Brisbane North Branch Information Session

The duality and disparity of gifted and GLD children can present teachers with unusual challenges.  If you're keen to learn some practical strategies to partner with schools to support your gifted or GLD child, then come along.

When:

  • Saturday, 20 April 2013 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Where:

  • The Lakes College
    2 College St
  • North Lakes, QLD

Address for instructions:

  • Please park in the main parking lot accessed from College St.
    Follow the signs to the meeting

Event type: Parent night

  • Maximum places: 60

Overview:  

The duality and disparity of gifted and GLD children can present teachers with unusual challenges, and these can be exacerbated by parents who arrive with what sometimes seem to be unreasonable and perpetual requests for "special treatment."  Is there a way to support a gifted or GLD child in partnership with the school, without being labelled a "pushy parent?"  What can parents do to ensure that their relationships with their children's teachers remain at least cordial, if not downright chummy?  How best to approach a teacher or principal who is proudly unencumbered with any research-driven information on meeting the needs of gifted or GLD children?  

If you're keen to learn some practical strategies to partner with schools to support your gifted or GLD child, then come along and compare experiences with other parents.  The session will explore the role of parents as advocates, as well as the role of parents in gradually encouraging their children to become their own advocates.  

No prior knowledge assumed.  Plenty or easy-to-follow handouts to annotate and take back to your school.  And no PowerPoint in sight!

Carol Barnes is the national coordinator of GLD Australia, an online learning community and support group for parents and teachers of gifted children with learning disability (GLD). She is also Vice-President of the QAGTC Gold Coast Branch and convenor of that Branch’s parent support group. She is an invited sessional lecturer on GLD at Griffith University, and has provided training on GLD for EQ’s gifted education mentors, for the SPELD NSW Certificate Course for Teachers, and for a variety of government and independent primary and secondary schools in NSW and Queensland. She has presented on various aspects of GLD at 24 international and Australian gifted education and learning disabilities conferences. Carol is also a lawyer but, most importantly, the mother of two gifted university students, each with multiple learning disabilities.

Registration Essential:

Please use our website to self-register for this event.

  • Create a (free) WEB ACCOUNT for this Site (if you haven’t got one already)
  • QAGTC & Web Account members use the BOOK NOW button (below)

Note:  If you are a QAGTC financial member you will be booked into the event immediately (or upon receipt payment, if required).  If you are not, you will be placed on the waiting list for the event and notified as soon as a place becomes available.

To create an environment in which participants feel confident to discuss aspects of parenting, we request that support group meetings and parent information sessions be ‘adults only’

Please Note: Children do not attend parent support group meetings or parent information sessions.

Cost of event:

  • Member cost: $5.00
  • Non-member cost: $10.00

Payment details:

Payment is for cash only on the day. Please come 15 mins early to allow for registration to be completed before the talk.
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