Parent night

Why test? What is involved?

Panel discussion
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Are you curious about the benefits of psychometric assessments for gifted or twice-exceptional students? Do you want to know more about what is involved in these assessments and/or what to consider when looking for a reliable assessor? If so, please join us for a presentation by Lydia Elsworthy, who regular conducts assessments and has a strong understanding of the needs of gifted children.

Our meeting will be held in meeting rooms 1 and 2. Please access via the lift to the library which is located in the covered carpark area between the buildings at the entrance to the shops.

Advocacy for Gifted Students

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Join us via ZOOM to find out about effective advocacy for gifted and twice-exceptional students. Michele Juratowitch will be presenting an information session for parents and teachers that highlights the role of advocacy in relation to educational equity.

Michele Juratowitch is Director or Clearing Skies. She has worked with the gifted in all levels and systems of education; provides a range of services, programs, counselling and advocacy, for gifted youth, parents, professionals, institutions and organisations. Michele was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study counselling and interventions for the gifted. She often presents at conferences and is a member of educational advisory committees. She writes articles related to the diverse needs of gifted students; wrote Study: The Simple Facts and a series of e-books, collectively titled Raising Bright Sparks; co-authored Make a Twist: Curriculum differentiation for gifted students and the research report, Releasing the Brakes for High-Ability Learners. Michele regularly advocates for gifted students, in various ways, at all levels of education, across different educations systems and institutions.

ZOOM - Executive Functions: Understanding, developing and optimising a gifted child's performance

Executive functioning
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It is often assumed that gifted children will have organisation and planning skills on par with their intellectual capacities. This is often not the case. If you are the parent or teacher of a gifted student, join us via ZOOM to hear Michele Juratowitch as she outlines Executive Functions and what we can do to support our gifted children to develop skills and strategies to launch a successful future.

Executive Functions: Understanding, developing and optimising a gifted child's performance

Executive functioning
Event start
It is often assumed that gifted children will have organisation and planning skills on par with their intellectual capacities. This is often not the case. If you are the parent or teacher of a gifted student, come and listen to Michele Juratowitch as she outlines Executive Functions and what we can do to support our gifted children to develop skills and strategies to launch a successful future.

ZOOM event - Supporting gifted students during their transition back to school

Zoom Meeting
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It has been a most unusual year for us all; however gifted students returning to school after a period of remote learning are experiencing a range of challenges that are related to who they are and how they learn.
How do parents and educators appropriately support gifted students to positively transition from a remote learning environment to a school setting?
How can we ensure that gifted students' learning and psycho-social needs are adequately addressed at this time?
How might adults manage the fluctuating demands of our society's 'new normal' while safeguarding students' emotional well-being and ensuring that opportunities available for gifted students are responsive to their learning needs?

Join us via ZOOM to listen to Michele Juratowitch as she provides some guidance on this topical issue. Please see Michele's bio below. When you register for this FREE event, a ZOOM link will be provided to you via email, an hour before the event.