Over & Out : An Innovative Look at OVERexcitabilities Using OUT-of-the-Box Strategies


Go beyond identifying overexcitabilities, embrace them! Experience ways to help students gain an appreciation for both their own and others’ unique blend of sensual, psychomotor, intellectual, imaginational and emotional overexcitabilities through creative self-expression and reflection. Attendees will discuss the five overexcitabilities classified by Kazmirez Dabrowski and then visit classrooms to identify the overexcitabilities within the IGNITE! learning environment. After a fabulous luncheon presentation, the workshop attendees will participate in activities that they can take back to their classrooms to help students be more aware of both their own and their peer’s overexcitabilities.


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C RaymondCarol Raymond, MEd
currently serves as the Director of Assessment & Special Programs, Professional Practice Coordinator, STEM Instructor and SENG Advisor at EA Young Academy. Carol has experience as a gifted and talented specialist, classroom teacher, elementary music specialist, and private music instructor.  Her degrees in music performance (BM), elementary music education (BME) and gifted education (MEd) provide a unique blend of expertise in the development of E.A. Young’s curricular and special programs. Prior to coming to Young, she authored numerous differentiated math and science units and created the social/emotional curriculum for Hardin Simmons University’s summer gifted program, “Threshold.”  Her passion area is implementing methods to meet the social and emotional needs of her students through challenging and appropriate academic pursuits.
Professionally, Carol serves on the American Mensa Gifted Youth Committee and is a member of the TAGT Communications Committee and is active in the TAGT Research Division where she has previously served as an officer.  She frequently presents at TAGT conferences in areas of parent education, social/emotional needs of the gifted and curriculum differentiation. While completing her graduate degree, Mrs. Raymond received the Mensa Education Foundation Scholarship as well as the NAGC A. Henry Passow Teacher Scholarship.  Carol also serves as a SENG Model Parent Group (SMPG) Facilitator. Her nationwide research study regarding the effectiveness of the SMPG model was recognized as the top Non-Doctoral Completed Research at the 2011 NAGC Graduate Gala. An article based on this research but adapted for parents was published in the SENGvine and is also featured in Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted: 30 Essays on Giftedness, 30 Years of SENG.