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Kaleidoscope Professional Development Academies - Anchorage, AK

  • Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa 401 East 6th Avenue Anchorage, AK USA (map)

Want to change the trajectory of the lives of children and youth? Then, you need to to join us for one of these two workshops!

It’s working! Youth and adults are changing how they see themselves and their communities. For youth to succeed in school and life, they need a network of caring, connected adults who can guide and help them thrive amid life’s challenges. 

Based on the world's best social-emotional research, Kaleidoscope Connect Academies equip you with the tools you need to work alongside youth to amplify their strengths and self-activate their complex systems of support.

Kaleidoscope Connect gives adults a “full-color lens,” providing a better understanding of youth and the daily battles they face: bullying, drugs, alcohol, suicidal ideation, and more. Using a strengths-based approach, these professional development training Academies will enable you to recognize, appreciate, and magnify what is right about youth, thereby assuring their chance to succeed and flourish. This renewed clarity gives you the tools and opportunities to connect with youth as they grow in meaningful and measurable ways.

Who should attend?

Anyone who works with children and youth, whether in a school, family-serving organization, faith-based community, parents, relatives, or friends of teens. We also encourage teens/young adults to join us.

** These two workshops are concurrent. Participants must have completed a previous Brightways Learning workshop (e.g. Phase 1 Academy) before attending the Special Course: A Willing Heart - Moving from Caring to Anchoring. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.

Creating Resilient Youth: The Power of Webs of Support

If you are new to Kaleidoscope Connect, this session provides a solid introduction to our framework, principles, and practices. During this interactive session, you will...

  • Learn about the power of Kaleidoscope Connect’s Integrative Youth Development™ (IYD) framework

  • Practice methods for connecting with youth and helping them self-activate their Webs of Support to build resilience and avoid risk-taking behaviors

  • Discover the power of the Student Support Card™ data collection and analysis tools

Special Course: A Willing Heart - Moving from Caring to Anchoring

We’ll explore in-depth:

  • The background, research, and basis for The Rule of 5 — the Power of More

  • How to apply insights of attunement, attachment, and bonding to connections with youth

  • The differences and similarities between mentoring, Anchoring, coaching, advising, counseling, guiding, and teaching

  • The process of strengthening ties between ourselves and youth

  • Our personal philosophy regarding Anchoring students

What’s the cost?  

The registration fee covers two full days of hands-on training and materials

  • Adult Only - $249

  • Student Only (high school or college) - $89

  • Adult + Student together - $315

LODGING: Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa — When making your reservation, use the name Brightways Learning to receive the block rate of $100.00 + tax per night. Discounted hotel rate expires 10/22/18.

AIRFARE: When booking Alaska Airlines flights to Anchorage for this Academy, you can use the discount code ECMZ546 to receive a 7% discount. The discount code is good for arrival 4 days before the event.

Course Credits

Educators can receive 1.0 500 Level Professional Development Credits from the University of Alaska system for their successful attendance and participation in either training session. Course credit fee through UAA is $79.

(This Academy) had such a profound effect on me and the way I look at student support and how we all need to help them and support them. I always knew this, but you’ve opened my eyes even more. I can’t thank you enough.
— Past Participant