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Gifted Education State Advisory Committee (GE-SAC)

In 1984, the Colorado State Board of Education (SBE) created the Gifted Education State Advisory Committee (GE-SAC) to assist the SBE in performing its responsibilities in implementing the Education of Exceptional Children's Statue part 2, Education of Gifted Children. The GE-SAC was further codified into law in 2014 and is referenced in the Colorado Revised Statutes [C.R.S. 22-20-203(3)].

GE-SAC Webpage

Gifted Education Regional Network System

Colorado is divided into ten regions in order to provide systems of local support for gifted education.  Each designated region in Colorado has a Gifted Education Regional Consultant (GERC) who provides technical assistance to administrative unit (AU) Gifted Education Directors/Coordinators, facilitates networking meetings, provides professional learning opportunities, and supports local gifted initiatives. 


  • Provide funds for a gifted education regional consultant who will facilitate a specific regional AU network
  • Provide selected professional development experiences coordinated with the regional AU directors/coordinators to increase capacity of educators to identify and program for students with exceptional potential
  • Provide support, consultation, and technical assistance to AU gifted directors and coordinators
  • Foster collaboration and sharing of resources among AU directors/coordinators for implementing program plans and accountability practices
  • Provide the alignment, common resources, and consistency of the State’s provisions for gifted education through GERC participation in statewide reviews, resource development efforts, and GERC meetings
  • Facilitate and/or provide opportunities for gifted students and/or parents aligned to regional needs

GERC Webpage

Gifted Education Forum

The Gifted Education Forum allows all Gifted Education Directors of Record to participate in forum sessions they find relevant or of specific interest to their particular priorities. The group that formerly came together as Forum will now function as the Forum Planning Committee, and beginning Spring 2024, the committee will come together to identify topics for the 2024 - 2025 school year sessions. For 2023-2024, the Office of Gifted Education team already has topics/sessions planned if you would like the schedule please contact us at,


  • Facilitate two-way communication between The Office of Gifted Education and regional gifted education leaders; 
  • Provide reports on regional challenges and celebrations in gifted education;
  • Provide input to the agendas for Gifted Education Directors' meetings and statewide professional learning; and
  • Support integration and implementation of statewide gifted education initiatives.

Associations & Organizations

The information below should not be considered professional advice or recommendations as the Colorado Department of Education does not endorse them nor guarantee their accuracy, accessibility, or completeness. The information therein is provided for your consideration only.

Council for Exceptional Children - The Association for the Gifted (CEC-TAG) - A Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. Promotes Scholarly research, advocacy, and professional development.

Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented (CAGT) - CAGT is a non-profit organization of parents, educators, and others interested in promoting suitable education, including creative stimulation, for gifted and talented children, while also seeking public recognition and aid for the special needs of these children.

National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) - NAGC is a non-profit organization of parents, teachers, educators, other professionals and community leaders who unite to address the unique needs of children and youth with demonstrated gifts and talents as well as those children who may be able to develop their talent potential with appropriate educational experiences.

The National Center for Research on Gifted Education (NCRGE) - Contains published research on important issues in the education of gifted and talented students.

Bridges 2e Media Educating the Exceptional2e News provides readers with high-level information and perspectives about twice-exceptional (2e) education and cognitive diversity.

Colorado Gifted and Talented Student Board - A leading youth board based in the Denver area, and open to student's across the state. Empowering students to fully embrace their identity and gain all the skills needed to be leaders tomorrow.

Gifted and Talented Leaders of Color and Allies - started in 2019 for support, connections, and empowerment. Their mission is to support and connect Educators and Families of Color within the field of Gifted Education.

Note: If you are not able to access the resources or need additional support, please contact the Office of Gifted Education Program Administrator