Enhance your differentiation skills and ability to cater to gifted learners

GERRIC’s Mini-COGE courses are practical professional development for educators to support high potential and gifted students. High potential students are not necessarily high achievers; we focus on how to engage and support these students to reach their potential.

The Mini-COGE will help you to;

  • identify gifted, high potential and talented students;
  • differentiate the curriculum for high potential students;
  • implement ability grouping or acceleration;
  • understand gifted education research and best practices; and
  • develop an existing (or create a new) unit of work to best suit the needs of the differentiated classroom and gifted students.

The unit of work allows you to implement practical changes to curriculum, assessment and pedagogy, receive feedback from other educators and the GERRIC academic presenter, and provide ongoing impact to you and your students.

Course details

  • Content areas:

    • Myths and stereotypes
    • Gagné’sdifferentiated model of giftednessandtalent
    • Characteristics of intellectuallygifted students
    • Identification ofgiftedstudents
    • Behaviouralcharacteristics of gifted andtalentedstudents
    • Underachievement
    • Abilitygrouping
    • Acceleration
    • Distinguishing myths from realities:research
    • Curriculum models:differentiation
    • Assessment
    • Instructionalstrategies
    • Lesson plan: application
    • This course is NESA accredited and can be used for mandatory accreditation hours.

Professional development for your school

Our in-service sessions are delivered face to face or online to individual or clusters of schools in Australia.

Please contact the GERRIC office at gerric@unsw.edu.au to discuss the different options available for us to deliver a program to meet the needs of your school staff and student population. We will travel anywhere in Australia or the world.

Session dates

Tickets for the Mini-COGE 2024 session are available now. Click on the dates below to register.

Sold out for your desired session? We recommend registering for a latercourse, so you have a place guaranteed and then emailing us to be added to the waitlist for an earlier session. If space becomes available in an earliersession, we can transfer your ticket. Contact us at gerric@unsw.edu.au.

  • 2024 On-campus dates

    Dates

    Format

    Registration

    31 July - 1 August

    Face to Face

    SOLD OUT

    28 - 29 August

    Face to Face

    4 -5 September

    Face to Face

    25 - 26 September

    Face to Face

    30 - 31 October

    Face to Face

    20 - 21 November

    Face to Face

    All sessions are 8:30am to 5:30pm for 2 days and held at Sydney in Kensingtonunless otherwise stated.

    Click the dates above to view the event information.

  • 2024 Online dates

    Dates

    Format

    Registration

    21 - 22 August

    Online

    SOLD OUT

    18 - 19 September

    Online

    16 - 17 October

    Online

    13 - 14 November

    Online

    4- 5 December

    Online

    Click the dates above to view the event information.

    All sessions are 8:30am to 5:30pm for 2 days and held online.

  • GERRIC offers the Mini-COGE in Western Australia a few times each year. To be notified of the next available dates, please add your name to the waitlist.

  • GERRIC offers the Mini-COGE in Queensland a few times each year. To be notified of the next available dates, please add your name to the waitlist.

  • With presenters based in NSW, WA and QLD, GERRIC is ready to bring the Mini-COGE all across Australia. In-service bookings are now open for all dates in 2024. When you book an in-service with GERRIC, we work with you to choose the best dates and format to meet your school's needs. Reserve your in-service now bycontacting us.