Loading…
This event has ended. Visit the official site or create your own event on Sched.
Welcome to the 57th Annual California Association for the Gifted Conference!
Get social with #cagcon

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Saturday, February 23
 

7:45am

The Power of Strength-Based, Talent-Focused Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

For too long students with wonderfully diverse minds are viewed by what they can’t do. Educational efforts center around fixing what is broken rather than enhancing what they can do. Experience what can happen when curriculum, instruction, and learning opportunities are informed by celebrating their gifts, talents, and interests. Specifically, you will learn how to:
  • Identify strengths, talents, and interests
  • Leverage strengths for skill development
  • Use strengths, interests, and talents for engagement in learning
  • Engage students in talent development opportunities: a non-negotiable for 2e learners

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Susan Baum

Dr. Susan Baum

Director of Research and Professional Development, Bridges Academy
Susan Baum, Ph.D. directs the 2e Center for Research and Professional Development at Bridges Academy. Susan is widely published in the field of gifted education including her seminal book (in its 3rd edition), To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled. Her expertise in twice exceptionality... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2019 7:45am - 8:45am
Mesquite D Room

2:15pm

Strategy Development and Self-Regulation: A Must for Twice-Exceptional Learners!
Limited Capacity seats available

How can a gifted student who is reading and writing several grades below expectancy perform in an accelerated learning environment? They do it daily by using highly effective self-regulating and compensatory strategies based on their strengths! Through a variety of activities, you will learn a strength-based process with practical strategies to assist twice-exceptional students in their academic pursuits. Participants will take home a packet of ideas to support gifted students by reaching their academic potential and fulfilling their social/emotional needs.

Speakers
avatar for Rose Blucher

Rose Blucher

Director, Blucher Educational Services for Boundless Potential


Saturday February 23, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Mesquite E Room
 
Sunday, February 24
 

10:40am

The Journey: Supporting Your 2e Child through School and Beyond
Limited Capacity seats available

Parents of twice-exceptional children are in the unique position of having to recognize and foster high potential while at the same time recognizing and addressing impediments to achieving that potential. In this panel discussion, parents of grown-up 2e offspring will share what they think they’ve learned during their collective decades spent raising 2e children.
Panelists will cover how they addressed:
- Their recognition of twice-exceptionality, and their cognitive and emotional reactions (What do we do now? How do we feel about this whole thing?)
- Parenting issues linked to their children’s twice-exceptionality (How do we deal with intensity, willfulness, etc.?)
- Educational issues (How do we explain our child to the school? How do we work with educators to address underachievement and to ensure that the school provides both challenge and support? )
- Social-emotional, physical health, and mental health issues (Is he or she okay? If not, how do we find help?)
- The transition to adulthood (How do we cope when our child’s timeline differs from the norm: 9 years of grade school, 4 years of high school, 4 years of college?)
Finally, panelists will disclose what their offspring are doing now. Panelists will opine on what they think they did right…and what they’d do differently.

Moderators
avatar for Mark Bade

Mark Bade

Glen Ellyn Media

Speakers
EB

Eileen Brennan

Bridges Academy
avatar for Linda Neumann

Linda Neumann

co-founder of 2e Newsletter, Glen Ellyn Media
I am the co-founder and former editor of 2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter and a member of the Executive Board of the 2e Center for Research and Professional Development.
ER

Ellen Rosen

Bridges Academy
KV

Kim Vargas

Site Coordinator, Bridges Academy
Kim Vargas received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education. She began her teaching career as a bilingual first grade teacher. She taught for three years, before leaving to study under noted Gifted and Talented expert, Dr. Barbara... Read More →


Sunday February 24, 2019 10:40am - 11:40am
Mesquite D Room

11:50am

Parent Forum Q&A
Limited Capacity seats available

These six parents of grown 2e children are here to offer ideas and hope. We’ll begin the session with a brief introduction from each panelist.Then we’ll open for audience questions and discussion that will provide options for participants to consider as they add to their toolboxes.

Moderators
avatar for Dr. Robin Schader

Dr. Robin Schader

Trustee, Bridges Academy
Robin Schader received her Ph.D. in Gifted and Talented Education from the University of Connecticut, where she was an Assistant Research Professor. Her work and research focuses on talent development, particularly with respect to the role of parents. Dr. Schader served as Parent... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mark Bade

Mark Bade

Glen Ellyn Media
EB

Eileen Brennan

Bridges Academy
avatar for Linda Neumann

Linda Neumann

co-founder of 2e Newsletter, Glen Ellyn Media
I am the co-founder and former editor of 2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter and a member of the Executive Board of the 2e Center for Research and Professional Development.
ER

Ellen Rosen

Bridges Academy
KV

Kim Vargas

Site Coordinator, Bridges Academy
Kim Vargas received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education. She began her teaching career as a bilingual first grade teacher. She taught for three years, before leaving to study under noted Gifted and Talented expert, Dr. Barbara... Read More →


Sunday February 24, 2019 11:50am - 12:50pm
Mesquite D Room
 


Twitter Feed