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Saturday, February 23
 

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

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.

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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
 
Sunday, February 24
 

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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