Events


DCAGT Networking & Year End Wrap-Up Program
     Date: May 11, 2017
     Time: 6:30 to 8:00 pm
     Location:  Stonegate Village Community Center, 10326 Stonegate Pkwy, Parker, CO 80134
     RSVP
:  https://goo.gl/forms/kZR1olDFCAGD3VrZ2

Upcoming PROGRAMS
College & Career Readiness
Mensa Youth Program
GT Advocacy
GT Identification Process
Movie Nights & Discussion





PAST EVENTS


Topic: Brain Balance Workshop Hosted by Mackintosh Academy

     Date: April 14, 2017
     Time: 4:00 to 5:00 pm
     Location:  7018 S. Prince St., Littleton, CO 80120

     RSVP: By April 11 to Kristi Espineria via email at kristi@mackintoshacademy.com

The College Journey with Barb Cousins, MBA, College Coach, CollegeChoiceToday.com
     Date: April 13, 2017
     Time: 6:30 to 8:00 pm
     Location:  Stonegate Village Community Center, 10326 Stonegate Pkwy, Parker, CO 80134
     RSVP:  
https://goo.gl/forms/QnKUHJBwRKy9WEi93


DCAGT Board Meeting
     Date: April 12, 2017
     Time: 6:30 pm
     Location:  Panera Bread, 9233 Park Meadows Drive, Lone Tree, CO 80124

      We are looking for leadership & committee members.  Please fill out our volunteer interest form

2nd Annual Personalized Learning Community Resource Fair

A Collaboration with DCSEAC, DCAGT, DCSD, Latino Community & Cultural Outreach of Douglas County
     Date: April 5, 2017
     Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
     Location:  Chapparral High School, 15655 Brookstone Drive, Parker, CO 80134

     DetailsMeet local/national groups providing families a variety of support services for: 
  • Special Education
  • Gifted Education
  • English Language Development
  • Health and Wellness
  • Mental Health
  • Literacy . . . and more!
~ Connect and network with district specialists and representatives
~ Get answers to “what’s next?” for your child or “what can I do” to help your child be successful in school and in the community.

     View the Flyer to learn more. 

Different by Design; Moving from Feeling Defective to Being Distinctive with Sharon M. Barnes, LCSW Therapist for Sensitive and Gifted
     DCAGT - Monthly Gathering

     Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017
     Time: 6:30 to 8:00 pm
     Location:  Stonegate Village Metropolitan District, 10326 Stonegate Pkwy, Parker, CO 80134
     RSVP:  https://goo.gl/forms/zo2t7FNE59HL1sg22 
     More Info:  http://www.dcagt.com/p/different-by-design-moving-from-feeling.html


Topic: Sleep Hygiene
    Presented By: DCSD Parent University
     Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017
     Time: 7:00 to 8:30 pm
     Location:  Sky Ridge Medical Center, 10101 RidgeGate Parkway, Lone Tree, CO 80124
     RSVP

 Thursday, February 23, 2017
     CAGT's Legislative Day at the Capitol is a solid, grassroots effort to get our gifted students in front of the people who are making policy about their education. We want legislators to remember the GT students who shadowed them, the questions they asked, and the concerns they had. We want them to recognize what these students are capable of bringing to the world. 

Topic: Beyond Giftedness Conference
     Date:  Friday, February, 24, 2017
     More Info & Registration

Topic: Hands on Demonstration: The Nervous System, Posture, Healthy Habits & Chiropractic Care Presented by Dr. Hannah Culbertson
     Date: Friday, February 24, 2017
     Time: 4:15 to 5:30 pm
     Location:  791 Southpark Drive, Unit 400, Littleton, CO 80120
     RSVP:  http://dcagt.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=88d17d0863d0db7cbf08a6f90&id=9ea0b88de1&e=d70672c068



Topic: Mackintosh Academy: Girls in Science and Design: Hands-On Workshop and Discussion
     Hosted By: Mackintosh Academy
     Date: Saturday, February 25, 2017
     Time: 1:00 to 3:00 pm
     Location: 7018 S. Prince St., Littleton, CO 80120
     RSVP:  beth@mackintoshacademy.com
     Description: For girls 9-13 and their parents, this FREE event will offer hands-on workshops led by scientists, and a panel to discuss how we can empower girls to maintain and grow their interest in science, design, innovation and exploration.   

