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Friday, November 2 • 9:45am - 10:45am
Breakout 3A: Personalized Learning & Gifted: District Examples

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Districts nationwide are incorporating GT programming into personalized learning (PL) frameworks.

For those who have embraced PL, the emphases on individualized pacing, student goals and student voice, and learner engagement seem highly appropriate for advanced learners. But how does it work, and what does it look like? Do you start from scratch, or do you incorporate current advanced learner options into the new structure? How do you make sure that equity and excellence are both key components of personalized learning?  What about student voice?

Join panelists who have wrestled with practical “how-to” questions in at least seven areas: identification, readiness, diversity, programming, staffing, databases, and communication.  See attached "handout" for more detail!

Session participants will:
  • Learn a brief history of personalized learning (PL)
  • Consider and appreciate the issues involved in transitioning gifted programming into a PL system
  • Apply information to their own situations by questioning panelists 

NAGC Standards Addressed
A full restructuring to a personalized learning system would necessarily involve all six standards, but this session will focus on:
Standard 1: Learning and Development (with a focus on student need and voice)
Standard 5. Programming (with a focus on the nuts & bolts of how to do this in a PL environment).

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Laura Borsecnik

Advanced Learning Coordinator, Stoughton Area School District
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Pamela Clinkenbeard

Professor, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Pamela R. Clinkenbeard, Ph.D., is Professor of Educational Foundations at UW-Whitewater.  She teaches courses primarily in educational psychology, educational research, and the psychology and education of gifted and talented students.  Dr. Clinkenbeard completed her master's and... Read More →
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Ann Franke

Director of C&I, Verona Schools
Ann Franke is the Director of Curriculum & Instruction for the Verona Area School District. She has served as the Director of Secondary Education and Curriculum Coordinator for the Eau Claire Area School District, and began her career in education as a high school English teacher... Read More →
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Amy Miller

Community Education Director, Oregon School District
Amy Miller is the Oregon School District Coordinator of Advanced Learning. She is also the past President of the Greater Dane County Talented and Gifted Network and a current SENG Facilitator. Amy has presented at the Wisconsin Association of Talented and Gifted state conference... Read More →

Friday November 2, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am CDT
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