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High Ability Adds Facebook Group for Ohio

September 13, 2009

Several months ago I created a Facebook page called: High Ability in Ohio as another social media extension of this blog (Twitter was the first). Ideally, High Ability in Ohio would function as meeting place for all advocates, friends, G/T teachers and whoever else was interested in supporting gifted education in the Buckeye state. Then I kind of forgot about it. With the upcoming OAGC Fall Conference (and agreeing to briefly address social media at the parent meeting on Sunday, October 11th) it has landed back on the table as a great way to get people involved with and excited about the community building potential of social media.

So I invite you to join High Ability Ohio or High Ability Students (not much there yet since I just set it up an hour ago) on Facebook and to check other other Facebook Groups like:

SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted);
The CEC (Council for Exceptional Children);
Support Gifted Education;
Parenting Gifted or Advanced Children;
Hoagies Gifted Education Page
Our Gifted Online Conferences on FB
The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University

If you have a Ning or Facebook Group/Page open to global settings and dealing with Gifted Education issues please send it along in a comment on this blog and I will add it to this list. Ideally I envision each state or region having its own social media meeting place to share resources, outcomes, legislative alerts and general G/T news with each other. I’m not sure Facebook is the platform for that but I am delving into that as a possibility and invite you along on the journey!

Of course you’ll need to set up a Facebook profile in order to participate. It’s free and simple and a great way to connect with people who share common interests.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. September 13, 2009 1:10 pm

    Interesting timing. Yesterday at the Center for Talent Development’s parent meeting for the AWE classes they discussed the Center’s many programming options. All I heard was a cash register cha-chinging in my mind at the thought of signing my boys on to so many classes, wonderful as they sound. I suggested CTD offer a few low cost social gatherings and we discussed a need for a local online forum broader than my blog.

    We’re off to Day 2 of AWE, but I will check out your FB page later and may even jump into the fray. Let me know if you spend a lot of time moderating or just created the virtual space?

  2. September 13, 2009 1:44 pm

    Boy – COST – that’s a post in itself, isn’t it? There are so many options available for G/T kids – if you have the money to pay for them. That’s why the repeated attacks on Javits get my dander up.

  3. September 13, 2009 1:53 pm

    Hi there, thanks for the insight and resources, very helpful. I have found you in a few places now — twitter, FB etc. I am looking for resources that are Canadian. Of course general GTK info on kids themselves are helpful, but funding and legislation is different. Any insight.

    • September 13, 2009 4:28 pm

      There are a number of folks from Canada on Twitter – and the community is building every day. Why don’t you start your own FaceBook Group for Canadians (High Ability – Canada, perhaps)? We can link them together as “common interests” and you can accumulate blogs sites and other resources specific to Canada. btw – there are also a good number of Australians, Irish and British perusing our sites and Twitter as well – the more the merrier!

  4. September 13, 2009 7:04 pm

    The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University extended their presence to Facebook page over the summer.

    • September 13, 2009 9:54 pm

      Love it! Colorful – information-packed, full of vibrant images and lots of links. Well done!

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