Are you a student in Years 3 – 6 at an Australian primary school? Are you bright, intellectually inquisitive and
looking for something more challenging, more intellectually
demanding, and more fun than you may sometimes experience in
school? Would you like to take part in program that will really
stretch your mind?
As part of the AAEGT National Gifted Conference, we are offering a junior
student program for gifted and talented students in Years 3 - 6. The
program features a range of workshops to be taught over three days. The
courses are developed and presented by teachers qualified in
gifted education and aim to encourage the interests and curiosity of
gifted children. The level of difficulty in the courses is generally two
years above the enrolled school level of the children, to provide a
rigorous and challenging experience.
Open your mind to abilities you may have not suspected you
possess, and opportunities to use these abilities to the fullest. Meet
other kids who share your interests and you’ll also meet inspiring
teachers who love working with gifted students.
Bookings are on a first-in first-serve basis and are only confirmed if payments are made in full.
When: 29 September - 1 October 2016
Time: 8.30am - 5pm
Venue: UNSW Kensington
Cost: $350 for the 1 workshop over 3 days - please note credit card payment only
Years 3-4 (choose one from the following)
How to talk so people will listen With Megan Dredge - this workshop is fully booked
Learning how to talk so people will listen is a big part of being successful in life. Communicating well is important in daily conversations and also in more formal public speaking settings. In this workshop, you'll learn important and practical principles of communication, and have many opportunities to try them out first-hand. You will prepare, write and deliver a short two-minute motivational speech on a topic of your choice, using what you’ve learnt about being a great communicator. This workshop will be hands-on, interactive, and fun!
Switch on to Electricity with Marie McGregor - this workshop is fully booked
"We can’t see it. We can’t smell it…but where would we be without it. Electricity lights up our world, gives us music to dance, games to play to and even keeps our heart beating. Did you know that there is electricity in your body right now? Or have you ever wondered why birds sitting on power lines don’t get electrocuted? Even more curious…did you know that you could use lemons to light a bulb? In this workshop you will explore electrical energy. You will investigate the creation and transfer of energy through hands-on investigations. You will create electrical circuits using buzzers, bulbs, sensors and switches. You will learn about and test conductors and insulators and finally design a challenging electrical game.
Years 5-6 (choose one from the following)
Speak out! Being a great debater with Voni Howard - this workshop is fully booked
This exciting course will encourage students to be confident, creative and expressive public speakers when debating. They will be introduced and taught the skills of debating for making quality speeches using manner, method and matter, which will assist them for any school debating competition and impromptu debating. Scaffolds will be shared with students to use when they participate in impromptu debating.
If you love to debate, argue and want to enrich your debating skills in Primary school or working towards Secondary School you will really enjoy this course. Come along and discover the excitement of debating, argue your way to success using the best frameworks and learn the technical tools to being a great debater!
Adventures in conservation biology with Laurie Strommer - this workshop is fully booked
We all know that pandas and polar bears are endangered, but have you ever wondered how, exactly, does a person save the whales? (or the rainforest?, or the Great Barrier Reef?) In this workshop, you will explore questions about ecology, evolution and conservation through a series of hands-on activities. You will unravel DNA sequences and draw family trees, investigate foraging and adaptation, track migrating animals and map reserves to protect their habitat. We will also discuss the ways conservation comes into conflict with people and their livelihoods, and you will act as stakeholders in role playing activities. Find out what conservation biologists do in this broad and rambling romp through some of the ideas and techniques scientists use to conserve biodiversity.
* Children of conference delegates will take preference as they will have until 31 July 2016 to register ahead of the general public