Workshops, Presentations & Events


Parent Awareness
Complex Outliers


2023 May: Institute for Educational Advancement: “Nurturing complex outliers across the lifespan: Human Development perspectives.” (Invited Speaker)

2022 Nov: Teaching and Education Summit 2022:

What does an Education 4.0 model that meets Industry 4.0 requirements look like?” (Invited Speaker)

2022 Nov: National Association for Gifted Children.

“Social-Emotional Support post-COVID” (Invited Panelist)

“Evening the math playing field in early public education for gifted low-income and ELL students.” (Presenter)

2022 Oct: IAGC’s 27th Annual Conference: Voyage 2022

Gifted Asian American Underachievement – Data desegregation and Local Norms Considerations. ” (Presenter)

Mentorship: Key to Lifespan Health – Parent, Mentee, and Academic Perspectives.” (Host & Panelist)

Transforming Information into Practical Insights: Neuroscience, Psychology & Developmental Science .” (Presenter)

2022 Oct: Schools of the Future (SOTF) Conference:

“Visualizing differentiation for complex outliers: Introduction to the NestLE guiding framework.” (Presenter)

2022 Sept: GHF Expert Series (Invited Guest)

2022 July: The 15th International Dabrowski Congress 2022

“1st Generation South East Asian American self and parental reflections on Positive Disintegration.” (Presenter)

2022 July: Epsilon Camp Parent Session

“Building solid foundations: Understanding and nurturing complex outliers across the lifespan.” (Invited Speaker)

2022 July: SENG Annual Conference:

“Wellbeing and resilience for the gifted: Narratives from multiple perspectives.” (Host & Panelist)

“O’Kelley Legends & the importance of mentors.” (Host & Panelist)

2022 June: K-12 Expansion into Higher Education: Conversations on the future of learning with Silver Lining for Learning. (Invited Guest)

2022 June: GHF Annual Conference:

“Mentors are key: Parental, researcher and student perspective” [O’ Kelley Legends: 2e Behind The Scenes Documentary Excerpt & Panel Discussion] (Host & Panelist)

Range: Culturally diverse parental narratives on twice-exceptional, profoundly gifted, and profoundly gifted twice-exceptional children and teens.” (Host & Panelist)

“Building solid parenting foundations : 3 key interdisciplinary insights from neuroscience, psychology and developmental science.” (Presenter)

2022 May: Ministry of Education, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: “Modern Trends in Caring for the Gifted.” (Invited Lecturer)

2022 April: Cal State LA University, CA: “O’Kelley Legends & the importance of mentors.” (Host & Panelist)

2022 April: National Summit for Educational Equity – Pathways to an Equitable Workforce. Twice and thrice exceptional learner-teacher success by transforming information into insight:  Introduction to the N.E.S.T! visual guiding framework. (Presenter)

2022 March: Annual Gifted Education Policy Symposium and Conference: Pre-Conference Panel on Diversity in Gifted Education Research:

” Asian Americans, Pacific islanders & AAPI Communities” (Invited Panelist)

2022 Feb-March: 60th Annual CAG Educator & Administrator Conference, California Association for the Gifted (CAG): “2e 101″ The Basics: Understanding 2e learners and how to meet their needs.” (Invited Panelist)

2022 Feb: Baylor University GT Parent Conference: “Social-emotional support: Empowerment through parent groups.” (Co-presenter)

2022 Feb: William & Mary 2e Conference:

“NEST! guiding framework: visualizing 2e learner-teacher success.” (Presenter)

“Differentiation Squared: Moving towards holistic embodied education of 2e learners.” (Co-presenter)

2022 Feb: Gift-a-Palooza 2022 Conference: “Holistic development of complex outliers across the lifespan: Creating strong foundations through NEST! 1-2-3.” (Invited Presenter)

2022 Feb: 48th Annual Conference, Arizona Association of Gifted and Talented (AAGT):

Get Used to a Moving Target: Understanding 2e learners across the life span.” (Presenter)

“Holistic data visualization to foster 2e learner-teacher success: Introduction to the NEST! guiding framework.” (Presenter)

2021 Dec: giftED21 (Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented) Annual Conference: “Differentiation Squared: Strategies for Struggling Gifted Students.” (Co-presenter)

2021 Dec: SENG Mini-Conference: Thriving in the New Normal: Building solid positive communications with neurodiverse children through visuals and key neuro-psychological insights.” (Presenter)

