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2015 LEISD Summer Learning Summit

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Tuesday, June 9
 

8:30am

Encouraging Creativity in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

When it comes to having a classroom that encourages students to unleash their creative side, crayons and glitter are not required. This session will examine common misconceptions of creativity, classroom management techniques, and ideas for getting your student's involved in the creative process.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Majority

Kristin Majority

PhD Candidate, University of North Texas
Kristin Majority is a professional educator in the middle school classroom and PhD candidate at the University of North Texas in the field of Gifted and Talented Education. She is currently serving as the chair of the TAGT Research Division.


Tuesday June 9, 2015 8:30am - 11:30am
Zellars PL 2

1:00pm

Texas Performance Standards Projects
Limited Capacity seats available

The TPSP's, are lessons developed by TEA for use with our Gifted and Talented learners. This session will examine how you can use these lessons with all of your students, while still meeting the needs of your G/T or high ability learners.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Majority

Kristin Majority

PhD Candidate, University of North Texas
Kristin Majority is a professional educator in the middle school classroom and PhD candidate at the University of North Texas in the field of Gifted and Talented Education. She is currently serving as the chair of the TAGT Research Division.


Tuesday June 9, 2015 1:00pm - 2:25pm
Zellars PL 2

2:35pm

Meeting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted Learner
Limited Capacity seats available

Gifted students are unique in their learning and their behaviors. This session will examine the Social and Emotional needs of these students with a special focus on the Twice-Exceptional learner.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Majority

Kristin Majority

PhD Candidate, University of North Texas
Kristin Majority is a professional educator in the middle school classroom and PhD candidate at the University of North Texas in the field of Gifted and Talented Education. She is currently serving as the chair of the TAGT Research Division.


Tuesday June 9, 2015 2:35pm - 4:00pm
Zellars PL 2
 
Wednesday, June 10
 

8:30am

Differentiating with Menus
Limited Capacity seats available

Who doesn’t enjoy perusing a diverse menu at their favorite restaurant? Diners want to make sure they select just the right item to satisfy their cravings! Wouldn’t it be exciting to whet the appetite of those needing motivation and quench the thirst for knowledge in our classrooms? Using menus in the classroom is a great way to empower students to have a vested interest in their learning! We will explore a variety of menu formats, focusing on product differentiation. *Participants are encouraged to bring curriculum resources, to assist in developing specific menus to extend their classroom learning opportunities.

Speakers

Wednesday June 10, 2015 8:30am - 11:30am
Zellars PL 3

1:00pm

Creativity and Instructional Strategies
Limited Capacity seats available

This course will delve into the importance of creativity in today’s classrooms, focusing on instructional strategies that build on the core areas of creative thinking and Creative Problem Solving. Participants will gain a wealth of ideas to add to their creativity repertoire and implement in their classrooms.

Speakers

Wednesday June 10, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Zellars PL 3