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Sunday, February 24


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!

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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


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.

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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


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

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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 →

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

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