Gifted Awareness Week

Gifted Awareness Week 2020 Events

Events are held right across Australia during Gifted Awareness Week.

What is your state or territory doing to contribute to a nation-wide conversation about giftedness?

Check the Events below to find out.

COVID-19 UPDATE

PLEASE KEEP YOURSELF AND OTHERS SAFE. 

Thankyou for supporting Gifted Awareness Week Australia.  We are committed to raising awareness through our events, blog posts and Facebook page, however with COVID-19 on everyone’s mind, we ask all participants to stay away from GAW events if you are feeling unwell, have just returned from overseas, or been in contact with friends who have been overseas or unwell. 

Please also check event details in case the event you planned to attend has been cancelled. Even if you cannot attend a planned event, you can still join our awareness raising campaign by posting and re-posting content on social media, liking our Facebook page and liking individual posts. 

You can also share resources and  blog posts with your friends, colleagues and child’s school. Together we can make a difference, virus or no virus!

Can’t find the event you’re looking for?  Click HERE for the registration form to register an event or contact your school, organisation or state association directly. 

Remember that some events are online so be sure to follow the Facebook pages and websites of your state association to see articles, blogs and other news and resources. 

Can’t find the event you’re looking for?  Click HERE for the registration form to register an event or contact your school, organisation or state association directly. 

Remember that some events are online so be sure to follow the Facebook pages and websites of your state association to see articles, blogs and other news and resources. 

The Whole Gifted Child: Understanding and supporting the social and emotional needs of gifted students Presented by Dr Peta Hay  AAEGT Affiliate Event

DATE

Thursday 19 March 2020

TIME

Evening

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

ACT Gifted Families Support Group

TARGET AUDIENCE

Parents, teachers and carers

DESCRIPTION

Gifted students’ outstanding performance is often highly visible and celebrated, drawing attention and emphasis to students’ academic strengths in school. It is clear that supporting these academic needs should be a priority for parents and teachers. Nevertheless, gifted students also have social and emotional needs that may need as much nurture. In fact, social and emotional needs that are unmet can inhibit academic performance and general well-being, making it difficult to identify academic needs. It is therefore essential that parents and teachers support the whole child, including the complex social and emotional facets. In this session, we will explore the common social and emotional needs of gifted students, along with the possible causes. We will also examine a variety of research-based strategies to support the healthy development of the whole gifted child.

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-whole-gifted-child-presentation-for-gifted-awareness-week-2020-tickets-94943756331

 

Event Title  AAEGT Affiliate Event

DATE

 

TIME

 

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

 

TARGET AUDIENCE

 

DESCRIPTION

 

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

 

CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

Can’t find the event you’re looking for?  Click HERE for the registration form to register an event or contact your school, organisation or state association directly. 

Remember that some events are online so be sure to follow the Facebook pages and websites of your state association to see articles, blogs and other news and resources. 

Coffs Coast Regional Tour: Gifted Awareness Week Connect Series  AAEGT Affiliate Event

DATE

Saturday 14th March 2020

TIME

10:30am to 9pm

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

Gifted NSW Incorporated

TARGET AUDIENCE

Educators/Professionals/Parents/Carers

DESCRIPTION

Join us for this exciting full day program on the Coffs Coast. Presentations include:

·         Parent/Carer session:

Collaboration, Communities and Gifted Children: Is all that talk really necessary?

·         Q&A Panel featuring Melinda Gindy, Dr Sue Vasilevska, Rebecca McKeon and invited guests

·         Educator/Professional multi-session:

1.       High Potential and Gifted students: Who are they and how can we develop their talents?

2.    Gifted Students who are not thriving at school?

3.    When outside help is needed – how do I know, and where do I go?

·         Plus a special GAW dinner to finish the day.

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

https://giftednsw.org.au/event/coffs2020_connect

 

Illawarra Games for Enquiring Minds  AAEGT Affiliate Event

DATE

Sunday 15 March 2020

TIME

Afternoon

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

Gifted NSW Illawarra Subbranch

TARGET AUDIENCE

Kids in K-8 and their families

DESCRIPTION

Wellbeing – Kid’s Yoga and Nutrition

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

Illawarra@giftednsw.org.au

 

STEAM AHEAD AUSTRALIA – FOSTERING 21ST CENTURY CRITICAL AND CREATIVE THINKING SKILLS

DATE

Tuesday 17 March 2020

TIME

Evening

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

Teachers’ Guild of New South Wales

TARGET AUDIENCE

Teachers and parents

DESCRIPTION

Learning a STEM to STE(A)M Sustainable Approach: In this workshop, teachers will learn about the changes occurring in Australia as we shift from STEM-to-STE(A)M active learning environments. Visualise, plan and design STEAM frameworks suitable to use in your classrooms (K-12). Form collaborative networking groups with other like-minded colleagues to activate your imagination and building the next generation of 21st century thinkers.

