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Mindfulness Matters: Leveraging Social-Emotional Learning Strategies for the Learners of Today

Join mindSpark Learning staff, mindfulness facilitator Brooke Reves -- an expert in mindfulness for schools and classrooms from Denver Public Schools -- and trained experts from The Apprentice of Peace Wellness Studio -- a center for mindfulness awareness that uses a combination of Yoga, Tai Chi and Qi Gong to promote a healthy and balanced lifestyle -- for a unique event on the importance of mindfulness and social-emotional learning in schools and classrooms.

Cost: $50 ($25 for members
Date: Saturday, October 21, 8:30am-12:30pm
Location: 455 S. Pierce Street, Lakewood, CO, 80226

 
 
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Design Thinking 101

Curious about design thinking -- what it is, why it matters to education and how you can use it to go deeper with what you are already doing in your school or classroom?

Join mindSpark Learning for an introductory course on the vibrant and human-centered critical thinking framework of design thinking, and get the tools you need to implement it into your school or classroom immediately.

Cost: $75 ($37.50 for members
Date: Saturday, October 28, 8:30am-3:30pm
Location: 455 S. Pierce Street, Lakewood, CO, 80226

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Google Tips And Tricks

Are you a Colorado educator looking to expand your understanding of how Google can be a catalyst in your school or classroom? Join us for a session on some of the best tips and tricks on how to leverage Google for Education to better support your instruction, and the learning of your students or adult learners.

Attendees will delve into Google for Education and discover some great ways to implement it into their learning environment.

Cost: $30 ($15 for members
Date: Saturday, October 28, 9:00am-12:00pm
Location: 455 S. Pierce Street, Lakewood, CO, 80226

 
 
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Design Thinking: Digging Deeper

Are you an educator who already has experience in the design thinking process -- maybe you’ve attended our Design Thinking 101 course, or just have previous experience with the methodology -- yet you want to dig even deeper into how it can benefit your school or classroom? This course is designed for you.

Join us for an in-depth look into the human-centered and empathy-driven ideology of design thinking, and garner a deep understanding of how it can be a core component for creativity and problem solving in schools and classrooms alike.

Cost: $75 ($37.50 for members
Date: Wednesday, November 1, 8:30am-3:30pm
Location: 455 S. Pierce Street, Lakewood, CO, 80226

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Creativity and Standards SMASH Up

Join us and Daniel Sharpe -- creator of BadgeU (a digital badging app that awards students for intangible qualities like empathy, creativity and tenacity) -- for a workshop designed to address how creativity can be successfully implemented in standards-based learning environments. Explore and engage in conversations that address the intentionality of balanced assessment, while supporting an emerging practice that focuses on a student’s learning journey.

Participants will leave the session with a wide array of ideas designed to bring creativity to their school or classroom, and technology support built for successful implementation.

Cost: $75 ($37.50 for members
Date: Thursday, November 9, 8:30am-3:30pm
Location: 455 S. Pierce Street, Lakewood, CO, 80226

 
 
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EdFlix: Most Likely to Succeed

We're back with our signature educational movie series, EdFlix, and this time we’re showing the movie Most Likely to Succeed, an inspirational documentary on the history of U.S. education and the growing shortcomings associated with it as we move into a more innovative world.

Join us for an empowering and engaging night, and watch a movie with your colleagues and students that showcases some of the most innovative strategies currently being used by schools across the nation. At the end, leave inspired to bring some of these strategies to your school or classroom, and with the support of mindSpark Learning staff to help you do so.

Cost: $5 (member pricing does not apply to this event
Date: Wednesday, November 15, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Location: 455 S. Pierce Street, Lakewood, CO, 80226

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Evolving Pedagogy Panel: Blueprint, the Story of Four Teachers Who Completely Reimagined 5th and 6th Grade

We’re back with another one of our panels, and this time we’ll be hearing from four teachers who created an educational track within their school that uses the principles of design thinking to empower their students.

Take part in a lively conversation on how to continue evolving your pedagogy and conceptualize and build programs for your students that work to increase engagement and support them in being creative problem-solvers. Attendees will leave with a full toolbox of ideas they can use to start bringing human-centered interaction and ideation to their school or classroom.

Cost: Free
Date: Thursday, November 30, 5:30pm-8:00pm
Location: 455 S. Pierce Street, Lakewood, CO, 80226

 
 

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Why Should You Take Time Out Of Your Busy Life To Come To Our Workshops?

Your Life As An Educator Will Be Less Stressful

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Free Up Time In Your Day To Day

Know Your Students At A Deeper Level

Reimagine Your Classroom Space 

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