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We have engaging events and programming scheduled for the upcoming year - we hope you can join us!
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:
January 25-26th, 2020 (Denver/Boulder, CO Location To Be Announced)
(January 25th = secondary focus, January 26th = K-8 focus)
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 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.
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.
The event page will publish soon. In the mean time, for more information or to register for either day ($250) or both ($450), please email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have some exciting upcoming events - check them out below!
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!
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.
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.
Dr. Kate Bachtel and Carlota Loya Hernandez will be presenting:
In Pursuit of Excellence for Gifted Dual Language Learners
Dr. Kate Bachtel and John Wingflower will be hosting a session on the wisdom in indigenous education practices for gifted youth on Monday, October 21st at 11am.
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.
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.
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.
PEN‘s mission is to support parents in raising healthy, happy youth.
In 2019, Dr. Kate Bachtel delivered the closing keynote, AN EMPOWERED TOMORROW: NAVIGATING STRESS & ANXIETY WITH EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE.