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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.

Brisbane West AGM

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Join us via ZOOM on the 11th of October for our Annual General Meeting and to hear what we have in mind for 2022. We are always keen to welcome new members and hear what you have to contribute.