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​.

    Identification of students as Talented and Gifted (TAG) 
    BVSD Schools provide programming for Talented and Gifted (TAG) students based on their identified needs and in accordance with district policy,IGBB, Programs for Gifted Students.
    Student are identified as Talented and Gifted through the district adopted identification process which is based on a body of evidence. 
    TAG Educational Advisors are advocates and support staff in BVSD schools for TAG students. The TAG Advisor at Emerald Elementary  is Danielle Shaw. She can be contacted by email danielle.shaw@bvsd.org or phone 720 561-8519
    Programming for Talented and Gifted Students
    In BVSD, the classroom teacher is the primary provider of advanced academic services to students in their targeted area(s)of strength to the greatest extent possible. The TAG Advisor supports the teacher in providing appropriate educational services to TAG students. Programming provided to TAG identified students is documented in the student's Advanced Learning Plan (ALP).
    Enrichment Opportunities
    Schools provide students with activities and opportunities that enrich their educational experiences. Any interested student is invited and encouraged to participate. Enrichment activities.
    At Emerald Elementary, we offer students the opportunity to be involved in:
    -Dragon School
    -National Spelling Bee Competition-4th & 5th grade
    -Battle of the Books- 3rd & 4th grade
    -Literary Magazine- K-5th grade

    The BVSD Office of Advanced Academic Services has provided schools with books and resources over the years. These materials address the social/emotional characteristics of children who are gifted, varieties of differentiation strategies for instruction, information regarding specific populations of gifted children including factors of gender, culture, ethnicity, twice exceptionality, and more. Staff and parents are invited to check these resources out. At Emerald Elementary, these materials are housed in the multipurpose room. Additional resources are available from the Office of Advanced Academic Services.
    Additional Information
    BVSD TAG Website - This comprehensive website provides information about gifted children and gifted education
    Office of Advanced Academic Services
    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 Gray Matters Newsletter, interesting events (like meteor showers and Pi Day), and more. To subscribe to the low-medium volume list, email becky.whittenburg@bvsd.org with your request.
    SENG Groups - Discussion groups for parent of TAG students
    BVSD Acceleration Policy - Promotion, nonpromotion and acceleration of students 
    Early Access - For highly advanced children who fail to meet the age requirements for entering kindergarten or first grade
    BVGT - Boulder Valley Gifted and Talented, the local affiliate organization of the Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented
    CAGT - Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented
    NAGC - National Association for Gifted Children​

     Talented and Gifted Information



    https://contenthub.bvsd.org/taghttps://contenthub.bvsd.org/tag{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}The BVSD Gifted & Talented (GT) 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"></strong><a href="https://www.bvsd.org/parents-students/academics/gifted-and-talented">BVSD GT Webpage.  </a><div><br><p>The Gifted & Talented Advisor (GTA) is the primary advocate for students, communications, and programming in the school. <br></p><p>​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​BVSD schools provide programming for GT students based on their identified needs and in accordance with <strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"><a href="https://www.bvsd.org/parents-students/academics/gifted-and-talented#fs-panel-9643">district identification policy</a></strong> which is based on a body of evidence.   Students may be identified as Gifted & Talented 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"> </strong><a href="https://www.bvsd.org/about/board-of-education/policies/policy/~board/i-policies/post/promotion-nonpromotion-and-acceleration-of-students-regulation"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">BVSD Acceleration policy</strong></a> 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"> </strong><a href="https://www.bvsd.org/parents-students/academics/gifted-and-talented#fs-panel-9758"><strong>BVSD Early Access policy. </strong> </a><br>The classroom teacher is the primary provider of advanced academic services to students. Programming is documented in the student's Advanced Learning <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">Plan</span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"> (ALP)</span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"> or, at the secondary level,</span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"> ​(</span><a href="https://www.cde.state.co.us/postsecondary/icap"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">ICAP​</span></a><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">)</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 GT 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://www.bvsd.org/parents-students/academics/content-areas/science/science-fair"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"><strong>Corden Pharma Colorado Regional Science Fair </strong></span></a>(grades 6-12)​<br></li><li><a href="https://www.bvsd.org/parents-students/academics/gifted-and-talented/destination-imagination"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"><strong>Destination Imagination - NOCO Canyon Region</strong></span></a> (grades k-12)<br></li><li><a href="https://www.bvsd.org/parents-students/academics/gifted-and-talented/history-day"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"><strong>Boulder Regional History Day</strong></span> </a>(grades 6-12)<br></li><li><a href="https://www.bvsd.org/parents-students/academics/gifted-and-talented/spelling-bee"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"><strong>Boulder Valley Regional Spelling Bee</strong></span></a><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"> </span>(grades 3-8)<br></li></ul><div>​<br></div></div>



    Betsy Shehigianhttps://eme.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/Betsy_Shehigian.aspxhttps://eme.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/Betsy_Shehigian.aspx{92ae6e1f-3307-4f82-b289-49828650d1cd}Betsy ShehigianTAG TutorGP0|#0aa1e5d4-96bd-43c0-9df0-d2fb025febce;L0|#00aa1e5d4-96bd-43c0-9df0-d2fb025febce|Gifted and Talented;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#ac90095b-9ee0-42c4-9b52-26efaebea9b3;GPP|#6ad9fbb3-bf89-49b8-9e36-ddd3131d80d6;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-8519betsy.shehigian@bvsd.org