When you were training to be a teacher, did you have any lectures on how to identify gifted and talented students? How to differentiate the curriculum to make it more relevant for your able students? How to decide whether some form of ability grouping , or one of the 18 different forms of acceleration, might be helpful for some of your students? Or are you part of the great majority of Australian teachers who received little, or none, of the wealth of information that is available to you and who aren’t sure of how and where to access it?
GERRIC provides professional development inservices or short courses to individual schools or groups of schools.
We can work with you to develop:
- Half day inservice
- PD day
- Short course that will meet the needs of your particular school
- Group session for staff which provides practical, research-supported advice and information on how to identify gifted and talented students, how to differentiate the curriculum, how to weigh to the pros and cons of different models of curriculum differentiation or different program structures
- OR any other topic you would like us to focus on that is related to the education of able students
If you want more than an inservice, you may be ready for GERRIC’s Certificate of Gifted Education (COGE). COGE is a program designed to equip teachers and school administrators to respond to the academic and social needs of gifted and talented students. The Certificate trains educators in the skills needed to identify intellectually gifted students and to design appropriate curricula and programs. Running over three face-to-face sessions in the school vacations, or blended online course with one face-to-face session the program is led by Professor Miraca Gross and a team of experts in gifted education from Australia, the United States and Canada.
In 2012 there will be some exciting changes to COGE.
Miraca U.M. Gross, PhD AM
Gifted Education Professional Development:
GERRIC regularly provides tailored professional development programs and consultancies to education departments around Australia, and to state, Catholic and independent schools. All GERRIC presenters have many years of experience and expertise in the field of gifted education. Our staff will liaise with your school to deliver a program that meets the individual needs of your school staff and student population.
Professional development training is available as day programs or on a continuing consultancy basis. To view our range of topics please click here (PDF) (124 Kb).
The Certificate of Gifted Education (COGE):
To be part of COGE intake 2013, REGISTER NOW, click here to find out more about the COGE program, including fees and registration.
For further information, please contact GERRIC on (02) 9385 1972 or email email@example.com.
GERRIC's one-day master classes are open to teachers or school administrators who have already completed at least 20 hours of training or professional development in gifted education: e.g. a component of a university course, strand 1 and 2 of GERRIC's Certificate of Gifted Education, or substantial PD/inservice attendance. Master Classes are led by Australian or overseas presenters who are experts in their field. to find out more click here.
UNSW School of Education Postgraduate Programs:
The School of Education offers a number of postgraduate options for teachers. For the full range of courses click here.
GERRIC has developed a series of mini-courses in gifted education designed to provide substantial professional development to your staff. These courses range from 6 to 22 hours in length and can be delivered to individual schools or to clusters of schools in metropolitan or regional areas. To see the outline of GERRIC’s Mini-Certificate of Gifted Education course please click here (PDF) (77 Kb).
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) Extension Courses
In conjunction with DEEWR, GERRIC offers a series of extension courses based on the Extension Modules of DEEWR's Professional Development Package for Teachers.
If you have read or previously taken part in a workshop based on the Core Modules, this is an opportunity to further your knowledge and skills in gifted education. There is no cost to these workshops.
To access the DEEWR Professional Development Package for Teachers click here.
GERRIC also offers a range of resources suitable for teachers.