Author Archives: clearing skies

1.00 – 3.00pm Tuesday 22nd & Wednesday 23rd January, 2019

 

A social skills development program for gifted primary school students entering Years 4 – 6 who want to know how to:

  • Investigate the social scene
  • Find clues to understanding social communication
  • Develop assertiveness and manage social challenges
  • Share relevant information clearly and succinctly
  • Identify strengths in others; identify future friends
  • Explore ways to build relationships with other students

 

Cost:  $135          Call 3378 0888 to register students for Social Sleuths.

Many young, gifted children have a tendency to overthink. Some generate high levels of anxiety, impacting upon:

  • participation in school
  • social relationships
  • emotional wellbeing
  • home environment.GREAT GARDENERS’ GROUPS ©FOR YOUNG GIFTED CHILDREN

    1 – 3pm Tues, 15th and Wed, 16th Jan

    Prep – Year 3 in 2019             Cost: $135

    Phone 3378 0888 to register children.

     

    These Great Gardeners’ Groups, conducted across two days, are designed to help young gifted children understand how thoughts influence feelings; how feelings impact behaviour; how, as gardeners, we can grow ‘weeds’ or nurture positive thoughts, confident feelings and independent behaviours.

Transitions Study Skills Seminar©

For students in Years 7 & 8                                   Cost: $160

 

9.00am – 4.00pm                          Sunday, 21st July, 2019

 

3/21 Station Rd, Indooroopilly

 

TO BOOK A PLACE, PLEASE PHONE: 3378 0888

 

Transitions Study Skills Seminar©

  • BRAIN POWER FOR STEPPING UP

Neuroscience – how the brain learns

Concentration – attention & focus

  • GET READY TO LIFT

Fitness – endurance keeps you going

Thoughts – stepping up or stepping down

  • GETTING IT ALL TOGETHER

Gear – minimal gear for maximum effect

Environment – where, when and how to step ahead

 

  • MOVING ON UP

Time – finding ways to use time effectively

Planning – preparing and completing projects on time

 

  • GOING TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Information – finding, use and store information

Mapping – interesting ways to organise & learn

 

  • HOW TO GET WHERE YOU’RE GOING

Workload – preparing for exams and managing stress

Performance – drill, strategies and review

 

Transitions Study Skills Seminar has been developed specifically for gifted students who are making the transition to secondary school.  This seminar is designed to assist students who are taking the next step in their education journey.  Transitions is for students who need to develop effective study skills, personal characteristics and organisational habits that will enable them to progress through school and achieve academic results that demonstrate their abilities.

Base Camp Study Skills Seminar©

For students entering Years 4 – 6                 Cost: $150

 

9.00am – 3.00pm             Saturday, 20th July, 2019

 

3/21 Station Rd, Indooroopilly

 

TO BOOK A PLACE, PLEASE PHONE: 3378 0888

 

Base Camp Study Skills Seminar©

 

  • BASE CAMP PREPARATION

Survey the terrain – understanding what lies ahead

Preparation – identify individual learning/study needs

 

  • ACCLIMATISATION

Head Space – understand how the brain works and learns

Focus – focus on now, the next step and the way ahead

  

  • GET FIT FOR CLIMBING

Brain power – nutrition, hydration, sleep and exercise

Fitness – fitness for endurance makes the climb possible

  • ATTITUDES FOR ALTITUDE

Motivation – set goals and prepare to achieve success

Thoughts – can boost or reduce academic performance

 

  • PACKED & READY

Equipment – minimum gear for maximum benefit

Planning – identify interesting ways to organise and learn

 

  • MAPPING THE CLIMB

Locate – identify, retrieve and map relevant information

Time – use time effectively to complete the project well

 

  • MOVING AHEAD

Handling the load – strategies for revision and review

Steady progress – exam preparation and managing stress

Base Camp has been developed specifically for gifted and high-ability primary school students who need to understand and introduce study skills so positive habits can be establish while still in primary school.

Peak Study Skills Seminar©

For students entering Years 11 & 12           Cost $160

 9.00am – 4.00pm          Sunday, 27th January, 2019                       

 3/21 Station Rd, Indooroopilly

 TO BOOK A PLACE, PLEASE PHONE: 3378 0888

 

Peak Study Skills Seminar©

  • BRAIN POWER FOR CLIMBING HIGH

Neuroscience – understanding the science of learning

Concentration – optimising personal attention and focus

 

  • CLIMBING FURTHER

Fitness – endurance to travel across challenging terrain

Thoughts – how to peak psychologically

 

  • GETTING IT ALL TOGETHER

Gear – minimal gear for maximum effect

Environment – where, when and how to step higher

 

  • MOVING UP

Time – finding ways to use time effectively

Planning – preparing and completing great assessments on time

 

  • AT THE NEXT LEVEL

Information – selecting, using and storing information

Mapping – personalising organisation and learning

 

  • HOW TO CLIMB TO THE PEAK

Workload – shifting the load to cover the distance

Performance – preparing for optimal performance  

 

 Peak Study Skills Seminar has been structured for gifted students in their final two years of secondary education.  This seminar is designed for students who need to identify strategies that will enable them to use the available study time effectively; to maximise academic results; to optimise choices for tertiary study and position themselves for opportunities in future careers.

