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Conversations with CAGT

Our 2023-2024 Season 4 of our Conversations with CAGT is in full swing! This season our CWCs are 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, 2, and 3 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!

Our recent CWC guest on February 6th, was Julia Rutkovsky who presented, The Intersection of Queerness and Giftedness. Julia discussed the intersection of Queerness and giftedness, how gifted people experience their gender and sexuality, and the ways we can use this knowledge to better serve Queer and gifted people as clinicians, educators, parents, and community members. If you missed this informative session you can find it on the Resource page, or access it on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

Our next CWC guest on February 20th is Julie Catherine Zakoian, who will present, Feeling the Pain of the World: Understanding and Supporting Gifted Empathic Nature. With high cognitive capacity also comes keen perceptivity and sensitivity. These capacities combined with a desire to help others can create empathic challenge for gifted and twice exceptional children, teens, and adults. Layer in collective disharmony, conflict, or pain, and empathic challenge can escalate in more concerning ways, impacting well-being. Join this CWC with Catherine Zakioan, to learn about gifted empathic capacity, and ways to support empathic young people, and your own empathic nature. She will also discuss a path to begin to develop empathic capacity from burden to ally. It is helpful to note: gifted children, teens, and adults, who do not appear empathic, are often the most empathic among us, and this session will address this difficult and hard to see dynamic as well. Please join us live at 5:00 on our Facebook page to hear her session and join the Q&A with Catherine Zakoian.

If you missed this CWC, it is totally worth watching or any other session you may have missed you can view them on our Resource page at www.coloradogifted.org.

Our third season of Conversations with CAGT is finished. We hope you subscribe to our YouTube Channel or visit our webpage at www.coloradogifted.org for all of our CWCs and other great resources.

The 2023 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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