Tue, Mar 14|
SENGinar - Two E and Then Some: Strategies to Support Students with Dual Exceptionalities
Time & Location
Mar 14, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
About The Event
Many teachers are forced into classrooms for which they need to be fully prepared. Unfortunately, some of the educational practices of school personnel who matriculated through teacher preparation programs did not address dual exceptionalities or cultural competencies. As a result, many practices do not meet the needs of students being served within the classroom setting. As such, when a student who has been identified with a disability is placed in a classroom, their deficit becomes the educational focus, and their dynamics are placed on the back burner. Moreover, when a student with dual exceptionalities is a member of a marginalized population, the education presented may not be conducive to their educational needs.
During this session, Dr. Shelli will discuss the cognitive, social, and emotional characteristics of traditionally “gifted” learners with the characteristics of marginalized populations. She will also share her daughter's encounters and journey to gifted identification, factors that affect the identification of gifted marginalized students with dual exceptionalities, along with recommendations.
About the Presenter:
Michelle Frazier Trotman Scott, Ph.D., affectionately known as Dr. FTS and Dr. Shelli, is the Director of Graduate Affairs and Professor of Special Education at the University of West Georgia. Her research interests include the achievement gap, special and gifted education disproportionalities, dual exceptionalities, cultural responsiveness, and family involvement. Dr.FTS facilitates professional learning workshops and dialogs about educational practices and reform. She has written and co-authored several articles and chapters, has made numerous presentations at professional conferences, and has co-edited multiple books. She is a current Board of Directors member of the National Association for Gifted Children, a member of the editorial board for multiple journals, and has served in leadership roles in multiple professional organizations.