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Thursday, December 1 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Differentiating Instruction for High Ability Gifted Students (Differentiation Track)

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This panel discussion will highlight practical strategies for differentiating instruction based on your students’ cognitive profiles. Three district leaders across varying roles in Richardson ISD will address the challenges that neurodiverse students present in the GenEd classroom and share how they are providing services to these students in their district.

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Monica Simonds

Director of Advanced Learning Programs and Services, Richardson ISD
Monica Simonds received her M.Ed., from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, currently the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. After teaching for almost ten years in Louisiana, she moved to Texas where she spent ten years as a high school debate coach and is now in her 12th year... Read More →
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Justin Pata

Responsive Acceleration Pathway teacher, Richardson ISD
Justin is a Responsive Acceleration Pathway teacher in Richardson ISD working with highly gifted students in a science/social studies content role. In his 7th year as an educator, he has served students in grades 4-8 in Richardson, Cy-Fair, and Katy ISD. Based on his experiences teaching... Read More →
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Blake Bogus

Advanced Learning Specialist, Richardson ISD
Blake just stepped out of the classroom at the end of the '20-'21 school year after 26 years. He started his career on the southside of Houston in HISD, then moved to Aldine ISD, and finally Cy-Fair ISD. After moving to North Texas in 2000, he spent one year in Carrollton-Farmers... Read More →

Thursday December 1, 2022 3:15pm - 4:15pm CST
Texas F Marriott Marquis Houston, 1777 Walker St, Houston, TX 77010