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 - Individual 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

5.0

Latest Reviews

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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.