This week Deborah Mersino and several of the regular #gtchat participants will be attending the NAGC Conference. http://www.nagc.org/2010convention.aspx
Deborah will be part of a panel discussion about The Power of Social Networking with Joel McIntosh, publisher of Prufrock Press, http://www.prufrock.com/index.cfm Carolyn K. of Hoagies Gifted Education Page http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/ and Ian Byrd of http://www.byrdseed.com/
For details see Deborah’s Ingeniosus blog post at http://www.ingeniosus.net/archives/atlanta-news-tweetup-on-friday-at-nagc
For those who are not able to attend the conference in Atlanta in person it is possible to attend the virtual conference at http://www.nagc.org/nagcvirtualconvention.aspx
There will be one global #gtchat session at 7:00 p.m. (EST) on Friday, November 13th. The topic will be Drive: Motivation and the Gifted Child.
Sprite was not sure whether the #gtstoogies had any specific plans for the week; so she set up a conference chill out area where you can relax with coffee, tea and cake between sessions.
Having experienced how stimulating but also exhausting Gifted Education conferences can be both mentally and physically, I thought an extra chill out area would be appreciated.
I was not surprised to find the Dabrowski dogs there. Sensual was feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the noise, scents and flickering florescent lights and has withdrawn to a spot slightly removed from the chatter at the water cooler for the 21 Century to recharge his battery.
Intellectual and Emotional Dabrowski are waiting by the couch, eager to engage in deep discussion about the topics covered in the sessions and Imaginational is deep in thought about possibilities for new directions in education.
Psycho Motor Dabrowski had found it quite difficult to remain seated for the entire session and was eager to go and put into practice the new approaches the speakers were suggesting. He can be seen through the window skipping rope with the conference mascot.