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Saturday, February 22
 

7:45am PST

Identification: Identifying the 2e Student, What You Need to Know

How do we meet the complex needs of 2e students who exhibit amazing gifts and strengths while simultaneously experiencing difficulties in school? It starts with a holistic approach to identifying patterns of strengths, learning, and processing. Through case studies and activities, we will explore a process that emphasizes the importance of assessing and considering both qualitative and quantitative data. As participants learn to find evidence of high potential and areas of difficulty, they will become more proficient in the identification process.

Speakers
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Dr. Karen Cross

Assistant Professor in School of Psychology, Bridges Academy, California Baptist University
Karen L. Ottone-Cross recently graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Doctorate in Educational Psychology and has taken an Assistant Professorship in School Psychology at the Metcalf School of Education at California Baptist University in Riverside, CA. While at the University... Read More →
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Rose Blucher

Director of Blucher Educational Services for Boundless Potential, Bridges Academy, Blucher Educational Services for Boundless Potential
Rose R. Blucher, M.Ed., is the Director of Blucher Educational Services for Boundless Potential. In Maryland, she worked for over 20 years as a GT/LD Specialist/Director, developing programs for 2e students. She has taught at the K-12, undergraduate, and graduate-level as an adjunct... Read More →


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

7:45am PST

Simple Strategies for Creating 2e-Friendly Classrooms

Many 2e students need adaptations to the environment to make their day (and yours) go more smoothly. We will work together to identify common obstacles that impede student learning, discuss why students may have difficulties in certain areas, and through guided brainstorming, determine what simple changes can be made to make the classroom 2e friendly. This workshop will offer numerous ways you can use inexpensive everyday items to meet the needs of your students and stay within your budget! Learn to make kinetic sand, sensory bottles, as well as a variety of manipulatives that you can personalize to individual students. Some of them the students can create themselves!

Speakers
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Edith Burke

TBD, Bridges Academy
TBD


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

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

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

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 →
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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 →


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

Writing and the 2e Learner - Sponsored by Bridges Academy

Writing can often be a challenge for any student, especially for the 2E students who may have anxiety, perfectionism, soft executive functioning skills, etc. So how do we, as teachers, best approach the instruction of writing? Come join me to explore an approach that asks the student to play with their medium prior to being asked to apply structure and convention; not unlike the artist experiments with paint, the musician, with notes, or the dancer, with movement. Come away with a fresh perspective as well as specific strategies to guide our young writers to find their voice.

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Mary MacInerny

Teacher, Bridges Academy
Mary McInerney teaches in the Phoenix Program at Bridges Academy. She has received her BA in Elementary Education at the City College of New York, and her MA in Gifted Education at the College of New Rochelle. She holds Certifications in both Gifted Education and in Teaching Literacy... Read More →


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

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

STEM: Challenge Children to Reach Their Full Potential and Enjoy Every Minute of It

STEM is about setting up challenging activities that stimulate out-of-the-box thinking, collaboration, discussion, creativity, imagination, problem-solving, and of course science, technology, engineering, and math. Come have a great time with this hands-on highly interactive workshop where you will be immersed in teacher-directed and child-initiated STEM challenges and activities.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Tamar Andrews

Dr. Tamar Andrews

Program Director and Professor, UCLA Early Care and Education
Dr. Tamar Andrews has been providing ECE STEM training from China to Azerbaijan and all parts in between. She divides her time between ECE program director and professor of ECE and has found that to truly teach children and alter brain structures, children must be challenged. STEM... Read More →
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Avital Etehad

Associate Director, Temple Isaiah Preschool
Avital has been presenting workshops in STEM and more for over 10 years. She is a curriculum specialist and is currently the Associate Director of an NAEYC STEM-based early childhood program that enrolls over 325 children.