Topic: Creating 21st Century Innovators - New Paths to Success - Ian Byrd - Presenter
    Sponsored by Boulder Valley Gifted and Talented (BVGT)
     Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
     Location:  Boulder, CO
     FLYER
     BVGT Website to RSVP

Topic: DCSD Mental Health Symposium
    Presented By: DCSD Parent University
     Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017
     Time: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
     Location:  Highlands Ranch High School, 9375 Cresthill Lane, Highlands Ranch, CO 80130
     RSVP
Topic: Transformational Leadership: Inspirations and Issues in Gifted Education
     Presented By: The Daniel L. Richie Endowed Chair in Gifted Education (formally The Institute for the Development of Gifted Education - IDGE)
    Date: February 8 & 9, 2017
  
Topic: Educational Fit Panel Discussion
     Date: Thursday, February 9, 2017
     Time: 6:30 to 8:00 pm
     Location:  Stonegate Village Community Center, 10326 Stonegate Pkwy, Parker, CO 80134
     RSVP:  https://goo.gl/forms/a3oxxx4B4sc6Di963


**SOLD OUT** - Topic: Screenagers
    Presented By: DCSD Parent University
     Date: Thursday, February 9, 2017
     Time: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
     Location:  Highlands Ranch High School, 9375 Cresthill Lane, Highlands Ranch, CO 80130

Topic: The Gifted Guru - Lisa Van Gemert
     Co-Sponsored By: DCSD Gifted Education Office & DCAGT

 Tuesday, January 31, 2017

     RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScN-dUTbsHBD3q7E7PSWUWdP7Z0DSol6KQ4L945DbAGoUrRqA/viewform        

Topic: Mackintosh Academy: Taste of the Apple Open House & Annual Meeting
     Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017
     Time: 5:00 to 7:30 pm
     Location: 7018 S. Prince St., Littleton, CO 80120
     RSVP:  beth@mackintoshacademy.com

Topic: Mackintosh Academy: Admissions Open House at the Littleton Campus
 Tuesday, January 10, 2017
beth@mackintoshacademy.com

Topic: Challenges of Raising Gifted Children with Kim Servia
     Date: Thursday, January 12, 2017
     Time: 6:30 to 8:00 pm
     Location:  Stonegate Village Community Center, 10326 Stonegate Pkwy, Parker, CO 80134
     RSVP:  https://goo.gl/forms/oRvlUp7vuE0wsqAt2

Topic: Free Practice SAT Tests for HS Juniors
     Date: Saturday, January 7, 2017
     More Information & to RSVP 


DCAGT Parent Coffee - Lone Tree / Highlands Ranch Area
     Date: December 7, 2016
     Time: 9:30 a.m.
     Location: Panera Bread, 9233 Park Meadows Dr, Lone Tree, CO
     LoneTree/HighlandsRanch RSVP 
     More Info:  http://www.dcagt.com/p/coffee.html 

Wildcat Mountain Elementary School 2016 Craft & Vendor Bazaar
     Date: December 3, 2016
     Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
     Location: 6585 Lionshead Parkway, Highlands Ranch, CO 80124
     Description:  DCAGT will have a table; come and say hello!
     More Info: Facebook Event 

DCAGT Parent Coffee - Parker Area
     Date: November 30, 2016
     Time: 9:30 a.m.
     Location: Panera Bread, 11290 Twenty Mile Road, Parker CO
     Parker RSVP
     More Info:  http://www.dcagt.com/p/coffee.html 

DCSD Parent University - Internet Safety by DCSD IT
     Date: November 30, 2016
     Time: 6:00 p.m.
     Location: Rocky Heights Middle School in Highlands Ranch
     More Info & RSVP

DCAGT Parent Coffee - Castle Rock Area
     Date: November 16, 2016
     Time: 9:30 a.m.
     Location: Panera Bread, 32 East Allen Street, Castle Rock, CO
      CastleRock RSVP     

     More Info:  http://www.dcagt.com/p/coffee.html 

Parent Education Webinar on Emotional Resilience

     Presented by: Mackintosh Academy
     Date:  Tuesday, November 15, 2016
     Location: ONLINE
     Time:   7 - 8 pm ONLINE. 
     RSVP:  Email kristi@mackintoshacademy.com to RSVP and get login information.
     Description: Join Sharon Barnes, MSSW, LCSW, therapist for the gifted and sensitive, for an informative webinar on the 12 steps to emotional resilience that help sensitive, gifted kids become social-emotional ACES, that is, skilled experts -- in the social-emotional realm. These steps specifically build internal skills that address the issues identified in the acronym ACES: Asynchrony, social skills, Emotional Resilience and Self-Esteem.

