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Saturday, February 23


Diversity in GATE
Limited Capacity seats available

Gifted and Talented Education is being held back from our diverse populations in California. Gifted children are reported to make up only 6% of a public school’s population, thus going vastly overlooked. This presentation will define the term GATE and discuss some the common characteristics found in gifted children of all backgrounds, as well as impart strategies for identifying, teaching and advocating for our GATE population in the public school system.

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Crystal Kerns

GATE Coordinator, Victor Elementary School District
Crystal teaches at Galileo Academy, a public school focusing on providing gifted and talented education to underrepresented children. Her degree is in Liberal Studies with a supplemental in English. She is pursuing a Master’s in Adult Education. As a Latina in a single parent home... Read More →

Renee Longshore

GATE Coordinator, Victor Elementary School District
Renee has taught for 17 years, grades K-12, teacher credentialing, and in the GATE masters program for Azusa Pacific University. Her degree is in English with a secondary teaching emphasis, and a master’s degree in English Composition. Renee’s current teaching position is third... Read More →

Saturday February 23, 2019 7:45am - 8:45am
Smoketree C Room


Approaches toward Enfranchising Diversity in Gifted Programs
Limited Capacity seats available

Regardless of whether your school or district has funding, there are methods and strategies that can help integrate the needs of our diversely gifted learners into every aspect of the school. Based on personal experiences, the presenter will share methods and processes toward enfranchising students from underrepresented populations to serve a gifted population that reflects the schools’ demographics. Topics include: implementing inclusive identification/placement processes and developing a continuum of services in response to students’ diverse needs.

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Dina Brulles

Director of Gifted Education, Paradise Valley Unified School District
Dina Brulles, Ph.D., is the Director of Gifted Education at Paradise Valley Unified School District in Arizona. Dina is also the Gifted Program Coordinator at Arizona State University. Dina serves on the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Board of Directors as the School... Read More →

Saturday February 23, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Smoketree C Room

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