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Curriculum Differentiation for Gifted and Talented Students

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

Term 1, 2016

Understanding gifted learners: Definitions, Characteristics and Strategies for identification of giftedness in independent schools – planning the way forward.

Term 2, 2016

Developing differentiated curriculum using conceptual frameworks, inquiry based learning and the Australian curriculum outcomes – Part One

Term 3, 2016

Developing differentiated curriculum using conceptual frameworks, inquiry based learning and the Australian curriculum outcomes – Part Two

Term 4, 2016

Assessment: Issues and approaches in the use of summative and formative assessment with gifted learners

Term 1, 2017

Programs for gifted learners: why is grouping and acceleration important?

Term 2, 2017

Twice Exceptional and Underachieving gifted students: identifying and catering for their needs.

Term 3, 2017

Case management approaches for gifted learners. The use of IEPs and ILPs as a program strategies.

Term 4, 2017

Developing differentiated teaching and learning activities using critical and creative thinking strategies.

Term 1, 2018

Learning styles and curriculum differentiation: implications and strategies for the gifted learner

Term 2, 2018

Evaluating your gifted program – Part One

Term 3, 2018

Evaluating your gifted program – Part Two

Term 4, 2018

Action research and planning your way forward.

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