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. This office administers the state’s Exceptional Children’s Act (ECEA) for students with exceptional academic potential and abilities. It provides guidance for identification, programming, and accountability for administrative units delivering local gifted programs. A regional (10) system of support and service delivers professional development, technical assistance, and peer collaboration throughout Colorado. Partnerships with gifted education staff, families, organizations, and a State Advisory Committee contribute to implementation design and continued improvements in gifted education.
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.
G.E.T.-Gifted Education on Tuesdays and Thursdays (webinars)
For more information and to register, go to the Gifted Education Professional Development page.
CASE Convention Presentation: The Key to Successful Gifted Education: Administrators!
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Presentation PowerPoint as PDF
New Gifted and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Online Module
This course is designed to introduce educators to the unique characteristics and needs of gifted students from culturally and linguistically diverse populations. In addition, they will investigate teaching strategies used to develop talent, multiple pathways to gifted identification and best practices for increasing cultural competence within schools and systems.
New 2e Level 1 and 2 Workshops
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- ALP Resources
- CGER Handbook
- Data Management System
- Depth and Complexity Resources
- Directors' Meeting
- Gifted Identification
- Talent Identification Toolkit
- Universal Screening/Qualified Personnel Grant Funding
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