Gifted and Talented Education

The Gifted and Talented Students Policy provides consistent advice to ACT public school principals regarding the best approaches to identifying and supporting gifted and talented students.

The aim of the Policy is to ensure that gifted and talented students receive developmentally appropriate programs regardless of their socio-economic or cultural background, based on their level of giftedness and other factors individual to each student.

The Directorate has developed 14 parent fact sheets to support the implementation of the Policy that can be accessed via the Gifted and Talented Students page on the Directorate's website.

Implementation of the Policy

In 2014 the Directorate engaged Gateways Education to provide a suite of professional learning to support the implementation of the Gifted and Talented Students Policy in ACT public schools to July 2017, including professional learning workshops, written articles for school newsletters and school websites, and research articles.

School Newsletter Articles for Parents and the Community

Research Articles for Teachers

Workshop Resources

Gifted & Talented Students Policy Professional Development Session One

Gifted & Talented Students Policy Professional Development Session Two

Developing Differentiated Curriculum Using Conceptual Frameworks, Inquiry Based Learning and the Australian Curriculum Outcomes Session One

Developing Differentiated Curriculum Using Conceptual Frameworks, Inquiry Based Learning and the Australian Curriculum Outcomes Session Two

Assessment: Issues, Approaches and Implications of Summative and Formative Assessment with Gifted Learners

Programming for Gifted Learner: Understanding and Implementing Grouping and Acceleration Programs

Twice Exceptional & Underachieving Gifted Learners: Identification and Intervention

Case Management Approaches and the Use of ILPs

Developing Differentiated Teaching & Learning Activities Using Bloom’s Taxonomy, The Williams and Maker Models - For Early Childhood/Primary Teachers

Learning Styles and Curriculum Differentiation

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