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Saturday, February 23
 

7:45am

Beyond Discussion: Relevant, Engaging Social-Emotional Lessons
Limited Capacity seats available

Bolster your understanding of the social-emotional needs of gifted learners, and help gifted learners put together the pieces of their own giftedness with relevant, engaging lessons. Participants will learn methods for creating physical metaphors, making connections to academic standards, and creating hands-on learning opportunities for their gifted students. Each participant will receive a fully developed social-emotional lesson ready to use on Monday for their K-5 students.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Hess

Mark Hess

Teacher, Author, Consultant, Portable Gifted and Talented
Common sense in-services and lessons for uncommon kids and the adults who love and take care of them.


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

7:45am

Blended Learning for Differentiation
Limited Capacity seats available

Join STAR Education and explore instructional technology for differentiation and the design of blended learning environments. This workshop will provide teachers with a foundational understanding of the theories behind Universal Design for Learning and why educational technologies offer meaningful ways to accommodate and challenge diverse classroom populations, along with resources for fantastic tech tools to help create digitally integrated lessons within the classroom.

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Marisa Cleghorn

Cluster Leader/ Senior Supplemental Services Director, STAR Inc.
Marisa Cleghorn has worked for the past 22 years as a professional educator in the Arts and Sciences. With her undergraduate work in Interdisciplinary Education in Arts and Sciences at UMASS and her graduate work at John Hopkins in Mind Brain and Teaching and Integrated Technology... Read More →


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

10:30am

Powerful Strategies to Enhance the Learning of Gifted Students
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop explores numerous, proven ways to reach gifted learners in challenging ways. Participants leave with a variety of new strategies and specific ideas to help pupils become better creative and critical thinkers. Bring your thinking caps and your funny bones.

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Nathan Levy

President, Nathan Levy Books, LLC. Author/Consultant, Nathan Levy Books LLC
Nathan Levy Books LLC has dynamic educational books and information books for gifted and talented. Stories With Holes and Teachers’ Guide to Trauma are featured.


Saturday February 23, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Pueblo Room

10:30am

Supporting Strong Writers: Writerly Play in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Writerly Play is a story-based framework that offers youth and educators language and game-based strategies to develop the creative and critical thinking skills required throughout the writing process. Educators will come away from this workshop with a set of practical tools and strategies to support and challenge strong writers in classrooms and one-on-one settings. We will also explore how writing projects can help writers develop grit, empathy, and vision.

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Naomi Kinsman

Author, Executive Director, Society of Young Inklings
Naomi Kinsman is the award-winning author of Spilled Ink, A Writer’s Notebook, and the From Sadie’s Sketchbook series. She is the founder and Executive Director of Society of Young Inklings, an organization that empowers young writers. Over the past twenty years, Naomi has developed... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Chino Room

1:00pm

Ideas Matter! Fostering Social Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy in Gifted Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

Social entrepreneurship is perfect for gifted and talented youth. It capitalizes on their need for meaningful activity, engages their moral standards, and challenges their complex and creative thinking abilities. Learn ways to empower students through the recognition that social problems require new thinking and approaches. We will discuss your role in developing their ideas into solutions and evaluate how a few ingenious and effective non-profits formed by young gifted entrepreneurs are changing the world!

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Christine Provencher

Sr. Program Director, Summer Institute for the Gifted
Christine Provencher is a Senior Program Director with the Summer Institute for the Gifted with over 10 years of experience in gifted education.


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

1:00pm

Sparking Intellectual Curiosity, Passion and Success in Mathematically Gifted Students
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will give teachers information that will help them give students the opportunity to develop a passion for mathematics. The session stresses rigor, depth, critical thinking, creative thinking, and problem-solving. The workshop will stress real-life math investigations that show students how important math is in the real world.

Speakers
avatar for Ed Zaccaro

Ed Zaccaro

Retired Teacher/Author, Hickory Grove Press
Ed is a popular presenter at math, homeschool and gifted education conferences around the country and has approached gifted education as a parent, teacher, and school board member. His students will testify to his ability to make math fun and challenging for them as well as his unique... Read More →


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

2:15pm

Reading Is Thinking! Engaging the Minds of Advanced Readers
Limited Capacity seats available

In the teacher’s hands, models from William & Mary Language Arts units challenge the minds of advanced readers. The thinking models paired with complex texts encourage students to make interdisciplinary connections using the concept of change, while at the same time developing their skills in literary analysis, argumentative writing, and research. Session participants will understand how to implement the thinking models, and how the Integrated Curriculum Model, in every unit, challenges advanced readers. Handouts provided.

