Presenter: Timothy Gangwer
Core Area: Creativity & Instructional Strategies, Differentiated Curriculum
Grade Level: Primary and Secondary
Hours: 1 

Twice Exceptional students, or those with both high abilities and a learning disability, have been something of an enigma for educators in the past. Thanks to the work of Tim Gangwer and so many others, educators now have the resources necessary to equip themselves to meet the needs of twice exceptional students.

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“Twice Exceptional: The Intersection of Giftedness & Learning Disabilities” provides you with a plethora of insightful information, plus easy to implement activities for your classroom. 

In this 1-hour course, you will learn:

  • What it means to be Twice Exceptional(2E)
  • The strengths and challenges associated with 2E learners
  • The importance of collaborating with Special Education
  • Specific disabilities that will help you identify your 2E learners
  • The importance of music in creating “Atmospheric wallpaper”
  • 15 steps to cultivate lifelong learning

This course is aligned with 2016 ODE Teacher Competencies d, e, and NAGC Teacher Preparation Standards 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 5.5.

Timothy Gangwer is a dedicated educator of 26 years, with a focus in the field of visual learning. He has served as visual literacy consultant to the Ministry of Education, France; Ministry of Education, Japan; Mediterranean Association of International Schools, Morocco; and the Association of International Schools, Africa. Mr. Gangwer is an international keynote speaker, educational consultant, and the director and co-founder of the Visual Teaching Alliance. A former elementary teacher in Houston ISD for students with learning disabilities, he is also an award-winning digital artist and songwriter.

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629 reviews for Twice Exceptional: The Intersection of Giftedness & Learning Disabilities

  1. Kristina – SEALY ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative.

  2. Jennifer – SPRING ISD (verified owner)

    Extremely informational.

  3. Terri – BOERNE ISD (verified owner)

    Very interesting and informative!

  4. Cynthia (Cindy) – LITTLE CYPRESS-MAURICEVILLE CISD (verified owner)

    It was engaging and informational.

  5. Jennifer – LITTLE CYPRESS-MAURICEVILLE CISD (verified owner)

    I learned several things about twice exceptional students.

  6. Lee – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Easy to follow presentation. Presenter explained characteristics well. Samples were given.

  7. Valerie – MCKINNEY ISD (verified owner)

    Good strategies to use in the classroom for twice exceptional students. Poor sound quality though.

  8. Marisela – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    I liked the definition and explanation of the different learning disabilities that our students may encounter and be diagnosed with. It was very informative.

  9. Ashley – EAST CHAMBERS ISD (verified owner)

    This was an excellent course and he gave some great examples and explinations of what some of these must feel like to students.

  10. Donna – VIDOR ISD (verified owner)

    Basically the course was a preview of types of 2E’s.

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