August 15, 2014

After thoughtful consideration and support from CAGT, the state gifted organization, the Executive Board of Boulder Valley Gifted and Talented has decided to place BVGT and its Board Membership on “inactive” status. As such, BVGT will not be holding any sponsored activities for the 2014-2015 school year. Our goal is to let the organization pause, regroup and reemerge prepared to support BVGT’s mission in the most effective way possible in the long term. Future updates about BVGT, hopefully to resume activity later in 2015, will be posted here and on our Facebook page.

We sincerely appreciate the incredible outpouring of support and volunteerism that so many people have shown in the eight years since we started BVGT in 2007 with our mission to educate our community, support families, and advocate for the needs of gifted and talented children. Thank you!

Until we return, keep supporting gifted education and gifted children.

What We Did During The 2013-14 School Year

April, 2014 — “The Search for Meaning” presented by Jim Webb PH.D, ABPP-CL. The topic was Webb’s latest book “Searching for Meaning: Idealism, Bright Minds, Disillusionment, and Hope”. You can see the slides from his presentation, including 13 Healthy Coping Styles for gifted individuals who are “Searching For Meaning”.

March, 2014 — “Sanctuary for the Gifted Child”, session three: “Relationships and the Gifted Empathic Child” with Catherine Zakoian, MA, LPC.

March, 2014 — “Friends for Life”, how gifted children make and keep friends and the difficulties associated, presented by Annette Sheely, MA. See the slides from “Friends For Life” here.

January, 2014 — “Sanctuary for the Gifted Child”, session two: “”The Gifted Child in the Contemporary World”” with Catherine Zakoian, MA, LPC.

December — “Sanctuary for the Gifted Child”, session one: “The Empathic Gifted Child” with Catherine Zakoian, MA, LPC.

November, 2014 — “What Gifted Kids Want You To Know: Understanding Your Gifted Child From The Inside Out” presented by BVGT board member and nationally recognized, licensed psychologist Dr. Patty Gatto Walden.

October, 2014 — “Resilient, Calm and Deeply Engaged: 27 Strategies to Promote Optimal Well-Being in Our Brilliant, Intense, and Asynchronous Kids” presented by P. Susan Jackson, MA, RCC. See the slides of Susan Jackson’s presentation here. Also, the Second Annual BVGT Honored Educators Awards were presented prior to Susan Jackson’s talk.

See what you missed – our events and speakers from the 2011-12 school year and from the 2012-13 school year.

BVGT has hosted many excellent events and speakers over the past four years, including Temple Grandin, Jim Delisle, Congressman Jared Polis, Linda Silverman and Jonathan Mooney.  See past speakers.


Boulder Valley Teachers Earn Credit By Attending BVGT Events

BVSD educators may receive CDE credit for attending BVGT events and presentations. Educators must register ahead of time in AVATAR and sign in at the event. All courses begin with TAG, followed by the course title (for example, “TAG-Surging Ahead or Falling Behind.”) Questions? Email the BVSD Office of Advanced Academic Services.