NDAGC Webinar Newsletter
Twice Exceptional Students: What Do These Students Need?
Anna Hoover earned a Bachelor’s in General Studies at Mercyhurst University in Pennsylvania. She is currently pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education at the University of North Dakota. Diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of four, she attended the Odyssey School of Dyslexia that applied the Orton-Gillingham approach taught by language pathologists.
Sarah Robinson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Sarah Robinson is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Communication Sciences & Disorders Dept. at the University of North Dakota. She has several years of work experience in a variety of settings, including the Grand Forks Public Schools and the UND Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic.
Considerations for Rural Educators
I learned that to support 2E students as a rural educator you have to be willing to take on roles, be flexible with grouping students, and plan for differentiation.
In a rural school, we are not able to provide many of the opportunities that larger communities can. Our town is located 30 miles from the nearest anything, and those towns are not much bigger. It would be too time-consuming and costly to travel to or to have an expert come and help in the school with projects or enrichment clusters, for example. I learned that a teacher is willing to fill those roles and learn along with the students. I also learned that a teacher to be willing to take the time to find resources, whether it is online or in-person, to support the students. For example, you might not be able to find an engineer at a big company, but a farmer who has built a building or a barn can help.
--Attendee Mikayla Cramer
- Baum (2005, 2015): https://2eresource.com/home-2/store/spotlight-on-2e-series/
- Davis, G., Rimm, S., & Siegle, D. (2011). Education of the gifted and talented. Upper Saddle River, N.J. Pearson
- International Dyslexia Association
"If I could do only one thing to help twice-exceptional studies on their journeys, it would be to identify and develop their talents. It is their talents that will provide them a pathway to success in life." ~~ Susan Baum
A Webinar Series
Traditional and Non-Traditional Assessments: Ensuring Equitable Identification of Gifted Students
Yee Han Chu and Alicia Schroeder-Schock
he Schoolwide Enrichment Model: Building Talent in Your Schools