International Week and Year of Giftedness Celebrations

Members of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children are invited to be part of the “International Week of Giftedness 2012” during August and the “International Year of Giftedness and Creativity 2013” which will be held in connection with the World Conference in New Zealand. The first “International Day of the Gifted” was successfully celebrated in August 2011 during the biennial conference in Prague. Building on the sense of community that was formed by celebrating gifted children, and honoring gifted and talented efforts worldwide, it was decided to expand the day to a week this year during the second week of August. You can celebrate in many ways such as organize a classroom or school wide event, advocate for gifted children in your country, or have a get together with other gifted families. If you are able to take part please let us know. Since 2012 is not a year for a World Conference where members can share in person, you can also participate in a special blog tour celebration for the International Week of Giftedness. The World Council Executive Committee has designated EC member Leslie Graves the International Coordinator of the International Week event. You can link to the blog tour through the World Council facebook page, or go directly to Leslie’s blog at http://innreach.wordpress.com The International Week of Giftedness 2012 is an ideal time to be thinking and planning ahead for the International Year of Giftedness and Creativity 2013 based around the theme “Stories and Story Sharing”. More information will be forthcoming about this event from the World Council and the New Zealand organizers.

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