Helping twice-exceptional students thrive
The 2e Center is a first-of-its-kind multi-disciplinary hub where professionals, scholars, and practitioners combine expertise to enhance understanding of the growing population of 2e students. With the unique opportunities afforded by working with a lab school, the Center can encourage and undertake much-needed research, provide courses and workshops for educators and parents, and share resources about the best practices that serve this cognitively diverse, at-risk population.
The primary goals of the Center are to create awareness, offer professional development, provide outreach, and generate projects that will improve services for the special population of children known as twice exceptional (2e).
The 2e Center operates within a positive psychology framework, emphasizing that more is to be gained from understanding and acknowledging what a child can do than from focusing on deficits and problems –– an approach all-to-common in many schools.
The 2e Center staff provides professional development including:
The 2e Center has specific goals to disseminate information and resources through multiple venues. Center activities include
The 2e Center encourages research studies, both internal and external, that serve to build a base of best practices for twice-exceptional education; to assess awareness levels and needs; and to better understand the 2e learner. In addition, the staff and Executive Board of the Center develop and field-test protocols and instruments specifically designed to measure strengths, interests, and talents.
Directors, faculty and members of the 2e Center and Bridges Academy are available for professional development and awareness workshop. Please contact Kim Vargas for more information or fill out the contact form below.
The 2e Center for Research and Professional Development's next symposium will be held June 21-22, 2019, in Los Angeles.
More information on program offerings will be available in October, and event registration is scheduled to open in November. Check back here for updates as the registration period approaches.
In the meantime, questions regarding next year's symposium can be submitted via the form on this page. We look forward to sharing the exciting details about this exceptional event!
Executive Board Members
Susan Baum, Ph.D.
Director of The 2e Center for Research and Professional Development
Kim Vargas, MS.
Administrator of The 2e Center for Research and Professional Development