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The 2019 CAGT Conference: A Gifted State of Mind is now being set in motion!
This year's CAGT Conference: A Gifted State of Mind is in Loveland again, October 20th - 22nd!
This professional conference offers over 70 presentations from experts in the field of gifted education and has an annual attendance of over 800 educators, administrators, parents and community members. If you are interested in submitting a proposal for the 2019 conference, Call for Proposals is now open. The CAGT Youth Impact Award (formerly known as the Distingushed Student Award), Colorado Scholars, Leaders in Action and all of the Leadership Awards will also open in March. Registration for Conference will be available in May and other events like Leadership Forum and Family Institute (formerly known as Parent Institute) will open over the summer. If you are wanting to be a vendor or are intrested in sponsoring of any of our conference events, Exhibitors and Sponsorship opportunites will be available in March. Also don't forget to join us for Creativity Night which is the Sunday night before conference, and our 2nd Annual Awards Night and Family Institute both on Monday night, Oct. 21st. We hope to see you there!
CAGT's Conference: A Gifted State of Mind is Now Open!
Registration for Conference is now open. The 42nd Annual CAGT State Conference, A Gifted State of Mind, will provide attendees opportunities to consider and explore all aspects of giftedness. We will offer over 70 sessions examining various facets of the "state of mind" of our diverse gifted youth, as well as delving into what educators and GT supporters need to know about the state of gifted education in Colorado and beyond. We are excited to announce that Dr. Jim Delisle, Lisa Van Gemert, Julie Skolnick and Dr. Susan Baum are keynoting this year. For more information and to register please click here.
Colorado Scholars, Youth Impact Award (formerly known as the Distinguished Student Award), CAGT Leadership Awards and CAGT Leaders in Action Scholarships
Each year CAGT recognizes and honors people in our GT community from across the state for their outstanding achievements and contributions in the field of gifted education. Please begin thinking about an educator, administrator, parent, student, or community member who you feel is deserving of one of these awards or scholarships. Nominations and applications will begin to open in March 2019. These individuals will be celebrated at our 2nd Annual Awards Night on Monday evening, October 21, 2019, so please join us!
Our new Youth Impact Award (formerly known as the Distinguished Student Award) is now accepting nominations!
CAGT is excited to announce our new Youth Impact Award! We are looking to honor students ages 7-18 for the impact they are making in their school communities and beyond. Please click here for the description, nomination process and forms to nominate students who you think are deserving of being recognized for going above and beyond.
The CAGT Conference Call for Proposals is Now Open!
Call for the Proposals for our fall conference, A Gifted State of Mind is now open! Please consider sharing your knowledge and expertise about our gifted children and their unique needs at our conference October 21 and 22, 2019. Click here for more information and registration.
The Colorado Scholarship Applications are Now Available
The CAGT Colorado Scholarship for DIverse Talent Development Program is now accepting applications. The primary purpose of this scholarship is to increase and support culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students' access to talent development opportunities through teacher training. For more information and to apply please click here.
CAGT Leaders in Action Scholarships are Now Accepting Applications
The CAGT Leaders in Action Scholarship program offers scholarships designed to support current principals in creating or strengthening gifted programs within their schools. If you are a Colorado school principal, or know one who would be interested in this opportunity, please click here to learn more about the scholarship and to apply.
Nominations for the 2019 CAGT Leadership Awards are Now Available
CAGT in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Education will be presenting awards for outstanding leaders in the following categories: George T. Betts Inspiration Award, Parent of the Year, Educator of the Year, Administrator of the Year, Special Advocate of the Year, and the Lifetime Achievement Award. Award recipients will be honored at this year's 2nd Annual Awards Evening at the Embassy Suites in Loveland on Monday evening, October 21st. Please consider nominating a leader in your GT community. Click here for more information.
Along with these awards, CAGT in collaboration with the Colorado Academy of Educators for the Gifted, Talented and Creative, and the Gifted Education Regional Consultants (GERCs) will be awarding the first Jacquelin Medina Visionary Leadership Award. The award honors leadership action in schools, districts, and state level for the benefit of gifted students and their families. The award may be used to offset the cost of professional development growth, gifted education endorsement coursework, and gifted education institutes or conferences. For information about this new award please click on the following links:
Jacquelin Medina Visionary Leadership Award Nomination Form
Jacquelin Medina Visionary Leadership Award Applicant Form
Registration for Exhibitors and Sponsorship Opportunities
The 2019 Exhibitors and Sponsorship event is now open. CAGT greatly appreciates your participation at our conference each year and hope you will again join us for the 42nd Annual Conference - A Gifted State of Mind. Please consider vending with us again this year and taking advantage of our many sponsorship opportunities for more vending perks. For details to vend and sponsor please click here.
This professional event is co-sponsored with the Colorado Department of Education and will be held Tuesday morning, October 22, 2019. Leadership Forum is an extended session inviting leaders in education to engage in conversation on important issues facing gifted education. It is also time for district teams to gather for collegial discussion during the conference. We encourage administrators, coordinators, directors and GT leaders throughout the state to attend this informative and inspiring event. More information and registration will be available next summer.