Friday, January 25, 2013

News and Resources from the Publishers of 2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter

EXECUTIVE FUNCTION, HIGHER-LEVEL THINKING. A study indicates that children can begin to show signs of higher-level learning early (age 4 1/2) but that those skills don't necessarily depend on knowledge but on executive function. A write-up on the study says, "High, early executive function skills at school entry are related to higher than average reasoning skills in adolescence. Growing research suggests that executive function may be trainable through pathways, including preschool curriculum, exercise and impulse control training." Find out more.

TEACHING DYSLEXICS. A tutor and blogger at Huffington Post offers tips for teaching students with dyslexia. The tips include: being visual; reducing distraction; playing to strengths; and five more. Check out the tips.

EDUTOPIA has posted an article on using technology to improve post-secondary outcomes for students with autism. Part of the article deals with online education as a way to facilitate college-level learning, with alternative formats for accessing content and for assessing learning. Read more.

LANG SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE. If you're in Manhattan and raising a twice-exceptional child, be aware that the Lang School is offering an open house the evening of February 4th at their space at 11 Broadway. Find out more.

SENG VINE. The Jaunary edition of the newsletter of the organization Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted is out. The newsletter announces two new SENG board members, previews upcoming SENGinars, and, in a neat commentary by SENG's president, explores the issue of loving and accepting the child you have, not the one you want(ed). Find SENGVine.

GIFTED EDUCATION AWARD. The Institute for the Development of Gifted Education at the University of Denver has announced a call for nominations for the Palmarium Award. The award will go to an individual who exemplifies the Institute's vision: "A future in which giftedness will be understood, embraced, and systematically nurtured throughout the nation and the world." Know someone? Find out more.

EXPLORE HISTORY'S MYSTERIES during a virtual field trip to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Sponsored by Scholastic and featuring author David Baldacci, the event will allow students to "meet renowned museum curators, go behind the scenes, and investigate some of the most fascinating moments in American history." Find out more.

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