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Education Summit 2014

We’ve all heard the saying “it takes a village” and when it comes to ensuring the success of children, we all have something to contribute. Join in this important Community Conversation focused around out of school time. Help develop strategies that will result in out of school programs that increase educational successes and outcomes and are accessible to all children.

Eventbrite - 2nd Annual Education Summit

GaleGorkephoto.jpgMeet DR. GALE K. GORKE

A dynamic speaker, trainer, and author, Gale is a veteran educator in the public school system for nearly 30 years. Specializing in both elementary and secondary levels, she has impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of students, teachers, and administrators. In 2004 she created Kids Kan Inc., an international organization that specializes in curriculum design, staff development, activity selection, and program implementation. Her teaching style effectively models a keen awareness of adolescent development and brain-based learning principles, accommodating all students' ability levels.  

A sought after consultant, Dr. Gorke is the chief curriculum specialist for KidTribe and co-authored S.T.E.A.M. activities for the NASA sponsored Space School Musical.  Gale also helped to author California state guidelines for inclusion and physical activity in afterschool programming throughout the state. An expert in kinesthetic learning through team building and psycho-motor activities, she has  created programs for nationally recognized youth organizations.  

Also on a national level, Gale has been instrumental in implementing grants funded through 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Carol M. White PEP grants, Mentoring Children of Prisoners grants, and the Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention grants. She presents and keynotes  at many educational conferences and provides technical assistance for multiple school districts, County Offices of Education, and community based organizations such as YMCA, Big Brothers, Boys and Girls Clubs, Departments of Health and Welfare, AmeriCorps, and Conservation Corps.  

Gale has served as an adjunct professor in the School of Education for both La Sierra University and Chapman University. Her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction focused on academic intervention in after-school programs and her Ed.S. is in School Psychology.  She maintains three California Professional Clear Credentials, including a Preschool through Adult Multiple Subject Credential, a Pupil Personnel Services Credential for School Psychology, and a Tier Two Administrative Services Credential.  

Devotees of "Dr. Gale" all agree that her enthusiasm is contagious. Her motto is "The best way to learn is through play and the way you show up for the game is the way you show up for life." 

 For more information contact Sandy Lopez at 623.333.1613 or