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GCABC 2017 Conference and AGM
Sat, 6 May 2017, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM PDT
The Gifted Children’s Association of BC invites you to our Conference and AGM! We have a full program for Parents/Adults (Note: no children's program or any childminding provided)
Tickets MUST be purchased in advance until May 4th.
As our events are well attended, register early. Sorry, no refunds.
Keynote: Superkids 2: Learning from the experiences of our most able students
Dr. Marion Porath
The “superkids” were first portrayed as highly gifted young adolescents in a documentary in 2004 that focused on their decisions regarding secondary school programs. Now a second documentary is in production focused on the dynamic, complex nature of these young people’s lives and their retrospective insights about their identification as gifted learners and their educational and career choices.
Professor Emerita in the Faculty of Education at The University of British Columbia. Recipient of the Killam Prize for teaching excellence and the Robbie Case Memorial.
Breakout session: BC's New Curriculum and what it means for Gifted Learners
While the new curriculum is not a curriculum that addresses all the needs of gifted learners, it is built on many of the attributes of learning that teachers of the gifted have advocated for and provided for their students over the past 40 years. Most significant is a shift in pedagogy that moves from a focus on recall and repetition to understanding. The focus on inquiry, critical thinking, self-regulation and development of communication skills addresses the needs of high potential learners to explore, problem solve, create and develop self understanding.