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 connects gifted children with like-minded peers, providing them with an online learning and social support network.
  • Children connect with a specialist teacher who knows how to get the best from an online learning environment and who understand gifted learners and what makes them tick.
  • Learning is challenging and stretches children’s abilities and ways of thinking.
  • Children can negotiate their own learning pathway, catering for individual strengths and interests.

Gifted Online includes a variety of options including a one-day programme equivalent and specific talent development programmes.

GO 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.

  • GO Talent: Storymakers - an online club for students who are passionate about writing, in one form or another.  A storymaker can be a writer who writes, or a writer who doesn't.  Some children think up the best stories but just don't like writing, or find it very difficult.  Students can make audiofiles, animations or cartoon strips, or have someone else write their thoughts down for them.
  • GO Talent: Readers – and online club for students who are passionate readers, who relish opportunities to get their teeth into interesting reads, who dream about their books and who would love to work with other passionate readers.
  • GO Talent: Designers – students who are passionate about designing, building, making and creating will love these online lessons about design theory, graphics, coding, animation, gaming, modelling, presentation, colour theory, invention and innovation.
  • GO Talent: Problem Solvers - this programme is all about using mathematical, logical and creative thinking to puzzle out solutions to problems - from maths, the real world, and our imaginations.  Maths, creative, critical and caring thinking skills, research, inventing and innovating skills are used to solve all sorts of problems.

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.

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