This week’s special guest was Mrs. Jo Freitag of Gifted Resources in Australia and author of Sprite’s Site (blog). We discussed the use of De Bono’s Six Action Shoes Program as applied to gifted programs and in particular to Twice-Exceptional children. A full transcript of the chat may be found here.
Our special guest this week was Stacia Taylor. Stacia is the founder of Texas Parents of the Profoundly Gifted and the Vice Chair for the Parent & Community Advocates Division of the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented. This year’s TAGT Annual Parent Conference will be held in Houston on December 6th. This year’s keynote address will be given by Dr. Temple Grandin. Because there are no geographical limitations, anyone can attend the conference. A link to the registration form may be found here.
One of the subjects we discussed during the chat was why parents should become involved in advocacy at the state level. Stacia told us that, “State gifted organizations provide more local access and critical mass. You need people to affect change. It gives you a network of people in a similar situation who understand the laws & issues for your area. It is a conduit for learning and helping others to understand the issues of the gifted population ” Mary Lovell, Chair of TAGT’s Parent & Community Advocates Division added, “There are lots of reasons – one is that administrations listen to thoughtful parent groups more carefully than singletons.” A full transcript may be found here.
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