Contact person: Roya Klingner
Organisation: Begabungszentrum Bayern GbR
(Bavarian Centre for Gifted and Talented Children)
Address: Begabungszentrum Bayern GbR Erdinger Str. 45 85356 Freising, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 8161 789746 Fax: +49 (0) 8161 789723
Events in Germany in 2011:
The third Conference of Bavarian Center for Gifted and Talented Children - Celebration of 1st TalentDay in Bavaria/Germany
Date: May 20th, 2011
Venue: Deggendorf, Comenius Gymnasium Deggendorf
Coordinating organisation: Bavarian Center for Gifted and Talented Children (Begabungszentrum Bayern) http://www.begabungszentrum-bayern.de
The Bavarian Centre for Gifted and Talented was founded in 2008 in Freising with the goal of offering a broad spectrum of services in the field of gifted and talented education. The Centre is specialized in identifying and promoting gifted and talented children and teenagers (3-18) as well as coaching and counselling their parents and educators. The organisation’s daily work includes psychological and pedagogical consultancy, diagnosis and therapy. The Centre specialises in teacher training courses and organise both workshops and lectures to meet local school needs.
In addition to the local activities, the Bavarian Centre for Gifted and Talented Children has developed a strong network with experts both inside and outside of Germany. You can meet the specialists of their organisation not only as attendees and speakers of international conferences but also as hosts of cross-country professional events. In the last three years there were three international conferences organised by the Bavarian Centre for Gifted and Talented Children in Freising (2008), in Rosenheim (2009) and in Deggendorf (2010). You are welcome to join in their global virtual meetings every month where experts, teachers and parents share their ideas and experiences on gifted and talented education in Secondlife.
Other initiatives contributing to the development and success of gifted and talented people in Germany include:
Jugend-forscht (’Youth researches’), which is national youth science competition to discover and recognise emerging talents in the field of natural sciences, mathematics and technology. With more than 10,000 participants annually, it is the biggest youth science and technology competition in Europe. You can read more about the contest here: https://www.jugend-forscht.de/
iENA, the International Trade Fair for „Ideas-Inventions-New Products” is a platform to showcase inventions and product ideas of exhibitors from Germany and all over the world. During its 62 years of operation, iENA has become the springboard into the market for many ideas and products by creating a regular meeting place for independent inventors, licensees and producers. http://www.iena.de/en/topmenu/home.html
Die Kinder Uni (Children’s University) is a nation-wide talent support initiative embedded in the European Children’s University Network. The objective of Die Kinder Uni is to provide science related lectures, workshops or demonstrations for children and young people tipically aged from 7 to 14 years. Most of the activities take place at university premises and imitate academic life to a certain extent. For more details please see the homepage of Die Kinder Uni here http://www.die-kinder-uni.de/html/home.html or visit the central website of the European network here http://eucu.net.
Another opportunity for children with a special aptitude and interest in mathematics to show and challenge their talents is to participate in championships of mental calculation taking place throughout the states and the whole of Germany: