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.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Athena Academy is a non-profit educational institution established in 2010, devoted to educating bright dyslexic children and 2e dyslexic and gifted students, grades 1 - 8. The school is located on a spacious campus in Palo Alto, near Stanford University.
Athena uses a blend of teaching methods, based on the latest neuroscience and educational research, which builds on the dyslexic student's natural, picture-oriented learning style. The individualized, project based education program teaches to each child's strengths and gifts, accelerating learning for the widest range of dyslexic students.
1 to 6 ratio of teachers to students in the elementary school and 1 to 8 in the middle school.
Small, calm classrooms with an average of 6 students (elementary) or 8 students (middle) in the room with one teacher.
A unique blend of teaching methods: advanced Visual-Spatial methods combined with traditional sequential and phonics-based methods to address the areas of weakness.
Challenging classes in Advanced Science, Social Studies, History, Art, Technology, and Performing Arts to develop the students strengths and gifts.
Teachers with excellent backgrounds and talent who receive in-depth training and ongoing professional development to enable them to provide outstanding education for dyslexic and 2e learners.
Nicole Tetreault, Ph. D., is a neuroscientist, author, meditation teacher, and international speaker on topics of neurodiversity, neurodevelopment, creativity, mental health, and wellness. Her forthcoming book, Insight into a Bright Mind, explores groundbreaking research examining the experiences of unique, creative, and intense brains weaving interviews, storytelling, and literary science, while advocating for new directions and dialogue of human and neurodiversity.
Dr. Tetreault received her PhD from California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in biology specializing in neurodevelopment and neurodegenerative disorders. As the founder of Awesome Neuroscience, she is dedicated to translating the most promising neuroscience and positive psychology for individuals to live their best life. Her approach centers on guiding individuals to mindfully develop greater self-awareness and compassion, while teaching them positive life practices. Her foundations in neuroscience and meditation ground individuals to better understand their neuroindivuality and encourage them to embody their essence. Dr. Tetreault has researched neurodiversity, including autism, giftedness, and 2e, for over two decades and is passionate about sharing her knowledge and approach to neurodiversity. Being 2e herself, she understands the experience from the inside out.
Dr. Tetreault has authored and co-authored numerous academic papers on intelligence, autism, brain evolution, neuroanatomy, neuroinflammation, brain development, and behavior. Her popular science writings can be found in 2e Newsletter, Variations Magazine, GHF Dialogue, SENG Newsletter, Gifted Unlimited, and Great Potential Press.
As a Milton and Rosalind Chang Career Exploration Prize recipient from Caltech, Dr. Tetreault is creating Beyond the Cell, a transformative program to rehabilitate incarcerated women through teaching guided meditation, neuroscience, literature, and expressive writing to cultivate positive neural, mental, and behavioral patterns for healing. Specifically, Dr. Tetreault believes we have the ability to rewire our mind for positive neural plasticity and can manifest positive life practices. Beyond the Cell’s foundational practices lead incarcerated and post-incarcerated women to greater liberation. We can rewire our mind, transform our pain, and create something beautiful.
For more about Nicole, please visit nicoletetreault.com and https://www.beyondthecell.org.
The organizations beneath the Bridges Education Group umbrella provide services and support for students, parents, educators, and other professionals. Bridges Academy, a school for twice-exceptional students in grades 4–12, provides a strength-based, student-centered education for gifted students with a range of strengths, interests, and learning differences. The Bridges 2e Center for Research and Professional Development is a hub where professionals, scholars, and practitioners combine their expertise to enhance understanding of the growing population of 2e students. The Center offers tools for professionals, online courses for students, and resources for parents. Bridges 2e Media, publisher of 2eNews.com and Variations^2e magazine, provides news and perspectives on twice-exceptional education and cognitive diversity. The Bridges Graduate School for Cognitive Diversity in Education offers certificate, master's, and doctoral programs for professionals aspiring to be leaders of positive change in the programs and careers. Drawing from the fields of education and positive psychology, the programs explore the intersection of cognitive diversity, talent, interest, and motivation as they relate to gifted, regular, and special education, and to the more complex profiles of 2e students.
