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Summer Resources and Programs for Gifted Students in Denver

Written by Bethany Todd, in Collaboration with Laura Barr Are you wondering what to do with your gifted student over the summer? Below is a list of resources and ideas for engaging gifted children, as well as resources to create community for your child and family. Summer is one of the best times for social interaction […]

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Parents Get Inclusive

Written by Bethany Todd, in collaboration with Laura Barr Inclusion is a mindset. Inclusion is a culture. Inclusion is a right. Inclusion goes beyond the classroom. It’s a community e.Merging has partnered with Enlightened Inclusion. We join them in their mission: “committed to transforming the conversation around what it takes to create a culture that intentionally […]

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Common Assessments: What they Are and What we Use

Written by Bethany Todd, in collaboration with Ous Badwan. Dr. Badwan provides clinical and assessment services tailored to the young child population through his practice at Birch Psychology. Learn more about Ous and Birch Psychology here.    All assessments provide information about a child. They are valuable as we determine what each child needs. Below, you will […]

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Enlightened Inclusion and our Parent Education Series

e.Merging is excited to announce  Laura Barr’s participation and creation of a new non-profit called Enlightened Inclusion.  This fall, Enlightened Inclusion, will be sponsoring Lunch and Learn Series.  Come listen, share, and eat with speakers who are on a mission to “enlighten” parents about pressing inclusion topics. Enlightened Inclusion Mission: to compel a substantial shift in the national culture, design, and […]

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Arts Integration, Common Core, and Getting the Community Involved

Written by Bethany Todd, in Collaboration with Laura Barr Getting Clear about Arts Integration When I first started learning about Arts Integration, I was a bit confused. I was asking myself, What’s new about this idea? Teachers integrate the arts all the time, right? I was recalling my own fifth grade book illustrations and treasured […]

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BIZ Girls CEO Accelerator Program…Still Accepting Applicants!

Rockies Venture Club, along with other sponsors, have helped to create a non-profit that has put together a fabulous 1-week business program for young women. The Biz Girls Accelerator Program is committed to empowering young high school age women through entrepreneurship. The program is a week long, during which each of the attendees start and […]

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What to Do When Your Child Talks about Transgender and the Bathroom

Written by Laura Barr, in collaboration with Bethany Todd We have recently talked a lot about creating a culture for inclusion. Recent events and discussions surrounding transgender and bathrooms is no different. So, let’s talk about it. WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN your elementary school child tells you that a child is transgender and will be using […]

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Self-Defense Classes for Teen Girls in Denver

Written by Bethany Todd, in Collaboration with Laura Barr “Females ages 12 to 24 are at the greatest risk for experiencing rape or sexual assault.  In fact 1 in 4 college women will experience sexual assault in their first year of school.” Department of Justice via Impact   Rather than letting those unsettling statistic scare us, let’s […]

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4 Things I Plan to Do with my Kids this Summer

Written by Bethany Todd, in Collaboration with Laura Barr Preschool is over and before I shed some tears about sending my daughter off to kindergarten this fall, I get the summer. Oh,  sweet summer!  I am already thinking about watermelon on picnic tables, long days at the pool, and summer walks with ice cream cones. […]

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Math Resource: A Student-made Site to Help Struggling Students

Written by Laura Barr, in collaboration with Bethany Todd I am blessed to travel the country to support, facilitate and serve schools who are committed to innovation and 21st century best practice.  In a recent trip to Journeys School in Jackson Hole, WY, I came across Tanner Phillips, a 6th grader who created a website for […]

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