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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!

This past Tuesday Norma Hafenstein, from the University of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education, along with Ryan McClintock and Meryl Faulkner, two EdD alumni who specialized in gifted education, were our Conversations with CAGT guests. Their presentation: Supporting Gifted Students: Voices of Gifted Education Leaders discussed issues like what challenges occur when educators are not trained in gifted education; what are some of the main issues we are currently facing in the field; advice for families regarding gifted children and more. It is a must see! If you missed this CWC or 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, on our CAGT’s FaceBook page or on our YouTube channel. Enjoy!

Our next “conversation” will be on Jan. 26th with Joel McIntosh, founder of Prufrock Press, and Todd Kettler, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology in the School of Education at Baylor University. Their discussion, Toward Equity in Gifted Education Using Behavior Rating Scales, explores the use of observable student performance as a vehicle for finding our most talented learners, regardless of their background. Joel and Todd will discuss how behavior rating scales offer  a time-tested strategy to find students who demonstrate talent in one or more domains. They believe these scales are beneficial in finding students with promising talent who are often overlooked by other methods.  Please join us this upcoming Tuesday for 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.