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Saturday, February 22
 

7:45am

Developing Critical Thinking and Creativity as a "Maker"

The 21st Century Learning skills of critical thinking and creative problem solving are imperative to developing our next generation of responsible and successful citizens (Wai & Worrel, 2016). However, the skills often merely lip-service when it comes to effective integration into curriculum and pedagogy. We examine the development of these skills over the course of a schoolwide effort to incorporate making and design into the curriculum. We also examine this effort through change management.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Saunders II

Gary Saunders II

Principal and GATE specialist
Gary Saunders is currently an Ed.D. candidate and a principal at one of the highest performing elementary schools in California. His approach to innovative instruction at the K-12 level has advanced equity and academic success for gifted students. As a father of 5 gifted children... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 7:45am - 8:45am
Smoketree C

10:30am

Spiraling Through DOK With the Prompts of Depth/Complexity & Technology

Depth and Complexity accompanied by higher-order thinking skills is where the magic of critical thinking lies. Do you want to make your students’ brains sweat? Keep them in DOK 3 and 4. That is where students begin to explain and defend their thinking. Now imagine, adding the prompts of Depth & Complexity to the thinking skills. You will add complexity for your Gifted students while scaffolding for those that need it. When technology is combined with DOK levels you have just allowed ALL students the ability to make their learning visible in a way that would be unimaginable without it. BYOD: Combine technology skills with teaching strategies, to use the prompts of Depth & Complexity to raise critical thinking skills.

Speakers
avatar for Yvette Mezzanatto

Yvette Mezzanatto

District Leader in GATE and Technology Instruction, Colton Joint Unified School District
Carrie Northcott, Nyree Clark, and Yvette Mezzanatto have taught in the Colton Joint Unified School District with over forty years of service combined. These ladies are District Leaders in the fields of GATE and Technology instruction. They are all Google Certified Educators Levels... Read More →
avatar for Nyree Clark

Nyree Clark

Curriculum Program Specialist Technology, Colton Joint Unified School District
I have been blessed to be able to work my DREAM JOB! Over the years I have become a Reading Recovery teacher, GATE Certified, and a Google Certified Educator. I have taught K-4 as a classroom teacher and currently a CPS (Curriculum Program Specialist) in Technology. I love this new... Read More →
avatar for Carrie Northcott

Carrie Northcott

District Leader in GATE and Technology Instruction, Colton Joint Unified School District
Carrie Northcott, Nyree Clark, and Yvette Mezzanatto have taught in the Colton Joint Unified School District with over forty years of service combined. These ladies are District Leaders in the fields of GATE and Technology instruction. They are all Google Certified Educators Levels... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am
Smoketree C

1:00pm

Using Video Production to Drive Differentiation in a GATE Cluster Classroom

This session will show you ways you can differentiate your Google Classroom ELA lessons by having students create high interest/novel/depth/complexity videos. Learn how to change writing assignments into scripts for weekly school newscasts using a green screen. Grammar lessons can become springboards for stop motion animation videos. Math scholars can create their own Classroom Academy where students create videos to teach what they have learned. Information will also be given on what you can do to acquire funds for these tools for your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Longshore

Paul Longshore

Learning Facilitator, Victor Elementary School District
Paul Longshore is a Learning Facilitator at Galileo Academy: School of Gifted and Talented Education, a parent-choice school in Victor Elementary School District. His fourth-grade class takes up to 18 field trips a year, manages and runs school apple orchard, pumpkin patch, and an... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Smoketree C

2:15pm

Pear Deck and Google Slides: The Perfect Pear

What if you could engage every student in your class, every day? Pear Deck lets you bring presentations to life with formative assessments and interactive questions. Designed for 1:1 classrooms, Pear Deck takes presentations to the next level, letting you see in real-time how each student in your class is doing and thus be able to differentiate at a whole new level.
 
In this hands-on session, we will let you experience the power of Pear Deck as both a student and a teacher. We’ll walk through how easy it is to:
  1. Add formative assessment questions and launch interactive presentations directly from Google Slides or PowerPoint Online.
  2. Manage your class and view student answers with the Teacher Dashboard, and be able to publish Student Takeaways.
  3. Capture student responses with our Google Classroom or Microsoft Teams integration.

By the end of the session, you will walk away as a Pear Deck expert with a free Pear Deck Premium account! Plus, with Pear Deck’s Add-On for Google Slides or PowerPoint Online, you have access to free, editable slide templates for critical thinking, SEL, exit tickets, bell ringers and more!
 
