Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum

Ron Thomas
Director and Faciliator of Speak with Power
Australia ranks badly at catering for the more able student - this course is designed to redress this. You will learn what real extension is. Myriad of strategies to ac...
Target Audience
Teachers of Grade 5 to Year 10. Gifted and Talented Teachers Teachers with very bright students English teachers
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

Hundreds of ways to challenge your best and brightest – through REAL Extension!
Connect them to the world. Tease their brains. Solve real world problems. Get philosophical. Organise personal learning quests. Learn and apply objective thinking skills. Is that ethical (dilemmas to bust their mind)? Unlock their creativity by using the subconscious and putting them in control. Test their general knowledge. Push their personal presentation skills. Plus competitions and resources that will unlock your students' full potential.

Audience

Teachers of Grade 5 to Year 10.
Gifted and Talented Teachers
Teachers with very bright students
English teachers

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

This course is highly interactive, requires a lot of ‘doing’ and requires some movement


This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

There are no occurrences of Face to Face in Australia (NSW) at this time.

Sessions

Extension in Theory and Action

2 hours

THEORY– BLOOMS’ AND GARDINER’S MATRIX:
BUILDING EXTENSION INTO THE CURRICULUM
• ELABORATION ON MATRIX
• THINKING TOOLKIT
CONNECT TO THE WORLD TO PRODUCE EXCELLENCE
• FLAT CONNECTIONS GLOBAL PROJECT
• iEARN
GET PHILOSOPHICAL TO CHALLENGE MINDS
• MOST IMPORTANT PHILOSOPHICAL IDEAS
• SOCRATIC DIALOGUES
TEASE THEIR BRAINS – FINDING NEW DEPTHS
• UNLOCK CREATIVITY
• UNLOCK THE SUBCONSCIOUS

FURTHER REAL EXTENSION ACTIVITIES

2 hours

OBJECTIVE THINKING SKILLS
• THINK TANK RACE
• THE THINKING SKILLS
• SCENARIOS Templates: Mind Map/Force Field
SOLVING REAL WORLD PROBLEMS
- RELEVANCE PRODUCES EXCVELLENCE
PERSONAL LEARNING QUESTS
- EFFECTIVE WAYS TO ENABLE STUDENTS TO GROW
DEVELOPING GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
- MAKING EXTENSION FUN, INCLUSIVE AND COMPETITIVE

EXTENSION ACTIVITIES THAT REALLY INSPIRE

2 hours

PUSHING PERSONAL PRESENTATION SKILLS
• PUBLIC SPEAKING
• DEBATING
STUDENT RUN TOTAL IMMERSION LESSONS
- 'BY TEACHING I"LL BE TAUGHT'
GREAT IDEAS FOR EXTENDING STUDENTS
- WHAT’S OUT THERE FOR YOU
-WHAT REALLY WORKS

What To Bring

Pen and paper or device

User Rating

4.8

Latest Reviews

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Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum
25/06/2018

An engaging course that covered great content. Thank you for sharing

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum
by Hollie Brennan on 25/06/2018

The presentation was great! Resources are fantastic, very useful

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum
by Natalie Dolan on 25/06/2018

Lots of great ideas that can be implement3ed straight away. Would have liked more help with Maths extension

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum
by Kyle Caputo on 25/06/2018

Some excellent ideas for discrete lessons but could improve on some all-encompassing skills and tips for gifted students to use on a day to day basis.

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum
by Lucy Sachinis on 25/06/2018

Ron had some excellent strategies to extend G&T students. Entertaining, engaging and worthwhile. Thank you for the handouts – much appreciated.

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum
by KAREN Maciel on 25/06/2018

Great. Great exercises and resources. BUT how do we factor these into our day?? we only have lunchtimes!!

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum
by Sarah Robertson on 25/06/2018

Some great activities and resources to use with my students. Really enjoyed the real-life examples.

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum
25/06/2018
Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum
25/06/2018

Ron was very knowledgeable and provided excellent pathways for teachers to access their gifted students.

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum
25/06/2018

I am taking some things with me that are useful, however, a lot I will not be able to use. I felt that there was too much hands-on group work suited more for English, Geography, History, Primary Math, no my subject so much.

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum
25/06/2018

Lots of practical resources supplied. I really liked how we were provided with electronic resources and links

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum
by Daniela Clark on 25/06/2018

Excellent presenter. Lots of strategies/ideas provided and explained. I feel more confident to try new strategies to extend and challenge others.

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum
25/06/2018

I found it very practical. I learnt a great deal.

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum
by Pauline Jackson on 25/06/2018

Well planned and presented

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum
25/06/2018

One of the best PDs I have ever done. Ron is knowledgable and gave fantastic, practical insights.

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum
by Leza Wheeler on 29/03/2017

A lot of information and useful tools that can be used straight away in class.

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum
29/03/2017

Great presenter, intro, ideas, communication and resources.

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum
by Valentina Radivojevic on 29/03/2017

Fantastic course.Lots of resources and examples. Interactive and engaging presentation.

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum
29/03/2017

Very useful strategies especially for creative writing.

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum
29/03/2017

The course was presented clearly and the content was highly useful. I would have like to learn more about identifies and traits of gifted students.


About the team


Ron Thomas

Creator

Australia wide Facilitator and Key note speaker for various Teacher Training providers in the Australian Curriculum, English, Writing, Drama and Debating.
Facilitator for G.A.T.E.WAYS gifted and talented students programs nationwide. Author of ‘Engaging Students in Drama’ Phoenix Education. Workshop presenter for VATE and Drama Victoria. My business runs seminars in Public Speaking, Leadership and Debating skills for students. I also run in school seminars for staff in the above plus English in the Australian Curriculum. Published Feature writer and poet.