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Seminar & Professional Appreciation Awards
May 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm$40
Language and Literacy for Academic Success with Guest Speaker Rhonda Filmer
“What teaching is required to bring success in reading and spelling? What does science say about how children learn written expression? With diagrammatic representation and case studies the current understanding in this field will be discussed with lots of time for questions.”
Optimal language development (speaking, reading, spelling and writing) should be ensured for gifted children since language is the vehicle for the communication of thought. If our gifted children are to excel in the school system and in life their written language skills need to be as strong as their spoken language. This is not always the case particularly with our twice exceptional who may have learning difficulties such as dyslexia. Excellent skills in English are far more complex to acquire than we might think as neuroscience has recently shown us and are not guaranteed by simply attending school.
Seminar and presentation of Professional Appreciation Awards.
Light supper provided.
This is an adults only event, thank you for your understanding.
Certificates for professional learning are available upon request.
Speaker bio – Rhonda Filmer:
Rhonda’s professional interests in gifted students developed during her early teaching career as a public school primary teacher. Post-graduate studies in COGE and at Masters level ensued as did her specialist role as Gifted and Talented Co-ordinator at a large independent K-12 school. From there her concerns for the ‘twice exceptional’ (2e) learner prompted the establishment of Twice Exceptional Educational Consultancy in 2002 to more effectively address individual differences in the learning needs of gifted students with learning disabilities and other neurological processing problems at the individual, family, class and school levels. Rhonda has addressed many conferences and seminars for both teachers and parents, published for the NSWAGTC The Gifted Challenge: Challenging the Gifted (2009), AAEGT in Dual Exceptionality (2011), for SPELD NSW and for the Australian Council for Educational Leaders. She has consultancy roles to gifted co-ordinators in schools.