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 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.

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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 Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum before 31 July 2021 under NESA’s interim arrangements will contribute 6 hours and 0 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW curriculum addressing standard descriptors 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.


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

User Rating

4.6

Latest Reviews

Please note the feedback listed here is unfiltered, and includes all comments and ratings collected.

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum - Ron Thomas
08/10/2020

The course gave us a great foundational structure for our ongoing teacher development. The pdf files and resources were particularly well presented and are highly appropriate for the students I teach. I will definitely be using the resources which I have downloaded. The proformas are very polished and will become commonplace in my future classroom. no

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum - Ron Thomas
08/10/2020

The course was quality as it gave some great strategies that can be applied to the topics I teach. More time dedicated towards speciality KLAs would make it more relevance.

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum - Ron Thomas
08/10/2020

The course was well put together and presented. The resources provided will be invaluable to my teaching.

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum - Ron Thomas
08/10/2020

I felt it wasn’t relevant to Upper Primary school. Which was a shame.

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum - Ron Thomas
08/10/2020

Well presented with lots of great ideas. Some not subject relevant but often the ideas are transferable

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum - Ron Thomas
08/10/2020

Relevant for all students, not just the bright ones!

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum - Ron Thomas
08/10/2020

Relevant for all students, not just the bright ones.

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum - Ron Thomas
08/10/2020

Relevant for all students, not just the bright ones.

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum - Ron Thomas
08/10/2020

The quality and relevance was very good- the links provided throughout were helpful.

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum - Ron Thomas
08/07/2020

Profoundly relevant to my selective high school context. Great ideas and strategies. Workable and not too difficult to implement. Also a reminder of some strategies and ideas that have been ‘forgotten’ due to focus on delivering course content. Debbie Demetriadis

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum - Ron Thomas
08/07/2020

It had quality but wasn’t tailored specifically enough for the primary classroom for me.

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum - Ron Thomas
08/07/2020

This was an informative course, very relevant to extension of talented children, but the quality of the presentation was a little lost in translation to an online course.

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum - Ron Thomas
08/07/2020

good

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum - Ron Thomas
08/07/2020

The course was practical and helpful.
Many of the links didn’t work at the beginning of the course.

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum - Ron Thomas
08/07/2020

It’s really practical for the students who are gifted.

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum - Ron Thomas
08/07/2020

The activities and strategies were interesting and provide different methods through which to engage the high achievers. The major concern for my school is how to structural implement a way to develop these students.

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum - Ron Thomas
08/07/2020

The course was of a sophisticated quality, with videos and text engaging me throughout. It was relevant to my teaching, as I have been struggling to extend the brighter students in my history classes. I now have tools to do this.

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum - Ron Thomas
08/07/2020

high quality and relevant to secondary schools

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum - Ron Thomas
08/07/2020

I found the course gave me a lot ideas I can take with me into the classroom. Some of the ideas presented would need to be changed to suit the Science classroom.

Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum - Ron Thomas
08/07/2020

Amazing content that I could easily adapt to my classroom A great course that all teachers would benefit from! Many of the activities and resources could also be adapted to lower classes to engage students and challenge them in different ways. The resources were well presented and explained and I will definitely be adapting these to my own teaching.

Rebecca Arcuri, Kingswood High School NSW


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.