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Saturday, February 22
 

10:30am PST

Multiple Pathways to Equitable Gifted/Talented Identification

Los Angeles Unified School District typically supports a population of 70,000 identified gifted/talented learners each year. Gifted/Talented Programs uses multiple screening, referral, and identification pathways to maintain equity and access. The District identifies gifted/talented learners in seven categories: Intellectual Ability, High Achievement Ability, Specific Academic Ability, Visual Arts Ability, Performing Arts Ability, Creative Ability, and Leadership Ability. Additionally, the District conducts a universal screening assessment of all second-grade students districtwide using the Otis Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT-8). The Targeted Identification Program (TIP) addresses the needs of low-referring, at-risk schools to drive identification and program access; results have been highly effective. This session will explore how all of these pathways work in tandem to identify diverse gifted/talented learners across the entire District and maintain equitable access to programs and services.

Speakers
avatar for Wynne Wong-Cheng

Wynne Wong-Cheng

District Coordinator, Psychological Service, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Gifted/Talented Programs
Wynne Wong-Cheng is currently serving as a District Coordinator, Psychological Services, for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Gifted/Talented Programs. In this role, Ms. Wong-Cheng oversees gifted identification and leads a team of designated GATE psychologists that... Read More →
avatar for Erin Yoshida-Ehrmann

Erin Yoshida-Ehrmann

District Coordinator, Gifted/Talented Programs, Los Angeles Unified School District
Erin Yoshida-Ehrmann is currently serving as a District Coordinator for the LosAngeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Gifted/Talented Programs. In this role, Ms.Yoshida-Ehrmann provides professional development and support toadministrators, coordinators, teachers and families to... Read More →


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

1:00pm PST

Addressing the Needs of Gifted English Learners

This workshop will provide opportunities for participants to reflect upon their own classroom practices in regards to culturally teaching and learning. Participants will also have opportunities to explore ways to provide more culturally responsive teaching.

Speakers
avatar for Martha Gomez

Martha Gomez

Director of Language Services and Student Programs, Jurupa Unified School District
Martha Gomez has worked in the field of education for over 25 years. She has been a classroom teacher, a bilingual resource teacher, a site administrator, and a district administrator. In the last 15 years, she has focused on the education of English learners as well as Gifted Learners... Read More →
avatar for Esther Askew

Esther Askew

Bilingual Resource Teacher, Jurupa Unified School District
Esther has worked in education for more than 30 years. She was a classroom teacher for 20 years before moving to her current position. For the last 15 years she has been a bilingual resource teacher where she has focused on the education of English learners, dual language learners... Read More →



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

1:00pm PST

Identifying ALL Gifted Learners Through Inclusive Identification Practices.

In this session, participants will share their successful practices that lead to diverse GATE programs. Then, we will examine common pitfalls in identification processes that can lead to underrepresentation. Finally, participants will be provided with data that shows how using ability tests with nonverbal items can help identify all gifted learners regardless of ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or culture.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Dyson

Robert Dyson

Solutions Analyst, Pearson
Rob Dyson is a Solution Analyst at Pearson Clinical and provides assistance to school districts across the U.S. in selecting and administering assessments that measure achievement, ability, dyslexia screening, and behavior. He has been a secondary science educator for over 20 years... Read More →
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Ellen Murphy

Solutions Analyst, Pearson
Ellen Murphy M.A., is a licensed school psychologist, Solutions Analyst, and part of Pearson's Clinical Assessment. Ellen Murphy is a School Psychologist and a Solutions Analyst for Pearson for the last 16 years. In this multifaceted role, Ellen provides ongoing consultation and training... Read More →


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

2:15pm PST

Identification of Giftedness: Opportunities for Equity

In this session, participants will explore a multi tiered model of identification that strives to support teachers in understanding the characteristics of giftedness through multiple lenses. We will dig in to pedagogical opportunities that support the revealing of potential in young people, as well as the systematic change that must occur to identify students from all subgroups.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Anderson

Karen Anderson

Arts & Enrichment Coordinator, Pasadena Unified School District
Karen Anderson is the Arts & Enrichment Coordinator for the Pasadena Unified School District. She graduated from Northwestern University and received her Master’s degree in education from USC. Karen has worked in public, private, and charter schools in dual language environments... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm PST
Mesquite F

