Virtual GT 101


Virtual GT 101

Monday, October 4, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:30 PM!

Join DCSD's Advanced Academics and Gifted Programming and Douglas County Association for Gifted and Talented (DCAGT) as we provide a variety of breakout sessions for parents that are new to gifted as well as those who have lived the gifted life for some time. We will cover topics of interest to those with young students to those who are well into high school. All sessions are only 30 minutes each.

Specific login information will be updated on the Virtual GT 101 Agenda or join us from 5:00 to 5:30 P.M. on Google Meets for our whole group introduction session and to receive the links for the sessions.

Attend sessions in a specific strand or pick your sessions a la carte! We want to provide you and your family with the information that is most valuable to you. Due to the nature of engaging in conversation and encouraging families to ask questions in each breakout session, we will not be recording to maintain privacy.

New to Gifted Strand

  • Early Access and the Young Gifted Child: Early Access is designed to permit highly gifted 4 and 5 year olds to enter Kindergarten or First Grade a year before they would normally be eligible. We will share the process and dates for the 2022-23 school year. We will also cover characteristics of young gifted children and how parents can support these little learners from PreK through 2nd grade.

  • Advanced Academics and Gifted Education Overview: Join us to learn about advanced academics and gifted programming options available in DCSD.

  • DCSD’s Discovery Program: The Douglas County School District Discovery Program is designed to meet the needs of gifted elementary school students (2nd to 6th grade) who require intensity of instruction and acceleration beyond what can reasonably be expected from the regular school programming. Join us to learn more about this program and the application process.


Academic Strand

  • Twice Exceptional 101: This session will go over how students are identified as twice exceptional and how our schools plan for student programming in collaboration with other staff.

  • MS/HS programming/ALP: Join us to learn about what the Advanced Learning Plan looks like in middle and high school and how your child can make it work for them to support programming choices, especially in grades 9-12. (Two sessions are offered)


Social Emotional Strand

  • Social Emotional Needs of Gifted Learners: Together we will explore the unique social emotional needs of gifted learners, resources parents can use at home to help support your own understanding and your students, as well as strategies to help collaborate with your student’s school in supporting your students social emotional growth. (Two sessions are offered)

  • Choose Your Own Adventure: Conversations with CAGT (Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented) offers recorded archived sessions focusing on a variety of topics important to the gifted community from experts all over the state, nation and world. Find one that speaks to what is on your mind and consider joining future sessions.

Parenting Strand

  • Getting Involved at YOUR School: clubs, contests and enrichment: Join us to discuss options for supporting your child and others by teaming with your school to find, advocate for and help provide opportunities for advanced and gifted learners.

  • Advocating for Your Advanced/Gifted Child: Learn about partnering with your child’s school to support advanced and gifted needs.

  • You are not alone! Collaborative discussion with other parents: Join DCAGT and members of the DCSD Gifted Education Team to discuss how to get connected with other parents and how to get involved.

DCAGT Live Archive

Watch on the DCAGT Facebook Page

Watch on the DCAGT YouTube Channel

Archived Episodes:

  • Gifted Programming in DCSD

  • The Discovery Program

  • Gifted Learners' Transitions to Middle and High School

  • Executive Functioning