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We have some exciting upcoming events - check them out below!
NAGC hosts the largest convention devoted to gifted children.
We were invited to present on Student Emotional Development and also Equity, Inclusion, Cultural Competency and Social Justice this year – we hope to see you there!
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.
Emotional Intelligence is inextricably tied to cognition, achievement and well-being. This SENGinar will provide a variety of research-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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SoulSpark was invited to present on Growing Changemakers.
“This, then, is the great humanistic and historical task of the oppressed:to liberate themselves and their oppressors as well.”
~ Paulo Freire
Many schools are not designed or equipped to be responsive to the way gifted children experience the world and, therefore, to a certain degree oppress them. The paradoxical strength in gifted children’s sensitivities is a source of powerthat can transform unjust systems; however, these same sensitivities rendergifted children particularly vulnerable. All will leave with resources and practicesthat inspire innovation, support student empowerment and promote healthy community development along the change maker journey
Dr. Kate Bachtel and Carlota Loya Hernandez will be presenting:
In Pursuit of Excellence for Gifted Dual Language Learners
Overview of previous presentations.
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.
The World Council for Gifted and Talented, Inc. is a worldwide non-profit providing advocacy and support for gifted children.
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.
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.