Guest Speaker Dr Kate Niederer : Classroom Approaches for Gifted Students in the Mixed Ability Classroom
Wednesday 27 October, 2021
With the VAGTC Annual General Meeting via Zoom less than a month away (Wednesday, October 27), VAGTC have a Guest Speaker. We are very grateful to Dr Kate Niederer – Gifted Education Consultant from New Zealand, for giving so generously of her time to support the VAGTC. Details are as follows:
AGM Welcome will commence at 6.30pm (VAGTC Members and Non-Members Welcome)
Guest Speaker: Dr Kate Niederer
Kate’s Presentation: 6.50 to 7.20pm with (10 minutes Q&A at 7.20pm)
Focus: Classroom Approaches for Gifted Students in the Mixed Ability Classroom
The formal VAGTC AGM Agenda will follow on from Kate’s Presentation, taking place from 7.30 to 8.30pm. All are welcome to stay and hear about the work of the VAGTC over the last year, regardless of whether you are a VAGTC Member or just an interested onlooker. However, only VAGTC Members will be eligible to vote.
If you are a non VAGTC Member but would like to attend the AGM, please register via our Try Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/BUOQW which has been set up specifically for all non VAGTC Members.
All VAGTC Members already have all the Zoom Meeting details for connection at 6.30pm on the night. We hope to see a good number present on Wednesday, October 27 from 6.30pm.
Join MACS and the VAGTC for a Gifted Twilight Seminar
Thursday November 11, 2021, via Zoom
Time: 4- 6PM
The 2021 Virtual WCGTC World Conference had the theme Developing the Future of Gifted Education. In our twilight session will review and share some of the main themes from some of the presentations.
Gifted education internationally: Where are we now? This 2 hour session will comprise 2 half hour presentations, a group panel discussion and questions.
Session 1. The emerging focus on talent and excellence (Professor John Munro presenting and Ms Kathy Harrison chairing the panel).
Panel analysis of the ideas raised. What are their relevance to education in Victoria? How do they inform our practice as educators? John will be available on the panel to take questions.
Session 2. Social-emotional issues and gifted education. (Dr Susan Nikakis presenting and Mr Mark Smith chairing the panel).
Panel analysis of the ideas raised. What is their relevance to education in Victoria? How do they inform our practice as educators? John, Susan, Kathy and Mark will be available on the panel to take questions.
Our Parent-Network group decided last year to try and meet (in person or virtually) each term starting in February 2021.
Any suggestions and offers of assistance to organise and run the events during the year would be appreciated. Thanks to those who have already volunteered. Please keep offering.
The first zoom meeting will be held on Thursday, 25th February at 7:30 – 8:00p.m. The topic will be – “What is an Independent Learning Plan (ILP), how does it work and how can it help?”
I will be sharing my son’s ILP as an example but would love to hear/see an ILP from other education centres; kindergartens and schools and feedback about what is useful and most helpful.
If you would like to attend and/or offer your own experiences of ILPs, please let me know and I will send you a link to the zoom meeting.
We are also hoping to hold an informal get-together for families who have signed up to the Parent-Network. The get-together is planned for the Kyneton Botanical Gardens on a Sunday in the second half of March. However, this depends on the weather and COVID cases. Please let me know if you are interested in being part of an actual meet and greet.
Any suggestions and offers of assistance to organise and run this get-together would be gratefully accepted.
If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.