VAGTC 2016 Resource Book: The ultimate resource for parents, educators and students
The VAGTC is pleased to announce the launch of the sixth edition of the VAGTC Resource Book- in time for the 2016 AAEGT National Conference for Gifted and Talented Children in Sydney during October. Published biennially, the sixth edition includes up to date links and recommended programs, opportunities and resources for parents, educators and students.
Distribution is via subscription; subscribers and members of the VAGTC receive a copy of the Resource Book as part of their membership fees.
The VAGTC Resource Book is available to purchase for $25 via contact with the VAGTC Administration Assistant at email@example.com.
A Kindle digital edition is available for purchase via the Amazon Kindle store here.
The VAGTC welcomes all teachers interested in enrichment and extension education. We believe that effective curriculum for these special students needs to be built on a real understanding of characteristics of gifted and talented learners, and requires a focus on higher levels of thinking beyond acquisition and memory.
The VAGTC conducts in-house professional development seminars for educators across Victoria. We are currently working alongside with the Department of Education to deliver VIT-approved regional seminars on the identification and support of gifted and talented students, with a focus on identifying students from diverse backgrounds.
We also run in-house customized programs for educators, schools and organizations. We also have a pool of experienced speakers and presenters who are available on request to work with your needs.
We support the recommendation that curriculum development needs to be focussed across all aspects of the curriculum, including content, process, product and environment. (Maker, 1982) We commend to you a range of gifted education goals of curriculum enrichment including: