Talented and Gifted (TAG)

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​BVSD schools provide programming for Talented and Gifted (TAG) students based on their identified needs and in accordance with district identification policy, which is based on a body of evidence​.​http://www.bvsd.org/tag/Pages/default.aspx

    The Talented and Gifted program at Eisenhower Elementary School includes academic and enrichment programs, support for the social and emotional needs of gifted students, and follows BVSD TAG policies and procedures.
     
    Eisenhower Elementary School
    Talented and Gifted Programming and Activities
     
    At Eisenhower Elementary School, the TAG Educational Advisor is the primary advocate for students, communications, and programming in the school. The TAG Advisor at Eisenhower is Anne Burkholder, who may be reached at anne.burkholder@bvsd.org or 720.561.6717.

    The academic programming for talented and gifted students at Eisenhower includes:
    Advanced programming for TAG students in all grades includes differentiated activities and clustering of advanced students in the regular classroom, and pull-out programs where students meet with the TAG advisor during the Intervention (I-block) time.
    • TAG students in Kindergarten, first and second grade meet individually or in small groups with the TAG advisor.
    • Third grade TAG students meet daily with the TAG Advisor. Math activities focus on problem solving, extensions, and application of math concepts learned in the classroom, and a hands-on geometry unit using Zometools. Critical thinking and verbal skills are developed using Junior Great Books, and the William and Mary reading curriculum that was specifically designed for TAG students.
    • In addition to higher level math and reading groups in the classroom, fourth grade TAG students meet daily with the TAG advisor. Problem solving, math, programming and teamwork skills are developed during a unit on Lego Robotics. Language Arts studies include vocabulary and grammar units, and reading and writing studies using the William and Mary curriculum.
    • Advanced fifth grade math students are placed into an accelerated 6th grade math class, and participate in a weekly TAG pull-out class to learn additional math problem solving strategies. Programming for students with advanced verbal abilities includes a William and Mary autobiographies unit developed specifically for Talented and Gifted learners.

    The social emotional programming and support for talented and gifted students and their families include:
    • A fifth grade a discussion group led by the TAG Advisor and school Social Worker addresses affective and social/emotional topics relevant to TAG students. Topics include perfectionism, stress, goal setting, and friendships.
    • Information about local programs and classes about the characteristics of gifted students and specific parenting strategies is shared with families of TAG students. Also available are books and periodicals about parenting gifted students.

    Students may also be involved in the following enrichment activities and clubs:
    Many TAG enrichment opportunities at Eisenhower are open to all students.
    • Math Olympiad meets after school, where 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students learn new problem solving strategies and solve challenging math problems.
    • Geography Bee is open to all 4th and 5th grade students
    • Spelling Bee is open to all 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students.
    • After school activities offered at Eisenhower include Science classes, Chess classes and a Family Chess Knight.
    • The Eisenhower Student Council, Science Fair, Choir, and Talent Show offer additional opportunities for TAG students to showcase their interests and abilities in leadership, science and the arts.

    District Level Talented and Gifted Programming, Policy, and Activities
     
    BVSD schools provide programming for Talented and Gifted (TAG) students based on their identified needs and in accordance with district identification policy, which is based on a body of evidence. Student may be identified as talented and gifted in one or more of the following areas:
    • General or specific intellectual ability
    • Specific academic aptitude
    • Creative or productive thinking
    • Leadership abilities
    • Visual arts, performing arts, musical or psychomotor abilities
     
    Schools follow the BVSD Acceleration policy when making decisions about subject or grade level acceleration for students. Some highly advanced gifted children may enter kindergarten or first grade early through the BVSD Early Access policy.

    The classroom teacher is the primary provider of advanced academic services to students. Programming is documented in the student's Advanced Learning Plan (ALP) or, at the secondary level, (ICAP). Programming may include academic, enrichment, and affective (social emotional) supports and extensions.

    BVSD sponsors four district-wide enrichment activities. These are open to students whether they are identified as talented and gifted or not. More information is available at the links below.
    National History Day (grades 6-12) District Literary Magazine (grades K-12)

    The BVSD Advanced Academic Services office supports schools and stakeholders, offers professional development, and oversees school based programming. A wealth of information is available on the BVSD TAG Webpage.
     