Students with high abilities are often able to coast through the early years of school.

It is not until academic challenges increase at upper secondary level that students and/or their parents may realise the need to develop a different approach to completing assessments and studying for exams.  If students are to realise their intellectual potential, achieve peak academic results, they must develop effective study skills, manage the complex demands associated with a crowded assessment schedule and a range of extracurricular activities.

Michele Juratowitch, author of Study: The Simple Facts, developed and delivers the Peak Study Skills Seminar for upper secondary students. Michele has experience providing study skills programs for high-ability students in seminars, schools, at university, through organisations and within her counselling practice.

Advance!  Study Skills Seminar©

 

For students in Years 9 & 10               Cost $160

 

9.00am – 4.00pm             Saturday, 26th January, 2019                          

 

3/21 Station Rd, Indooroopilly

 

TO BOOK A PLACE, PLEASE PHONE: 3378 0888

 

Advance!  Study Skills Seminar©

 

  • BRAIN POWER

Neuroscience – implications for learning

Concentration – getting maximum impact

 

  • GET FIT FOR STUDY

Fitness – focus and endurance make a difference

Thoughts – how they boost or reduce learning

 

  • GETTING IT ALL TOGETHER

Gear – minimal gear for maximum effect

Environment – structure time and place for learning

 

  • FORWARD

Time – finding ways to use time effectively

Planning – to execute and complete projects on time

 

  • RECONNAISSANCE

Information – locate and retrieve relevant information

Mapping – interesting ways to organise and learn

 

  • RETRIEVAL

Workload – preparing for exams and managing stress

Performance – drill, strategies and review

 

Advance! Has been developed specifically for gifted or high-ability students who need to develop study skills in order to use their intellectual abilities and achieve their academic potential as they progress through their secondary education.

 

Michele Juratowitch, author of Study: The Simple Facts, developed and delivers the Advance! Study Skills Seminar for secondary students, entering Years 9 & 10. Michele has experience providing study skills programs for high-ability students in seminars, schools, at university, through organisations and within her counselling practice

PARENT SEMINAR

 

This one day seminar for parents is filled with practical information, with a solid research base, presented by experts in the field with real life experience, to help you understand giftedness and how to help your gifted child thrive.

For parents of gifted children and adolescents

BRISBANE

Saturday 27th October, 9:00am – 4:00pm

Register at :https://www.trybooking.com/YGZG

 

COST:  $150 (including GST) per person, or $250 for two parents or caregivers from the same family.

 

VENUE: Lavalla Centre,

58 Fernberg Road, Paddington

For further information please email michele@clearingskies.com.au  or phone: 0438 744 994

 

These seminars include:

  • Understanding giftedness and talent development
  • Identification and testing: why, when, who and how
  • Parenting sensitive gifted children and adolescents
  • Mental health, resilience and emotional well-being
  • Gifted children, their friendships and relationships
  • Motivating gifted students to develop academic skills
  • Gifted children with learning and other disabilities
  • Advocating for your child at school

 PRESENTERS

Michele Juratowitch is Director of Clearing Skies; provides counselling for gifted children and their parents; has worked in schools and introduced provisions to support gifted students.  At the Gifted Education Research, Resource and Information Centre (GERRIC) at the University of New South Wales, Michele taught in parent courses; lectured teachers in a postgraduate course in Gifted Education; developed programs for students and conducted research.  Michele was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study the needs of gifted children and families, is co-author of a research report on acceleration and Make a Twist: Curriculum differentiation for gifted students.

 

Rosalind Walsh is a trained high school teacher who holds a MEd (Gifted Education) from UNSW and a PhD from Macquarie University where she researched successful interventions for gifted children in prior to school settings. She was the manager of the Gifted Education Research, Resource and Information Centre (GERRIC) at the University of New South Wales for 10 years. Rosalind has worked with teachers around Australia at both primary and secondary levels. Rosalind lectures in the Department of Education and the Institute of Early Childhood at Macquarie University, and co-ordinates the programs for gifted students at a girls’ school in Sydney.

