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Saturday, February 22
 

7:45am PST

Skills and Traits of Successful 2e Educators.

Twice-exceptional (2e) students often struggle in schools where their teachers don’t understand their dual diagnoses and struggle to maximize their potential. This session explores the attributes, traits, and skills of teachers who are most successful with 2e students, utilizing case studies to highlight specific backgrounds, temperaments, beliefs, and practices that are most conducive to working with the 2e population. Teachers will leave this session with a better understanding of how to work with and advocate for 2e students. Administrators will gain insight into building and supporting a faculty and culture that supports all cognitively diverse populations.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Wiebe

Chris Wiebe

Director, Bridges Academy
chris.wiebe@bridges.edu


Saturday February 22, 2020 7:45am - 8:45am PST
Chino

7:45am PST

Good Ideas are a Dime a Dozen, BUT.... Strategies for Designing and Implementing a Gifted Program at your School

There are many factors to consider when implementing a gifted program at your school. From deciding who to serve, and how to identify them, to determining how to communicate the program to your whole school community. This session provides industry-proven strategies to help you design and implement your own customized gifted program, and tips on how to leverage change management techniques such that your good idea becomes a reality that is embraced by all.

Speakers
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Sharon Duncan

Gifted Consultant, Gifted Identity/Gifted Research and Outreach
Sharon Duncan works with parents and educators to help them understand and meet the social, emotional and intellectual needs of gifted children. Sharon consults on a wide range of challenges both at home and in the classroom, as well as provides staff training and assistance in defining... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 7:45am - 8:45am PST
Smoketree E

7:45am PST

Meeting the Needs of Gifted Students Who Have Experienced Trauma

Many gifted students experience intense emotions and are able to be resilient in the face of these feelings. However, many students have had traumatic events happen in their lives, and we as educators need to be able to differentiate between intense emotions or the effect of traumatic experiences. We will discuss how to support traumatized students academically, socially, and emotionally.

Speakers
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Jaclyn Loncteaux

Instructional Strategists, Myers Elementary
Jaclyn is currently employed as an Instructional Strategist at a low-income, low-performing elementary school. She is also pursuing her Master’s Degree in Educational Administration. Her experience as a gifted student who faced childhood trauma and intense emotions prepared her... Read More →



Saturday February 22, 2020 7:45am - 8:45am PST
Smoketree AB

7:45am PST

Developing Student Ownership: Support Students to Move Beyond Doing and Understanding School to Owning Their Learning

Students are not merely passengers in their education. They deserve to go beyond just doing or understanding school—they deserve to own their learning. This means giving students the authority, capacity, and responsibility to know what they are learning and why, explain how they learn best, articulate when they are learning and when they are struggling, and understand their role in any academic setting. Learn engaging and research-based strategic learning practices that develop student ownership.

Speakers
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Jane Kennedy

CFO and Instructional Coach, Elevated Achievement Group
Jane is a co-founder of Elevated Achievement Group. She founded this professional learning company with the express desire to work cooperatively and collaboratively with teachers, coaches, and administrators. Jane began her career in 1991 as a self-contained classroom teacher in an... Read More →
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Robert Crowe

CEO and Instructional Coach, Elevated Achievement Group
Bob is a co-founder of Elevated Achievement Group, a professional learning company dedicated to helping educators develop student ownership at all grade levels. Bob began his career as a bilingual teacher in California in 1993. He then took his passion for learning and used it to... Read More →



Saturday February 22, 2020 7:45am - 8:45am PST
San Jacinto

7:45am PST

The Gratitude Project- An Innovative Approach to Student-Led Research and Exploration of Universal Concepts

The Gratitude Project is a yearlong, multi-discipline exploration of the universal concepts of Gratitude, Power, Conflict, Relationships, and Change. This session will demonstrate how through interviews with family and community elders, students uncover details of legacy, sacrifice, and perseverance. Both a personal and shared experience, learning is differentiated as students construct and then prove their own generalizations. Reflections through art and writing allow students to connect and respond to their developing sense of personal gratitude.

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Del Carlo

Valerie Del Carlo

Teacher, Garden Grove Unified School District
Valerie Del Carlo has taught 6th-grade at Murdy Elementary in the Garden Grove Unified School District for the past 17 years. As the 6th grade GATE Cluster teacher since 2015, she meets the educational needs of her students in a vibrant and inclusive classroom. She is the creator... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 7:45am - 8:45am PST
Andreas

7:45am PST

Productively Struggling to Gain Conceptual Understanding in Math

Learn how to challenge students in math with activities that promote productive struggle. Students will experience problem solving through collaboration with others, while teachers facilitate the learning process of discovery and the value of mistakes. Come experience the benefits of teaching math concepts to allow students to develop a deeper level of understanding and apply their own thought processes.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Mooney

Andrea Mooney

Curriculum Program Specialist, Colton Joint Unified School District
Andrea Mooney served as an upper elementary teacher in the Colton Joint Unified School District for twenty-five years. She is currently a Curriculum Program Specialist and a District GATE coordinator.
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Gloria Gutierrez

GATE Site Coordinator, Colton Joint Unified School District
Gloria Gutierrez is currently a 5th-grade GATE teacher in the Colton Joint Unified School District. She has taught for 19 years and serves as the site GATE coordinator at Grand Terrace Elementary School.


Saturday February 22, 2020 7:45am - 8:45am PST
Ventura

7:45am PST

Brave New Worlds: The Gifted, Gaming and Social Media

Social media is ubiquitous and pervasive, but its fluid, magnetic and chaotic nature affects the gifted and talented in distinctive ways. Brave New Worlds offers a synopsis of the roles it plays in the lives of students, educators and families. Impacts of social media use on mental and physical well-being; cognitive and socioemotional development; creativity and critical thinking; perfectionism/impostor syndrome; dual exceptionality; cultivating resilience and growth mindset; technology overuse/addiction; among others will also be explored.