Bonus: Teaching digital citizenship? You can now access 26 free, ready-to-teach digital citizenship lessons featuring Google’s Be Internet Awesome curriculum, all with the interactive power of Pear Deck.

Strands:
● Add-ons/Extensions
● Google Tools
● Laptops/Chromebooks


Speakers
avatar for Susan Casey

Susan Casey

Regional Partnership Manager, Pear Deck
Designed for 1:1 classrooms, Pear Deck takes presentations to the next level, letting you see in real time how each student in your class is doing and thus be able to differentiate at a whole new level.


Saturday February 22, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Pueblo

2:15pm

The 3 C’s of Success: Coding, Collaboration, and Content

Coding is a great way to make learning fun while increasing rigor and student engagement. During this session, you will be introduced to online and off-line coding activities suitable for K-3 students. See how the activities are set up and encourage students to collaborate while exploring stories, engineering ideas and science and math concepts. These ideas are ready to use, easy to adapt and can be integrated into your current content.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Davis

Allison Davis

Teacher, Knox Gifted Academy Chandler (AZ) Unified School District
Allison Davis, a kindergarten teacher at Knox Gifted Academy in Chandler, Arizona, believes that learning should be fun, active and hands-on. She was Arizona’s 2012 Presidential Awardee for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching and a 2018 Arizona Teacher of the Year Ambassador... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Smoketree C

3:30pm

Applying Programming Skills into Gifted Classrooms

Programming is becoming a more and more important skill to have. Childhood is a great time to start learning programming and to develop computational thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills. In this session, the presenter will show you how to program in Scratch and how to apply the skills into gifted curricula. The presenter will also demonstrate using diverse examples, including subjects such as English, Math, and World Languages.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Song

Dan Song

Teacher, Mirman School
Dan Song earned her B.A. in English and her first M.A., in Teaching Mandarin as a Foreign Language, from Huazhong University of Science and Technology. In 2015, she received her second Master’s degree (Bilingual Education) from Loyola Marymount University. Now she holds a clear... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Smoketree C
 
Sunday, February 23
 

11:00am

Exploring Mathematics Using Desmos and Geogebra

The free online software programs Desmos and Geogebra provide mathematically gifted students opportunities to explore and discover mathematical relationships. With Desmos graphing software, students manipulate equations or graphs to analyze how changing one affects the other. Using Geogebra, students construct geometric figures then ‘drag’ the figures to create multiple examples that lead to generalization of properties of the figure. With minimal guidance, students can take off into their own mathematical investigations. Bring your own device.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kim McComas

Dr. Kim McComas

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas
Following a 20 year career teaching secondary mathematics, Kim McComas pursued a doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction with a focus on mathematically gifted children. She currently teaches pre-service mathematics teachers at the University of Arkansas, encouraging her students to... Read More →


Sunday February 23, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am
Catalina

12:00pm

Pear Deck and Google Slides: The Perfect Pear

What if you could engage every student in your class, every day? Pear Deck lets you bring presentations to life with formative assessments and interactive questions. Designed for 1:1 classrooms, Pear Deck takes presentations to the next level, letting you see in real-time how each student in your class is doing and thus be able to differentiate at a whole new level.
 
In this hands-on session, we will let you experience the power of Pear Deck as both a student and a teacher. We’ll walk through how easy it is to:
  1. Add formative assessment questions and launch interactive presentations directly from Google Slides or PowerPoint Online.
  2. Manage your class and view student answers with the Teacher Dashboard, and be able to publish Student Takeaways.
  3. Capture student responses with our Google Classroom or Microsoft Teams integration.
By the end of the session, you will walk away as a Pear Deck expert with a free Pear Deck Premium account! Plus, with Pear Deck’s Add-On for Google Slides or PowerPoint Online, you have access to free, editable slide templates for critical thinking, SEL, exit tickets, bell ringers and more!
 
Bonus: Teaching digital citizenship? You can now access 26 free, ready-to-teach digital citizenship lessons featuring Google’s Be Internet Awesome curriculum, all with the interactive power of Pear Deck.

Strands:
● Add-ons/Extensions
● Google Tools
● Laptops/Chromebooks

Speakers
avatar for Susan Casey

Susan Casey

Regional Partnership Manager, Pear Deck
Designed for 1:1 classrooms, Pear Deck takes presentations to the next level, letting you see in real time how each student in your class is doing and thus be able to differentiate at a whole new level.


Sunday February 23, 2020 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Chino
 


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