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Professional Development for Gifted Education

The following professional development opportunities have been created by gifted professionals across the state.  To learn more about each option click on the title or other additional resource links.

Advanced Learning Plans (ALPs)

Resources to support implementation of standards-aligned ALPs

NEW Depth & Complexity 2.0

This is the second iteration of Empowering Students to Think and Learn Using the Depth & Complexity Framework professional development project to be offered in the 2018-19 school year.  The application and preregistration period for next year’s version of the Depth & Complexity Framework is now open through April 13, 2018.  

Directors' Meeting Breakout Sessions

A listing of previous Directors' Meeting breakout sessions

Empowering Students to Think & Learn using the Depth & Complexity Framework

The Office of Gifted Education has designated the Depth & Complexity Framework as a focus for statewide professional learning to support the next cycle of program plans.

Focuses on Best Practices in Gifted Education

Focus on Best Practices in Gifted Education is a series of interactive tutorials.

NEW Gifted Education Summer Symposium

Underrepresented populations in gifted Education: Day 1: Keynote and breakout sessions. Day 2: Full day workshop with Eric Jensen.

Gifted Education Tuesdays - G.E.T.

Gifted Education Tuesdays are interactive webinars (via Zoom) on selected Tuesdays for exploring practices in gifted education. 
Click here for information and to register for upcoming G.E.T. sessions

Gifted Identification Assessment

Access guidance and resources on gifted identification. 

Online Modules

The Office of Gifted Education created seven online modules through a Jacob Javits Grants.  These modules are offered annually statewide. 

Schedule of Online Modules

Regional Offerings

Information about professional learning by Colorado regions

Right 4 Rural Professional Development Module

Colorado’s Underrepresented Populations in Gifted Education:  A Professional Development Module for Facilitating Learning (PPT)

Twice-Exceptional Education

Definition, resources and professional learning opportunities to support twice-exceptional students.








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