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, Jill Beyer 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.

Contact Information: If you have any questions regarding LPE's Gifted and Talented programming, testing, and/or referral process, please reach out to Jill Beyer at [email protected]
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
DCSD Gifted Education News - October Newsletter
CDE Cluster Grouping  Information Link

 


Gifted and Talented Universal Screening and Referral Process


Dear Parents/Guardians,


DCSD is committed to implementing equitable practices to increase access to advanced/gifted learning opportunities. Based on state and national recommendations and requirements, we implement Universal Screening for students in 2nd grade (February).

 

2nd Grade Universal Screen

As part of this process, ALL students in 2nd grade not identified for gifted programming will take the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) the week of February 6-10. This assessment indicates the level and pattern of cognitive development of a student in comparison to grade and age mates.  These general reasoning abilities, which start developing at birth and continue through early adulthood, are influenced by experiences gained both in and out of school.  


If your child is already identified for gifted programming, they will not participate in this universal screen testing. Your Gifted Education Facilitator will contact you directly with information about this process. 

Kindergarten/ 1st Grade Gifted Identification Referral Testing 

  • If your child is in K or 1st  grade and you believe he/she needs evaluation for Gifted Identification and Services, you may refer your child for testing by initiating the Gifted Identification Process.  

  • NOTE:  Requesting this assessment automatically initiates the process to evaluate for Gifted Identification. 

 

Spanish: Estimados Padres/Tutores,


DCSD está comprometido a implementar prácticas equitativas para aumentar el acceso a oportunidades de aprendizaje avanzado/para estudiantes dotados. Con base en las recomendaciones y requisitos estatales y nacionales, implementamos la Prueba de detección universal para los estudiantes de segundo grado (febrero).


Pantalla Universal de 2do Grado

Como parte de este proceso, TODOS los estudiantes de 2do grado no identificados para programación para superdotados tomarán la Prueba de Habilidades Cognitivas (CogAT) la semana de February 6-10..  


Esta evaluación indica el nivel y patrón de desarrollo cognitivo de un estudiante en comparación con sus compañeros de grado y edad. Estas habilidades de razonamiento general, que comienzan a desarrollarse al nacer y continúan hasta la edad adulta temprana, están influenciadas por las experiencias adquiridas tanto dentro como fuera de la escuela.   


Si su hijo ya está identificado para la programación para superdotados, no participará en esta prueba de pantalla universal. Su Facilitador de Educación para Dotados se comunicará con usted directamente con información sobre este proceso.


Prueba de referencia para la identificación de estudiantes dotados de Jardín de Infantes/Primer Grado 

  • Si su hijo está en el Jardín de Infantes o 1er grado y cree que necesita una evaluación para la identificación y los servicios de dotados, puede recomendar a su hijo para que se realice la prueba iniciando el proceso de identificación de dotados.  

  • NOTA:  Solicitar esta evaluación inicia automáticamente el proceso de evaluación para la identificación de dotados. 

  • Solicite la prueba CogAT para su hijo completando la Recomendación para identificación de superdotados vinculada https://www.legacypointelementary.org/our_school/resources#:~:text=Gifted%20and%20Talented%20Universal%20Screening%20and%20Referral%20Process.

  • Al recibir este formulario, el Facilitador de Educación para Dotados se comunicará con usted para discutir los próximos pasos en el proceso de identificación de dotados.








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Project RAP: Cluster Grouping Component - ppt download

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