QAGTC Conference - 11th and 12th March 2022

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Venue: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Friday 11th March 2022

Full day workshop to take A Deeper Dive into Differentiation

Session 1 - Professor Jim Watters will begin the day with an examination of the historical perspectives that influence differentiation practice through today.

Session 2 - An exploration of differentiation within contemporary classrooms will be led by Dr Carly Lassig, who will stimulate consideration of the challenges presented by inclusive education (e.g., student diversity) and how differentiation may be used to attend to these challenges.

Session 3 - A discussion of various differentiation models and strategies will be led by Dr Frances Hoyte and the evidence basis underpinning the approaches and links to curriculum areas will be explored.

Session 4 - This session will be a theory to practices session, where attendees will apply differentiation strategies to their own planning.

Saturday 12th  March 2022

Prof Ian Fraser

Keynote by Prof Ian Fraser

Professor Ian Frazer is a clinician scientist, trained as a clinical immunologist in Scotland. As a professor at the University of Queensland, he leads a research group working at TRI in Brisbane, Australia on the immune-biology of epithelial cancers.  He is recognised as co-inventor of the technology enabling the HPV vaccines, currently used worldwide to help prevent cervical cancer.

He heads a biotechnology company, Jingang Medicine (Aus) Pty Ltd, working on new vaccine technologies, and is a board member of several companies and not for profit organisations. He was the inaugural president of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, and a member of the Australian National Science and Technology Council. He chairs the Australian Medical Research Advisory Board of the Medical Research Future Fund.

He was recognised as Australian of the Year in 2006. He was recipient of the Prime Ministers Prize for Science, and of the Balzan Prize, in 2008, and was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 2012.

He was appointed Companion of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2013.


Nicole Brownlie

Keynote by Nicole Brownlie

Topic:  Supporting the social and emotional wellbeing of gifted students during COVID times

Nicole Brownlie is currently a lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Southern Queensland. She teaches human development and wellbeing, as well as secondary curriculum and pedagogy. It was through multiple experiences Nicole had with students, as a secondary music and maths teacher, that led her to study a Master’s in Education (Special Education) with a focus on gifted learners. She is particularly passionate about understanding and meeting each student where they are at, in order to stretch and encourage them to dream big and plan to get there!

Nicole has two children, who keep her on her toes and practising what she preaches!

Saturday Program of multiple sessions offered from presenters on topics of interest to Parents, Educators and Professionals to support the needs of Gifted and Talented Children.

Selection from 4 choices of presentations across 3 timeslots

After morning tea from 10.45 to 12.55

Lunch 1pm - 1.45pm

Afternoon sessions 1.45pm to 3.15 pm

For Conference Program details go to Conference website