2:15pm PST

Supporting Diversity in Gifted Education Panel

Speakers
avatar for Alicia Weyeneth

Alicia Weyeneth

Administrator, Curriculum and Instruction, Compton Unified School District
Alicia Weyeneth is an Administrator for the Department of Educational Services: Curriculum and Instruction for the Compton Unified School District. Ms. Weyeneth oversees the District’s GATE and VAPA programs. She has been a strong supporter of pushing students to higher levels as... Read More →
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Pam Lovett

Gifted Coordinator, Long Beach Unified School District
Pamela Lovett is the Gifted Coordinator for Long Beach Unified School District.  She has been an elementary teacher, instructional coach, and consultant. She conducts professional development on gifted education and is interested in addressing the needs of underrepresented populations... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Frank Worrell

Dr. Frank Worrell

Professor; Faculty Director of the School of Psychology Program, University of California, Berkeley
Frank C. Worrell is a Professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley, where he serves as Faculty Director of the School Psychology Program, the Academic Talent Development Program, and the California College Preparatory Academy. He also holds... Read More →
avatar for Martha Gomez

Martha Gomez

Director of Language Services and Student Programs, Jurupa Unified School District
Martha Gomez has worked in the field of education for over 25 years. She has been a classroom teacher, a bilingual resource teacher, a site administrator, and a district administrator. In the last 15 years, she has focused on the education of English learners as well as Gifted Learners... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm PST
Smoketree D

2:15pm PST

Unlocking the "GATE" for Latino Students

Throughout the presentation, participants will:
  1. Identify gifted characteristics within diverse populations.
  2. Understand the correlation between gifted identification and multiple intelligences.
  3. Discuss how culturally responsive educational strategies can be embedded in instruction in order to increase motivation and achievement.

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Estrada

Catherine Estrada

Principal, San Jose St. Elementary and Highly Gifted Magnet; CAG Educator Representative, Mission Region, San Jose St. Elementary
Catherine Estrada, MA, is an educator with over 25 years of experience. She has been a teacher, literacy coach, and coordinator in the LAUSD GATE department. She currently is the principal of San Jose St. Elementary/Highly Gifted Magnet and serves as the CAG Educator Representative... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm PST
Sierra

3:30pm PST

Gifted and Bilingual Education

A session that focuses on GATE strategies within a bilingual classroom. Gain different strategies for challenging all students despite identification with the help of technology and best practices. Topics included pedagogy, bilingual resources, technology, parent involvement, and integration of culture, the digital class created rubrics, integrating GATE icons, and computer-based assignments. These are all practical strategies that can be implemented immediately regardless of your district’s curriculum.

Speakers
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Brenda Angulo

Teacher, Jurupa Unified School District
Brenda Angulo received her Master's in Education with a bilingual authorization from the University of California, Riverside. After graduation, she was hired by Jurupa Unified to serve as an elementary dual language teacher. She masterfully differentiates in her inclusive dual language... Read More →
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Andrea Zambrano

Teacher, Jurupa Unified School District
Andrea Zambrano received her Master's in Education with a bilingual authorization from the University of California, Riverside. She currently works in a 5th-grade dual immersion classroom in Jurupa Valley. One of her concerns is to value cultural diversity by developing gifted students... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 3:30pm - 4:30pm PST
Sierra

3:30pm PST

Multiple Pathways to Equitable Gifted/Talented Identification

Los Angeles Unified School District typically supports a population of 70,000 identified gifted/talented learners each year. Gifted/Talented Programs uses multiple screening, referral, and identification pathways to maintain equity and access. The District identifies gifted/talented learners in seven categories: Intellectual Ability, High Achievement Ability, Specific Academic Ability, Visual Arts Ability, Performing Arts Ability, Creative Ability, and Leadership Ability. Additionally, the District conducts a universal screening assessment of all second-grade students districtwide using the Otis Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT-8). The Targeted Identification Program (TIP) addresses the needs of low-referring, at-risk schools to drive identification and program access; results have been highly effective. This session will explore how all of these pathways work in tandem to identify diverse gifted/talented learners across the entire District and maintain equitable access to programs and services.


