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.
NAGC Honors 2e Book
The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) announced the winners of the 2018 NAGC Book of the Year Award, recognizing excellence in books published in gifted and talented education.
To Be Gifted & Learning Disabled: Strength-Based Strategies for Helping Twice-Exceptional Students with LD, ADHD, ASD, and More, written by 2e Center Director Susan Baum, Bridges trustee Robin Schader, and Steve Owen, won the Book of the Year Award in the practitioner category.
“One of the fastest ways to improve the lives of gifted children is to provide adults with publications that inform and guide,” said M. René Islas, executive director of NAGC. “These books are trustworthy resources that increase understanding and are powerful opportunities for learning.”
Click here to order your own copy.
Suite of Tools™
Discover tools designed to help educators connect with the person in personalized learning.
Click here for more information on the Suite of Tools™ and how you can license them for use in your home, school, or district.
The 2e Center for Research and Professional Development's next symposium will be held on October 11-13, 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!