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 Did you miss Jenny Hecht or want to see her slides? Check them out here.

2e: Twice-Exceptional Film Viewing and Panel Discussion

A viewing of Thomas Ropelewski’s groundbreaking and award-winning documentary 2e: Twice Exceptional (54 minutes) will be followed by audience Q & A with panelists including special education experts, educators, parents and students. Come learn more about the challenges and successes of this unique type of gifted learner. Find out how teachers and parents can engage these students’ curiosities and help them build meaningful and successful social and academic connections.

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Thursday, February 23rd – Gifted 101 For Educators

Please join BVSD and BVGT for an overview of characteristics of gifted students and discussion of TAG programming and social-emotional needs. Open forum for questions. Taught collaboratively by BVGT and BVSD.

Thursday, February 23
4:30 to 6:00 pm
Boulder Valley School District Education Center, Davidson Mesa
6500 Arapahoe, Boulder, Colorado 80303

Wednesday, Feb. 15: Ian Byrd, “Creating 21st Century Innovators”

21st-century technologies have opened up new paths for success. Gifted students’ curiosity and intense interests make them uniquely suited to blaze these new trails. At the same time, gifted characteristics such as perfectionism and impostor syndrome can hold them back. We will discuss how parents and teachers can support students, empowering them to become tomorrow’s innovators.

Ian Byrd is a nationally recognized presenter and blogger on teaching and reaching gifted students. He’s the founder of the blog/website Byrdseed, an online resource for understanding gifted learners.

Wednesday, January 25th – Jenny Hecht, “I am Because We Are: Cultivating Personal and Social Competencies”

Presentation Slides

Collaboration with the Parent Engagement Network (PEN) on PEN’s Stress and Anxiety Symposium—“Rethink + Reset + Refresh”. BVGT board member Jenny Hecht, licensed clinical social worker with expertise in giftedness, is working to provide presentations on distress tolerance and giftedness and stress.

Jenny Hecht is a local Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in the area of gifted children, among other areas. From Jenny’s website: “I have a passion for supporting the specific social-emotional needs of gifted individuals, particularly the existential dilemma so many face beginning at a very young age. My work with gifted individuals has extended to consultation and support for educational professionals who work with this population.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 – Brian Housand 

Check out Brian Housand’s talk on video on the BVGT video page. You can download his presentation slides too.

brianhousandflyerfinal“Today’s Technology and Gifted Students: What Parents Need to Know” by Brian Housand, Author and Associate Professor at East Carolina University.

Please Note: This event will be recorded for those who cannot attend due to Yom Kippur.

A special thanks to Mackintosh Academy for hosting this BVGT event.

October 10th & 11th:  CAGT Annual Conference

Register for the 39th Annual CAGT Conference,  at the Embassy Suites in Loveland.

October 10th – CAGT Parent Institute

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Membership has its benefits: BVGT is offering five scholarships for members to attend the October 10th Parent Institute at the CAGT Conference. If you are a member, and interested in attending, please email Membership@BVGT.org.

Thursday, September 21 – Gifted 101 For Educators

Please join BVSD and BVGT for an overview of characteristics of gifted students and discussion of TAG programming and social emotional needs. Open forum for questions. Taught collaboratively by BVGT and BVSD.

Thursday, September 22
4:30 to 6:00 pm
Boulder Valley School District Education Center, Flagstaff Room
6500 Arapahoe, Boulder, Colorado 80303
Contact time is 1.50 hours. This is a free event.
BVSD and independent school educators can register via: MyPassport
Go to courses, Search Course # 16322

Sunday, September 25 – Dr. James T. Webb  11 Key Issues of Giftedness At Home and At School

Download the Slide Presentation here.

Gifted kids are all different in their own unique ways. However, Dr. James Webb has identified eleven key issues that are common across the gifted population. In this presentation, you will learn how range of ability, asynchronous development, over-excitabilities and thinking styles can change the trajectory of your child’s daily life at home and at school. Find out how parents and educators can identify challenge areas and become equipped to deal with them. Stay for a book signing with Dr. Webb immediately following the lecture!

Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 6:30 PM

Location: Manhattan School of Arts and Academics, Boulder

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 Looking for the Dr. James T. Webb Slide Presentation? Download it here.

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