As parents and educators, it can be difficult to understand how best to meet the complex needs of gifted children, not to mention how to stay sane along the way. Join the Institute for Educational Advancement as we explore the most imminent questions and issues surrounding gifted learners. These monthly meetings are intended for parents and educators of gifted children to provide support and community, a venue for shared discovery, and a space to exchange resources and ideas.
HIDDEN CHALLENGES FOR OUR GIFTED AND TWICE EXCEPTIONAL STUDENTS
Speaker: Cindy Z. Hansen, Educational Therapist and GATE Specialist
Tuesday, April 16 • 6:00 p.m.
540 South Marengo Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90049
A successful learning environment combines empathy, understanding, and high expectations while adjusting the details to assure that a child grows educationally, emotionally and socially on a daily basis. To appreciate the nuanced contradictions of the gifted child who struggles to learn, we must dispel myths, build an understanding of their unique journey, and embrace their need for higher cognitive experiences. In this demonstration and discussion, participants will explore the myths of Giftedness which may delay support services for our GATE students. We will experience some of the challenges twice-exceptional (2E) students face in the classroom, and discuss some easy modifications which can make a substantial difference in students’ lives. Exploring the range of cognitive diversity in our bright children we may better support them educationally and social-emotionally.