The 41st Global Virtual Meeting for Gifted Education - February, 23rd 2014

Heads up! The Global Center for Gifted and Talented Children is holding the next "Global Virtual Meeting for Gifted Education in Second Life", February 22nd 2014 at 9 p.m. CEST. Invited speaker is Roya Klingner.

Roya Klingner is the Head & Founder of Bavarian Center for Gifted & Talented Children (2008) & the Global Center for Gifted & Talented Children (2012). She is the German Delegate in World Council for Gifted & Talented Children, member of the General Committee ECHA & member of International Research Association for Talent Development and Excellence, Liaison of SENG, Lecturer at the Univ. Erlangen & Univ. Munich. Roya has an unique & diverse background, having worked in all year levels & many specialist areas during a career in both Government & Independent schools in different countries & cultures over the past years. Her philosophy as an educator is a reflection of current best-practice teaching & learning. She has experience in the development and application of Professional Learning programs, assisting & supporting staff to implement new & innovative programs into their classrooms. She is a Solution Oriented Therapist. She holds an ECHA certification, Specialist in Gifted Education from the University of Nijmegan in Netherland. The first president of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, Dr. Iraj Broomand, started a program for gifted and talented children in Iran 36 years ago. At that time, Roya was a little girl, who was different from other children of the same age. Her kindergarten teacher noticed her giftedness & advised her parents to send her to that school. After the iranian revolution she was forced to visit a "normal" school, where she was bored and unhappy. These experiences motivated her to find ways to spare other gifted children from making the same sad experiences. Her main interests in the field of talent development & excellence, underachievement, teacher trainings, development of creativity & solution oriented counseling for Gifted & Talented children. Her goal now is to support & help Gifted & Talented Children around the world. She has been invited speaker in Germany, Austria, Iran, Spain, UK, Ukraine, France, China, Turkey,...

Titel: "Developing Creativity in Gifted Children"