Speakers
avatar for Morgan Appel

Morgan Appel

Assistant Dean, Education and Community Outreach, UC San Diego
Morgan Appel is Assistant Dean for Education and Community Outreach at UC San Diego Extension, overseeing a diverse portfolio, extending PK - post retirement. Aligned with this role, he serves in an instructional capacity at both UC San Diego and UC Irvine, including courses in arts... Read More →



Saturday February 22, 2020 7:45am - 8:45am PST
Catalina

7:45am PST

When Lazy Doesn’t Make Sense: How Executive Functions Impact our Gifted Learners

Difficulty starting a task, staying focused on non-preferred tasks, and great ideas without follow-through may indicate weak executive skills. Often our brightest students are labeled “lazy” and begin to doubt their abilities when their production lags. This presentation describes how executive functions may manifest in our students with high potential. Integrating research from noted professionals in the special education and gifted communities affords us the opportunity to offer explicit strategies to support our gifted learners.

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Z Hansen

Cynthia Z Hansen

ET/P Gifted Education Specialist, Private Practice Educational Therapy
Cindy Hansen serves the gifted community in her private practice and as a consultant to schools in Ventura, Santa Barbara, & SLO Counties. Ms. Hansen holds three teaching credentials and a post-master's GATE certificate. She is a SENG Model Parent Group Facilitator included on the... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 7:45am - 8:45am PST
Mesquite F

7:45am PST

Developing Critical Thinking and Creativity as a "Maker"

The 21st Century Learning skills of critical thinking and creative problem solving are imperative to developing our next generation of responsible and successful citizens (Wai & Worrel, 2016). However, the skills often merely lip-service when it comes to effective integration into curriculum and pedagogy. We examine the development of these skills over the course of a schoolwide effort to incorporate making and design into the curriculum. We also examine this effort through change management.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Saunders II

Gary Saunders II

Principal and GATE specialist
Gary Saunders is currently an Ed.D. candidate and a principal at one of the highest performing elementary schools in California. His approach to innovative instruction at the K-12 level has advanced equity and academic success for gifted students. As a father of 5 gifted children... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 7:45am - 8:45am PST
Smoketree C

9:00am PST

Keynote: Gifted Education and Talent Development are Synonyms
Is my child gifted?  This question, frequently posed to educators, is typically premised on the assumption that giftedness is a trait that individuals are born with.  However, consider any gifted adult that you know in any domain of endeavor from academia to the athletic field, the concert hall to the art gallery, and look at their history.  Their adult performance was the result of many years of study and work.  Adult success requires potential in a domain, good teachers, and long-term effort on the part of the individual.  In other words, no matter how bright or gifted you appear to be as a child, without talent development, there will not be a gifted adult.  In this presentation, Dr. Worrell will use the talent development megamodel (Subotnik, Olszerwski-Kubilius, & Worrell, 2011, 2018) as a backdrop to discuss the psychology of outstanding performance.  This presentation will provide an overview of the talent development elements that increase the probability of gifted performance in adulthood.  

Speakers
avatar for Senator Connie Leyva

Senator Connie Leyva

Senator, 20th State Senate District, California
Reelected to represent the 20th State Senate District in 2018, Senator Connie M. Leyva is serving her second term in the California State Senate. The district includes the cities and communities of Bloomington, Chino, Colton, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Montclair, Muscoy, Ontario, Pomona... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Frank Worrell

Dr. Frank Worrell

Professor; Faculty Director of the School of Psychology Program, University of California, Berkeley
Frank C. Worrell is a Professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley, where he serves as Faculty Director of the School Psychology Program, the Academic Talent Development Program, and the California College Preparatory Academy. He also holds... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am PST
Oasis

10:30am PST

Technology and Productivity: Supporting the 2e Learner

Technology can be the key to unlocking 2e students’ potential, allowing them to concentrate on the content being taught and supporting their ability to communicate what they know and understand. Students enjoy the use of technology because it allows them to work independently and receive “just-in-time” support when needed. Essentially, 2e students use technology to enhance their lives — not only to compensate for what they may not be able to do, but more so to focus their attention on what they can do and to further explore areas of interest. This session will focus on sharing a list of top technology tools to support the productivity of 2e learners.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Jann Leppien

Dr. Jann Leppien

Professor, the Margo Long Endowed Chair in Gifted Education, Whitworth University, the 2e Center for Research and Professional Development at Bridges
Dr. Jann Leppien is a professor and the Margo Long Endowed Chair in Gifted Education at Whitworth University. Whitworth's Center for Gifted Education supports policies that encourage the diverse expressions of gifts and talents and offers a Gifted Education Specialty Endorsement and... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am PST
Mesquite GH

10:30am PST

When the IEP is Not Enough: Strength-based, Talent-focused Planning for 2e Students

Twice-exceptional learners have a dual set of needs that separates them from other students with IEPs who do not have advanced abilities, interests, or talents. Unfortunately, the IEP is designed to address weaknesses with no consideration of how these students' advanced abilities complicate the situation. IEPs are designed to identify deficit areas and use strategies to "bring the learner up to grade level". Rarely, is there a talent development goal or language that considers these students’ need for enrichment and talent development. In this session, you will learn about the Suite of Tools and how to plan with students' strengths, interests, and talents in mind.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Susan Baum

Dr. Susan Baum

Director, The 2e Center for Research and Professional Development at Bridges Academy
Susan Baum, Ph.D. directs the 2e Center for Research and Professional Development at Bridges Academy. Susan is widely published in the field of gifted education including her seminal book (in its 3rd edition), To be gifted and learning disabled. Her expertise in twice exceptionality... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am PST
Catalina

10:30am PST

An Observation Look-For Form for Gifted Classrooms

Do you conduct observations in classrooms? Do you have Look-for forms to use? Not sure what to look for in GATE classrooms? You will walk away from this session with a Look-for form to use with your GATE classroom teachers, and also a template upon which you can build your own with your staff. Warning: seeing this form may initiate the need for more professional development for your faculty, but we will cover that too.

Speakers
avatar for Gina Danley

Gina Danley

Interim Assistant Principal, Santa Maria-Bonita School District
Gina Danley has served as an educator of gifted and talented students for twenty years. She served her district as a Teacher on Special Assignment as a Resource for GATE students, educators, and parents. Currently she is an Interim Assistant Principal at an elementary school. She... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am PST
Smoketree E

10:30am PST

Cultivating Social Emotional Learning in Gifted Students through the Lens of Global Education

Learn how to support social and emotional learning (SEL) for gifted students by intentionally incorporating the Four Domains of Global Competence into daily lessons and overall school culture. Review the California Global Education Project’s indicators and benchmarks of global competence; learn about the CDE’s 2016 California Global Education Summit, the 2018 Global Education Exemplary Awards Competition, and new SEL resources; and hear about how an award recipient’s model program sets them apart.

