Gifted Education

NW BOCES Gifted Education Handbook
Manual de educación para estudiantes superdotados de NW BOCES

NW BOCES and District Gifted Education Contacts

NW BOCES Gifted Education Comprehensive Program Plan-2020-2025

As the Administrative Unit for our member school districts under the Exceptional Children's Educational Act, NW BOCES coordinates the Gifted Education Plan for member school districts.  A Gifted Education committee meets throughout the year to collaborate on issues related to GT students and their needs. The NWBOCES Gifted Educator is Jane Toothaker and she can be reached at [email protected]
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School district websites have Gifted Education information and links that are helpful for all students, parents, and teachers.

The following are documents that lay out the general framework for how a student is identified as Gifted Education (please also refer to school district specific information on individual district procedures):

Procedures for Kindergarten Early Entrance for Highly Gifted Students

Gifted Identification Pathways

Flow Chart for Twice Exceptional Identification

Sample Forms:

NW Colorado BOCES Gifted Education Parent Referral/Permission Form and Teacher Referral Form

Parent Referral/Permission Form in Spanish

Gifted Education Resources

Parent Group Documents-Information for parents interested in forming a support group for gifted children or just for how to best support their school's Gifted Education efforts individually.

Guide to AccelerationThis guide can be utilized in considering a student for subject based or whole grade acceleration.

Websites with resources for teachers, parents, and students:

Ian Byrd resources

Gifted Guru

Davidson Institute

12 Traits of Giftedness

Richard Cash resources

National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)

Colorado Association for Gifted Education (CAGT)

Ricks Center for Gifted Children at the University of Denver

Colorado Department of Education (CDE) Gifted Education

Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) 

Belin-Blank Center

Hoagies Gifted Education Page

GT teachers click here to get to the Online Administration Log-in page for the NNAT2.

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