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

https://tas.currinda.com/register/event/2051

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

Know Thyself- Understanding the Talent Development Process

DATE

Wednesday 18 March 2020

TIME

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

Georges River Grammar School

TARGET AUDIENCE

Members only- Year 7 Enrichment stream

DESCRIPTION

This two hour seminar informs high potential and gifted students in our Year 7 Enrichment Stream about the process of talent development as described by Francois Gagne. Students consider how environmental and intrapersonal factors influence the development of gifts into talents. Students also learn about the needs of gifted students and the importance of creativity to maximise their own potential. To support social, emotional and academic wellbeing, students learn about the importance of managing workloads and setting up effective study routines to minimise stress and possible future anxiety. The seminar concludes with a panel discussion with G&T student mentors from older year groups who share their organisational strategies for success.

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

louella.grech@grg.nsw.edu.au

 

Community talk – Gifted and High Potential students

DATE

Wednesday 18 March 2020

TIME

Evening

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

St Charles Catholic Primary School

TARGET AUDIENCE

Members only from school community

DESCRIPTION

Presentation

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

g.townend@unsw.edu.au

 

Think tank at UNSW – leaders discuss vernacular

DATE

Thursday 19 March 2020

TIME

Evening

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

UNSW

TARGET AUDIENCE

Members only

DESCRIPTION

New ideas amongst leaders in Gifted Education

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

g.townend@unsw.edu.au

 

2020 Gifted Awareness Week @ SACS: Middle School Gifted Education Parent Evening

DATE

Thursday 19 March 2020

TIME

Evening

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

St Andrew’s Cathedral School

TARGET AUDIENCE

Parents of students in Years 5 to Years 10

DESCRIPTION

Interested parents are invited to come and listen to Kathryn Taylor, who will be speaking on the wellbeing of gifted students, in particular focusing on strengths as a reflection of their skills and the challenges of perfectionism and negative self-esteem in areas where they have not yet achieved mastery. This session will be followed by a Q&A panel which will answer questions on Gifted Education and wellbeing at St Andrew’s Cathedral School.

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

estephenson@sacs.nsw.edu.au

 

Event Title  AAEGT Affiliate Event

DATE

 

TIME

 

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

 

TARGET AUDIENCE

 

DESCRIPTION

 

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

 

CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

Can’t find the event you’re looking for?  Click HERE for the registration form to register an event or contact your school, organisation or state association directly. 

Remember that some events are online so be sure to follow the Facebook pages and websites of your state association to see articles, blogs and other news and resources. 

Event Title  AAEGT Affiliate Event

DATE

 

TIME

 

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

 

TARGET AUDIENCE

 

DESCRIPTION

 

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

 

CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

Can’t find the event you’re looking for?  Click HERE for the registration form to register an event or contact your school, organisation or state association directly. 

Remember that some events are online so be sure to follow the Facebook pages and websites of your state association to see articles, blogs and other news and resources. 

Supporting parents ~ supporting children

DATE

Tuesday 17 March 2020

TIME

Evening

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

Rocklea State School

TARGET AUDIENCE

Parents

DESCRIPTION

Addressing the k(not) in your stomach…this session is designed to support parents as they navigate their gifted child’s education from Prep through to Secondary school. For many, this can be daunting and challenging, especially when, as a parent, you’re not sure yourself what your child needs. With a focus on both parental and child well-being, this session will share a range of solution-focused strategies that aim to build trusting, productive and respectful partnerships between parents and schools. Additionally, we’ll hold a Q&A session so please bring your questions!

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

Julia Bailey jbail154@eq.edu.au

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Event Title  AAEGT Affiliate Event

DATE

 

TIME

 

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

 

TARGET AUDIENCE

 

DESCRIPTION

 

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

 

CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

Can’t find the event you’re looking for?  Click HERE for the registration form to register an event or contact your school, organisation or state association directly. 

Remember that some events are online so be sure to follow the Facebook pages and websites of your state association to see articles, blogs and other news and resources. 

Mindset Mornings and Lunch

DATE

Thursday 19 March 2020

TIME

Morning

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

St Ignatius College

TARGET AUDIENCE

Year 7, 8 and 9 Challenge (Gifted Ed) Students

DESCRIPTION

Students will participate in a morning of activities and information linked to Carol Dweck’s Mindsets and their application to the Affective Needs of Gifted Students. This will be accompanied by a healthy lunch.

