Seminars

Seminars: Melbourne

Join us here in Melbourne to preview our latest materials developed for our Regional Seminars. 

DATE: Thursday JULY 19
TIME: 1.30 - 4.30 pm (Registration from 1pm)
LOCATION: Simonds Catholic College, 20 York Street, Fitzroy North
BOOKINGS essential. Registration and tickets via TRYBOOKING

This is a chance for city-based educators to engage with newly-developed materials on identification, support, and development of talent across all school levels. 

Case studies and examples are presented by our facilitators who bring together decades-long experience working with advanced learners. 

The primary goal of the educator seminars is to provide early childhood professionals and teachers with resources and tools that can immediately be used in the classroom.

The educator seminars are VIT-accredited and are relevant to all educators of kindergarten to Year 12 learners, including pre-service teachers, casual relief teachers, and early childhood professionals. All registered participants will receive a VAGTC Certificate of Attendance, citing the relevant standards addressed under the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. All registered attendees will go in a draw to win a one-year membership to the VAGTC.

 

Seminars: Regional Victoria

Ranfurly PS 

Ranfurly Primary School
Ontario Ave, Mildura VIC 3500

For Parents: Thursday 26 July 9.30 am - 11.30 am
Registration and refreshments from 9 am
Cost: FREE via Trybooking

Parent Program Topics
What are the characteristics of a gifted child?
What are the best practices for advocating for my child?


For Teachers: Wednesday 25 July 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm
Registration and refreshments from 1 pm
Cost: FREE via Trybooking

GT101: Identification, Support
GT201: Theory into Practice

Teachers' Program
1. Understanding Assessments (1hr)
2. GT101 / GT201 (2hrs)

All registered participants* will receive a free copy of the VAGTC Resource Book and seminar materials on the day

All registered educators* must complete a pre- and post-seminar survey to receive VIT-accredited certification and Resource Book

All registered participants* will go into the draw to win one of five VAGTC individual memberships

*Must be in it to win it! Attendance is a requirement!

St Michael's Primary School

St Michael's Primary School
Seymour Street, Traralgon VIC 3844

For Parents: Wednesday, 08 August at 6.30 pm - 8.30pm

Registration and refreshments from 6 pm
Cost: FREE via Trybooking

Parent Program Topics
What are the characteristics of a gifted child?
What are the best practices for advocating for my child?


For Teachers: Wednesday 08 August 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm
Registration and refreshments from 1 pm
Cost: FREE via Trybooking

GT101: Identification, Support
GT201: Theory into Practice

Teachers' Program
1. Understanding Assessments (1hr)
2. GT101 / GT201 (2hrs)

All registered participants* will receive a free copy of the VAGTC Resource Book and seminar materials on the day

All registered educators* must complete a pre- and post-seminar survey to receive VIT-accredited certification and Resource Book

All registered participants* will go into the draw to win one of five VAGTC individual memberships

*Must be in it to win it! Attendance is a requirement!

Horsham College

Hosrham College
310 Baillie St, Horsham VIC 3400

For Parents: Monday 20 August 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm
Registration and refreshments from 9 am
Cost: FREE via Trybooking

Parent Program Topics
What are the characteristics of a gifted child?
What are the best practices for advocating for my child?


For Teachers: Monday 20 August 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm
Registration and refreshments from 1 pm
Cost: FREE via Trybooking

GT101: Identification, Support
GT201: Theory into Practice

Teachers' Program
1. Understanding Assessments (1hr)
2. GT101 / GT201 (2hrs)

All registered participants* will receive a free copy of the VAGTC Resource Book and seminar materials on the day

All registered educators* must complete a pre- and post-seminar survey to receive VIT-accredited certification and Resource Book

All registered participants* will go into the draw to win one of five VAGTC individual memberships

*Must be in it to win it! Attendance is a requirement!

Wangaratta West PS

47-49 Phillipson Street, Wangaratta, 3676

For Parents: Thursday 30 August 9.30 am - 11.30 am
Registration and refreshments from 9 am
Cost: FREE via Trybooking

Parent Program Topics
What are the characteristics of a gifted child?
What are the best practices for advocating for my child?


