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Upcoming BVGT Play Dates

  • Saturday 7/30 at 9:30 am: CU Museum of Natural History (Boulder); more details here.
  • Thursday 8/4 at 2:00 pm: The Collective (Community Arts Center) in Lafayette; more details here.
  • Tuesday 8/9 at 6:30 pm: Arapahoe Ridge Park (Boulder), featuring an “Ask Anything!” session with Catherine Zakoian, MA, LPC, NCC, a national board certified and licensed professional counselor who specializes in gifted and twice-exceptional children and adolescents.   More details here.
  • Saturday 8/20 at 9:30 am: Junkyard Social Club (Boulder), which has reduced its admission fees for our group to $5 per child (and free for adults); BVGT will cover the cost for the first 20 children who arrive.  More details here.

BVGT Summer Play Dates!

Are you interested in connecting with other families with gifted students? BVGT will be hosting ten free playdates this summer for students of all ages (and their grown-ups), with opportunities to play board games, build with Legos, share favorite books, do arts and crafts, and more! BVGT playdates will take place at libraries, parks, and other places around the district. Mark your calendars with the below dates and visit or our Facebook page for more details and locations. Questions? Suggestions? Want to help plan and/or run a playdate? Contact Sarah at [email protected].

Tuesdays at 6:30 pm: 6/7, 6/28, 7/19, 8/9

Thursdays at 2:00 pm: 6/23, 7/14, 8/4

Saturdays at 9:30 am: 6/18, 7/9, 7/30

BVGT Insight, Spring 2022

The latest edition of our newsletter, BVGT Insight, is now available: BVGT Insight 2022 Spring. It will tell you about upcoming events (BVGT play dates) and give you some previews of fall events. It has links to online articles and resources and it has book reviews from Jocelyn.

Previous Events

A Follow-Up Discussion of “Dads: What to Do with Your Child’s Challenging Behaviors”

FREE Live Virtual Discussion Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

You’re invited to a live, interactive follow-up discussion to our December screening of Bright & Quirky Summit’s popular session. Click here to rewatch the session video by Dr. Stephen W. Porges & Dr. Mona Delahooke. Then, join our community of families and educators in sharing advice with one another about how it’s going, what’s working or not working, and what you can continue to do in dealing with your gifted child’s meltdowns, refusals, and other challenging behaviors.

Google Meet joining info
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 617-675-4444‬
PIN: ‪118 073 869 5031‬#
More phone numbers:

BVGT Insight, Winter 2022

The latest edition of our newsletter, BVGT Insight, is now available: BVGT Insight, Winter 2022. It will tell you about upcoming events, it has links to online articles and resources, book reviews from Jocelyn, and, with the help of our friends at BVSD, it has some links to gifted and talented youth-friendly summer camps and opportunities.

Understanding Twice-Exceptional Learners with Wendy Behrens

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM MST

Boulder Valley School District and Boulder Valley Gifted & Talented proudly hosts nationally-renowned gifted expert Wendy Behrens, M.A.Ed.!

Gifted students with disabilities, known as twice-exceptional learners, are at-risk when their instructional and social and emotional needs are not recognized and supported. These co-occurring conditions occur in an estimated one third of all gifted learners. While identification of these learners is challenging for even the most experienced education professional, understanding the unique strengths and challenges of twice-exceptional learners will help prepare practitioners and parents as they work to meet those needs. This virtual presentation looks at the needs and lived experiences of students who have exceptional strengths and learning disabilities.

Following the presentation, there will be a live online discussion led by BVSD’s GT Coordinator, Dr. Michelle DuBois.

Visit the Eventbrite page to register for this event!

Differentiating Up! Challenging Advanced Learners Through the Enrichments, Extensions & Enhancements (E3) Model

Monday, February 7, 2022 3:00-4:00 pm MT

Boulder Valley School District’s Gifted & Talented Department is thrilled to host internationally-renowned gifted education expert Dr. Richard Cash!

In this virtual session called “Differentiating Up!” learn how to adjust and modify your instructional practices to provide gifted and advanced students with challenging and engaging learning experiences.

This virtual event takes place on Monday, February 7th from 3:00 to 4:00 pm.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Educators can register for seat-time credit in MyPassport (course #26389).

Google Meet joining info
Video call link:
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 904-580-9162‬ PIN: ‪885 212 782‬#
More phone numbers:

Bright & Quirky Child Summit’s “Dads: What to Do with Your Child’s Meltdowns, Refusals, or Other Challenging Behaviors”

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 7:00pm-8:00pm MT

A discussion presented by Boulder Valley Gifted & Talented.

Calling all dads, this event is geared for you! Have you ever been stymied about the best way to support your bright and quirky kid in tough moments? Many dads say they often don’t know whether to push, ignore, or just give in to avoid conflict. Join us in learning a new, effective game plan for dealing with challenging behaviors. BVGT will be screening this recorded session from the Bright & Quirky Child Summit 2021, and holding a discussion with viewers afterward.

Visit the Eventbrite page to register for this event!

Terry Bradley: “Social-Emotional Aspects of Giftedness”

Kids who are gifted not only think differently, they also feel differently. Growing up gifted is a qualitatively different experience. It is important not only to be aware of their greater academic or creative capabilities, but also to be cognizant of their unique emotional capacities and complexities. This event will be an opportunity for families of children who are gifted to meet, encourage, and support one another. Educators are welcome to share and learn, as well!

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