Speakers
avatar for Wynne Wong-Cheng

Wynne Wong-Cheng

District Coordinator, Psychological Service, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Gifted/Talented Programs
Wynne Wong-Cheng is currently serving as a District Coordinator, Psychological Services, for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Gifted/Talented Programs. In this role, Ms. Wong-Cheng oversees gifted identification and leads a team of designated GATE psychologists that... Read More →
avatar for Erin Yoshida-Ehrmann

Erin Yoshida-Ehrmann

District Coordinator, Gifted/Talented Programs, Los Angeles Unified School District
Erin Yoshida-Ehrmann is currently serving as a District Coordinator for the LosAngeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Gifted/Talented Programs. In this role, Ms.Yoshida-Ehrmann provides professional development and support toadministrators, coordinators, teachers and families to... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 3:30pm - 4:30pm PST
Smoketree E
 
Sunday, February 23
 

8:00am PST

Identifying ALL Gifted Learners Through Inclusive Identification Practices.

In this session, participants will share their successful practices that lead to diverse GATE programs. Then, we will examine common pitfalls in identification processes that can lead to underrepresentation. Finally, participants will be provided with data that shows how using ability tests with nonverbal items can help identify all gifted learners regardless of ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or culture.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Dyson

Robert Dyson

Solutions Analyst, Pearson
Rob Dyson is a Solution Analyst at Pearson Clinical and provides assistance to school districts across the U.S. in selecting and administering assessments that measure achievement, ability, dyslexia screening, and behavior. He has been a secondary science educator for over 20 years... Read More →
EM

Ellen Murphy

Solutions Analyst, Pearson
Ellen Murphy M.A., is a licensed school psychologist, Solutions Analyst, and part of Pearson's Clinical Assessment. Ellen Murphy is a School Psychologist and a Solutions Analyst for Pearson for the last 16 years. In this multifaceted role, Ellen provides ongoing consultation and training... Read More →


Sunday February 23, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am PST
Chino

8:00am PST

Using AVID Strategies to Support & Accelerate Learning for Gifted Students

AVID's proven learning support structure known as WICOR, incorporates teaching and learning methodologies in the critical areas of Writing to Learn, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading to Learn. How does WICOR support our gifted and talented students? How do we provide differentiated strategies to support GATE students with organization? In this session we will take a deeper dive into using collaborative structures to engage gifted students in inquiry-based discussions to challenge and motivate their learning.

Speakers
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Paul LaPorte

AVID District Director, Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District
Paul La Porte is the AVID District Director for the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District. Paul is masterful at supporting sites with the integration of GATE and AVID. He has seen first hand how AVID strategies, have supported the needs of the gifted and talented populations... Read More →
avatar for Traci Grove

Traci Grove

AVID Associate Area Director, AVID
Traci Grove, an educator for over 30 years, serves as a California Division, AVID Program Manager. Traci supports over 248 K-12 AVID sites in Orange County. Facilitator for a variety of AVID Professional Learning strands, Traci is strategic at helping educators use AVID core strategies... Read More →



Sunday February 23, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am PST
Sierra

11:00am PST

Reframing Deficit Thinking to Surplus Thinking: Changing Perceptions of Underserved Gifted

How we see children has a profound effect on how we educate them. Schools are designed to “fix” students who are achieving poorly or are misbehaving. This deficit thinking has a profound impact on recruiting, recognizing and retaining gifted students of color and/or living in poverty. Learn how to shift deficit thinking of differing behaviors toward surplus thinking about strengths for learning. Reframe hyperactivity to verve; reframe talkative to fluent verbal abilities. Make powerful changes for underserved gifted students by tapping into strengths. Participants will receive surplus thinking instructional practices and a menu of encouraging additive approaches.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Richard Cash

Dr. Richard Cash

Educator, Author, Consultant, nRich Educational Consulting
Dr. Richard M. Cash is an award-winning educator, author, and consultant who has worked in the field of education for more than 30 years. His range of experience includes teaching, curriculum development, program administration, and professional coaching. His work has taken him throughout... Read More →


Sunday February 23, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am PST
Sierra
 


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