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Make a Great Day: Daily Thoughts for Children (a book for young children) is an extraordinarily powerful yet simple way to support young children. Daily readings help children realize that they are not alone with their feelings and provide simple and effective strategies. The stories, told from the viewpoint of children, center on themes such as support, gratitude, feelings, persistence,and self-control. This book is now available on Amazon at www.amazon.com/Make-Great-Day-Thoughts-Children/dp/B08DV9T6LR/ref=sr_1_3?crid=149N36Y99RYQM&dchild=1&keywords=make+a+great+day+daily+thoughts+for+children&qid=1598929613&sprefix=make+a+great+day+dail%2Caps%2C203&sr=8-3
Make a Great Day, Every Day: Taking Care of Our Gifted Children and Taking Care of Ourselves was a Facebook Live event on the Colorado Association of Gifted and Talented Facebook page at 5 p.m. MST on Tuesday, May 19th.-
March Presentation- Supporting Our Children, Supporting Ourselves: Meeting the Social Needs of Gifted Students video presentation: https://youtu.be/-jZftwwezIA
Make a Great Day: Daily Thoughts for Children (ages 4-9) (expected publication by mid-2020). It is our hope that with these short, mini-lessons each day, young children will have time to explore, think about, and act on important topics for social wellness and character building concepts.
The Emotional Experience of Gifted Students (early childhood presentation and family presentation, separately) was presented at Super Saturday in Adams 12, Thornton CO on 2/29/2020.
Mindfulness in the Early Childhood Classroom was presented at the National Association for Educators of Young Children in Nashville, TN on 11/22/19.
Supporting Social Needs of Gifted Students. Was presented at Evening Speaker Series Gifted Parents Group- Adams 12 Five Star Schools on 11/7/19
Suicide Prevention for Gifted and Special Education Students Was presented at Rocky Mountain Prep Charter School on 9/13/19 and Denver Public Schools 10/21/19.
Mindfulness Based Activities for Young Learners. Was presented at Early Childhood Partnership of Adams County in Westminster, CO on 10/19/19.
Book Launch: Becoming Santa- A Rite of Passage Story for Mature and Older Children. The purpose of this book is to provide a Rite of Passage for children as they are ready for understanding the history and adult version of the spirit of Santa Claus. Most important to this Rite of Passage is for children to know the purpose behind the childhood version of Santa- providing a sense of magic, altruistic giving, and kindness in the world. Available now on Kindle, KindleUnlimited, and Amazon.
BASE Village Little People Groups (focused on 2.5 to 6 year olds). These 25-35 minute sessions are in small groups of 5-10 young children and incorporate music, songs, stories, and activities based on topics such as: mindfulness techniques, friendship skills, recognizing and managing emotions, and self awareness. Ongoing, bi-weekly sessions based on individual school or program goals and needs.
Attachment Based Teaching. Was presented for Little People's Landing Annual Early Childhood Teacher and Director meeting on 2/18/19.
Family Mission and Vision Planning for Gifted Students and Families. Was presented at Denver Public Schools Super Saturday on 1/12/19.
Middle School / High School Gifted High School Discussion Groups focused on social/emotional struggles, needs, and strategies. Contact us for additional information.
Teacher and Administrator Hybrid Gifted Certification Program- participants learn about gifted programming and identification through a series of weekly readings, lectures, and assignments online and in person. Certification includes a practicum with coaching. Ongoing- inaugual cohort began September 2018.
Previous Presentations: *presentation handouts, articles, and presentations found under resources
Giftedness and Anxiety: What We Know and What We Can Do Adams 12 Super Saturday Parent Presentation 11/3/18
Supporting Our Youngest, Gifted Learners was presented by Dr. Vanessa Ewing at the Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented on 10/23/2018 in Loveland, Colorado.
Infusing Creativity Into Your Classes. TEAL Day Denver Public Schools. 10/22/18
Mindfulness-Based Practices for Gifted Students (and Parents). Presented by Dr. Vanessa Ewing at Adams 12 Super Saturday on 2/24/2018. We will discuss why these tools may be especially important for those identified as gifted and we will practice stress and anxiety management techniques to help make life feel more manageable, balanced, and calm.
The Gift of Dyslexia Presented by Dr. Vanessa Ewing at the Denver Public School Passport to Success: Gifted Programming conference in Denver, CO on 10/26/17.
Success from Start to Finish: Establishing Culturally Diverse and Responsive Gifted Early Childhood Program. Presented by Gerie Grimes, Ph.D. ABD and Vanessa Ewing, Ph.D. at the Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented Conference in Loveland, CO, 10/4/17.
Mission I'm Possible: Creating a Personal Vision and Mission. Presented by Dr. Vanessa Ewing in Lakewood, CO on 10/2/17.
Talented Toddlers (How to Nurture Our Littlest Einsteins). Presented by Dr. Vanessa Ewing and Dr. Laura Tuthill. Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference March 18th at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver CO, 3/18/17.
Joyful & Powerful Learning Through Play: Evidence-Based Practices. Presented by Dr. Vanessa Ewing and Dr. Laura Tuthill. Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference March 18th at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver CO, 3/18/17.
Adams 12 Super Saturday December 3- The Importance of Play for Gifted Children Often the focus for gifted children is on giving them more rigor, more challenge, and more opportunity for talent development. This presentation will focus on the critically important, but often overlooked necessity for balance, free time, and play for all children- though arguably especially so for gifted children.
Colorado School Counseling Association 2016 Conference November 9-11. Dr. Vanessa Ewing and Ms. Laura Oliver Transition Counseling Practices That Work on 11/11/2016. Visit our resources link for this presentation.
Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented 2016 Conference October 10-11- http://www.coloradogifted.org/conference
Visit our resources link for the presentation that Dr. Vanessa Ewing and Dr. Laura Tuthill presented on 10/10/16: Why Gifted Children Need Free Time
Online Learning Communities- if you have not yet checked out www.coursera.org -visit this site for online learning in any number of disciplines including (but not limited to): art, science, computers, and philosophy. This is available to learners 12 and older (with parent permission) and is free of charge. You may also join other learners in nearby towns for weekly coffee shop discussions.