“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.
Nau mai, haere mai!
Welcome to your national professional community in gifted and talented education.
Keep an eye out for the latest email alert to keep up with all the exciting happenings. But for now, book the date for the Roadshow event coming nearest to you and watch this space for updates as more information is released.
An exciting new affiliation with the Australian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented
giftEDnz is proud to announce its affiliation with AAEGT – the Australian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented – at UNSW in Sydney. This is very exciting!
As part of their work, AAEGT publish the Australasian Journal for Gifted Education. They are precently looking for anyone who might be interested in submitting papers for a special issue. This issue is devoted to Gagne’s Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent (DMGT) and open to any papers that are research informed critiques on the model, as it is a very popular one in both Australia and New Zealand. This special issue is an attempt to better understand its relevance for both research and practice. Submissions are due by February 1st 2017.
Interested in Twice Exceptionality?
Karen, one of our giftEDnz members, is interested in reigniting the Twice Exceptional Special Interest Group (SIG) and is hoping to get some support from interested members. So if any of you are especially interested in the area of twice or multi-exceptionality, do get in touch with us at email@example.com and we will send your details on to Karen.
Successful Emerging Researchers Retreat
The weekend of September 16th- 18th saw three keen emerging researchers, Idoya Munn, Carrie Vander Zwaag and Andi Delaune gather at an Airbnb in Auckland for the second giftEDnz Emerging Researchers’ Writing Retreat. With the support of mentors, Tracy Riley and Nadine Ballam they were able to write, discuss, re-write and come up with some articles that are nearly ready for publication. We are thrilled to be able to support the publication of New Zealand based research in this way. With the demise of APEX, the articles are likely to be published in other peer reviewed journals and we will keep you up to date with their progress via the website and the e-zine.
We need a financial administrator. Can you help?
Our wonderful financial administrator, Lynda, is having to leave us at the end of the year. We are looking for someone to replace her and to take on the job of keeping our financial records up to date. This role does come with a small honorarium so if you know of someone, or are interested yourself, please do let us know.
giftEDnz is looking for a ‘summer scholar’ to work with us on the nationwide research project. The scholarship has been provided by the University of Waikato, and funds 10 weeks of full time work over the November 2016 to January 2017 period. More…
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
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.
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.