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Differentiation in the Core Content Areas: Visual and Performing Arts [clear filter]
Saturday, February 23


Developing Students into Creative Directors of Film
Limited Capacity seats available

Developing Students Into Creative Directors of Film is a project where students take their writing from DOK Level 1, all the way through to Level 4. Here, students are presented with the opportunity to use their writing to act out various scenes or to direct their “actors,” to truly understand how details from their writing guides their reader through their story. Students then use different film tools to manipulate how the viewer feels and thinks, in order to implement that in their writing to strengthen it.


Omar Espinoza

4th-Grade Teacher, Santa Barbara Unified School District
Omar Espinoza is a Fourth Grade teacher at Cleveland Elementary School in Santa Barbara, CA. Since 2016, he has created and facilitated a student run Cleveland School Film Festival. Through this project, he has walked his students through the process of filmmaking, from adapting the... Read More →

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


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.

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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

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