Speakers
avatar for Aileen Allison-Zarea

Aileen Allison-Zarea

Education Administrator, California Department of Education, Educator Excellence and Equity Division
Aileen is an Education Administrator in the Educator Excellence and Equity Division at the California Department of Education. She oversees activities related to state-level professional learning for English Language Arts/Literacy, World Language, History-Social Science/Civics, the... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Emily Schell

Dr. Emily Schell

Executive Director, California Global Education Project
Dr. Emily Schell is Executive Director of the California Global Education Project, one of nine discipline-specific K-12 professional learning networks of the California Subject Matter Project. Schell is a former GATE teacher, Social Studies Resource Teacher, and site principal in... Read More →
avatar for Diane Crum

Diane Crum

Education Programs Assistant, Educator Equity and Excellence Division, The California Department of Education
Diane Crum is an Education Programs Assistant in the Educator Equity and Excellence Division (EEED) at the California Department of Education. Prior to joining the EEED, she taught in the Roseville Joint Union High School District (RJUHSD) since 2005. During her tenure at the RJUHSD... Read More →



Saturday February 22, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am PST
Smoketree AB

10:30am PST

Inquiry-Based Teaching and Learning Cultivates a Culture of Critical Thinking

The consistent and persistent use of questions cultivates a stance of genuine inquiry rather than a portrayal of information. In this session, Kelly Emanuel will model and teachers will experience, the nimble use of asking questions as an instructional tool. Participants will convene around a common text and engage in a sequence of activities that scaffold the depth of student-centered knowledge acquisition. All participants will leave the session with lesson plans for use in their own classroom.

Speakers
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Kelly Emanuel

National Training Instructor, The Great Books Foundation
Kelly Emanuel is a Professional Development Instructor for the Great Books Foundation and has delivered seminars nationwide for teachers in Inquiry-Based Teaching and Learning. He is passionate about coaching educators as they refine their questioning strategies in order to get their... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am PST
Pueblo

10:30am PST

Power Planning: Build Lessons that Support Student Ownership of Learning

Authentic learning is driven by student ownership. This means students have the authority, capacity, and responsibility to be the leaders in what they are learning and why. But this mindset requires teachers to be purposeful decision-makers throughout planning and delivery. Learn how to build daily lessons that allow students to take ownership of their learning through research-based strategies that support students to own the context, outcome, process, demonstration, and application of their learning.

Speakers
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Jane Kennedy

CFO and Instructional Coach, Elevated Achievement Group
Jane is a co-founder of Elevated Achievement Group. She founded this professional learning company with the express desire to work cooperatively and collaboratively with teachers, coaches, and administrators. Jane began her career in 1991 as a self-contained classroom teacher in an... Read More →
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Robert Crowe

CEO and Instructional Coach, Elevated Achievement Group
Bob is a co-founder of Elevated Achievement Group, a professional learning company dedicated to helping educators develop student ownership at all grade levels. Bob began his career as a bilingual teacher in California in 1993. He then took his passion for learning and used it to... Read More →



Saturday February 22, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am PST
Andreas

10:30am PST

Engage Students in 21st Century Learning with Renzulli Learning

Would you like to streamline enrichment and differentiation, while enhancing the learning environment for ALL students across MTSS? Come see how Renzulli Learning brings personalized, meaningful content to your students and supports 21st Century Learning Skills such as Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity. With Renzulli Learning, G/T and all students achieve more when engaged in inquiry-based learning focused on their individualized Profilers. Develop cultural awareness through Global Collaboration projects across the globe!


Speakers
avatar for Jeanne N. Pascon

Jeanne N. Pascon

Director for Professional Development and Client Support, Renzulli Learning
Jeanne N. Pascon, M.Ed. is the Director for Professional Development and Client Support for Renzulli Learning.  An educator for over 25 years, she has been a classroom teacher, technology specialist, and teacher for gifted & talented students in both Canton and West Hartford, Connecticut... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am PST
Chino

10:30am PST

Differentiation for the Middle School Student can be Educational and Fun!!!

Prepare to enter a session in which you will leave with an engaging, differentiated social studies curriculum of strategies and units of study that an educator may readily use upon your return to school. Imagine quick writes to research papers, art activities, group collaboration; and role-playing. Units of study include "Women in Ancient Civilizations", "Trade in Ancient Civilizations"; "Comparison of Ancient and Modern Houses". (You may also bring a chromebook or laptop.)

Speakers
avatar for Jo Ann Gillespie

Jo Ann Gillespie

Educator, Moreno Valley Unified School District
Jo Ann Cato Gillespie has been an educator and a life-long learner since 1970. Working currently on her doctorate at Grand Canyon University, she has been instrumental in establishing National History Day in her district; facilitates the Chapman University Art and Writing curriculum... Read More →



Saturday February 22, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am PST
Mesquite C

10:30am PST

Multiple Pathways to Equitable Gifted/Talented Identification

Los Angeles Unified School District typically supports a population of 70,000 identified gifted/talented learners each year. Gifted/Talented Programs uses multiple screening, referral, and identification pathways to maintain equity and access. The District identifies gifted/talented learners in seven categories: Intellectual Ability, High Achievement Ability, Specific Academic Ability, Visual Arts Ability, Performing Arts Ability, Creative Ability, and Leadership Ability. Additionally, the District conducts a universal screening assessment of all second-grade students districtwide using the Otis Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT-8). The Targeted Identification Program (TIP) addresses the needs of low-referring, at-risk schools to drive identification and program access; results have been highly effective. This session will explore how all of these pathways work in tandem to identify diverse gifted/talented learners across the entire District and maintain equitable access to programs and services.

