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Saturday, February 22
 

10:30am

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
Sierra

2:15pm

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
Mesquite F

3:30pm

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
Smoketree E
 
Sunday, February 23
 

8:00am

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
Sierra
 


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