6th Global virtual meeting for Gifted Education March 26th 2011


Heads up! The Bavarian Center for Gifted and Talented Children is holding the next "Global Virtual Meeting for Gifted Education in Second Life", March 26th 2011 at 9 p.m. CEST. Invited speaker is Tim Dracup from UK.


Topic:"A Global Perspective on Gifted Education"

Tim Dracup:Tim Dracup is an education consultant, writer and commentator who specialises in gifted and talented education. He was for twelve years Head of Gifted Education in England's ministry of education, responsible for designing and delivering all national policy. He planned and built England's national gifted and talented education programme from its earliest stages until it served one million identified gifted learners. His initiatives
include: the National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth (NAGTY),
Regional Partnerships for G&T, London Gifted and Talented, Excellence Hubs, National Quality Standards and G&T Leading Teachers. Tim's 'Gifted Phoenix' blog sets out his increasingly influential thinking on the global significance of gifted education and the case for stronger international partnership and collaboration while also exploring interesting practice worldwide. His interests include: national policy development; the economics of gifted education; meeting the needs of disadvantaged gifted learners, fair access to university and social mobility; and the use of social media to support gifted and talented education. He is a Trustee of the UK National Association for Gifted Children, a Tower Group member and heavily involved in establishing GT Voice, a new national network of gifted and talented interests in the UK.

Second Life Workshop: A Global Perspective on GiftedEducation