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Western Australia's association for gifted support, advocacy and resources

Upcoming events

    • 19 Aug 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (UTC+08:00)
    • Online (Zoom)
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    So you're a parent or teacher and you've just become aware that your child or student may be gifted? It can be daunting to know where to begin to pursue assessment, information and support, and at Gifted WA we regularly receive queries from 'newbie' parents and teachers about where to start. This information session will give you some ideas to get you started on your gifted and talented journey so that you are better equipped to know what to do next, where to find resources, and how to connect with others. 


    About the Presenter - Kylie Bice:

    Kylie Bice is an experienced Education Consultant with Growing Up Greatness, specialising in gifted education, differentiation, thinking skills, and educating diverse student groups. Kylie is an award-winning teacher and scholar and was previously the Senior Inclusive and Gifted Education Consultant at the Association of Independent Schools of WA. Kylie has many years of experience working with gifted and talented students in government and non-government schools, and works with schools to examine and improve their practice, policies and processes in order to better support and challenge students of all abilities.

    • 8 Sep 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (UTC+08:00)
    • Mercy College, Cnr Mirrabooka Avenue and Beach Rd, Koondoola, WA 6064
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    Come along to this interactive professional learning event where Amanda Rogers will walk you through using different tools to assist in embracing mistakes. She will explain the process she went through to adapt these for her own children and students as well as the positive impact found. 

    Amanda will be speaking from the perspective of a recently identified 2E adult and the parent of two 2E children who have both been challenged by varying aspects of closed mindsets and perfectionism. She has developed her own personalised resources to help support her children by adapting ideas and concepts found in:

    Starving the Anger Gremlin for Children Aged 5-9: A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anger Management - Kate Collins-Donnelly

    Starving the Anxiety Gremlin for Children Aged 5-9: A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anxiety Management - Kate Collins-Donnelly

    Why Understanding These Four Types of Mistakes Can Help Us Learn: 

    https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/42874/why-understanding-these-four-types-of-mistakes-can-help-us-learn

    Amanda is a teacher with nearly 20 years’ experience, teaching high school English in both the UK and Australia.  She originally trained as a primary school teacher in the ACT and made the move to middle school and then high school while in the UK.  She is a general committee Member for Gifted WA, the Children’s Event Co-ordinator for Mensa WA, the Gifted and Talented Coordinator (Secondary) at Mercy College and a dedicated advocate for all 2E and gifted young people.


    This session is suitable for parents, teachers and other key-stakeholders interested in the development of gifted minds.

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