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

1:00pm PST

Unwrapping the Gift: Rethinking Leadership in a Gifted School

To mobilize your school community toward continuous improvement, it’s not enough to ask for or demand buy-in. To build an effective and affective comprehensive campus with collective efficacy, a school leader must offer explicit opportunities for students, parents, teachers, and staff to lead. Discover things that work (and don’t work) to maximize divergent thinking and human resources, include and invite all shareholders in decision-making, and share responsibility of school-wide initiatives and programs.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Nusbaum

Jennifer Nusbaum

Dean of Students, Knox Gifted Academy, Chandler Unified School District
Jennifer Nusbaum is the Dean of Students at Knox Gifted Academy, a public school that serves approximately 700 gifted K-6 students in Chandler, Arizona. Jennifer is a parent of four gifted children and has served gifted students and families as a program coordinator, teacher, teacher-leader... Read More →
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Lynn Weed

Principal, Chandler Unified School District
Lynn Weed is the Principal of Knox Gifted Academy, a public school that serves approximately 700 gifted K-6 students in Chandler, Arizona. In her tenure as an educator, Lynn has served as a teacher, Instructional Specialist, Assistant Principal, Assistant Superintendent, and Principal... Read More →


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

1:00pm PST

Relationships And Retakes: Helping Students Develop A Growth Mindset

Research has shown that gifted students may be susceptible to developing a fixed mindset. In this presentation, I will share how a grading system that included retakes, along with the relationships I built with the students, impacted how students viewed themselves as learners and members of a learning community. And how relationships and retakes led to an increase in Growth Mindset, especially for my advanced learners.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. John Hayden

Dr. John Hayden

High School Math Teacher, Piedmont High School
Dr. Hayden has been a public school mathematics teacher for more than 25 years. In his career, he has focused on differentiation, co-teaching, assessment, social-emotional wellbeing, and, most recently, Growth Mindset. He has recently concluded a research project into mastery-based... Read More →



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

1:00pm PST

Strategies to Generate LCAP Support for Gifted Services in Your School District

This workshop will provide parents, teachers, administrators, and GATE advocates with some proven strategies for better-ensuring school districts incorporate GATE services into their local state-required academic plan, known as the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). Barrett and Caitlin are advocates for the California Association for the Gifted in Sacramento.

Speakers
avatar for Barrett Snider

Barrett Snider

Founding Partner, Capitol Advisors Group
Barrett has spent over two decades working in California politics and is a founding partner of Capitol Advisors Group, where he manages the daily operations of the firm. His diverse experience in both legislative advocacy and political campaigns provides clients with valuable industry... Read More →
avatar for Caitlin Jung

Caitlin Jung

Partner, Capitol Advisors Group
Caitlin is an attorney with experience with education, civil rights, bankruptcy, and landlord-tenant law. Prior to joining Capitol Advisors, she worked on prisoner rights cases at the UC Davis Civil Rights Clinic and with the Human Rights/Fair Housing Commission at its small claims... Read More →


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

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

Feelings Matter! Social and Emotional Development in Twice Exceptional Youth

Despite attention to improving education for Twice Exceptional students, who grapple with the challenges of having both gifts/talents and disabilities, little direct consideration has been accorded their social/emotional development. While problems can arise due to the seeming dichotomy of juggling significant potential with disabilities, academic dilemmas frequently prompt less concern over time than does a student’s overall social/emotional adjustment. This interactive session will showcase practical, field-tested approaches for scaffolding social/emotional development at school and home.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Richard Olenchak

Dr. Richard Olenchak

Professor, Gifted Education Research and Resource Institute, Purdue University
Using the psychological and educational research foundation underscoring the social and emotional aspects of gifted and talented individuals, my inquiry focuses on this population’s affective development and psychological uniqueness. Of particular interest are appropriate identification... Read More →


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

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

Project Period Table: A Successful use of Type III Enrichment for Gifted

Presents the results of the first Type III Enrichment (Project-based) with gifted students at a full-time talent program in Mexico as well as its effects on teamwork abilities, communication, and independent learning. Was conducted as small group project instruction for 12 months to teach High School Chemistry to 10-12-year-old students in an advanced placement program. This culminated with the public presentation of the project at a national Science Custer Fair. We described the team abilities, changes on learning strategies and creativity within this independent but supervised project that involved learning complex biochemical concepts and public speaking skills.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Andrew Almazan

