TAG Advisor - Susan Lewis
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BVSD Talented and Gifted Program
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District Level Talented and Gifted Programming, Policy, and Activities
BVSD schools provide programming for Talented and Gifted (TAG) students based on their identified needs and in accordance with district identification policy, which is based on a body of evidence. Student may be identified as talented and gifted in one or more of the following areas:
- General or specific intellectual ability
- Specific academic aptitude
- Creative or productive thinking
- Leadership abilities
- Visual arts, performing arts,musical or psychomotor abilities
Schools follow the BVSD Acceleration policy when making decisions about subject or grade level acceleration for students. Some highly advanced gifted children may enter kindergarten or first grade early through the BVSD Early Access policy.
The classroom teacher is the primary provider of advanced academic services to students. Programming is documented in the student's Advanced Learning Plan (ALP) or, at the secondary level,(ICAP). Programming may include academic, enrichment, and affective (social emotional) supports and extensions.
BVSD sponsors four district-wide enrichment activities. These are open to students whether they are identified as talented and gifted or not. More information is available at the links below.
The BVSD Advanced Academic Services office supports schools and stakeholders, offers professional development, and oversees school based programming. A wealth of information is available on the BVSD TAG Webpage.
Flatirons Talented and Gifted Programming and Activities
At Flatirons Elementary, the TAG Educational Advisor is the primary advocate for students, communications, and programming in the school. The TAG Advisor at Flatirons is Susan Lewis who may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, 720-561-4629, Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Wednesdays 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The academic programming for talented and gifted students includes:
· Clustering of students together for advanced work
· Grouping by interest for projects or study
· General education classroom with differentiation and flexible grouping
The social emotional programming and support for talented and gifted students and their families include:
· Individual and group discussions
Students may also be involved in the following enrichment activities and clubs:
· Spelling bee and Geography bee
For additional information, please contact the BVSD Office of Advanced Academic Services or join the BVSD TAG Listserv -an email list open to all who are interested which provides information about opportunities for children and parents in the local area. The Listserv also published the Gray Matters Newsletter, and posts information about interesting events that may be of interest to students and their parent/guardians. To subscribe to the low-medium volume list, email email@example.com. with your request.
National Association for Gifted Children
Program and toy lists, competitions, legislation and convention information.
New Gray Matters Newsletter
Read Volume 14 of BVSD's Newsletter pertaining to Gifted Students
Boulder Valley Gifted and Talented Parent Support
Twenty-five 4th and 5th graders tested their knowledge of geography in the Geo Bee on Friday, November 15th. The audience of classmates and parents listened carefully as students answered question after question. After the preliminary competition of four rounds, 18 students advanced to the final competition, which continued until there were only two students remaining. Sophie Campbell was the final student standing and Kian Shanahan came in second place. Sophie will take a written test to see if she will qualify for the state Geo Bee. Every participant did a great job!
Kian Shanahan/Mr. Boesel/Sophia Campbell
Interested 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students have taken the Spelling Bee pretest in their classrooms. Qualifying students will receive a letter in their Friday folder before Thanksgiving Break. Practices will be once each week during lunch recesses in December and January. The Spelling Bee will be at 9:30 on Wednesday, January 22nd in the cafeteria.