Welcome to Gifted and Talented Ireland

GTI smallThe purpose of this site is to share my experience of teaching Exceptionally Able/Gifted and Talented children with teachers, other educators and anyone with an interest in the educational, social and emotional needs of Gifted children.

I provide advice to principals, teachers, PTAs, Boards of Management, subject associations (TPNs) and other representative bodies on how schools can find a ‘best fit’ for a Gifted education policy or otherwise support Gifted children in their school. Subject to the fact I’m a full time teacher, I can offer

      • Presentations to whole school or group planning days
      • Advice on policy planning and development in schools
      • Presentations to Parents Associations or National Associations
      • Advice and support on establishing parent support groups

Initiatives which have developed from this site include

  • #gtie Twitter Chat on Gifted issues in Ireland – Sundays, 9.oopm IST/4pm EST.
  • National Gifted Education Awareness Day and EU Talent Day Ireland.
  • Register of Schools that have implemented a gifted education policy and a Hall of Fame for schools.
  • YouTube Channel
  • Teach Ireland at http://www.teachireland.org – Teachers of Exceptionally Able Children in Ireland – A support and CPD association for teachers of gifted children
  • Advocacy Register – A register of advocates for gifted education and their support groups.
  • Gifted and Talented Network Ireland – a support site to enable parents of gifted children find support which grew out of the register of advocates.
  • A Global Gifted Education Awareness Day – a slightly longer term objective!

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