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Office of Gifted Education


Welcome to the gifted 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.

What's New

Depth & Complexity Framework 2.0: Building Educator Craftsmanship

This is the second iteration of Empowering Students to Think and Learn Using the Depth & Complexity Framework professional development project from the Office of Gifted Education.  The goal of this revised and condensed version is to increase participation, and support sustainability for those districts, BOCES and schools that are currently in the implementation cycle.  Updates and revisions to the content as well as the inclusion of an online platform are a result of input from educators who participated in version 1.0. Three professional development options will be offered in the 2018-19 school year. Visit our new Depth & Complexity 2.0 web page for more details about each option.  

Apply for Option 1 Pilot March 14 - April 13, 2018

Preregister for Option 2 March 14 - April 13, 2018


Gifted Education website updates: 

Our website has recently been updated with many additional resources.  Take a minute to visit our revised site!

  • Director's Corner
    • Helpful resources to guide implementation of the ECEA Elements for Gifted Programming

New 2e Level 1 and 2 Workshops

See workshop flyers and register now!


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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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