Policy into practice: familiarisation and planning
- Leaders: Term 3-4 2019 - Term 1-2 2020
- Teachers: Term 1-4 2020
For those in a school leadership role, a comprehensive support package for the HPGE Policy was launched during the annual DEL and PSL Summit on 13 February 2020. This package is available for DELs and PSLs to provide tailored professional learning and support for principals and schools in preparing for implementation of the HPGE Policy from 27 January 2021. Please contact your DEL and/or PSL for further information.
In response to the Department of Education’s recommendation for professional learning to utilise online technology, the High Potential and Gifted Education team have re-designed the school teachers (1 day) course into 12 self-paced online learning modules. We are pleased to announce that this professional learning is now available on MyPL. More detailed information about this course can be found further below on this page.
Our ‘Tier 1 Policy into Practice – familiarisation and planning’ courses will be delivered in accordance with department guidelines for professional learning activities and physical distancing. These courses include:
In addition, the HPGE team have continued to develop and release canapé chat films to accompany the canapé series of professional learning courses. Further online professional learning is also available for the ‘Revisiting Gifted Education’ literature review.
Joining the High Potential and Gifted Education Yammer page (external link here) will enable you to stay up-to-date with the most recent news and announcements regarding professional learning. A state-wide staffroom for high potential and gifted education is also under development and will be announced early in Term 3.
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.
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 professional learning courses range from 30 minutes to 2 days.
Note: the first part of this course covers the same material as the high potential and gifted education school teachers (1 Day) course RG06705
Note: High potential and gifted education - school leaders (2 days) course RG06262 includes the material covered in this course.
This course includes:
This 5-hour online course divides professional learning from the school teachers (1 day) course into 12 self-paced online learning modules. The material covered in this course is the same as that available in the face-to-face version, with the added flexibility that online learning provides. A variety of responsive activities and tasks comprise a selection of deliverables that are required for completion of the course.
This course provides an extensive and detailed online learning option in response to face-to-face courses being unavailable or restricted due to COVID-19.
Note: material covered in these courses is included in the1 and 2-day courses above.
This course provides:
For more information about professional learning, contact the High Potential and Gifted Education Project Team.