Category Archives: past

PARENT SEMINAR

This one day seminar for parents is filled with practical information, with a solid research base, presented by an expert, with experience in the field, to help parents understand giftedness and how to help gifted children thrive, develop strengths and talents.

For parents of gifted children and adolescents

SUNSHINE COAST

Sunday 3rd November, 9:00am – 4:00pm

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

COST:  $150 (including GST) per person, or $260 for two parents or caregivers from the same family.

VENUE: Millwell Community Centre, 11 Millwell Rd E, Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast.

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

 PRESENTER

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 has provided a range of skill development programs for gifted students, parents and teachers. She presents at state, national and international conferences. Michele was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study the needs of gifted children and families; conducts research; writes regularly for various publications; is co-author of a research report on acceleration and Make a Twist: Curriculum differentiation for gifted students.

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

The third 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, 8th August           Understanding Giftedness + Talent Development + Identification

Thursday, 15th August      Interventions for Gifted, incl: Curriculum Differentiation + Acceleration

Thursday, 29th August       Developing Emotional Wellbeing + Understanding Students’ Social Needs

Thursday, 5th Sept.    Underachievement, incl: Relative Underachievement + Twice-exceptional

Cost:      $320 for 4 seminars (a saving of $80)       or     $100 for individual seminars

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

Register to attend: https://www.trybooking.com/531366

STEAM Residential for girls in Years 7 – 8, planned for 11th – 14th July,

Stuartholme School recently advised us that the school facilities would not be available for the planned July Residential. We are still attempting to find an alternate location but unfortunately there will not be a Residential this July. Clearing Skies acknowledges this news will be an enormous disappointment for many families. Unfortunately the decision was outside our control and we will do everything we can to find a solution.

 

View brochure

GREAT GARDENERS’ GROUPS ©

FOR YOUNG GIFTED CHILDREN

 1 – 3pm Tues, 16th and Wed, 17th Jan

Kindergarten – Year 3             Cost: $140

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

.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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peak  Study Skills Seminar©

For students entering Years 11 & 12           Cost $160

 9.00am – 4.00pm          Saturday, 20th January, 2018                    

 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 entering Years 9 & 10             Cost $160

 9.00am – 4.00pm             Sunday, 21st January, 2018                    

 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.

Transitions  Study Skills Seminar©

For students entering Years 7 & 8                   Cost: $160

 9.00am – 4.00pm                     Saturday, 3rd February, 2018    

            

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.

Base Camp Study Skills Seminar©

For students entering Years 4 – 6                 Cost: $150

 9.00am – 3.00pm                 Sunday 4th February, 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.