Parent Information Nights (PINs)

"Introduction to Gifted” is the first of a series of 3 evenings for parents, teachers, and carers addressing the issues of raising and educating gifted children on Monday 11th August.

Please note that children cannot be accommodated for at these evenings. 

QAGTC West Branch has been providing a series of PINs each year in Term 3

When:

  • Monday, 11 August 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Where:

  • Ipwsich Grammar School
    Darling St
  • Ipswich QLD

Address for instructions:

  • Downstairs Assembly Rooms of the Earle Williams Literacy Centre
    Parking in Woodend Road

Event type: Parent night

  • Maximum places: 30

 

Series 2 (2014):

#1 Introduction to Gifted: Facts, Figures and Forestalling Frustrations

#2 First Steps: Identifying and nurturing potential during early childhood

 

#3 Challenges Ahead: Building awareness of learning needs and challenges in the

                                               middle and adolescent years

SESSION #1: Introduction to Gifted... presented by Sue Stevens

Gifted students may present a sometimes baffling profile to parents (and teachers) as they seem out of step with their chronological age peers. Often the students themselves are keenly aware of a difference. In many instances, this 
difference is misdiagnosed or misunderstood. 

This session will serve to clarify the characteristics of gifted students, the signs with which they present (or how they may be perceived) in the classroom and appropriate recognition tools for their identification. Parents will also 
become familiar with the correct educational language to help in discussions about the appropriate educational accommodations for gifted children. 

Sue Stevens...

Sue Stevens is a secondary science and mathematics teacher with a Masters in Gifted Education. She brings to her presentation, professional experience in educational programs for gifted students. She co-wrote the Strategies and Indicators Document for The Queensland Department of Education and Training which was designed to smooth the implementation of the Framework in Gifted Education for Queensland schools.



Cost of event:

  • Member cost: $10.00
  • Non-member cost: $15.00

Payment details:

Payment to be made in cash on the night.
$10 for members, $15 for non-members, and $5 extra for partner/ spouse.
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