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Differentiation in the Core Content Areas: History [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

Socratic Seminar - Focus on the History Social Science Framework Questions
Limited Capacity seats available

After an investigation of the current California HSS framework questions, students have the opportunity to participate in a Socratic Seminar. Easy implementation of a three-question - three-panel Socratic Seminar set up will be presented. Although the topics presented are centered around the fifth-grade curriculum, the Socratic Seminar plan can be used at multiple grade levels.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Bagnall

Amy Bagnall

GATE Teacher, Saddleback Valley Unified School District
Mrs. Amy Bagnall, fifth grade GATE teacher at Valencia Elementary School in Laguna Hills. She holds a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University, Irvine. Teaching students to be creative, critical thinkers, Mrs. Bagnall enjoys the development of innovative... Read More →


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

3:30pm

Have Technology? Maximize Learning by Layering Assignments to Differentiate in a GATE Clustered Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

If you have ever used Google Classroom you probably noticed that a lot of students never turn in the assignment. In this session, you will be given ideas how to mesh Google Docs, Google Chrome, Apple Clips, green screen apps, and even stop-motion apps to layer assignments in writing, science, social studies, and math. Using Differentiation to layer assignments results in students turning in more because they are at the level they are capable of. As an added bonus I will even quickly go over how to acquire said technology.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Longshore

Paul Longshore

Learning Facilitator, Galileo Academy Elementary School
My name is Paul and I have had the amazing privilege of teaching in California's Public School System for 27 years. I have taught High School, Middle School, and have taught at Galileo Elementary, A Gifted Parent Choice School, for the past 12 years. Daily I implement GATE strategies... Read More →



Saturday February 23, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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
DH

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
 

8:00am

Infusing Advanced Citizenship Strategies into Your Curriculum
Limited Capacity seats available

The new History-Social Science Framework focuses on four shifts, one of which is citizenship. But integrating citizenship into your content can be intimidating. Fortunately, this shift offers an opportunity to challenge your students with high-level activities, and this session will focus on strategies for imbuing citizenship into instruction -- such as structured debate -- which will enhance and enrich any history content.

Speakers
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Nina Bentson

Elementary Educator, Los Angeles Unified School District
Nina Bentson has been an educator working with the Los Angeles Unified School District for nearly 20 years. Currently she works as a leader and teacher at Sunny Brae Global Awareness Magnet. Over her career, she has taught diverse students in multiple subjects at various grade levels... Read More →
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Kate Miller

History Teacher/GATE Coordinator, Los Angeles Unified School District
Kate Miller has worked with GATE students for over 20 years in both elementary and middle school and has also served as GATE Coordinator at multiple schools. Serving on the district's History Leadership Team, she has worked on developing history curriculum for Los Angeles Unified... Read More →


Sunday February 24, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Pasadena Room

9:30am

Digital Differentiation
Limited Capacity seats available

Technology is an incredible tool to engage students and manage a variety of learning options. Use technology as a tool to differentiate content, processes, and products for students. Learn tips, strategies, and resources to curate and create. Explore ways to deepen student knowledge of standards and content. Participants will walk away with practical ideas for immediate implementation and a glossary of new tools for their toolbelts.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Sullivan

Karen Sullivan

Curriculum Specialist, Paramount Unified School District
Karen Sullivan has a wide range of experience in education as a K-8, GATE, digital, site literacy teacher, and curriculum coach. In her current position as district curriculum specialist in the Paramount Unified School District, Karen works with programs in the areas of GATE, Visual... Read More →



Sunday February 24, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Ventura 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
avatar for Karen Brown

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 →
avatar for Dina Brulles

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
 


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