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


Meaningful Science Projects for Gifted Elementary Students
Limited Capacity seats available

Who remembers making missions in school? Volcanoes? Science reports or presentation boards? All students are different, so why should they all complete the same science project? Choice is important to the gifted child. This is why educators should allow students to differentiate their own products simply by creating a meaningful objective. By creating a personalized objective, the product AND learning become more meaningful to the student and allows for deeper knowledge in an area of their choice.

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Kimberly Cantrell

GATE Teacher, Garden Grove Unified School District
Kimberly is currently a 4th grade GATE teacher with Garden Grove Unified School District. She studied at Vanguard University and has a M.Ed. in Educational Linguistics.

Saturday February 23, 2019 7:45am - 8:45am
Ventura Room
Sunday, February 24


Teaching Reasoning in Science
Limited Capacity seats available

Claims-Evidence-Reasoning can be fostered through the deductive and inductive reasoning models of instruction. Experience a lesson sequence to see how utilizing these instructional models will strengthen students' explanation of a phenomenon.


Gina Rae Stolpestad

GATE Differentiation Coach, Long Beach Unified School District
Gina Rae Stolpestad splits her time as an instructional coach between the GATE and Science Offices in Long Beach Unified School District. She has designed and delivered multiple professional development classes on Dr. Sandra Kaplan's Approaches, essential theories and current research... Read More →

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


Tinkering with Tomorrow's Thinkers Today
Limited Capacity seats available

Our world needs students who relish in collaboratively solving complex problems with creativity, passion, and a global perspective. Tinkering with Tomorrow's Thinkers Today offers attendants with a widened lens toward thinking and creativity while providing practical routines to embed into any classroom with any material. The highlighted routines span 50 years of resources for divergent, critical and metacognitive thinking.


Joy Giovanini

Highly Capable K-12 Program Coordinator, Peninsula School District 401
Joy Giovanini's background in education spans Kindergarten through 12th grade in a range of communities. She has created courses and enrichment programs especially in STEM, early childhood, and gifted education. She was named in 2015 as one of the South Sound of Washington's 40 Under... Read More →

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

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