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SoulSpark Learning + Project Wayfinder Workshop for K-12 Educators

Because personalized and purposeful instruction is especially critical for the well-being and development of diverse and complex gifted youth.

Please join us for this event if you would like to:

  • Grow as a leader in designing instruction responsive to the intricacies of student development.
  • Connect with bright educators who are both scientists and artists creatively applying the latest research in practice.
  • Learn new strategies, tools and practices to integrate into the classroom.
  • Be a more effective agent of change.

August 10-11, 2019 at the Stargate K-12 Public Gifted School Campus

Conviently located north of Denver, east of Boulder and south of Fort Collins

(August 10th = secondary focus, August 11th = K-8 focus)

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Project Wayfinder - August 10th

Stanford d.School launched Project Wayfinder in response to the mental health crisis among youth. Their eco-conscious toolkit supports students in building lives of purpose. The workshop provides a practical roadmap for educators to support successful implementation. The Project Wayfinder team is tailoring this session specific to educators serving secondary gifted and twice-exceptional youth.

SoulSpark Learning - August 11th

SoulSpark Learning liberates educators from the tensions that present among best practices and limiting school structures and curriculum. In examining what IS working in practice, we accelerate growth for students and educators. Our holistic, evidence-based approach to instructional design prioritizes educator well-being and supports the interdependent aspects of student development that influence life outcomes.

Registration Details

SoulSpark Learning and Project Wayfinder partnered as our practices are rooted in native traditions and informed by the latest brain science. Our complimentary programs support youth from kindergarten to high school and beyond.

For more information or to register for either day ($250) or both ($450), please click HERE.

SoulSpark Learning is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to optimize the development and well-being of youth and the educators who care for them. We are accepting donations for scholarships and scholarship applications (25-100% funding). For more information, please email info@soulsparklearning.org.


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Presentations

We have some exciting upcoming events - check them out below!

National Association for Gifted Children

NAGC hosts the largest convention devoted to gifted children.

Dr. Kate Bachtel has been invited to present each of the past 6 years. This year we were invited to present on Student Emotional Development and Gifted Latinx Learners. We hope to see you there!

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Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted

SENG envisions a world where gifted and creative individuals are supported to build gratifying, meaningful lives and contribute to the well-being of others. To this end, SENG reaches out to diverse communities that share its mission across the nation and the globe.

It is the first and leading organization dedicated to supporting healthy social and emotional development in complex, creative and sensitive individuals.

This year Dr. Bachtel will be presenting Saturday at 11am on “Designing Gifted Wellness.” In this extended 90 minute participatory workshop we will explore the aspects of gifted development tied to outcomes and tools and strategies to support the development of each.

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The Heart of EQ: Tools to Empower

Emotional Intelligence is inextricably tied to cognition, achievement and well-being. This session provides a variety of evidenced-based tools and strategies to cultivate the development of specific emotional skills. Learn ways to enhance emotional literacy, engage intrinsic motivation and develop optimism while supporting gifted children in growing healthy relationships. All will leave empowered with practices to support youth in becoming agents of positive change. 

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American Association for Teaching and Curriculum Conference

This year SoulSpark was invited to present on what diverse gifted K-8 learners need to thrive.

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National Association of Bilingual Educators

Dr. Kate Bachtel and Carlota Loya Hernandez will be presenting:

In Pursuit of Excellence for Gifted Dual Language Learners

 

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Colorado Association of Gifted & Talented

Dr. Kate Bachtel will be sharing evidence-based practices with educators and parents on creating effective affective student goals on 10/23 at 8am.

 

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Parent Engagement Network - Stress & Anxiety Symposium
Dr. Kate Bachtel will be delivering the closing talk, AN EMPOWERED TOMORROW: NAVIGATING STRESS & ANXIETY WITH EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE, at 3:15pm on Saturday January 26th at Monarch High School.
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Previous Presentations

Overview of previous presentations.

Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) Conference

SENG’s mission is to empower families and communities to guide gifted and talented individuals to reach their goals: intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually.

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Beyond Giftedness Conference
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State Gifted Education Conferences

SoulSpark has been invited to present at the California, Colorado and Illinois state gifted education conferences.

We present on a variety of topics related to gifted development and well-being.

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World Conference for Gifted and Talented Children

The World Council for Gifted and Talented, Inc. is a worldwide non-profit providing advocacy and support for gifted children.

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Institute for the Development of Gifted Education Conference

As part of the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver, the Institute supports practice, conducts research, develops publications, serves the community, expands gifted education at the University level, and leads professional development.  

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National Association of Gifted Children's Conference

NAGC supports and engages in research and development, staff development, advocacy, communication, and collaboration with other organizations and agencies who strive to improve the quality of education for all students. 

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American Association of Teaching and Curriculum

 

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