Workshop Presentations and Resources*
Day Two Sessions: Friday, February 8th
Who are they and what should we do with them? Twice-exceptional learners are those who are highly able in one or more domains of ability, but also have a learning disability or challenge such as ADHD or autism. In this session, we will learn more about the unique strengths and challenges of twice exceptional learners and ways in which they can be supported in the classroom.
Who Are The Highly Able? Exploring Identification Issues
How do we know which students in our classrooms might be in need of additional challenge? In this session, we'll delve more deeply into the complex and sometimes contentious issues of identification and discuss how we might find the highly able students in our classrooms whether they are high achievers or underachievers.
Individualized Academic Pathways in International Schools: Rethinking Pace, Progression, Personalization, Programming and Purpose
Support provision for gifted and highly able learners is insufficient when it is simply a reasonable facsimile of the established strategies, schedules and structures in place for the neurotypical student. Truly addressing the needs of this population necessitates a rethinking of the 5 Ps (pace, progression, personalization, programming, and purpose). This session explores ways in which individualized academic pathways for students, keeping in mind the importance of talent development, can be created and implemented in schools, specifically those within the international context.
Social-emotional Considerations for Highly Able/Gifted & Talented Learners
Anita Churchville & Cindi Hogwood
What is the need for Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) in Gifted/High Ability education, and how does it differ for this student group? This session will provide an overview of the research and theory supporting the need for integrated SEL in schools and strategies for supporting development and self-advocacy for students within the HA/GT context.
*workshop presentations and materials available for registered participants only