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Gifted Matters- October 2013

October 18, 2013

Welcome to the October 2013 edition of Gifted Matters.

CISD’s new GTi services are well under way; our learners and GT specialists are all very excited about all the changes. The various GT Curriculum Nights provided useful information  about GT Intervention Services (GTi). If you were unable to attend, or still have questions, or just want to find out more, visit the CISD Gifted and Talented webpage.

The article Gifted and Talented Interventions- Going from Good to Great in our Sept 2013 newsletter was the first article in a series of newsletter articles that will highlight specific improvements to our GT services. This month Deanna Harrell, CISD Director of Advanced Academics shares information on the measures for identification of GT learners in the article  GTi- Assessment and Identification.

Please join us in welcoming Heather Cato, CISD’s new Director of Language Arts. Ms. Cato joins CISD from Grapevine/Colleyville ISD. We are eager and excited to see the direction in which she will navigate the LA curriculum at CISD. We wish her all the best in her new role.

CGA’s mission is  to “support gifted children, their parents and educators, in Coppell and beyond.” And no one understands this more than the individuals who volunteer on the CGA Board- they put in hours of work behind the scenes, to increase awareness, provide information, support the educators and champion the cause of gifted education for our children. A new school year means it is time to introduce our 2013-2014 CGA board; please join us in welcoming all our new (and returning) CGA board members

It is not too late to renew your annual CGA membership. Joining CGA has a lot of benefits- a monthly newsletter, podcasts, and the CGA lending library, free admission to CGA speaker programs, early registration discounts and priority access to Mosaic enrichment programs, being just a few.  Join CGA now  and make the most of your annual membership.

Don’t forget- 0ur 6th Annual Creative Writing Competition is open to all students grades 3-12. Students can submit entries in 3 categories- fiction, non-fiction and poetry.  The deadline for entries is Dec 5, 2013. For more information on the competition, click on the Competitions tab above.

We hope that you will enjoy the information included in this newsletter and find it useful.  We’d love to have your feedback on how we are doing, and what you’d like to read about in the future. Email us, comment on the blog or Facebook, or contact your campus rep; we’d love to hear from you.

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