2e Resources Partner Directory
Once you’ve met one 2e person, you’ve met one 2e person! But there is ONE THING every 2e person has in common; they need resources for their strengths and their struggles.
Resources found on this page address needs of 2e families, educators, clinicians and 2e adults. Feel free to browse through our 2e Partner listing and learn about their services, products and programs. Links and emails are provided for your convenience in order to send questions directly to the source.
Joseph Olan M.Ed. is an educational leader/presenter/author, U.S. Troops to Teacher, and U.S. Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching recipient.
Mr. Olan started his career as a Troops to Teacher teaching social studies, and has also been a mentor, department head, academic coach, academic dean, and has presented on numerous educational topics nationally and internationally. For example, he presented at two Regional Global Teaching Dialogues in the U.S (2018, 2020) and at the Global Teaching Dialogue in Washington D.C. (2019) wh ich are sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Joseph has also authored two books: Reimagine Education: Creating a Culture of Global Thinking in Schools Post COVID-19 and Reimagine Early Childhood Development: Readiness to Learn Skills for the 21st Century Post COVID-19.
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I am an independent scholar, author, and professional development expert in diversity & equity in gifted education. I have worked as a practitioner, administrator, & researcher for over 30 yrs in gifted education. I work with schools (public & private); organizations; and other advocates to empower educators with strategies to increase access and equity in their gifted and advanced learner programs to ensure that gifted African American, Latinx, low income students are appropriately identified and served. I also provide private consultation services to parents.
The Northwest Gifted Child Association (NWGCA) is a support and advocacy organization for parents of gifted children. Organized in 1963 (20 years before the state legislature provided grant money to school districts for gifted education programs), NWGCA provides support and information to parents of gifted children. It continues to help parents enhance and hone their parenting skills. It gives them tools to speak out for an appropriate gifted education and deal with this learning difference we call giftedness.
NWGCA keeps you informed about upcoming events, involved in speaking up for gifted education with policy makers, and linked with other parents and gifted education leaders. NWGCA works with individual families, talking with them by phone and through emails, providing appropriate referrals and resources. No one is more effective at educating educators and policy makers about the traits of giftedness than informed parents. If your child is gifted, or you believe your child is gifted, join our mailing list!
Ten Ways NWGCA Makes a Difference
1. Creates the one voice that shapes education policy for high potential learners.
2. Supports the development and programming of local school district parent groups for gifted education.
3. Provides individual guidance to parents who need advice about the educational and emotional needs of their gifted children.
4. Creates a dialogue between the parents of gifted students and their educators.
5. Provides practical parenting tips for nurturing a child’s unique gifts and talents.
6. Links parents with dynamic resources for parenting gifted children.
7. Helps parents articulate their gifted childrens' needs to policy makers and educators by keeping them up-to-date on the most recent gifted education studies.
8. Links parents of gifted with other parents, so they can learn from one another.
9. Supports the development of parent leaders.
10. Hosts at least two regional parent education events each year.
Join our mailing list at www.nwgca.org
Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nwgca
Find us on Twitter at #nwgca
I teach parents how to stop the battles and help their child succeed and thrive. I’ve helped thousands of parents raising kids with ADHD and/or autism improve their lives. I can help you, too.
The research is clear: parent training not only improves symptoms and behavior, it also reduces parent stress and increases parent confidence. Your parenting is the key ingredient to happy kids and families.
I'm an atypical-parenting-obsessed momma on a mission, honored to help families on this always chaotic, often stressful, anything-but-ordinary parenting journey. Through my podcast, award-winning books, online parent training programs, parent coaching, and mom retreats, I have helped thousands of families survive and thrive in the face of ADHD and autism.
I would love to help your family too!
Rachel McAnallen travels the world teaching the wonders of math to all ages and to anyone who will listen. She had taught learners in five of the seven continents and all but four states in the United States. Rachel has a passion for geometry and loves making polyhedra math models using modular origami. She believes that math is a language to be spoken, a music to be heard, an art to be seen and a dance to be performed. Rachel loves to laugh and dances when no one is watching.
