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. 

 

Teaching Standards

1.1.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students:  Use teaching strategies based on knowledge of students’ physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics to improve student learning,

1.5.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities:  Develop teaching activities that incorporate differentiated strategies to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities,

2.1.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area:  Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities,

2.2.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Content selection and organisation:  Organise content into coherent, well-sequenced learning and teaching programs,

3.4.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Select and use resources:  Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning

 

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

Completing “Challenging the Brightest Students across the Curriculum” before 4th February 2022 under NESA’s interim arrangements will contribute 6 hours 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.

 

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1 - Introduction

    • Aims and Objectives

    • Introduction

    • Teaching the Talented - Course Handout

  • 2

    Module 2 - Theory

    • Blooms' and Gardiner's - 48 Grid Matrix

    • 48 Grid Matrix - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander based

    • Elaboration of Matrix

    • Elaboration of Matrix - PDF

    • Thinking Toolbox: A - Z of Thinking Tools

    • KHWL Chart

    • Strategies and Tools for Group Processing

    • 5 W's Chart

    • Diamond Ranking Template

    • Practical Ideas

    • Thinking Skills and Thinking Tools

    • Task - Reflection on Theory

  • 3

    Module 3 - Connect to the World

    • Flat Connections Global Project

    • iEARN - International Education and Resource Network

    • Wiki Editing

    • iEARN - Global Novel

    • Connect them to the World - Notes

    • Task - Reflection on Connect to the World

  • 4

    Module 4 - Get Philosophical

    • Ethics and Philosophical Dilemmas

    • The Fight - Thinking Stories 3 - PDF

    • Fire at the Louvre - Activity

    • Fire at the Louvre - Activity Sheet

    • Ranking/Reason Activity - Template

    • The most important Philosophical Questions

    • Philosophical Questions - PDF

    • Socratic Dialogue

    • Task - Reflection on 'Get Philosophical'

  • 5

    Module 5 - Tease their Brains

    • Tease their Brains

    • Tease their Brains - PDF

    • Developing Programs in Science for Gifted and Talented Students - PDF

    • Unlock their Creativity

    • Unlock Creativity - PDF

    • Unlock the Subconscious

    • Unlock Subconscious - PDF

    • Task - Reflect on 'Tease their Brains'

  • 6

    Module 6 - Objective Thinking Skills

    • Think Tank Race - Activity

    • Think Tank Race - Instructions

    • THINK TANK RACE - Template

    • Think Tank Race - Force Field Analysis

    • The Thinking Skills

    • Eight Thinking Scenarios

    • Task - Reflect on Objective Thinking Skills

  • 7

    Module 7 - Great Ideas for Extending Students

    • Solve Real World Problems

    • Journey to Inquiry

    • Developing General Knowledge

    • Personal Presentation Skills

    • Debating

    • Public Speaking

    • Advanced Writing Skills

    • Task - Reflect on Extending Students

  • 8

    Module 8 - Setting up a Gifted Program

    • Setting up a Gifted Program - PDF

    • Developing Programs in Science for Gifted and Talented Students

    • Pupils who are talented in Music are likely to...

    • Pupils who are talented in Art and Design are likely to...

    • Pupils talented in PE are likely to...

    • Pupils who are gifted in Design and Technology are likely to...

    • Pupils who are gifted in English are likely to...

    • Pupils who are gifted in mathematics are likely to...

    • Pupils who are gifted in science are likely to...

    • Pupils who are gifted in modern foreign languages are likely to...

    • Pupils who are gifted in ICT are likely to...

    • Pupils who are gifted in history are likely to...

    • Pupils who are gifted in geography are likely to...

  • 9

    Module 9 - Resources and Conclusion

    • Resources

    • Year 7 Enrichment Program Course Outline

    • Year 8 Enrichment Program Course Outline

    • Year 9 Challenge

    • Moral Dilemmas - YEAR 8 ENRICHMENT OUTCOME 1_ A SOCRATIC ARGUMENT

  • 10

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

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