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My Child is GT – Now What? Jennifer Solt Carol Swalley Thompson Gifted and Talented Department.

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2 My Child is GT – Now What? Jennifer Solt Carol Swalley Thompson Gifted and Talented Department

3 Initial Communication 0 You should receive a Parent Packet with general information and resources about Gifted Education in TSD 0 Contact information 0 Local and on-line resources 0 Advanced Learning Plans 0 Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented

4 More Resources 0 TSD Resource Library located in the Administration Building 0 Brown Bag lunches monthly 0 Local CAGT parent group 0 Enrichment opportunities 0 Wikispace 0 TSD Website

5 Services 0 Local control in Colorado: 0 Buildings decide when and what services they provide 0 District provides guidelines and resources 0 GT Staffing based on the number of identified students in a building 0 Elementary range from 33% to 100% 0 Middle School range from 50% to 100% 0 High Schools receive 50% 0 93% of students in TSD are identified in Reading and/or Math

6 Services by Level 0 Elementary: 0 Generally pull-out in reading and/or math 0 Middle School: 0 Staff work with classroom teachers on differentiation 0 Provide resources and training to school staff 0 Meet with groups of students to work on affective needs 0 High School: 0 Counselors help students with college and career planning, and affective needs 0 Advanced and honors classes

7 Advanced Learning Plans 0 Elementary students have one-year plans 0 Parents and students collaborate with teachers to create goals 0 Middle school students have three-year plans 0 Plans are revised and updated annually 0 Students help write goals with parent input 0 High school students have four-year plans 0 Plans are revised and updated annually 0 Students are expected to write their own goals based on their college and career plans

8 Special Programs 0 Loveland Integrated School for the Arts: 0 Garfield, Bill Reed, Mountain View 0 Core Knowledge: 0 Truscott, Bill Reed 0 International Baccalaureate: 0 Coyote Ridge, Lucile Erwin, Loveland HS 0 STEMS: 0 Ivy Stockwell, Berthoud HS 0 Advanced Placement: 0 BHS, TVHS, MVHS, LHS

9 Program Evaluation 0 CDE requires all GT programs in the state to perform an evaluation of their services at least every four years 0 TSD has a Gifted and Talented Advisory Council whose role is to help us perform this task 0 Meet once a month 0 Parents, Teachers, Administrators, and Community Members 0 This year will be focused on middle school programming

10 Gifted Education

11 Contact Us 0 Jennifer Solt, Parent Liaison and Enrichment Coordinator Carol Swalley, Program Coordinator


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