Activities

Activities in Gifted Education by Templeton International Fellows

In order to share the activities you have taken since the Templeton International Fellowship on behalf of gifted education and gifted children in your country, please send us a report of your activities in any format you prefer.

OR

You may prefer this format, which we have developed for you. Please check all of the options that indicate activities you have done, and fill in the boxes with additional information about those activities. Many of your activities will potentially fit into more than one category. Read over the categories first to find the most appropriate place for the activity to go. Put an activity in only one category. There is no need to describe anything twice. If you have any questions, please contact either Laurie-Croft@uiowa.edu or Ann-Batenburg@uiowa.edu.

We are very eager to learn about your activities since we were together in Iowa City!

If you have already turned in a report, and you would like to add new activities you have done since turning in that report, then please put them directly into the web site or send them to Ann.

Important: Your completed activities will be included in our final report to the John Templeton Foundation.


Name:

Country:

Category I: Conferences on Gifted Education

Types of activities for this category:

  • Presented at a conference
  • Attended a conference
  • Hosted a conference

Date(s):

Describe type of event (including title, if appropriate):

Write a brief description of the content (two or three sentences):

Please send Ann Batenburg a copy of any Power Points, outlines, programs, syllabi, pictures, that would help us include this event in the final report.

Many of you have presented at, attended, and/or hosted more than one conference. Please include details for each conference.


Category II: Academic Publications

Types of activities for this category:

  • Submitted or published academic article/book chapter/monograph, etc.

Date that article was published:

Date that article was submitted:

Title of journal/book/monograph:

Translation of title to English, if necessary:

Write a brief description of the content (two or three sentences):

Please send Ann Batenburg a copy of the article (original language is fine!). Please include details for each article.


Category III: Teaching

Types of activities for this category:

  • Taught a course or seminar on gifted education
  • Guest speaker at a seminar
  • Speaker at a teacher training workshop
  • Designed or helped design a course on gifted education

Date(s):

Title of course / seminar:

Write a brief description of the content (two or three sentences):

Please send Ann Batenburg a copy of the syllabus / schedule for the final report. Please include details for each presentation or course.



Category IV: Media/public relations

Types of activities for this category:

  • Published in a print newspaper/magazine/newsletter
  • Published in online news sources (blogs, newsletters, etc.)
  • Interviewed for a newspaper/TV/radio

Date that article was published:

(If not yet published, date article will likely be published:)

Title of newspaper/magazine/newsletter/blog/TV or radio show:

Translation of title to English, if necessary:

If online source, then please include the link:

Write a brief description of the content (two or three sentences):

Please send Ann Batenburg a copy of the article (original language is fine!). Please include details for each article.


Category V: Community Outreach

Types of activities for this category:

  • Presented to a community or school gathering, parent or student group
  • Hosted a function for/presented to colleagues/community members
  • Held formal or informal conversations with colleagues and/or friends
  • Made contact with national or local government/education officials

Date(s):

Describe type of activity or event (including title, if appropriate):

Write a brief description of the content (two or three sentences about what you discussed):

Please send Ann Batenburg a copy of any PowerPoints, outlines, programs, syllabi, pictures, that would help us include this event in the final report. Please include details about each outreach activity.


Category VI: Materials

Types of activities for this category:

  • Shared Nation Deceived (hard copy or link to http://www.accelerationinstitute.org/nation_deceived/) or other materials with colleagues/friends/community members
  • Provided school or public library with books and materials
  • Created and/or distributed manuals or resource guides for teachers

Date(s), if possible to remember:

With whom did you share the materials (We don’t need a name, but a type of person, like colleague, friend, government official, etc.)?

Describe type of material shared /created (brief description of content)and/ or titles of publications shared:

If possible please send Ann Batenburg pdf files of articles, manuals, and other resources sent.


Category VII: Technology

Types of activities for this category:

  • Created a web site/added to a web site
  • Provided information online (for example, as a part of a blog or online discussion)
  • Directed colleagues/friends/community members to online resources (for example, IRPA, BBC, etc.)

Date(s):

What is the link to the web site?

With whom did you share information (We don’t need a name, but a type of person, like colleague, friend, government official, etc.)?

Describe type of information shared.

If possible, send along copies of blog or online discussion posts to Ann Batenburg.


Category VIII: Programs

Types of activities for this category:

  • • Initiated a program in a school or community for gifted children (for example: started parent support group, began identifying students in a local district, organized social event for gifted children, began teacher training center, etc.)
  • Modified an existing program for gifted children
  • Initiated teacher training opportunities/discussion groups for education
  • Visited a program for gifted students

Date(s):

Who participated in the program?

Write a brief description of the program:

Please send Ann Batenburg a copy of any PowerPoints, outlines, syllabi, pictures, that would help us include this event in the final report.


Category IX: Research

Types of activities for this category:

  • Conducted research in gifted education (as part of a degree program or for academic publication)
  • Conducted a needs assessment in home country

Date(s):

Briefly describe the goal of the research:

Briefly describe the outcomes of the research, or where you are in the process of researching.


Category X: Other

Types of activities for this category:

  • Wrote letters to universities, government officials, etc., to advocate for gifted children
  • Established goals for action for 2009
  • Read articles/books on gifted education
  • Any activity that does not fit one of the other categories.

Date(s):

Briefly describe the actions taken (include titles of books, articles, your list of goals, or to whom you wrote):

If you wrote letters, please email them to Ann Batenburg.