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2017 WCGTC Biennial World Conference

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3.5.8 Differentiated curriculum using conceptual frameworks, inquiry-based learning and the Australian Curriculum

Attendees of this workshop will be provided with insights about a bespoke Train the Trainer model that supports teachers in the development of a sound understanding of evidence-based best practice in gifted and talented education that aligns with current research and the Australian curriculum. Attendees will gain insights into the collaborative development of tiered teaching and learning activities and formative assessment using Bloom’s Taxonomy. A case study will showcase how students have engaged with a conceptual framework and the Williams Model to enhance critical and creative thinking and drive inquiry.

Author(s):

Kath Morwitch
kath.morwitch@ais.act.edu.au
The Association of Independent Schools of the ACT
Australia

Following 30 years as an educator and leader in a range of ACT schools, Kath is currently the Senior Manager of Curriculum and Professional Learning at the Association of Independent Schools of the ACT. In this role Kath provides advice to 18 member schools on issues related to the Australian Curriculum and quality teaching and learning. She has developed and manages a suite of professional learning opportunities for teachers across member schools and the broader ACT education community that contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of local and national education reform and innovation initiatives.

Alex Galland
alex.galland@cggs.act.edu.au
Canberra Girls Grammar School
Australia

Alex is currently the Head of Learning and Innovation at Canberra Girls Grammar School (Junior School). In this role, she works closely with teaching teams planning the written, taught and assessed curriculum, ensuring rigour and differentiation within an International Baccalaureate PYP (Primary Years Programme) framework. Alex presents regularly at national and international conferences, and is an International Baccalaureate Workshop Leader and School Visitor, as well as a Google for Education Certified Trainer. A committed driver of change, Alex received an ACEL Educational Leadership Award in 2015.

Lisa Cockerill*
lisa.cockerill@cggs.act.edu.au
Canberra Girls Grammar School
Australia

Lisa is the Head of Academic Engagement at Canberra Girls Grammar School (Junior School). She and her team work closely with teachers, school assistants, parents and outside agencies to identify, address, maintain and evaluate student engagement programs. She does this within the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP), ensuring both the academic and wellbeing needs of students are being met.

 

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