Advocacy has to be a two way street. Communication and documentation is an important aspect to advocacy. Parents and teachers need to work together to help their child get the best education possible. Using the best resources and keeping track of those resources is important.
Empowering our gifted children to their own advocate is also something that was discussed. Our gifted children know when they are bored. They need to communicate with their teachers and parents that they need to have be challenged.
One aspect of the discussion about aptitude got a lot a buzz. It was interesting to see from a parent view that knowing your child's aptitude measurement is an asset when it comes to being an advocate. It goes back to the fact that you need to know your child, and their abilities to be able to effectively advocate for them.
Here the links that were shared during our chat:
Topic for December 7 Chat:
Roles of Technology and social media in the Gifted Classroom With
Featured Guest Ryan Collins (@mr_rcollins)
We will be discussing the roles of technology and social media in the classroom. We will discuss some technology resources for teachers and parents to use inside and outside of the classroom. We will take a look at the use of social media by students and teachers inside and outside of the classroom.