The 25th Global Virtual Meeting for Gifted Education - October 27th 2012

Heads up! The Global Center for Gifted and Talented Children is holding the next "Global Virtual Meeting for Gifted Education in Second Life", October 27th 2012 at 9 p.m. CEST. Invited speaker is Ginger Lewman(USA).

 Titel: "Creating Schools that Kindle the Inner Fires of Learning" 

 In schools today, it's time to consider Passion-Based and Project-Based Learning for our high-ability and gifted kids. How does PBL shift the focus of learning in the classroom from teacher-centered to student-centered and how can we foster these types of programs in our own schools? Participants in this session will be introduced to the PBL concept of “Optimal Ambiguity” as a prime state for helping students to begin to take charge of their own learning, their own creativity, and their own lives. 

Ginger Lewman: Ginger is an education consultant with ESSDACK, an educational service center in Hutchinson, Kansas, USA. She specializes in Project Based Learning, Technology Integration, Gifted and High-Ability Learners, and Creativity. She is formerly the Director of Turning Point Learning Center, where for half a decade, she worked to create a rich learning environment utilizing Project Based Learning and 1:1 laptops with a Democratic approach to learning. Online networks have been the key to making it all work!

Twitter: @GingerLewman