Workshop IV


Twice Exceptional: Brilliant Chaos – The Competition of Strengths Vs. Weaknesses

According to the Gifted Development Center, psychological and/or learning disabilities could affect one of every six gifted children. Many are overlooked for special programming because of their strengths and abilities to compensate for their difficulties. Workshop participants will receive hands-on training in the following areas:
– Who is the Visual Teacher?: The three-prong definition.
– Thinking Out of the Box
– The Faces of Twice Exceptional
– Twice Exceptional Defined: Current research – Strengths & challenges – Gifted/Special Educator collaboration strategies.
– 10 Ways to Spot a 2e Student
– 2e By the Numbers
– Gifted Combinations: Autism Spectrum Disorders – (Autism Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, Rett’s Disorder, & Pervasive Developmental Disorder) – Asperger’s Syndrome – ADHD – Dysgraphia – Dyspraxia – Dyscalculia – Tourette’s Syndrome – Dyslexia – Irlen Syndrome: Definitions, characteristics, suggestions for teachers & classroom simulation activities.
– Profiles of the Gifted: “Honor” students vs. “Gifted” students.
– Differentiated Curriculum
– Emotional Intelligence: Identification, perceptions & expressions, with classroom activities.
– Visual Literacy: The 5 Strategic Levels for building visual literacy – Old methods vs. new learners – 21st century skills.
– Skills Teens Will Need In the Emerging Participatory Culture
– Visual Culture: Visual culture vs. aural culture – Classroom activities.
– Reading Imagery
– Visual Representation: Preparing for STAAR.
– 30 Steps to Cultivate Lifelong Learning: What are they & how do they impact our lives?