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Jan Hayes

Educational Consultant, Kendall-Hunt Publishers
Jan Hayes is a GT consultant, presenting researched, exemplary gifted math and Language Arts curricula for Kendall Hunt and for Talent Program Solutions throughout the US. She served as International Fellow for the Department of Defense initiative to align all DoD Schools in current... Read More →



Saturday February 23, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Pueblo Room

2:15pm

Speaking & Listening Success in the 'Discussion Zone!'
Limited Capacity seats available

Do our classrooms have clear student guidelines for discussing thinking and learning? Do we share airtime equally? Explore criteria-clarifying tools that provide students with necessary expectations to aim for and maintain effective collaborative conversations in whole class, small group, and partner discussions. Students will be productive in rich, structured conversations that emphasize accuracy and relevance, and empowered to actively participate and effectively monitor their own level of engagement in all current and future communications.

Speakers
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Heidi Harmes

Elementary School Instructional Designer, Learning Headquarters
Heidi Harmes, Elementary School Instructional Designer, teams with schools and districts across the nation to cultivate teaching excellence. She designs tools and systems for K-6 classrooms that build across grade levels, while meeting the nuances of each grade level's standards... Read More →
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Linda Fisher

Principal-in Residence, Learning Headquarters
Linda Fisher, M.A., Milken Educator, synthesizes her experiences as a teacher, principal, and administrative coach to instill standards-based systems in schools/districts across the nation. Through innovative literacy tools and strategies, she empowers educators to take instruction... Read More →



Saturday February 23, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Chino Room

3:30pm

Inquiry-Based Learning Ensures Critical Thinking and Academic Rigor
Limited Capacity seats available

Discover the power of asking good questions to develop students’ depth of thinking and engage in rigorous academic discourse! Kelly Emanuel will introduce and model a sequence of Inquiry-Based learning activities with a text of high complexity. Participants will actively engage in pre-reading activities, close reading, and a seminar-style discussion. They will have their own authentic experience of sharing ideas about the meaning of a text, supporting those ideas with textual evidence and weighing ideas to arrive at well-supported interpretations. After the demonstration, the group will reflect on the research-based strategies modeled, and how nimble questioning and high-impact lessons promote authentic engagement, academic rigor, and critical thinking.

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Kelly Emanuel

National Training Instructor, Great Books Foundation
Kelly Emanuel has been involved with public education for the past 29 years. Kelly received a BA in History from Arizona State University in 1989, and his MA in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University in 1994. Kelly was a History teacher for seven years in the Chandler... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Chino Room

3:30pm

Problem-Based Learning: Empowering Students through Real-World Problem Solving
Limited Capacity seats available

Whether you're solving a problem or discovering new solutions to a problem, through experimental design, inquiry, and 21st-century learning targets, students are empowered to become confident decision makers. Problem-based learning is a vehicle to promote inquiry and resolution to real-world scenarios. Join us to experience the world of PBL where participants will explore and practice with problem-solving tools to promote inquiry, critical thinking and decision making to advance high ability learners with relevant and meaningful learning.

Speakers
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Jan Hayes

Educational Consultant, Kendall-Hunt Publishers
Jan Hayes is a GT consultant, presenting researched, exemplary gifted math and Language Arts curricula for Kendall Hunt and for Talent Program Solutions throughout the US. She served as International Fellow for the Department of Defense initiative to align all DoD Schools in current... Read More →



Saturday February 23, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Pueblo Room
 
Sunday, February 24
 

8:00am

Creative Math Prompts
Limited Capacity seats available

Creative Math Prompts are open-ended images that inspire students and teachers to ask and answer their own deep math questions. They put together the pieces that make math meaningful for gifted learners: reasoning, problem solving, creativity, communication, and deep understanding—all while extending math content standards. Bring your imaginative and investigative spirit to this interactive session, and leave with the resources and knowledge to begin bringing Creative Math Prompts to life in your classroom.