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

This is an internal event only.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

Event Title  AAEGT Affiliate Event

DATE

 

TIME

 

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

 

TARGET AUDIENCE

 

DESCRIPTION

 

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

 

CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

Can’t find the event you’re looking for?  Click HERE for the registration form to register an event or contact your school, organisation or state association directly. 

Remember that some events are online so be sure to follow the Facebook pages and websites of your state association to see articles, blogs and other news and resources. 

A seminar for teachers and parents of high ability learners about Twice Exceptionality Being Green – It’s not easy – AAEGT Affiliate Event

DATE

Tuesday 17 March 2020

TIME

Afternoon

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

Tasmanian Association for the Gifted Inc

TARGET AUDIENCE

Educators, parents, psychologists

DESCRIPTION

Seminar with Anne Jackson, Founder & Director of Kids Like Us.

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

tasgifted@gmail.com

CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

Event Title  AAEGT Affiliate Event

DATE

 

TIME

 

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

 

TARGET AUDIENCE

 

DESCRIPTION

 

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

 

CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

Can’t find the event you’re looking for?  Click HERE for the registration form to register an event or contact your school, organisation or state association directly. 

Remember that some events are online so be sure to follow the Facebook pages and websites of your state association to see articles, blogs and other news and resources. 

 Extension Studies @ Scotch celebrates National GAW 2020

DATE

Various dates during week (starting Monday 16 March 2020)

TIME

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

Scotch College Melbourne

TARGET AUDIENCE

Student activities Years 7-12

DESCRIPTION

The GAW theme of “Wellbeing” is a focus as we explore a range of extension and enrichment activities throughout the week and encourage students from our school and the Boroondara Gifted Network to celebrate their talent, try new activities and develop friendships with other like-minded students. All these elements contribute to the wellbeing of gifted and talented students.

Monday: Maths Gala for year 7

Tuesday: Poetry Slam workshop

Wednesday: Mission to Mars and Robotics workshop at the Victorian Space Science Education Centre.

Thursday: Staff Student debate: “This house believes that the pursuit of knowledge is the most important path to a good life.”

Friday: Chess Victoria Competition day at Kryal Castle

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

These events are on offer to either BGN schools or within Scotch College.

 

 Year 7 Maths Gala: BGN hosted by Scotch College

DATE

Monday 16 March 2020

TIME

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

Scotch College Melbourne

TARGET AUDIENCE

Year 7 high ability Maths students

DESCRIPTION

The Year 7 Maths Gala is a day of mathematical games and challenges for students within the Boroondara Gifted Network (BGN). We have 80 talented Maths students from 7 schools participating.

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

This is an event open to the 20 schools in the BGN

 

VAGTC Parent Seminar – AAEGT Affiliate Event

DATE

Thursday 19 March 2020

TIME

Evening

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

St Philip’s Christian College

TARGET AUDIENCE

Parents of Gifted and Talented Children

DESCRIPTION

This evening with comprise a presentation on understanding the affective needs of gifted children, with a following Q&A session.

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

www.vagtc.org.au  

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

Event Title  AAEGT Affiliate Event

DATE

 

TIME

 

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

 

TARGET AUDIENCE

 

DESCRIPTION

 

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

 

CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

Can’t find the event you’re looking for?  Click HERE for the registration form to register an event or contact your school, organisation or state association directly. 

Remember that some events are online so be sure to follow the Facebook pages and websites of your state association

to see articles, blogs and other news and resources. 

Gifted WA Inaugural Art Competition 2020   AAEGT Affiliate Event

DATE

Sunday 15 March 2020

TIME

Afternoon

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

Gifted WA

TARGET AUDIENCE

Primary and Secondary Students

DESCRIPTION

GIFTED WA is excited to announce our inaugural art competition for 2020 as part of our Gifted Awareness Week activities. Primary and Secondary School students are invited to enter a piece of art depicting the theme “Wellbeing”. There will be a winner chosen by a local WA artist in both the primary and secondary categories. Each student will win $50 as well as a holiday course at our sponsor, the Children’s School of Contemporary Art, and the winner’s school will win a year’s subscription to Gifted WA. The winning entries will also feature on Gifted WA merchandise for 2020. Entries must be received by the 27th March and include the student’s name, age, school and a contact phone number. All entries must be sent to info@giftedwa.org.au and winners will be notified by phone after Gifted Awareness Week.

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

info@giftedwa.org.au

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

Kids Picnic and Games  Joint AAEGT Affiliate Event

DATE

Sunday 15 March 2020

TIME

Afternoon

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

Gifted WA & MENSA

TARGET AUDIENCE

Parents and families

DESCRIPTION

For the second year running Gifted WA and MENSA have joined to host a combined event bringing together members from both organisation for a social gathering to launch Gifted Awareness Week. You’re invited to a BYO Picnic from 12pm and formal start time of 1pm. We will have some games and possible treasure hunt (more details to be posted closer to the event). At 2pm we will have a talk for parents to attend. The guest speakers and content will be confirmed shortly. This was a huge success last year and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the launch of Gifted Awareness Week.

