Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum

Ron Thomas
Director and Faciliator of Speak with Power
Australia ranks badly at catering for more able students, this course will redress this. Learn what real extension is. Many strategies to achieve it will be experienced
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

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

24/7 lifetime course access


IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

- If you have a TTA subscription or membership please ignore the pricing when enrolling. Rest assured if your school has a subscription you will not be charged and for Memberships, your invoice will be adjusted accordingly to reflect your discount.

- If you have no subscription or membership but you are interested in placing a bulk discounted order for a team of teachers see the ONLINE TEAM tab above.

- For more details on our Unlimited Online Subscription packages Click here .

- Money-Back Guarantee – If you complete less than 25% of an online course and aren’t impressed, simply visit tta.edu/go/refund to let us know what happened, and we will cancel your enrolment and provide a full refund.

Teaching Standards
1.1.2 Proficient Level – Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students
1.5.2 Proficient Level – Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities
2.1.2 Proficient Level – Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
2.2.2 Proficient Level – Content selection and organisation
3.4.2 Proficient Level – Select and use resources

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing this course will contribute 6 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 1.1.2, 1.5.2, 2.1.2, 2.2.2, 3.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

TTA (Teacher Training Australia) is endorsed to provide the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient and Lead Level Teacher.


This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

There are no occurrences of 2. Online in Australia (ACT) 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

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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.