Dr. Andrew Almazan

Director of the Psychology Department, CEDAT Talent Attention Center Mexico
Dr. Andrew Almazan directs the Psychology Department at CEDAT (Centro de Atención al Talento). He is also a representative of Mexico at the World Council of Gifted and Talented Children (WCGTC). Dr. Almazan received the 2010 Mexico City Youth Prize, and the 2016 National Prize in... Read More →
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Dafne Almazan

Professor, CEDAT Talent Attention Center
Dafne Almazan works as a full-time teacher for gifted at CEDAT (Centro de Atención al Talento). She received the 2018 Mexico City Youth Prize, and the 2016 National Prize in Psychology. Dafne is a student in the Ph.D. in Special Education at Liberty University, has earned her Master’s... Read More →


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

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

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
avatar for Catherine Estrada

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

2:15pm PST

Welcome to the Real World: Recognizing the Challenges Facing Gifted/2e Teens and Young Adults

The asynchronous development of gifted/2e individuals does not magically disappear at a certain age. Modern living can challenge those who may be advanced in some areas of functioning, but behind in others. Even daily tasks such as personal hygiene, laundry, eating, and managing finances can paralyze them. Rites of passage including getting a driver’s license, introduction to drugs/alcohol, and dating can overwhelm them. This session will explore how asynchrony continues into teen and adulthood.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Lisa Hancock

Dr. Lisa Hancock

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Summit Center
Dr. Lisa Hancock is a Clinical Psychologist who works at Summit Center where she provides neuropsychological assessments, counseling, and therapy to children, teens, families, and adults. She specializes in working with twice-exceptional children, and with individuals who are highly... Read More →
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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 2:15pm - 3:15pm PST
Mesquite DE

3:30pm PST

How Mathematical Learning Disorder Works and is Overlooked

Mathematical Learning Disorder (MLD) is the least researched and most overlooked of the learning disorders. This lecture will teach the nuts and bolts of MLD in regard to how it works in the brain, what it looks like on paper, how to assess it, and methods of remediation. The lecture will be filled with anecdotes and case examples to illustrate the process of MLD.

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Dr. Paul Beljan

Pscyhologist, Lecturer, Beljan Psychological Services
Dr. Paul Beljan is the past president of the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology. He holds child and adult diplomate qualifications with the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology and the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology. Dr. Beljan co-wrote Misdiagnosis... Read More →


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

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.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Donna Knoell

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
 
Sunday, February 23
 

8:00am PST

Don’t You Forget About Me: Understanding the Social and Emotional World of Gifted Students

Too often the social-emotionl needs of gifted and advanced learners are overlooked because teachers and parents are focused on their cognitive abilities and academic achievement. As a result, gifted students may feel misunderstood and suffer from perfectionism, perceived unmet expectations, and feelings of alienation and loneliness. Through clips from the movie Breakfast Club the panel of experts will explore the needs of these youngsters with some tips for meeting their needs.

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 →
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 →
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 →
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Dr. Kristin Berman

Associate Director, Bridges Academy
Kristin has joined Bridges Academy this year as Associate Director of Divisions after serving as Head of School at The Quad Preparatory School for twice-exceptional children in New York City. Over her career as a teacher, curriculum developer, Coordinator of Gifted and Talented in... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Richard Olenchak

Dr. Richard Olenchak

Professor, Gifted Education Research and Resource Institute, Purdue University
Using the psychological and educational research foundation underscoring the social and emotional aspects of gifted and talented individuals, my inquiry focuses on this population’s affective development and psychological uniqueness. Of particular interest are appropriate identification... Read More →


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

8:00am PST

Parenting Young Adults
This panel will highlight the journeys of parenting 2e students who are 18-25. The moderator will stimulate discussion by having panelist describe the particular challenges of supporting and empowering young adults through college, to work, and through whatever is ahead. Personal experiences and practical ideas will be shared.

