Gifted Awareness Week

Gifted Awareness Week 2021 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!

 

AAEGT Event

Thriving Not Just Surviving: An interactive online presentation of the latest research on grouping in gifted education

DATESunday 23 May 2021
TIMEMorning
SCHOOL/ORGANISATIONAAEGT
TARGET AUDIENCEParents and teachers
DESCRIPTION

A Zoom presentation by Dr Karen Rogers and Dr Peta Hay.

Abstract: Educators aim to give all of their students an optimal learning environment so that they can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. Sadly, many gifted students experience inappropriate educational provisions due to educators’ misinformation and misconceptions about appropriate programming. Many gifted students simply survive school; tragically, some even drop out of school despite their high potential. It is critical that parents and educators understand how to challenge and encourage our gifted students by using evidence-based educational provisions.

Few educators would disagree that grouping students is important for learning given it provides important opportunities for observation and modelling (Bandura, 1977; 1986). However, differences arise around how to group students. Gifted/talented students do not respond to grouping in the same way as their same age peers; they generally thrive in like-minded/like-achieving groupings (Steenbergen-Hu, Makel & Olszewski-Kubilius, 2016). In this workshop we will analyse the most recent meta-analysis data on gifted and talented students comparing their academic, social, and emotional outcomes in ability/achievement groupings with mixed-ability groupings (via effect sizes).

For parents, this session will provide good information they might present to their respective schools to ensure that their own children will have their needs for grouping addressed. Teachers who participate will be invited to consider the ways in which research may apply to different students’ needs, classrooms, and schools. This presentation will actively engage teachers and parents in figuring out how to apply the grouping research that is presented. It is expected that discussion will be lively, yet useful!

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…https://www.trybooking.com/BOBNV
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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. 

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 gifted children to thrive

DATE

Saturday 22 May 2021

TIME

Afternoon

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

University of NSW

TARGET AUDIENCE

Parents and teachers

DESCRIPTION

For the launch of Gifted Awareness Week, GERRIC is delighted to invite you to a free presentation by Dr Geraldine Townend about how parents can support gifted children to thrive. The presentation will consider a variety of contexts, including school. This session is designed principally for families who are at the beginning of their ‘gifted’ journey and are seeking insights to support their child in moving forward. The 45-minute presentation will be followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. Please note that parking at UNSW is free on a Saturday. As there are very limited spaces and tickets are free, please let us know if you are unable to attend after booking.

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

Tickets are free and booked via this link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/gifted-awareness-week-supporting-my-gifted-child-to-thrive-tickets-152799382065 

 

Guest speakers throughout the week

DATE

Monday 24 May 2021

TIME

Afternoon

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

Loreto Kirribilli

TARGET AUDIENCE

Teachers only

DESCRIPTION

Guest speakers, emails for teachers

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

 

 

Autumn Picnic

DATE

Monday 24 May 2021

TIME

Morning

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

Canley Heights Public School

TARGET AUDIENCE

Teachers and students

DESCRIPTION

Autumn Picnic

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

TBC

 

Know Thyself Seminar- Understanding the Talent Development Process

DATE

Wednesday 26 May 2021

TIME

 

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

Georges River Grammar School

TARGET AUDIENCE

Private school event – Year 7 students

DESCRIPTION

This two hour seminar informs high potential and gifted students in our Year 7 Enrichment Stream at Georges River Grammar School about the process of talent development as described by Françoys Gagné. Students consider how environmental and intrapersonal factors influence the development of gifts into talents. Students also learn about the needs of gifted students, and about the importance of managing workloads and setting up effective study routines to minimise stress. 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…

 

 

Gifted NSW Lunch ‘n Chat – AAEGT Affiliate Event

DATE

Friday 28 May 2021

TIME

Afternoon

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

Gifted NSW

TARGET AUDIENCE

Parents and young children

DESCRIPTION

Come along and meet others who are parenting a gifted child. 12pm-2pm, The Prince Hotel, 533-541 Princes Hwy, Kirrawee. You will find us on the deck near the children’s play area, look for Gifted NSW logo.

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

subbranchliaison@giftednsw.org.au

 

Gifted Awareness Forum for Educators (GAFE) – AAEGT Affiliate Event

DATE

Saturday 29 May 2021

TIME

All day

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

Gifted NSW Inc and Teachers’ Guild of NSW

TARGET AUDIENCE

Teachers and School Executive. Parents are welcome.

DESCRIPTION

On behalf of Gifted NSW Inc. and the Teachers’ Guild of NSW we would like to invite you to join us at the 3rd Biennial Gifted Awareness Forum for Educators (GAFE). GAFE envisions the provision of a unique platform for all educators to network as they engage in evidence- informed application for gifted learners within their chosen field. The GAFE Program will emphasise both networking (within both focus areas and stages) and practical application, delivered on a professional platform.

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

Registration is available at: https://tas.currinda.com/register/event/2179 . Enquires can be made to Melinda Gindy at president@giftednsw.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. 

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. 