Drop-In Open House

     Presented by: Mackintosh Academy
     Date: Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016
     Time:  9 -10 am
     Location: 7018 S. Prince St., Littleton, CO 80120
     RSVP:  RSVP not required. Contact beth@mackintoshacademy.com or call (303) 794-6222 to RSVP.
     Description:  We welcome all families to come tour the Mackintosh campus to observe classes and meet our warm and welcoming community. Learn more about what our school has to offer for your gifted and creative child — whole-child focused, inquiry-based IB programming, art and P.E. daily, Spanish, greenhouse science lab, and more!
DCSD Gifted Education Discovery Program Parent Information Session
     Date: November 10, 2016
     Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm
     Location: Pine Lane Elementary  (*Innovation Lab) * Pine Lane Elementary, North Campus - enter through west door by flag pole
     https://www.dcsdk12.org/gifted-education

IQ Testing Your Child by Dr. Veronica Johnson, Clinical Psychologist
     Co-Sponsored by: DCAGT & Envision Counseling Clinic
     Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2016
     Time: 6:30 to 8:00 pm
     Location:  Stonegate Village Metropolitan District, 10252 Stonegate Pkwy, Parker, CO 80134
     RSVP:  https://goo.gl/forms/sz6XNYAhSoinZyAZ2
     More Info: http://www.dcagt.com/p/iq-testing-your-child.html


DCSD Gifted Education Discovery Program Parent Information Session
     Date: November 9, 2016
     Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm
     Location: Acres Green Elementary  (Gym)
     https://www.dcsdk12.org/gifted-education

DCAGT Parent Coffee - Castle Rock Area
     Date: November 9, 2016
     Time: 9:30 a.m.
     Location: Panera Bread, 32 East Allen Street, Castle Rock, CO
     CastleRock RSVP     
     More Info:  http://www.dcagt.com/p/coffee.html 

DCAGT Parent Coffee - Lone Tree / Highlands Ranch Area
     Date: November 2, 2016
     Time: 9:30 a.m.
     Location: Panera Bread, 9233 Park Meadows Dr, Lone Tree, CO
     LoneTree/HighlandsRanch RSVP 
     More Info:  http://www.dcagt.com/p/coffee.html 

DCAGT Board Meeting
     Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2016
     Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
     Location: Panera Restaurant, Lone Tree

DCSD Parent University - Financing College by Wells Fargo
     Date: November 2, 2016
     Time: 6:00 p.m.
     Location: Cimarron Middle School in Parker
     More Info & RSVP

Taste of the Apple
     Presented by: Mackintosh Academy
     Date:  Thursday, Oct. 27
     Time: 6 -8 pm
     Location:  7018 S. Prince St., Littleton, CO 80120
     RSVP to beth@mackintoshacademy.com or (303) 794-6222
     Description:  Come enjoy the Mackintosh experience and participate in teacher-guided inquiry. Find out why Mackintosh truly offers the whole apple, preparing children for a world yet to be imagined. Tour our award-winning school and meet parent, teacher and student ambassadors to learn more about our IB programming for gifted and creative learners.

