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Saturday, February 23


Moving the Needle on Student Achievement: Invest in School Leaders!
Limited Capacity seats available

Big ideas may create awareness, however, the most successful way to increase student achievement for gifted students is investing in school leaders. Intensive coaching that supports leaders will help build high-performance teams. Where you see phenomenal student results, you will see great leaders. Participants will hear a charismatic superintendent share their key action steps that have brought significant success to their high performing district. It is time we cultivate leadership in others.


Steven Keller

Superintendent, Redondo Beach Unified School District
Steven Keller is the Superintendent for Redondo Beach Unified School District. Although the district is considered to be one of the highest performing districts in the State of California, Steve believes that ALL students deserve to meet/and or exceed academic rigorous and social... Read More →
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Gary D. Soto

Founder/CEO, GDS Leadership 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". Gary D Soto is a former elementary and secondary teacher and administrator... Read More →

Saturday February 23, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Smoketree E Room


Replication Study on GATE Certification Practices in a Southern California District
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a partial replication of a mixed-methods study of teachers regarding certification practices in Gifted. Data sources included Likert survey questions and open-ended questions with teachers at seven schools. Since the original study, there have been changes in funding. Teacher perceptions of the necessity for GATE certification and/or training have changed as well. Teachers indicate that training is valuable, but not necessary for all teachers. Findings also indicate growth in teachers’ knowledge regarding gifted.


Jessica Cannaday

Professor, Azusa Pacific University
Jessica Cannaday PhD is a professor of Education and the Single Subject Program Director in the Division of Teacher Education at Azusa Pacific University near Los Angeles. She is also a former GATE coordinator, and a mother of gifted children.

Saturday February 23, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Smoketree E Room

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