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Saturday, February 23


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.


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


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.


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
Sunday, February 24


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.


Last Name

Mathematics and Gifted Education Consultant, 5280 Math Education LLC

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


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.


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.

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

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