    For additional information, please contact the BVSD Office of Advanced Academic Services or join the BVSD TAG Listserv -an email list open to all who are interested which provides information about opportunities for children and parents in the local area. The Listserv also published the Gray Matters Newsletter, and posts information about interesting events that may be of interest to students and their parent/guardians. To subscribe to the low-medium volume list, email becky.whittenburg@bvsd.org with your request.​

     Talented and Gifted Information

     

     

    https://contenthub.bvsd.org/taghttps://contenthub.bvsd.org/tag{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}<p>​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​BVSD schools provide programming for Talented and Gifted (TAG) students based on their identified needs and in accordance with district <a href="http://www.bvsd.org/policies/Policies/IGBB-R.pdf">identification</a> policy, which is based on a body of evidence.   Student may be identified as talented and gifted in one or more of the following areas: </p><ul><li> ​General or specific intellectual ability​ </li><li> Specific academic aptitude </li><li> Creative or productive thinking​ </li><li> ​Leadership abilities </li><li><p>Visual arts, performing arts, musical or psychomotor abilities</p></li></ul><p> Schools follow the BVSD <a href="http://www.bvsd.org/policies/Policies/IKE.pdf">Acceleration</a> policy when making decisions about subject or grade level acceleration for students.  Some highly advanced gifted children may enter kindergarten or first grade early through  the BVSD <a href="http://www.bvsd.org/tag/Pages/EarlyAccessInformation.aspx">Early Access</a> policy.  <br>The classroom teacher is the primary provider of advanced academic services to students. Programming is documented in the student's <a href="http://www.bvsd.org/tag/TAGadvisordocuments/Shared%20Documents/ALP%20and%20IC%20documents/BVSD%20ALP%20Guide.pdf">Advanced Learning Plan</a> (ALP) or, at the secondary level, ​(<a href="https://www.cde.state.co.us/postsecondary/icap">ICAP​</a>). Programming may include academic, enrichment,  and affective (social emotional) supports and extensions.  </p><p>BVSD  sponsors four district-wide enrichment activities.  These are open to students whether they are identified as talented and gifted or not.   <br>More information is available at the links below.<span style="text-align:center;line-height:1.6;">​​</span></p><p> </p><ul><li> <a href="https://sites.google.com/a/bvsd.org/sciencefair/" style="text-align:center;line-height:1.6;">Corden Pharma Regional Science Fair</a> (grades 6-12)​<br></li><li> <a href="https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/destination-imagination" target="_blank" style="text-align:center;line-height:1.6;">Destination Imagi​nation Boulder </a> (grades k-12)<span style="text-align:center;line-height:1.6;">​</span><br></li><li> <a href="https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/history-day" target="_blank" style="text-align:center;line-height:1.6;">National History Day</a> (grades 6-12)​<br></li><li>​<a href="http://issuu.com/becky.whittenburg/docs/corrected_master_lit_mag_for_printi">District Literary Magazine​</a> (grades K-12)<br></li><ul><li>​<a href="http://www.bvsd.org/tag/Documents/2015%20Lit%20Mag%20guidelines.pdf">Guidelines​​</a><br></li></ul></ul><p> <br></p><div>​The BVSD <a href="https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/home" target="_blank">Advanced Academic Services</a> office supports schools and stakeholders, offers professional development, and oversees school based programming.  A wealth of information is available on the BVSD TAG <a href="https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/home" target="_blank">Webpage</a>.   <p>The TAG Educational Advisor is the primary  advocate for students, communications, and programming in the school. </p><p> <span style="line-height:1.6;">​For additi</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">onal information, please contact the </span> <span style="line-height:1.6;"></span><a href="https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/home" target="_blank" style="line-height:1.6;">BVSD Office of A​​dvanced Academic Services</a><span style="line-height:1.6;"> or join the BVSD TAG Listserv -an email list open to all who are interested which provides information about opportunities for children and parents in the local area.   </span><span style="line-height:1.6;">​​​​</span></p></div>

     

     

    Brooke Rakowhttp://eie.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/Brooke-Rakow.aspxhttp://eie.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/Brooke-Rakow.aspx{e7b9005f-a087-4d16-81f4-20faef0cb9c1}Brooke RakowGP0|#0aa1e5d4-96bd-43c0-9df0-d2fb025febce;L0|#00aa1e5d4-96bd-43c0-9df0-d2fb025febce|Talented and Gifted;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#ac90095b-9ee0-42c4-9b52-26efaebea9b3;GPP|#6ad9fbb3-bf89-49b8-9e36-ddd3131d80d6;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-6769brooke.rakow@bvsd.org

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