April 15: Hidden Strengths – Hidden Challenges

Christine Keller, M.A., M.S.Ed. will present Hidden Strengths – Hidden Challenges at Half Hollow Hills SEPTA this month. This presentation is modified from a workshop format applicable to parents and educators. We also have an extended version that introduces additional, related topics.

This presentation will foster a renewed appreciation for the student population you are parenting or educating. You will learn about “Kids in the Middle” which includes those students referred to as 2e: Twice Exceptional.

We will highlight the importance of a “whole child” approach to teaching and learning in which a community of care, cooperation, and compassion enables children to find personal meaning in learning, grow at their developmental pace, and cultivate a feeling of self-worth for who they are and how they learn.

The shift in perspective gained will open the door to the use of creative solutions applicable to ALL students with focus on skill building which addresses the misconception that one-size-fits-all.

During this SEPTA presentation you will learn about:

  • Students with Range of Different Learning Styles
  • Challenges in Today’s Schools
  • Shift in Perspective Gained To Open Door to Creative Solutions
  • Viewing the “Whole-Child”
  • “Disability” Statistics and the Need for Strength-Based Learning
  • Skill Building Through Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS)
  • Different Abilities and Needs Depiction
  • One-Size-Does-Not-Fit-All – Issues and Opportunities

Interactive presentation with Q&A throughout. Resource information provided.