Speaker Session: Twice-Exceptional Gifted Learners

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Louis Riel School: Comp Room
9632 Oakfield Dr SW

Learn to live and thrive with gifted learners with learning disabilities and/or attentional concerns

Twice exceptional gifted learners live in the world complexly. As a result, those who live and work with them also experience the word complexly! Gaining understanding of their strengths and challenges helps us to support their needs and growth, while enhancing our relationship with them. Strategies and environmental organization will be discussed to support the development of independence and confidence in these children.

About the speaker:
Dr. Laurie Alisat is a Specialist for Gifted Education with the Calgary Board of Education. She has worked with gifted students as a classroom teacher in both community and specialized settings. As well, she has worked with teachers as a strategist for gifted learners and as an instructor at the University of Calgary in inclusive learning and the development of creativity. Working with Dr. Robert Kelly, she assisted in interviewing and writing “Educating for Creativity: A Global Conversation.” Her recent research focused on the experience of schooling for gifted boys in alternative settings. Laurie is passionate about compassionate relationships serving to¬†develop appropriate, meaningful challenges for students to build confidence and resiliency.

Who can attend? This event is open to all who are interested.

Is there a cost? Suggested donation is $5 if possible. All funds raised this evening will go toward teacher professional development.