Parent Resource Page

PARENT COUNCIL

The GT Parent Council meets once a quarter to reflect on the needs of the District’s identified gifted & talented students and their parents, recommending actions to improve gifted programming and opportunities. Parents, district administration, gifted education instructors and others worked together this Spring to develop a 4--year Comprehensive Program Plan, which will soon be posted on the CDE website.

This year, the Parent Council decided to offer parent education nights. Our first program was on January 23, with Edith Johnston, PhD, LPC, and explored how gifted individuals think differently than their peers. You Think Differently was attended by 14 parents and resulted in a lively discussion.

Monday March 20, 6pm at the Creamery Arts Center, we will delve into excitabilities and sensitivities common to gifted people, along with strategies to cope and meet our best potential. Living Positively with Intense People

Some exciting projects have come out of this collaboration, including the Gifted and Talented Showcase, an opportunity for students to share their learning and talents. Download the 2016 GT Showcase edition of the newsletter to see some great projects and performances.

Please consider serving as a representative for your school community and help grow our GT program in a positive direction. Contact Jodeen Stephenson to become involved.

View archived notes, presentations and agendas from past meetings.

January 25, 2016 PowerPoint and notes.

March 2016 PowerPoint with notes

September 2016 PowerPoint

Archives:Agenda March 2014, Meeting notes February 2015, October 2105

Meetingnotes October 2014, Meeting notes October 2015

 

 

GT Parent Brochure

Do you have questions about Gifted Identification and Programming in Delta County Schools? Click here to download our brief informational brochure!

GT Newsletters

Beginning of the Year Parent Information Letter

This will be a quarterly publication, this year. The January edition is focused on High school students and programs Our November issue focused on Middle School GT cluster programs and the Question Focus Technique, while the March Edition will focus on elementary programs. Our final edition will highlight the GT Showcase, in April. Check out what is happening in and around the district.

Current Edition • March 2017 - Cedarege High School

Archived -February 2017 Delta Middle School, April 2016 - Elementary Students reflect on Gt programs, January 2016 (Delta HS), December 2015 (MS), October 2014, April 2015, May 2015 (Showcase edition)

 

 

Parent Resources at Gifted Guru .com

Lisa Van Gemert has posted a number of intriguing resources for parents on her site Gifted Guru.com.

View her Parents Bill of RightsForget your Perfect Offering

& more at http://www.giftedguru.com/resources-for-parents/

An Evening with Jim Delisle - Author of Parenting Gifted Children Invest about an hour to gain inspiration about working with your gifted child.

Click below to view Jim's presentation on Gifted and Teenage, Too for insights into parenting gifted teens.

 

 

SENG - Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted

Gifted children can be delightful yet challenging bundles of energy, ideas and emotions. Learn more about these unique needs and some great strategies to keep everyone working together. Visit here for more information and links to support your gifted student.

Parents need support, too!

Raising healthy and well-adjusted children can be a challenge, and gifted children have a whoe set of extra characteristics. SENG is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating parents, teachers and students to meet their best potential. If you are interested in participating or organizing a structured SENG parent support group, please contact Jodeen Stephenson.

Click here to learn about online parent SENG support groups.

 

Students workign with Architect

Community member Bob McHugh designs building ideas with a group of students interested in architecture.

 

Enrichment Opportunities for Gifted Students

Western Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented

Stanford University EPGY Redbird Advanced Online Mathematics Courses

• National Research Center on G/T - University of Connecticut

• Davidson Institute for Talent Development

 
Quick Links
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Delta County Special Services • 1002 Hastings St. • Delta, CO • 81416

Phone: (970) 874-7607 • FAX: (970) 874- 9505

Sandie Jungers - Special Services Director sjungers@deltaschools.com • Jodeen Stephenson - GT Coordinator jodeen.stephenson@deltaschools.com

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