Easy Ways to Differentiate for the High Ability Learner in your Classroom: Unsure if or how to challenge high ability learners in your regular classroom without a lot of stress or planning on your part? In this session, you will build your understanding of a high ability learners, take with you a treasure trove of practical ideas around core competencies, and receive further support throughout the year from SAGE- BC, the Specialist Association of Gifted Educators in BC.
Trish Summers is the District Gifted Coordinator for the North Vancouver School District. She received her Diploma in Special Education, as well as a Masters in Special Education, both with a focus in High Ability, from UBC. She has worked with gifted students for more than 25 years in independent schools (Choice, Madrona, Kenneth Gordon Maplewood), as well as in the public system. She has coached many Destination Imagination teams to provincial championships, and has won a world championship in Tennessee. Trish is also the Vice-President for the Specialist Association of Gifted Educators in BC (SAGE-BC). When she is not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her two teenagers, who are also gifted!
Robyn is the Gifted Education Coordinator for School District #43, Coquitlam. She has a master’s degree in Educational Psychology from SFU, has worked as a teacher for 25 years and specifically in Gifted Education for 8 years. She is currently the Treasurer for the Specialist Association of Gifted Educators in BC (SAGE-BC).