Gifted & Talented
- Our Vision and Mission - Advanced Academic & Gifted Services (AAGS)
- Process for Gifted and Talented (GT) Recommendation - Identification & Assessment
- GT Program Framework - Programming
- Advanced Learning Plans (ALP) Timeline and Criteria - Advanced Learning Plan
Our School’s GT Coordinator(s) Contact Information
Name: Melissa Murphy
Universal Screening: In Adams 12 Five Star Schools, 2nd and 6th graders who are not already identified GT participate in the Universal Screening process for potential gifted and talented identification. Find more detailed information regarding Universal Screening in the Five Star District.
Important dates for the Universal Screening process at our school: September 30, 2022, Makeups October 3, 2022
Parent/Staff/Student GT Recommendation: All students can participate in the GT identification process by submitting a complete body of evidence. Find more detailed information regarding the GT recommendation process in the Five Star District.
If you are interested in having your child be considered for the GT identification process you need to contact your GT Coordinator for school-specific information.
Important dates for the GT Recommendation process at our school:
Parent Request for Nomination form link - Due no later than October 24, 2022
All Grade GT Testing will take place on November 28 & 29, 2022
Advanced Curriculum & Extended Learning: “The Vehicle”
Provides the depth and complexity needed to ensure meaningful academic growth
Our school offerings include: Higher level questioning, conceptual work, inquiry and project-based opportunities in the areas of literacy, math, science and social studies.
Differentiated Learning Pathways: “The Roadmap”
Provides an education at the appropriate level of readiness and challenge
Our school offerings include: Differentiated instructional opportunities in class are tailored to the specific needs of students.
Individualized Opportunities & Enrichment: “The Customized Options”
Actively engages and motivates through interests and meaningful learning opportunities
Our school offerings include: Enrichment, clubs, and passion projects encourage students to be actively engaged, challenged, and motivated in meaningful learning.
Social-Emotional Learning: “The Destination”
Focuses on developing the whole child by balancing empowerment and accountability
Our school offerings include: Personal, social, and cultural learning focus on strengthening students social emotional skills.
December News from Gifted & Talented at CRE
Hello GT and Talent Pool families,
Happy December! Please read on for upcoming events and links to helpful resources.
Coming Up in December
Advanced Learning Plans - Teachers will add progress monitoring data for ALPs this month. Once entered, K-8 ALP mid-year progress monitoring will be available for viewing in the IC Parent Portal for students identified as Gifted & Talented. If you have questions about how your student is progressing, please contact your child’s teacher.
1st and 2nd graders will have the opportunity to apply mathematical concepts that they have learned so far by participating in a STEM Challenge (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Groups will design and create an amusement park model, with each student planning and building a ride. We will work on this project this month and continue into January.
This month in Destination Imagination, 3rd through 5th grade students will continue to work through the “recognize” phase of the creative process: “Gaining an understanding of the Challenge”. They should continue to read and become familiar with their challenge guidelines and interference rules for homework. At school, we will read The Rules of the Road “jigsaw style”, and view video examples of previous year challenge winners from around the country.
Makerspace Remodel Phase 2 - We've created more room in the Makerspace area by removing the old computer lab tables. Re-organization is in the process with the addition of new (used) closing cabinets for supplies. As the space is being reorganized, we are gradually moving from the kids having free choice from all materials, to five academically focused stations: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM). Students will eventually have an optional challenge to complete at each station and an exit ticket to fill out that will be based on a specific trait or skill (for example, accountability or questioning).
Acts of Kindness after school service club meets 12/2 - We will help assemble baking kits and hot chocolate kits for Broomfield FISH.
Girls Who Code after school club meets 12/9 - Students will choose from a variety of coding stations.
Upcoming Events from the Adams 12 GT Parent Group
Dec 5th - Leadership and Liaison Meeting (virtual)
Feb 25th - Super Saturday - Elementary School - Save the date, more information to come
Important Links & Resources
CRE GT FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Speaking of acronyms, click the link to view explanations for the many Gifted & Talented acronyms.
AD12 GT Page loads of great info and resources
Learning Management System with resources & enrichment activities for members of The Imagineers *Both platforms can be accessed through the student's AD12 Dashboard
K-2 Seesaw - K, 1, 2 The Imagineers
3-5 Schoology Group - The Imagineers at CRE