KAGE Summer Workshop 2012
Differentiating Instruction: making differentiation effective with real-world strategies
Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 8:30 am-3:30 pm Central Time
Bowling Green, KY
Western Kentucky University, Gary A. Ransdell Hall, room 2064
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:
Dr. Julia Link Roberts (Facilitator) is the Mahurin Professor of Gifted Studies and the Executive Director of The Center for Gifted Studies and the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky. Dr. Roberts is a leader in gifted education serving on the boards of the Kentucky Association for Gifted Education, The Association for the Gifted (a division of the Council for Exceptional Children), and the Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented in Kentucky.
Interdisciplinary Studies and Visual/Performing Arts - Dr. Jan Lanham has worked in the field of education in a variety of roles, from fine arts teacher to adjunct university instructor. She is principal of Cox’s Creek Elementary School in Nelson County and is past president of KAGE. Involved with gifted and exceptional education at the local, state, and national level, Dr. Lanham is a highly sought after speaker for professional development in gifted education.
Language Arts – Dr. Tracy Inman is Associate Director of The Center for Gifted Studies, WKU, and current president-elect of KAGE. She has taught English at the high school and collegiate levels, as well as in summer programs for gifted and talented youth. Dr. Inman, active on the state, national, and international levels in gifted education, is co-editor or co-author for several books on gifted education, including (with Julia Link Roberts, Ed.D.) Strategies for Differentiating Instruction: Best Practices for the Classroom and Assessing Differentiated Student Products: A Protocol for Development and Evaluation.
Mathematics – Dr. Janet Tassell is an assistant professor in the School of Teacher Education at WKU, specializing in mathematics education and gifted education. Dr. Tassell is Director of the Toyota Math and Technology Leadership Academy and serves as the Professional Development Director for the Javits-funded GEMS grant/initiative for elementary mathematics and science. She is contributing author to The Peak in the Middle and an associate editor for School Science and Mathematics.
Science – Dr. Martha Day is an assistant professor of science education at WKU. She serves as Executive Director of GSKyTeach and Co-Director of SKyTeach, programs that are part of a national initiative to improve teacher quality in the STEM disciplines. Dr. Day trains school leaders and teachers in mentoring and coaching beginning teachers and has over 15 years of experience in K-12 teaching and administration. Her current research focuses on 5E inquiry science activities for the science classroom.
Social Studies – Dr. Jana Kirchner is currently a Social Studies and Literacy Consultant for the Green River Regional Educational Cooperative. She has 22 years experience in education that includes teaching high school history and English, serving as a Social Studies Department Head, teaching as an Instructor in WKU’s Teacher Education Department, and serving as Executive Director of the KY Council for Social Studies. This fall, Dr. Kirchner joins the WKU Teacher Education Faculty as an Assistant Professor.