DCSD GT News

March/April 2014

DCSD GT Parent Website

Please visit this site for more information on Gifted and Talented Programming in Douglas County School District. The summer camp and enrichment opportunities page has been updated. Take alook at the extensive list of opportunities in our area!

2013-2014 CAGT Distinguished Student Award

This awards program is designed to recognize distinguished achievement in academics, leadership, or the arts, in children ages 7 - 12. There are two awards: A Junior Division, ages 7-9 and a Senior Division, ages 10-12. One Colorado child from each division will be named as a CAGT Distinguished Student and the winners receives a $500 cash scholarship and a CAGT Certificate of Excellence.

Now accepting applications. Click for application packet. Application deadline is May 31, 2014.

Destination Imagination

DCSD Destination ImagiNation Teams compete in the South Metro Tournament

Sixty-six DCSD teams participated in the South Metro Destination ImagiNation Tournament on Saturday, March 15th at ThunderRidge High School. Of those, 14 teams were non-competitive Rising Stars teams (K-2). Of the 52 competitive DCSD teams, 26 placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in their challenge and division, and will be going on to the State Tournament on April 12th at the Auraria Campus. Congratulations to all participated! Take a look at the complete South Metro tournament results and stay tuned for the state tournament schedule!


Please contact Gayle Ehret (gaylehret@msn.com) for more information about having Destination Imagination Teams at your school!

TED X Mile High

Wednesday, April 16th, 8am

1101 13th St

Denver, CO

TEDxYouth@MileHigh 2014:

EMERGENCE

Emergence reveals new ideas for technology, talent, innovation and collaboration inspiring the Mile High region. Harnessing energy at the edge of unlike things, emergent ideas are more than a clever premise, a fresh mashup, or diversity itself; emergent ideas categorically change how we see the world. In structures, patterns, and properties that self-organize in complex systems we see true emergence; the big picture "now" unfolding from an unknown future.


http://www.tedxyouthmh.com/

International Group for Mathematical Creativity and Giftedness (MCG) Conference

Monday, July 28th, 8am to Wednesday, July 30th, 4pm

2199 S University Blvd

Denver, CO

The Institute for the Development of Gifted Education is excited to be hosting the 2014 International Group for Mathematical Creativity and Giftedness (MCG) Conference on the University of Denver's campus, July 28-30, 2014.

This conference is aimed at promoting mathematical creativity and giftedness in students of all ages and backgrounds, and in supporting interested mathematics educators, mathematicians, researchers and other individuals.

Early Bird Registration Ends May 1!

http://www.du.edu/idge/conference/upcoming.html

CU SCIENCE DISCOVERY

CU Science Discovery is a science education outreach program of the University of Colorado, Boulder’s Division of Continuing Education. Founded in 1983 to heighten young students’ interest in science, CU Science Discovery coordinates an array of programs that connect K-12 students and teachers to current CU science.


Visit THEIR WEBSITE for more information:

Colorado Math Circle

Interested in broadening your mathematical knowledge and sharpening your analytical thinking? Join the Colorado Math Circle for exciting math talks and problem solving sessions hosted by the University of Colorado at Boulder. Speakers will include math professors and mathematicians from around the state. Topics are expected to include number theory, combinatorics, probability, geometry, and group theory.


See more information HERE.

CAGT has a new BLOG

Keep up with the latest information and events concerning Colorado Gifted and Talented Children, Parents, Administrators and Legislators.