Upcoming Events

Supporting Young Gifted Children

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Join Boulder Valley Gifted and Talented in collaboration with the Early Childhood Council of Boulder County to better understand what giftedness looks like in very young children in two sessions with Catherine Zakoian, MA, LPC, NCC at The Acorn School. The first session will be to help train providers, and the second session will be a discussion circle for parents of children ages 0-5 years old.

For the Provider Training, view the Provider Training flier and register for free through the Provider Training registration form.

For the Parent Talk, view the Parent Talk flier and register for free through the Parent Talk registration form.

Gifted Minds: The High Cost of Competing and Fitting In

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Our first presentation of the year is coming soon! Marlo Payne Thurman will be presenting a talk Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the BVSD Education Center, speaking directly to the social-emotional challenges particular to GT children and students both at home and in the classroom. The talk is free to the community, and donations are always welcome.

For more info, view the event flier.

You can register for this event for free on its Eventbrite page.

Previous Events

February 20, 2019 –Nancy Lee: To Stress or Not to Stress. Parenting Gifted and Twice-Exceptional Children.

Explore what it takes to raise a healthy child, the importance of mental health issues among children who are gifted and twice exceptional, as well as the challenges that come with parenting these children


Nancy Lee Flyer – English & Spanish

January 15, 2019Boulder Valley Gifted and Talented and Boulder Valley School District Present Seth Perler: Resistance and Relationship Workshop

Many gifted learners are resistant to doing some of what needs to be done. This may include using planners, studying, doing homework, starting, finishing, getting organized, removing distractions, self-advocating, and, of course, receiving help from parents. Sometimes this causes great strain in the relationship. In this workshop, we’ll explore why the resistance is there in the first place and how to help your child while strengthening your relationship with them. NOTE: This event encourages you to attend WITH your child. 

Seth Perler Flyer

January 27, 2019Boulder Valley Gifted and Talented’s 2nd Annual Trivia Fundraiser Night

Join us for an adults-only evening of great food and friendly competition to support Boulder Valley Gifted and Talented. Details on the flyer below. your tickets!

View the Flyer!

Nannette McMurtry – Building Stronger Support for Gifted Students Through School-Home Digital Partnerships.

In our connected society, it’s important that relationships between schools and homes move beyond weekly emails and occasional phone calls to a robust, organic, and inclusive flow of information that empowers meaningful interaction. This workshop explores why this shift matters for students, families, and schools today and what tools, such as digital ALP collaboration, can be used to make it happen.

March 6Supporting Gifted Children in Early Childhood Setting

Early Childhood Educators join Boulder Valley Gifted and Talented (BVGT) in collaboration with the Early Childhood Council of Boulder County to better understand what giftedness looks like in very young children.

Learn how to best recognize and prepare to support these youngsters and
their families, leading to wonderfully deep teaching relationships and
enriched and happy classroom environments. Participants will leave with
a basic understanding of giftedness and concrete tools to
support gifted children in their classrooms.

Facilitator Catherine Zakoian, MA, LPC, NCC, is a child and family psychotherapist with specialized expertise working with gifted and profoundly gifted children, teens, adults, families, and organizations. Additionally, Catherine is an EC Credentialed Coach with over 10 years experience as an early childhood mental health consultant.

November 16 -Linda Silverman, Ph.D – Counseling the Gifted

October 16-17 – Annual CAGT Conference: The Heart of the Rockies: Elevating the Gifted Connection. 

October 18 – Susanne Keeley: Encourage, Enhance and Expand Executive Functions in Your Gifted Child

September 24 – BVGT 10th Anniversary Trivia Night FUN(d)raiser

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Boulder Valley Teachers Earn Credit By Attending BVGT Events

BVSD educators may receive CDE credit for attending BVGT events and presentations. Educators must register ahead of time in MyPassport and sign in at the event. All courses begin with TAG, followed by the course title (for example, “TAG-Surging Ahead or Falling Behind.”) Questions? Email the BVSD Office of Advanced Academic Services. [email protected]

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