The Power of a PLN for Educators of Gifted Learners

Ingeniosus Booth at CAGT 2010

I had the privilege of meeting nearly a hundred educators of high-ability learners at the Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented (CAGT) Conference in Denver, Colorado last week. Simultaneously, we had Global #gtchat Ambassadors in Ireland, Ohio, and Missouri and beyond sharing news about “How Gifted Education and Social Networking Can Propel Learning, Collaboration and Advocacy!”

For those of you who are checking out the Ingeniosus site for the first time, welcome! For those who are returning, I’m hopeful that you’ll continue to utilize this site in your search for resources, inspiration and idea generation.

I continue to be impressed with the level of dedication of teachers in the state of Colorado, throughout the United States and world. Feel free to use the Ingeniosus site and social networking opportunities as you see fit. If you want to learn more about #gtchat – the Global Chat on Twitter dedicated to all things gifted and talented – click here. Also feel free to “like” the Ingeniosus Facebook Page. It’s an easy way to stay in touch with the latest gifted education news and resources.

As you begin building your own online Professional Learning Network (PLN) via this site and social networks, my hope is that you’ll invite others to do the same. The more educators and parents of high-ability learners we have collaborating, the greater our chances of positively impacting this critical population.

If you find a valuable tool, blog, resource site or have a new idea relative to educating and/or supporting gifted learners, leave a comment here and/or send me an email. Again, you are vital to the future and the tireless work you do – day in and day out – matters greatly!

Kindest regards,

Deborah Mersino (@DeborahMersino)

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3 Responses to “The Power of a PLN for Educators of Gifted Learners”

  1. ljconrad says:

    Just did this via my blog without reading this first! Cosmic! I think we are all on the same wavelength. 🙂 I am SO excited about what we are doing at Global #gtchat! We’ve only just begun!

  2. admin says:

    Your post is powerful, Lisa! I highly recommend everyone follow your impassioned Gifted Parenting Support blog. It’s excellent for both parents AND educators who want to make a difference! Here’s Lisa’s latest: “Social Media & #Gifted Advocacy”by @ljconrad http://bit.ly/cImZLx #gtchat {Excellent!}

  3. kathee jones says:

    I think social networking has the power to get everyone talking TOGETHER, and also activated more quickly when immediate issues arise. I missed your presentation in Colo (was in CT, of all things!) but blogged early Oct. about #gtchat. Keep up the great work!

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