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Building a Gifted Education PLN

Building a Gifted Education PLN brought together participants from 19 states and 8 countries. The chat centered on the what, who, how and why of Personal Learning Networks. A full transcript may be found here.

Our favorite quotes from the chat include:

Krissy Venosdale@ktvee

“You may think you don’t need a PLN, but that’s just because you don’t realize what you are missing by not having one.”

Jerry Blumengarten@cybraryman1

“Everyone should be included in your PLN: students, parents, educators (teachers, counselors & administrators), community members.”

toby brown@tbbrwn

“Part of the power of the PLN is the global connection. LOVE the ability to erase miles and flatten the planet to facilitate convos.”

Links:

Gifted Education Livebinder

Creating on Online PLN in Gifted Education from @MaryStGeorge

The Power of a PLN for Educators of Gifted Learners

Social Media and Gifted Advocacy

The Global Classroom Project Our Year on Skype from @Elle_Gifted

Can Social Media Help Overcome the Problems We Face in Gifted Education? From @GiftedPhoenix

The Professional Learning Network Phenomenon

Why You Need Time to Make Time for a PLN

Gifted Resources Newsletter

Gifted and Talented Ireland

Cybraryman’s PLN Page  

35 Ways To Build Your Personal Learning Network Online

Cybraryman’s Twitter Page

Cybraryman’s Gifted PLN Stars

Irish Gifted Education Blog

Cybraryman’s Educational Chats

Cybraryman’s Student-Centered Classrooms

Analysis of Personal Learning Networks (Slideshare)

The Twitter Experience: The Role of Twitter in the Formation and Maintenance of Personal

Learning Networks

World Conference for Gifted and Talented Children World Conference 2013 (@gtchatmod will be there)

Global #gtchat ~ The Year Ahead

On Friday, January 4th, #gtchat had their first chat of 2013. The purpose of this chat was to crowd-source ideas for what people wanted to talk about in the new year. A transcript of the chat can be found here.

Questions posed during the chat included whether or not chat participants utilized the weekly poll on possible topics. The results were mixed with most people stating that they generally liked all the topics which made it difficult to vote. Additional questions asked what people want to chat about, who they would like to see as guests and did they think ‘adult giftedness’ was an appropriate subject for discussion. There appeared to be strong support for this last question.

A sampling of requested topics:

Twice-exceptional (2e) issues, book lists for gifted learners, emotional intensity, support for parents, curriculum and teaching strategies, building a gifted PLN, work/family/ personal balance, creativity, how to support gt in regular classroom, parents connecting, gifted marriage, neuroscience in education, asynchronous development, preteen/teens, homeschooling, misdiagnosis, global approaches to gifted education, gifted kids and dating, and relationships between gifted and non-gifted.

A sampling of requested guests:

Dr. Linda Silverman, Patty Gatto-Walden, Dan Peters, Susan Daniels, Lisa Van Gemert, Lisa Erickson, Joyce Juntune, Arne Duncan, Mika Gustavson, Pamela Price, Joy Davis, Rosina Gallagher, Jonathan L Wai, Scott Barry Kaufman, Carolyn Kottmeyer of Hoagies Gifted, Marcia Gentry and Edith Johnston.

It was announced that upcoming guests include Rebecca McMillan, Director of Online Education for Gifted Homeschoolers Forum; Ben Curran and Neil Wetherbee, authors of the upcoming book, Learning in the 21st Century: How to Connect, Collaborate, and Create (GHF Press); Dr. Joy Lawson Davis, author of Bright, Talented & Black ; and Dr. George Betts, developer of the Autonomous Learners Model.

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