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​.
    ​​​Superior Elementary Talented and Gifted Programming and Activities
     
    At Superior Elementary the TAG Educational Advisor is the primary advocate for students, communications, and programming in the school.
     
    The TAG Advisor at Superior is Carol Levine.
     
    The academic programming for talented and gifted students includes:
    • Differentiated instruction in all classrooms
    • Advanced Math groupings for third through fifth grades
    • Leveled reading groups at all grade levels
    • Language Arts and Math extensions with small groups of students
    The social emotional programming and support for talented and gifted students and their families include: 
    • District coordined SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of Gifted) groups for parents.
     
    Students may also be involved in the following enrichment activities and clubs:
    • Spelling Bee, Geography Bee, and Destination Imagination
    • After school clubs
     
    Parents were recently able to attend a Coffee Chat with Jennifer Barr, Coordinator of Advanced Academic Services, and Jenn Bedford, Superior Elementary Principal, to discuss BVSD's TAG program and the TAG programming options available at Superior Elementary. You can view the Power Point presentation from the Coffee Chat here.
     
     
    BVSD Endorsed TAG Links
    BVSD Endorsed TAG Links Web Part Menu 
     
    • BVSD TAG Page
      Further information about Boulder Valley School District's Department of Advanced Academics as well as links to helpful TAG related information.
    • BVSD TAG Policies and Identification
      Details of Boulder Valley School District policies for talented and gifted programming as well as the talented and gifted identification process.
    • BVSD TAG Programming Brochure
      PDF of Boulder Valley School District's official talented and gifted programming brochure.
    • Boulder Valley Gifted and Talented
      Boulder Valley Gifted and Talented (BVGT), an endorsed partner of Boulder Valley School District (BVSD), provides local gifted and talented educational programming and support to gifted students, parents of gifted children and educators.

     Talented and Gifted Information

     

     

    https://contenthub.bvsd.org/taghttps://contenthub.bvsd.org/tag{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}The BVSD TAG Office supports schools and stakeholders, offers professional development, and oversees school-based programming.  A wealth of information is available on the <strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="">BVSD TAG </strong><a href="https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/home" target="_blank"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="">Webpage</strong></a><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="">.</span>  <p>The TAG Educational Advisor is the primary advocate for students, communications, and programming in the school. <br></p><p>​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​BVSD schools provide programming for Talented and Gifted (TAG) students based on their identified needs and in accordance with <strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="">district </strong><a href="http://www.bvsd.org/policies/Policies/IGBB-R.pdf"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="">identification</strong></a><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style=""> policy</strong>, 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<br></p></li></ul><p> Schools follow the<strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style=""> BVSD </strong><a href="http://www.bvsd.org/policies/Policies/IKE.pdf"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="">Acceleration</strong></a><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style=""> policy</strong> 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<strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style=""> BVSD </strong><a href="https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/early-access?authuser=0"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="">Early Access</strong></a><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style=""> policy</strong>.  <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"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="">Advanced Learning Plan</strong></a><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style=""> (ALP)</strong> or, at the secondary level,<strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style=""> ​(</strong><a href="https://www.cde.state.co.us/postsecondary/icap"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="">ICAP​</strong></a><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="">)</strong>. 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><ul><li> <a href="https://sites.google.com/a/bvsd.org/sciencefair/" style="text-align:center;line-height:1.6;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style=""><strong>Corden Pharma Colorado Regional Science Fair</strong></span></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;"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="">Destination Imagi​nation - NOCO Canyon Region</strong></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;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style=""><strong>Boulder Regional History Day</strong></span></a> (grades 6-12)​<br></li><li><a href="https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/contestscompetitions-and-enrichment?authuser=0"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="">Barnes & Noble Regional Spelling Bee</strong></a> (grades 3-8)<br><br></li></ul><div>​<br></div>

     

     

    Carol Levinehttps://sue.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/carol_levine.aspxhttps://sue.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/carol_levine.aspx{a34022c0-c9d3-47b7-b606-15f20220e1a3}Carol LevineTAG TutorGP0|#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-27bc329df1ffcarol.levine@bvsd.orghttps://sue.bvsd.org/classes/Pages/tag.aspx, TAG website

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