Professor Nicholas Colangelo will deliver a lecture on;
12 pm, Saturday 25th March 2023
Online Delivery Acceleration: An intervention that meets the academic and social needs of gifted students
“The key question for educators is not whether to accelerate a gifted learner but rather how”
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.