• All children have the right to progress at an academically appropriate level of challenge.
  • Kansas is one of a few states that provides a mandate to identify and provide services to gifted children in Kindergarten through 12th grade under the umbrella of special education.
  • ​Without proper identification and appropriate services gifted children are at a great risk for failing to meet their potential.
  • Gifted education is not about status, it is about meeting student needs.
  • Advanced learners are found in all cultures, ethnic backgrounds and socioeconomic groups.
  • Gifted learners also have learning and physical disabilities.  These "twice-exceptional" students often go undetected in regular classrooms, because their disability and gifts mask each other; making them appear "average."
  • Most gifted learners spend over 80% of their school day in the regular classroom, but 61% of their teachers have no training in gifted interventions and needs.

 Robert Bovaird


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 Connor Bechard 


Educators

Open Position in Topeka School District 501

Elementary Gifted Facilitator


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Contact Director of Special Education Jen Harrington

Gifted Coordinator Stacey Kramer

      8/30/2018



Congratulations to the KGTC Mentorship Program Winners

KGTC selected two gifted educators in their first year of teaching gifted education to be the recipients of the first annual KGTC Mentorship Program.  Robert Bovaird and Connor Bechard received free tuition to KGTC's 2018 Annual Conference and will be mentored for a year by an experienced gifted educator. 

Congratulations!


Open Gifted/Enrichment Positions in Kansas

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Kansas State Department of Education Gifted Education Services 

KSDE is a websource that contains many useful links for gifted educators including the Effective Practices Instructional Kit, Data Sources and Gifted Education Documents.  

Click the title above to go to the main Gifted Education Services page.


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