Joshua Tree Region
Includes Inyo, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties
Welcome to the regional page for the Joshua Tree region of the California Association for the Gifted (CAG). The Joshua Tree region includes the San Bernardino, Riverside, and Inyo counties.
Regional Representatives: About Us
Dr. Julia Nyberg serves as the Executive Director and Publications/Technology Chair for the California Association for the Gifted. Dr. Nyberg is a leading K-12, gifted, and curriculum development expert with professional experience in the United States and in China. Julia has taught, delivered demonstration lessons, and provided professional development for grades K-12 at various school districts in the United States. Julia serves as a faculty member in the School of Education in the Master of Arts in Teaching program at Purdue. A graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Julia holds a doctorate with an emphasis in Teacher Education. Julia’s research and practice focus on differentiated curriculum and instruction for diverse gifted and talented students.
Lynda Vo is the parent of two gifted children who were both identified in the second grade. She received her BS in Elementary Education with an emphasis on Gifted Education and received her MEd in Educational Leadership. She is currently teaching 7/8 grade math at a GATE magnet school in Ontario, CA. She has also worked with several districts in Arizona to develop GATE programs in their schools. Mrs. Vo also has also coached several Destination Imagination teams to the Global Finals!
Membership in CAG supports advocacy efforts for gifted students in the state legislature, continued educator training opportunities, direct access to the Gifted Educator Communicator, and discounted conference fees.
CAG Regional Meetings
CAG Regional Meetings provide opportunities for administrators, educators, parents, and policymakers to gather to discuss gifted education in response to the diverse social, emotional, and intellectual needs in their region of California.
|1st Meeting||Time: November 7, 4:00 p.m.||Location: Virtual|
|2nd Meeting||Time: January 16, 4:00 p.m.||Location: Virtual|
|3rd Meeting||Time: Saturday evening||Location: CAG Conference|
|4th Meeting||Time: April 17, 4:00 p.m.||Location: Virtual|
RSVP for a CAG Regional Meeting by contacting your Educator Representative and Parent Representative.
Professional Development and Conferences
58th Annual CAG Conference
Palm Springs, California
February 21-23, 2020
For more information, visit the CAG Conference section of our website.
County Office of Education Links
CAG collaborates with county offices of education to support the intellectual, social, and emotional needs of gifted students in the state of California.
Riverside County Office of Education: https://www.rcoe.us/
San Bernardino County Office of Education: https://www.sbcss.k12.ca.us/
Inyo County Office of Education: https://www.sbcss.k12.ca.us/
The following regional events are not hosted or sponsored by CAG, however, we would like to provide you access to information in your region that supports gifted education.
No regional events are available at this time.
UCR GATE Certificate Program
The UCR Extension GATE certificate is a 15.0 quarter unit program that is entirely online. Take it to the next level by applying up to nine quarter units from the program toward a Master of Education with an emphasis in Equity and Diversity through the Graduate School of Education at UCR. Visit www.extension.ucr.edu to learn more about this program and to view the latest course catalog. For additional information about bringing the GATE certificate program or classes to your school or district site, please contact Karen Dodson, GATE Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 951-827-1032.