2021 Dec: Young Scholars Academy: YSA Enrolled-Parent-Only Family Discussion.: “Nurturing complex outliers holistically across the lifespan: Building solid foundations.“(Presenter)

2021 Nov: 5th International Conference on Advanced Research in Education, Teaching, and Learning. Amsterdam, Netherlands: “Guiding Framework to Educate Children with High Potential and Disabilities: Integrating Brain Targeted Teaching and Strength-based Pedagogy.” (Keynote)

2021 Oct: Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) SENGinar: “From Guidance to Action: Helping GT Families Organize to Change Policies in Public Schools and Meet Gifted Needs.” (Co-presenter)

2021 Oct: 26th Illinois Association for Gifted Children (IAGC) Conference:Fostering 2e Student Success Through a Brain-Targeted Teaching Framework.”  (Presenter)

2021 Sept: Gifted Homeschoolers Forum: “Parenting through development and collaborative communication.”

2021 August: PG Retreat: “Dual Differentiation Workshop.” (Co-presenter)

2021 July-August: World Council for Gifted and Talented Children (WCGTC) Biennial World Conference: “Mission (Im)Possible: Parenting Twice-Exceptional Children Holistically through an Ecological Framework.” (Presenter)

2021 July: Pre-conference APA certified workshop SENG Annual Conference: “From Guidance to Action: Helping GT Families Organize to Change Policies in Public Schools and Meet Gifted Needs.” (Co-presenter)

2021 July: 16th International Conference: Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. (Oxford, UK). “Multi-systems Perspective on Understanding Twice-exceptionality.” (Presenter)

2021 July: SENG Annual Conference: ” #SMPGfamchat .” (Co-host)

2021 June: Gifted Education Family Network Interview with Dr. Nicole Tetreault. (Host)

2021 June: Bridges Graduate School Of Cognitive Diversity in Education: “Learning, Development, Multi-systems: Relations with Twice-exceptionality.” (Keynote)

2021 June: Gifted Homeschoolers Forum (GHF) Conference: “Lunch Table Talk – Curriculum & Resources.” (Panelist)

2021 May: Conversations with the Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented (CAGT) Series: “Collaborative Nurturance of Gifted Outliers Through Strong Educator-Parent-Practitioner Relationships.” (Co-presenter)

2021 May: International Conference on Advanced Research in Education Teaching Learning (Paris, France): “Understanding Twice-exceptionality (2e): A Multi-systems Perspective.” (Presenter)

2021 May: Denver Mensa 2021 Speaker Series: “Masterpieces in progress: understanding twice-exceptionality through Visuals and Metaphors.” (Invited Speaker)

2021 April: The New Minds Podcast: More than an Acronym: A Journey through 2E with Dr. Lin Lim.

2021 April: TPPG Annual Texas A&M Physics Festival Gathering: Transitions of the Gifted Journey. (Co-presenter)

2021 March: MTO Shahmaghsoudi Global Roundtable Discussion of Women. (Panelist)

2021 February: Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) SENGinar: “Mission IMPossible: Transform 2e and Neuroscience Knowledge into Action.” (Presenter – Webinar). Recording.

2021 January: SENG SMPG Global online 2e family outreach. (Facilitator)

2020 December: Gifted Education Family Network: Dr Collin’s “What does Giftedness Look like?” (Co-host)

2020 July: Bright and Quirky. “Essential School Strategies for Twice Exceptional Students.” (Panelist)

2020 July: C&!.”Weathering the Storm: Uniting for Gifted Education in Uncertain Times.” ( GEFN Presenter/Facilitator)

2020 June: 2e Conference, Bridges Graduate School of Cognitive Diversity “2e Parents, Get Used to a Moving Target!” (Interactive Workshop Presenter)

2020 April: Texas Parents of the Profoundly Gifted. “Weathering the Storm: Uniting for Gifted Education in Uncertain Times.” (GEFN Presenter)

2020 February: GT Parent Conference, Baylor Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development. “Protect and Improve your District’s GT Program: How Parents Can Get Started.” (Panelist)

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“A SENG parent group dedicated to twice exceptional!  I was able to relax into the experience with parents who understood and resources that mattered. A space to support, share, and learn.  Skillful facilitation included a discussion summary each week. Convenient digital format allowed connecting with parents in other locations that was enriching.”

Michelle, Global 2e SMPG participant (Texas, USA)

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