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

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

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

  Start Date Location Availability Price    
Enrol Now 29/10/2020 Sydney CBD Places available $379 + GST Enrol Now

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

4.7

Latest Reviews

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Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum
12/09/2019

Many effective strategies for challenging students cognitively.

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum
12/09/2019

Great links and practical resources. Clear and succint presentation

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum
12/09/2019

Very engaging presentation with great ideas. Can’t wait to try them out with my classes.

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum
12/09/2019
Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum
12/09/2019

Course was thorough and lots of ideas and resources given, which is applicable to a wide variety of curriculum areas.

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum
12/09/2019

Very interesting presentation

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum
12/09/2019

Ron was very engaging and knowledgeable. He brought a depth of experience to the course.

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum
12/09/2019

So many fantastic, practical resources.

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum
12/09/2019

Useful tools to enhance children’s engagement.

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum
12/09/2019

The speaker was insightful, passionate and informative. He shared some amazing resources.

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum
12/09/2019

Fantastic resources! Real world applications. Thank you!

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum
12/09/2019

Thank you for your resources and sharing of expertise.

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum
12/09/2019

Passionate presenter – highly knowledgeable. Excellent + highly useful resources.

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum
12/09/2019

Lots of really good ideas, but more focussed towards English. Would have been good to apply to other methodologies.

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum
12/09/2019

Easy to follow. Great activities and strategies to use in classroom.

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum
12/09/2019
Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum
12/09/2019

Presenter + content were amazing. The information, activities and resources provided were very intriguing and stimulating in creating and facilitating challenging opportunities to gifted students. Loved it!

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum
12/09/2019
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


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.