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2024 Sponsors

Davidson Institute

The Davidson Institute exists so that every gifted young person can excel in an environment built for their intellect and capabilities. We work every day to ensure families with profoundly gifted youth are met with open doors and open arms—to give them a place where they can be themselves and receive the support they need. By leading the charge to celebrate young people’s intelligence, we are creating a conversation that is critical to fostering support and a nurturing environment for our nation’s brightest minds. We help them shine.

General Website Link: Davidson Institute | Programs & Support for the Profoundly Gifted (
Programs Website Link: Gifted Programs | Davidson Institute (

 Saturday/Summer Enrichment Program @ W&M

William & Mary’s SEP is an academically challenging program with an emphasis on inquiry-based learning for students enrolled in grades K–12. The program is not meant to replace the regular school curriculum; rather, it recognizes the importance of allowing able children to explore additional specialized areas of science, mathematics, humanities, and the arts.
Course activities are compatible with the expected achievement of high-ability students at specific grade and age levels. Behaviors fostered by this program include the ability to:

  • apply process skills used in individual field of inquiry
  • recognize problems and approaches to problem solving
  • understand and appreciate individual differences
  • become a self-directed learner

Summer SEP 2024 - registration is open

The Neurodiversity Podcast & Neurodiversity University

The Neurodiversity Podcast & Neurodiversity University are dedicated to creating a neurodiversity-affirming world. The podcast has over 150 episodes and over a million downloads, with episodes related to the development of gifted, twice-exceptional, and other neurodivergent people. The Neurodiversity University houses online courses available for school districts to use as in-house PD or for individual use; Strategies for Supporting Twice-Exceptional Students is a 6-module, 15-hour course and is available now. Future courses for parents and mental health professionals are coming soon! 

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Renzulli Center at University of Connecticut

The mission of the Renzulli Center is to serve as a center of expertise for talent development. We promote enjoyment, engagement, and enthusiasm for learning in educators and students at all levels through professional learning activities. We conduct and disseminate research on critical questions of practice.

The vision of the Renzulli Center is that educational experiences should be meaningful and accessible for all. The Renzulli Center strives to provide leadership toward this outcome at a local, national, and international level. 

A central emphasis of our work is advocating a broadened conception of giftedness, and a focus on the development of potential in groups not ordinarily included in special programs for the gifted and talented. Academically talented or high potential students with disabilities, those who underachieve in school, and those who attend schools in high-poverty districts have been our focus for decades.

Our research suggests that the programs we advocate benefit these and other students. This focus is integrated into all of our programs and services, including our affiliation with graduate programs in the Department of Educational Psychology. These include our campus program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree, our combined online and campus programs designed for students throughout the world resulting in Master's degrees and Sixth Year Certificates, and our fully online Graduate Certificate. Our graduates hold key leadership and research roles throughout the nation and the world. 

Belin-Blank Center - University of Iowa

The Belin-Blank Center is a world leader in research, twice-exceptionality, and academic acceleration. We offer professional development, an assessment and counseling clinic, and a graduate certificate in talent development. Our student programs include the Bucksbaum Early Entrance Academy, the Academy for Twice-Exceptionality, and academic-year and summer programs. We are also home to the Acceleration Institute (

Bridges Education Group &  Bridges Graduate School for Cognitive Diversity in Education

The Bridges Graduate School for Cognitive Diversity in Education offers Ed.D and M.Ed programs in cognitive diversity, and also offers a Certificate program in twice-exceptional education. Bridges Graduate School was founded in 2018 in response to a demand from educators and other professionals for a more formalized course of study about teaching and advocating for 2e students. Bridges Graduate School’s first cohort of students began study in January, 2019. This program encourages students to cultivate the skills, insights, and imagination required of those who will assume leadership roles as instructional leaders, researchers, administrators, and policy makers to promote cognitive diversity at home, school, and in the workplace.

The Bridges Graduate School seeks to inspire and develop innovative leaders of positive change. Drawing from the fields of education and positive psychology, courses 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.


Graduate Programs in Gifted Administration
The William & Mary School of Education offers two doctoral programs with concentrations in gifted education, a traditional Ph.D. in Gifted Education Administration and a hybrid Executive Ed.D. in Gifted Administration.
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Professional Development

The National Curriculum Networking Conference (NCNC) offers sessions on curriculum, instruction, assessment, and advocacy for high-ability and gifted learners. NCNC provides networking opportunities; highlights special materials, practices, and curriculum approaches that are responsive to the needs of advanced students.

