On Saturday 26 March at 8.00pm UK time Tim Dracup (or Gifted Phoenix as we know him on Twitter) will be leading a workshop in Second Life titled ‘A Global Perspective on Gifted Education’.
The picture above is the avatar designed for him for the occasion by Roya Klingner.
The Workshop is his personal contribution to the inaugural celebration of the European Day of Talent, celebrated on 9 April 2011, which has been organised by the Hungarians as part of their drive to support European gifted education while they hold the EU Presidency.
The corresponding times for other parts of the world are:
- 9.00 PM CEST
- 4.00 PM US Eastern
- 1.00 PM US Pacific
- 7.00 AM Aus (Victoria) (Sun 27 March)
- 9.00 AM NZ (Sun 27 March)
You can find further details and about how to join the event on the website of the Bavarian Centre for Gifted and Talented Children which has been organising a series of Global Gifted Education meetings in Second Life, this being the sixth in the series.
Tim intends to take a slightly different direction to his predecessors in the series by making a serious effort to maximise interaction with the participants.
So he is sharing his presentation a week in advance, so participants can see broadly what he plans to cover and so prepare their own contributions. Read all about it on Gifted Phoenix’s blog http://giftedphoenix.wordpress.com/2011/03/19/second-life-workshop-a-global-perspective-on-gifted-education/
It should be a very interesting and thought provoking Second Life session.