SENGinar: A New Path: Living and Learning in the Age of Anxiety
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About The Event
Parents and educators are struggling to navigate a new world with an old manual. This dichotomy is exacerbating anxiety, depression and demoralization in our gifted children. Markus Hunt, Head of School of The Logan School for Creative Learning that serves a gifted population and Tina Harlow, Child & Family Therapist specializing in giftedness will offer a new path for parents/guardians, educators and mental health professionals. Together, we can guide children through the challenges of social/emotional development, peer relationships and technology, while fostering self-directed learning. Tina and Markus will draw on their experience and expertise from their respective fields and from the humility of being parents of gifted children.
Tina Harlow, MSW, LCSW is a therapist, speaker, consultant, blogger (guidingbright.com) and founder of Guiding Bright in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Tina utilizes creativity and fun to help gifted children and families gain a better understanding of themselves and each other while emphasizing the strengths in their neurological differences. Over the last 25 years, Tina’s work has traversed a variety of settings including outpatient, day treatment, residential, intensive family treatment, child welfare and even a performing arts camp. Tina has presented at conferences nationally and internationally on the social and emotional aspects of gifted children. In addition to her private practice, she works for Gifted Development Center in Denver and serves as coordinator of the Colorado Consortium of Schools for the Gifted. Tina is a SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted) mental health provider and a Certified SENG Model Parent Group Facilitator.
Markus Hunt is the Head of School at The Logan School for Creative Learning in Denver, Colorado, USA. The school serves a gifted population of K-8 students. The Logan school offers a dynamic curriculum that teaches the way children learn by giving them hands-on experiences fueled by their own curiosities. Creative learning is driven by individual units of study (designed by student and teacher), inquiry, reflection and primary source experiences. In recent years, Markus has presented at the SENG Conference (2016), the NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools) People of Color conference (2016) and PEN Progressive Education Network national conference (2017). Markus was also an invitee to the first English language training of The World Game, a non-verbal cognitive screening tool (2018), Markus has a keen interest in finding solutions to address issues of equity and social justice. You can follow his blog on markushunt.com.