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What we’ve done this school year…
August 23, 2012 — Surging Ahead Or Falling Behind: The State Of Education Nationally and Locally, with Colorado’s U.S. Congressman (2nd District, from Boulder) Jared Polis and BVSD Superintendent Dr. Bruce Messinger.
October 4, 2012 — When Being Smart Isn’t Enough: The Role Executive Function Skills Play in the Development of Organization and Study Skills. Strategies to improve organization and study skills with Shelley Karpel, a licensed Clinical Social Worker working with students and families as an Executive Function Skills Coach and Interventionist, a Counselor and Case Manager; and Bonnie Leaf, a Special Education Teacher and Service Coordinator at both the elementary and secondary school levels. A discussion of 11 executive functions and how they impact well-being and performance in school and at home. See more photos on our Facebook page.
November 14, 2012 — Tribute to Annemarie Roeper. Luminaries from the national gifted community came to Boulder to honor the matriarch of gifted education who passed away this year at age 93. Annemarie Roeper was a consistent voice for the individual soul of each child, co-founder of The Roeper School, a consultant on the development of TV’s Sesame Street, and recipient of NAGC’s President’s Award for a lifetime of distinguished service to gifted education.
A panel of distinguished guests spoke about Roeper and her philosophies on gifted. Pictured L to R are Stephanie Tolan, Anne Beneventi, Jim Delisle, Barbara Mitchell Hutton, Ellen Fiedler, Michele Kane, Linda Silverman, and Patty Gatto-Walden. Our BVGT event was held at Mackintosh Academy. Thanks to Mackintosh Head Of School Eric Robertson, and Director Of Admissions and Outreach Kate Bachtel for providing the ideal setting.
February 6, 2013 — Eating Disorders and Giftedness, with experts Dr. Jennifer Hagman (board certified in both Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and General Psychiatry) and Dr. Mindy Solomon (Clinical Program Director for the Eating Disorders Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado). A very interested audience at Monarch High School hung on every word as Kaelen Williams described what it was like to be gifted and suffer, then recover, from an eating disorder.
March 7, 2013 — Perfectionism in Gifted Children, with Dr. Thomas Greenspon, licensed psychologist, author and past co-president of the Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented. We found out what perfectionism is, where it comes from, and how to encourage excellence without seeming to require perfection. Watch this BVGT presentation on perfectionism in it’s entirety.
April 9, 2013 — Taming the Worry Monster: Anxiety In Gifted Children, with Dr. Dan Peters. Gifted learners are often vulnerable to, and impacted by, anxiety, worrying, obsessing, perfectionism, and social and generalized anxiety. Over 300 people heard practical and effective techniques for managing and overcoming anxiety. Watch this BVGT presentation on perfectionism in it’s entirety.
Join Us For One Of Our Events This School Year – It’s Free! And Very Educational.
See what you missed – our events and speakers from the 2011-12 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. firstname.lastname@example.org