29 - 30 March 2019

RSVP by 24 March 2019

XP Conference 2019 - UNLEASH

Discover more about student giftedness and strategies for unleashing the potential of gifted students at our eXtra Potential Conference 2019 for teachers, students and parents with 2 days of seminars from world authorities in gifted education, Dr Manoj Chandra Handa from Macquarie University, Sydney, and Ms Clarinda Choh from Hwa Chong Institution Singapore, together with Dr Ben Myers, Director Millis Institute of Liberal Arts, Christian Heritage College Brisbane.

For Teachers

For Students (Year 6 - Year 10)

For Parents

UNLEASH the eXtra Potential of students, teachers and parents

Students will be inspired by the key notes, learn more about maximising their giftedness and enjoy networking with gifted students from other schools.
Teachers will learn more about giftedness, explore teaching strategies for gifted students and enjoy networking with teachers of gifted students from other schools.
Parents will learn how to identify and support giftedness in their children.

Students (Year 6 – Year 10) and Teachers: Learning Partners
Enabling and enacting student voice is an effective pathway for improving student engagement and learning outcomes, enhancing teaching practices, and fostering school planning and improvement. Research in mainstream education shows that when students are given agency to collaborate with teachers, the partnership has been shown to strengthen academic outcomes, student motivation, student self-esteem, learning and social skills, metacognition, and teachers’ inclination to receive feedback. There is, however, a paucity of research in engaging with gifted students’ voices in education. Engaging with gifted students in authentic dialogue is necessary to build pedagogical partnership between teachers and students, and to transform schooling in the twenty first century. In this session, the author’s doctoral research findings for enabling gifted students’ voices will be shared. The research-informed Enabling Student Voice Framework (Figure 1) forms the basis for fostering gifted students’ voices in a school setting. The framework’s six arcs – students as coresearchers, students as co-planners, students as co-educators, students as coevaluators, students as co-decision makers, and students as co-advocates – will be explored. The transformative potential of engaging and measuring gifted students’ voices for pedagogical partnership with teachers, fostering student engagement, and building school innovation will be examined. Research and evidence-based, practical strategies will be shared for engaging with gifted learners in inquiry and school transformation as partners rather than as subjects, or even objects.

Parent & Teacher Evening: The Role of Parents in Talent Development
Parents are the first and often most powerful influence on a developing child; providing learning and educational opportunities; promoting growth mindsets and meaningful values, and fostering cognitive, psychological, and socio-emotional development. For a gifted child, the influence of parents can determine whether a gifted child’s talent is recognised and encouraged to flourish. In this session, a research-based conceptual framework will be shared to discuss how parenting can foster talent development. Practical strategies will be shared into how parents can play a significant role in transforming potential into competency, competency into expertise, and expertise into eminence. Research-informed implications of underachievement among gifted learners will be discussed. Evidence-based, practical strategies for raising achievement and building self-advocacy among gifted children will be shared. The session will explore how parents can influence academic motivation in their gifted children, address their social and emotional needs, and work optimally with schools and teachers.

Teachers: Practical Approaches
Effective educators foster differentiated high-performance learning among gifted and high potential students to ensure that they become confident and creative individuals, future leaders and entrepreneurs, and connected and holistic human beings. The research-informed Learner-centred Differentiated Learning Framework (Figure 1) forms the basis for fostering differentiated learning among gifted students. Learner centred differentiation is about honouring each student’s learning needs, readiness, and interests. The framework includes making modifications to five dimensions of curriculum—learning outcomes (why gifted students learn), concept-based content (what gifted students learn), student-centred processes (how gifted students learn), authentic products (how gifted students demonstrate what they have learnt), and rich learning environment (where gifted students learn). The purpose of engaging with differentiated learning of the gifted will be examined in relation to their talent development, expertise development, and wisdom development. The transformative potential of engaging gifted students’ voices for pedagogical partnership with teachers and building school innovation will be examined. Research and evidence-based, practical teaching strategies for educating gifted learners at whole school and classroom levels will be shared.

Tickets are available now

SPEAKERS

Keynote speakers to inspire and motivate gifted students, their teachers and parents.

Dr Manoj Chandra Handa
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Dr Manoj Chandra Handa

Macquarie University Sydney

Ms Clarinda Choh
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Ms Clarinda Choh

Hwa Chong Institution Singapore

Dr Ben Myers
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Dr Ben Myers

Christian Heritage College Brisbane

PROGRAM

XP Conference 2019

Registration

Science Lecture Theatre

Opening – Dr Ben Myers

Science Lecture Theatre

Keynote – Ms Clarinda Choh

Science Lecture Theatre

Morning Tea

Science Lecture Theatre

Keynote – Dr Chandra Handa

Unleashing your potential as a gifted learner

Science Lecture Theatre

Lunch

Alfresco 322

Workshops

Dr Chandra Handa, Ms Clarinda Choh

Secondary Library

End of Day

Parent & Teacher Evening

The Role of Parents in Talent Development

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Science Lecture Theatre

Registration

Science Lecture Theatre

Opening – Dr Ben Myers

Science Lecture Theatre

Keynote – Ms Clarinda Choh

Science Lecture Theatre

Morning Tea

Science Lecture Theatre Annexe

Keynote – Dr Chandra Handa

Fostering differentiated learning for the gifted; practical approaches

Science Lecture Theatre

Lunch

Alfresco 322

Workshops

Dr Chandra Handa Ms Clarinda Choh

Secondary Library

End of Day

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Friday - 1 day

$50

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Friday - 1 day

$100

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Saturday - 1 day

$150

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Friday + Saturday - 2 days

$200

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Friday Night Session

FREE

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