Prof. Dr. Susan Baum
Bridge Academy: 2e Center
The Power of strength-based, talent focused learning for twice-exceptional Students
Freitag, den 21.09.2018, von 16:30 bis 18:00 Uhr
Raum Schloss Aula
For too long bright students with academic, behavioral, or social challenges are subjected to remediation and other strategies designed to “fix” them. Instead teachers need to focus on what 2e students can do by using a strength-based, talent focused approach. In this interactive session you will experience strength-based learning and examine how this approach can be used in classrooms to promote learning and growth.
Susan Baum, Ph.D. is the Director of the 2e Center for Research and Professional Development at Bridges Academy, a school for twice exceptional students. Professor Emeritus from The College of New Rochelle, Susan is widely published in the areas of twice exceptional students and gifted education. The third edition of her seminal work To be gifted and learning disabled: Strength based strategies for helping twice exceptional students with Ld, ADHD, ASD, and More has just been published. Dr. Baum has been acknowledged for her seminal work in twice exceptional education as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Weinfeld Group, 2011, the Connecticut Association for Gifted’s Friend of the Gifted Award, and the 2015 Distinguished Professional Alumni Award from the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Baum served on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Gifted Students and is the past president and founder of the Association for the Education of Gifted Underachieving Students (AEGUS). Susan serves on the advisory boards of 2e Newsletter and Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, The Quad Preparatory School for Twice Exceptional Learners.