Breakthroughs in Twice Exceptional Education

Saturday, March 7, 2015 12:00am - Sunday, March 8, 2015 12:00am

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Image courtesy of The Quad Preparatory School

Image courtesy of The Quad Preparatory School

The first and only New York City conference focusing exclusively on Twice Exceptional children, this national conference, hosted by The Quad Preparatory School, will bring together cutting-edge Twice Exceptional providers including physicians, educators, psychologists, therapists, lawyers, advocates, children who are gifted and learn differently and their parents. Collectively, we aim to return education to the transformative experience every child deserves.

The conference begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. Open to all. Registration required.

Keynotes:
Joey Travolta 
Actor, Producer, Screenwriter and Founder, Inclusion Films
 
Author, Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined
 
See the full list of presenters.
 
Co-sponsored by The Cooper Union.

Located in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.