The Global Virtual Meeting for Gifted Education

Heads up! The Global Center for Gifted and Talented Children is holding the next "Global Virtual Meeting for Gifted Education in Second Life", April 26th 2014 at 9 p.m. CEST. Invited speaker is Cynthia Z Hansen (USA).

Titel of Presentation:  "When LaZy Doesn't Make Sense: How Executive Functions Impact our Brightest Children"

 Cindy Z Hansen, M.Ed is an Educational Therapist specializing in Executive Functions and the Twice-Exceptional child. She is also a trained SENG Parent Support Group Facilitator, and was recently added to the Social-Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) Honor Roll for her work with students at Ojai Valley School.
She received her Masters of Education and Teaching Certificates from UCLA and her post-masters certificate in Gifted and Talented Education from UCSB. 
Ms. Hansen has been invited to present strategy workshops on Twice Exceptional Children, Social-Emotional Intensities, Time Management Skills, and Executive Skill delays, dysfunctions and solutions, to parents, teachers, and administrators at Southern California Best Practices Professional Development workshops, the California Association for the Gifted Convention; Association of Educational Therapists National Convention; and the International Convention for the National Association for Gifted Children. This summer she is honored to be presenting a workshop at the 2014 SENG Convention in San Mateo, CA.

 

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Titel of Presentation: "Why the human element is important for online teaching!"

 
Brief Outline of Session:
Online education can offer the opportunity of an individualized or group learning experience to a wide audience on a wide variety of topics. However, because education does not happen in isolation, online learning needs to focus on the human element. Learn how to integrate high touch with high tech to maintain the interest, momentum and commitment in a virtual community of learners, which is dependent upon a technology that is not always seamless. 

 
Brief Biography:
Monita Leavitt, Ph.D., educator of gifted children for 25 years, works as an international education specialist and teacher trainer of gifted students. Dr. Leavitt has presented lectures and workshops for Nord Anglia, ECHA (European Council of High Abilities), the Asia-Pacific Gifted Conference, and both National and World Gifted Conferences. A former Academic Dean at Dartmouth College and Yale University for SIG (Summer Institute of the Gifted), Dr. Leavitt currently teaches online SIG courses for teachers and high ability students. Author of Building a Gifted Program: Identifying and Educating Gifted Students in Your School (2007); contributing author of the NBPTS Exceptional Needs Standards (National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, 2010) and co-author of Let it Flow (pending publication Germany 2014).

 

Date

Invited  Speaker

Time

1

January 25th 2014

 Dr. Leticia Hahn (USA)

9pm German time

2

February 22nd 2014

 Roya Klingner (Germany)

9pm German time

3

March 29th 2014

 Dr. Monita Leavitt (USA)

9pm German time

4

April 26th 2014

 Cynthia Z Hansen (USA)

9pm German time

5

May 24th 2014

 Dr. Bonnie Cramond (USA)

9pm German time

6

June 28th 2014

 Dr. Jude Matyo-Cepero (USA)

9pm German time

7

July  26th 2014

Josh Shaine (USA)

9pm German time

8

August 23rd 2014

 Dr. Brenda George (USA) and Dr. Richard Cash (USA)

9pm German time

9

September 27th 2014

 Dr. Susan Nikakis (Australia)

9pm German time

10

October 25th 2014

 Rosnick Karen (USA)

9pm German time

11

November 22th 2014

 Dr. Gillian I. Eriksson (USA)

9pm German time

12

December 13th 2014

 Roya Klingner (Austria)

9pm German time


 

About the Event:

Exploring the possibilities of Gifted Education in Second Life The purpose of the conference is to cultivate a global virtual meeting, sharing knowledge and experience about gifted education for students, educators, teachers and parents. The concept for these meetings was created by Roya Klingner, head and founder of the Bavarian Center for Gifted and Talented Children and the first meeting was held in August 2010.

The event is open for everyone free of charge.

 We hope that you can join us for this global movement for a better future for Gifted and Talented Children around the world.

 Here are some informations how to join us: 

1. Please create an avatar in secondlife (http://secondlife.com/whatis/avatar/?lang=en-US
2. Send us your avatar´s name 
3. To participate in this meeting you need a headset. 
4. The meeting will take place in http://slurl.com/secondlife/Degar/229/86/59

Goal of the Event:

Exploring the possibilities of Gifted Education in Second Life The purpose of the conference is to cultivate a global virtual meeting, sharing knowledge and experience about gifted education for students, educators, teachers and parents. Additional lectures by different presenters are planned.

Support us:

Hosting and preparing the event takes a lot of time and money. So far we have paid for everything by ourselves. If you would like to support us you can do so by using the 'Donate'-button below the menu! By donating you help us keeping this event free of charge for everybody!

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The Global Virtual Meeting for Gifted Education