CAGT Statement on Systemic Racism

CAGT is excited to announce our new
FaceBook Live – Conversations with CAGT

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!

Tuesday, May 4th, was Conversations with CAGT’s one year anniversary – and it was epic! We were honored to have a panel of legendary experts in the field of Gifted Education discuss the current state of gifted education, where it is headed in the future, and what critical steps must be taken to ensure each gifted child thrives. Linda Silverman, Jim Delisle, Dina Brulles and Gil Whiting shared their wealth of knowledge, experience, opinions and perspectives on these important topics and stimulated the most active chat we have ever experienced – it was fantastic!! If you missed this CWC you definitely want to set some time aside to view this anniversary edition, or if you just want to rewatch it, please check out our Resource page under Conversations with CAGT. If you missed any of our other “conversations” you can find them on our Resource page as well, or on CAGT’s FaceBook page or our YouTube channel. Enjoy!

This coming Tuesday, May 11th,  Conversations with CAGT is thrilled to have Dr. Donna Ford, an icon in our field, share her conversation Prove Them Wrong: Promoting Academic and Racial Pride in Black and Other Children/Students of Color. In this presentation, she will share her personal journey as a Black girl going up gifted and low income. Roadblocks and barriers by peers and educators are presented, along with recommendations for families of Black and other children of color. These academic and social-emotional recommendations and resources are relevant for educators to be equitable and culturally responsive. There is no place for racial and economic discrimination in education and its gifted and talented programs. Please join us as you won’t want to miss this special CWC coming Tuesday on our next FB Live at 5:00!

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.