Webinar: hoogbegaafdheid & intensiteit

Over deze avond

Dr. Jim Delisle is al decennialang een voorloper in het veld van hoogbegaafden en het vormgeven van onderwijs voor hen. Intensiteit is één van zijn favoriete onderwerpen, waarover hij speciaal voor Talentissimo zal spreken tijdens dit webinar. De avond is in het Engels, vandaar ook de beschrijving van de avond in het Engels:

Can’t you just chill out?: Appreciating the intensities of gifted individuals

Above all other attributes, gifted children, teens and adults share a common characteristic: intensity.  These intensities may relate to academics, where nothing below straight-As is acceptable; emotions, where extreme highs and lows leave no room for moderation; and everyday life, where relationships are deeper, disappointment is stronger, and even simple questions have complex answers.  In this session, these and other intensities will be addressed, as will ways that educators and parents can learn to appreciate them for the assets they are instead of the deficiencies that many make them out to be.

Over de spreker

Dr. James (Jim) Delisle has taught gifted children and those who work on their behalf for more than 40 years.  Jim retired from Kent State University in 2008 after 25 years of service as a Distinguished Professor of special education.  Throughout his career, Jim has taken time away from college teaching to return to his “classroom roots”, volunteering as a 2nd, 4th, 5th and 8th grade teacher in 1991, 1997 and 2006.  Too, Jim taught gifted middle school students one day a week between 1998-2008 in the Twinsburg, Ohio Public Schools.  For the past seven years, Jim has worked part-time with highly-gifted 9th and 10th graders at the Scholars’ Academy in Conway, South Carolina.

The author of more than 275 articles and 23 books, Jim’s work has been translated into multiple languages and has been featured in both professional journals and in popular media, such as The New York Times, People Magazine, and on Oprah!  Two of Jim’s books, Doing poorly on purpose: Strategies to reverse underachievement and respect student dignity, and, Understanding gifted children from the inside-out: A guide to the social and emotional lives of gifted kids were both published in 2018. Creating strong kids through writing is his latest book, published in 2019.  A frequent presenter throughout the U.S., Jim has also addressed audiences in nations as diverse as England, Greece, China, Oman, the Netherlands, Turkey, Malaysia, Thailand, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

Jim’s wife, Deb, served as the Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education at the US Department of Education in Washington, DC for three years in the Obama administration, Currently, she is CEO and President of the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4ED).  Their son, Matt, is an Emmy Award winning video editor in New York City and the source of many of their stories about raising gifted and creative kids.

In his retirement, Jim plans to walk as many beaches as possible and to write children’s picture books where the main characters are based on young people he has taught or counseled during his career.  And, of course, to spend as much time as possible with their new grandson, Wyatt.

Praktische informatie:

  • 2 juli 2020, 20 tot ongeveer 21 uur
  • Voor ouders, begeleiders en volwassenen die werken of leven met hoogbegaafden
  • Locatie: online, je hebt hiervoor geen ingewikkeld programma of webcam nodig (info volgt per mail)
  • Kosten: een vrijwillige bijdrage, de suggestie is 10 euro maar meer of minder mag ook! Dit geld wordt gebruikt om de 145+ programma’s mee te ontwikkelen en bekostigen. Je krijgt per mail informatie over hoe je dit kunt bijdragen.