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).
All Gifted students will accomplish challenging post-secondary work/force goals and become productive, creative citizens capable of succeeding in their area of strength.
Ensure gifted student growth and achievement through systems of support, programming and advocacy.
"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.
Gifted Education Directors' Meeting Registration
September 18 & 19, 2014
Doubletree by Hilton
550 Village Road
Breckenridge, CO 80424
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.
Gifted Education Directors' Meeting Documents ~ September 2014
- Gifted Education Highlights
- Implementation Matrices_UIP&ALP
- Gifted UIP Addendum 14-15
- UIP Addendum Guidance
- Template Target & Monitoring
- Template Action Plan & Targets
- Fact Sheet Early Access
- Fact Sheet Early Access Count
What's New & Timely
- Twice-Exceptional Trainings 2014-2015
- Gifted Education Tuesdays (G.E.T.)
Spend some of your Tuesday each month with fellow colleagues from around the state to focus on topics of importance to Gifted Education. Sessions will vary and include office times with State Director, Jacquelin Medina, who will be exploring questions around the UIP Program Addendum.
- Handouts from Trainings
- Courage to Risk, February 2014
- Gifted Education Directors' Meeting, April 2014
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, email@example.com to update.
Regional News 2014-2015 (upcoming)