Professional learning

Sessions for our ‘Tier 1 Policy into Practice – familiarisation and planning’ face-to-face courses (entrée (2.5 hours), school teachers (1 day), school leaders (2 days) are temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19.

The High Potential and Gifted Education team is currently working to adapt these courses into online learning module formats. We aim to have these online modules available for school teachers and leaders by the end of Term 2.

Our most recently released canape series courses are listed below. Further online professional learning is also available for the ‘Revisiting Gifted Education’ literature review

We look forward to the resumption of face-to-face professional learning with school teachers and leaders across the state in the future.

The High Potential and Gifted Education team

The High Potential and Gifted Education (HPGE) Policy becomes mandatory for all NSW public schools P-12 on day 1, Term 1 2021. School leaders and teachers have until this time to familiarise themselves with the policy, engage with professional learning and plan for its implementation.

New courses and materials will be updated at regular intervals.

Timeline


We are creating 4 tiers of learning over 4 years to support schools to effectively implement the policy. Schools can access the professional learning tiers at varying rates due to differences in individual contexts, needs and school plans.

Professional learning at each tier will be initially targeted at school leaders as research tells us that school leaders leading the learning in their schools, maximises the impact on student outcomes.

Tier 1 Policy into practice - familiarisation and planning

Tier 1 professional learning courses range from 30 minutes to 2 days.

High potential and gifted education - school leaders (2 days) RG06262

Note: the first part of this course covers the same material as the high potential and gifted education school teachers (1 Day) course RG06705

  • 10 hours face-to-face registered course for school leaders
  • delivered over 2 non-consecutive days to give leaders time to reflect and plan

Day 1:

  • an orientation to the High Potential and Gifted Education (HPGE) Policy, guiding principles, rationale, policy development and research on effective strategies.
  • discussion of key aspects of the policy, including responsibilities and delegations, 5 key actions for schools and the HPGE web section
  • an introduction to the HPGE policy planning tool
  • encouraging leaders to consider how to use this tool in their own school context.

Day 2:

  • revisiting the HPGE policy planning tool
  • supporting leaders to create their own school action plan for effective implementation of the HPGE Policy in their school.

High potential and gifted education - school teachers (1 day) RG06705

Note: High potential and gifted education - school leaders (2 days) course RG06262 includes the material covered in this course.

  • 5 hour (1 day) face-to-face registered course for teachers

This course includes:

  • an orientation to the High Potential and Gifted Education (HPGE) Policy, guiding principles, rationale, policy development and research on effective strategies.
  • discussion of key aspects of the policy, including responsibilities and delegations, 5 key actions for schools and the HPGE web section
  • examining the HPGE web section - implementation advice for schools and resources
  • time to develop a plan to implement aspects of the HPGE policy into classroom practice.

High Potential and Gifted Education Policy orientation entree series (2.5 hours) RG06179

Note: material covered in these courses is included in the1 and 2-day courses above.

  • 2.5 hour (half-day) face-to-face registered courses for school leaders and/or teachers
  • suit a half-day staff development day or twilight session after school.

This course provides:

  • a brief orientation to the High Potential and Gifted Education (HPGE) Policy - guiding principles, rationale, policy development and research on effective strategies.

Short courses - canape (30 minutes)

  • 30-minute online teacher identified professional development for leaders and teachers
  • designed for those who are unable to attend the more comprehensive face-to-face options or would like to unpack some of the key concepts of the HPGE Policy.
  • HPGE Policy - unpacking high potential, gifted and highly gifted (NR26694)
  • HPGE Policy - guiding principles (NR26766)
  • HPGE Policy - talent development (NR26784)
  • HPGE Policy - 5 key actions (NR26785)
  • HPGE Policy – potential versus performance (NR28064)
  • HPGE Policy – why and how (NR28058)

These courses:

  • can be completed by individuals, groups or networks
  • unpack one key concept or principle in the High Potential and Gifted Education (HPGE) Policy
  • provide participants with reading, stimulus material and discussion questions.

Contact

For more information about professional learning, contact the High Potential and Gifted Education Project Team.

hpge@det.nsw.edu.au

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