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According to Visual Teaching Alliance

  • Approximately 65 percent of the population are visual learners.
  • The brain processes visual information 60,000 faster than text.
  • Visual aids in the classroom improve learning by up to 400 percent.
  • Students who are twice exceptional (2e) are often visual learners.

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  1. “Visual Literacy: Strategies for Teaching Gifted English Language Learners” (scroll down for description & registration information)

    WHO: Pre-K-12 teachers, supervisors, & administrators

    WHERE: Sutton Elementary School, 7402 Albacore, Houston, TX

    WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 2013, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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    WHO: Pre-K-12 teachers, supervisors, & administrators

    WHERE: Bazan Library, 2200 W. Commerce, San Antonio, TX

    WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 2013, 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: 4.5% of high school dropouts are gifted, and they leave school in part because of school-related issues. One would expect a very small percentage of such children to drop out, given the ease with which they can excel in school. To expect more than one in ten would be hard to justify. Therefore, with only 2.27% of people scoring above 130 on IQ tests, to expect greater than 0.227% of dropouts to be gifted would be ostensibly far-fetched. Unfortunately, the actual percentage is closer to twenty times that. According to the Achievement Trap, this problem is even more pronounced among economically disadvantaged students.

    Content – Activities are practical, easy-to-implement applications that complement the four strands of the G/T Curriculum Framework “Scholars & Knowledge”, including:

    – Differentiated Curriculum
    – Learning Styles: Visual, Auditory, Tactile, Kinesthetic, Global & Analytical
    – Knowing Your Visual/Spatial Learners
    – Defining Giftedness & It’s History
    – Defining ESL vs. ELL vs. LEP
    – Identifying the G/T English Language Learners
    – Strategies for Gifted English Language Learners
    – Image Mapping, Visual Links, Visual Journals, Mind Mapping
    – The Varied Faces of G/T Students: Traditional, Students From Poverty, ELL & Twice Exceptional
    – Gifted Students At-Risk
    – Five Learning Strategies to Engage Struggling Students
    – Top 10 Ways to Annoy a Gifted Student: What to avoid
    – Stealth Giftedness
    – Exploring the 21st Century Literacies: Visual, Media, Digital, Environmental, Informational, Global & Emotional
    – School-Wide Cluster Grouping Model
    – STAAR Stomach? 10 tips to ease student anxiety
    – 20 Steps to Cultivate Lifelong Learning

    WHAT PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE: Every participant will receive VTA Certificate(s) for 6 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Clock Hours, plus the TAGT 6-Hour Annual G/T Update.

    REGISTRATION: $69.99 per participant. Send check or purchase order, payable to: Visual Teaching Alliance, P.O. Box 2374, Round Rock, TX 78680-2374, along with your name, telephone number, and email address, or email credit card information (card number + expiration date), or register by phone @ 512.567.7291 We will confirm your registration via email. Registration is non-refundable as seating is limited and will be confirmed on a first-come/first-serve basis.

    TESTIMONIALS: “Gangwer’s principles of various levels of visual learning are the best we have seen and he takes us on a tour of many disciplines demonstrating with brief teaching ideas how to incorporate visuals into learning. He is sensitive to the opportunity that kids and teens have now to create visuals of their own in addition to those we use to stimulate thinking.” Dr. David V. Loerstscher, San Jose State University

    “Tim presented an excellent visual imagery workshop (as required in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills), for utilizing available technology to improve visual literacy. He was highly knowledgeable and his presentation style encouraged teachers to actively participate and to experiment with the media. I highly recommend the Visual Teaching Alliance for your next staff development program.” Kay Savay, Richardson I.S.D. Instruction Services

    “As a therapist and a teacher, I appreciate the fact that you recognize and bring to the child’s attention the expanded meanings of their efforts, activities and work. You focused on empowering the child and his/her esteem and sense of self. It’s refreshing to see focus on the process rather than on the product which fosters internal locus of control, as opposed to children learning to rely on external praise, thus seeing themselves only as a reflection of the values and judgments of others.” Krista Ketcham, M.Ed, Region 10 Education Service Center Workshop, Dallas, TX

    “A variety of techniques were used in the presentation and the setting was very informal and relaxed with a welcomed slant of humor throughout the session. An overwhelming majority responded that the ‘hands-on’ materials were extremely helpful and that the presentation was simply excellent!” Gwendolyn A. Hardison, Supervisor Natchitoches Parish Media Center

    “Our teachers are still raving about you and your outstanding presentation. You were superb—what more can I say!” Carole C. Wills, Associate Principal, The Briarwood School, Houston, TX

    “The presentation was excellent! Both the workshop experience and information have already been incorporated into our program curriculum.” Brenda L. Edmund, Professional Laboratory Experiences Southern University

    “Tim is a skilled presenter – his timing and jokes are as good as his content. I look forward to integrating visual literacy into my curriculum and joining the Visual Teaching Network!” Susan J. Peebles, Collegiate High School, Corpus Christi, TX

    “Your workshop provided the teachers with new tools and ideas, which is always motivational at the start of another year. Of particular value was the emphasis your presentation placed on the importance of a child’s sense of self and how to assist the child in building and maintaining self-esteem through learning.” Frederick Bowyer, Principal, Condit Elementary School, Houston, TX

    “Hold on to this author—he is magical! I learned more from reading Gangwer’s book, Visual Impact Visual Teaching, than I have in eight years of professional development workshops.” Laura S. Gulledge, Media Literacy Teacher Benjamin Russell High School, Alexander City, AL

    “Gangwer has effectively organized information from many sources into a form that is practical for a wide variety of education practitioners, including classroom teachers and fine arts teachers.” Ellen Herbert, Art Teacher Longview High School, TX

    – “Thanks again for the fantastic job on the workshop you presented!! Many of my teachers stopped me yesterday and have called me this morning to praise the workshop.” Elida De Leon, Director of Gifted & Advanced Academics, Alice ISD

    “The very best in the large universe of teacher in-service training.” Columbia Teachers College

    Visual Teaching Alliance
    P.O. Box 2374
    Round Rock, TX 78680-2374

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