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Saturday, October 15 • 11:00am - 11:45am
Double the Fun: Building Relationships Between Special Education and Gifted and Talented Professionals to Support 2e Students

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This session integrates the intersectionality of both dis/ability (ableism) and giftedness also known as Twice-exceptional (2e) students. This population of students are best served with both special education and gifted and talented support due to their varying exceptionalities. This session will include 2e foundational research, the inclusion of talent development plans, and emphasize the importance of collaboration between departments or educators and ways to support the process to improve outcomes for 2e students including cross-curricular activities.

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Jennifer Hawkins

Gifted Teacher/GAM Board Secretary, St. Clair R-XIII
I'm the gifted education teacher for grades K-8 in the St. Clair R-XIII School District, and I am the GAM director of District 6.  My students compete in several competitions: Destination Imagination, Future City, National History Day, SchoolsNEXT, Wonder League, and the Mastodon... Read More →

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Krystle Merry

PhD Student and Instructor, University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, AR
Krystle Merry is a Ph.D. student at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR pursuing her degree in special education curriculum and instruction with a certificate in transition. She is a Razorback-Sooner Scholar for the Teaming for Transition program, and she is also an instructor... Read More →

Saturday October 15, 2022 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
Venus Room