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  • Beyond Giftedness Parent Mini-Conference Opportunity

    We are pleased to offer FREE bus transportation to the Beyond Giftedness Conference at the at the Arvada Center for the Arts in Arvada, CO.  A bus will pick up attendees around 6:15am and will return around 5:15pm on Friday, February 28, 2020 at the following locations: West Elementary, Roy J Wasson Academic Campus, Mitchell HS, and Fremont Elementary. The conference includes parent sessions, lunch, and a keynote address by Dr. Andi McNair. Available seats are on a first come-first served basis.

    Each person wanting to reserve a seat on the bus must complete a registration using this link: http://bit.ly/2020BeyondGiftPARENT  

    The Gifted & Talented Office will contact all registrants notifying them whether or not they have a seat. Please call the GT Office (719)-520-2464 if you have additional questions.

    Conference information can be found by visiting: http://ourgifted.com/

    Beyond Giftedness Parent Conference Registration Invitation

    Beyond Giftedness Conference Flyer

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  • GT Advisory Committee Meetings (GTAC)

    Committee Members

    • D11 GT would like to have a wide representation of parents, students, teachers, administrators, and community members for this committee.

     Meeting Dates for 2019-2020

    • Tuesday, October 8, 2019  Agenda
    • Tuesday, December 3, 2019  Agenda
    • Tuesday, February 4, 2020
    • Tuesday, April 7, 2020

    All meetings are from 4:30-5:30pm at the Tesla Professional Development Center located at 2560 International Circle, 80910. (This is NOT at the Wasson campus!)

    If you are interested in participating on this committee and are able to attend all of the meetings, please contact your child’s Gifted Resource Teacher, call the District Gifted & Talented office at 719-520-2464, or send an email to Kristin.Balsick@D11.org  or Barbara.Dunker@D11.org


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  • The Cognitive Abilities Test, (CogAT-7), will be administered online to all second grade students in District 11 during the months of October and November.

    The CogAT measures general reasoning abilities in three domains: verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal. The universal screening process, facilitated by Educational and Data Support Services and the Gifted and Talented Department, allows for all 2nd grade students to participate in a cognitive assessment where individual results can help recognize exceptional ability and/or gifted potential. The scores, reported in national percentiles by age using the most current norms, provide a cognitive snapshot helping parents and school staff better understand individual learners. Teachers and administrators will have access to student scores in December.  Individual student score reports will be mailed to the parent/guardian address on file. Students who complete all three sections of the assessment will receive a score profile. A brief description of the child’s learned reasoning abilities can be found when entering the profile on the following website: https://www.riversideinsights.com/apps/cogat 

    Parents/Guardians should contact the Gifted & Talented Resource Teacher or Principal at their child’s school to opt the child out and not have them take the Cognitive Abilities Test. 

    Click here to download the CogAT 2nd Grade Universal Assessment Notification for Parents/Guardians

    Descargue la carta de notificación para padres para la evaluación de habilidades cognitivas de segundo grado 2019.


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