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Affective: Social & Emotional [clear filter]
Saturday, February 23
 

10:30am

Burning Questions: How Sculpting Provocative Prompts Breaks Old Patterns, Builds New Paradigms, and Blows Their Minds
Limited Capacity seats available

What kind of questions are we humans stuck on and can we move beyond? How can we craft unforgettable questions that awaken transformative moments in others? The framework explored in this workshop can be applied to any subject to deepen engagement and retention of academic content. Participants will leave with an understanding of the theory behind levels of questioning and with numerous practical tools, activities, and techniques to be used with gifted students of all ages.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Anabel Jensen

Dr. Anabel Jensen

President and Founder, Six Seconds
An accomplished educator and author Anabel Jensen is recognized around the world for her work with curriculum utilizing emotional intelligence. Also known as emotional quotient, or EQ, Wikipedia defines emotional intelligence as “The capability of individuals to recognize their... Read More →
avatar for Cherilyn Leet

Cherilyn Leet

Assistant Director of Education, Six Seconds
After a decade of experience as a K-12 classroom teacher, Cherilyn joined Six Seconds to develop curriculum, assessments, and workshops about emotional intelligence competencies. Prior to this role, Cherilyn taught a gifted homeroom class at the newly-developed Synapse School, which... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Smoketree A Room

10:30am

Growth Mindset for Gifted: Building Scholarly Dispositions through the “Practices”
Limited Capacity seats available

How do we develop intellectual struggle for our GATE students? How might we allow for, manage, and promote inquiry-based study on a topic? In this session we will:
  • Explore scholarly behaviors and learn how to promote the growth mindset through the study of scholars past and present.
  •  Make connections between the Standards for Math Practice (CCSS), the Capabilities of Literate Individual (CCSS & H/SS), the Science & Engineering Practices (NGSS), and the Artistic Processes (National Core Art Standards).

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 23, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Mesquite C Room

2:15pm

Learning to Think
Limited Capacity seats available

A focus on developing thinking skills allows students to take charge of their own learning, deepen their understanding, 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.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Jann Leppien

Dr. Jann Leppien

Professor, Whitworth University
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 23, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Smoketree A Room

2:15pm

Thinking Like a Disciplinarian - Content Area Writing
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will use "Thinking Like a Disciplinarian" to enhance content area writing. There will be an emphasis on differentiation, the importance of balancing the types of writing taught (Narrative, Informational, Opinion) and innovative strategies to engage students in writing.

Speakers
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Sharon Bennett

Sharon L. H. Bennett, Ed.D., Alvord Unified School Distirct
Dr. Sharon Bennett has been an educator in Southern California for 28 years. Her interests lie in researching and creating systems that provide for equable outcomes for all students.



Saturday February 23, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Mesquite C Room
 


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