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These are examples of the engaging and practical professional development sessions that Dr. Kingore is frequently requested to present. Well regarded in the educational community both nationally and internationally, Dr. Kingore's relevant training activities and workshops are based on the specific needs and targets of each site. 

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KEYNOTES

Differentiation: Simplified, Realistic, and Effective
Educators increase expertise in practical strategies that differentiate instruction and explore how to prioritize a sequence for increasing differentiation in all classrooms.

Differentiating with Rigor and Engagement: Practical Applications
Promote rigor and engagement in an interactive learning environment to attain higher achievement from all students while appropriately challenging advanced and gifted students. With humor and fast-paced ideas, examine the five instructional priorities prevalent in rigorous learning environments. Explore timesaving, research-based applications that support differentiation without overwhelming teachers.

Differentiating for Deeper Learning: 10 Strategies for Educators and Students
High-level learning cultures are more concerned with conceptual understanding than mere accumulation of information. Experience practical, research-based strategies distinctly relevant to learner profiles so students engage in complex conceptual connections and construct deeper understanding. Exit ready to immediately implement timesaving techniques and engaging applications that uplift challenge and foster deeper learning as you engage in the joy of teaching.

Nurturing High-Achievers, Gifted Learners, and Creative Thinkers
Educators examine a three-way comparison of similarities and differences among high achievers, gifted learners, and creative thinkers and then select from research-based techniques that maximize the achievement potential of each.

The Rights and Responsibilities of Gifted Learners When Life-long Learning is the Goal
Through humor and practical applications, Dr. Kingore translates research and best practices from the past and present into a vision of the most promising practices for the future of gifted education. Explore a three-way comparison of the rights, responsibilities, and instructional needs of advanced and gifted learners.

 

BREAKOUTS OR ALL-DAY SESSIONS

Differentiation: Simplified, Realistic, and Effective: Grades K-12
This practical session demonstrates a realistic approach to differentiation that promotes students' achievement with less intensive time and labor for teachers. Educators increase expertise in differentiation strategies as they learn to prioritize a sequence for implementing differentiation. Simple-to-use strategies, activities, and materials are modeled that challenge students, increase active participation, document state learning standards, and transfer to multiple content areas.

Differentiating with Rigor & Engagement: Practical Applications K-12 
Current research transforms education's focus from merely mastering content toward a major concern for rigor, relevance, depth, clarity, and understanding how instruction influences continuous learning and future lives. With humor and fast-paced ideas, investigate joyful, challenging strategies promoting a rigorous learning environment for all students while stimulating opportunities for the autonomy, cognitive skills, and complexity advanced students require in high-level learning cultures. Explore the five instructional priorities that foster rigor and engagement for all students while integrating standards with intellectual integrity. Participate in refreshing ways to engage high-ability students so they are motivated to exert the effort required to reach higher achievements. Exit with timesaving techniques and relevant applications characterized by low-preparation and high-impact so students' minds flourish without overwhelming teachers.

Differentiate instruction without Overwhelming Educators: Practical Applications Grades K-8
Through humor and practical applications, Dr. Kingore translates achievement research into more than 30 effective strategies and learning experiences for participants to select that differentiate instruction in all classrooms. The emphasis is on constructing effective learning environments and implementing learning experiences that work with multiple topics and expand targeted concepts and skills to promote continuous learning for all students.

Recognizing Gifted Potential Through Equitable Practices and Differentiated Instruction: Grades K-6
Research substantiates that through early and ongoing recognition of gifted potential, teachers enable continuous learning, raise achievement, and promote self-esteem, particularly for under-represented populations. Experience specific examples from multiple nationwide sites documenting how rigorous learning experiences:
• Significantly increase recognition of low-income, linguistically and/or culturally different gifted children in high-poverty districts;
• Enhance equitable curricular opportunities to support all children's success while enabling hidden talents to bubble-up;
• Provide a low-cost, high-yield component in the recognition of emergent talent.
Exit with practical learning experiences and strategies that elicit developmentally appropriate, complex, and advanced responses.

20 Instructional Strategies to Promote Deeper Learning: K-8
High-level learning cultures are more concerned with conceptual understanding than mere accumulation of information. Experience practical, research-based strategies distinctly relevant to gifted profiles so students engage in complex conceptual connections and construct deeper understanding. Exit ready to immediately implement timesaving techniques and engaging applications that uplift challenge and foster deeper learning as you engage in the joy of teaching.

Just What I Need! Learning Experiences with Multiple Applications: Grades K-8
Save instruction time, incorporate standards, and increase student achievement using learning experiences with multiple applications. This practical session invites participants to select from a repertoire of modeled strategies and activities that encourage student excellence while minimizing teachers' preparation time. Dr. Kingore demonstrates techniques for high-order thinking, advanced vocabulary development, and the integration of content with standards and skills at and beyond grade level.

Making Differentiation Work: Practical and Effective Applications for All Learners Grades K-8
The reality is that when students represent different levels of readiness, different levels of instruction are needed. In this practical session of research-based strategies, teachers engage in learning experiences and support systems that vary lessons for students with fewer skills, vary lessons to increase challenge, and more efficiently provide product options to reach diverse learners. Dr. Kingore models successful guidelines to effectively manage the learning environment and a teaching palette of multiple strategies and activities for differentiating instruction.

Teaching Without Nonsense: Activities and Techniques for Effective Instruction: Grades K-8
It is nonsense to promote simple thinking when high-level thinking results in higher achievement; it is nonsense to apply basic learning experiences that are fun but lack productive applications of challenging concepts and skills; and it is nonsense to make instructional decisions devoid of research. Dr. Kingore models a potpourri of ready-to-use learning experiences and techniques to insure that each student experiences continuous learning. The modeled applications include 10 quick assessment techniques when you only have a minute.

Tiered Learning Stations: Increase Achievement, High-Level Thinking, and the Joy of Learning: Grades 1-8
Learning stations are work sites where significant learning objectives and flexible group interactions are accomplished with a minimum of classroom space. Tiered stations promote continuous learning for all students at appropriate yet varied levels of complexity and depth. Learn how to organize stations that increase students' achievement gains, integrate learning standards and high-level thinking, extend student responsibility, develop independent work habits, and use rubrics and reflection to assess the quality of product and process. This session includes plans for several tiered learning stations that teachers can prepare in minutes to accelerate students' minds and bodies into a high learning gear.