Certificate of Effective Practice in Gifted Education

 

Endorsed by the Institute for the Study of Advanced Development (US)

A WORLD-CLASS COURSE AVAILABLE FOR YOU ONLINE

This outstanding one-semester course, developed in New Zealand, continues to attract teachers from throughout this country, from Australia, and elsewhere. As one teacher wrote, “It is the best thing you can do for all your students, now and in the future. You will thank yourself over and over again for allowing this knowledge to make you a far better teacher for all students.”

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When does it start?

For New Zealand and Australian teachers, the course itself starts in March and is delivered in fortnightly modules through till the end of September (apart from term holidays). For participants in other countries, individual schedules are arranged. Enrolments are open throughout the year, but please note we take only 45 enrolments at a time, so early enrolment is encouraged.

New Zealand and Australian teachers have two options:
  1. Complete within the same school year: begin mid-March, end early October.
  2. Begin late July, at a quiet time of the year, complete identification section within one term, focus on teaching strategies in first term of following year.
For participants in other countries, we arrange individual schedules to fit your school terms.
What does it cover?
This course has been designed to equip you with a range of thoroughly practical tools and strategies to help you work effectively with gifted learners, even in the busiest regular classroom.

It’s built round three interwoven themes, recognising gifted learners, understanding their different learning needs, and acquiring the teaching strategies which will meet these needs.

These three strands are linked together to form an in-depth exploration of how giftedness impacts on the student’s experience of learning and of daily life, and of how we as educators can respond to make that experience positive and productive.

What makes it so effective?
First of all, its quality comes from its solid foundation of knowledge and experience:
  1. Its research base: The REACH Certificate course is firmly grounded in a comprehensive and wide-ranging research base right across the field of giftedness which is constantly being reviewed and updated.
  2. Tutor experience: Our Ministry-accredited tutors aren’t just experienced in delivering professional development. Between them they have literally decades of experience in working directly with gifted learners and their families, giving them a unique depth of insight into the reality and impact of giftedness in a child’s life.
  3. History: We’ve been running this course since 2006. But that’s not all we do. Over the past decade we’ve run a national conference, brought various leading experts to speak in New Zealand, hosted a symposium by the prestigious Columbus Group, run workshops in different parts of this country and in Australia, presented at various conferences, supported individual parents and teachers, and developed new resources. All this background feeds into whatever work we do with you.

Then there’s the support we provide for you...
  1. You have continuous individual support throughout from one of our tutors, with detailed feedback on all your coursework and the opportunity at any time to seek help and comment from your tutor.
  2. In addition to your fortnightly modules, you receive an extensive Archive of resource materials and identification tools as a permanent reference for your work in this field.
  3. You’re taught strategies which are thoroughly practical and achievable for the busiest teacher.
  4. Whatever age level you’re teaching, your coursework relates to your teaching situation so it’s always relevant for you.
  5. And because it’s online, this course is accessible for you wherever you live. You don’t have to travel to a venue – and your school doesn’t have to pay relievers!

Click here to find out more ...
  1. Click here for a downloadable prospectus with a full course outline, costs and all the other details you’ll want to know.
  2. Click here to read our tutors’ CVs and the background they bring to working with you.
  3. Click here to see what our participants told the Ministry of Education about the course!
  4. Click here for a downloadable enrolment form (a Word .doc).

Any further questions? Email our director at reacheducation@xtra.co.nz.

 

Malala Yousafzai
Making a difference for those who are different:
Malala Yousafzai, a gifted young woman changing her world. Let’s find that next child. Let’s be that teacher. Or if we cannot change the whole world, let’s change the world of that next child.