Enhance Your Ability to Cater to the Needs of Gifted Learners
GERRIC's Mini Certificate of Gifted Education (Mini-COGE) provides research-informed and practical professional development to teachers and school leaders. The mini-COGE is 16 hours in length and may be delivered to individual schools or to clusters of schools in metropolitan or regional areas in all Australian states and territories. We’re also able to offer the program to schools overseas. Participants receive 16 hours of NESA-accredited professional learning at a proficient level in New South Wales.
We run the mini-COGE either on campus at UNSW Sydney in Kensington throughout the year (see the 2019/2020 table dates below to register) or at your school throughout the year.
Please note the mini-COGE is designed for teachers and administrators currently working in schools. If you have another role, please email us to enquire before attempting to register.
What Our Students Say About the Mini-COGE Workshop
"I enjoyed the discussion of practical examples through short videos and real-life examples our presenter gave; applying our understanding on the second day to consider how this knowledge would translate into our classrooms; consideration of how giftedness manifested itself for different age groups, gender, cultures, and learning backgrounds. The Mini-COGE was excellent!"
- On Campus Mini-COGE Participant, November 2016
"Well explained theory and opportunities to apply to practical situations. Also, chances to share thinking and experiences with other teachers."
- Greg Longney, Head of Academic Enrichment and Extension, Barker College, June 2017
"I gained a greater understanding of identification/testing options, and an understanding of the different probabilities of G&T classroom practice. [The presenter] was down to earth and approachable throughout the workshop. She offered meaningful feedback to ideas."
- Paul De Carli, Classroom Teacher and High-Performance Class Coordinator, St Johns Park High School, October 2016.
"My favourite aspect of the course was simply listening to the presenter and her very clear understanding of the practical applications in schools. She fully understood what is happening in schools. I gained a much greater understanding as to what needs to change in our classrooms."
- On Campus Mini-COGE Participant, May/June 2016
"I gained a huge amount of new knowledge and understanding of how to cater for students who are G&T. Plus, a wealth of new enthusiasm and passion for teaching."
- On Campus Mini-COGE Participant, March 2016