The Gifted and Talented department is excited to offer three free virtual events with Erin Walsh from the Spark & Stitch Institute at 7 p.m. Dec. 9, Jan. 13 and Feb. 10. Topics include Staying Engaged in Learning: The Science of Motivation; Parenting in a Pandemic: The Many Faces of Stress; and Parenting in a Pandemic: Setting Limits and Avoiding Power Struggles. Learn more.
Families from Bloomington and across the Twin Cities choose our Gifted and Talented programs for the opportunity to help highly academic and creatively gifted students continue to grow and be challenged.
More than simply differentiating curriculum, our programs are designed to enhance the unique capabilities of gifted children. Our programs include five major components:
- Integrated Curriculum
- Critical thinking and creative expression
- Social and emotional development and enhancement
- Family engagement and parent education
- Taught by Gifted Ed. Specialists and GT trained teachers
Our programs are classroom or cohort-based using rigorous, research-based curriculum and instruction. Programming begins in 2nd grade with multiple options through 12th grade.
In addition to our application-based programs, students in all grades benefit from differentiated teaching with options for advanced learning and enrichment opportunities supported by Gifted & Talented staff.
- Accelerate newsletter
- Erin Walsh presents Parenting in a Pandemic three-part series:
- Five Things Kids Need To Regulate and Recharge
- How To Stay Connected To Kids During Stressful Times
- What Gratitude Is, What It Isn’t, And How It Can Help Kids Cope
- Subscribe to Spark & Stitch
- Online Spark & Stitch classes: Parents can use SPARK for 10% off
Erin Boltik, Ed. S.
Director of Gifted Programs & Services
Middle School Coordinator
High School Coordinator