“2e: Twice Exceptional” Screening in San Francisco

February 13, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Innovation Hangar (formerly The Exploratorium) at the Palace of Fine Arts
3601 Lyon St
San Francisco, CA 94123
$10 ADVANCE SALE (plus Eventbrite fees) / $12 AT THE DOOR / CHILDREN UNDER 12 FREE
Tom Ropelewski


The film has a running time of 54 minutes.  Please plan to stay afterwards for a panel discussion with filmmaker Thomas Ropelewski and distinguished guests Susan Baum, Ph.D and Dr. Dan Peters.

This screening will be held at the Innovation Hangar Theater. It is located on the north end of the building, across from the Marina, off Marina Blvd. Nearest access is through the old Exploratorium entrance.

Additional parking is available at the Marina and Crissy Field.

The Panelists:

sue27sphoto20140703at11.29.06amcopySusan Baum, Ph.D. is the Director of The 2e Center for Research and Professional Development at Bridges Academy. She has over 30 years experience in public schools as a classroom teacher, special education teacher, teacher of the gifted, learning disabilities specialist, and educational consultant. Recently her writing and research has focused on the importance of talent development for all students. Her books include: Creativity 1,2,3Chi Square, Pie Charts and Me; and To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled: Strategies for Helping Gifted Students with LD, ADHD. She serves on the advisory board of The 2e Newsletter and Smart Kidswith LD newsletter. In addition, Dr. Baum is a Past President and Founder of the Association for the Education of Gifted Underachieving Students (AEGUS).

danpetersheadshot900199x3002Dan Peters, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist, author, and Co-Founder/Executive Director of the Summit Center in California. He is the author of Make Your Worrier a Warrior: A Guide to Conquering Your Child’s Fears. In addition, he is co-author (with Dr. Susan Daniels) of Raising Creative Kids. Dr. Peters is a regular contributor to Huffington Post.com and Psychology Today. He serves on the California Association for the Gifted (CAG)Advisory Board, the Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted (SENG) Editorial Board, and the Advisory Board for the 2e Center for Research and Professional Development at Bridges Academy.

tomphotoFilmmaker Thomas Ropelewski has worked as a writer and director in film and television. Credits include Madhouse, Loverboy, Look Who’s Talking Now and The Next Best Thing. Ropelewski also produced Child of Giants: My Journey with Maynard Dixon and Dorothea Lange , which has been screened at film festivals, colleges and museums aroundtheworld, as well as on KCET’s “TrulyCA” documentary series.

Adds Ropelewski: “I am also the parent of a twice-exceptional son (he’s intellectually gifted – that’s the first exception – but with a learning difference – ADHD – that’s the second). Although the concept of twice-exceptionality has evolved over the past half-century, I hadn’t heard of it until I discovered Bridges Academy. I had no idea there was a small but passionate network of educators around the country who were developing curricula that focused on the strengths of these unique students while also helping them address their challenges. Most importantly, these teachers were helping students identify and develop their talents and passions. They were defining these kids by their strengths – what they can do, often brilliantly – instead of by their weaknesses.”

We hope you’ll join us for this very special event!  For more information please visit www.2emovie.com.