Talented and Gifted (TAG)

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    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​.

    The Talented and Gifted program at Mesa Elementary School includes academic and enrichment programs and support for the social and emotional needs of gifted students.  The TAG Educational Advisor is the primary advocate for students, communications, and programming in the school.
     
    The academic programming for talented and gifted students includes:
    1. Classroom differentiation for grades KG through 5 that utilizes tiered instruction and flexible grouping provided by highly trained and skilled teachers.
    2. Year-long push-in and pull-out academic programs administered by support staff for grades 3 through 5.
    3. 6th grade math.
     
    The social emotional programming and support for talented and gifted students and their families includes:
    1. Year-long push-in and pull-out programs administered by support staff for grades 3 through 5 that include stress reduction, group work, mindset, goal-setting, and other self-regulation and affective programming.
    2. Opportunities for parents to attend SENG groups and seminars available through BVSD and Boulder Valley Gifted and Talented (BVGT).
     
    Students may also be involved in enrichment activities and clubs.  Mesa offers a wide range of extra-curricular enrichment opportunities throughout the year including Math Olympiads, Chess Club, Junior Great Books, and Destination Imagination.  Information about local programs, quality resources, and classes about the characteristics of gifted students and specific parenting strategies is shared with families of TAG students and other interested parties.

     BVSD 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">BVSD GT </strong><a href="https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/home" target="_blank"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">Webpage</strong></a><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">.</span>  <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://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/identification/gt-identification?authuser=0">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"> BVSD </strong><a href="http://www.bvsd.org/policies/Policies/IKE.pdf"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">Acceleration</strong></a><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"> 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"> BVSD <a href="https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/identification/early-access?authuser=0">Early Access</a></strong><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"> policy</strong>.  <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" style="">Plan</span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style=""> (ALP)</span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style=""> or, at the secondary level,</span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style=""> ​(</span><a href="https://www.cde.state.co.us/postsecondary/icap"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="">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://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/science/corden-pharma-science-fair?authuser=0"><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://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/contests-enrichment/destination-imagination?authuser=0"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"><strong>Destination Imagination - NOCO Canyon Region</strong></span></a> (grades k-12)<br></li><li><a href="https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/contests-enrichment/national-history-day?authuser=0"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"><strong>Boulder Regional History Day</strong></span> </a>(grades 6-12)<br></li><li><a href="https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/contests-enrichment/spelling-bee?authuser=0"><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>

     Meet our Talented and Gifted Teacher

     

     

    Dana Kerchevalhttps://mee.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/Dana_Kercheval.aspxhttps://mee.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/Dana_Kercheval.aspx{5a1ab69c-634a-4b58-a57f-0a35912ea5e9}Dana KerchevalTAG EDUCATIONAL ADVISORGP0|#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-27bc329df1ff720-561-3060dana.kercheval@bvsd.org

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