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Registration for Virtual Fall Super Saturdays is now open. We offer 16 classes for students in grades 1-6. To see a full list, visit our Courses page.

Twice-Exceptional Students Seminar


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EILA Credit Available

Teamwork between parents, teachers, and counselors is key to supporting the needs of twice-exceptional learners. That's why, thanks to a sponsorship from Gifted Unlimited, we have a two-for-one special for attending the Twice-Exceptional Students Seminar with a friend or colleague.

Just register for the virtual conference and add another person to the registration for free. It's that simple!

Day 1: Twice-Exceptional Students: An Introduction – Who Are They? What Do They need?

There is increased understanding about the importance of creativity in education for both the individual and society as a whole. In order to nurture creativity in the classroom, educators must approach education from a strength-based perspective. This is especially beneficial for gifted students who also have learning and/or behavioral differences. In this workshop we will examine the research on twice-exceptionality and explore the practical implications of these findings as educators work to build creative classroom environments that highlight the motivation, strengths, perseverance, and resilience of this gifted population while also addressing the challenges that they have as a result of their individual disabilities.


Day 2: Addressing the Social-Emotional Needs of Twice-Exceptional Students

Students who are twice exceptional possess a variety of strengths while also facing challenges related to being Gifted &. While a great deal of focus has been on their academic strengths and challenges, they have unique social-emotional needs must also be recognized and addressed within the educational setting. This workshop will focus on the understanding of the unique social and emotional needs of twice-exceptional students. Participants will explore characteristics of this gifted population and their needs, developmental traits, and vulnerabilities. Additionally, an introduction to current educational approaches and guidance will be discussed.



Educator Discount

WKU is offering licensed Kentucky educators a special rate of $350/credit hour. Online options are tailored to working professionals and are taught by award-winning professors.
Learn more about the Endorsement in Gifted Education, the MAE in Gifted Education and Talent Development, and the Education Specialist in Gifted Education and Talent Development at our Graduate Programs in Gifted Education page.
Learn more about WKU’s educator discount here



Where Gifted Learners Discover Their Potential

Located on the Western Kentucky University campus in Bowling Green, Kentucky, The Center for Gifted Studies has been serving children who are gifted and talented, their educators, and their parents for more than thirty-five years. The Center provides exciting educational opportunities for gifted young people, rigorous professional development for teachers, and support for parents of gifted young people. Under the direction of Dr. Julia Roberts, The Center has become one of the preeminent advocates for gifted education in the United States.

The Center believes that when gifted young people meet their extraordinary potential, our communities, our state, our nation—even our world—become better places. That is why each school year, The Center renews its commitment to encouraging excellence by providing quality programming and resources for gifted students, their teachers, and their parents.

Upcoming Opportunities


Students Seminar

September 23 & 24, 2020

Berta Seminar

October 16, 2020

Virtual Fall Super Saturdays

October 17, 24, & 31, 2020


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 Last Modified 9/22/20