Speakers
avatar for Wynne Wong-Cheng

Wynne Wong-Cheng

District Coordinator, Psychological Service, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Gifted/Talented Programs
Wynne Wong-Cheng is currently serving as a District Coordinator, Psychological Services, for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Gifted/Talented Programs. In this role, Ms. Wong-Cheng oversees gifted identification and leads a team of designated GATE psychologists that... Read More →
avatar for Erin Yoshida-Ehrmann

Erin Yoshida-Ehrmann

District Coordinator, Gifted/Talented Programs, Los Angeles Unified School District
Erin Yoshida-Ehrmann is currently serving as a District Coordinator for the LosAngeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Gifted/Talented Programs. In this role, Ms.Yoshida-Ehrmann provides professional development and support toadministrators, coordinators, teachers and families to... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am PST
Sierra

10:30am PST

Spiraling Through DOK With the Prompts of Depth/Complexity & Technology

Depth and Complexity accompanied by higher-order thinking skills is where the magic of critical thinking lies. Do you want to make your students’ brains sweat? Keep them in DOK 3 and 4. That is where students begin to explain and defend their thinking. Now imagine, adding the prompts of Depth & Complexity to the thinking skills. You will add complexity for your Gifted students while scaffolding for those that need it. When technology is combined with DOK levels you have just allowed ALL students the ability to make their learning visible in a way that would be unimaginable without it. BYOD: Combine technology skills with teaching strategies, to use the prompts of Depth & Complexity to raise critical thinking skills.

Speakers
avatar for Yvette Mezzanatto

Yvette Mezzanatto

District Leader in GATE and Technology Instruction, Colton Joint Unified School District
Carrie Northcott, Nyree Clark, and Yvette Mezzanatto have taught in the Colton Joint Unified School District with over forty years of service combined. These ladies are District Leaders in the fields of GATE and Technology instruction. They are all Google Certified Educators Levels... Read More →
avatar for Nyree Clark

Nyree Clark

Curriculum Program Specialist Technology, Colton Joint Unified School District
I have been blessed to be able to work my DREAM JOB! Over the years I have become a Reading Recovery teacher, GATE Certified, and a Google Certified Educator. I have taught K-4 as a classroom teacher and currently a CPS (Curriculum Program Specialist) in Technology. I love this new... Read More →
avatar for Carrie Northcott

Carrie Northcott

District Leader in GATE and Technology Instruction, Colton Joint Unified School District
Carrie Northcott, Nyree Clark, and Yvette Mezzanatto have taught in the Colton Joint Unified School District with over forty years of service combined. These ladies are District Leaders in the fields of GATE and Technology instruction. They are all Google Certified Educators Levels... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am PST
Smoketree C

1:00pm PST

Learning to Think, Thinking to Learn: Strategies to Empower Students

A focus on developing thinking skills allows students to take charge of their own learning, deepen their understandings, and become more engaged. To cultivate student thinking and alertness to cognition requires tools and strategies for educators to use in their classrooms. This session will focus on the varied practices/strategies/and routines that can be used to deepen understanding and foster the desire for students to make their thinking visible as they interact with peers in all academic disciplines

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Jann Leppien

Dr. Jann Leppien

Professor, the Margo Long Endowed Chair in Gifted Education, Whitworth University, the 2e Center for Research and Professional Development at Bridges
Dr. Jann Leppien is a professor and the Margo Long Endowed Chair in Gifted Education at Whitworth University. Whitworth's Center for Gifted Education supports policies that encourage the diverse expressions of gifts and talents and offers a Gifted Education Specialty Endorsement and... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
San Jacinto

1:00pm PST

Questioning In The Classroom To Support Interdisciplinary Instruction

Can your students construct relevant, coherent questions? I will share ideas for introducing questioning techniques and identify the 3 types of questions. You will be able to incorporate these strategies into your lessons across the disciplines and there will be an emphasis on STEAM. Come experience simulation lessons and receive tools that you can use with your students when you return to school.

Speakers
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Juli Petrilli

Teacher, Juli Petrilli
Juli Petrilli is a National Board Certified Teacher who holds 2 master's degrees in Elementary Education and Educational Administration. She has certification in Gifted Education and a Micro-Credential in STEAM Education. Juli was a CAG Summer Institute presenter for several years... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Andreas

1:00pm PST

Identifying ALL Gifted Learners Through Inclusive Identification Practices.

In this session, participants will share their successful practices that lead to diverse GATE programs. Then, we will examine common pitfalls in identification processes that can lead to underrepresentation. Finally, participants will be provided with data that shows how using ability tests with nonverbal items can help identify all gifted learners regardless of ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or culture.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Dyson

Robert Dyson

Solutions Analyst, Pearson
Rob Dyson is a Solution Analyst at Pearson Clinical and provides assistance to school districts across the U.S. in selecting and administering assessments that measure achievement, ability, dyslexia screening, and behavior. He has been a secondary science educator for over 20 years... Read More →
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Ellen Murphy

Solutions Analyst, Pearson
Ellen Murphy M.A., is a licensed school psychologist, Solutions Analyst, and part of Pearson's Clinical Assessment. Ellen Murphy is a School Psychologist and a Solutions Analyst for Pearson for the last 16 years. In this multifaceted role, Ellen provides ongoing consultation and training... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Pueblo

1:00pm PST

Using Video Production to Drive Differentiation in a GATE Cluster Classroom

This session will show you ways you can differentiate your Google Classroom ELA lessons by having students create high interest/novel/depth/complexity videos. Learn how to change writing assignments into scripts for weekly school newscasts using a green screen. Grammar lessons can become springboards for stop motion animation videos. Math scholars can create their own Classroom Academy where students create videos to teach what they have learned. Information will also be given on what you can do to acquire funds for these tools for your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Longshore

Paul Longshore

Learning Facilitator, Victor Elementary School District
Paul Longshore is a Learning Facilitator at Galileo Academy: School of Gifted and Talented Education, a parent-choice school in Victor Elementary School District. His fourth-grade class takes up to 18 field trips a year, manages and runs school apple orchard, pumpkin patch, and an... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Smoketree C

2:15pm PST

Leading Girls to Leadership

For society to be more accepting of women in leadership positions, we must inspire and develop leadership in girls today. Female leadership potential often goes unnoticed or under-supported impacting choices girls make regarding classes, activities, college, and career. By identifying and supporting girls with leadership qualities, educators can change the look of corporate administration, legislative bodies, and Board tables. Leadership is a gift and talent and girls need support to be tomorrow’s leaders.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Cathy Nichols-Washer