Welcome to the Bridges Graduate School of Cognitive Diversity in Education.
The only school to offer these degrees:
Doctor of Education in Cognitive Diversity (Ed.D.),
Master’s in Education in Cognitive Diversity (M.Ed.),
Certificate in Twice-Exceptional Education.
Join the inaugural cohort!
Work with exciting faculty members who are scholars, authors, experienced teachers, researchers, and professionals with a respected international reputation in the fields that comprise cognitive diversity.
FlexSchool is a unique learning network for gifted and twice exceptional (2e) middle and high school students. At this time two campuses serve the Tristate area, one in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey and another in Bronxville, New York.
FlexSchool embraces students for who and where they are, then supports them as they learn to thrive. Small, ability and discussion based classes taught by subject experts ensure meaningful conversations and the opportunity to ask high-level questions. The faculty, trained and supported by learning specialists and mental health professionals, focuses on critical thinking in all areas of learning.
Recognizing that many students live outside of our region, FlexSchool is designed to welcome students virtually into our campus classrooms through our Cloud Classroom program. If private instruction or support is needed, students join their teacher via video conferencing for private classes.
Minneapolis, MN 55427
Whether at home, in school, or out in the world, all kids face challenges. No matter the choices, changes, and opportunities young people encounter, Free Spirit has had the same mission for nearly 40 years: to provide children and teens—and the adults who care for and about them—with the tools they need to think for themselves, overcome challenges, and make a difference in the world.
Today more than ever, young people need social and emotional guidance. We aim to meet all kids—babies, teens, and everyone in between—where they are (not where we wish they were) and to support them in developing their talents, building resiliency, and fostering a positive outlook on life so they can reach their full potential.
You can use our books to tackle tough topics such as anger and stress management, childhood and teenage depression, anxiety, grief and loss, juvenile justice, and conflict resolution. And sometimes our sound advice includes a sense of humor to help kids with school success, self-esteem, friendship and social skills, and more.
Our Self-Help for Kids® and Self-Help for Teens® books and other learning materials are practical, positive, pro-kid, and solution focused—not watered-down adult content.
Free Spirit Professional™ books for educators complement our books for kids by providing educators with a complete offering of resources to improve teaching and learning. We offer a wide range of free resources too!
Goshen, KY 40026
Gifted Unlimited, LLC is a publisher of quality, research-based information pertinent to the gifted population and to those who support them. Building on the legacy of Dr. James T. Webb, our mission is to inform and inspire the gifted experience throughout the lifespan via publications and regional gatherings. We are excited to be introducing Gifted Unlimited Talent Search in late January 2021!
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.
21st Century Learning: World Readiness -
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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.
Defying popular myths that assume most gifted people are wealthy, white, and will do fine on their own, THE G WORD reveals the economic, cultural, and gender diversity of our nation’s gifted and talented population at every stage of life, highlighting their educational challenges, social isolation, deep emotional sensitivities, and complex, neurodiverse brains. It puts a face to the physical threats experienced by many in our schools and society-at-large, while also revealing a large and lively community of people working hard to meet their needs while challenging the prejudice and trauma that comes with being labeled “smart” in the 21st century.
THE G WORD is framed by a very specific and urgent inquiry — “In the 21st century, who gets to be gifted in America and why?” Searching for an answer, we take an unexpected path into places and spaces across our great nation that warrant reconsidering. We visit rural, urban and suburban schools, the homes and private lives of gifted families, low-income neighborhoods, even the border with Mexico. We meet brain scientists, educators, and experts across a host of disciplines who help us understand that gifted people reside in all walks of life — including in our prisons. We learn that giftedness often sits right alongside disability as in the case of the growing numbers of twice-exceptional (2e) people. We uncover that the social and emotional challenges being faced by our nation's gifted are actually quite common across school systems — public, private, charter, microschool, and homeschool. And, we learn that all of this did not happen overnight. Decades of back story are visualized through animations and archival materials to help us understand how we arrived in this moment — a moment when a surprising number of American families are simply opting out of traditional school entirely.