SAA teachers Amy Jacobs and Steve Bayer presented at the National Association for Gifted Children 67th Annual Convention, an event that annually draws gifted education teachers, administrators, graduate students, professionals and parents from around the country.
Presenting “Hands-on and Creative: Integrated Science in Early Childhood,“ Kindergarten teacher Amy Jacobs demonstrated how to use essential questions as a starting point to developing relevant, comprehensive, and creative science units for young students. Creating interdisciplinary lessons which include aspects of science, art, music and language arts is one of her lifelong interests. Mrs. Jacobs has taught in both public and independent schools as a classroom teacher, a self-contained gifted teacher, and as a gifted resource/support teacher. Mrs. Jacobs has earned an Illinois certification as a Gifted Education Teacher and is currently working towards National Board Certification in Gifted Education.
See the list of speakers and sessions from the National Association for Gifted Children 67th Annual Convention.