21st State Conference 2013 QAGTC

16th March Keynote by June Maker  15th March Teacher Workshop with June Maker  Conference Venue: Woodcrest State College, Woodcrest.  Registration information


  • Friday, 15 March 2013 - 4:00pm - Saturday, 16 March 2013 - 5:00pm


  • QLD

Event type: Conference

  • Maximum places: 150

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.

Final Registration:   March 7th 2013

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