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Saturday, February 22 • 2:15pm - 4:15pm
Interdisciplinary Instruction: Differentiation, Demonstration and Discussion

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The session features an introduction to the importance and challenges of interdisciplinarity as a dimension of differentiation. Examples of math, English language arts, social studies, and art will be presented to show how each may be linked to other disciplines in an interdisciplinary fashion. Each demonstration will be followed by a reflection from the other panelists who will share insights regarding the why, what, and how of developing and implementing interdisciplinary instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Sandra Kaplan

Dr. Sandra Kaplan

Professor of Clinical Education, University of Southern California
An expert in gifted education and differentiated curriculum, Kaplan teaches the methods courses for the Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential, and acts as a consultant for several state departments and school districts nationwide on the topics of education for gifted students, differentiated... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Eugenia Mora-Flores

Dr. Eugenia Mora-Flores

Chair of the MAT and MAT TESOL Programs; Associate Professor of Clinical Education, University of Southern California
Dedicated to improving literacy and language development instruction for K-12 English Language Learners, Mora-Flores is making an impact on the next generation of teachers as an author, staff developer for large urban school districts, Chair of the Master of Arts in Teaching programs... Read More →
avatar for Dr. William McComas

Dr. William McComas

Parks Professor of Science Ed., University of Arkansas
William F. McComas is the inaugural holder of the Parks Family Endowed Professorship in Science Education at the University of Arkansas where he directs the Project to Advance Science Education (PASE).  This follows a career as a biology and physical science teacher in suburban... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Julia Nyberg

Dr. Julia Nyberg

Executive Director, California Association for the Gifted
Dr. Julia Nyberg is the Executive Director of the California Association for the Gifted. Dr. Nyberg is a leading K-12 curriculum development expert with professional experience in the United States and in China. Dr. Nyberg has taught, delivered demonstration lessons, and provided... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Kim McComas

Dr. Kim McComas

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas
Following a 20 year career teaching secondary mathematics, Kim McComas pursued a doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction with a focus on mathematically gifted children. She currently teaches pre-service mathematics teachers at the University of Arkansas, encouraging her students to... Read More →



Saturday February 22, 2020 2:15pm - 4:15pm
Mojave Learning Center