Differentiation in the Gifted Classroom – Practical Advice from Teachers in the Trenches

WAETAG · November 18, 2022

Guest Speakers: Sandi Wollum, Ruth Maitlen, Jared McKenzie

All educators want to differentiate to meet student needs.  And when it comes to gifted and 2E students whose needs from subject to subject can vary widely, meaningful differentiation can be especially tricky.  Seabury School, an independent school for gifted kids in grades preK – 8 in Tacoma, WA has a program that is focused on meeting the unique needs of its unique students.  In this very practical webinar, Sandi Wollum, head of school; Ruth Maitlen, director of curriculum and instruction; and Jared McKenzie, middle school math/science teacher, will share practical, manageable strategies they use to effectively differentiate for a wide range of learners.  Sandi, Ruth and Jared have all faced the challenges you have face.  Over the years, the have found tips and tricks that have made meeting the needs of their kids much more doable.  Join us – and share some of your own tips and tricks as well.

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The Washington Association of Educators of the Talented and Gifted (WAETAG) is a non-profit 501(c)3 Washington state organization. We were established in 1982 to support the education of gifted and talented persons by empowering our educators. WAETAG is the cornerstone of three organizations whose main purpose is supporting gifted education in Washington state. Together with the Northwest Gifted Child Association, which provides support for parents, and the Washington Coalition for Gifted Education, our advocacy and legislative arm, we offer a three-tiered approach to accomplishing our vision of a world where all students are recognized, respected and passionately supported for their unique needs, talents, and gifts. Our Mission: To empower educators and communities to support the educational and social emotional development of talented and gifted students.

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