Cost: $25.00 Members
$35.00 Non-Members (Membership accepted on the day)
Rosemary has been involved in gifted education professionally and as a parent since the early 1980s in many different roles. As the founding director of the George Parkyn National Centre for Gifted Education, she has overseen the development of the One Day School movement. She has also been an advisor to the New Zealand Association for Gifted Children, and served as a member of the Minister of Education's Working Party on Gifted Education. Rosemary was awarded a Queen’s service medal in 2004, and is a past president of NZAGC. Rosemary will be speaking about her latest research in the area of gifted children.
Dr Tracy Riley
Dr Tracy Riley is a Senior Lecturer in gifted and talented education in the School of Curriculum and Pedagogy at Massey University. Tracy teaches undergraduate and postgraduate papers on the education of gifted and talented students and her research focuses on the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes. Tracey will be speaking on Looking Beyond the School Gate: Provisions for Gifted and Talented Students. Enriching opportunities for gifted and talented students to develop their potential are many and varied, including provisions out of school. These include distance and web-based learning, competitions, private one day a week and holiday programmes, mentorships, and much more. During this keynote we will explore the types of opportunities available, their potential advantages and disadvantages, and strategies for appropriate selection.
Shirley is an educational psychologist in private practice who works mainly with children who are gifted or have learning difficulties/differences. She is co-author of a Ministry of Education book for parents of gifted children that will be published this year. Shirley will be speaking on The Role of an Educational Psychologist: Advocating for children, supporting parents and teachers
Ministry of Education : Sally Smart
The Ministry of Education have been invited to speak, but specifics have not yet been confirmed.
Dr Roger Moltzen
Dr Roger Moltzen is Foundation Chair of the Department of Human Development and Counselling, and Director of Special Education Programmes at the University of Waikato. In 2000 Roger chaired the Ministerial Working Party on Gifted Education and in 2005 he was awarded the Prime Minister's Supreme Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award. Roger is Patron of the New Zealand Association of Gifted Children.
AGM: Detailed agenda and proxy forms are available on the website : www.giftedchildren.org.nz
Re: NZ Association for Gifted Children Conference & AGM
Date: 06-03-06 04:16
as a result of a Press release on this upcoming conference a reportere in the Levin region would like to talk to a family with gifted children. This is a great opportunity to make people awre of this event in teh area. Please make contact or pass to someone would would be willing.
Mr Joel Maxwell
Levin Chronicle, 366 0256 ext 822
Mr Maxwell wishes to make contact with any gifted families in the Levin area. He would like to interview them regarding his upcoming story on giftedness and our AGM