21st State Conference of the Queensland Association for Gifted and Talented Children Inc

A New Educational Era: Gifted Students and the Australian Curriculum

June Maker

C. June Maker is professor of special education in the department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies at the University of Arizona, where she prepares professors in special education, education of the gifted and early childhood education.  She studies performance-based assessments and implementation of multiple intelligences (theory and creativity).  Internationally known, she has published books, articles and videos.  Currently she is integrating Discovering Intellectual Strengths and Capabilities while Observing Varied Ethnic Responses (DISCOVER), Thinking Actively in a Social Context (TASC), and Problem Based Learning (PBL) to form a new model for developing problem solving: Real Engagement in Active Problem Solving (REAPS).


Supported by Randy Pease

Randy Pease is currently a fourth grade teacher in the Tucson Unified School District, Tucson, Arizona. His focus is Environmental Sciences within the regular classroom curriculum. Randy has had a wide range of experiences in his thirty years, specializing in both general curriculum design/implementation and services for gifted and talented students. As a gifted services coordinator and teacher in a self-contained class of gifted students, he wrote and implemented curricula for gifted students from first through to tenth grades. He has been involved in various projects with Dr. C. June Maker for twenty years, first as a targeted research teacher and then as a national research coordinator for DISCOVER Projects, working full-time at The University of Arizona.

Makering the Australian Curriculum 15th March Full day curriculum planning workshop June Maker and Randy Pease. This workshop will apply the Maker approach of gifted education to the new Australian Curriculum, including focus on English, Mathematics, Science and History.

Conference Saturday 16th March with Keynote by C. June Maker, Master class (Friday attendees only) and a range of sessions which will focus on promoting and sharing solutions and strategies for parents and educators.

Timetable for 16th March

2013 Program

 Venue: Woodcrest State College

38 Nev Smith Drive, Springfield, 4300.

Conference webform registration  or pdf attachment 

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea included.

                1 DAY PRICES

MEMBERS/BCE SCHOOLS (teachers at member rates)

Friday Workshop Only $250

Saturday Conference Only $154


Friday Workshop Only $300

Saturday Conference Only $176

PRESENTERS - Saturday Conference $99

CONCESSION for Fulltime Students, Pensioners (with copy of ID) and 2 attendees from same family $99 each


MEMBERS/BCE SCHOOLS (teachers at member rates)

Friday workshop + Saturday Master class/Conference Presenter $349

Friday Workshop + Saturday Master class/Conference $382


Friday Workshop + Saturday Master class/Conference Presenter $399

Friday Workshop + Saturday Master class/Conference $454

Final Registration:   March 7th 2013

Accommodation options

Woodcrest Bus Route

For more information contact: QAGTC office on 3352 4288 or email office@qagtc.org.au.