Our Consultancy Service works alongside educators, parents and other adults to help them better support their gifted children. We share practical advice, guidance and resourcing support. Our consultancy team are highly experienced and knowledgeable in both gifted education theory and practice and all have experience in teaching and/or parenting gifted children.
We use a range of face-to-face and distance delivery methods for effectiveness and efficiency.
The words DIVERSE, FLEXIBLE, PRACTICAL, INFORMED and COLLABORATIVE best describe the nature of the consultancy support we provide. Check out a the range of services we provide below.
We support communities to establish their own localised professional centre for gifted education. They offer our MindPlus programme and additional programmes and provisions they wish to offer. They also plan and provide for the professional needs of the schools in their cluster. We work with members of the community to establish the Centre and provide on-going support to ensure its longevity and quality.
"We are incredibly excited about the changes in gifted education in our region and look forward to offering unique learning opportunities to many more students from next year onwards. The partnership with the NZCGE has been invaluable and their support, expertise and guidance have been crucial to our progress." Taranaki Gifted Community Trust
NZCGE has built up expertise around ensuring depth and complexity is present in learning for gifted students and now specialises in offering PLD workshops that facilitate learning with Kaplan’s Depth and Complexity Framework. We are collaborating with JTaylorEducation to ensure quality PLD true to the Depth and Complexity Framework and tailored to the application within the New Zealand Curriculum and School context.
It is all very well to want depth and complexity but when you empower the students to understand those concepts in a practical way for themselves, you are much more likely to achieve them!
Sue Bufton | Regional Lead Teacher NZCGE
For more information check out our flyer here or contact Anna on 0800 769 243 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more about a bespoke professional learning and development programme in your school contact Anna on 0800 769 243 email@example.com
In looking for alternative and effective ways to support schools, educators and students we have embarked on providing School-Based Mentoring and Modelling. This service provides a member of our staff on site at a school for either a half day or a full day per week for an extended time period, either a term, a half year or a full year. The on-site presence of the facilitator allows us to embed the support in to the fabric and flow of the school and for the facilitator to become immersed into the school culture, tailoring support accordingly.
“Our NZCGE facilitator is knowledgeable and open to working within the vision and values that we hold dear as a school and community and has become an invaluable part of our staff.” - Deputy Principal
To find out more about mentoring for you or your staff click here or contact Anna on 0800 769 243 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Just as schools look to the RTLB service for advice and support for students with learning and behaviour difficulties, so too can NZCGE provide advice and support to schools and teachers when they have a particular gifted and talented student they would like some targeted support for. NZCGE Consultancy Facilitators are able to help educators identify and determine need and can help to establish and review a personalised plan for learning.
To find out more about Resource Teacher Support contact Anna on 0800 769 243 or email@example.com
With many years of experience supporting educators to better identify and cater for their gifted and talented learners, we specialise in the provision of flexible and tailored professional learning and development, responsive to the specific needs of each school and educator that we work with.
Professional Learning and Development support can range from whole school in-depth PLD to an hour of “just in time” advice and support for a Lead Teacher, and everything in between.
“While they shared their knowledge and expertise they were also was very mindful of our school culture, so it feels very special and unique the way we have integrated this into our setting. I would rate NZCGE highly in terms of their ability to determine your need and tailor a package to suit, the quality of professional advice and resourcing, the level of professionalism, and value for money.” AP large urban full primary school.
NZCGE is able to share their expertise and resourcing to help schools design their own specialist programme for gifted students. NZCGE simply becomes a part of the school’s design team and supports through the various components of a design process. This support can be provided face-to-face or facilitated from distance.
“There are many benefits in working with an organisation that has strong gifted foundations and experience. The programme, tailored specifically for the School, is designed on gifted principles, and research-based best practice, so is set up for success. I highly recommend NZCGE for the quality of support, the practical guidance and professional development delivered.”
Sue Luus GATE Coordinator Wakatipu High.
To find out more about designing a gifted programme or policy in your school, contact Anna on 0800 769 243 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more about our Consultancy Services or to contract our services, contact our office on 0800 769 243 or email us through our website