PEAK Gifted & Talented Services

PEAK Gifted & Talented Program

The PEAK Gifted and Talented program is housed at the Ray Bjork Learning Center.  The PEAK GT program coordinator is Jane McDonald. 

For more information, please call the PEAK GT office at 324-2900.

Fax # 406-324-2901

Email: thouse@helena.k12.mt.us

PEAK Parent Seminar

Dear PEAK PArents,

This Friday, November 22nd, we are hosting a brown bag lunch seminaropen to all GT parents.

The GT Student: Intensities and Resiliency

Brief Presentation followed by Q and A, and a discussion of Tips, Tricks and Tactics

Ray Bjork Learning Center Room 7

1600 8th Ave.




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Ray Bjork Learning Center Parent Survey

Orientation 2013-2014

 Here is the PowerPoint presentation from our Parent orientation.  Sorry; some of the slides look a little odd since the animations don't translate into PDF format.  If you'd like the original presentation emailed to you, please contact the PEAK staff.  Thanks!

ParentPres4-102013-14.pdf (2889.2 KB)

NEA Article for Gifted Families

Dear PEAK Families,

Please read this interesting article from the NEA Today magazine:


Free Webinar


Carol Ann Tomlinson is well-known throughout the world of education for her work on differentiation in the classroom.  She also happens to be well-known in the world of gifted education because of her wealth of experience with and expertise on gifted youth.  For example, she was the President of the National Association for Gifted Children from 2001-2003.  Some of you had the pleasure of seeing her present at the Montana AGATE conference in Missoula in 2009.  (Incidentally, she’s also the person who wrote the forward to my book that was published a few years ago.)


Among Carol’s multitude of publications one can find eleven books on differentiation.  The first, The Differentiated Classroom, was published 15 years ago, a milestone which has initiated the free webinar I’m emailing you about today.


The description for this ASCD webinar says, “In the 15 years since the first edition of The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners was published, many things have changed on the education landscape. Many things remain constant as well.  In this webinar, Carol Ann Tomlinson will look at some key changes that have—or should have—an impact on teaching and learning, and she will take note of important ideas that remain at the core of teaching that is successful with the broad range of learners typical of today's schools and classrooms.   The webinar will provide participants with an opportunity to hear how this model of differentiation has developed over time based on our best understanding of how students learn and which practices result in effective teaching, as well as on realities of contemporary schooling. Attendees will also have an opportunity to pose questions related to differentiation to Carol Ann Tomlinson.”


If you would like to register, just click here to fill out the registration information.  The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, May 15, from 1:00-2:00 Montana time.  (Although that’s during school hours, typically an archived version of the webinar can be accessed after-the-fact for anyone who registered.  Click here to access the archives.)


Happy Learning!

Gallatin Gifted Group



Gallatin Gifted Group

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Gallatin Gifted Group presents:


College and the Gifted Student:  What’s Your Destination?

An evening for parents of gifted children who are beginning to imagine the next steps in their child’s educational journey. Educational Consultant Stephen Michaud will be presenting practical advice on:

  • timelines,
  • honors programs and selectivity,
  • how to stand out in the application pool, and
  • how you and your student can take charge of this exciting but daunting process.

Mr. Michaud has been counseling college-bound students since 1992; he runs a college counseling business in Bozeman, Family Pathways.

Please join us, and bring your questions! Your child is welcome.

College Counseling and the Gifted Student: What’s Your Destination?
Monday, May 19th
6:30 – 8:00 PM

Bozeman Public Library, Small Conference Room
RSVP here



June 15-20: Peaks and Potentials camp, grades 5-7

June 16-20 Camp Invention camp, grades 1-5

June 16-Aug 22 multiple camps at MOSS (Montana Outdoor Science School), grades K-8

July 13-19 Carroll College's Gifted Institute camp, grades 5-9

July 14-18 Mandarin Chinesesummer camp, ages 5-12

Gallatin Gifted Group website: gallatingifted.wordpress.com

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Bozeman, Montana 59718

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