SENGinar: Addressing the Social-Emotional Needs of the 2e Learner
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About The Event
Self-efficacy, self-concept, self-competency, and expectancy beliefs have been found to affect student motivation. Additionally, strong interpersonal relationships between teachers and students increases students’ motivation and sense of belonging in school, helping them to take on more challenging academic endeavors. Finally, increased academic motivation has also been tied to parental involvement and support. Participants will explore characteristics of students who are gifted with special needs, including their developmental traits, vulnerabilities, and diversity issues. Additionally, an introduction to current educational approaches and guidance will be discussed.
About the Presenter:
C. Matthew Fugate is assistant professor, Educational Psychology at the University of Houston-Downtown. He received his doctorate in Gifted, Creative, and Talented Studies from Purdue University. Previously, Matthew worked as a K-8 Gifted Coordinator. His research interests include twice-exceptional students and students from underserved populations. Matthew has presented to audiences nationally and internationally on topics including the social-emotional needs of twice-exceptional students and creativity. He serves as the NAGC Special Population Chair-elect and as Secretary for the Texas Association for Gifted and Talented. Matthew was recently named one of Variations magazine’s 22 People to Watch in the neurodiversity movement.