Announcing KSDE & KGTC Cooperative Venture

The Kansas Sate Department of Education and the Kansas Association for Gifted, Talented, and Creative are working together to complite list of giftted educators in Kansas for the purpose of sharing identification criteria, starting IEP golal banks, and developing networking between all areas of the state.

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Educators


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. Michelle Lewis and Rose Lawler received free tuition to KGTC's 2019 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.

KGTC Mentorship Program Winners​

2018 - 2019  Robert Bovaird

2018 - 2019  Connor Bechard

2019 - 2020  Michelle Lewis

2019-2020  Rose Lawler




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Rose Lawler 


Shawnee Mission School District

Part-time Gifted Position at Santa Fe Elementary Schhol

Required days Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday

Contact Jennifer Dancer at jenniferdancer@smsd.org or

Christine Garrett at christinegarrett@smsd.org


Beloit School District #273 

see the Special Education Teacher listing

Click HERE for District #273 Job Openings and Application


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About Gifted.....


Michelle Lewis 

  • 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.