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Differentiation in the Core Content Areas: ELA [clear filter]
Saturday, February 23
 

1:00pm

Integrating New Prompts of D/C to Increase Academic Rigor
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers often need to teach skills and concepts throughout the week using a simple input-output format. Come discover how to weave thinking tools into lessons on questioning, literacy, poetry, mathematics and other disciplines. We will give you ideas for retrieval charts, anchor charts, and products in your lessons. Join us to explore strategies and tools that you can incorporate into your teaching immediately.

Speakers
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Deborah Hazelton

Teacher, University Southern California
Deborah Hazelton has been a teacher/coordinator/consultant for the gifted for many years. She has worked and studied extensively with Dr. Sandra Kaplan, USC, and Elinor Ruth Smith. She is currently a Past President for California Association for the Gifted volunteering in that organization... Read More →
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Juli Petrilli

Teacher, Los Angeles Unified School District
Juli Petrilli is a National Board Certified Teacher who holds 2 masters degrees in Elementary Education and Educational Administration. She has certification in Gifted Education and was a CAG Summer Institute presenter for several years. Juli presents professional development on GATE... Read More →


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

2:15pm

The Cartoon Curriculum: Using Humor for Engagement and to Develop Critical Thinking
Limited Capacity seats available

This session presents strategies for teaching literary concepts required by the CCST and crucial to students’ facility in literary study. Using cartoons from wide sources as The New Yorker, Calvin and Hobbs, The Far Side, and other sources, this session will demonstrate that cartoon reading and interpretation promotes critical thinking by making conscious students’ prior knowledge, and by providing a concrete connection to abstract literary terms as well as to the Depth and Complexity icons.

Speakers
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Sandy Robertson

Differentiation Specialist, Santa Barbara Unified School District
Sandy Robertson has been a classroom teacher in grades 7-12 for 38 years, a Literacy Coach, and a Differentation Specialist. She is a member of the South Coast Writing Project and the Universisty of California, Santa Barbara, and was an original member of the Early Adolescence English... Read More →


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

3:30pm

Questioning Strategies
Limited Capacity seats available

Can your students construct relevant, coherent questions? We will share ideas for introducing questioning techniques and identify the 3 types of questions. You will be able to incorporate these strategies into your lessons across the disciplines. Come experience a simulation lesson and receive tools that you can use with your students when you return to school.

Speakers
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Deborah Hazelton

Teacher, University Southern California
Deborah Hazelton has been a teacher/coordinator/consultant for the gifted for many years. She has worked and studied extensively with Dr. Sandra Kaplan, USC, and Elinor Ruth Smith. She is currently a Past President for California Association for the Gifted volunteering in that organization... Read More →
JP

Juli Petrilli

Teacher, Los Angeles Unified School District
Juli Petrilli is a National Board Certified Teacher who holds 2 masters degrees in Elementary Education and Educational Administration. She has certification in Gifted Education and was a CAG Summer Institute presenter for several years. Juli presents professional development on GATE... Read More →


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

3:30pm

Redefining "Fun": Accelerating the Basics by Adding Depth and Complexity to Foundational Skills
Limited Capacity seats available

Many of us have lessons and units that we are less than enthusiastic about teaching, yet they are essential to building a strong foundation for future learning. This session explores how you can take the most basic, bland, and boring parts of your curriculum and increase student engagement through the use of depth and complexity. Participants will learn strategies for increasing gifted students’ self-efficacy and motivation, and how to design rich lessons that increase the fun for both gifted students and teachers!

Speakers
avatar for Gian Molero

Gian Molero

World Language Department Chair and Middle School Spanish Teacher, The Mirman School
Currently serving as the World Language Department Chair at the Mirman School for the Highly Gifted and as the Middle school Spanish teacher. She has been teaching Spanish for over 12 years and has presented at World Language Conferences as well as at California Association for the... Read More →



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

9:30am

Bridging the Gap: From Lower to Higher Reading Skills in a Gifted World Language Class
Limited Capacity seats available

This session introduces how a world language teacher should design challenging and fun lessons to help gifted students develop their reading accuracy and fluency, in order to improve reading comprehension skills. The presenter will share examples about how context-free and context-based reading fluency contribute to reading comprehension. The presenter will also demonstrate how to use the outcome of the local text processing to access the meaning of a larger text.

Speakers
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Dan Song

Mandarin Teacher, Mirman School
Dan Song earned her B.A. in English and her first M.A., in Teaching Mandarin as a Foreign Language, from Huazhong University of Science and Technology. In 2015, she received her second Master’s degree (Bilingual Education) from Loyola Marymount University. Now she holds a clear... Read More →


Sunday February 24, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Sierra Room

10:40am

Best Practices for Flexible Grouping and Collaborative Learning: Moving from Obstacles toward Solutions
Limited Capacity seats available

“I tried flexible grouping… but it became chaotic. So, I quit!” Do these words sound familiar? Creating, implementing, managing and maintaining flexible grouping and collaborative learning structures put teachers into a tailspin. Learn how to support teachers in understanding, implementing and successfully utilizing flexible grouping to build student collaboration while challenging all learners. Keeping the structures fluid, and manageable requires the strategies, practice, and support shared here. It’s the “how to” piece teachers are seeking!

Speakers
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Karen Brown

Director of Gifted and Accelerated Learning, Gifted Education Consultants, LLC
Karen Brown is the Director of Gifted and Accelerated Learning for Scottsdale Public Schools. Karen works with K-12 teachers, administrators, and parents to ensure that the instruction in classrooms provides offers the appropriate challenge for all students. Karen teaches in the Gifted... Read More →
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Dina Brulles

Director of Gifted Education, Paradise Valley Unified School District
Dina Brulles, Ph.D., is the Director of Gifted Education at Paradise Valley Unified School District in Arizona. Dina is also the Gifted Program Coordinator at Arizona State University. Dina serves on the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Board of Directors as the School... Read More →



Sunday February 24, 2019 10:40am - 11:40am
Sierra Room

11:50am

Building Confidence through Writing Strategies
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will learn how to build confidence in their students when it comes to writing. Presenters will exemplify varies strategies learned in their training as they present their writing program. There's a sure-fire formula that these presenters use to give students the confidence to write a multiple paragraph essay. Presenters will showcase a variety of writing genres that will help teachers differentiate writing in the classroom that will lead to SBAC confidence.

Speakers
avatar for Veronica Goode

Veronica Goode

6th grade English/History teacher, LAUSD
Veronica Goode has been teaching for over two decades. She received a Bachelor's in English Education and her Master's in Literacy at MSMU and LMU. She has taught both high school and middle school English. She currently teaches 6th grade English, History and Journalism. She incorporates... Read More →
avatar for Janet Skidmore

Janet Skidmore

6th Grade English/History Teacher, Ernest Lawrence Middle School
Janet Di Giulio Skidmore has been teaching for over twenty-two years. She received her Bachelor’s, her credential and Master’s in Educational Administration from Cal State University, Northridge.She has taught 2nd, 4th, and 5th grade in both private and public elementary school... Read More →


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


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