first quarter is already over! We hope that you and your child/children had a successful beginning to a new school year. By this time you may have heard that there have been some recent revisions to Colorado State Statute regarding gifted identification, planning and programming. You may review the revised rules by clicking HERE.
In addition, we would like to reiterate that students may be referred for identification for gifted programming at any time by parents, teachers, support staff or themselves! Please visit our website HERE and look under the tab labeled: Who We Serve for more detailed information.
If you have questions about gifted identification or programming, please contact the gifted education facilitator at your child's school.
The Many Faces of the Gifted
Gifted and talented students are those students between the ages of four and twenty-one whose abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishment are so exceptional or developmentally advanced that they require special provisions to meet their educational programming needs. Gifted students include students with disabilities (i.e. twice exceptional) and students with exceptional abilities or potential from all socio-economic and ethnic, cultural populations. Gifted students are capable of high performance, exceptional production, or exceptional learning behavior by virtue of any or a combination of these areas:
- General or Specific Intellectual Ability
- Specific Academic Aptitude
- Creative or Productive Thinking
- Leadership Abilities
- Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Musical or Psychomotor Abilities
Center for Bright Kids
Colorado Association of Gifted and Talented Annual Conference
See more information and register HERE
Find out information about Parent Institute HERE
World Affairs Challenge
We call youth the next generation of leaders, yet young people are already creating significant change of the world. WAC youth in 2016 and beyond will harness their passion and skills to challenge global poverty. We are excited to announce WAC themes for next three years - Smart Villages, Smart Cities, Smart Planet. Click here to get involved!
Colorado Math Circle
Click HERE for more information and/or to join!
Supporting the Emotional Needs of Gifted: Good at Too Many Things
Read more at HERE
Destination Imagination is an international creative problem-solving competition with challenges heavily anchored in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Last year DCSD Gifted Education Funds supported over 75 teams of Kindergarten through High School students with ten teams earning an invitation to Global Finals. To learn more about how to support DI teams at your school please contact:
Douglas County Destination Imagination Coordinator