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before my first strand session

sally reis gave an fascinating talk about kids who were part of the SEM and what they grew up to become – the point, without what they were able to pursue at a young age, they would not have grown up to become what they did.  i was inspired the way sally talked about talent development.  so frequently we shorten the label gifted and talented to “gifted” and leave out a valuable part.  i believe it is guilford’s model that shows the necessity for a treatment of some sort to nurture the gifts students have into the talent that they produce.  good stuff to kick around in my mind.  it also got me thinking about our efforts to impact students and how great it would be to spend time in hisd schools working with identified students and going through type III projects to allow them to explore their passion areas.  not sure how that would work logistically whether it be after school, or as a colleague suggested due to buses, during the school day.   looking forward to a social emotional strand that i will be attending regarding guiding teens to self understanding using film, literature and web 2.0 technology.

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Posted by on July 13, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

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On the way to confratute

I’m hoping to blog regularly from the confrence but I’m going to Twitter as well, my Twitter account is under “texasbuckeye”. I’m also hoping to make use of audioboo as well which is a place I can audio blog from the conference as well, the site is Audioboo.fm but I’ll post a link a bit later. So far so good as we are on the plane to Baltimore where we will catch a connection to Hartford. The only event to speak of is I happen to win a challenge the flight crew put out to name 9 professional teams that don’t end in “s”. Lightning, Avalanche, Wild, Jazz, Heat, Magic, Red Sox, White Sox, Thunder. Makes me wonder what my brain is holding in there and what better uses those spaces could be used for! The conference strands offer some exciting opportunities but I’m going to withhold juudgment until I see what they are made of. If I’m reading it correctly it appears we will follow strands all week. I hope the tech sessions are advanced levels. More later.

 
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Posted by on July 12, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

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