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Matt Fugate
University of Houston Downtown

Dr. Fugate received the doctorate in Gifted, Creative, and Talented Studies at Purdue University. Prior to graduate studies, he worked as an elementary teacher in the Houston Independent School District where he also served as a Gifted Coordinator and Magnet Coordinator. Dr. Fugate’s past research examined the relationship between working memory and levels of creativity in gifted students who have ADHD characteristics. He also examined the coping mechanisms of twice-exceptional girls in secondary school as they navigate both their academic studies and interpersonal relationships. He has presented to parents, teachers, and faculties across the United States and internationally on topics such as twice exceptionality, underserved populations, creativity, curriculum compacting, identification, and Total School Cluster Grouping.

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Day 1: Wednesday, September 23

Twice-Exceptional Students: An Introduction – Who Are They? What Do They Need?

There is increased understanding about the importance of creativity in education for both the individual and society as a whole. In order to nurture creativity in the classroom, educators must approach education from a strength-based perspective. This is especially beneficial for gifted students who also have learning and/or behavioral differences. In this workshop we will examine the research on twice-exceptionality and explore the practical implications of these findings as educators work to build creative classroom environments that highlights the motivation, strengths, perseverance, and resilience of this gifted population while also addressing the challenges that they have as a result of their individual disabilities.

Day 2: Thursday, September 24

Addressing the Social-Emotional Needs of Twice-Exceptional Students

Students who are twice exceptional possess a variety of strengths while also facing challenges related to being Gifted &. While a great deal of focus has been on their academic strengths and challenges, they have unique social-emotional needs that must also be recognized and addressed within the educational setting. This workshop will focus on the understanding of the unique social and emotional needs of twice-exceptional students. Participants will explore characteristics of this gifted population and their needs, developmental traits, and vulnerabilities. Additionally, an introduction to current educational approaches and guidance will be discussed.

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  • Day 1
    September 23, 2020
    3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Day 2
    September 24, 2020
    3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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