Gifted Online uses technology to connect gifted children with each other, with specialist teachers and with challenging and engaging learning opportunities. Originally designed to provide gifted children from rural New Zealand with access to quality gifted education, Gifted Online is now available to all gifted learners, worldwide.
Why Gifted Online is great for gifted children
Gifted Online includes a variety of options including a one-day programme equivalent and specific talent development programmes.
All GO programmes are designed to meet the unique needs of gifted children, and use the NZCGE curriculum. We are currently reviewing all of our GO programmes, with the following being available:
GO Day lessons are engaging and varied, with a range of options to ensure students can work at on challenging and interesting tasks in each lesson. Lessons are designed to increase the breadth, depth, sophistication and complexity of gifted students' knowledge and abilities, and to increase students' self-directedness of their learning. The GO Day follows the NZCGE curriculum and covers six content and process strands. Each GO Day lesson takes approximately 5-6 hours to complete, which can be completed in one day or across the week. The GO Day consists of the online lesson, an online meeting each week with other GO students, and time to complete the suggested activities.
GO Sessions provides two hours of learning opportunities each week, with programmes for students in different age groups GO Session provides students engaging and varied lessons each week, with options to provide optimal challenge and interest. GO Session uses a smaller section of the NZCGE curriculum. Each session takes approximately 2 hours to complete, which can be completed in one sitting or spread over 2 one hour blocks. GO Sessions consist of the online lesson each week, an online meeting on Tuesdays (using Zoom), and time to complete the suggested activities.
GO Talent programmes provide engaging and varied lessons each week in a range of interest and talent areas, with options to provide optimal challenge and interest. GO Talent uses a smaller section of the NZCGE curriculum. GO Talent is designed to work with students' existing strengths to increase the breadth, depth, sophistication and complexity of students' knowledge and abilities, and to increase students' self-directedness of their learning.
A sample GO Storymakers lesson is available here.
To find out more about any of our Gifted Online programmes, contact our office on 0800 769 243 or email us through our website.