Foundations for Understanding and Supporting Gifted or Talented Students

DATE

Monday 24 May 2021

TIME

Mon-Fri All Day

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

Griffith University

TARGET AUDIENCE

Teachers, school leaders

DESCRIPTION

Free online professional development module offered by Griffith University, ‘An Introduction to giftedness or talent’. This module forms part of a larger course and is being offered free in part to celebrate Gifted Awareness Week 2021. Gifted and Talented Education has fast become one of the most sought-after teacher professional development focus areas however very few accessible programs exist in this space. Dr Michelle Ronksley-Pavia from Griffith University, a Lecturer in Inclusive Education has developed this free online self-paced module designed to sustain teachers and school leaders in understanding and supporting the diverse needs of gifted and talented students in today’s inclusive classrooms. Those who engage with the free module can also register their interest in a more in-depth six module program.

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

plhub@griffith.edu.au

 

 

Addressing the k(not) in your stomach: supporting parents, supporting children

DATE

Tuesday 25 May 2021

TIME

 

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

Rocklea State School

TARGET AUDIENCE

Parents, Teachers

DESCRIPTION

This session is designed to support parents as they navigate their gifted child’s education from Prep through to transition to secondary.

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

https://www.facebook.com/rockleastateschool

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 Awareness Week Parent Night

DATE

Thursday 27 May 2021

TIME

Evening

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

St Ignatius College

TARGET AUDIENCE

Parents

DESCRIPTION

GAW Parents of the Gifted Information Night

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

Private event for school parents only

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 Children: building friendships at school

DATE

Monday 24 May 2021

TIME

Evening

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

Tasmanian Association for the Gifted Inc

TARGET AUDIENCE

Parents and teachers

DESCRIPTION

An online information evening for parents and teachers.

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

https://www.tasgifted.com/gifted-children-building-friendships-at-school/

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

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 Empathy

DATE

Wednesday 26 May 2021

TIME

5:30 -7:30 pm

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

Ayesha Umar & Bandiana Primary School

TARGET AUDIENCE

Teachers, parents and community leaders

DESCRIPTION

This event focuses on spreading awareness about giftedness. It will discuss what it means to be gifted and how gifted students can be supported by teachers, parents and community. It will help all stakeholders develop cognitive, emotional and compassionate empathy for gifted students in order to facilitate conducive talent development.

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

hashmis_a@hotmail.comdonna.wright@education.vic.gov.au

Event 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.

Staffroom market stall of resources

DATE

Monday 24 May 2021

TIME

All day

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

Mercy College

TARGET AUDIENCE

Staff at Mercy College

DESCRIPTION

Staff at Mercy College will be able to visit the staff room market stall to access a range of resources.

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

 
 

 

Transforming gifted underachievement, to gifted and thriving!

DATE

Tuesday 25 May 2021

TIME

Afternoon

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

Growing Up Greatness

TARGET AUDIENCE

Primary and secondary classroom teachers and school leaders

DESCRIPTION

This professional learning event is designed for primary and secondary classroom teachers and school leaders who are looking to better understand the profile of gifted underachievers, including key reasons for underachievement and strategies that schools and teachers can implement to turn this around and ensure our under-performing gifted students thrive. If you have ever wondered why you are not seeing the ability of a gifted child in your class, or are frustrated with students who do not seem to be fulfilling their potential, then this professional learning will help you to understand how schools and teachers can identify and work with students whose potential is yet to be uncovered.

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

https://www.stickytickets.com.au/xmx6y  

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

Gifted isn’t better; it’s different!

DATE

Wednesday 26 May 2021

TIME

Afternoon

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

Melville Senior High School

TARGET AUDIENCE

Students, Parents and Teachers

DESCRIPTION

Conference and seminar

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

jamie.pearce@education.wa.edu.au

 

Why gifted students underachieve – online

DATE

Wednesday 26 May 2021

TIME

Afternoon

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

Growing Up Greatness

TARGET AUDIENCE

Primary and secondary classroom teachers and school leaders

DESCRIPTION

This online discussion is for primary and secondary classroom teachers and school leaders who have completed the online video and workbook for this module. This online forum offers the opportunity to better understand the profile of gifted underachievers, including key reasons for underachievement and strategies that schools and teachers can implement to turn this around. If you have ever wondered why you are not seeing the ability of a gifted child in your class, or are frustrated with students who do not seem to be fulfilling their potential, then this professional learning will help you to understand how schools and teachers can identify and work with students whose potential is yet to be uncovered.

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

https://www.growingupgreatness.com/new-events/21/why-gifted-students-underachieve

 

Gifted and thriving

DATE

Sunday 30 May 2021

TIME

Sat-Sun afternoon

SCHOOL/ORGANISATION

Multicultural Talent Academy/Open Space School Yabloko

TARGET AUDIENCE

Parents and teachers

DESCRIPTION

A deeper understanding of the meaning of gifted and talented.

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER…

natasha@talent-academy.com.au

 

 

Event Title – AAEGT Affiliate Event
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FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER… 

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