The third Global Virtual Meeting for Gifted Education - Nov. 19.2010 at 9pm CEST in secondlife

Invited Speaker: Dr. Monita Leavitt from USA.

Topic: "Gifted Children and Future Problem Solving"

Monita Leavitt, Ph.D.

Monita Leavitt, Ph.D., lives in Connecticut, USA, and has been an educator for more than 30 years, including 20 years as a gifted education teacher. In 2002, she was granted a sabbatical to begin her doctoral studies in England on Lithuanian Teachers' Perceptions and Practices of Gifted Education. A member of the European Council for High Ability (ECHA) and the World Gifted Council, Monita works as a gifted education consultant and trains teachers in Differentiation for High Ability Children. She is the Academic Dean of SIG (Summer Institute for the Gifted) at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire. Monita received her Ph.D. from Oxford Brookes University, England; M.S. at Central Connecticut State University, CT, and B.A. at Moravian College, PA. Her work has been published in educational journals, including the International Journal for Gifted and Talented (2009). She is the author of Building a Gifted Program: Identifying and Educating Gifted Students in Your School (2007). In 2009, Monita received the Benigna Education Award from Moravian College. Monita has presented at the ECHA Conference (2010), Asia-Pacific Conference (2008), National Gifted Conferences, and the World Gifted Conference in Barcelona, Warwick and Vancouver. She is listed in Who's Who of International Educators, and currently represents the Northeast and Gifted Education for the National Board of Professional Teachers Standards (NBPTS).

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