Computers & Technology


Using A+A+A for Differentiation in an Advanced WikiSpace Writing Community

Saturday, November 11
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Location: 207 D

Internet technologies have great power to create the intellectual communities gifted students often desire. Through the technology of wikispaces, gifted students join an advanced literary community in which they learn to play the roles of author, audience, and advocate. In this session, learn how to create an A+A+A wikispace community where students (a) author personal critiques of a variety of books; (b) act as an audience to evaluate peers' critiques against specific performance standards; and (c) advocate for their writing, as real writers do, through consultation with peers and the teacher. Through these roles (i.e., author, audience, advocate), supported by a wikispace environment, students experience A+ learning.

Christen C. Rose

Honors English Teacher
Davis School District

Christen Rose is an Honors English teacher at South Davis Junior High in Davis School District, UT where she pushes students to exceed expectations and encourages creativity. She is an active member of the Utah Association for Gifted Children and the Utah Education Association. Christen presents at national and state conferences.


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Scott L. Hunsaker

Distinguished Associate Professor of Honors Education
Utah State University

Dr. Scott L. Hunsaker is a Distinguished Associate Professor of Honors Education at Utah State University (USU) in Logan, UT. Over his nearly 20 years at USU, he has been recognized by his college with the Teacher of the Year, Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor, and the Carol and Bill Strong Human Service Awards. An active member of both national and state gifted education associations, Dr. Hunsaker has served on the NAGC Board of Directors and as UAGC President. He has been honored with the Early Leader Award by NAGC and the Jewel Bindrup Award by UAGC. Dr. Hunsaker is the editor of Identification: The Theory and Practice of Identifying Students for Gifted and Talented Education Services and has published in the following journals: Teacher Librarian, Forum on Public Policy, Gifted Child Quarterly, Journal for the Education of the Gifted, Roeper Review, Exceptional Children, Journal for Creative Behavior, Gifted Child Today, Teaching for High Potential, and Parenting for High Potential.


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