11th Global Virtual Meeting for Gifted Education August 27th 2011

Heads up! The Bavarian Center for Gifted and Talented Children is holding the next "Global Virtual Meeting for Gifted Education in Second Life", August 27th 2011 at 9 p.m. CEST. Invited speaker is Leslie Graves (Irland).

Topic:'Morton the Librarian Hears a Who'- a School Librarian as Guardian of a gifted mind

Leslie Graves is an occasional Lecturer on MA in Sen, Post Grad. Dip. in Sen, and MA in Ed Psych at UCD in the area of Exceptional Ability., She is a member of the Executive Council for the World Council For Gifted and Talented Children. Leslie, as a volunteer, is also involved in a large listserve of teachers of gifted students(both USA and International), run through the Belin Blank Centre in the University of Iowa USA, who by supplying useful web and link sources. In Ireland she has worked as an occasional Educational Consultant/Presenter/Support/Resource advisor at a National level for schools/parents/educational centres and other interested parties. Leslie has presented at International and National Conferences, WCGTC in Warwick, England, Vancouver, Canada, and as a Templeton Fellow at the B&B Centre, University of Iowa, USA, and in Ireland at CTYI in DCU, as well as the Learning Support and Special Ed teachers ILSA, and IATSE conferences in St. Patricks College, Dublin. She was a Commissioned Writer and advisor to NCCA on Draft Guidelines for Teaching Exceptionally Able Children, and also worked as a SME (subject matter expert) in gifted for Scoilnet site (NCTE). She was also involved with the IAGC or Irish Association for Gifted Children for many years before it's dissolution. Actively engaged in global networking and PLNs over the internet in the interest of supporting exceptionally able children, through blogging, twitter and other mediums, she is a member of #GtChat, which takes place every Friday. She was awarded a second Templeton Fellowship,award, May 2010 through the Belin-Blank Centre for Excellence at the University of Iowa. First and foremost, however Leslie is a parent of exceptionally able children.