  • NCNC 2024 will be held in person March 20-21, 2024.
Online Professional Development Academy

Our new Online Academy Courses are internet-based and self-paced. Learners are able to track their progress, watch videos, download files, and complete engaging activities. Each training is hosted by Center faculty or staff with extensive experience with gifted and talented/advanced learners in the classroom. Each training gives you all the benefits of a Center for Gifted Education Professional Development for a fraction of the price and from the comfort of your own home. Upon completion of a course, learners may download their certificate of completion.

Self-Paced Courses Open:

  • W&M's Jacob's Ladder Series Training (Prufrock Press, now Routledge)
  • W&M's Language Arts Units Training (Kendall Hunt)

Prufrock Press - Routledge

For more than 30 years, teachers and parents have looked to Prufrock Press for professional learning resources, gifted child identification instruments, and curriculum designed for gifted students, advanced  learners, and twice-exceptional children. 



With Understanding Comes Calm

Julie Skolnick, M.A., J.D., guides parents of 'gifted and distractible' children, also known as Twice Exceptional or 2e. She trains teachers and mentors 2e adults and is passionate about her work. Recognizing there is so much misunderstanding, Julie's mission is to help stakeholders understand the 2e profile and empower them to bring out the best and raise self confidence in their children, their students or their 2e adult selves.


2E Teacher Education Programs


The Cleveland EDGE- Excellence and Diversity in Gifted Education 

CSU Ohio is excited to announce the proposed Twice-Exceptional Teacher Education (2eTE) program! 

The Twice-Exceptional Teacher Education Program (2eTE) is a leader in education nationally and internationally, transforming teachers and schools to believe that giftedness can be found in diverse schools, diverse students, and expressed in diverse ways. 

The 2eTE focuses on: 

  • Talent identification and development of students whose talents and gifts could be overlooked because of the impact of disability 
  • Mediation of the impact of disabilities- Recognition that disabilities cannot be cured or remediated, but the impacts felt can be mediated.  
  • Integration of special education and gifted education strategies and values 
  • Accessibility of the program to reach teachers and families across the globe 
  • Excellence of educational experiences so that students are challenged at appropriate levels and their learning enriched 
  • Social Justice so that teachers and schools can seek and value talents in diverse schools, diverse students, and the expression of such talents in diverse ways 
  • Collaboration of families, teachers, psychologists, policymakers and other stakeholders in determining educational experiences for students 

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FlexSchool is an accredited private school where gifted and twice-exceptional (2e) students can explore their passions, embrace their challenges, and find a community of teachers and friends who understand and accept them as they are. Our small, discussion-based classes combine an engaging, gifted-level curriculum with the executive functioning support and social-emotional learning that our quirky, curious, critical thinkers thrive on. 

Our campuses in Bronxville, NY, and Berkeley Heights, NJ serve students in grades 5-12+, and our 100% live virtual Cloud Campus serves students in grades K-12+ from all over the globe.

To learn more about our school year and summer programs, join us at our next Virtual Open House or visit us at

Matthew “Dr. Matt” Zakreski, PsyD is a high energy, creative clinical psychologist and professional speaker who utilizes an eclectic approach to meet the specific needs of his neurodivergent clients.  He is proud to serve the Gifted community as a consultant, a professor, an author, and a researcher.  He has spoken over 400 times all over the world about supporting neurodivergent kids.  Dr. Zakreski is a member of Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG), the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), the New Jersey Association for Gifted Children (NJAGC), and Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education (PAGE).  Dr. Zakreski graduated from Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology (IGCP) in 2016.  He is the co-founder of The Neurodiversity Collective:

The Neurodiversity Collective 

Do you ever feel like you don't fit in with the rest of the world? Does it feel like everyone else got the script to life and you're just doing improv? Does it feel like your brain just doesn't work correctly? If you said yes to these questions, you might be neurodivergent!   At NDC, our ideal client is seeking to understand their neurodivergence and use it effectively in the real-world. We specialize in working with gifted, ADHD, Autistic, dyslexic, dysgraphic, and other ND folks. We support our clients through therapy, coaching, tutoring, and collaboration with schools, organizations, and workplaces; all interventions begin from a plan of applied neuroscience. We connect people to resources inside and outside the therapy system to help them develop their self-esteem, coping strategies, relationships, and emotional regulation.