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Saturday, February 23


Featured Speakers Panel. Designing GATE Programs in the Age of LCFF
Limited Capacity seats available

GATE services have dramatically evolved in California as a result of LCFF. In this session, we guide gifted education administrators through crafting a comprehensive GATE Plan from the ground-up with a clear focus on equity and inclusion. This moderated panel features Gifted Education coordinators from diverse districts across California.

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Kari Hanson-Smith

GATE Coordinator, Sacramento City USD
Kari holds a master’s degree in Educational Psychology, Gifted and Talented Education from the Three Summers program within the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. While there, Kari studied with Dr. Joseph Renzulli and Dr. Sally Reis, authors of the Enrichment... Read More →

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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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Alison DeMark

Principal, Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District
Alison DeMark is the principal of a GATE-magnet school in the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District.  She has served as a GATE Coordinator and President of the Orange Council for Gifted and Talented Education. She is currently on the Board for the California Association for... Read More →
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Martha Gomez

Director, Jurupa Unified School District
Martha is a current director at Jurupa Unified School District.  She oversees the programs for English learners as well as gifted learners.  She has worked in the education field for almost 30 years.  Has been a classroom teacher, a bilingual resource teacher, a school site administrator... Read More →

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 →

Saturday February 23, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Catalina Room
Sunday, February 24


Developing Academic Acceleration Policies: New National Guidelines
Limited Capacity seats available

Coherent academic acceleration policies ensure that students who might benefit from acceleration will be considered. The free publication, Developing Academic Acceleration Policies, was launched at the National Association for Gifted Children convention in November 2018. The presenter, one of the authors, will describe the checklists for whole-grade acceleration, subject acceleration, and early entrance to kindergarten/first grade. This will assist educators to consider all relevant questions when designing an acceleration policy. Sample policies will be provided.

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Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik

Administrator, Acceleration Institute and Research, University of Iowa, Belin-Blank Center
Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik, Ph.D. is Administrator, Acceleration Institute and Research at the University of Iowa Belin-Blank Center. She founded and directed the Carnegie Mellon Institute for Talented Elementary Students (C-MITES) at Carnegie Mellon University for 22 years. She co-authored... Read More →

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

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