Speaking

…also guest writing and professional development….

 

“The feedback on your session was very strong. I’m glad you were able to present such critical information.”

–Wendy Behrens, MN Department of Education

In the past few years, I have been invited to present at conferences and conventions all over the country. My passions are sharing information and insights related to gifted youth, as well as providing tools for teens—and the adults who care about them—that strengthen advocacy skills.

NAGC–National Association for Gifted Children 2011: Help Build the NAGC GLBTQ SIG
2012:
Embracing Difference: Constructing Positive Gifted-GLBTQ Identities
Shared Advocacy Strategies for Marginalized Gifted Groups
MCGT–MN Council for the Gifted and Talented 2011: Supporting the Unique Needs of Gifted-GLBTQ Youth
2012: Embracing Difference: Constructing Positive Gifted Identities
2013: Gap Years: Time “Off” is Not Time Wasted
2014: Different and Underserved: How Can We Support ALL Our Gifted Youth?
American Mensa 2012: Nature of Gifted-GLBTQ Youth and Adults
2014: Update on Nature/Supporting the Unique Needs of Gifted-GLBTQ Youth and Adults
MEGT–MN Educators for the Gifted and Talented 2014: Supporting the Unique Needs of Gifted-GLBTQ Youth
MN Department of Education 2014: Supporting the Unique Needs of Gifted-GLBTQ Youth
Hormel Foundation G/T Education Symposium (invitation only) 2014: Supporting the Unique Needs of Gifted-GLBTQ Youth

Sample Presentation Topics

  • Supporting the Unique Needs of Students who are Gifted and GLBTQ
  • Embracing Difference: Constructing Positive Gifted/GLBTQ Identities
  • Gap Years: Time Off is Not Time Wasted
  • NAGC GLBTQ SIG: A New Way to Spell Support
  • Legitimate Identities: Gifted GLBTQ Youth and Accelerated Self-Awareness

Deborah Ruf, PhD, High Intelligence SpecialistDeborah Ruf, PhD, High Intelligence Specialist

“Teresa has been a trusted resource for my client families, someone whose work and knowledge of how to support the development of highly intelligent children is unparalleled.”

Articles

Editors of newsletters have also invited me to write for their publications, both on broad topics related to gifted youth and on topics specific to gifted/GLBTQ youth.

If your school district, g/t educators’ group, parents’ organization, or local Mensa chapter would like to schedule a presentation/workshop or engage my writing services, please Contact Me.

Speaking fees will vary, depending on the event, travel involved, and length of presentation/workshop desired. Writing fees are negotiated based on the project.

G-Squared© Blog

This is a place where I periodically write about issues developing around LGBTQ folks–mostly youth, but not always.

I invite you to check back once in a while, to see what’s new. Feel free to weigh in—respectfully, please—on ideas you see posted there.

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