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Paradise Valley Schools gifted programs highlighted at conference


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  • Becky Kelbaugh/Paradise Valley Unified School District

NAGC Annual Convention & Exhibition

At Paradise Valley Schools, we provide a continuum of gifted and talented services designed to meet learning needs of our identified gifted students from preschool through high school. Throughout the 62nd Annual National Association of Gifted Children Convention and Conference, which will be held November 12th-15th in Phoenix, PVSchools gifted and talented programs, services, students and staff will be highlighted.

Those attending the convention will have the opportunity to visit Fireside Elementary School on Thursday, November 12th to observe PVSchools teachers and students in the following gifted programs:

Paradise Valley Schools gifted programs highlighted at conference NAGCPhoto• Self-Contained Gifted and Talented Preschool
• Self-Contained Gifted Kindergarten Program
• Self-Contained Gifted Program for grades 1st-6th
• Content Replacement for grades 4th-6th
• Schoolwide Cluster Grouping Model for grades K-6th
• Digital Learning Center for highly gifted middle school students for grades 7th-8th
• 21st Century Teaching: STEM/Coding/Social Media

Parents across the Valley can attend the NAGC Parent Day event. This one-day event gives parents tools, information and networking opportunities to help them support their children’s optimal development and ensure their continued growth. This event is co-hosted with the Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented. Parents can attend the NAGC Convention sessions and visit the Exhibit Hall. Learn more and register for the Parent Day event.

During the NAGC Convention, Dr. Dina Brulles, director of Gifted Education, will present on the following topics Effective Professional Development Practices that Honor the Whole Child in Underserved Populations; Measuring What Matters: Assessing 21st Century Skills of Today’s Learners – co-presented with Karen Brown, gifted differentiation coach at PVschools; Working with Colleagues Serving Low-Income Students: Expanding the Impact of Gifted Education and Talent Development Strategies and Guiding Gifted Programming from a District Leadership Perspective.

Other PVSchools presentations include Elizabeth Warner, gifted specialist at North Ranch Elementary School, and Randi Cutler, a gifted specialist at Desert Springs Preparatory Elementary School, will co-present Create and Collaborate with iPads; and David Graham, Jr., a gifted specialist at Sunrise Middle School, will present Everything I Learned About Teaching Gifted Middle Schoolers I Learned from the Justice League.

If you would like to learn more about PVSchools’ Gifted Education program or arrange for an interview with Dr. Dina Brulles, please contact Becky Kelbaugh at 602-449-2009 or rkelbaugh@pvschools.net.