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Finding Balance: Intrinsic & Extrinsic motivation in and out of school

April 17, 2024 Parent Enrichment Evening

Karen Anderson, Arts & Enrichment Coordinator, PUSD

Tamyke Edwards, Differentiation Specialist, PUSD

Video & Presentation

Light the Spark in your Gifted Child! Exploring Enrichment Opportunities in and out of the classroom

Karen Anderson, Arts & Enrichment Coordinator, PUSD

Tamyke Edwards, Differentiation Specialist, PUSD

Presentation

Social Emotional Learning & GATE: Engaging in discourse with depth & complexity

Karen Anderson, Arts & Enrichment Coordinator, PUSD

Video & Presentation 

password for video: Gate2022

How? What? Why? Where? Supporting our Gifted Children at Home and School

Karen Anderson, Arts & Enrichment Coordinator, PUSD

Video & Presentation

Introduction to GATE Program at Pasadena Unified School District (2022)

Karen Anderson, Arts & Enrichment Coordinator, PUSD

Video & Presentation

Encouraging Balance to Serve the Varied Needs of Gifted Students: Building Intrinsic Motivation (2021)

Karen Anderson, Arts & Enrichment Coordinator, PUSD

Video & Presentation

Introduction to GATE Identification Process (2021)

Karen Anderson, Arts & Enrichment Coordinator, PUSD

Video & Presentation

Serving the Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Needs of Gifted Children During Distance Learning (2020)

Karen Anderson, Arts & Enrichment Coordinator, PUSD

Video & Presentation

Multi Tiered Systems of Support for
Gifted students’ Social,Emotional,
and Cognitive Development (2019)

Karen Anderson, Arts & Enrichment Coordinator, PUSD

Presentation & Handouts

So my child's gifted...now what? (2019)

Karen Anderson, Arts & Enrichment Coordinator, PUSD

Presentation & Handouts

Growth Mindset for Gifted:
Partnerships for Potential (2019)

Karen Anderson, Arts & Enrichment Coordinator, PUSD

Coordinator, PUSD

Video & Presentation

Supporting Our Gifted
Children's Needs
 
(2018)

Ann Smith
Director, California Association for the Gifted

Video

The Intellectual Struggle (2018)

Dr. Sandra Kaplan
University of Southern California 
Rossier School of Education

Video

Introduction to GATE 2017

Karen Anderson,
PUSD GATE Specialist

Presentation

Into the Light: Gifted & Talented
and the Postsecondary Unknown

Dr. Morgan Appel
Director, Education Department
UC San Diego Extension

Video and Presentation

Parent Q&A Session

Dr. Morgan Appel
Director, Education Department
UC San Diego Extension

Video

The Arts and the ‘Gifted Brain’:
Flow at the Crossroads of
Head, Heart and Hands

Dr. Morgan Appel
Director, Education Department
UC San Diego Extension

Video and Presentation

Weathering the (Brain) Storm:

A Parent’s Guide to Supporting

Underperforming Gifted and 

Talented Students

This session will explore the root
causes and impacts of under-

achievement among gifted and 

talented students, including 

perfectionism and other 

socio-emotional factors. 

Recommendations for working 

collaboratively with teachers and 

the school site are presented.

Dr. Morgan Appel
Director, Education Department
UC San Diego Extension

Video & Presentation

Steady as She Goes:
A Parent’s Guide to the Gifted
and Talented Student in Transition

This session provides parents with
guidance as gifted and talented
children progress through the
education system, with a focus
on cognitive and socio-emotional
needs.An emphasis on middle
and high school provides
participants with practical tools
to support the gifted secondary 
student through transitions
and to embrace new challenges.

Dr. Morgan Appel
Director, Education Department
UC San Diego Extension

Video & Presentation

Navigating the Affective Minefield:
A Primer for Parents on the
Socio-Emotional Characteristics
of Giftedness and Talent

This session offers insight into the
socio-environmental characteristics
of giftedness and the manner in
which they impact the gifted learner
in the educational and home
environment.

Dr. Morgan Appel
Director, Education Department
UC San Diego Extension

Video and Presentation

Doubling Down:
Understanding and Supporting
the Twice-Exceptional Student

This session explores the unique
characteristics of twice-exceptional
students (those identified gifted and
diagnosed with learning disabilities)
the best ways in which they may
be supported in the school
and home environment.

Dr. Morgan Appel
Director, Education Department
UC San Diego Extension

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