The mission of the Central Kansas Cooperative in Education's Gifted Education Department is to assist the educators and administration of its twelve member districts in developing and implementing academic and enrichment opportunities which meet the needs of intellectually gifted and high ability students. As early as 1949, Kansas was a leader in the education of students identified as “gifted.” Gifted education services have been mandated in Kansas since 1978. There are 11 gifted facilitators at CKCIE serving over 400 students in member districts.
CKCIE Gifted Education PhilosophyCKCIE Gifted Education Resources K-12 is committed to providing a range of educational services that meet the different learning needs of identified gifted students. Among our students are children with exceptionally strong intellectual abilities who demonstrate the potential for performing significantly beyond the standard curriculum. The gifted program will provide:
- a range of services to address different degrees of learning needs
- instructional strategies that allow for variation in content, product, process, or pace
- opportunities for gifted students to work with other children who have similar cognitive abilities
- teachers with specialized skills in gifted education