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Saturday, February 23


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.

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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
Sunday, February 24


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.


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 →

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

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