The latest gifted education news on the site...
We'll be looking to regularly post up links to useful events and activities for gifted kids, parents, teachers and everyone else!
Coming up in July and August for Sydney people - National Geographic Live sessions at the Opera House. Click here for more info and to book. This event is NOT connected to the Association but we thought there would be some gifted students who would find it interesting!
The New Zealand Planning Committee has announced its withdrawal from the organisation of the 20th World Conference on Gifted and Talented Children. This was due to two reasons: Inability to find the necessary sponsorship and inability to resolve some organisational differences with the World Council on Gifted and Talented Children.
Schoolchildren should be classed by intellectual ability in subject groupings rather than lumped together according to age, says Miraca Gross, the University of New South Wales' Professor of Gifted Education.
In the interview from The Conversation below, Professor Gross says that grouping kids by chronological age is the product of an impractical view of human development. She also says that gifted kids often physically develop faster and that they deserve their own specialist schools just as much as highly musical or athletic kids do. After two decades at the University of NSW, Professor Gross retires at the end of this year.
This demonstration of modern robots and how they can work together may be of interest to many of our children.
Apple offers a range of family workshops (for ages 6-13) and youth camps (for ages 8-12) focussing on using Apple products for multimedia and related products as part of their educational marketing. Find out more on their website and, if you attend, let us know what you think of them.
Are you or the company you work for feeling a little Philanthropic, especially as tax time approaches? Did you know that NSWAGTC receives no core government funding and relies soley on membership, resource sales, events revenue and occasional donations and small grants to run all of our great services and activities?
Changes in Library Borrowing: Important Information
For the month of May you will not be able to borrow books from the NSWAGTC.
After May we will relaunch our library from a new venue!
Our library has become a special collection housed within the MidWestern Regional Library in Mudgee, NSW. As a public library this will offer you the following opportunities:
* you will be able to borrow from your local library by using interlibrary loans.
* you will be able to find our books - through a catalogue link on our website and on the catalogue links in your own public library
* returning books will be a simple process of returning them to your local library - no postage or concern about losing them!
* as new books are added to our collection, you will be informed through our website.
* library books when ordered will be delivered promptly on any business day - the library is open 6 days a week.
* if you are in Mudgee or passing through you will be able to look at the books on the shelf and borrow them.
We are grateful for the support this partnership offers us. It will allow us to have more funds to purchace new books, it will ensure that our voerdue books are chased and returned,and it will make our library more accessible to all our members.
We will let you know when borrowing begins again!
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- Useful links for non NSWAGTC Events
- Gifted with Learning Disabilities or Differences
- Seemed gifted when younger, but has lost interest lately…
- October 2012 Newsletter
- New Zealand pulls out of hosting World Gifted Conference in 2013
- Upcoming Events for Parents and Teachers
- 2012 Financial Statement
- Teachers Wanted
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