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Saturday, February 23


Don't Forget Your Brain
Limited Capacity seats available

The majority of teacher training focuses on the development of instructional strategies, understanding of grade-level standards, and classroom and behavior management. While these areas are extremely pertinent to being an effective teacher, learning how the brain functions; takes in and processes information, makes for even more effective choices for the caregivers of children when determining the best avenues to pursue in the classroom and in the home to maximize educational experiences.

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Victoria Tomao

Instructional Coach, Sylvan Union School District
Victoria has been an educator for seventeen years. She spent the last eight years teaching a fourth-grade self-contained Gifted and Talented class in Modesto, CA. This experience has driven her own passion for learning about how to best meet the needs of not only Gifted students but... Read More →

Saturday February 23, 2019 7:45am - 8:45am
Mesquite C Room


Please Understand: Looking at 2e Through The Student’s Eyes
Limited Capacity seats available

Meeting the needs of 2e children can be a tremendous challenge for parents and educators alike.The experience of being both gifted and having a learning disability provides the perfect storm for frustration, anxiety, and the formation of an unhealthy self-identity. Designed for both parents and educators, this session views the 2e experience through the student’s eyes and provides ideas about how to simultaneously address both their giftedness and their challenges.


Sharon Duncan

Independent Consultant, Gifted Identity/Gifted Research and Outreach

Saturday February 23, 2019 7:45am - 8:45am
Smoketree A Room


Using Restorative Practices to Create an Inclusive Classroom for Gifted and 2e Students
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you always correcting behavior no matter what classroom management system you use? Do you want students to think for themselves and improve relationships? Restorative Practices (RP) has research proving that it repairs relationships, facilitates building community, equality, responsibility, and a sense of ownership. Attendees will learn about a real school that implemented RP and the effect it had on suspension rates and test scores as well as how they can implement RP on Monday!

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Karen Arnstein

Doctoral Student
I am a 2nd year doctoral student in the Curriculum and Instruction for the Gifted at the University of Denver as well as a middle school science teacher. My research is focused around the developmental trajectories of twice-exceptional students and increasing acceptance for neurodiversity... Read More →

Saturday February 23, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Mesquite F Room


Access Gap: Perceptions of Stakeholders Regarding Inclusion of Traditionally Marginalized Students in Gifted and Talented Education Programs in the Local Control Accountability Plan
Limited Capacity seats available

The research objective of this study was to investigate the experiences and perceptions of district administrators in recognizing the need for and addressing equitable access in Gifted and Advanced Learner Programs for diverse populations in the development and implementation of LCAP. Given the emergence of legislation in 2013, requiring the development and implementation of a LCAP, and provision in the legislation for districts to determine whether Gifted and Talented Advanced Learner Programs are included in the plan and fiscal resources allocated to this program (CDE, 2017), the issue of access and equity is significant for districts having such programs (Ford, 2017).


Cynthia Steuben

Elementary Teacher/ Doctoral Candidate, University of Redlands
Cynthia Steuben is a veteran elementary teacher with thirty years of experience in a Title I School working with students from diverse backgrounds. She attends the University of Redlands where she is working on her doctorate in Leadership for Education Justice. Ms. Steuben's research... Read More →

Saturday February 23, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mesquite F Room
Sunday, February 24


The Power of Parent Partnerships and Participation: How Gifted Support Group Meetings Foster Support, Advocacy, and Community
Limited Capacity seats available

Parents today play a more active role in supporting their Gifted children and advocating on their behalf than ever before. Through support group meetings, parents are able to find schooling options, programs, and services their gifted children need to thrive from experts in the field – and, even more impactful, one another. Attendees will gain an understanding of the development, scope, and varied formats of support groups and how they are changing the ways in which parents find a tribe of peers.

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Hillary Jade

Program Manager, Institute for Educational Advancement
Hillary Jade is a Program Manager with the Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA) in Pasadena, CA, where she oversees programming for Gifted students that is both local and national in scope. Prior to joining IEA, she was a Program Director and Site Director with Summer Institute... Read More →

Sunday February 24, 2019 11:50am - 12:50pm
Mesquite F Room

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