GERRIC’s one-day Master Classes are open to teachers or school administrators who have already completed at least 16 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. Master Classes have no assessment component and cannot be counted towards a UNSW degree; however it may be possible for students enrolled in MEd studies at UNSW to develop an EDST5888 research project built around issues addressed in a Master Class which they have attended.
Gifted and Talented Program Development: Vision to Reality
Professor Karen Rogers
Cost:$550(includes lunch and parking)
Date: 30 & 31 July 2013- this is a special 2 day course
Time: 9am-4pm both days
Professor Karen B. Rogers will work with individuals or school teams to develop comprehensive school programs for the gifted and talented. Day One will be spent developing Vision/Mission, Program Goals, Identification and Program Services systems. Day Two will be spent developing the differentiated curriculum systems that will be provided via program services, a professional development plan, an evaluation plan, implementation plan, budgeting, and advocacy. The "mission" of this two-day workshop will be to develop from scratch or improve (add to, upgrade) your current program of services for learners with gifts and talents.
Professor Karen B. Rogers has taught and conducted research at the University of St. Thomas since 1984, with the exception of a three-year hiatus at UNSW , 2005-2007. She is Professor of Gifted Studies in the Department of Special Education and Gifted Education in the College of Education, Leadership, and Counseling at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. She is author of 5 books, including "Reforming Gifted Education: Helping Teachers and Parents Match the Program to the Child" and is currently working on another 4 books due in early 2014. She has published over 200 journal and magazine/newsletter articles in the field during her years in the field, as well as 76 program and curriculum evaluations. Her current research interests are gifted/curriculum development and evaluation, twice exceptional education, research synthesis techniques, cognition, and creative arts education.