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Twice-exceptional Professional Development
Twice-exceptional Professional Development Opportunities
Twice Exceptional Learners Part 1
In this course, Supporting Twice Exceptional (2e) Learners Part 1, participants will gain the fundamental knowledge to recognize the characteristics and needs of twice exceptional (2e) students including identification considerations; apply evidence-based strategies to support both the strengths and challenges of 2e students; define and utilize strength-based programming for 2e students within an MTSS framework; and analyze student data to support the development of appropriate goals for 2e learners.
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Twice Exceptional Learners Part 2
In this course, Supporting 2e (Twice Exceptional) Learners Part 2, participants will investigate the potential challenges faced by 2e students with autism, specific learning disabilities (e.g., dyslexia, dyscalculia), and other health impairments (e.g., ADHD); evaluate data to inform instructional programming decisions; review resources that support evidence-based programming; collaborate with others to develop educational plans (e.g., IEP, ALP) that support unique student profiles; and complete a project to be shared with a specific audience that addresses a distinct 2e population. Course dates Monday November 6 - Monday December 11, 2023.
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AU Twice-exceptional Project
Administrative Unit Projects are available each year to those AUs that want a focused opportunity for their own educators to be trained as a group and to develop their own plan for recognizing and serving their 2e students. (Projects last for 2 years.)
Resources for Professional Development
Webinars - On Demand
- When the LRE might be a Gifted Program/Classroom - Colorado Special Education DIrectors' meeting 2022. For a one hour professional development certificate please complete this survey/knowledge check. To access the survey, select this sentence.
- Twice-Exceptional Students: The Critical Role of Counselors as Agents of Change
- Use of Individually Administered Standardized Cognitive Assessments for the Identification of Twice-Exceptional Learners - Description: In this webinar, Julia Wigert, School Psychologist Specialist at Colorado Department of Education, leads a 2e Professional Learning Community discussion with school psychologists, counselors, special education professionals, and gifted educators on the use of individually administered standardized cognitive assessments, such as WISC V, for the identification of twice-exceptional learners
- 2e Intro Presentation for Districts to Customize (pptx) - Description: This PowerPoint presentation can be used by districts for professional development on twice exceptionality.
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