2e Monthly Chat for Parents and Educators

Inquire at info@gc-sage.org.

SAGE is pleased to host the SAGE 2e Monthly Chat for parents and educators of twice-exceptional learners (students who are gifted AND have another learning difference (as described on the TEA GT Equity page). 

  • 2e Chat is on hold due to school closure.
  • Day: Usually every second Tuesday of the month. Please check @GCSAGE Facebook Events to confirm the meeting is still on. 
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: Market Street, 2nd Floor dining area; feel free to eat dinner during the chat.
  • Format: The 2e Monthly Chat will be informal. Attend when you can, and feel free to come and go. The topic will be whatever the group would like to discuss regarding twice-exceptional students. We will gauge the group on the needs and what people would like from the group.
  • Who can attend? Anyone can attend and you are not required to be a SAGE member. Parents and educators are invited. Let’s be a resource to one another; share ideas, experiences and resources — so we don’t feel alone on the 2e journey!
  • Please email info@gc-sage.org for further details.

The first 2e Monthly Chat was Tuesday, October 8, 2019.

Texas Education Agency Definition of 2e:

A “twice-exceptional learner” is a child or youth who performs at — or shows the potential for performing at — a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment and who:

  1. exhibits high performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area;
  2. possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or
  3. excels in a specific academic field (TEC 29.121).

…and who also gives evidence of one or more disabilities as defined by federal or state eligibility (IDEA, 2004) (300.8) (Section 504) criteria such as:

  • learning disabilities;
  • speech and language disorders;
  • emotional/behavioral disorders;
  • physical disabilities;
  • traumatic brain injury;
  • autism spectrum disorder; or
  • other health impairments such as ADHD.

GCISD Council of PTAs Exceptional Children Committee

In 2019-2020, SAGE participated in the formation of the GCISD Council of PTAs Exceptional Children Committee to connect parents & groups supporting their students in areas of Special Education, Gifted Ed, ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia (READ), Down’s Syndrome, 2e, and Medically Fragile.

Where our groups’ missions overlap, we’d like to coordinate efforts, particularly in the areas of 2e and “gifted plus.” SAGE welcomes your feedback and participation. We are always looking for ways SAGE can lead & collaborate within our community.

Want to know more? Search for @GCISDecc on Facebook. The ECC has the backing of the superintendent; it was formally announced and represented at a school board meeting in Fall 2019, at PTA Council Founder’s Day in February 2020, and was represented at the district LEAP event on Feb. 29, 2020.

Recent 2e News from SAGE

Twice-Exceptional (or 2e) Resources

Please let us know if you have additional resources to add to this list.


SAGE Twice-Exceptional Resources 11.13.18

Definition of Twice-Exceptional Learners- TEA

Twice-Exceptional Students- Strengths + Challenges

The Exceptionality of Being Twice-Exceptional

7 Myths About Twice-Exceptional (2e) Students

Twice-Exceptional Students

Famous People Who Are-Were Twice-Exceptional Students

Twice-Exceptional- Smart Kids with Learning Difference