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Sunday, February 23
 

8:00am PST

Las necesidades socio-emocionales de los niños superdotados: Herramientas para las familias. (In Spanish) The socio-emotional needs of gifted children: Tools for families.

Todos queremos que nuestros hijos prosperen. El desafío, sin embargo, es que cada niño es único y lo que funciona en un caso puede no hacerlo en otro. En esta sesión los padres conocerán los comportamientos y características sociales y emocionales de niños superdotados y recibirán herramientas para apoyarlos en la casa, partiendo de una educación donde se respete su excepcionalidad y se canalice su potencial para desarrollar sus talentos y favorecer su felicidad.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Bendelman

Karen Bendelman

Director of academics at Helios School / Bay Area Regional Representative at the California Association for the Gifted
Karen Bendelman has a bachelor's degree in Educational Psychology, specializing in learning disabilities and a Master's in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in gifted education. She has over 10 years of experience working closely with schools, teachers, and families, providing... Read More →


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

8:00am PST

Navigating Public School with a Gifted Child

This session will focus on effective practices for gifted children at the elementary school level. Do's and Don'ts for navigating the public school system will be discussed along with ways in which you can advocate for your child's unique needs. Perspectives of gifted children and their teachers in elementary education will be shared.

Speakers
JB

Jennifer Berry

Teacher, Parent, Edison
Jennifer Berry is an educator and parent of an elementary gifted child. She has worked with gifted children in the field of education for the past seventeen years. The past five years have been spent as the principal of a K-8 GATE magnet school in the Ontario-Montclair School District... Read More →



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

8:00am PST

Serving the Whole Child: Academic, Social-Emotional, and Behavioral Considerations

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
PC

Patricia Chiles

GATE Coordinator, Fullerton Elementary


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

11:00am PST

Curriculum and Instruction for Gifted Students

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 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 has been a California public educator since 2000 and involved in gifted education since 2002. Her work has been on behalf of students, parents, and other educators. Her educational practices and beliefs are grounded in her own education developed at CSU, Fullerton, UC, Irvine... Read More →



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

11:00am PST

Las intensidades y sensibilidades de los estudiantes superdotados

Es importante reconocer las intensidades y sensibilidades de los estudiantes superdotados para encontrar las maneras más efectivas de apoyar su desarrollo y rendimiento escolar. En esta sesión revisaremos las sobreexcitabilidades más comunes de los superdotados. *This sessión will be conducted in Spanish.

Speakers
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 began her career as a classroom teacher in a dual-immersion program, focusing on gifted education and developing academically centered training for Spanish speaking parents... Read More →


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

11:00am PST

Navigating Public School with a Gifted Child

This session will focus on effective practices for gifted children at the elementary school level. Do's and Don'ts for navigating the public school system will be discussed along with ways in which you can advocate for your child's unique needs. Perspectives of gifted children and their teachers in elementary education will be shared.

Speakers
JB

Jennifer Berry

Teacher, Parent, Edison
Jennifer Berry is an educator and parent of an elementary gifted child. She has worked with gifted children in the field of education for the past seventeen years. The past five years have been spent as the principal of a K-8 GATE magnet school in the Ontario-Montclair School District... Read More →



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

12:00pm PST

Advocating for the Needs of Gifted & Talented Learners

Parents are vital advocates for gifted education in their local schools. Learn from school district administrators what all of the acronyms mean 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

Coordinator for GATE and AP Programs; Legislation Chair, Sacramento City Unified School District; California Association for the Gifted
Kari Hanson-Smith is a tireless advocate for advanced learners. Eminently qualified, she has more than fifteen years of experience working in gifted education. Kari holds a master’s degree in Educational Psychology, Gifted and Talented Education from the Three Summers program within... Read More →



Sunday February 23, 2020 12:00pm - 12:45pm PST
Smoketree AB

12:00pm PST

Cómo promover la mentalidad de crecimiento en niños superdotados

La mentalidad es importante para todos los estudiantes, pero para los niños superdotados, sus características pueden contribuir a desarrollar una mentalidad fija.En esta sesión compartiremos cómo cambiar los elogios para reconocer el esfuerzo y el proceso.

Speakers
avatar for Desiree Olivas

Desiree Olivas

Teacher; Teacher Mentor and Trainer in Gifted Education, Santa Ana Unified School District
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 →


Sunday February 23, 2020 12:00pm - 12:45pm PST
Smoketree C

12:00pm PST

Friendship & The Gifted Child

Friendships can be difficult, no matter how old a person is, and for Gifted Children, who sometimes have trouble fitting in, it can be even harder. This presentation will help parents of Gifted Children understand the underlying reasons why their child might have challenges in developing and/or maintaining friendships, as well as offer concrete and hands-on suggestions for what to do to help their child.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Louie

Kim Louie

GATE Program Coordinator, Rowland Unified School District
As a parent of GATE children, and as the Coordinator of the GATE Program for Rowland Unified School District, I have 20+ years of experience in education, spanning K-12, and working with English Learners and Gifted populations. I am a passionate advocate for ALL students having access... Read More →



Sunday February 23, 2020 12:00pm - 12:45pm PST
Mesquite C

12:00pm PST

Homeschooling the Gifted Learner

Homeschooling is a broad term that involves parent facilitated learning experiences for students outside of the traditional all-day, site-based classroom structure. This session will share the stories of four gifted students who were homeschooled for part or all of their pre-college years. Public school independent study programs, radical acceleration through private homeschooling, and early college access will be discussed along with practical suggestions for how teachers can support families choosing this alternative path.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Hood

Stephanie Hood

Director, Peach Blossom School
Stephanie Hood has worked as a district GATE administrator and classroom teacher. She served on the CAG Board for four years and was on the team that authored CAG’s position paper, “Homeschooling the Gifted Learner,” 2004. A founding member of Gifted Homeschoolers Forum. Stephanie... Read More →



Sunday February 23, 2020 12:00pm - 12:45pm PST
Mesquite F
 


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