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Mrs. Gordon Presents at Conference for Advanced Learners
Mrs. Gordon Presents at Conference for Advanced Learners
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Differentiation Facilitator Mrs. Liz Gordon was selected to present at the 24th annual Illinois Association for Gifted Children Conference.

Kenilworth School District No. 38 Differentiation Facilitator Mrs. Liz Gordon was selected among local and national experts on education for advanced learners to present at the 24th annual Illinois Association for Gifted Children Conference earlier this week.

Mrs. Gordon and teacher Mr. Justin Gordon from Barrington School District 220 gave a presentation on "Differentiating for Advanced Learners Using Principles of Creativity" on Feb. 1. The presentation focused on strategies educators can use to apply principles of creative thought into their classrooms while challenging students of different grade levels and in a variety of disciplines.

As Differentiation Facilitator, Mrs. Gordon works with teachers, staff and students at The Joseph Sears School to increase student engagement with curriculum through the practice of differentiating instruction according to the unique learning attributes of each student.

"We are extremely proud of Mrs. Gordon for being selected to present at the IAGC annual conference," said Dr. Crystal LeRoy, Superintendent/CSBO of Kenilworth School District No. 38. "Creativity is a fundamental tenant of a Joseph Sears School education and an essential skill children will need to become successful in life after graduation. Mrs. Gordon's fundamental understanding of creativity and its classroom application is a tremendous asset to our entire District."

The Illinois Association for Gifted Children 24th Annual Conference featured approximately 110 presenters from elementary and school districts around the country.