Gifted and Talented/Interventions

Gifted and Talented 

Welcome to LPE's Gifted and Talented page. Here, you will find GT announcements and resources useful for parents and teachers. We will update this page with announcements, resources, and information throughout the year, so please bookmark it! Feel free to contact Legacy Point's GT Facilitator, Amy Corr if you have specific questions or resources to share. Contact information is at the bottom of this section.

Within any DCSD there are many ways to serve gifted and talented students. At Legacy Point, our belief is that students are better served through integration with like peers using a cluster model approach. Research shows this model to be most effective in meeting the needs of students. Our GT Facilitator collaborates with classroom teachers to extend the content for identified gifted learners as well as meeting with students to enrich their classroom opportunities.

A little about Mrs. Corr--I have a passion for teaching gifted learners, and am the parent of a gifted learner as well. I have experience teaching GT cluster classes at the elementary level, as well as teaching Discovery English Language Arts classes at the middle school level. I am so excited to get to spend time with your students teaching them critical thinking skills, how to ask questions, and how to tap into their interests in a way that excites them!

Announcements:
Parents will be receiving information about ALP development for the 20-21 school year in the next few weeks. ALP’s will be complete no later than September 30, 2020
Contact Information: If you have any questions regarding LPE's Gifted and Talented programming, testing, and/or referral process, please reach out to Amy Corr, GT Facilitator. amy.corr@dcsdk12.org
303.387.8732


Gifted & Talented Resources and Informational Links

DCSD Gifted
- Douglas County School District website
CAGT - Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented
NAGC - National Association for Gifted Children
DCAGT - Douglas County Association for Gifted and Talented
SENG - Supporting Emotional Needs of the the Gifted
CDE - Gifted - Colorado Department of Education (Office of Gifted Education)
Byrdseed - Ian Byrd's Blog focusing on lessons that get kids' brains sweating!
Hoagie's Gifted Education Page - I like this one for the reading lists
Cluster Model Benefits
CDE Cluster Grouping  Information Link

 


Gifted and Talented Universal Screening and Referral Process


Universal Screening 

Douglas County School Districts, through a "universal screening" process, give The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT.) The CogAT is a multiple-choice, K-12 assessment that measures reasoning skills with different types of verbal, quantitive, and nonverbal questions. This assessment is given over a period of multiple days, with no more than two testing sessions a day.
Students in 5th grade will take the CogAT in November, and 2nd graders will take it in February, 2021. More information regarding exact dates and classroom schedules are forthcoming.
If your student(s) would like to take the CogAT in a language other than English, please notify Amy Corr.
Gifted Identification Referral Testing  

If your child is in a grade other than 2nd/5th, and you believe he/she/they needs evaluation for Gifted Identification and Services, and you have not done so already, please initiate the Gifted Identification Referral Process by completing the referral form linked HERE

Spanish Version: HERE


NOTE:  Completing this referral form WILL NOT initiate the CogAT assessment. 


Upon receipt of this form the Gifted Education Facilitator will be connect with you to discuss next steps in the process.


GIFTED CHILDREN'S BILL OF RIGHTS:


You have a right to:
Project RAP: Cluster Grouping Component - ppt download

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