Underachievement/Disengagement in Gifted and High Ability Learners (90 Minutes)
Research shows that if we don’t cater for gifted and talented students they can disconnect from education because they aren’t being challenged or learning. Multiple sources of evidence for gifted students are vital to make sure we identify those students in need of specific educational intervention.
“Paper and pencil tests can form one part of identification but checklists for children’s gifted characteristics and discussion with parents are also valid ways to identify gifted and talented students.”
Employing a case-based approach, this workshop introduces participants to some basic principles of differentiation for the gifted learner. Models including the Maker Model and Lannie Kanevski’s ‘Toolkit’ are used. Participants can bring their own curriculum to work on or consider cases provided.
Join VAGTC educators as they share strategies to identify and engage a gifted underachiever.