When Twice-Exceptional Students Become the Experts

Allowing gifted and twice-exceptional students to build on their strengths and deeply pursue their greatest interests not only provides opportunities for them to experience significant academic and creative growth and success, but also an avenue to demonstrate and share their expertise with peers, thus providing additional experiential opportunities.

High school students William and Dylan are filmmakers. Each of their projects in Bridges Academy's Young Expert Program (Badges), which gives students the opportunity to engage with individualized learning in an area of interest, involves writing, directing, editing, and producing their own original films. Not only are these part of their work at Bridges Academy, but they also were used for ...

 

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About Jon Baum

Jon Baum is manager of content development at Bridges Academy and head of site and editorial operations at 2e News. He previously has served as a writer and editor for ESPN.com, Yahoo! Sports, and GOOD Magazine