Gifted Education Awareness Week 2012 begins on Monday 27th February.
If you have any news, please let us know and we will post it here. For the moment, here is what is planned:
Monday 27th February
Press release sent to national newspapers.
8.30pm to 9.30pm, #edchatie: Fred Boss of the Irish teachers twitter chat, #edchatie, has kindly agreed to devote this week’s chat to the topic: “gifted children inside and outside the classroom”. Much of the talk around giftedness comes from parents, so it will be very interesting to hear teacher’s views on the subject. Here is an excellent description of #edchatie from Seomra Ranga.
Twitter keep changing their look, so our twitter guide is in need of updating. However, you will get the gist of what it’s about, how to set up an account and how to participate in a chat here.
Transcript of #edchatie. A lively chat, well worth a read!
Tuesday 28th February
A leaflet and flyer emailed to the Special Needs Coordinator at all schools for dissemination to colleagues and possibly printing for display on staff noticeboards:
Tuesday 28th Feb to Friday 2nd March
A series of blogposts written by some of our international friends:
5 Ways to Survive Raising a Gifted Child by Jen Merrill
My Country Is the World by Roya Klingner
Gifted Education in South Korea by Gifted Phoenix
A Short Introduction to Gifted Children for Primary Teachers by Peter Lydon
Saturday 3rd March
We are honoured to have an article written by Dr Tracy Cross specially for Gifted Education Awareness Week: Common Endogenous Characteristics of Students With Gifts and Talents. This is well worth reading by both teachers and parents.
CTYI annual conference, 9.30am to 5pm, DCU. Theme: Meeting the Needs of Children Inside and Outside the Classroom. Registration form available here.
Full details and conference 2012 timetable
We will have a table at the conference and a room for use at the lunchbreak so that people can find us for a chat. Be sure and drop by to say hello.