Dr. Cathy Nichols-Washer

Superintendent, Lodi Unified
Dr. Washer has served as superintendent for over 16 years and is currently the second-longest sitting superintendent among California’s largest districts with 11 years in Lodi Unified. She has presented to local and state-wide audiences on women in leadership and is an advocate... Read More →



Saturday February 22, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm PST
Smoketree AB

2:15pm PST

Maslow 2.0: The Hierarchy of Needs, Redefined

In his 1943 paper “A Theory of Human Motivation,” Abraham Maslow introduced the idea that human beings have a hierarchy of needs: physiological, safety, love and belonging, esteem, and self-actualization. In this talk, Scott Barry Kaufman picks up where Maslow left off, expanding upon the unfinished theory and integrating new scientific findings, including Kaufman’s own research on creativity, love, personality, and well-being. Through his unique work on the subject, Kaufman reinvigorates the profound insights of humanistic psychology with the latest scientific findings from a wide range of fields, introducing them to a generation that consistently feels unsatisfied in their work, creative pursuits, and educational path. Students can be high achievers and yet still yearn for self-realization. The philosopher Erich Fromm said that there is “an art of being.” But as Kaufman persuasively shows, there is also a science of being, and this talk will help educators set students on the path to a life of optimal health, growth, wholeness, and real fulfillment.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman

Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman

Professor; Director of Research, Columbia University; The 2E Center at Bridges Academy
Scott Barry Kaufman is a professor at Columbia University and Director of Research at the 2e Center, Bridges Academy. He is interested in helping all kinds of minds live a creative, fulfilling, and meaningful life. In addition to writing the column Beautiful Minds for Scientific American... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm PST
Catalina

2:15pm PST

Multiage Learning Environments: Supporting Social, Emotional, and Academic Needs Through Design Thinking Pedagogy.

In terms of educational reforms and innovations, learners don’t need more or better. Many need different. Their intelligence and intensities are so unique that even the most innovative classrooms aren’t innovative enough. Therefore, it is our job, our challenge, our purpose to ensure the environments match their needs. Participants will learn how a multiage, design thinking, maker ed environment supports the social, emotional, and academic needs of all learners.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Buist

Michael Buist

Multiage Classroom Teacher, Knox Gifted Academy
Michael Buist is one-third of the multiage cohort teaching team at Knox Gifted Academy, a public school that serves more than 700 gifted K-6 students in Chandler, Arizona. Michael has taught in the Chandler Unified School District for 21 years and has served gifted students and families... Read More →
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Rebecca Coplan

Multiage Classroom Teacher, Knox Gifted Academy
Rebecca Coplan is a teacher at Knox Gifted Academy, a public school that serves more than 700 gifted students and their families in Chandler, Arizona. Rebecca has served gifted learners for over 9 years in a cluster, pull-out, and self-contained models. She has her National Board... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm PST
Mesquite C

2:15pm PST

Identification of Giftedness: Opportunities for Equity

In this session, participants will explore a multi tiered model of identification that strives to support teachers in understanding the characteristics of giftedness through multiple lenses. We will dig in to pedagogical opportunities that support the revealing of potential in young people, as well as the systematic change that must occur to identify students from all subgroups.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Anderson

Karen Anderson

Arts & Enrichment Coordinator, Pasadena Unified School District
Karen Anderson is the Arts & Enrichment Coordinator for the Pasadena Unified School District. She graduated from Northwestern University and received her Master’s degree in education from USC. Karen has worked in public, private, and charter schools in dual language environments... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm PST
Mesquite F

2:15pm PST

Supporting Diversity in Gifted Education Panel

Speakers
avatar for Alicia Weyeneth

Alicia Weyeneth

Administrator, Curriculum and Instruction, Compton Unified School District
Alicia Weyeneth is an Administrator for the Department of Educational Services: Curriculum and Instruction for the Compton Unified School District. Ms. Weyeneth oversees the District’s GATE and VAPA programs. She has been a strong supporter of pushing students to higher levels as... Read More →
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Pam Lovett

Gifted Coordinator, Long Beach Unified School District
Pamela Lovett is the Gifted Coordinator for Long Beach Unified School District.  She has been an elementary teacher, instructional coach, and consultant. She conducts professional development on gifted education and is interested in addressing the needs of underrepresented populations... Read More →
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Dr. Frank Worrell

Professor; Faculty Director of the School of Psychology Program, University of California, Berkeley
Frank C. Worrell is a Professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley, where he serves as Faculty Director of the School Psychology Program, the Academic Talent Development Program, and the California College Preparatory Academy. He also holds... Read More →
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Martha Gomez

Director of Language Services and Student Programs, Jurupa Unified School District
Martha Gomez has worked in the field of education for over 25 years. She has been a classroom teacher, a bilingual resource teacher, a site administrator, and a district administrator. In the last 15 years, she has focused on the education of English learners as well as Gifted Learners... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm PST
Smoketree D

2:15pm PST

Unlocking the "GATE" for Latino Students

Throughout the presentation, participants will:
  1. Identify gifted characteristics within diverse populations.
  2. Understand the correlation between gifted identification and multiple intelligences.
  3. Discuss how culturally responsive educational strategies can be embedded in instruction in order to increase motivation and achievement.

Speakers
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Catherine Estrada

Principal, San Jose St. Elementary and Highly Gifted Magnet; CAG Educator Representative, Mission Region, San Jose St. Elementary
Catherine Estrada, MA, is an educator with over 25 years of experience. She has been a teacher, literacy coach, and coordinator in the LAUSD GATE department. She currently is the principal of San Jose St. Elementary/Highly Gifted Magnet and serves as the CAG Educator Representative... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm PST
Sierra

3:30pm PST

Inquiry/PBL and the Gifted Student

The process of inquiry creates a hands-on, minds-on approach to learning and critical thinking. Inquiry/PBL appeals to many students who think not just outside of the box, but far beyond it. Participants will learn what inquiry/PBL is, the commonalities among its models, and how best practices in gifted education blend seamlessly with the stages of the inquiry cycle to promote deeper learning and critical thinking.