DCAGT Parent Coffee - Parker Area
     Date: October 26, 2016
     Time: 9:30 a.m.
     Location: Panera Bread, 11290 Twenty Mile Road, Parker CO
     Parker RSVP
     More Info:  http://www.dcagt.com/p/coffee.html 

DCSD Gifted Education Discovery Program Parent Information Session
     Date:  October 26, 2016
     Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
     Location: Northridge Elementary (Gym)
     https://www.dcsdk12.org/gifted-education

DCSD Gifted Education Discovery Program Parent Information Session
     Date: October 20, 2016
    Time:  6:00pm to 7:00pm
     Location: Renaissance ELOB  (Library)
     https://www.dcsdk12.org/gifted-education

Learning Ally Yes Ambassadors - What We Want You to Know About Dyslexia

     Date:  October 20, 2016
     Time:  6:30 PM
     Location:  Rocky Heights Middle School Commons 11033 Monarch Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80124
     More Info:  Flyer
     
DCSD Parent University - Food On the Go! Fuel Up for Health and Success by DCSD Nutrition Services
     Date: October 20, 2016
     Time: 6:00 p.m.
     Location: Cresthill Middle School in Highlands Ranch
     More Info & RSVP

     Presented by DCAGT, Parent University & the DCSD Gifted Education Office
     Date: Wednesday, October 19
     Time:  6:00 - 7:30 pm
     Location: Cresthill Middle School, 9195 Cresthill Ln, Highlands Ranch, CO 80130
     RSVP: GT 101
     RSVP: Center for Bright Kids

SENG Parent Group - 8 Week Course on Thursdays
           Sept. 29-Nov. 17, 2016 / Social Emotional Needs Gifted

Applying for College (Parent University prog)
September 9, 2015, 7PM, FREE
Cimarron MS Library, Parker

“Most Likely to Succeed” movie screening & discussion
Sponsored by the www.RenaisanceCharterSchool.org
September 12, 2015 at 11 am / $20.00 fee
Alamo Draft House & Cinema, Littleton

GT 101 and breakout sessions for either
1.  How to best complete the Discovery Application
   Or,
2.  How to best complete your child’s ALP/ Advanced Learning Plan.
September 30, 2015 at 7 pm, FREE
Castle Rock Middle School, Castle Rock

“Most Likely to Succeed” movie screening & discussion
Co-sponsored by the Mackintosh Academy
October 7, 2015, Time TBD
Location TBD


College Planning & the Family Corporation (Parent University prog)
October 14, 2015, 7PM, FREE
Cimarron Middle School, Parker

Dr. Bertie Kingore, national known GT speaker (www.bertiekingore.com/)
This program is co-sponsored with the DCSD GT office & the Parent University.
Hope On-line Learning Academy, Englewood, FREE
October 28, 2015 at 6:30 pm
more details


School Choice Fairs (Parent University prog)               
November 12, 2015, FREE


Social & Emotional / Mental Health Support
in partnership with DCSEAC (Douglas Cty Spec Ed Advisory Council)
Douglas County High School, Castle Rock, FREE
November 19, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Strategies for the Energetic and Distracted Child (Parent Univ program)
December 12, 2015, 1PM, FREE
Sky Ridge Medical Center, Lone Tree

Understanding Dyslexia 

1/27/16 6:30 pm at Eldorado Elementary, Highlands Ranch
Sponsored by Learning Ally's YES! Ambassadors (students)
Click here for PDF flyer

Mackintosh Academy, Littleton offerings

“I am a Scientist” Parent/Child Workshop  (Sunday, January 24th 2:00 - 4:00 pm)
Different By Design - Parent Education Event (Wednesday February 10, 6:30 - 8:00 pm)

Institute for the Development of Gifted Education’s 2016 Conference

February 4, 2016 8:00 am-4:00 pm at University of Denver Campus
Policy Symposium w/reception on Wednesday evening 4:30-7:00  
Click here for more information

What is the Twice Exceptional / 2E Student and Why Does it Matter?

February 17th, 6-8 pm at Acres Green Elementary School (Lone Tree area)
RSVP here

Beyond Giftedness Conference 

Friday February 19, 2016, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Arvada Center for the Arts
Click here for PDF flyer

DCAGT Board Meeting 

Please join us on Thursday, March 3rd at Panera Restaurant, Lone Tree from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

The Personalized Learning Resource Fair: Resources from the community for Special Education, Gifted and Talented and Twice Exceptional Learners and their families.

Thursday March 10th, 6:30-8:30PM at Chaparral High School, Parker

DCAGT Parent Coffees

Most Thursdays in January & March. Most Tuesdays in February.
Click here for more information


SENG/ Social Emotional Needs Gifted
8 week parent program: March 31, April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5, May 12, and May 19
More Information