CAGT is Hosting NAGC’s 68th Annual Convention!

This year CAGT is honored to be hosting NAGC’s 68th Annual Convention to be held at the Gaylord of the Rockies, November 11th-14th! For more information and to registration, please click below.

CAGT’s annual conference will return in 2022 at the Embassy Suites in Loveland, October 16-18th. Save the date and we can’t wait to see there!

To see the 2020 Art Contest winners, their art work and every art submission, as well as the list of the 2020 CAGT Leadership Awards recipients please scroll down the page.


Family Institute

Family Institute 2020 is now closed!

This year NAGC is having their annual conference here in Denver at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center. We will be working with NAGC to see what their plans are for a Family Day at the convention. At the moment we don’t have any information as to the format or whether they are planning to have an event for parents and/or families so please check back with us for more updates in the next few weeks. Stay tuned!

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Exhibitors and Sponsorships

Exhibitors – CAGT will not be having their annual conference in 2021 as we will be hosting the National Association for Gifted Children’s annual convention here is Colorado at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center. If you would you like to be an exhibitor at the NAGC convention please contact them directly. We would love to have you exhibit at our 2022 conference at the Embassy Suites in Loveland. See you then!

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Call for Proposals is Closed

If you submitted a proposal you should be receiving an email as to the selection decision by July 18th. Please consider sharing your knowledge and expertise about our gifted children and their unique needs at our 2022 conference October 16th-18th, 2022. Our professional conference offers over 80 presentations from experts in the field of gifted education and has an annual attendance of over 800 educators, administrators, parents and community members.

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CAGT Scholarship Applications are Now Open

This year CAGT is hosting the NAGC annual convention, but even though we are not putting on our own conference we are still offering our CAGT Scholarships for recipients to attend the national convention – how exciting!! Speaking of exciting, CAGT is not only offering our Colorado Scholarship for Diverse Talent Development (Colorado Scholars) and the Leaders in Action scholarship, but we have added two new scholarships – Teachers of Color and Mental Health Support. All four scholarships were created for educators and administrators interested in learning how to better their pedagogy to support the needs of gifted students and programming at their schools.

Please click on the link below to get more information to see if you are a qualified applicant for one of these scholarship opportunities and to apply.

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Youth Impact Award is Now Closed

Please join us at our 2020 CAGT Virtual Conference to see the incredible students who have been selected for these awards. The Youth Impact Award is designed to recognize children ages 7-18, who have made a positive, meaningful, and beneficial impact on others in their classroom, school and/or community. Four children from the state of Colorado will be named CAGT Youth Impact Award Students: one student for the Junior Division (ages 7-9), one student for the Senior Division (ages 10-12), and two students for the Masters Division (ages 13-18).  All four students who are selected will receive a CAGT Certificate of Excellence and a cash reward.

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2020 Leadership Award Nominations is Now Closed

Each year individuals are honored for their outstanding achievements and contributions in our gifted community throughout Colorado. Leadership Awards are presented in the following categories: George T. Betts Inspiration Award, Jacquelin Medina Visionary Leadership Award, Parent of the Year, Educator of the Year, Administrator of the Year, Special Advocate of the Year, and the Lifetime Achievement Award each year at our CAGT annual conference. If you would like to nominate someone for their extraordinary efforts in the field of gifted education we will be accepting nominations for the 2022 conference in the spring of 2022.


The 2020 CAGT Leadership and Youth Impact Award Winners!

Leadership Award Winners

George T. Betts Inspirational Award:
Jane Goff (Denver)

Jacquelin Medina Visionary Leadership Award:
Heather Baskin (Grand Junction)

Lifetime Achievement:
Leanne Cook (Elizabeth, CO)

Special Advocate:
Lisa Webster (Breckenridge)

Special Appreciation:
Anne Dunlevie (Eagle)

Educator of the Year:
Deb Darnell (Boulder)
Sharon Muench (Littleton)

Parent of the Year:
Wendy Allsbrook Javier (Durango)

Youth Impact Award Winners

Junior Division
Kapil and Sunand Bhandaram
Cottonwood Creek Elementary, Englewood

Senior Division
Charlotte Pankratz
Webber Middle School, Fort Collins

Masters Division:
Delaney McNally
Loveland High School, Loveland

Jake Sheykhet
Grandview High School, Aurora

CAGT’s 2nd Annual Art Contest Winners!

CAGT would like to congratulate our 2020 Art Contest Winners

Elementary Division


1st Place – Lucy Ratkiewicz
Grade 5
Pennock Elementary School
District 27J, Brighton


2nd Place – Danny Henes
Grade 2
Academy for Advanced and Creative Learning
District 11, Colorado Springs


3rd Place – Isaac Wondel
Grade 2
Devinny Elementary
Jeffco, Lakewood


Middle School Division


1st Place – Koleton Pfaff
Grade 7
Ranchview Middle School
Douglas County School District, Littleton


2nd Place – Delia Bong
Grade 7
Escalante Middle School
Durango 9R, Durango


3rd Place – Kyra Aparicio Acevedo
Grade 8
Rocky Top Middle School
Adams 12, Thornton


High School Division


1st Place – Ashlin Leo
Grade 11
Rampart High School
District 20, Colorado Springs


2nd Place – Karol Quiroz
Grade 10
Greeley Central High School
Greeley Weld 6, Greeley


3rd Place – Santiago Benetiz-Fernandez
Grade 9
Boulder High School
Boulder Valley School District, Boulder


Congratulations to all of our winners and every student who submitted their interpretation of our conference theme this year – Through Their Eyes: A Wider Lens of Gifted The artwork was remarkable and we hope to see even more incredible entries at our next conference!

Here is a peek at all of the artwork, but remember voting is closed.
Elementary Division
Middle School Division
High School Division