Speakers
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Vanessa Heller

Educator, Board Certified Educational Therapist, Author, Oak Park Unified
Ms. Heller is an educator in her 22nd year of teaching. She is a middle school humanities teacher for Oak Park Unified and also serves as Director of the Oak Park Inquiry Institute, district Peer Coach, and member of the district's Tech Innovators helping colleagues incorporate technology... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 3:30pm - 4:30pm PST
Andreas

3:30pm PST

Muggle Studies

While Harry and his mates have been around for over 20 years, the appeal of the magical world is still strong. Our program has created course offerings that enable young and old alike to think at a deeper level, including Charms/Latin, Potions/Chemistry, Herbology/Botany, Muggle Studies/Humanities, and Ancient Runes/Archeology just to name a few. Add in a bit of Socratic Method, and you have challenging course work that checks all the curricular boxes.

Speakers
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Dr. Lenae Lazzelle

Gifted Education Director, Springfield Public Schools
Dr. Lenae Lazzelle is Director of Gifted Education for Springfield Public Schools. She is a charter member of the Missouri Advisory Council for Gifted Children and the president of the Gifted Association of Missouri. Dr. Lazzelle has presented numerous times at NAGC and most recently... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 3:30pm - 4:30pm PST
San Jacinto

3:30pm PST

Robotics, Electronics, & Engineering: Helping Gifted Learners Engage, Advance Academically and Be Future-Ready!

Speaker will share strategies and ideas for developing effective robotics and engineering programs for grades K-12 that will increase engagement and ignite inspired, sustained learning for ALL gifted students. Speaker will demonstrate a variety of cutting-edge devices and will show how to use them to engage and advance learning for gifted students, beginning at the primary levels. Speaker will engage participants in discourse, emphasizing development of critical and creative thinking, engineering principles, and collaborative and communication skills.

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Dr. Donna Knoell

Educational Consultant
Dr. Donna L. Knoell is an esteemed, highly sought after speaker and educational and technology consultant who works with schools, districts, and teachers, to help them improve their instructional programs, with special emphasis on advancing achievement and engagement for Gifted and... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 3:30pm - 4:30pm PST
Pasadena

3:30pm PST

Multiple Pathways to Equitable Gifted/Talented Identification

Los Angeles Unified School District typically supports a population of 70,000 identified gifted/talented learners each year. Gifted/Talented Programs uses multiple screening, referral, and identification pathways to maintain equity and access. The District identifies gifted/talented learners in seven categories: Intellectual Ability, High Achievement Ability, Specific Academic Ability, Visual Arts Ability, Performing Arts Ability, Creative Ability, and Leadership Ability. Additionally, the District conducts a universal screening assessment of all second-grade students districtwide using the Otis Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT-8). The Targeted Identification Program (TIP) addresses the needs of low-referring, at-risk schools to drive identification and program access; results have been highly effective. This session will explore how all of these pathways work in tandem to identify diverse gifted/talented learners across the entire District and maintain equitable access to programs and services.


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Wynne Wong-Cheng

District Coordinator, Psychological Service, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Gifted/Talented Programs
Wynne Wong-Cheng is currently serving as a District Coordinator, Psychological Services, for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Gifted/Talented Programs. In this role, Ms. Wong-Cheng oversees gifted identification and leads a team of designated GATE psychologists that... Read More →
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Erin Yoshida-Ehrmann

District Coordinator, Gifted/Talented Programs, Los Angeles Unified School District
Erin Yoshida-Ehrmann is currently serving as a District Coordinator for the LosAngeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Gifted/Talented Programs. In this role, Ms.Yoshida-Ehrmann provides professional development and support toadministrators, coordinators, teachers and families to... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 3:30pm - 4:30pm PST
Smoketree E

3:30pm PST

Balancing Developmentally Appropriate Practice with the Needs of the Highly Gifted Child in an Early Childhood Setting

Research continues to show that early identification of a gifted child can be definitive for both the child and his caregivers. Understanding his unique characteristics allows adults to provide appropriate supports for the child as he navigates school, home, and social settings. Educators have a particular responsibility to provide an engaging and differentiated environment in which gifted children are encouraged to develop their individual talents and interests while laying the foundation of academic content. In this session, educators will be challenged to consider the influence of developmentally appropriate practices when considering how to best meet the advanced cognitive needs of the highly gifted early childhood student.

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Heather Brown

Teacher, Higley Unified School District, Arizona
Mrs. Heather Brown has taught for over 20 years in a wide variety of settings across several states. Currently, Mrs. Brown is a kindergarten and first-grade teacher in Arizona in THINK: Higley Unified School District's Highly Gifted Academy. Her professional goal is to be able to... Read More →



Saturday February 22, 2020 3:30pm - 4:30pm PST
Mesquite F
 
Sunday, February 23
 

8:00am PST

Cultivating Social Emotional Learning in Gifted Students through the Lens of Global Education

Learn how to support social and emotional learning (SEL) for gifted students by intentionally incorporating the Four Domains of Global Competence into daily lessons and overall school culture. Review the California Global Education Project’s indicators and benchmarks of global competence; learn about the CDE’s 2016 California Global Education Summit, the 2018 Global Education Exemplary Awards Competition, and new SEL resources; and hear about how an award recipient’s model program sets them apart.

Speakers
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Aileen Allison-Zarea

Education Administrator, California Department of Education, Educator Excellence and Equity Division
Aileen is an Education Administrator in the Educator Excellence and Equity Division at the California Department of Education. She oversees activities related to state-level professional learning for English Language Arts/Literacy, World Language, History-Social Science/Civics, the... Read More →
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Dr. Emily Schell

Executive Director, California Global Education Project
Dr. Emily Schell is Executive Director of the California Global Education Project, one of nine discipline-specific K-12 professional learning networks of the California Subject Matter Project. Schell is a former GATE teacher, Social Studies Resource Teacher, and site principal in... Read More →
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Diane Crum

Education Programs Assistant, Educator Equity and Excellence Division, The California Department of Education
Diane Crum is an Education Programs Assistant in the Educator Equity and Excellence Division (EEED) at the California Department of Education. Prior to joining the EEED, she taught in the Roseville Joint Union High School District (RJUHSD) since 2005. During her tenure at the RJUHSD... Read More →



Sunday February 23, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am PST
Smoketree D

8:00am PST

Inquiry-Based Instruction Through Texts of High Complexity Ensures Academic Rigor and Critical Thinking

Through nimble questioning, students are invited to think rather than being told what to think. In this session, participants will convene around a common text and engage in a sequence of activities that scaffold the depth of student-centered knowledge acquisition. After this experience, teachers will have the opportunity to reflect on the pedagogy that promotes inquiry and equips students with the nimble habits of mind of effective critical thinkers. Teachers will leave with the understanding that when students engage in Inquiry-Based Learning, they own their thinking and we hear their voices.

