Parent Education Series

The 2021-2022 Parent Education Series is complete.  Check back for more presentations in the 2022-2023 year!

Terry Bradley

April 2022

Terry Bradley is a local gifted education consultant specializing in the social and emotional aspects of giftedness.  She gave a wonderful talk to the GT Parents Group about "5 Things I'm Glad I Did as the Parent of Gifted Children."  This talk was not recorded but you can view her presentation slides

During her presentation, Terry highlighted the work of Dr. Linda Silverman at the Gifted Development Center.  You can watch some of Linda Silverman's presentations on her website

Terry also mentioned the work of Dr. Patty Gatto-Walden and her book Embracing the Whole Gifted Self.  These are excellent resources for anyone looking to learn more about how to support your gifted child.  

NAGC Convention Highlights

December 2021

On December 2, members of the Parents Group executive board shared information and resources learned while attending the 2021 NAGC convention in Denver.  Topics included addressing equity in gifted education, supporting the whole gifted child, and parenting for success.  This presentation contained a wealth of information about the current understanding of gifted children and the slides contain links for further resources for those wishing to learn more.  The recording of the presentation and the slides are linked below.  

NAGC Highlights Presentation video

NAGC Highlights Presentation slides

2e Identification & Support

February 2021

In February, we had a wonderful presentation by Sarina Compoz from the Colorado Department  of Education on twice-exceptional (2e) students and how we can support their learning.  Lynn Saltzgaver, our Director of Gifted Services and Dr. Terri Lucero from Peak Exceptional Services also joined to help answer parent questions. 

 

If you were not able to attend, you can view the recording from the event and other resources:  

 

Advanced Learning Plans

October 2020

If you are looking for more information on Advanced Learning Plans (ALPs), check out our parent talk with Lynn Saltzgaver, Adams 12 Director of Advanced Academic and Gifted Services.

 

Resources from this presentation: 

SEL in Adams 12 Schools

January 2022

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Jan. 27, 2022 for our conversation with Katrina Fernandez, MTSS Director, on the social and emotional competencies taught across Adams 12.  The presentation contained a number of strategies being implemented in Adams 12 schools as well as supports and tools you can use at home with your student(s).  We've posted the slide deck from the presentation below. 

SEL Meeting Slides

September 2021

On Sept. 14, we had students and staff from Horizon SOAR, Legacy 2000, Mountain Range HS of Business, and Northglenn STEM Pathways and P>TECH come and talk to us about their programs.  All of these programs teach students the confidence and leadership skills they will need to be successful in any future endeavor.  For your reference, we've linked their slides and program websites below.  

Horizon SOAR slides, website

Legacy 2000 slides, website

Mountain Range HS of Business slides, website

Northeglenn STEM and P>TECH, website

GT 101: A Parent's Perspective

December 2020

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our parent meeting in December 2020 where we went over some of the basics of the GT world. 

 

The talk was not recorded but you can see the slides here.