The 2016-2018 Professional Learning Series: Curriculum Differentiation for Gifted and Talented Learners is provided in partnership with Gateways Education. The ‘Train the Trainer’ model of professional learning will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to optimise the educational opportunities for gifted and talented students. The program will promote the development, implementation and evaluation of appropriate identification and educational programs for gifted students and effective classroom pedagogies, including those of problem solving skills, critical and creative thinking skills
Sessions and Topics
Understanding gifted learners: Definitions, Characteristics and Strategies for identification of giftedness in independent schools – planning the way forward.
Developing differentiated curriculum using conceptual frameworks, inquiry based learning and the Australian curriculum outcomes – Part One
Developing differentiated curriculum using conceptual frameworks, inquiry based learning and the Australian curriculum outcomes – Part Two
Assessment: Issues and approaches in the use of summative and formative assessment with gifted learners
Programs for gifted learners: why is grouping and acceleration important?
Twice Exceptional and Underachieving gifted students: identifying and catering for their needs.
Case management approaches for gifted learners. The use of IEPs and ILPs as a program strategies.
Developing differentiated teaching and learning activities using critical and creative thinking strategies.
Learning styles and curriculum differentiation: implications and strategies for the gifted learner
Evaluating your gifted program – Part One
Evaluating your gifted program – Part Two
Action research and planning your way forward.