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Kelly Emanuel

National Training Instructor, The Great Books Foundation
Kelly Emanuel is a Professional Development Instructor for the Great Books Foundation and has delivered seminars nationwide for teachers in Inquiry-Based Teaching and Learning. He is passionate about coaching educators as they refine their questioning strategies in order to get their... Read More →


Sunday February 23, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am PST
Pueblo

8:00am PST

Strategy Mash-Up for Greater Student Impact

We will combine DeBono's 6 Thinking Hats, Thinking Like a Disciplinarian, and SCAMPER to look at, and connect to, current events at a deeper level. This is a “make and take” lesson where you will have time to plan how to incorporate these strategies into an upcoming lesson. This activity can work as a stand-alone assignment, or a springboard for project-based learning.

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Jessie Green

GATE Coordinator/TOSA, Pleasant Valley School District
Jessie Green has been the GATE Coordinator for the Pleasant Valley School District for the past four years. In that time, she has created a flipped-model GATE Teacher certification program, integrated GATE into the regular classroom, facilitated professional development with strategies... Read More →


Sunday February 23, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am PST
Ventura

8:00am PST

Identifying ALL Gifted Learners Through Inclusive Identification Practices.

In this session, participants will share their successful practices that lead to diverse GATE programs. Then, we will examine common pitfalls in identification processes that can lead to underrepresentation. Finally, participants will be provided with data that shows how using ability tests with nonverbal items can help identify all gifted learners regardless of ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or culture.

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Robert Dyson

Solutions Analyst, Pearson
Rob Dyson is a Solution Analyst at Pearson Clinical and provides assistance to school districts across the U.S. in selecting and administering assessments that measure achievement, ability, dyslexia screening, and behavior. He has been a secondary science educator for over 20 years... Read More →
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Ellen Murphy

Solutions Analyst, Pearson
Ellen Murphy M.A., is a licensed school psychologist, Solutions Analyst, and part of Pearson's Clinical Assessment. Ellen Murphy is a School Psychologist and a Solutions Analyst for Pearson for the last 16 years. In this multifaceted role, Ellen provides ongoing consultation and training... Read More →


Sunday February 23, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am PST
Chino

8:00am PST

Using AVID Strategies to Support & Accelerate Learning for Gifted Students

AVID's proven learning support structure known as WICOR, incorporates teaching and learning methodologies in the critical areas of Writing to Learn, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading to Learn. How does WICOR support our gifted and talented students? How do we provide differentiated strategies to support GATE students with organization? In this session we will take a deeper dive into using collaborative structures to engage gifted students in inquiry-based discussions to challenge and motivate their learning.

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Paul LaPorte

AVID District Director, Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District
Paul La Porte is the AVID District Director for the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District. Paul is masterful at supporting sites with the integration of GATE and AVID. He has seen first hand how AVID strategies, have supported the needs of the gifted and talented populations... Read More →
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Traci Grove

AVID Associate Area Director, AVID
Traci Grove, an educator for over 30 years, serves as a California Division, AVID Program Manager. Traci supports over 248 K-12 AVID sites in Orange County. Facilitator for a variety of AVID Professional Learning strands, Traci is strategic at helping educators use AVID core strategies... Read More →



Sunday February 23, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am PST
Sierra

9:30am PST

Keynote: The Beautiful Risk of Supporting Creative Learners
Supporting creative learners often involves stepping into uncertainty and trying new things. Doing so can feel risky. The good news is this kind of risk is a beautiful risk. Beautiful risks are worth taking because they can have a profoundly positive and lasting impact on the learning and lives of young people. In this keynote address, you will be invited to take the beautiful risk of exploring new possibilities for designing creative learning experiences for young people. Concrete examples and strategies for how we can all better support creative learners will also be discussed. Be prepared for an engaging and interactive session.

Speakers
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Dr. Ron Beghetto

Pinnacle West Presidential Chair, Professor, Arizona State University
Dr. Beghetto is an internationally recognized expert on creative thought and action in educational settings.  He is the Pinnacle West Presidential Chair and Professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University.  Dr. Beghetto is the Editor for the Journal... Read More →


Sunday February 23, 2020 9:30am - 10:45am PST
Oasis

11:00am PST

Just How Frustrated Are You With Your SBAC Scores?

When a parent requests their child to be placed with an effective teacher, school leaders throughout the nation would love to say “every teacher is remarkable!” Unfortunately because of the nature of human performance, every adult is NOT equal when it comes to increasing student academic results. Adults in our system certainly determine just how high the rigor of adult performance will be. Participants will not only hear what instructional strategies are key to implement in order to close the achievement gap but also how they as a leader sustains the level of competence in adult delivery. Increasing student achievement is NOT “rocket science”, but it does take high levels of accountability to create a high performing district.

Speakers
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Gary D. Soto

Founder/CEO, GDS Consulting
Gary D. Soto is the recipient of the National Educator Award for helping to Reshape American Education. He is also one of the authors of "Crimes Against Learning: Solving the Serial Failure of School Reform" which is helping to guide educational leaders toward significant student... Read More →



Sunday February 23, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am PST
Smoketree E

11:00am PST

PBL: Problem-, Project-, and Passion-Based Learning with Renzulli Learning

Renzulli Learning provides many pathways to “PBL.” Through the Renzulli & Reis Enrichment Triad Model, students explore their Passions with Type III Investigations, Project Based Learning intertwined with Problem Based Learning – “PBL” at its very best! Learn how Renzulli Learning’s budding partnership with Future Problem Solving will bring even more amazing Problem Based Learning opportunities to your classroom. Discover ways to connect with classrooms around the globe for Global Project Collaboration!

