In-service gifted courses

Schedule a Mini-COGE at your school!

GERRIC provides professional development programs and consultancies to education departments around Australia, and to state, Catholic and independent schools. All GERRIC presenters have many years of experience and expertise in the field of gifted education. Our staff will liaise with you to deliver a program specifically tailored to meet the needs of your school staff and student population.

Professional development is available for single staff development days, short courses or on a continuing consultancy basis.
Professional development topics may include introductory topics such as:

  • An introduction to current issues in gifted education
  • Identifying gifted and talented students in your school
  • Issues of equity in gifted education

Topics of interest to teachers who already have some background in gifted education may include:

  • Curriculum differentiation
  • Meeting the social and emotional needs of the gifted
  • Planning successful acceleration

Topics for schools that have already undertaken significant staff development in gifted education may include:

  • Planning and implementing a whole-school policy
  • The teacher as counsellor
  • Catering for the affective needs of gifted students
  • Evaluating your school’s gifted program
  • Planning defensible school programs for the gifted

GERRIC trainers visit dozens of schools each year bringing quality professional learning in gifted education to educators in their school setting. Our most popular in-service workshop is our Mini-Certificate of Gifted Education (Mini-COGE), a two-day course guaranteed to give you the background you need to begin differentiating instruction to meet the needs of your gifted students. The mini-COGE can also be undertaken on campus at UNSW.
Learn more and enrol today!

The Mini-COGE is applicable to both primary and secondary contexts.
For those primary schools looking for a specific focus on the early years (Early Stage 1 and Stage 1), we recommend a one-day inservice workshop called Identifying and Responding to the Needs of Young Gifted Children.
Learn more here.
  Contact us directly to discuss your in-service needs.

For further information about GERRIC professional development, or to make a booking to have a Mini-COGE delivered in your school, please contact us on (02) 9385 1972 or gerric@unsw.edu.au.