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Kim Vargas

Site Coordinator, Bridges Academy
Kim Vargas received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education. She began her teaching career as a bilingual first grade teacher. She taught for three years, before leaving to study under noted Gifted and Talented expert, Dr. Barbara... Read More →
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Eileen Brennan

Bridges Academy
Eileen Brennan, an attorney-R.N., received a nursing degree from Mt. Saint Mary’s College, a B.A. from UCLA in history and her J.D. from Loyola Law School. She worked for many years as an ICU nurse, specializing in medical trauma, neurology, and respiratory illnesses. As an attorney... Read More →


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

8:00am PST

Tangrams: An entry point to advanced mathematical understandings

Tangrams, the age-old dissection puzzle, can bring excitement into any math classroom and can wake up those spatially gifted students who are bored with the number side of mathematics. Using the tangrams, the attendees will leave this session with many creative ideas for teaching in-depth fractional problem solving that will challenge and empower the 2-E mathematically talented student.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Rachel McAnallen

Dr. Rachel McAnallen

Dr. Rachel McAnallen aka Ms. Math, Bridges Academy
Known simply as Ms. Math to children across the country, Dr. Rachel McAnallen has devoted her life to sharing the joy and beauty of mathematics with learners of all ages. A professional educator for more than 60 years, she travels the globe teaching her subject at every grade level... Read More →


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

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
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 →



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

8:00am PST

Las necesidades socio-emocionales de los niños superdotados: Herramientas para las familias. (In Spanish) The socio-emotional needs of gifted children: Tools for families.

Todos queremos que nuestros hijos prosperen. El desafío, sin embargo, es que cada niño es único y lo que funciona en un caso puede no hacerlo en otro. En esta sesión los padres conocerán los comportamientos y características sociales y emocionales de niños superdotados y recibirán herramientas para apoyarlos en la casa, partiendo de una educación donde se respete su excepcionalidad y se canalice su potencial para desarrollar sus talentos y favorecer su felicidad.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Bendelman

Karen Bendelman

Director of academics at Helios School / Bay Area Regional Representative at the California Association for the Gifted
Karen Bendelman has a bachelor's degree in Educational Psychology, specializing in learning disabilities and a Master's in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in gifted education. She has over 10 years of experience working closely with schools, teachers, and families, providing... Read More →


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

8:00am PST

Navigating Public School with a Gifted Child

This session will focus on effective practices for gifted children at the elementary school level. Do's and Don'ts for navigating the public school system will be discussed along with ways in which you can advocate for your child's unique needs. Perspectives of gifted children and their teachers in elementary education will be shared.

Speakers
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Jennifer Berry

Teacher, Parent, Edison
Jennifer Berry is an educator and parent of an elementary gifted child. She has worked with gifted children in the field of education for the past seventeen years. The past five years have been spent as the principal of a K-8 GATE magnet school in the Ontario-Montclair School District... Read More →



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

8:00am PST

Serving the Whole Child: Academic, Social-Emotional, and Behavioral Considerations

Gifted Kids Don't Always Fit! We develop in three ways: emotionally, physically, and intellectually. Gifted kids often develop asynchronously and can experience social and emotional challenges, as a result. This talk will examine the three developmental areas and suggest how parents can help their children deal with the challenges.

Speakers
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Patricia Chiles

GATE Coordinator, Fullerton Elementary


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

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
avatar for Dr. Ron Beghetto

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

Creativity, Visual Thinking, and Gifted Children with Dyslexia

Research in neuroscience and learning disabilities establishes certain cognitive challenges and certain cognitive strengths for students with dyslexia. Eide and Eide (2011) identified four patterns of strengths in their dyslexic clients that they call MIND-Strengths. These include M: Material Reasoning; I: Interconnected Reasoning; N: Narrative Reasoning; and D: Dynamic Reasoning. Further dyslexic students have been found to exhibit creativity and a preference for original thinking. This presentation will take a look at these strengths and preferences as found in gifted children with dyslexia. Strengths and strategies for optimizing learning will be the emphasis.

Speakers
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Dr. Susan Daniels

Educational Director, Co-Founder of the Summit Center; Professor; Educational Consultant, Summit Center
TBD


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

11:00am PST

Strategy Development and Self-regulation: A Must for Twice Exceptional Learners!

How can a gifted student who is reading and writing several grades below expectancy perform in an accelerated learning environment? They do it daily by using highly effective self-regulating and compensatory strategies based on their strengths! Through a variety of activities, you will learn a strength-based process with practical strategies to assist twice-exceptional students in their academic pursuits. Participants will take home a packet of ideas to support gifted students by reaching their academic potential and fulfilling their social/emotional needs.

