There is renewed emphasis at the state and national level for Gifted and Talented (GT)/Advanced Placement programs. In addition, the College Board now requires all “AP” designated classes to undergo an audit process to ensure specific criteria are met. The DPI GT Consultant is bringing more visibility to the needs of GT students and requiring more accountability on the part of districts to meet Wisconsin requirements. CESA #4 works with the DPI to coordinate a GT grant which could benefit all CESA #4 districts. While all districts are required to name a GT Coordinator, most of those individuals wear many hats and have limited time and resources to support GT programming. CESA #4 will provide support for the GT coordinator, assist with relevant research, provide information on differentiation and identification, and help coordinate activities at the regional level.
Level 1 - Basic Service
- Updates from DPI and other state and national AP and GT resources
- Telephone and e-mail consultation including monthly GT newsletters with current GT topics
- Deliver CESA-based fall and spring (2) professional development opportunities to further implement GT at the district level. Topics may be related to Response to Intervention (RtI), Common Core State Standards, differentiated instruction, STEM, or socio-emotional needs of GT students. One district participant may attend at no charge. Additional participants may attend for a fee of $75 per educator per session.
Level 2 - Grant Writing Service
- Write DPI Gifted and Talented Consortium Grant
- Coordination of DPI Gifted and Talented Grant
Level 3 – District-Based Services
Districts may choose more service days. Service expectations, mutually
determined by the district and CESA #4, are based on local identified needs.
For more information, contact:
G-T and AP Director
(608) 786-4833; Toll Free (800) 514-3075
FAX (608) 786-4801
Donna Elsen, Program Assistant
(608) 786-4854; (800) 514-3075
Fax (608) 786-4801