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Jeffco GT Community: During our online learning period we will continue to support schools, gifted learners and their families by remote.  Your school’s GT Resource Teacher (RT) will have regular office hours each day for as long as we are in this remote learning environment.  Please see this list of GT Resource Teacher office hours, during which you should get a more timely response from your RT.  You may contact your GT RT at any time outside these hours as well, but it may take some time for the RT to respond.  Please see here for a list of the GT Resource Teachers by school (each RT has about 9 or 10 schools).

GT Center School students, family and staff should contact their GT Center school to find out the Office Hours of their GT Social-Emotional Learning Counselor (SELC).  GT SELC contact info is available on the school’s website.  In many cases, the GT SELC is coordinating their availability with the other members of the school’s social-emotional support staff.

We will continue working with schools to support Advanced Learning Plan (ALP) implementation, progress monitoring and goal completion for identified gifted learners this year.  We will also continue to accept GT identification referrals, though we may not be able to make determinations until we have a complete body of evidence when normal operations resume. 

 

Please consider the following in supporting your gifted learner in a remote environment:

  • Social Emotional Considerations:  Some of our students may be very hesitant with change, struggle with lack of normalcy/schedule/predictability, get frustrated, become overwhelmed, have increased sensitivity (to words, sound, light, etc). Many gifted and twice-exceptional students may show some of these ‘over-excitabilities’ that can make remote learning more challenging.  Encourage positivity and hope in relation to their current situation.  See this article on Helping Your Child Manage Stress Through Mindfulness from the National Association for Gifted Children’s (NAGC) Parenting for High Potential, as well as their guide to Supporting Your Child During COVID-19.
  • Academic Considerations: 
    • If students are feeling like the pace of learning is too slow, encourage them to explore ‘passion projects’ related to the content where they can go deeper with learning related to their interests.
    • If students feel the format of learning is too challenging, encourage them to self-advocate with their teachers in a positive way.  Remember, all of us are figuring our way through this new environment, teachers included.  See this Gifted Student Self-Advocacy Tip Sheet from NAGC for ideas on this.
  • For additional supports and ideas for both academic and social-emotional considerations, reach out to your child’s GT Resource Teacher during the office hours noted above.

 

 

GT Advocacy and Resilience resources

The GT Department’s theme for the 2020-2021 school year will focus on: ADVOCACY!

We have compiled resources to support: students and parents over the summer months to set the stage for this future learning. To access the resources click on the section bar. 

 

 

 

Welcome to the Jeffco Gifted and Talented Program

 We are focused on Actualizing Learners' Potential for gifted and high-ability learners in Jeffco Public Schools.

We believe all students deserve an education that will provide meaningful growth academically, socially and emotionally. See our Definition of a GT Student and our Board Policy on Gifted Education.


New to GT?

If your child was recently identified or you just want a GT introduction, visit our GT 101 page for basic information about giftedness, including resources, links, and an overview of information.

GT Identification and Transfer Students
If you are interested in having your child identified for an Advanced Learning Plan, visit our Identification page. If your child was identified outside of Jeffco and you just moved into the district, see our GT Student Transfers page.

The 2020 GT Fall Center Application is open from August 1, 2020 through October 14, 2020 at 4:00 pm. This application is for students testing for the 2021-22 school year. All GT Center testing has been completed for the 2020-21 school year.

 

2020 GT Fall Center Application

Because of our move to remote learning and support, our team will be unable to administer any face to face testing in the foreseeable future. We will be relying on your submission of any cognitive and/or achievement data to our team. Our team will then review your child’s Body of Evidence (BOE). If there are any questions, we will reach out to you directly. 

 

GT ID Referral

This form should be completed for students who are ONLY seeking GT identification for an Advanced Learning Plan (ALP), and who are planning to remain at their current neighborhood, option or charter school, and NOT planning to attend a GT Center school. For more information on our process, please see the GT ID Referral Flowchart.

GT ID Referral Submission



2020-21 Parent Narrative

Describe the behaviors you are seeing in your child that make you feel a GT Advanced Learning Plan (ALP) and/or GT Center school placement is needed.

Parent Narrative Submission


Our newsletter:
GT Gazette June Edition is now available.
Find articles of interest about GT programming in Jeffco, helpful ideas for parents of gifted learners and information on upcoming GT-related events. Spanish version now available.

Our Social Media: Updated Facebook Page, Blog & now Twitter!
Check out the new content posted on our Jeffco GT Blog, Facebook pages.  See what else is going on in Jeffco GT, join our community, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter!



Find your 2020-21 GT Resource Teacher (RT) and Social/Emotional Learning Counselor (SELC)  by schools.  Building Leader list.   Under Construction

CONTACT

303-982-6650

gtinform@jeffco.k12.co.us

2020-21 Gifted & Talented
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GT News


2020 Fall GT Center Application
08/01/2020
The 2020 GT Fall Center Application is now open through October 14, 2020 at 4:00 pm.
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GT Gazette
06/02/2020
June 2020 GT Gazette is now available.
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GT Advocacy and Resilience resources
05/01/2020
The GT Department’s theme for the 2020-2021 school year will focus on: ADVOCACY!
Read More About GT Advocacy and Resilience resources
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Gifted Parent Academy Open
07/09/2018
Parents can gain a deeper understanding of their gifted child
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Reclassification of GT Identification Areas
07/09/2018
Changes have been made to strength areas for GT identification
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