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The 2019 CAGT Conference: A Gifted State of Mind is getting closer!
This year's CAGT Conference: A Gifted State of Mind is in Loveland again, October 20th - 22nd!
This professional conference offers over 80 presentations from experts in the field of gifted education and has an annual attendance of over 800 educators, administrators, parents and community members. Leaders in Action and all of the Leadership Awards are currently open and accepting applications and nominations. Registration for Conference is open and the Early Bird price is available until September 20th. Other events like Leadership Forum and Family Institute (formerly known as Parent Institute) are also open. If you are wanting to be a vendor or are intrested in sponsoring of any of our conference events, Exhibitors and Sponsorship opportunites are available on our webiste. 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 80 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, Dr. Susan Baum and Dr. Joy Lawson Davis are keynoting this year. For more information and to register please click here.
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 submit your nominations for an educator, administrator, parent, student, or community member who you feel is deserving of one of these awards or scholarships. Nominations and applications are available on our website. These individuals will be celebrated at our 2nd Annual Awards Night on Monday evening, October 21, 2019, so please join us to help honor these amazing individuals!
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 - EXTENDED DEADLINE!!
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. The new deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 4th. 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
This year's Leadership Forum Keynote is Dave Taylor, a digit storyteller and founder of Intuitive Stories. Dave Taylor has been involved with education and the digital world for decades. He is an entrepreneur, he's written 22 books, and has a Masters in Education. He will be presenting his Keynote "Modern Students: How To Compete with the Digital World".
Leadership Forum 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. For more information and registration click here.
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.