For Teachers: Wednesday 29 August 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm
Registration and refreshments from 1 pm
Cost: FREE via Trybooking

GT101: Identification, Support
GT201: Theory into Practice

Teachers' Program
1. Understanding Assessments (1hr)
2. GT101 / GT201 (2hrs)

All registered participants* will receive a free copy of the VAGTC Resource Book and seminar materials on the day

All registered educators* must complete a pre- and post-seminar survey to receive VIT-accredited certification and Resource Book

All registered participants* will go into the draw to win one of five VAGTC individual memberships

*Must be in it to win it! Attendance is a requirement!

Mt Clear College Booking link coming soon

REGISTER FOR THE VAGTC REGIONAL SEMINARS 2018

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The VAGTC is continuing its series of free, specialized seminars across Victoria for 2018. The seminars are relevant to all parent-carers and educators, including CRT and pre-service teachers, educational leaders, and early childhood professionals. Supported in full by the Department of Education and Training, the VAGTC is excited to be returning to previously-visited locations in 2018.

The VAGTC Regional Seminars provide participants with up-to-date research and best practices to identify underachievers, nurture talent potential and support social-emotional development both at home and in the classroom. 

Registration is Free. All participants receive a complimentary VAGTC Resource Book* and access to learning resources.

SEMINAR OVERVIEW

The VAGTC plans to structure its 2018 plans to incorporate the utilization of data to support their identification of students. Working with families to support their child’s ‘diagnosis’ – whether the result indicates their child is academically gifted or gifted with a learning impairment (e.g. anxiety, ADHD, dyslexia) – is imperative for educators in their planning and implementation of appropriate support for students.
Being able to ‘read’ educational psychologist reports and understanding educational psychologist recommendations; being able to ‘advocate’ for students using standardized testing results such as NAPLAN and collating various – and often complex – forms of data to build a cross-section of evidence builds greater educator and school confidence in their identification and support of students. This, in turn, reflects positively on families when they approach their child’s school for support or advice.

Parent-Carer Seminars
GTFAM Supporting your child at home and advocating at school: Positive and productive family-school engagement.

Educator Seminars
GT101 If they are so bright, why are they not succeeding? Identifying underachievers: Guidelines to best practices.
GT201# Understanding the paperwork: From formative assessments to cognitive testing. Theory into practice: Extending and enriching your classroom practice

#GT102 assumes prior knowledge or previous participation in VAGTC’s Regional Seminars and runs concurrently to GT101
* Participants must pre-register and complete a pre- (educators) and post- (educators and parent-carers) feedback survey to receive the VAGTC Resource Book, valued at $30. 

About the regional seminars

The VAGTC continues to be well placed to facilitate learning seminars and to provide up to date and well-researched resources for both educators and families on the identification and support of gifted and talented children.The VAGTC recognizes a need to provide support for the learning needs of gifted and talented students in the regional and rural areas of Victoria, and one that is considered by both federal and state governments as a matter of equity for this sector of gifted and talented learners. Country educators and parent-carers do not have the access to activities about giftedness that are available to those who live in metropolitan areas of the state.
VAGTC's seminars are the initiative of the VAGTC, and as such, they are delivered according to programs developed by the VAGTC and are approved by the VIT and DET. Our facilitators are selected from within the VAGTC committee or may be appointed by the VAGTC. All facilitators are aligned with the values and the vision of the VAGTC and approved by the VAGTC committee. 

About the our seminars

The VAGTC provides professional development programs for educators, and support and information seminars for parent-carers and families across Victoria. Our facilitators are educators with post-graduate qualifications in gifted education and are appointed by the committee of the VAGTC. Educator professional development programs are delivered across the school year and can be customized for schools on request.
Parent-carer initiatives provide a space for parents and families to come together to share their experiences and learn from others. These may include seminars and workshops on topics such as developmental milestones, educational options, best practices in developing strong school-family relationships, assessments and career counseling. 

If you would like more information on how we can cater a seminar to your school or organization's needs, contact:

Julia Sale
Administration VAGTC

info@vagtc.org.au