Important Legislative Day Updates:
After waiting and hoping for many weeks, we are so sorry to let you know that Senior Day is cancelled. Unfortunately, even though the Capitol building is open to visitors, we found out yesterday that they will not allow anyone on the House and Senate floors so shadowing opportunities for students cannot take place. After many hard conversations, our Legislative Committee and Executive Board decided that this takes the main purpose of CAGT’s Legislative Day, being that our students shadow legislators, out of the equation and therefore the decision was made to cancel our event this year.
Again, we are so sorry, but appreciate your interest in our Legislative Day over these past crazy Covid years and hope you will join us in 2023 as we plan to be back to our usual in-person Legislative Day event. See you then!
Conversations with CAGT
CAGT is excited for Season 2 of our Conversations with CAGT!
FaceBook Live Tuesday evenings at 5:00
Each Tuesday 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!
This past Tuesday, May 10th, Heather Baskin from our western slope, presented Tiered Support for HS ALPs. Heather’s district D51 started a tiered model of support for HS ALPs in the Fall of 2020. She shared how that was set up, communicated, rolled out, and adjusted. This session helped us to understand their process and can be approached by students, parents, and any school staff. If you missed this informative session please take time to check it out and share it with your friends and colleagues. For any other Conversations with CAGT make sure to check them out by clicking right here.
This coming Tuesday, May 17th, CAGT is truly honored to have Dr. Rosemary Cathcart from New Zealand, share with us her research and perspective on giftedness with her presentation: Is Giftedness “Down-Under” Actually “Giftedness Right-Way-Up”?. Gifted education is yet again under attack, this time from people who assert it’s ethnically biassed, pointing to the under-representation of black and other non-white racial groups. That’s bound to happen when your definition of giftedness is embedded in white cultural norms and has a narrow focus on giftedness as measurable success. But is there a wiser way? Down in Aotearoa, New Zealand, they think there is. Come join us for this incredibly insightful conversation with Dr. Cathcart live from New Zealand! We will see you live at 5:00 for this Conversations with CAGT on our Facebook page. 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 2021 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.