BVGT Speaker Videos

As speakers allow we will record the program and post it here.

Today’s Technology and Gifted Students: What Parents Need to Know

Brian Housand presents Today’s Technology and Gifted StudentsIf growing up in a digital age is challenging, parenting in one is even more difficult. With unprecedented access to technology that changes daily, children are being asked to grow up in a world where the digital footprint that they create today has the potential to follow them forever. Does limiting their access to technology protect them or unwittingly place them at a deficit? This session will equip parents with tools and strategies to empower and engage gifted kids, tweens, and teens in the global digital world.

Gifted and Teenage, Too:  Striking the right balance at home and school 

Dr. Jim Delisle presents  Gifted and Teenage, too.  Intellectually gifted students have many academic strengths. However, they are also teenagers, intent on enjoying their brief years as adolescents with all the zeal they can muster. School is important, but so are friends, fun and everything electronic.  How do you, as parents, and they, as students, balance the rigors of school life with the need for relaxation and personal growth?  Come learn about some strategies and attitudes that will help make your gifted teen’s life fulfilling–academically, socially and emotionally.

Understanding and Nurturing the ESSENCE of Adolescents and Teens.

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., is an internationally acclaimed NY Times best-selling author, award-winning educator, and child psychiatrist.  He is currently a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Siegel focuses on the emerging minds of 12 to 24-year-olds and how the brain develops.

Boulder Valley Gifted & Talented along with Bixby School, Boulder Country Day School, Boulder Valley School District,   Broomfield Academy, Jarrow Montesori School, Hillside School, Mackintosh Academy,  Parent Engagement Network, Watershed School, and Where There Be Dragons sponsored  this talk with Dr. Daniel Siegel at Fairview High School on April 8, 2015

Taming The Worry Monster – Anxiety In Gifted Children

Practical advice for children and adults who struggle with worry and anxiety in their daily life.

Dr. Dan Peters, co-author of the book Raising Creative Kids, gives practical and effective techniques for managing and overcoming anxiety. Peters’ 90 minute presentation for Boulder Valley Gifted and Talented, “Taming the Worry Monster:  Anxiety In Gifted Children”, shows how gifted learners are often vulnerable to, and impacted by, anxiety, worrying, obsessing, perfectionism, and social and generalized anxiety. Along with this BVGT presentation in Boulder, Colorado, Peters also talked with counselors and TAG advisors in the Boulder Valley School District. This presentation, “Taming The Worry Monster”, is copyrighted by Dan Peters, PhD and used here by permission.

View/download the slides from “Taming The Worry Monster”.

Perfectionism And Gifted

Find out what perfectionism is, where it comes from, and how to encourage excellence without seeming to require perfection.

Thomas S. Greenspon, Ph.D., a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Greenspon is past co-president of the Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented (MCGT), and is the recipient of the MCGT Award for Distinguished Service to Gifted Individuals. Tom is the author of Moving Past Perfect: How Perfectionism May Be Holding Back Your Kids (and You!) and What You Can Do About It, from Free Spirit Publishing.

How To Develop A Vibrant Local Gifted Community

A training/practical application video from a BVGT presentation at the NAGC Convention

What started as a handful of people gathered around a dining room table grew in a few short years to a well-run organization that regularly hosts events that draw hundreds of people interested in gifted. In this video, board members of Boulder Valley Gifted and Talented (BVGT) tell how to form and sustain a vibrant local gifted/talented organization comprised of parents, educators, and administrators. Hear about the positive and challenging experiences; how a gifted/talented organization finds its unique place in the community of public, private and charter schools; how to form partnerships and relationships with schools districts and parent organizations; how to stage events; and ways to communicate and interact with members and prospective members. Recorded November 2012 at the NAGC Convention in Denver.