The Coffee Shop: A Summertime Book Study!

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REGISTER 07/17/23 REGISTER 07/21/23

Mon, July 17

Teaching Twice Exceptional Learners in Today’s Classroom

An Online Summer Book Study!

ESD 113 Presenter: Jen Flo

Join us for four Friday mornings for our summer virtual Coffee Shop!   We’ll gather virtually  to explore Emily Kircher Morris’s book, “Teaching Twice Exceptional Learners in Today’s Classroom”.

According to the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) the term “twice-exceptional,” also referred to as “2e,” is used to describe gifted children who, have the characteristics of gifted students with the potential for high achievement and give evidence of one or more disabilities as defined by federal or state eligibility criteria. These disabilities may include specific learning disabilities (SpLD), speech and language disorders, emotional/behavioral disorders, physical disabilities, autism spectrum, or other impairments such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

It is not often well-known or well-understood that students who are gifted may also have a disability— just as students with disabilities may also be gifted (referred to as “masking”).  Twice-exceptional students can be misunderstood, disciplined, underchallenged and left behind.  Join our coffee talks where we will dive into Emily’s book to identify ways to support twice-exceptional learners and interventions that will unmask the potential of all learners within inclusive classrooms.

The class can only run if we have a minimum of 10 registered participants.

Please purchase a copy of Emily’s book here: Free Spirit Publishing or Amazon

Date and Time:

  • Monday, July 17 |  9:00 am–10:30 am | Zoom
  • Monday, July 24 |  9:00 am–10:30 am | Zoom
  • Monday, August 7 |  9:00 am–10:30 am | Zoom
  • Monday, August 14 |  9:00 am–10:30 am | Zoom

Cost: $20

Registration ends Monday, July 17 at 12:00 pm

Clock Hours: 6

Fri, July 21

Vertical Differentiation for Gifted, Advanced, and High Potential Learners

A Summertime Book Study!

ESD 113 Presenter: Jen Flo

Join us over four Friday mornings this summer for coffee and community!  We’ll gather virtually to explore Emily Mofield’s new book – Vertical Differentiation for Gifted, Advanced, and High-Potential Students”.  The book outlines 25 engaging tools and strategies to stretch student thinking, promote deep learning, and provide layers of challenge in the classroom and beyond. Inside the book are innovative strategies around:AnalysisProblem-Solving:  

  • Understanding the Problem
  • Problem- Solving:
  • Creating and Evaluating Solutions
  • Creative Thinking:
  • Making Connections
  • Constructing Arguments
  • Metacognition
  • Planning for Deep Learning and Differentiation

Each strategy is expertly designed to foster deep inquiry and conceptual understanding by guiding students to justify conclusions, apply critical and creative thinking, develop solutions to real-world problems, and transfer learning across contexts. Packed with both “tried and true” thinking models and new, innovative ideas with concrete examples, this resource ensures that no matter where students are in their learning journey, they’ll find themselves challenged and engaged.  All students need opportunities to use higher-order thinking and engage in deep learning.  This book is beneficial to all teachers – cluster teachers, general education teachers, curriculum designers, teachers of honors classes seeking to differentiate curriculum between sections, and others.

The class can only run if we have a minimum of 10 registered participants.

Please purchase a copy of Emily’s book:  Vertical Differentiation for Gifted, Advanced, and High-Potential Student (routledge.com)

Or, available on Amazon

Date and Time:

  • Friday, July 21 |  9:00 am–10:30 am | Zoom
  • Friday, July 28 |  9:00 am–10:30 am | Zoom
  • Friday, August 11 |  9:00 am–10:30 am | Zoom
  • Monday, August 18 |  9:00 am–10:30 am | Zoom

Cost: $20

Registration ends Monday, July 21 at 9:00 am

Clock Hours: 6