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G/T 6hr Update - Twice Exceptional Book Study
Fall 2022

Join ESC Region 12 as we embark on a six-week online book study of Sharon Draper's middle grade novel, Out of My Mind. This book is about a young girl with above average intelligence but cannot easily demonstrate this because she has severe cerebral palsy, confined to a wheelchair, and cannot speak.  The entire book is written from inside her head – what she remembers, how people talk to her, and what she thinks about. Additionally, as we read the book we will explore various aspects of twice-exceptional students as well as strategies to support their learning effectively. 

Important Session Information:

Gifted and Talented Co-op members attend for the price of the book ($10). This six week, instructor led book study will take place via a Canvas course. Participants will be assigned specific chapters to be read, questions to complete via a discussion board with optional live Zoom meetings for discussion twice during the book study. Participants will need to pay a materials fee to receive a paperback copy of the text, Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper, to be picked up at the ESC the week prior to the book study beginning. Pick up times will be announced. This book study will align to the Effective Schools Framework in the Positive School Culture and the High-Quality Curriculum levers. This study supports and models practices and policies that demonstrate high expectations and shared ownership for student success, with a drive towards college and career readiness and postsecondary success. Instructional materials and processes discussed support students with varied learning needs.

Dimension 1.3: Knowledge of Students, Dimension 2.4: Differentiation

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Session ID:
Credits Available:
(6) CPE/G/T
Seats Available:
Contact Person:
Kari Kenobbie-Espin
Kari Kenobbie-Espin
Date Location
10/17/2022 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Online Location

ESC Region 12 | 2101 West Loop 340 | Waco TX 76712 | 254-297-1212