Gifted Home Education Presents
Gifted Squared and Cubed – Twice and Thrice Exceptional
Saturday, April 15, 2023
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Session 1: 8-9:30am PT / 11-12:30pm ET
Gayle Bentley presents: The 2e Magic of Interest
We’ve seen it, but have often been confounded when asked to explain it – our 2e kid who can’t remember their homework to save his life and still wears Velcro shoes is their debate team’s “old reliable,” or the obvious choice for the local art contest. What gives? It’s all about passion and interest! Have you ever considered what it takes to learn a musical instrument or act in a play? When a 2e kid has the skills and intrinsic motivation, they manage to find their way, and with a little guidance, we can leverage these opportunities to help develop lagging executive function skills. In this session, you will learn how to engage your student’s interests and strengths in extracurriculars and passions to overcome executive function challenges.
Gayle Bentley is a doctoral student at Bridges Graduate School of Cognitive Diversity in Education and the mother of three neurodiverse sons. She has taught instrumental music in the public schools for 23 years and currently directs the music program at a charter school in Southern California. In the past year, she has presented at a number of conferences about teaching gifted and twice-exceptional students, including SENG, the Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented, and the 2e Conference at William & Mary.
Session 2: 9:45-11:15am PT / 12:45-2:15pm ET
Dr. PJ Sedillo presents: Caring for a 3e Unicorn – Gifted/2e and LGBTQ+
The term twice exceptional, often abbreviated as 2e, entered educators’ lexicons in mid-1990s and refers to gifted students who have some form of disability. These individuals are considered exceptional both because of their giftedness and because of their special needs. The term “thrice exceptional” (3e) is terminology created for this presentation which refers to someone who is gifted, disabled, and is LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer +) [Sedillo, 2019]. The objective of this presentation is for parents, counselors/therapists, educators, adults who are 3e, or those who might know someone who is Thrice Exceptional have the opportunity to understand the who, what, and how. The intent and final goal is to be able to identify, understand, and provide support for this unique segment of our population.
Dr. PJ “Paul James” Sedillo an Associate Professor for the Special/Gifted Education Department at New Mexico Highlands University where he teaches the Gifted Endorsement coursework. He is published in Gifted Child Today, Journal of Education & Social Policy, Prufrock Press, Parents of High Potential, and ABQ Press where his book Solidarity through Pride won best book in Arizona/New Mexico for 2018. PJ’s newest chapter is in Prufrock Press titled Identifying and Serving Diverse Gifted Learners: Meeting the Needs of Special Populations in Gifted Education which introduces Stages of Identity for GLBT-Gifted persons. He served as President for the NM Association for the Gifted, Communication Member & Chair-Elect for the NAGC-GLBTQ Network, NAGC State Affiliate Leadership and Advocacy member, Co-Chair for the 2019 NAGC Conference in Albuquerque, and recently served as an At-Large Board Member for NAGC.
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