Who Do You Know Who Has Made An Impact?
Honored Educator Award Nominations Now Open
BVGT has given Honored Educator Awards for the past two years to people who have made a positive and broad impact in the gifted community. Since you’re reading our web site, you likely know someone who has had an influence on gifted education in the Boulder area. It can be a teacher, or a parent, an administrator or a professional. See past award winners here. Download the Honored Educator nomination form here. Questions? Email President@BVGT.org. Nominations are due by March 17.
Author of “A Parent’s Guide To Gifted Children” Coming to Boulder for BVGT Presentation on His Newest Book
James T. Webb, Ph.D., ABPP-Cl, has been recognized as one of the 25 most influential psychologists nationally on gifted education. He was one of the founders of SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted). Webb will be speaking on his new book: Searching for Meaning: Idealism, Bright Minds, Disillusionment, and Hope. Plan ahead for this rare opportunity to hear Jim Webb. Presentation details here. Advance reservations strongly encouraged here.
Wednesday, April 9, 6:30pm, Manhattan Middle School, 290 Manhattan Drive, Boulder, 80303.
Sanctuary for the Gifted Child: The Final Session
The final of three daytime sessions, “Sanctuary for the Gifted Child”, by Catherine Zakoian, MA, LPC is in March 14. Zakoian has specialized expertise in counseling the gifted and creating global conversation and awareness on complex facets of giftedness often left out by achievement-only models.
In the first two sessions, Zakoain lead vibrant discussions surrounding the beauty and challenges of raising empathic children and how they find their place in the world.
Session three: “Gifted Children and Relationships”, Friday, March 14. Advance registration is full.
Session two: “The Gifted Child in the Contemporary World”, was Jan. 24. See the slides here.
Session one: “The Empathic Gifted Child”, was Dec. 6. See the slides here.
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Gifted Children Want Help To Discover Their Golden Center
Dr. Patty Gatto Walden spoke to an audience of over a hundred parents and educators at a recent BVGT event titled “What Gifted Kids Want You To Know: Understanding Your Gifted Child from the Inside Out”. Part of what Dr. Patty spoke of was the “golden center” within each gifted individual. Educators and parents need to help children discover and nurture their “golden center.” She encouraged people to slow down and listen to the children. Read more about Dr. Patty Gatto Walden’s bio and current work. See our Facebook photos.
Jackson Encourages Parents To Think Of The Whole Person First
Susan Jackson, MA, RCC, the founder of Canada’s Daimon Institute for the Highly Gifted, spoke to about 120 people at a BVGT presentation at Fairview High School. Her talk, “Resilient, Calm and Deeply Engaged: 27 Strategies to Promote Optimal Well-Being in Our Brilliant, Intense, and Asynchronous Kids”, focused on “the whole person first; before academics, before talent development. We have to honor and acknowledge all aspects of the whole child and help them find balance,” said Jackson. See the slides of Susan Jackson’s presentation here.