GT Showcase Summit


Melanie Isenhour – Colorado Department of Education,

Gifted Education Regional Consultant

Dr. Blanche Kapushion - Director of Gifted & Talented of

Jefferson County schools and President of Colorado

Association of Gifted and Talented (CAGT) 2013-2014

“If we want our nation to prosper,

we must pay attention to its most intelligent youth.” RSVP

Following the September NoCo Gifted Community presentation, featuring Dr. James Delisle Ph.D.,

author and renowned Gifted Educator, Northern Colorado’s GT community, many being parents,

were rejuvenated and inspired for what is possible for their gifted children. Yet, Dr. Delisle’s call to

action raises the question, if nationally, gifted students’ potential is being ignored, how does my school

or district hold up?

In response to questions raised after Dr. Delisle’s talk, the NoCo Gifted Showcase Summit is being

formed. Panelists have the opportunity to showcase GT programming, supports and innovations as

well as address topics such as:

  • Identification criteria and process,

  • Supports provided for identified students,

  • Certification requirements for GT teachers,

  • Early entrance and acceleration,

  • Concurrent enrollment,

  • Parent engagement.

Panelists Include:

Poudre School District

Thompson School District R2-J

St. Vrain Valley School District

Weld RE-4 School District

New Vision Charter School

Rivendell School

Global Village Academy