Coping with GT Cuts and Delving into the Digital Age: 1.29.10 Global #gtchat Sessions Spark Collaboration and Learning

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Welcome to the Ingeniosus Blog! I want to thank you to everyone who participated in the 1.29.10 global #gtchat sessions. I continue to be inspired and impressed by the energy and collaboration taking place on this new platform. This week, Ireland, Australia and the U.S. truly aligned to tackle critical issues impacting gifted and talented students throughout the world.

This past Friday, we were fortunate to have Joel McIntosh, publisher of Prufrock Press (@PrufrockPress), join us for both chats. I want to thank Mr. McIntosh, who not only provided excellent links and perspective, but also shared information about our global #gtchat with 18,000 Prufrock Press customers on Friday. If you haven’t checked out the resources of Prufrock Press, you’re missing out. Visit www.prufrock.com.

For those of you who missed the noon (EST) and 7:00 p.m. (EST) sessions, here are the transcripts:

You’ll find many links and resources worth exploring. Corey Alderdice (@innervation), who oversees admissions and public relations for Gatton Academy, graciously and efficiently provided us with both transcripts. Thank you again, Corey.

I also want to applaud Catherine Riordan (@CathRiordan), a parent and advocate from Ireland, who has been spreading the word throughout her country. Thank you.

Our next #gtchat sessions will take place on Friday, February 5th at noon (EST) and 7:00 p.m. (EST). Here are our possible topics:

  • Supporting 2E Learners: Exploring Resources & Tools
  • Rethinking Gifted Advocacy in Today’s Economy
  • Exploring Schooling Options for the Gifted Learner
  • Positively Dealing with Asynchronous Development
  • Fostering Healthy Parent/Teacher Communications

To vote on this week’s #gtchat topics, visit this week’s Twtpoll: http://twtpoll.com/qply95. As a reminder, our #gtchat Twtpoll will always be posted on Monday and close at the end of the day on Wednesdays (EST). If you’re new to the world of social media and have no idea how to get started, feel free to scroll down below for more information on #gtchat and/or click to your right on posts relating to “Twitter and Gifted Education: How Social Networking Can Propel Advocacy and Learning.”

Be patient with yourself! It may seem intimidating at first, but it’s actually quite easy to get started on Twitter and get involved in #gtchat. The more individuals and organizations we have participating, the better chances we have of positively impacting the world of gifted education.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at deborah@ingeniosus.net. Thank you all. I consider it an honor and privilege to serve each of you. I’m already looking forward to this Friday!


Deborah Mersino

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