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2018 Twice-Exceptional Students Seminar

November 1-2 -- Knicely Conference Center -- 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. CT


Finding, Understanding, and Nuturing Twice-Exceptional Students
(Parts 1 and 2)

Gifted students who also have another exceptionality such as a learning disability tend to fall between the cracks, with each exceptionality cancelling the other out so neither is recognized or only one becomes the focus of learning. National experts Daphne Pereles and Lois Baldwin (who coined the term twice exceptional) will present this concept in two parts over two days. The first day is designed for those new to the concept (or for those who want a refresher.) The focus will be understanding the concept, recognizing 2e student characteristics, and becoming familiar with applicable questions to use in the development of a learning plan. Case studies of real 2e students will provide insight, practice, and a realistic view of working with these students. Part 2 on the second day can be a stand-alone day for educators already familiar with the content from the first day, or it can be a continuation. This day focuses on exploring how the learning environment and teaching style impact the success of a 2e student. Through role play and case studies, participants will learn the problem-solving process to analyze data and to develop a plan to address the 2e student’s strengths and challenges. Finally, participants will identify approaches to programming to support the success of 2e students.

EILA credit is available.
Cost to attend one day: $75
Cost to attend both days: $125
Date: November 1-2, 2018
Time: 8:30-3:30 central time
Knicely Conference Center2355 Nashville Rd.
Bowling Green, KY 42101


About the Presenters

Lois BaldwinLois Baldwin was a supervisor and principal of Special Education for the Board of Cooperative Educational Services of Southern Westchester in White Plains, New York. She directed, supervised, and provided comprehensive educational and support services for students in grades 1-12 who have average or above average/gifted intelligence and are learning disabled and/or emotionally disturbed. In addition, she supervised a wide variety of special education services, coordinated staff development for the Special Services Center, and coordinated mainstream efforts with public school administrators and staff. Lois received her doctorate in gifted, special education, and educational administration from Teachers College at Columbia University. Lois is the current president and one of the founders of AEGUS. She is a member of NAGC, AGATE, CEC, and ASCD. She currently consults nationally.

Daphne Pereles, M.S., is the Executive Director for the Support and Intervention Unit at the Colorado Department of Education. She directs state efforts to assist districts and schools to create educational systems that support increased student achievement for all. The Response to Intervention and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports initiatives are an integral part of this work. With a vast understanding of the role of the teacher, Daphne has been a teacher of general, special, and gifted education. Formerly with the Cherry Creek School District, she served as RtI Co-Coordinator and Twice-Exceptional Specialist in a district that was among the early adopters/innovators of RtI in Colorado.


In September 2011, The Center held its first seminar on the topic of twice-exceptional learners, supported by the Twice-Exceptional Foundation which is funded by the Arts Education Task Force established by Flora Templeton Stuart. The yearly seminar provides parents, educators, and students with information and strategies on supporting these learners, who are defined as having at least one exceptional ability and disability. Speakers have included Elizabeth Nielsen and Dr. Dennis Higgins on practical strategies and theory, Susan Baum of the International Center for Talent Development and professor emeritus at the college of New Rochelle on diagnosing and helping twice-exceptional learners, and educational consultant Daphne Pereles on the importance of a team approach.


Past Seminars


Speaker: Lois Baldwin, Independent Educational Consultant


Speaker: Daphne Pereles, Independent Educational Consultant


Speaker: Dr. Mary Ruth Coleman, the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina


Speaker: Dr. Susan Baum, co-director of the International Center for Talent Development and Director of the National Institute for 2E Research and Development at Bridges Academy




Speaker: Dr. Beverly A. Trail, Regis University

Topic: Maximizing Outcomes for Twice-Exceptional Children: What Educators and Parents Need to Understand and Be Able to Do.


Speakers: Dr. Elizabeth Nielson and Dr. Dennis Higgins, University of New Mexico 

Twice-Exceptional Students Seminar

November 1 - 2, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. CT
Knicely Conference Center
2355 Nashville Rd.
Bowling Green, KY 42101


Cost to attend one day: $75
Cost to attend both days: $125

EILA Credit is Available




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