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Gifted and Talented Learning in Project-Based Learning

Meadowlark School is not a “Focus School;” however, there is an intense focus on personalizing learning to make sure it is challenging, meaningful and engaging for every student. Students who are currently identified as Talented and Gifted under BVSD’s identification process continue to receive the support and enrichment identified in their Individual Learning Plans. Students who demonstrate exceptional background knowledge and skills are engaged in challenging and meaningful learning opportunities to enrich their learning. Learning is personalized for each student and families are involved in developing plans to support student needs. The flexible grouping within the learning community ensures all students receive instruction at their current level of performance and are engaged in rigorous projects to ensure academic growth. All students learn how to take the lead role in their own learning and teacher advisors monitor their work and progress.

  • The BVSD Gifted & Talented (GT) Office supports schools and stakeholders, offers professional development, and oversees school-based programming.  A wealth of information is available on the BVSD GT Webpage.  

     

    The Gifted & Talented Advisor (GTA) is the primary advocate for students, communications, and programming in the school. 

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Dana Oppenheimer

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School / Department
Meadowlark School
Department
Instructional Support Team
Location(s)
Meadowlark School, Default Location
Job Title
Para

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School Phone
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Biography

Dana is from Boulder. She attended University of Colorado where she received her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Regis University where she received her BS in Nursing. Dana is new to working for the school district but has loved joining the community. She lives in Erie with her son who attends Meadowlark. In her spare time, Dana loves to do crafts, play games with her son, reading, listening to music, gardening and skiing.

BVSD schools provide programming for Gifted and Talented (GT) students based on their identified needs and in accordance with district identification policy, which is based on a body of evidence. The BVSD Gifted & Talented (GT) Office supports schools and stakeholders, offers professional development, and oversees school-based programming.  A wealth of information is available on the BVSD.org Gifted and Talented page.  

The Gifted & Talented Advisor (GTA) is the primary advocate for students, communications, and programming in the school. 

BVSD schools provide programming for GT students based on their identified needs and in accordance with district identification policy which is based on a body of evidence.   Students may be identified as Gifted & Talented in one or more of the following areas:

  • General or specific intellectual ability
  • Specific academic aptitude
  • Creative or productive thinking
  • Leadership abilities
  • Visual arts, performing arts, musical or psychomotor abilities

Schools follow the BVSD Acceleration policy when making decisions about subject or grade level acceleration for students.  Some highly advanced gifted children may enter kindergarten or first grade early through  the BVSD Early Access policy.  

The classroom teacher is the primary provider of advanced academic services to students. Programming is documented in the student's Advanced Learning Plan (ALP) or, at the secondary level, ‚Äč(ICAP). Programming may include academic, enrichment,  and affective (social emotional) supports and extensions.  

BVSD sponsors district-wide enrichment activities.  These are open to students whether they are identified as GT or not. Learn more on the BVSD.org Gifted and Talented page.  

  • Corden Pharma Colorado Regional Science Fair (Grades 6-12)
  • Destination Imagination - NOCO Canyon Region (Grades k-12)
  • Boulder Regional History Day (Grades 6-12)
  • Boulder Valley Regional Spelling Bee (Grades 3-8)
  • Math Olympiads (Grades 4 and 5)
  • Battle of the Books (Grades 3-12)