A lively discussion was engaged in during this week’s chat. I’m hopeful that new light was shed on unschooling and the philosophy behind it. Participants included people from 16 states and 7 countries proving that this was a topic with global appeal. Although we chatted about unschooling in general, we also discussed why unschooling and homeschooling are so attractive to parents of gifted children. Mika Gustavson of Gifted Matters described unschooling as “Child-led learning; life-relevant learning; relevant-to-the-child learning.” A full transcript of the chat may be found here.
Two announcements were made during gtchat this past week. First, the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented will be powering our chat for the upcoming year. Many thanks to the folks at Texas Gifted, the Board of Directors and to J.J. Colburn, Executive Director for all they do and for their contribution to continuing the conversation within the global gifted community. Second, on June 7th at 7PM ET, #gtchat is pleased to welcome our first teen guest, Ms. Calista Frederick-Jaskiewicz, CEO of @OrigamiSalami1. We will spotlight Calista in an upcoming blog post!
Once again, #gtchat became a trending topic on Twitter. Our thanks to all the great contributors who attend chat each week and provide such a strong presence on Twitter. We couldn’t do it without you!
Gifted Homeschooler Forum’s Unschooling Blog Hop
This week’s chat centered on Instructional Strategies for Gifted Education. Although there were many more strategies that could have been discussed, we concentrated on Assessment, Grouping, Differentiation, PBL (Problem/Project-based), Socratic Learning & RtI (Response to Intervention). The transcript can be found here.
Instructional Strategies for Gifted Learners (Livebinders)
Instructional Strategies for the Gifted (Gifted Dev Ctr) (.pdf)
Tips for Teachers: Successful Strategies for Teaching Gifted Learners ( @DavidsonGifted )
Programming Options and Instructional Strategies ( @DukeTIP )
Reading Strategies for Advanced Primary Readers (Kingore) (.pdf)
Gifted Instructional Strategies (Prezi)
Differentiation for High Ability Learners (Slideshare)
The Educator’s Guild from @DavidsonGifted
Assessments from Cybraryman1
Differentiated Instruction from Cybraryman1
Teaching Strategies to Educate Gifted Children (Slideshare)
Project-Based Learning from Cybraryman1
Problem-Based Learning (Creative Thinking) from Cybraryman1
Socratic Seminar from Cybraryman1
Response to Intervention from Cybraryman1