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Office of Gifted and Talented Education

 

Welcome to the gifted and talented education section of the CDE website. We hope that at this site, you will find answers to many of your questions and the support you need for working with highly-able students. The Office of Gifted Education is one of three offices under the Exceptional Student Services Unit (along with the Office of Special Education and the Office of Facility Schools).

Vision

All Gifted students will accomplish challenging post-secondary work/force goals and become productive, creative citizens capable of succeeding in their area of strength.

Mission

Ensure gifted student growth and achievement through systems of support, programming and advocacy.

About Gifted and Talented Education

"Gifted and talented children" means those persons between the ages of five and twenty-one whose abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishment are so exceptional or developmentally advanced that they require special provisions to meet their educational programming needs. Children under five who are gifted may also be provided with early childhood special educational services.

Gifted students include gifted students with disabilities (i.e. twice-exceptional) and students with exceptional abilities or potential from all socio-economic and ethnic, cultural populations. Gifted students are capable of high performance, exceptional production, or exceptional learning behavior by virtue of any or a combination of these areas of giftedness:

  • General or specific intellectual ability.
  • Specific academic aptitude.
  • Creative or productive thinking.

  • Leadership abilities.
  • Visual arts, performing arts, musical or psychomotor abilities.

What's New

Gifted Education Listserv

Colo-GT provides local, regional, state and national information and discussion for Colorado educators and other interested persons concerning gifted and talented student education, and is sponsored by CDE. If your email address has changed please contact Tara Rolfe, rolfe_t@cde.state.co.us to update.

Regional News 2014-2015

Coming soon

Gifted Education Directors' Meeting Documents - September 18 and 19, 2014

Lighthouse Projects - September 2014

Lighthouse projects are examples of excellent program ideas from Administrative Units across the state. Several projects are recognized each year. The projects posted are this year's honorees.

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Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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