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Eagle County meetings to focus on gifted education

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE, Colorado – Members of the public will have two chances to hear about the new direction of gifted education in Eagle County Schools at upcoming community meetings.

On Monday and Tuesday, parents and community members will have the opportunity to meet the educators specializing in gifted services, as well as other parents of gifted learners in the district. Topics discussed will include reading your child’s Advanced Learning Plan and advocating for your gifted students. The talk will also cover Response to Intervention, covering what it is and how it affects your gifted child.

“I’m very excited about the progress we’re making with our gifted and talented program here in Eagle County Schools,” said Lori Seelig, district assistant director of exceptional students services. “We have a gifted and talented advisory council that has been hard at work helping us hammer out details for a new program design and our gifted specialists are working through cluster meetings to help teachers support our advanced learners in the regular classroom.”

Due to the state’s support of Response to Intervention as a model for gifted programming, Eagle County Schools has been studying that particular design, defining just exactly what that means for students and determining how to best serve this exceptional population.

“I am looking forward to building a bond with parents of gifted students to forge a school-to-home partnership that enhances the overall education experience for these kids,” Seelig said.

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