The Center for Gifted Studies’ annual Twice-Exceptional Students Seminar will host Lois Baldwin, a national expert on gifted young people with one or more disabilities, on Jan. 24. Baldwin will present a workshop about understanding, recognizing and working with twice-exceptional learners.
Recognizing these students can be challenging as the disability may overshadow the gift, the gift may mask the disability, or both the remedial and advanced learning needs may go completely unnoticed. In addition to discussing how to understand and recognize these learners in the classroom, the workshop will address specific strategies to meet the dual needs of twice-exceptional learners.
The Twice-Exceptional Students Seminar will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CT at WKU’s Knicely Conference Center, 2355 Nashville Road, Bowling Green.
This workshop is free and open to parents, teachers, students and school administrators interested in information and strategies on supporting these learners. EILA credit is available. To register, visit www.wku.edu/gifted/educators/twice_exceptional/index.php.
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, worked with staff development for the Special Services Center, and coordinated mainstream efforts with public school administrators and staff. Baldwin received her doctorate in gifted, special education and educational administration from Teachers College at Columbia University. Baldwin is the president and one of the founders of The Association for the Education of Gifted Underachieving Students. She is a member of NAGC, AGATE, CEC and ASCD. She consults nationally.
For information on the Twice-Exceptional Students Seminar or The Center for Gifted Studies, visit www.wku.edu/gifted/educators/twice_exceptional/index.php.
Contact: Jesse Knifley, (270) 745-3014 or firstname.lastname@example.org