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Arete Academy’s Professional Learning Program

Arete Academy offers the following professional learning programs and consultation opportunities. We are also open to creating a custom option with your specific needs in mind. Arete strives to be a resource for those in the broader community interested in learning more about ways to serve the needs of twice-exceptional students.

Option 1: Learning Together

Who? Educators, parents, administrators, and those with an interest in learning more about twice-exceptional learners and programming.

What? This program is the most comprehensive training program offered by Arete Academy. We offer a 1.5 day program which allows participants to see and hear what twice-exceptional programming means for our students, staff, and families. This program begins with an overview of our program and tour of the school. The next day, participants will join us for the school day which will include classroom observations, training sessions provided by our teachers and team leaders, discussion and opportunities for Q & A. Lunch will be provided. Certificate for CEUs available.

When? 3-5pm Tuesday / 8:45-3:30 Wednesday*

Cost? $300/person (up to 6 individuals)

Option 2: What We’ve Learned

Who? Educators, parents, administrators, and those with an interest in learning more about twice-exceptional learners and programming.

What? This five-hour training will provide participants with a more in-depth look at the program at Arete Academy. Our teachers will share what has worked, what hasn’t, and some general advice for teaching 2e learners. This program will include a school tour, presentations, observations, and time for discussion. Lunch will be provided. Certificate for CEUs available.

When? 10:00 am-3pm Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday*

Cost? $250/person (up to 6 individuals)

Option 3: Tour and Consult

Who? Educators, parents, administrators, and those with an interest in learning more about twice-exceptional learners and programming.

What? This two hour program begins with a tour of the school and ends with a personal consult with our Founder/Executive Director and a team leader. It will focus on your personal questions and answers related to twice-exceptional students and programs.

When? 10am-12pm Tuesdays, Thursdays on a request-only basis.*

Cost? $225/person (up to 3 individuals)

Option 4: How We  Started a 2e School

Dr. Leah Brzezinski will be offering a one-of-a-kind mini-conference in the Spring of 2019 for those interested in starting a school for twice-exceptional learners.  Teachers, board members, and parents will share their experiences from the last five years. Curriculum, program development, social/emotional/behavioral strategies, finding teachers and administrators, finance, fundraising, and the legal aspects of starting a 2e school will be discussed.  Those with serious interest should email Jamie Teigen (email) to learn more about dates and cost for this special opportunity.

How to Participate

Contact Jamie Teigen (email) with inquiries or to schedule a professional development program or consultation that suits your needs. She can work with you to find dates that work best.