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Sunday, February 24
 

9:30am

Characteristics of the Gifted / Características de los dotados
Limited Capacity seats available

Engage in a discussion around the characteristics of gifted students with an emphasis on the possible behavioral impacts of characteristics in the classroom and how parents can support at home. This session will be conducted in Spanish.

Participe en una discusión sobre las características de los estudiantes superdotados con énfasis en los posibles impactos de comportamiento de las características en el aula y cómo los padres pueden apoyar en el hogar.


Speakers
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Dr. Desiree Olivas

Teacher, Teacher Mentor, GATE Trainer, Santa Ana Unified
Dr. Desiree Olivas is currently a classroom teacher in Santa Ana, teacher mentor in Mathematics and trainer in Gifted and Talented Education. She has been in the classroom for over 30 years, working with a diversity of students and families. She has taught in a variety of settings... Read More →
avatar for Nereida Prado

Nereida Prado

K-12 GATE Program Specialist, Santa Ana Unified School District
Nereida Prado is currently the K-12 GATE Program Specialist for the Santa Ana Unified School District. She started as a classroom teacher in a dual immersion program, focusing on gifted education and developing academic training for Spanish speaking parents. For the last 18 years... Read More →


Sunday February 24, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Smoketree C Room

9:30am

Curriculum and Instruction for Gifted Students
Limited Capacity seats available

Ever wonder about what you should expect from a GATE class? How do you know that effective strategies are being provided for your child? What kinds of questions should you ask your child’s teacher or the principal regarding gifted services? Come to this session to find out!

Speakers
avatar for Krisa Muller

Krisa Muller

GATE Program Specialist, Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District
Krisa Muller serves as the California Association for the Gifted Board of Directors Secretary. Krisa has been a California public educator since 2000 and involved in gifted education since 2002. She is currently the GATE Program Specialist for Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School... Read More →



Sunday February 24, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Smoketree B Room

10:40am

Depth and Complexity - Learning the Thinking Prompts / Profundidad y complejidad - Aprender las indicaciones de pensamiento
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will receive an introduction to the GATE standards and the Depth & Complexity Thinking Prompts. The session will focus on developing an understanding of the impact of the thinking prompts on the extension of vocabulary, metacognition, and the overall thinking process. This session will be presented in Spanish.

Los participantes recibirán una introducción a los estándares GATE y los Indicadores de pensamiento de profundidad y complejidad. La sesión se centrará en desarrollar una comprensión del impacto de las pautas de pensamiento en la extensión del vocabulario, la metacognición y el proceso de pensamiento general.

Speakers
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Dr. Desiree Olivas

Teacher, Teacher Mentor, GATE Trainer, Santa Ana Unified
Dr. Desiree Olivas is currently a classroom teacher in Santa Ana, teacher mentor in Mathematics and trainer in Gifted and Talented Education. She has been in the classroom for over 30 years, working with a diversity of students and families. She has taught in a variety of settings... Read More →
avatar for Nereida Prado

Nereida Prado

K-12 GATE Program Specialist, Santa Ana Unified School District
Nereida Prado is currently the K-12 GATE Program Specialist for the Santa Ana Unified School District. She started as a classroom teacher in a dual immersion program, focusing on gifted education and developing academic training for Spanish speaking parents. For the last 18 years... Read More →


Sunday February 24, 2019 10:40am - 11:40am
Smoketree C Room

10:40am

Grass Roots Advocacy for Parents
Limited Capacity seats available

Getting GATE into your district's LCAP requires effective grass-roots advocacy. Learn from the National Association for Gifted Children's resident expert how to come together to collaborate within your local context for the support of gifted children. Effective step-by-step by step strategies and practical advice will be offered as a part of a collaborative dialogue.

Speakers
avatar for William Knudsen

William Knudsen

Director, Government and Affiliate Relations, National Association for Gifted Children
William Knudsen serves as the Director of Government and Affiliate Relations for the National Association for Gifted Children. He works at both the Federal and local levels with NAGC’s advocacy partners to break the impediments obstructing services for our gifted and talented students.  Previously... Read More →


Sunday February 24, 2019 10:40am - 11:40am
Mesquite H Room

10:40am

Serving the Whole Child: Academic, Social Emotional and Behavioral Considerations
Limited Capacity seats available

Gifted Kids Don’t Always Fit! We develop in three ways: emotionally, physically, and intellectually. Gifted kids often develop asynchronously and can experience social and emotional challenges, as a result. This talk will examine the three developmental areas and suggest how parents can help their children deal with the challenges.

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Chiles

Patricia Chiles

Program Coordinator, Fullerton School District and CAG Parent Representative, Orange Region, Fullerton School District
Patricia Chiles has been an educator for over 20 years and considers herself a lifelong learner. Currently the GATE Coordinator in Fullerton School District, she has a background as a GATE teacher, and is the OCC GATE Vice President and CAG Parent Representative for the Orange Region... Read More →


Sunday February 24, 2019 10:40am - 11:40am
Smoketree B Room

11:50am

Advocating for the Needs of Gifted & Talented Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

Parents are vital advocates for gifted education services in their local schools. Learn from school district administrators what all of the acronyms mean (LCAP, LCFF, ESSA, etc.) and how to best leverage them when advocating for gifted education. Also, learn about the types of gifted education service models that may be available for students in public schools

Speakers
avatar for Kari Hanson-Smith

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 →


Sunday February 24, 2019 11:50am - 12:50pm
Smoketree B Room

11:50am

Connecting the Depth & Complexity Thinking Prompts to the Classroom and at Home / Conectar los avisos de pensamiento de profundidad y complejidad al aula y al hogar
Limited Capacity seats available

With all of the possibilities to engage with the Depth and Complexity Thinking Prompts, this session will connect the foundations of language and thinking to specific content areas. Prior experience with the Depth and Complexity prompts is recommended. This session will be presented in Spanish.

Con todas las posibilidades para interactuar con los Indicadores de pensamiento de profundidad y complejidad, esta sesión conectará los fundamentos del lenguaje y el pensamiento con áreas de contenido específicas. Se recomienda experiencia previa con las indicaciones de profundidad y complejidad. Las tres sesiones se realizarán en español.


Speakers
DD

Dr. Desiree Olivas

Teacher, Teacher Mentor, GATE Trainer, Santa Ana Unified
Dr. Desiree Olivas is currently a classroom teacher in Santa Ana, teacher mentor in Mathematics and trainer in Gifted and Talented Education. She has been in the classroom for over 30 years, working with a diversity of students and families. She has taught in a variety of settings... Read More →
avatar for Nereida Prado

Nereida Prado

K-12 GATE Program Specialist, Santa Ana Unified School District
Nereida Prado is currently the K-12 GATE Program Specialist for the Santa Ana Unified School District. She started as a classroom teacher in a dual immersion program, focusing on gifted education and developing academic training for Spanish speaking parents. For the last 18 years... Read More →


Sunday February 24, 2019 11:50am - 12:50pm
Smoketree C Room
 


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