REEL Supports 2e Students:
- Create and nurture platforms for student voice to lead the way towards awareness of and solutions for 2e learners
- Leverage 2e student voice and wisdom to create tools and strategies for educators
REEL Supports Educators:
- Raise Awareness and Understanding of Twice-Exceptional Learners in Silicon Valley (among school districts and educators)
- Advocate for strengths-based, talent-focused approaches to education for all Silicon Valley students
- Amplify and scale up teacher professional development and resources, including our "Intro to the 2e Learner" workshop
REEL Supports Parents:
- Nurture a thriving community for parents of 2e learners in Silicon Valley
- Provide responsive, engaging events and tools for parents of 2e learners
- Gather parent insights to create tools and strategies for educators
- Mobilize parents to create change in their schools
we think & do differently — it's in our DNA.
at rethinkreframe we like to play & experiment (quite) a bit.
that means extraordinary ideas + art + design + content and sharing the way we think & do because we believe it's a good way to live.
exploration & experimentation, asking questions, valuing the experiential, multiple perspectives, tuning in, and a constant analytical finger on the pulse are at the core of everything we do. dynamic, divergent, quirky — we celebrate minds that never stop moving.
at our creative studio, we offer content, products, and transformative collaboration for those eager to think & do differently. explore thought-provoking design and content including our new "let's think & do differently idea to action cards" — grounded in psychology and design best practices, the digital (& printable) kit encourages experimentation, shifting perspective, and learning by doing, providing a springboard for creatively engaging with all kinds of challenges and projects at school and at home.
our growing body of exploration & experimentation tools and creative content offers educators, parents, and professionals who support 2e and multi-exceptional learners new ways to develop and nurture unique thinkers & doers.
Welcome to Seed Starter!
I hope this virtual exhibit shares helpful and relevant information about my practice. If you would like additional information please email me (email@example.com) and I will send you a more detailed document. Educating 2e children is a marathon and I’m delighted to run by your side. Warm regards,
Seed Starter is the only educational consulting firm in the world that specializes in boarding school and therapeutic placement for gifted and twice-exceptional students. We succeed in assisting families to determine which schools, programs, or other options out of the hundreds available are a good fit for their gifted or 2E children through extensive research, networking with colleagues and related professionals, on-site touring and ongoing communication with families and school/program personnel.
Heidi tours over 50+ boarding schools and therapeutic programs each year, placing her among the most highly traveled consultants in the country. She also connects these schools and programs with experts in the gifted field to increase their understanding of this unique population.
For more information about Seed Starter and to follow Heidi’s reports on school visits, please view our Facebook page. We do not use a website.
View our social media pages to see photos, school/program visit notes, conference updates and to learn more about Heidi’s background and publications
Austina De Bonte is the owner of Smart is not Easy, LLC, which provides consulting for school administrators, professional development for educators, and parent coaching. Since 2012, Austina has also served as the President of the Northwest Gifted Child Association (www.nwgca.org), the Washington State support and advocacy non-profit for families with gifted children. A dynamic and engaging presenter, Austina speaks regularly at conferences, as well as conducts parent education talks and professional development workshops for educators about the unique social and emotional development of highly capable (HiCap) or “gifted” children. She also works with school district teams to develop and fine-tune their HiCap program models, especially concerning equitable identification strategies. Austina's signature style combines her experience as a parent and parent coach along with synthesized research, current district practices across Washington State, and cutting edge neuroscience. She is an advocate who is passionate about the unique social and emotional development of highly capable (HiCap) students, and the problems that can result when students are not properly identified and served. Austina has a Masters degree from MIT, and did her thesis work in the MIT Media Lab's Epistemology and Learning Group, where Lego Mindstorms was invented. Austina is a certified SENG Model Parent Group facilitator. Contact Austina at firstname.lastname@example.org
We offer support to families looking to meet their gifted children’s educational and social-emotional needs. Our services include parent groups, individualized parent support, educational consulting, and community presentations.