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2e: Twice Exceptional, a free film screening & discussion
Wed, April 26, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM CDT
If you know and love a “twice exceptional” student (one who is intellectually gifted and also has a learning difference or disability), please join us for a screening and discussion of 2e: Twice Exceptional, a film by Thomas Ropelewski. This free event is sponsored by Alt Ed Austin and SchoolFair ATX and hosted by KọSchool, a unique Austin high school where some 2e kids learn and thrive alongside their non-2e peers. The screening will last about an hour, and we welcome you to stay for a 30-minute discussion afterward. Children 12 and up are welcome to attend with a parent.
From the director of Child of Giants: My Journey with Maynard Dixon and Dorothea Lange, 2e: Twice Exceptional follows the personal journeys of a unique group of high school students in Los Angeles who have been identified as “twice exceptional” — gifted or highly gifted individuals with learning disabilities or differences. They are geniuses, mavericks, and dreamers — Malcolm Gladwell’s budding “outliers.” The film features illuminating and thought-provoking interviews with students, parents, teachers, psychologists, and therapists.
“They vex their parents. They are often considered “at risk”… but they may very well grow up to change the world if they are given the chance to demonstrate and develop their abilities.”
—2e Center for Research and Professional Development
“2e: Twice Exceptional is an honest, up-close look at what it’s like to be—or to be the parent or teacher of—a young person who’s both gifted and coming to terms with a learning difference. Essential viewing for anyone interested in understanding where our next generation of game-changing outliers may be coming from.”
—Steven Kotler, New York Times best-selling author of The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance
Read more about the film and watch the trailer here.