Gifted Online (GO)

Gifted Online (GO) is a programme of online modules for gifted children.
It is designed for students who cannot access a face to face programme or who wish to supplement attendance with additional learning opportunities and who wish to work with a group of like-minded peers.
Students can opt into one or both of the two offered GO Online programmes - GO MindPlus and/or Go Badges.

The range of modules caters for different interests and needs and follows the same curriculum as
MindPlus. Students joining a GO programme have access to a secure website where they choose their tasks, share their work, and can view the work of other students in their ‘class’.

Online chats add a real-time dimension to communication with teachers and with small groups of other students. Modules use the Google Suite and Zoom as their predominant means of delivery.

 

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.

In 2021 NZCGE will offer two Gifted Online options; 

  1. GO MindPlus             
  2. GO Badges (History, Science, Maths, Design, Writing, Creative Thinkers- more badges will be added over the year. Recommended for Year 4+)

 

All students new to GO need to sit their licence to GO which will help them become familiar with the programme and expectations.

All GO programmes are designed to meet the unique needs of gifted children, and use the NZCGE curriculum. 

 

GO MindPlus consists of

  • Lessons implementing the NZCGE curriculum and the annual concept of learning
  • 45-minute Zoom session with the GO class and the specialist educator
  • 2 hours (minimum) of follow up activities 

 

GO Badges consist of

  • A range of badges to undertake based on the NZCGE Curriculum
  • Self-pacing and completion of related activities
  • 30-minute Zoom session with the GO educator- 'Tutor Check In'
  • Certificate and badge when complete
  • NOTE: You do not need to be enrolled in GO MindPlus to undertake a badge.

 

GO Badges are self-paced, self-directed learning programmes in high-interest areas, offered by Gifted Online, part of the New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education.

They suit learners with high interest in the area, strong motivation to learn and with good technological skill.

 

GO Badges are currently available in:

  • Science
  • Maths
  • History
  • Writing
  • Design
  • Creative Thinking

 

Each GO Badge programme begins with a base badge, which then leads on to deeper-dive badges.

Each GO Badge consists of eight modules, each with a series of compulsory and optional activities.

GO Badges can be achieved at three levels: bronze (achieved), silver (merit) and gold (excellence).

 

Requirements:
GO Badges suit students in Year 4 and over. Students require relatively strong reading, comprehension and technological skills, and need to be able to access Google Classroom and Zoom with some independence. Younger students may be able to negotiate a place in the GO Badge programme.

GO Badges require a minimum of thirty minutes per week, up to a maximum of two hours each week. GO Badges are entirely self-paced and there is no time limit for completing each module or each GO badge. On average, completion of a GO Badge takes approximately one school term.

 

Specialist Tutor Support:
NZCGE Specialist Tutors provide on-going support and feedback through Google Classroom and through check-in meetings via Zoom. There are several different meeting times available each week for students to book in to. Students should meet with their Specialist Tutor at least three times over the course of each GO Badge. These check-in meetings ensure that students are on the right track, can have their questions answered, and can receive specialist support. The day, time and tutor of support may vary each week according to student need.

 

Further Information on each GO Badge:

GO WRITERS BASIC BADGE. READ MORE >
GO CREATIVE THINKING BASIC BADGE. READ MORE>
GO HISTORY BASIC BADGE.  READ MORE >
GO MATHS BASIC BADGE.  READ MORE >
GO DESIGN BASIC BADGE.  READ MORE >
GO SCIENCE BASIC BADGE.  READ MORE >

 

2021 GO Timetable (Term 1)

Gifted Online Timetable

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