CEC and The Association for the Gifted (TAG) Division present this webinar to highlight strategies teachers and parents can use to help 2e students think, value, and succeed in their abilities. Until 2005, it was not known how bees were able to fly because their wings are too small for their bodies. However, when carefully examined, scientists found that bees are able to twist their wings in such a way that lift force is extended on the upstroke and the downstroke of their wings. Bees use what appears to be a disability in unusual ways to impact the world. Teachers, parents, and twice-exceptional individuals can use this understanding of the bee to create changes in the way we teach and encourage our gifted students with disabilities, our 2e students, to think and to approach problems. Integrating strategies from gifted education and special education is the key to developing the talents and mediating for disabilities to help them change the world.
About the presenter:
Dr. Claire E. Hughes is a Professor of Special Education and Gifted Education at Cleveland State University. Previously, she was Professor of Elementary and Special Education at the College of Coastal Georgia, Faculty Director of Special Education Programmes at Canterbury Christ Church University in the UK, and a Fulbright Scholar to Greece. She has been on boards with the Special Populations Network of the National Association for Gifted Children, and The Association for the Gifted (CEC-TAG) and the Teacher Education Divisions (CEC-TED) of the Council for Exceptional Children. Her research areas include: twice-exceptional children- particularly gifted children with autism; Generational studies; and international education. She lives her life in twos: living in Cleveland, Ohio, and St. Simons Island, Georgia with two family members (husband and mother); two twice-exceptional college-aged children, two cats, and two dogs.