Hello! My name is Maggie Rowbottom. Welcome to my website for Denver Public Schools - Gifted and Talented!
I am the GT itinerant representing Munroe, MSLA, College View, and Fairview Elementary schools in DPS.  Since I have so many buildings and little time at each site, here I am able to share resources, important documents, and information on Gifted and Talented Programming in DPS. 
Here on my home page, every Monday I will be updating GT announcements, parent resources, tips for teachers, student work, and more to support you all. (see below). 
My other subpages to the left are intended to help teachers or parents take next steps for learning about giftedness, testing children for GT, and finding ways to differentiate and support children in the classroom and/or at home. Thanks for checking in, and enjoy! 😊


Weekly Parent Resource


I've been hearing a lot about students who are struggling with unhealthy perfectionism. I've attached a quick checklist to go over with your students at home in order to promote excellence over perfectionism. You can download it below. 

Weekly Teacher Tip

Weekly E-tip: Intermediate - RAPID LEARNING RATE

One of the most common characteristics teachers will encounter in exceptionally able students is a rapid learning rate that is often much greater -- both faster and deeper -- than other children of the same age and grade. Click the E-tip attachment below for positive signs of rapid learning, possible problems of rapid learners, and how to support these students in the classroom.  

GT Programming Word of the Week

Community Enrichment Activities

Enrichment activities, typically offered as extra-curricular option that offer opportunities for students to work together in areas of high interest.

Visit my sub-page for GT activities in our district / Denver community. 

Student of the Week


Updated Oct 16th, 2017

Here are some upcoming dates that may be important or of interest to parents, students, and staff.

FOR CLASSROOM TEACHERS : Classroom teacher observation forms and talent pool forms due to Ms. Rowbottom by October 27th. If you want your GT kids serviced for GT and tested, these are a MUST!!!  These were in the back of the folder I gave you. Please return to my mailbox or scan and email to maggie_rowbottom@dpsk12.org by October 27th! 

Kinder NNAT Window is still Open! 
  • October 2nd - October 25th 
  • Small groups, ~5 at a time
  • October 2 - 25th Kinder NNAT testing
  • October 26th - Teal Day, GT professional Development. 
  • October 27th - Classroom teacher forms, talent pool forms, ALP's and SLO's due. Teachers, please collaborate with me on these during this month! 
  • October 30th - GT pull out groups begin for the 1st 6 week cycle. I will be collecting information up until this time on student needs and time slots. Reading with depth and complexity is the first cycle for pull out.
November upcoming dates
  • November 6th - 17th CogAT testing
  • November 10th - registration due for Young Authors
  • Beginning November 16th: Official NNAT score report results are sent home for Kinder and 2nd grade.
Other GT central office updates: 
  • Advanced Kindergarten: DPS is expanding opportunities for advanced learners in Kindergarten to be supported district wide. This means the department will NO LONGER be testing for placement into separate magnet advanced kinder classrooms at designated schools. The GT department is working with the ECE department to develop these professional learning opportunities and support advanced learners. 

Gifted and Talented Calendar

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