Instructors

Jessica Manzone is currently a Post Doctoral Research Assistant on several Department of Education grants and an adjunct Professor in the MAT Program at the University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education.  Jessica has been a primary teacher in Baltimore City, Maryland, as well as an instructional coach and professional development consultant.  She has provided professional development in the areas of gifted education, curriculum design, and instructional strategies for school districts and for the California Association for the Gifted.  Her presentations at local, state, and national organizations such as the CAG and National Association for the Gifted include Differentiation in the Primary Grades with an Emphasis on Play, Introducing a Scope and Sequence for the Teaching of the Prompts of Depth and Complexity, and the Use of Pedagogical Practices to Create Differentiated Instruction for Gifted Learners.  Jessica’s interests are also in differentiated pedagogy and the learning-to-learn strategies.