AGATEVic Professional Learning for Educators of the Gifted, Talented and Creative Students

Association for Gifted and Talented Education Victoria

• Affiliated with the Australian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented (AAEGT)

• Affiliated with the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children (WCGTC)

Presentation: What do teachers believe and do to foster creativity in the classroom?

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 6 – 7pm. Followed by time for questions

Venue: Faculty of Education, Monash University, 19 Ancora Imparo Way, Clayton-Level 2-243 Meeting Room.

Presenter: Ann Robinson, PhD, is Professor of Educational Psychology and Founding Director of the Jodie Mahony Center for Gifted Education at the University of Arkansas - Little Rock. She is past president of the U.S.A. National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), a former editor of the Gifted Child Quarterly, and has been honored by NAGC as Early Scholar, Early Leader, Distinguished Scholar and for Distinguished Service to the association.

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Gifted Awareness Week (17-24 March 2019)

AGATEVic, together with the VAGTC, will be holding a community of inquiry for students to mark Gifted Awareness Week. This will be held in term 2 at a date to be announced. For further information contact Susan Knopfelmacher.

Flexible Learning Unit - Talent Development and Diversity

Date: Thursday, March 7- May 30, 6pm.

Venue: Faculty of Education, Monash University on campus and online, at Clayton campus.

Presenter: Dr Leonie Kronborg

Master's of Education flexible learning unit for semester 1, will be taught by Dr Leonie Kronborg to Master's of Education students.

Panel Presentations – Research about highly able students: Implications for educators.

Date: Wednesday May 15, 2019 - 6.30 pm.

Venue: Melbourne Girls Grammar School, Seminar Room. No onsite parking, but street parking available.

In these lightning talks, researchers in gifted education will provide key research findings for classroom practitioners. 4 minutes will be spent on each topic. There will be time afterwards for questions and opportunities to speak with individual researchers.

§ Dr Anne Grant - How do we identify young highly able children in pre school and early years of education.

§ Dr Leonie Kronborg - What are the best instructional strategies for teachers of highly able children? What does the research tell us?

§ Liz Kelly - Emotional competence and gifted students.

§ Susan Knopfelmacher - The identification of highly able children from a secondary school perspective.

§ Claudia Cornejo - Chilean psychologist, PhD student, Monash University. Identification of the characteristics of inspiring teachers as identified by able secondary students.

§ Dr Susan Wade - Highly able children on the autism spectrum

Presentation: CHILD READY? SCHOOL READY? What's important as children start school? What parents and teachers need to know about transition Including - HOW high ability / gifted children manage.

Date: Tuesday 18 June, 2019. 6:30-7:30pm approx. including time for a Q & A session at the end.

Venue: Mary Mackillop Primary. 2 Ernst Wanke Rd. Narre Warren North.

Presenter: Dr Anne Grant

Cost: AGATEVic members free. Mary Mackillop Primary teachers and parents free. Non members $10.

RSVP: a.grant@deakin.edu.au (by June 17)

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Presentation: For teachers and school leaders - What do school leaders and teachers need to know about gifted students? What are the best strategies to effectively teach gifted students?

Date: TBA

Venue: TBA

Presenter: Kate Mitchell

Date: Tuesday August 20, 2019

Venue: TBA

Presenter: Dr Jennifer Krafchek - Supporting students as they begin an accelerated learning program or take up a scholarship: Advice to educators and parents.

Date: Tuesday November 19, 2019

Venue: TBA

Presenter: Dr Susan Wade - Highly able students on the autism spectrum: The importance of supportive educators.

View our previous 2018 presentations here below.

Date: Sunday 25 March 2018

Venue: Faculty of Education, Monash University, 19 Ancora Imparo Way, Clayton

Topic: Developing Gifted Potential – DET Project

Audience: DET Teachers – Full

Presenter: Dr Leonie Kronborg & Prof Barbara Kerr

Date: Monday 26 March 2018, 6pm

Venue: Faculty of Education, Room 2.31, Second floor, Learning and Teaching Building, Monash University, 19 Ancora Imparo Way, Clayton

Topic: Anxiety and Depression in Creatively Gifted Students

Audience: All teachers - AGATEVic Members are welcome

Presenter: Prof Barbara Kerr

View abstract and biography here

Date: Tuesday 1 May 2018

Venue: PLC, 141 Burwood Hwy, Burwood VIC 3125

Topic: Gifted children in my classes? So what? They are going to be successful anyway aren’t they

Audience: All Primary and Secondary teachers – AGATEVic Members are welcome

Presenter: Kate Mitchell

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Date: Saturday 12 May 2018

Venue: Faculty of Education, Monash University, 19 Ancora Imparo Way, Clayton

Topic: Developing Gifted Potential – DET Teaching/Research Project

Audience: DET Teachers - Full

Presenter: Dr Leonie Kronborg

Date: Wednesday 16 May 2018

Time: 5.30pm – 7.00pm

Venue: Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Burwood, 3125 - Meet at Reception

NB: Car entry is through GATE 4, Parer St – not Burwood Hwy

Topic: How do girls know they are smart? : Sources of academic self-efficacy in high-achieving females

Audience: All teachers – primary focus

This professional development is free to AGATEVic members, $10 for non-members.

RSVP: sknopfelmacher@plc.vic.edu.au

Presenter: Dr Jennifer Krafchek

View abstract here

Date: Wednesday 30 May 2018

Venue: t.b.c.

Topic: Acceleration – Is acceleration of students the best answer for gifted children?

Audience: All teachers - AGATEVic Members are welcome

Presenter: Kate Mitchell

View abstract here

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Date: Saturday 16 June 2018

Venue: Faculty of Education, Monash University, 19 Ancora Imparo Way, Clayton

Topic: Developing Gifted Potential –DET Teaching/Research Project

Audience: DET Teachers - Full

Presenter: Dr Leonie Kronborg


Date: Tuesday 31 July 2018, 6.30-7.30pm

Venue: Faculty of Education, The Learning Teaching Building, 381, 19 Ancora Imparo Way, Monash University, Clayton Campus.

Topic: Gifted students on the autism spectrum: An introduction

Audience: All teachers - AGATEVic Members are welcome

Presenter: Dr Susan Wade

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Date: Tuesday 21 August 2018, 5:30pm

Venue: PLC, 141 Burwood Hwy, Burwood VIC 3125

Topic: To Accelerate or Not: Negotiating the Secondary Mathematics Curriculum with Mathematically Able Adolescent Females

Audience: All teachers – secondary focus - AGATEVic Members are welcome

Presenter: Julie Bartley-Buntz

RSVP to sknopfelmacher@plc.vic.edu.au

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Date: Tuesday 4 September 2018, 5:30-7pm

Venue: PLC, 141 Burwood Hwy, Burwood VIC 3125

Topic: Effective Mentoring of Investigative Learning: Significant Benefits for Gifted Students

Audience: All teachers – secondary focus - AGATEVic Members are welcome

Presenter: Susan Knopfelmacher M. Ed, BA (Hons), Grad Dip Ed, Postgrad. Cert Gifted Ed

RSVP sknopfelmacher@plc.vic.edu.au


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Date: Monday 15 October 2018

Venue: Federation University, Gippsland Campus

Topic: Giftedness from a Rural Perspective

Audience: All teachers - AGATEVic Members are welcome

Presenter: Ass Prof Margaret Plunkett

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