Monday, November 14, 2016

NYC 2e Conference, World Conference, Scholarships, and More

2e CONFERENCE IN NEW YORK. Quad Prep and the organization AEGUS (Association for the Education of Gifted Underachieving Students) have announced the dates for the third annual conference "Breakthroughs in Twice Exceptional Education." The conference will be held March 15-16 at the Cooper Union in New York City, the same site as the previous conference. Find out more.

WORLD CONFERENCE. The World Council for Gifted and Talented Children has announced a call for proposals for its 2017 conference, to be held in July of 2017 in New South Wales, Australia. If you have something to say -- especially on the topic of twice exceptionality -- and you want to say it to educators from all over the world, consider submitting a proposal by December 15. Find out more.

SCHOLARSHIPS. The organization Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities has posted information about scholarships for students with LDs, pointing to a list of nine such scholarships. Among the nine: A "Smart Kids" scholarship that we've mentioned in the past. Find the post.

TiLT PARENTING has posted podcast Episode 33, in which the podcast founder and her 12yo son discuss life with ADHD. From the podcast preview: "In our conversation, Asher shares how he felt when he first found out he had ADHD, what it means to him, and the areas of his life where it impacts him the most. I talk about my steep learning curve with understanding ADHD when I first began homeschooling Asher, and reflect on the ways in which I’m still struggling to embrace all aspects of his ADHD. We also have a frank conversation about why Asher has chosen to not take medication for ADHD and what he’s doing instead." Find the podcast.

CREATIVE WAYS TO TEACH TECHNOLOGY. A TED talk deals with "Easy DIY projects for kid engineers," by a teacher who created engineering projects to challenge her students. The presenter offers three principles for success in the design of such projects. Find the TED talk. (You can also read the transcript rather than watch if you prefer.)

HELP A 2e-FRIENDLY SCHOOL. If you're so inclined, you can help a 2e-friendly school in Orange County by contributing to its fund-raising campaign. The campaign will benefit Reid Day School, profiled in January in 2e Newsletter. Find out more.

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