IQ testing:What’s it really about and is it really necessary?

This session will consider IQ testing, and objective and subjective measures of identification to demonstrate how complex and varied high potential learners are.

 

When:

  • Saturday, 25 February 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Where:

  • The Southport Preparatory School, Lupus Street
    (on the opposite side of Ferry Road to TSS main campus)
  • Southport QLD

Event type: Parent support group meeting

  • Maximum places: 100

Have you been asked by your child’s teacher to take him/her to see an Educational Psychologist? Or maybe your school has asked you to prove that your child meets criteria for acceleration or for entry into its Gifted Education Program? This session will consider IQ testing, and objective and subjective measures of identification to demonstrate how complex and varied high potential learners are. Discussions will focus on how ‘learner profiling’ is recommended in preference to just IQ testing, and how this benefits your school’s capacity to establish learning pathways that allow individual potential to be developed.

Facilitator: Jasna Poeszus has been in the field of education for over 25 years. She is currently serving as a Coordinator in Gifted Education. As former Education Consultant in NSW across all school sectors (State, Catholic and Independent), Assistant Principal, Teacher and Early Intervention Family Support Coordinator, Jasna is passionate about providing support and guidance to families and students.She understands the complexity of individual learners and the pressures on school personnel to provide appropriate teaching and learning experiences, and she has consistently advocated for positive parent/school partnerships.

There will be plenty of time for discussion and questions. The workshop will be useful for parents and teachers of gifted children at both the primary and secondary levels.  Other professionals are also most welcome. Tea and coffee will be served and information will be available on gifted resources and contacts. Parent/teacher support group meetings are quite relaxed and informal. No minutes are taken and discussions remain confidential. To create an environment in which participants feel confident to discuss aspects of parenting and teaching, we request that support group meetings be ‘adults only’   

Please Note: Children do NOT attend parent/teacher support group meetings.

Information on children’s workshops running at the same time and place can be found at http://www.qagtc.org.au/goldcoast

 

 

Cost of event:

  • Member cost: Gold Coin Donation
  • Non-member cost: Gold Coin Donation
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