Call for Submissions from Interested Presenters for Saturday 18th March 2023
Due 21st January 2023 – submit at Call for papers
In 2023 we invite you to explore the theme of Gifted Groups: From Diversity to Differentiation
On Saturday 18th March our speakers will provide a variety of presentations for teachers, parents and professionals about gifted learners. The presentations will address a range of topics related to gifted education including: parental expectations and/or experiences, interpretation of testing results, identification; teaching practices; developmental characteristics and challenges; extension and enrichment programs; and support services.
Researchers, teachers, school leaders, administrators, practitioners, parents and students are invited to submit an abstract for an oral presentation or workshop of 40 mins including question time for the 2022 State Conference.
Presenters can submit an abstract for either the Teacher/Professional Strand or Parent Strand. Presentations should be in the form of:
- A seminar paper or case-study meeting standards of academic merit;
- A discussion or panel group - organised as a "Panel of Experts" who react to the issue presented by a chairperson, or as a "Round Table" where a presenter discusses a topic with a group. These are less formal and allow more audience interaction.
- Stories from the classroom, school programs or parenting experience – allowing for interaction with the audience to share personal and/or school practice examples.
We especially invite presentations on key topics that explore the conference theme of differentiating educational opportunities for gifted learners, and what this might mean for supporting students in class, in schools, and beyond the school environment. This might include but is not limited to:
- Identification of giftedness – the experience for students, parents and educators;
- Practice examples of curriculum differentiation models (e.g., Kaplan, Williams, Maker)
- Examples of evidence-based strategies to differentiate learning opportunities for gifted learners (e.g., acceleration and enrichment opportunities, curriculum compacting, pre and off-level testing)
- Examples of differentiating learning opportunities and support beyond the classroom and school environment (e.g., out-of-school activities and support, the experience of families);
- Differentiating learning and support to meet the unique needs of gifted learners (e.g., how might differentiation strategies be used to support twice-exceptional, underachieving achieving students?)
- How could and should parents of gifted learners be involved in planning of differentiated learning experiences for their children? How might parents advocate for the learning and social needs of their gifted children as part of the educational process?
Important Information for Presenters: Abstracts must not exceed 200 words. Remember the abstract needs to communicate to the potential audience what you want to talk about, so write in a way that attracts people to your session. The conference programmers reserve the right to edit all abstracts and biographical data to a common style/format for the Conference Program and for the Conference Website.
Submit your abstract via a Google Form at Call for papers where you will insert required details. You are welcome to bring handouts for distribution but photocopying will not be available at the venue. Presenters are required to register for the conference.