 

Base Camp Study Skills Seminar©

For students entering Years 4 – 6                 Cost: $150

 9.00am – 3.00pm                 Saturday 18th August, 2018

 3/21 Station Rd, Indooroopilly

 

TO BOOK A PLACE, PLEASE PHONE: 3378 0888

 Base Camp Study Skills Seminar©

  • BASE CAMP PREPARATION

Survey the terrain – understanding what lies ahead

Preparation – identify individual learning/study needs

 ACCLIMATISATION

Head Space – understand how the brain works and learns

Focus – focus on now, the next step and the way ahead

  GET FIT FOR CLIMBING

Brain power – nutrition, hydration, sleep and exercise

Fitness – fitness for endurance makes the climb possible

  • ATTITUDES FOR ALTITUDE

Motivation – set goals and prepare to achieve success

Thoughts – can boost or reduce academic performance

 

  • PACKED & READY

Equipment – minimum gear for maximum benefit

Planning – identify interesting ways to organise and learn

 MAPPING THE CLIMB

Locate – identify, retrieve and map relevant information

Time – use time effectively to complete the project well

 MOVING AHEAD

Handling the load – strategies for revision and review

Steady progress – exam preparation and managing stress

 

Base Camp has been developed specifically for gifted and high-ability primary school students who need to understand and introduce study skills so positive habits can be establish while still in primary school.

Using the concept of Base Camp, where mountaineers prepare for the academic journey that lies ahead, this seminar assists students to prepare themselves; to undertake the training they will need to be intellectually, personally and academically equipped to tackle future challenges.

Michele Juratowitch, author of Study: The Simple Facts, developed and delivers the Base Camp Study Skills Seminar for students in Years 4 – 6. Michele has experience providing study skills programs for high-ability primary school students through seminars, in schools, at university, through organisations and within her counselling practice.

Transitions  Study Skills Seminar©

For students entering Years 7 & 8                   Cost: $160

 9.00am – 4.00pm                     Saturday, 16th June, 2018    

9.00am – 4.00pm                       Sunday, 17th June, 2018

Limited Places available

            

3/21 Station Rd, Indooroopilly

 TO BOOK A PLACE, PLEASE PHONE: 3378 0888

 

Transitions Study Skills Seminar©

  • BRAIN POWER FOR STEPPING UP

Neuroscience – how the brain learns

Concentration – attention & focus

  • GET READY TO LIFT

Fitness – endurance keeps you going

Thoughts – stepping up or stepping down

  • GETTING IT ALL TOGETHER

Gear – minimal gear for maximum effect

Environment – where, when and how to step ahead

 MOVING ON UP

Time – finding ways to use time effectively

Planning – preparing and completing projects on time

 GOING TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Information – finding, use and store information

Mapping – interesting ways to organise & learn

 

  • HOW TO GET WHERE YOU’RE GOING

Workload – preparing for exams and managing stress

Performance – drill, strategies and review

 

Transitions Study Skills Seminar has been developed specifically for gifted students who are making the transition to secondary school.  This seminar is designed to assist students who are taking the next step in their education journey.  Transitions is for students who need to develop effective study skills, personal characteristics and organisational habits that will enable them to progress through school and achieve academic results that demonstrate their abilities.

Focused upon the developmental stage and needs of students in their first two years of secondary school, the Transitions Study Skills Seminar is for students who want to be prepared to make an effective transition to the next stage of education. Participation in Transitions is also appropriate for those who have already moved up to secondary school but have not yet mastered the skills necessary to make a steady, successful ascent through secondary academic requirements.

Michele Juratowitch, author of Study: The Simple Facts, developed and delivers the Transitions Study Skills Seminar for students in Years 7 – 8. Michele has experience providing study skills programs for high-ability students through seminars, in schools, at university, through organisations and within her counselling practice.

 

TWILIGHT SEMINARS                                   4.00 – 6.00pm THURSDAYS  X  4

A series of Twilight Seminars on Gifted Education is being provided to enable individual and small groups of teachers with interests in this area to access information and make connections with colleagues with similar interests.

 

Thursday, 26th July           Understanding Giftedness + Talent Development + Identification

Thursday, 2nd August      Interventions for Gifted, incl: Curriculum Differentiation + Acceleration

Thursday, 9th August       Developing Emotional Wellbeing + Understanding Students’ Social Needs

Thursday, 16th August    Underachievement, incl: Relative Underachievement + Twice-exceptional

Cost:      $280 for 4 seminars (a saving of $80)       or     $90 for individual seminars

Venue: Milton Business Centre, 345 Coronation Drive, Milton;  parking available onsite and on road.

Register to attend: https://www.trybooking.com/379191