A guest post from Ms. Lisa Conrad, Parent, Paraeducator and Gifted Advocate. Moderator of weekly live Twitter chat, Global #gtchat Powered by TAGT, a live chat attended by contributors and participants worldwide. Lisa shares some views and Raises a Kite for Giftedness, Talent and Creativity at the #WCGTC13!
Moderator, Global #gtchat Powered by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented
“I’m excited to be a part of the 20th Biennial World Conference as a first-time attendee and participant. This conference will be a unique opportunity for many in the American gifted community to learn about the World Council. I am looking forward to renewing friendships and meeting new friends!”
The World Council Conference has traditionally been a gathering for gifted education leaders worldwide. I am honored and proud to be on the panel for the ‘Passion, Profession and Parents who Inspire’ Symposium co-chaired by President-Elect, Leslie Graves and Dorothy Sisk, founding member of the WCGTC, who has made this symposium possible. Panelists include author Jen Merrill, teacher Mary St. George and founder of Hoagies’ Gifted, Carolyn Kottmeyer.
Global #gtchat is a weekly meeting place, Fridays, on Twitter at 7 p.m. E.T. for both educators and parents. Timely topics in gifted education are discussed in a question and answer format. We also have special guest experts on chat to discuss their work and publications. Each chat is accompanied by a transcript and post on our blog which summarizes the chat and provides a list of links mentioned during the chat. Our chat is powered by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented which provides space on their website for information about #gtchat. We are especially grateful for their support.
As moderator of Global #gtchat on Twitter, it has been my pleasure to meet many people online who are involved with the WCGTC. Many of the presenters and two of the keynoters have participated in our chats. I often refer to them as the best friends I’ve never met. Well, thanks to this conference … I will be meeting them!
I encourage you to Fly a Kite for Giftedness!
Come fly a kite for Giftedness with us!