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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 Tuesday, March 7th we were joined by Rebecca McKinney and Colleen Urlik as they shared their session Developing Diverse Talents: The Intersection of General Education and Gifted Education. They discussed that in order to build true equity, we must nurture potential and identify excellence to accelerate learning for all – a goal that should not be contingent on background, assessment performance, or zip code. This session shared how educators can utilize gifted strategies as Tier 1 instruction. 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 next CWC is one you will NOT want to miss!! On March 21st we are honored to be joined by Dr. Temple Grandin as she will share her presentation “Great Minds are Not All the Same”. This presentation will discuss different ways that people think. Object visualizers are often talented in mechanics, photography, art, design, and working with animals. Visual spatial mathematical thinkers are good at math, physics, computer science, and thinking in patterns. Verbal thinkers think in words. Scientific research on different kinds of thinking and the need for all kinds of minds is covered in her book Visual Thinking: The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns, and Abstractions.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.
- CDE (Colorado Department of Education)
- NAGC At Home
- Ian Byrd – Byrdseed
- Gifted Guru – Learning at Home
- Summit Center
- Enrichment at Home
- Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19
- World Health Organization – Helping Children Cope with Stress
- Strategies for Teaching Gifted Children at Home
- 5 Fun At-Home Activities for Gifted Kids
- Out of School Activities for a Gifted Learner
- Common Sense Media Resources for Families
- Renzulli Learning: Free for the remainder of the academic year 2019-20
- Davidson Institute Gifted Database and Resources
- OEDb.org: 48 Essential Links for the Parents of Gifted Children
- Teaching Kids at Home During Coronavirus
- 12 Museum Virtual Tours
- 13 Breathtaking Google Earth Virtual Tours You Must Explore
- Denver Museum of Nature and Science
- Denver Zoo – Zoo to You Virtual Safari
- Exquisite Minds
- Mensa for Kids
- National Inventors Hall of Fame
- Visit Our Parent Resource Page
- Visit Our Student Resource Page