As the International Week of the Gifted 2012 draws to a close, it is with great satisfaction that Global #gtchat Powered by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented on Twitter joins in this global venture with the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children to bring together the gifted community. It has been shown that support for gifted children and adults everywhere knows no boundaries. In the spirit of mutual respect, an incredible cacophony of voices and artistic expressions can be heard and seen far and near embracing the need for a renewed effort at raising awareness of the needs of the gifted.
Our topic this week on Global #gtchat was “Collaboration, Not Confrontation … Parents and Teachers Working Together”. A transcript of the chat can be found at http://goo.gl/7RYyX . In addition, a webinar was presented on how to join in Global #gtchat which can be found at http://goo.gl/PPf6J .This same theme played out on a much larger scale through the incredible participation of bloggers in the world blog tour. Parents, teachers, and academics worked together to produce an incredible volume of work which will stand as a remembrance of this celebration of gifted children and to honor all gifted and talented efforts.
As we move toward 2013 and the International Year of Giftedness and Creativity, may we continue to strive to understand the ‘Soul of Giftedness’ as embodied in the WCGTC’s 20th World Conference in New Zealand one year from now.