High ability or gifted students can often be overlooked in a school context. Often mastering material early, they can then be left to their devices at school and not provided with the academic and social stimulation necessary to realise their potential. This webinar will enable teachers and parents to understand gifted children better and provide details of services and opportunities available to them.
The webinar will look at EGift which is a free online programme for teachers and parents which aims to provide appropriate educational opportunities for gifted students at a school level. The five key strands of this programme: Identification, Lived Experience, Social and Emotional Wellbeing, Teaching Strategies, and Programme Design Principles are all important areas in understanding gifted children.
Afterwards participants will be able to access the platform and gain access to the free resources.
Dr. Colm O’Reilly Ph.D. is the Director of the Irish Centre for Talented Youth (CTYI) at Dublin City University. CTYI provides fast paced classes for academically talented students aged 6 – 16 years from all over Ireland and overseas. Colm has worked in the area of gifted and talented education for the last 20 years and has written articles and presented papers at numerous conferences around Europe and worldwide. His research interests include working with gifted students in out of school programmes and their academic and social development. He is currently the secretary of the European Council for High Ability and the treasurer for the European Talent Support Network. He serves on the advisory board for the Centre for Gifted Education at the College of William and Mary and has just led an EU project to design an online programme for teachers of high ability students in regular classrooms.
PLEASE REGISTER HERE TO OBTAIN YOUR ZOOM LINK TO ATTEND THIS WEBINAR
|Course Date||08-02-2022 7:00 pm|
|Course End Date||08-02-2022 8:15 pm|
|Cut off date||08-02-2022|
|Speaker||Dr. Colm O’Reilly Ph.D. is the Director of the Irish Centre for Talented Youth (CTYI) at Dublin City University.|
|Location||ONLINE (via ZOOM)|