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Saturday, February 22
 

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

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 →
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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 →



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

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

3:30pm PST

Quality Professional Learning to Support Gifted Students

This interactive workshop will take participants on a journey through the seven Quality Professional Learning Standards (QPLS) to support educators in meeting the unique needs of their gifted students. The standards detail the characteristics of high-quality professional learning that build individual and collective educator capacity to meet professional, school, and student performance expectations unique to their own contexts. Participants will also hear the QPLS story of one California school and gain resources for future implementation.

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 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 3:30pm - 4:30pm PST
Catalina
 
Sunday, February 23
 

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
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 →



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

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
 


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