Speakers
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Jeanne N. Pascon

Director for Professional Development and Client Support, Renzulli Learning
Jeanne N. Pascon, M.Ed. is the Director for Professional Development and Client Support for Renzulli Learning.  An educator for over 25 years, she has been a classroom teacher, technology specialist, and teacher for gifted & talented students in both Canton and West Hartford, Connecticut... Read More →


Sunday February 23, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am PST
Chino

11:00am PST

Intersections: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Depth and Complexity

Participants will be introduced to Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and the relationship UDL has to pedagogical practices for gifted learners. Emphasis will be placed on the intersection between UDL and the prompts of Depth and Complexity as a means to activate potential in not only formally identified gifted populations, but also those individuals who may be advanced but not formally identified as gifted. Participants will create a tool that can be used for instructional planning purposes. A baseline background knowledge of the prompts of Depth and Complexity is suggested. Knowledge of UDL is not required.  

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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 →


Sunday February 23, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am PST
San Jacinto

11:00am PST

Reframing Deficit Thinking to Surplus Thinking: Changing Perceptions of Underserved Gifted

How we see children has a profound effect on how we educate them. Schools are designed to “fix” students who are achieving poorly or are misbehaving. This deficit thinking has a profound impact on recruiting, recognizing and retaining gifted students of color and/or living in poverty. Learn how to shift deficit thinking of differing behaviors toward surplus thinking about strengths for learning. Reframe hyperactivity to verve; reframe talkative to fluent verbal abilities. Make powerful changes for underserved gifted students by tapping into strengths. Participants will receive surplus thinking instructional practices and a menu of encouraging additive approaches.

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Dr. Richard Cash

Educator, Author, Consultant, nRich Educational Consulting
Dr. Richard M. Cash is an award-winning educator, author, and consultant who has worked in the field of education for more than 30 years. His range of experience includes teaching, curriculum development, program administration, and professional coaching. His work has taken him throughout... Read More →


Sunday February 23, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am PST
Sierra

12:00pm PST

Is It Time to Rethink What a Successful School Is? We Did Just That!

Foothill Knolls is on its way to not only exceeding the needs of our Gifted Students but also to authentically meet the need of ALL LEARNERS. Come hear the journey they are taking from being a Traditional to Transitional and then hopefully being Transformational School. Implementing STEM, Argumentative Constructed Responses, Depth of Complexity Prompts, Social Emotional Learning Actions and believing that ALL students CAN and WILL learn is our core.

Speakers
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Gary D. Soto

Founder/CEO, GDS Consulting
Gary D. Soto is the recipient of the National Educator Award for helping to Reshape American Education. He is also one of the authors of "Crimes Against Learning: Solving the Serial Failure of School Reform" which is helping to guide educational leaders toward significant student... Read More →
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Jennifer Morris

Principal, Foothill Knolls K-8, Upland Unified School Districy
Jennifer Morris, M.A., is the Principal of Foothill Knolls STEM Academy of Innovation located in Upland, California. Jennifer has been a Classroom Teacher, Instructional Coach in Mathematics, Professional Development Leader, and Administrator within the Upland Unified School District... Read More →



Sunday February 23, 2020 12:00pm - 12:45pm PST
Smoketree E

12:00pm PST

Strategies to Support Gifted Children Struggling with Trauma

Continuing our research into how trauma affects the brain, and its impact on our children, we are realizing that many gifted children, especially highly gifted children, suffer their own kind of trauma as they cope with being different and trying to fit into society and expectations placed on them. Having society, parents, teachers, a school system not understand them and how they think and learn, can have a profound impact on a child. These children are also just as likely to suffer from other traumas as any other child; however, their unique sensitivities and pressures they are already under put them at a unique risk. This presentation will open your eyes to what our children are going through, and also provide you with some strategies to help support them as we continue to learn more and more about this topic.

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Adam Laningham

Gifted Services Coordinator, Deer Valley Unified School District
Adam Laningham has over 19 years of experience in the field of education. He is the Gifted Coordinator for a large school district in the Phoenix area providing a wide range of services to over 5,000 gifted identified students. The 2014 Arizona Gifted Teacher of the Year, Adam has... Read More →


Sunday February 23, 2020 12:00pm - 12:45pm PST
Pueblo

12:00pm PST

Introducing and Implementing the Prompts of Depth and Complexity and the Content Imperatives

Start using the Prompts of Depth and Complexity and the Content Imperatives to enhance the curriculum and provide powerful instruction to students. Learn techniques for introducing the prompts and integrating them into daily instruction., thereby enabling students to explore the curriculum with greater depth and complexity. Participants will leave this workshop with concrete examples and activities that will empower them to start using the prompts tomorrow.

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Teresa Koontz

GATE Coordinator, Carpinteria Unified School District
Teresa Koontz serves as the GATE coordinator for the Carpinteria Unified School District where she designs curriculum, instructs small group lessons using the Project Lead the Way STEM curriculum and provides support to GATE teachers and parents. Having earned a master's degree in... Read More →


Sunday February 23, 2020 12:00pm - 12:45pm PST
Andreas

12:00pm PST

Getting Out of the Quagmire: A Roadmap for Redirecting Underachievers and Selective Producers

Students don’t naturally underachieve. It is often through misguided and unchallenging learning experiences that lead them to underperform or selectively produce. Helping students develop constructive attitudes towards personal growth has a tremendous effect on achievement. This session will show you how to assist students in applying self-regulating strategies that can increase self-esteem, develop greater self-efficacy and produce a positive self-image.

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Dr. Richard Cash

Educator, Author, Consultant, nRich Educational Consulting
Dr. Richard M. Cash is an award-winning educator, author, and consultant who has worked in the field of education for more than 30 years. His range of experience includes teaching, curriculum development, program administration, and professional coaching. His work has taken him throughout... Read More →


Sunday February 23, 2020 12:00pm - 12:45pm PST
Catalina

12:00pm PST

Friendship & The Gifted Child

Friendships can be difficult, no matter how old a person is, and for Gifted Children, who sometimes have trouble fitting in, it can be even harder. This presentation will help parents of Gifted Children understand the underlying reasons why their child might have challenges in developing and/or maintaining friendships, as well as offer concrete and hands-on suggestions for what to do to help their child.

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Kim Louie

GATE Program Coordinator, Rowland Unified School District
As a parent of GATE children, and as the Coordinator of the GATE Program for Rowland Unified School District, I have 20+ years of experience in education, spanning K-12, and working with English Learners and Gifted populations. I am a passionate advocate for ALL students having access... Read More →



Sunday February 23, 2020 12:00pm - 12:45pm PST
Mesquite C
 


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