Speakers
avatar for Rose Blucher

Rose Blucher

Director of Blucher Educational Services for Boundless Potential, Bridges Academy, Blucher Educational Services for Boundless Potential
Rose R. Blucher, M.Ed., is the Director of Blucher Educational Services for Boundless Potential. In Maryland, she worked for over 20 years as a GT/LD Specialist/Director, developing programs for 2e students. She has taught at the K-12, undergraduate, and graduate-level as an adjunct... Read More →


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

11:00am PST

How Can They Be So Smart If They Can't Get Anything Done?

Many of our gifted students have super brain power but lack the valuable resource of organization, time management, and flexibility in their cognitive thinking. This session will describe these three important areas of executive functioning skills, give indicators for each, and practical methods for helping gifted students learn to implement these important traits for themselves.

Speakers
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Stacy Colwell

Head of School, Frontiers Academy
As the Founding Director of The Davidson Academy of Nevada, Stacy went on to transform language immersion schools into strong educational environments with a rich curriculum that many gifted students choose to attend. Currently, at a trilingual immersion school, she has worked with... Read More →


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

11:00am PST

Curriculum and Instruction for Gifted Students

Ever wonder about what you should expect from a GATE class? How do you know that effective strategies are being provided for your child? What kinds of questions should you ask your child's principal regarding gifted services? Come to this session to find out!

Speakers
avatar for Krisa Muller

Krisa Muller

GATE Program Specialist, Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District
Krisa has been a California public educator since 2000 and involved in gifted education since 2002. Her work has been on behalf of students, parents, and other educators. Her educational practices and beliefs are grounded in her own education developed at CSU, Fullerton, UC, Irvine... Read More →



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

11:00am PST

Navigating Public School with a Gifted Child

This session will focus on effective practices for gifted children at the elementary school level. Do's and Don'ts for navigating the public school system will be discussed along with ways in which you can advocate for your child's unique needs. Perspectives of gifted children and their teachers in elementary education will be shared.

Speakers
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Jennifer Berry

Teacher, Parent, Edison
Jennifer Berry is an educator and parent of an elementary gifted child. She has worked with gifted children in the field of education for the past seventeen years. The past five years have been spent as the principal of a K-8 GATE magnet school in the Ontario-Montclair School District... Read More →



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

11:00am PST

Exploring Mathematics Using Desmos and Geogebra

The free online software programs Desmos and Geogebra provide mathematically gifted students opportunities to explore and discover mathematical relationships. With Desmos graphing software, students manipulate equations or graphs to analyze how changing one affects the other. Using Geogebra, students construct geometric figures then ‘drag’ the figures to create multiple examples that lead to generalization of properties of the figure. With minimal guidance, students can take off into their own mathematical investigations. Bring your own device.

Speakers
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 →



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

12:00pm PST

Aesthetic Education and the 2e Learner: A Perfect Match

Using the framework established by Lincoln Center Institute for Aesthetic Education, this workshop will present an interactive demonstration of a process that develops capacities of imagination such as deep noticing, questioning, and making connections to ideas leading to understanding and making meaning. Participants will experience various genres of arts, and learn how this promotes the strengths of 2E students. Using great works of art from artists such as Chagall, Copland, and Graham as entry points to curriculum not only connect to historical periods of Russia in the early 20th century, and the pioneer movement, but helps students embody the experience, develop empathy, and make meaning in deeper ways. Participants will be able to create a lesson encompassing the components of the Lincoln Center Framework to develop the capacities of imagination, and practice the process of inquiry questioning. Through the experiential process, participants will come to understand the purpose of aesthetic education in the development of creative teaching and learning as well as in personal growth.

