Coming to America This Summer: World Council for Gifted and Talented Children
SIG has a significant percentage of students in its summer programs who hail this year from 36 other countries. So we naturally understand that in this age of global citizenship, it is critical also to have a worldview of the common interests and beliefs concerning gifted and talented children. The World Council for Gifted and Talented Children (WCGTC) does just that by providing worldwide advocacy for gifted children. Its mission is to focus world attention on gifted and talented children and ensure the realization of their valuable potential to the benefit of humankind.
To this end, WCGTC facilitates worldwide communication of information, ideas, and experiences through a biennial assembly, their World Conference. This summer their assembly will take place in the US, in Nashville, TN, July 24-28, 2019, providing a great opportunity for Americans to have this conference in their own country. The conference will be a great place for world representatives to share research about giftedness, talent, and creativity, as well as the education of these students. It is an opportunity to share and exchange ideas, experiences, and methods of training educators to work with this special population. It also can provide a feeling of support for common concerns and reassurance that the needs of gifted children are similar all over the world.
To learn more about WCGTC and the conference, visit https://www.world-gifted.org/about-wcgtc/mission/.