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Saturday, February 23
 

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
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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

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

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
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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.


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


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