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Last Name

Mathematics and Gifted Education Consultant, 5280 Math Education LLC



Sunday February 24, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Pueblo Room

8:00am

Supporting Gifted Children Coping with Trauma
Limited Capacity seats available

Many gifted children suffer their own kind of trauma as they cope with trying to fit into society and expectations placed on them. Having society, parents, teachers, a school system not understand them and how they think and learn, can have a profound impact on a gifted child. This presentation will open your eyes to what our children are going through, and also provide you with some strategies to help support them.

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Adam C. Laningham

Bright Child Books, LLC
Adam Laningham has over 17 years experience in the field of education. The 2014 Arizona Gifted Teacher of the Year, Adam has taught at several schools and multiple grade levels, run numerous gifted programs, and is currently on the Board for the Arizona Association for Gifted & Talented... Read More →
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Dr. Melissa Sadin

Ducks & Lions: Trauma Sensitive Resources, Director of Special Ed
Melissa has served as a Special Education Teacher and a Building Administrator. She is currently working as a Director of Special Education. Publicly, Dr. Sadin has been vice-president of her local School Board, is on the Board of Directors of the Attachment & Trauma Network and serves... Read More →


Sunday February 24, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Chino Room

10:40am

A Logical Understanding of Over and Missed Diagnosis in Gifted Children
Limited Capacity seats available

The behavioral and emotional expressions of a child’s giftedness lend themselves to being misdiagnosed. Some of the most common misdiagnoses are ADHD, ODD, OCD, short-term/working memory deficit, sensory integration deficit, central auditory processing deficit, and over-looked learning disorders. The disorders are complex and the symptoms are often secondary to asynchronous development. This lecture presents simple rule-out and rule-in methodology of these disorders from the clinical experience of the presenter. Audience participation is encouraged.

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Dr. Paul Beljan

pediatric neuropsychologist, Beljan Psychological Services
Dr. Beljan is an expert evaluating gifted children and their common mis and dual-diagnoses. Along with Dr. James Webb, Dr. Beljan co-authored Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnosis of Gifted Children and Adults: ADHD, BiPolar, OCD, Depression, and Other Disorders. Dr. Beljan also co-authored... Read More →


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

10:40am

Ten Myths That Hold Bright Math Students Back
Limited Capacity seats available

Evidence from international studies shows that our brightest math students are not reaching their potential. In this session, I draw on this evidence along with best practices in gifted and math education and my own twenty-five years of experience teaching math to gifted learners in order to identify cultural beliefs and assumptions that hamper the learning of bright math students. Making these beliefs visible and acknowledging their consequences enables us to envision positive paths forward.

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Last Name

Mathematics and Gifted Education Consultant, 5280 Math Education LLC



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

11:50am

The Ivy League Project
Limited Capacity seats available

The Ivy League Project is a special program for high achieving students in grades 7-12 grades. The Saturday based program focuses on five successful goals and takes students on the annual Ivy League University East Coast university tour. A total of 315 students have been accepted to Ivy League Universities during the past 27 years and over 1600 in California universities. For more information, please see www.ivyleagueproject.org.

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Rafael Inriquez

CTE Director, Parlier Unified School District
Rafael Iniquez is former Ivy League Project Alumnus and UPenn graduate. He currently serves at the CTE Director in Parlier Unified School District and as sseces as Assistant Executive Director for the Ivy League Project.
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Martin Mares

CEO, Ivy League Project
Martin Mares is a retired school administrator and has served as the Ivy League Project CEO for the past 28 years. The program focuses on identifying first generation students, preparing them to apply to Ivy League Universities, and providing Saturday Leadership seminars focusing... Read More →


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

11:50am

Zoom Out to Zoom In: Close Reading and Constructing Metaphors for Gifted Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

Let's take gifted learners outside the text with primary sources, personal connections, and extended metaphors to help find their way to a closer reading of the text. We'll make literacy both hands-on and personal on our pathway to finding deeper meaning in language. As participants in this session, we'll quickly work our way through an example unit using Lois Lowry's wonderful picture book, "Crow Call." Then we'll take a look at additional ways to help foster a closer reading of text--hands-on and interactive methods that will keep our readers engaged. Each participant will receive a full six-hour unit plan for "Crow Call."

Speakers
avatar for Mark Hess

Mark Hess

Teacher, Author, Consultant, Portable Gifted and Talented
Common sense in-services and lessons for uncommon kids and the adults who love and take care of them.


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


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