Professionals in Learning Disabilities and Special Education
invites you to
Paradox and Promise: The Journey of
Presented by Michele Kane, Ed.D.
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Gusto's Ristorante Italiano
1834 Glenview Road
Twice-exceptional students have the characteristics of gifted students with high potential, along with the characteristics of students with disabilities who struggle with aspects of learning. For many, their challenges go unrecognized as the gifts and disabilities mask each other, and they present as typical. However, frustration is often at the heart of learning as they struggle to meet the expectations of parents, teachers, and, most importantly, of themselves. This can lead to conflict, misunderstandings, and failure in school, resulting in stress and anxiety as the disparity between expectations and experiences increases. In this interactive conversation, you will discover new strategies and resources.
- To recognize the cognitive and affective characteristics of 2E learners
- To identify ways to build on inner qualities and personals strengths in support of educational challenges
- To develop a deeper awareness of 2E student needs with strategies to differentiate modifications and accommodations
- To explore current resources to support 2E learners
- To examine specific mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression that may arise with the disparity between expectations and experiences
Michele Kane is Professor Emerita in Special Education from Northeastern Illinois University, where she coordinated the Master of Arts in Gifted Education program for over a decade. She has been an a passionate advocate for gifted learners and gifted education for more than forty years, and has been a frequent presenter at state, national, and international conferences. Her leadership positions include former President of the Illinois Association for Gifted Children, former Chair of Global Awareness Network of NAGC, and currently as Chair of the Parent and Community Network of NAGC. Her most recent book, Planting Seeds of Mindfulness, co-authored by Dorothy Sisk, was released in 2018. Inspired by her experience raising six gifted (now adult) children, Michele's primary interest remains on enhancing well-being for gifted people across the lifespan.
6:00 PM Appetizers and Punch
6:30 PM Dinner
7:30 - 9:00 PM Speaker, Questions, and Answers
A Certificate of Attendance can be provided upon request.
PLD/SE membership is required for CPDU credits. Members will receive 1.5 CPDUs for this program.
DISCLAIMER: Professionals in Learning Disabilities and Special Education is a not-for-profit organization offering continuing education programs to inform members of current instructional practices, assessment, and policy issues in the field of learning disabilities. PLD/SE also offers a referral service to the community, providing qualified professionals for diagnostics and remediation. PLD/SE provides programs as a service to its members. PLD/SE does not endorse any specific program, speaker, instructional materials, method, treatment, or evaluation center for children with disabilities.