Dr. Brian Housand was our most recent guest on #gtchat. Brian is an associate professor at East Carolina University, previous Chair of Computers and Technology Network at the NAGC, a member of the Board of Directors at the NAGC and a nationally recognized speaker at gifted conferences. He will be speaking at TAGT ’12 in Dallas at the end of this month. He specializes in technology in the classroom and chat abounded with many useful links to tech tools and apps.
Brian’s interest in gifted education peaked when he attended his first NAGC conference in 2000. He did his graduate work at 3 Summers Master Program at UCONN and received his PhD there as well along with his wife, Angela Housand. He studied under the tutelage of Joseph Renzulli, Sally Reis, Del Siegle and others. Even today, he returns to his alma mater for Confratute and Imagine summer camp every year. Brian considers himself a ‘Proud Geek’!
In sharing his philosophy of gifted education, Brian said that he “deeply believes that we should be providing a continuum of services for our gifted students. We must provide them with exposure to a wide variety of experiences designed specifically to spur their curiosity. We then need to provide the space and support for them to explore and develop their talents. That being said, I also believe that they need to be allowed to go as far as they want to through the curriculum.”
From Slideshare: Creating Your Digital Footprint
Brian at Classroom 2.0 http://goo.gl/HqB4P
Abstract: “The Effects of Using Renzulli Learning on Student Achievement”
Brians’s Prezi: 21st Century Skills: Learning & Innovation
EGOR East Carolina Gifted Online Resources
Confratute 2013 July 14th – 19th at UCONN
60 in 60 by @brianhousand
On Friday, October 5th, #gtchat hosted the first in a series of chats with speakers at the upcoming TAGT ’12 Conference in Dallas, TX this November 28th through the 30th which will include both educators and parents. Participants at chat were from 13 states and 4 countries.
Dr. Carolyn Coil was our guest and she talked about two presentations she will be giving at the conference ~ “21st Century Self-Management Skills for Gifted Students” and “Advanced Activities/Assessments Focusing on Rigor, Higher-Level Thinking & Problem Solving”. Carolyn’s remarks were well received by chat participants with many retweets throughout the session. Brian Housand, a former student of Carolyn’s and a speaker at the TAGT Conference, was present and added many valuable comments as well.
Carolyn Coil’s website
An Introduction to Differentiation (Carolyn Coil’s Blog)
Ideas on ProjectBasedLearning from Edutopia