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

https://giftedwa.wildapricot.org/event-3640898

Teaching for Success – Catering to the Individual Needs of Gifted Students  – AAEGT Affiliate Event

DATE

Tuesday 17 March 2020

TIME

Evening

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

Gifted WA

TARGET AUDIENCE

Teachers – open to members and non-members

DESCRIPTION

Jody Lewin, Gifted & Talented Teacher of the Nautilis Club (Comet Bay College), South Metro PEAC and STEM Extension Programs presents an informative session targeted at teachers looking to cater for the individual needs of Gifted Students. This event will be hands on and participants will leave with tips and tricks for success for all gifted learning types. This event will be hosted at Rossmoyne Primary School in the library. Register your interest early as we expect a big turn out for this.
Free for Gifted WA members (Individual Memberships $25 Family Memberships are $35) consider joining and get access to other events that are labelled free for members. School members can send as many staff as they wish. School Memberships are only $190 per year and include 2 x AAEGT Journals per year and as many staff that wish to attend events labelled [free to members] as you wish to send. School and Family members, please register your guests under your School or Family primary email logon account. If you have problems registering, please email info@giftedwa.org.au

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

https://giftedwa.wildapricot.org/event-3764614

How to Navigate a Talk with the School – AAEGT Affiliate Event

DATE

Wednesday 18 March 2020

TIME

Evening

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

Gifted WA

TARGET AUDIENCE

Parents – Members and Non-members welcome

DESCRIPTION

Cavelle Monck, Principal at Mount Lawley Primary School presents an informative session targeted at parents looking to engage with their child’s school. Understand the different approaches you may take to achieve better outcomes. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from a parent, teacher and principal about how to best navigate the journey many of us face trying to best advocate for our gifted children. This event will be hosted at Mount Lawley Primary School in the enclosed undercover area. Register your interest early as we expect a big turn out for this.

Free for Gifted WA members (Individual Memberships $25 Family Memberships are $35) consider joining and get access to other events that are labelled free for members. School members can send as many staff as they wish.  School Memberships are only $190 per year and include 2 x AAEGT Journals per year and as many staff that wish to attend events labelled [free to members] as you wish to send. School and Family members, please register your guests under your School or Family primary email logon account.  If you have problems registering, please email info@giftedwa.org.au

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

https://giftedwa.wildapricot.org/event-3640917

 

Caffeine Fuelled Networking – Morning Tea – AAEGT Affiliate Event

DATE

Thursday 19 March 2020

TIME

Morning

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

Gifted WA

TARGET AUDIENCE

Parents, Teachers and anyone interested in being a part of Gifted WA

DESCRIPTION

Once a month we host morning tea in the city for Parents, Teachers and anyone interested in becoming part of Gifted WA to meet our Chairperson and members of the committee. This month’s coffee catchup is during Gifted Awareness Week so it’s a great opportunity to informally meet with others on similar journeys and to pose questions to the committee members present. QV1 is a great open place to meet, and we suggest we meet outside the Mary St Bakery at 10.30 am. There are plenty of coffee, tea, juice and food options available.

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

https://giftedwa.wildapricot.org/event-3764646

 

PEAC (Primary Extension & Challenge) Targeted Public School Networks Professional Learning Series

DATE

Thursday 19 March 2020

TIME

Afternoon

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

PEAC – Primary Extension and Challenge

TARGET AUDIENCE

Educators from invited network schools

DESCRIPTION

A Targeted Professional Learning Series – Better Understanding the Characteristics and Behaviours of Top End Students. Supporting wellbeing by understanding the needs of students.

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

tara.hannent@education.wa.edu.au

 

Educating the Gifted and Talented (3 day course)

DATE

Thursday 19 March 2020

TIME

Morning

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

Growing Up Greatness

TARGET AUDIENCE

Teachers and school leaders

DESCRIPTION

This course is appropriate for primary and secondary teachers, coordinators and school leaders who want a comprehensive understanding of gifted and talented education. This course includes all aspects of the entry-level Gifted and Talented Professional Learning Modules (developed by GERRIC with DEEWR) as well as up-to-date research, strategies and time for practical planning.

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

https://www.growingupgreatness.com/new-events/educating-the-gifted-and-talented-2020

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

Event Title  AAEGT Affiliate Event

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TIME

 

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

 

TARGET AUDIENCE

 

DESCRIPTION

 

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

 

CLICK HERE FOR FLYER