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Office of Gifted Education

Overview

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.

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.

What's New

2019 - 2020 Gifted Education Calendar has been updated. Fall director's meeting has been changed to September 10 - 11, 2019.

2019 - 2020 Online Module Schedule is posted on the Professional Development page. Fall registration will begin August 1, 2019.

2018-2019 G.E.T.T. sessions:

3 Presentations on Elementary ALPs GETT April 11, 2019

Video: Elementary Advanced Learning Plans Prototypes Part 1

Video: Elementary Advanced Learning Plans Prototypes Part 2

Adapting Instruction for All Students: Getting the most out of your CogAT Scores: Thursday December 11, 2018 (You Tube recording)

 

Find it Now

 

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

 

 

 

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Contact Us

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