Nau mai, haere mai!
Welcome to your national professional community in gifted and talented education.
“We welcome you, the reader, to this source of inspiration. Language and communication are essential for all people. Tears and laughter, pain and joy are powerful emotions which bring us all together as one in this field of gifted education. We must nurture the essence of the child and more importantly, it is up to us to advance gifted education”
– Tuteira Pohatu, 2009.
Become part of the giftEDnz community
Keep up with the latest happenings. Like the giftEDnz Facebook page.
To see where the organisation is headed and the priorities that have been set, take a look at the 2017 Strategic Plan.
Presentation at the World Conference
Board members Andi, Jo, Nadine and Louise, headed over to Sydney recently for the World Conference to run a symposium presentation about giftEDnz and what the organisation does. In addition to this, presentations were also offered about the Board members own work. Great work team!
Calling for Expressions of Interest
Applications have now closed for expressions of interest for the giftEDnz Emerging Researchers’ Writing Retreat. Thank you to those who have applied. This year’s event is a little different as giftEDnz has broadened the scope to include both academic and practitioner researchers. The retreat will focus on assisting successful applicants to produce a piece of writing for publication (e.g. an article or book chapter) or a conference presentation.
Gifted Awareness Week 2017
As always June is an exciting time, as members of the gifted community pull together to advocate for awareness of the rights and needs of gifted children. The Gifted Awareness Blog Tour is a major part of this. You can read the blogs written by some of our members and Board here.
2017 Position Statement
As a part of Gifted Awareness Week, each year a Position Statement is developed co-operatively by the New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education, New Zealand Association for Gifted Children and giftEDnz. These are designed to provide guidance, evidence, support, information, advice and recommendations. This year’s Position Statement focuses on the need for indicators of progress and achievement for gifted and talented learners.
Making Our Voices Heard
Delegates at the recent giftEDnz Roadshow shared their thoughts on the current state of support for diverse learners, and in particular our diverse gifted learners. Click the links below to explore the key messages they want our politicians to hear. These too, will be shared with the Minister of Education.
A student from Canterbury presented a speech recently on his experiences of being gifted. Please take the time to read this. It is vital that we draw on student perspectives as we evaluate the effectiveness of our teaching and programmes and evolve our practices accordingly.
National Research Update
To read about where this project is up to, what the next steps are and how to participate, please click here.
Spread the Word
We need your help to get the word out about giftEDnz. The work of our organisation is relevant to professionals in many and varied roles.
giftEDnz is an active organisation, always seeking ways to continue advocating for our gifted tamariki and rangitahi, while also working to help empower our members and others in their work with these youngsters. Some recent activities include:
- Supporting emerging researchers at a mentoring retreat
- Presentations by members of the Speakers’ Beureau
- Affiliation with the Australian Association for Education of the Gifted and Talented (AAEGT)
- Working towards a national study
- New release of the fabulous e-zine to members
Come and explore the giftEDnz website and find out:
- about the organisation
- what it means to be a part of the giftEDnz community
- new, previous and current activities
- our new giftEDnz promotional flyer
- and more…
Let your curiosity guide you.
Become a member of giftEDnz’s motivated and passionate community of professionals working to nurture Aotearoa’s gifted and talented students.
Our thanks to:
The Todd Foundation for their generous support in establishing giftEDnz.