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Differentiation in the Core Content Areas: ELA [clear filter]
Saturday, February 22

7:45am PST

Asking Hard Questions: Critical Thinking Design with Paul's Reasoning Model

Paul's Reasoning web, designed at the Center for Gifted Education at the College of William and Mary, has been serving gifted educators for years. This redesign simplifies the experience for teachers so they can create critical thinking questions ahead of time as well as "in the moment" of the lesson. Participants will engage with the tool to create high-level questions to differentiate their curriculum and encourage critical thinking in any classroom.


Dr. Ted Murcray

Professor, California Baptist University - Riverside, CA
Ted Murcray, a professor, K-12 teacher, speaker, school administrator, and parent of a twice-exceptional child, has spoken at dozens of national and regional conferences. He is currently the Associate Dean at the Metcalf School of Education at California Baptist University in Riverside... Read More →

Saturday February 22, 2020 7:45am - 8:45am PST
Mesquite C

10:30am PST

Keys to Learning: Adding Layers of Rigor

This session will demonstrate the use of additional thinking tools to foster a deeper understanding of content and extend the core curriculum. You will be actively involved in applying the keys across subjects. See how to combine Depth & Complexity with Keys to increase rigor through prompts and questions. Templates will be given to assist in the direct application of these strategies- perfect for your GATE students!

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Marcie Griffith

Principal, Garden Grove Unified School District
Marcie Griffith, M.A., started her career as an elementary GATE teacher in the Garden Grove Unified School District and is currently a Principal who oversees an onsite GATE program. Prior to her principalship, she served as K-12 GATE Supervisor in her district. Marcie has conducted... Read More →

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

1:00pm PST

New to Gifted Education... We have tools!

This is a novice session for elementary teachers. We’ll share various tools that you can add to your GATE toolbox… This session will touch on the following topics: Scholarly Habits, Universal Concepts, Prompts of Depth and Complexity, and Think Like a Disciplinarian. We will share examples of how you can easily incorporate these tools into your grade level curriculum.

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Leslie Moritz

Teacher, Saddleback Valley Unified School District
Leslie Moritz has been an elementary school teacher for over thirty years. Currently she teaches a third grade GATE class in Laguna Hills. Leslie completed the GATE Certificate program through the University of Southern California. She is a member of Saddleback Valley Unified's GATE... Read More →
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Cheryl Rys

Teacher, Saddleback Valley Unified School District
Cheryl Rys has taught elementary school for thirty years. She currently teaches Kindergarten in Laguna Hills. She completed the GATE Certificate program through the University of Southern California. As a Teacher Leader in her district, Cheryl taught lessons to demonstrate the current... Read More →

Saturday February 22, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Mesquite C

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