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Christi Gonzales

Christi Gonzales

There's No Place Like Home When Using H.O.T.S !

Session Description:
Do you have the H.O.T.S. for Nursery Rhymes? Let’s fill our students’ minds with great Higher Order Thinking questions that can measure learning and actively engage our students while learning Nursery Rhymes and stories. In Early Childhood, many teachers utilize yes/no questions; however, answers to those questions cannot be measured to observe if learning is taking place. Let’s raise the standards for our students by engaging them in effective communication by increasing their vocabulary and creativity and to nurture and foster their environment that’s conducive for comprehension and retention.

Christi’s Bio:
Christi Gonzales is an accomplished Early Interventionist and Title -1 Pre-K / SPED & High School Sped Teacher with 28 years of experience and a Louisiana Pathways Approved Trainer. In 2016-2017, Christi received the Louisiana Council for Exceptional Children’s Special Education Teacher of the Year Award. Presently she serves on the La. Governor’s Developmental Disabilities Council and the La. Dept. of Education’s Special Advisory Panel as an advocate for children. Christi served as Louisiana’s Early Childhood Association State Board District 4 representative for the past 15 years and during that time authored various articles for the LAECA Collaborations Journal. She is active in Delta Kappa Gamma Teacher’s Society as the 1st Vice President. Currently, she is the Sponsor of Interact, Octagon, and Key Clubs (Community Service Clubs), Sponsor of the Class of 2023, and started the 1st Student Organ Donor Advocates Club (SODA) in the state of Louisiana at New Iberia Senior High School. She is also the founder of a new non-profit organization, “New Iberia Autism Crew.” The organization advocates, fundraises, and spreads awareness of Autism in Iberia Parish to assist students, families, and educators.