Speakers
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Dr. Kristin Berman

Associate Director, Bridges Academy
Kristin has joined Bridges Academy this year as Associate Director of Divisions after serving as Head of School at The Quad Preparatory School for twice-exceptional children in New York City. Over her career as a teacher, curriculum developer, Coordinator of Gifted and Talented in... Read More →


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

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
avatar for Gary D. Soto

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

Giftedness and Managing Anxiety

Research has shown that gifted individuals have higher emotional sensitivity, coupled with a heightened level of analytical thinking. The combination of increased sensitivity and analysis can result in greater anxiety. This presentation will describe the conditions that can predispose a gifted individual to intense anxiety. As well as methods for reducing and managing anxiety for a more serene life.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Cynthia Geary

Dr. Cynthia Geary

Professor, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Dr. Geary has cultivated an understanding of gifted individuals over the past twelve years. She has created course work in Teacher Credentialing Programs designed to prepare future teachers to work successfully with gifted students, and to understand their unique socio-emotional makeup... Read More →


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

12:00pm PST

Pick Me Up When I Fall Down: Identifying, Encouraging, and Building Resilience Through Purposeful Goal Setting

Building resilient habits and encouraging optimism are difficult to achieve. Imagine a world where we encourage each other to be resilient and keep going even when it is tough. Join this fun and hands-on experience of helping children identify times when they are already being resilient through storytelling. Find out how the Daruma doll can help children learn to build resilience and set goals for themselves.

Speakers
avatar for Gretchen Stanerson

Gretchen Stanerson

Director of Auxiliary Programs; CAG Board Member, Bay Area Educator Representatitve, Presidio Knolls School


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

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.

Speakers
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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.

Speakers
avatar for Teresa Koontz

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

Advancing and Enriching Vocabulary, with Depth, Complexity, and Creativity: Joyful Success with Words

Speaker will offer strategies to increase academic vocabulary and communication skills across the curriculum. She will stress the importance of using classical roots, affixes, Latin cognates, and idioms to extend word knowledge and language proficiency. She will share strategies for using figurative language and multiple-meaning words and will offer creative activities and engaging word games, helping gifted learners capture a love of words and language, while unleashing their academic and creative potential. Handouts provided.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Donna Knoell

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 →


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

12:00pm PST

Advocating for the Needs of Gifted & Talented Learners

Parents are vital advocates for gifted education in their local schools. Learn from school district administrators what all of the acronyms mean and how to best leverage them when advocating for gifted education. Also, learn about the types of gifted education service models that may be available for students in public schools.

Speakers
avatar for Kari Hanson-Smith

Kari Hanson-Smith

Coordinator for GATE and AP Programs; Legislation Chair, Sacramento City Unified School District; California Association for the Gifted
Kari Hanson-Smith is a tireless advocate for advanced learners. Eminently qualified, she has more than fifteen years of experience working in gifted education. Kari holds a master’s degree in Educational Psychology, Gifted and Talented Education from the Three Summers program within... Read More →



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

12:00pm PST

Cómo promover la mentalidad de crecimiento en niños superdotados

La mentalidad es importante para todos los estudiantes, pero para los niños superdotados, sus características pueden contribuir a desarrollar una mentalidad fija.En esta sesión compartiremos cómo cambiar los elogios para reconocer el esfuerzo y el proceso.

Speakers
avatar for Desiree Olivas

Desiree Olivas

Teacher; Teacher Mentor and Trainer in Gifted Education, Santa Ana Unified School District
Dr. Desiree Olivas is currently a classroom teacher in Santa Ana, teacher mentor in mathematics and trainer in Gifted and Talented Education. She has been in the classroom for over 30 years working with a diversity of students and families. She has taught in a variety of settings... Read More →


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

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.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Louie

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

12:00pm PST

Homeschooling the Gifted Learner

Homeschooling is a broad term that involves parent facilitated learning experiences for students outside of the traditional all-day, site-based classroom structure. This session will share the stories of four gifted students who were homeschooled for part or all of their pre-college years. Public school independent study programs, radical acceleration through private homeschooling, and early college access will be discussed along with practical suggestions for how teachers can support families choosing this alternative path.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Hood

Stephanie Hood

Director, Peach Blossom School
Stephanie Hood has worked as a district GATE administrator and classroom teacher. She served on the CAG Board for four years and was on the team that authored CAG’s position paper, “Homeschooling the Gifted Learner,” 2004. A founding member of Gifted Homeschoolers Forum. Stephanie... Read More →



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


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