We host regular Seminars for parents, teachers and professionals.
Our next seminar will be on the 12 September 2017
Gifted Education in Australia: “It takes a village to rear a child” - the important role of everyone in the child’s life
Effective Parenting of the Gifted Child: “No two gifted children are quite alike” - the range of domains and talent development
Guest speaker: Rhonda Filmer
Rhonda worked in public schools as a primary school teacher for 12 years during which her interest in the underachievement of many of the brightest students became a focus and motivation for postgraduate studies at UNSW. She completed a master’s degree while working at St Andrew’s Cathedral School where she became the inaugural Gifted and Talented Co-Ordinator. In 2002 she began her Twice Exceptional Educational Consultancy to more effectively address the individual differences in learning needs of gifted students with learning disabilities, most particularly dyslexia and attention deficit disorder, at the individual, family, class and school levels. From here a major focus of her subsequent research has been the early teaching of reading since we know that if a child with a pre-disposition toward a learning disability is taught to read effectively in the K-2 years then the effects of that disability as an inhibitor of reading progress can be reduced dramatically. Rhonda is an advocate for more effective teaching of reading, early identification of children who are gifted and/or have a learning disability and for reform of university coursework in the pre-service education of teachers.
$25 GFSG Inc. Members; $30 Professionals; $35 Non Members
$5 discount for early bird bookings before end 05/09/17 ($20/$25/$30)
$5 extra at the door ($30/$35/$40)
A certificate of attendance for 2.0 hours is available on request.