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Conversations with CAGT

CAGT is excited for Season 3 of our Conversations with CAGT! This season we will be streaming live on FaceBook the first and third Tuesdays at 5:00 pm MDT. You can also view any CWCs you missed from Seasons 1 and 2 on our Resource page under Conversations with CAGT.

Each 1st and 3rd Tuesday on the month at 5:00 pm MDT, we will live stream a 20 – 30 minute presentation, followed by a Q&A with a local or national expert on a topic current and relevant to our GT community. Please join us for these informational conversations!

On Nov. 15th, Conversations with CAGT’s  guest speaker Gail Post shared a wonderful session Gifted Parenting: The Essential Role of Self-Awareness.  This discussion explored the unique needs of parents of gifted children, with a focus on how achieving self-understanding improves parenting acumen as well as personal well-being. An overview of gifted parenting emotions, available research findings, and guidelines for increasing self-awareness was covered. If you missed this or any other session you can view them on our Resource page at www.coloradogifted.org.

This Tuesday, Dec. 5th our CWC speaker is Joanne Foster who will be sharing her session on procrastination (I know I would benefit from this CWC). Procrastination and Gifted Learners addresses avoidance behavior among gifted learners. Throughout this presentation  Dr. Foster shares information, resources, and practical tips to help parents support and encourage children and teens who procrastinate—empowering kids to understand and confront procrastination, and tap their strengths. She also shares reasons why bright and capable learners sometimes put things off, and she reveals how they can become more effortful, motivated, creative, confident, and productive. Dr. Foster discusses concerns, attitudes, influences, and opportunities for optimal growth while offering insights and reassurance alongside sensible strategies for everyday application to help kids engage in meaningful and varied experiences, thereby investing in their own learning and advancement. We hope to see you then or if you can’t make it live, you can subscribe to our YouTube Channel or visit our webpage at www.coloradogifted.org for all of our CWCs and other great resources.

The 2022 CAGT Art Contest was a HUGE success!  There were over 280 submissions that were narrowed to a field of 100 of the top entries. Attendees from Colorado, the nation and all over the world voted for their favorite from each division and the results are in! Click here to go to our Conference page and scroll down to see the top three in each division.

COVID-19 Update / Resources

During this difficult time of CDC and statewide precautions due to Covid-19 CAGT wants you to know that we are continuing our work advocating for the needs of our gifted children. Normal operations are still in place except for any in person activities. Plans for our fall conference have begun and we are following all legislative issues that may impact our GT students. We remain committed to supporting our community of gifted learners through this challenging time and to help families who must remain home throughout the rest of the school year. Below are some links from our national organization and other expert sources on how to support your gifted children’s needs at home.

The following is provided for your information and does not constitute a recommendation nor endorsement from CAGT. Adults are responsible for determining the appropriateness of any activity or website for their children.

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