Save the Date – 24th Biennial World Conference Dubai
The WCGTC Executive Committee is excited to invite you to attend the 24th Biennial
World Conference that will be hosted in Dubai, UAE. The mission of the WCGTC is to focus on developing the future of gifted education. The World Conference creates a space where individuals can discuss and share visions of developing the future of gifted
Attendees will enjoy keynotes, parallel sessions, symposia, and workshops delivered by international experts in gifted education and talent development. We encourage all researchers, educators, practitioners, psychologists, parents, among others interested
in the needs of gifted learners to come to Dubai
The Department of Education and Training (DET) are calling for Nominations for the following State Education Awards.
It is wonderful to see that this year two new Awards have been created: Outstanding Provision for High-Ability Students – Primary Award and Outstanding Provision for High-Ability Students – Secondary Award.
It would be wonderful to see deserving State Teachers nominated for these award categories. Nominations close on Monday, June 8. Please see attached Flyer below for details.
Dear VAGTC Members, Friends and Seminar Attendees,
Due to the growing concerns regarding the spread of coronavirus, we have decided to Cancel the Parent Seminar which was scheduled to take place at Parade College, Preston on Thursday, March 19 from 6.30 to 8.30pm. The TryBooking for this event has been closed down.
The VAGTC apologises for any inconvenience caused. Anyone who has paid for the Parent Seminar will be refunded via the TryBooking system. We do hope to be able to run the Parent Seminar later in the year when the health crisis has passed, and will provide information regarding this re-schedule at a later date.
Thanks very much for your understanding.
Full Day Seminar
Developing a Program for Gifted and High Ability Learners Unique to School
A culmination of Options 2 to 6. This six-hour workshop addresses everything from Understanding, Identifying and Supporting Gifted and High Ability Learners, to differentiating for them in regular classrooms and Developing a Program Unique to a School. Suitable for Talent Development Leaders and School Leadership Teams, this full day program will take you through the process of Gifted and Talented Program Development step by step, whilst enabling attendees to complete an A4 Framework for a Program Blue Print Unique to your school.
Understanding Gifted and High Ability Learners (90 Minutes)
Participants in this seminar will take a closer look at the definitions, characteristics and psychology of gifted and high ability learners. From attending this seminar educators should be able to identify a range of common characteristics in this student group and have a greater ability to understand and communicate effectively with these students.
Assessing Gifted and High Ability Learners (90 Minutes)
Through this seminar educators will examine the different types of assessments and observations suitable for determining student potential and ability. The focus will include academic testing, psychometric testing measures, anecdotal observation and note taking, and practical tasks as tools which enable students to demonstrate their ways of knowing.
Identifying Gifted and High Ability Learners (90 Minutes)
This workshop helps schools to use a wide range of methods including behavioural indicators and performance indicators to identify students in need of gifted programming or support. Tools will include academic and psychometric assessments as well as measures of practical ability through targeted teaching and observations.
Supporting Gifted and High Ability Learners – In the Mainstream Classroom (90 Minutes)
The key focus of this seminar will be to provide participants with a wide range of practical resources which enable educators to differentiate for the varying skills and abilities of their students. Using Tomlinson and Moon as an example, participants will explore different ways that they can present diverse skills and knowledge whilst teaching their core curriculum and reaching their key performance indicators.
Supporting Gifted and High Ability Learners – School Program Development (90 Minutes)
Suitable for school leadership and talent development leaders, this workshop will analyse the development of a school program for gifted and high ability learners from the ground up. It will take into account the teaching and learning philosophy of the school, the school culture and values, the needs of students, available resources and goals for the future. Every school is unique, so too are the talent development programs that can be created in each.
Perfectionism in Gifted and High Ability Learners (90 Minutes)
Healthy perfectionists possess a need for order, self-acceptance of mistakes, and positive ways of coping. They likely had helpful role models that emphasized personal effort over perfect outcomes. Dysfunctional perfectionists live in a state of anxiety, have extremely high standards and excessive expectations. They question their judgements and need constant approval. This workshop will explore the challenges of perfectionism. It will provide practical suggestions in directing perfectionists as they work to establish healthy perfectionism.