Illinois - June 22-23 - Recognizing and Supporting Diverse Gifted Populations

June 22-23, Recognizing and Supporting Diverse Gifted Populations

Strand 1 – June 22nd Linda Kreger Silverman Ph.D. and Elizabeth Mika M.A,
classroom data/observations and assessments; analyze test profiles of twice
exceptional learners, and visual spatial learners; discuss the emotional needs
of twice
exceptional students including an introduction to Dabrowski’s
cover identification and strategies for working with profoundly gifted students
academically and emotionally.

Strand 2 – June 22nd & a.m. 23rd M. Elizabeth Nielsen, Ph.D. and L. Dennis
Higgins, Ed.D. will focus on specific types of learning disabilities and
exceptionalities; offer strategies to address the needs of various
using the Autonomous Learner Model (ALM) and Transformational Leadership to
support the student academic plan.

Strand 3 - will focus on differentiation strategies to serve culturally,
linguistically and economically diverse (CLED) promising learners by Rosina
Gallagher, Ph.D., advocacy tools for creating emotionally safe schools for all
students by Cathy Risberg, M.A., and visual spatial learning tools and
strategies by Laura Paull, M.A., NBCT

Location: Lake Forest Administration Center, 300 S. Waukegan Road,Lake Forest,
IL 60045, 847-235-9657

Administrators, psychologists, teachers, and parents will:
• Learn to select and analyze assessments and classroom data to draw an
effective profile of student strengths, needs, and exceptionalities to develop
an appropriate plan for success
• Learn to use the guidelines for the extended norms of the WISC-IV with an
intrapersonal approach
• Gain increased understanding of overexcitabilities and strategies to support
the twice exceptional learner
• Gain increased understanding of the learning style of visual-spatial learners
and strategies to address their needs academically and organizationally
• Learn the importance of identifying profoundly gifted students
• Learn about programs for profoundly gifted students
• Learn to distinguish characteristics unique to children within the Autism
Spectrum and Bipolar Disorder
• Learn strategies developed around the Betts Autonomous Learner Model to
successfully work with unique populations
• Become familiar with the Nielsen, Higgins, Betts model of
Transformational Leadership to address the needs of twice exceptional
• Become familiar with strategies for talent development among CLED
promising learners
• Learn to advocate for an emotionally safe school environment for gifted

Details and Registration Form at

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