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Supporting Twice Exceptional Students in School

April 26, 2019 8:00 am until 11:30 am
At Starbridge
      1650 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620, USA
585-224-7399

 

Have you ever heard the term “twice exceptional”?

Twice exceptionality (2e) is when a student who is gifted also has one or more disabilities.

For students who live in the intersection of giftedness and disability, accommodations are needed to support both their strengths and their challenges. When 2e students aren’t supported appropriately in both their giftedness and disability, they are at greater risk for frustration, disruptive behaviors, underachievement, and school disengagement. So what can educators do to support these students to succeed in school?

Join Dr. Lois Baldwin, teacher, administrator, and national expert on educating twice exceptional students, for an informative workshop on how to identify and support the success of 2e students. Learn practical strategies that can be applied in any classroom.

These strategies are best implemented when understood and delivered by a combination of school psychologists, counselors, teachers from any classroom – general, special, and gifted – and administrators. Whether your district can send one educator or an entire team, we welcome you for this opportunity to learn from an expert!

Schedule:

8:00am-8:30am Registration

8:30am-11:30am Workshop

Registration:

Fee: FREE! Materials and light refreshments provided.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Reserve your seat using the Register button above or by phone at 585-224-7399.

NOTE: This workshop is for educators, school personnel, and related human services professionals only. If you are interested in this topic and would like to be informed about future workshops or webinars on Twice Exceptionality, please email registration@starbridgeinc.org

About the Presenter:

Lois Baldwin, Ed.D., was both a teacher of twice exceptional students and an administrator of the Gifted Special Education Program operated by the Southern Westchester BOCES, one of the first programs in the country serving students who were gifted and had learning and emotional needs. She has assisted teachers and staff with curriculum development, student issues, transition planning, assessment and professional development. Dr. Baldwin has served as the chair of the NAGC Twice Exceptional Special Interest Group and the co-facilitator of the 2e Community of Practice. She consulted for the Colorado Department of Education Twice Exceptional Project where she helped to design an on-line course, workshops, training modules, manuals and materials for educators throughout the state. Dr. Baldwin has also taught courses on giftedness and twice exceptionality at multiple universities and co-authored several articles on educating twice exceptional students.

Starbridge is able to provide this workshop for free thanks to the support of grants from local, regional, and national funders.