Illinois Association for Gifted Children "PD on the Patio" series
Session 5: Supporting Advanced Learners from Culturally, Linguistically, and/or Economically Diverse Backgrounds
Looking for ways to maximize the potential and support high level learning for all of the students in your classroom? This session provides techniques and strategies for developing talent and providing equity and access to advanced programming for students from culturally, linguistically, and/or economically diverse backgrounds.
This session will be faciltated by Denise Kuchta and Dr. Adrienne Coleman.
Dr. Coleman, a Diversity & Inclusion speaker/researcher, serves as the Multicultural Education Specialist at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA). In this role, she is responsible for promoting a culture that appreciates, affirms, and includes students, faculty, and staff from a multiplicity of cultural backgrounds, who have high talent and interest in mathematics and science.
Denise Kuchta the Coordinator for Gifted, as well as the Mathematics Instructional Coach at Queen Bee School District 16, where she re-established the gifted program in 2015-2016. Throughout her career, she has worked closely with students in grades 3-8, specializing in mathematics, gifted education and acceleration for math and English/Language Arts, and special education and interventions.
Professional Development Hour: Participants who attend sessions and complete the required sign in, sign out, and evaluation sheets are eligible to receive 1 PD Credit.
Bundle Rate Available: Participants may register for one or more sessions in this 6-session series. While spaces last in all sessions, a special "bundle rate" is available for those who register for all 6 sessions. For information about the "bundle" rate, email firstname.lastname@example.org. In the event of insufficient registrations, class may be cancelled with a refund to registrants for the cost of the session.