Thursday, March 14, 2013

GT 101: Characteristics of Gifted Learners and How DPS Supports all Learner Needs

Come learn about the needs of gifted and highly gifted learners. We will dispel myths about gifted education and explain how DPS gifted services are designed to meet the needs of all learners.

Rebecca McKinney and Robin Greene

of Denver Public Schools Gifted and Talented Department

Wednesday, April 17th

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Westerly Creek Elementary School — Cafeteria
8800 E. 28th Avenue, Denver 80238

Rebecca McKinney, Academic Program Manager for the DPS Gifted and Talented Department, holds a Masters degree in Special Education: Gifted and Talented and has experience working with gifted learners from preschool to 11th grade. Her background also includes elementary, early childhood, and physical education. Rebecca is a Denver native who lives with her husband, two highly gifted children, and dog.

Robin Greene, a Gifted and Talented Specialist who also coordinates the Advanced Kindergarten Program, holds a Masters in Education Administration with a Gifted Focus and has been a classroom teacher and GT Coordinator, and served in Administration in TX. In her 3 years in Denver, she has worked with students from Kindergarten through 8th grade as both an HGT Teacher and a GT Itinerant teacher. She and her husband have two dogs and one cat to keep them busy and enjoy the mountain air of Colorado.

For DAGT event inquiries email

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Personality Type and Your Child - April 24

Using the MMTIC to understand and support your child's needs.

This is a great opportunity - DAGT has 20 free spots available! MMTIC reports provided for your chid on the night!

Email your contact details to to register.

Tuesday, April 24
6.30 - 8.00pm
Teller Elementary School - Cafeteria
1150 Garfield Street Denver

Charlene Brock, Master Practitioner, MBTI will be presenting. She applies her type knowledge to educational consulting, life coaching, and individual interpretations for students and adults. The Myer Briggs Type Indictor (MBTI) has long been effectively used in the workplace to help individuals understand both themselves and how they relate to others. The Murphy-Mesigeier Type Indicator for Children (MMTIC) is the children's version that can be taken by students in 2nd through 12th grade. This presentation will guide you in identifying your child's personality type preferences and how those preferences relate to communication, learning and self-understanding. After signing up, you'll be invited to go online with your child and have them answer the questionnaire. Results will be compiled and available at the presentation. Students take the instrument and an adult will be expected to attend the session.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Divergent Thinking - Strategies that Work!

There'll be a presentation on Divergent Thinking - Strategies for your children that work!

on Thursday March 15
at Carson Elementary, 5420 E First Avenue, Denver
6.30 - 8.00 pm

Also presented will be information on free web resources that your children can use to blow the socks of their teachers with book reports and projects!

This is a free event and hope to see you there!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Tuesday Talkfest - January 24

We hope you'll join us for our next Talkfest at 10.30am at Panera's, 2466 S. Colorado Blvd (University Hills).

We'll be looking at the need for continuing advocacy. Click here for the NAGC article we'll be discussing.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Anxiety and the Gifted Child - December 6

Lindsey Reinert and Jenny Fredrickson will be presenting "Anxiety and the Gifted Child"
Come join us at 6.30pm on Decmeber 6 at
Merrill Middle School
1551 South Monroe St, Denver
This event is free of charge. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tuesday Talkfest - November 15

Tuesday's Talkfest will be on an article about Building Resilience. Looking forward to seeing you at 10.30 am at Panera's, 2466 Sth Colorado Bvd (University Hills Panera's), Denver. Click here to read the article.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Tuesday Talkfest - October 25

Tuesday Talkfest will be on October 25 at 10.30
We'll be discussing Dr Linda Silverman's article on bullying. Click here to see the article.
Please join us at Panera's, 2466 Sth Colorado Bvd, Denver (University Hills Paneras).
Looking forward to seeing you!