Programme


 Programme

A collaborative project between The Faculty of Education (UJ) and The University of Central Florida (UCF), Orlando, USA in partnership with The Department of Educational Psychology in the Faculty of Education (UJ), The Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Studies (JIAS) and The School of Tourism and Hospitality (STH).

 

 ADVANCED AND HIGHLY-ABLE INSTITUTE

Symposium for Teachers: The Classroom Experience
Thursday – 4th October - St. Davids Marist Inanda, Sandton

(Teachers from local schools)

This symposium will allow teachers to formulate questions and key concerns about a range of issues impacting high-ability learners and formulate a response while interacting with a key expert in a topic area.  These problem-based questions and the responses will then be presented to the whole group in the summary session.

 

Time Room Title Presenters
​08:30 a.m - 09:00 a.m ​Arrival. Tea/coffee served
09:00 a.m – 09:15 a.m

 
St. David's
Sandton
Hall
Welcome and introduction

Guest speaker:  "It's about ability"

What challenges do high-ability learners face in the classroom and curriculum? Introduction of the panel The Big Questions Choose 1 of 5 breakout sessions
Coordinator: Principal: Dr. Graeme Edwards St. David’s Marist Inanda

Mr Ephraim Mohlakane

Presenters: Dr. Kimberly Chandler; Dr. Gillian Eriksson; Dr. Rachel McAnallen; Dr. Carolyn Hopp; Dr. Alecia Blackwood; Dr. Richard Olenchak
​10:15 a.m - 10:30 a.m ​  ​Tea/Coffee
10:30 a.m - 12:00 a.m Breakout 1 Advanced Differentiation (Dr. Kimberly Chandler)
Breakout 2 Underachievement (Dr. Gillian Eriksson) 
Breakout 3 STEM Challenge (Dr. Rachel McAnallen)
Breakout 4 Challenging Thinking (Dr. Carolyn Hopp and Dr. Alecia Blackwood) 
Breakout 5 Socio-emotional issues (Dr. Richard Olenchak)

12:10 p.m -

1:00 p.m

Hall Report back on key questions and discussions. Closure  



Friday 5th and Saturday 6th October – University of Johannesburg.
Venue: School Of Tourism and Hospitality,  57 Bunting Road, Cottesloe, Johannesburg

Sponsored by The Office of the Vice Dean Research and Internationalisation, the Department of Educational Psychology in the Faculty of Education, and the Johannesburg Institute of Advanced Studies JIAS, University of Johannesburg South Africa
Free Registration: https://www.uj.ac.za/saihatd-registration


Day 1 - Friday October 5, 2018: Pre-Institute Workshops for Teachers - UJ Bunting Road Campus

8.30p.m. Registration

These workshops will present core teaching strategies and methodologies to teachers using problem-based and perspective-based approaches, presented by the international Team.

 

Time Room Title Presenters
9.00 – 9.45 a.m. Conference Room 1

Welcome
Introduction of Panel – Developing Thinking through Project and Perspective Based Learning

Prof. Juliet Perumal
Dr. Gillian Eriksson
W1

10.00 -1.00 p.m.
City Lodge
Syndicate
Room 9
Developing Action Research Projects with Highly Able Learners
Action Projects
Dr. Alecia Blackwood
Dr. Carolyn Hopp 
W2

10.00 -1.00 p.m

City Lodge
Syndicate
Room 8

Developing dynamic enrichment activities for advanced differentiation
Passion Projects
Dr. Kimberley Chandler
W3

10.00 -1.00 p.m
​Conference Room 2 Creative teaching in Math and Science
STEM Projects

Dr. Rachel McAnallen
Ms. Eva Biebuyck

W4

10.00 -1.00 p.m

City Lodge
Syndicate
Room 6
Addressing the Socio-emotional needs of diverse high-ability learners
Perspective Projects
Dr. Richard Olenchak
Dr. Gillian Eriksson 

 

 

Day 2 - Saturday October 6, 2018: Institute on High Ability - UJ Bunting Road Campus



8.00  a.m. Registration
8.30 – 9.00a.m.  Welcome and Panel Introduction

UJ Institute Coordinator: Prof. Juliet Perumal, Educational Leadership, University of Johannesburg.
UCF Institute Coordinator - Dr. Gillian Eriksson, University of Central Florida, USA https://ccie.ucf.edu/lser/gifted-education/

9.00-10.30. a.m.   Keynote:

CONFERENCE ROOM 1 KEYNOTE  
Engaging, Challenging and Elevating Highly Able Learners in Southern Africa; current status and future prospects. Presenter - Dr. Jacobus Maree  (University of Pretoria)

Panel Discussants
 

 
STRANDS


1.  ELEVATING: ADVOCACY and RESEARCH for Advanced, High-Ability and Gifted Learners in Southern Africa
2.  ADVANCING CONTENT through critical thinking and problem-solving in areas of Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Humanities
3.  ENGAGING HIGH-END LEARNERS  by supporting their SOCIO-EMOTIONAL affective needs and twice-exceptional learners
4.  EQUITY AND EXCELLENCE - REACHING High Ability Second Language Learners; Marginalized; impoverished
5.  CREATIVITY integrating the Arts, Media, New technologies in teaching and learning


10-30 – 10.45 a.m. Break 
10.45 - 11.45 a.m.  Concurrent Breakout Session 1

Room Strand Title Presenters
Conference Room 1 ELEVATING The rights of the Advanced and High-Ability Learner in a Pan African context: Educating for Deep Democratic Participation in the Post Colonial Era. Dr. Agreement Jotia
(University of Botswana)
Conference Room 2 ADVANCING CONTENT
Overcoming Math Anxiety through Exploration and Inquiry (Part 1)  Dr. Rachel McAnallen (University of Connecticut, USA) Eva Biebuyck (Consultant)
City Lodge
Syndicate
Room 6
ENGAGING HIGH-END LEARNERS Glimpsing the Future: Addressing the needs of Linguistically diverse second and multilingual Learners with high ability in Childhood Education Prof. Elizabeth Henning (UJ)
City Lodge
Syndicate
Room 8
EQUITY AND EXCELLENCE Transformative Learning: Improving Teachers' Cultural Competencies Through Knowledge and Practice Of Ubuntu Pedagogy. Dr. Alecia Blackwood (University of Central Florida, USA)
City Lodge
Syndicate
Room 9
CREATIVITY TASC (Thinking Actively in a Social Context) A practical thinking, teaching and learning Framework for more effective problem solving. (Part 1) Jane McIntyre - TSSA
Thinking Schools South Africa
 

11.45 a.m.- 12.00p.m. Break
12.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. Concurrent Session 2

Room Strand Title Presenters
City Lodge
Syndicate
Room 8
ELEVATING High Ability Learners at risk; Career Life Orientation and Drop-out Prevention Dr. Boitumelo Diale (UJ)
Conference Room 2 ADVANCING CONTENT Overcoming Math Anxiety through Creative Exploration and Inquiry (Part 2)

 
Dr. Rachel McAnallen (University of Connecticut, USA)

 
Conference Room 1 ENGAGING HIGH-END LEARNERS Challenging and balancing the needs of the Twice-Exceptional Learner Dr. Richard Olenchak (Purdue University, USA)

 
City Lodge
Syndicate
Room 6
EQUITY AND EXCELLENCE Identifying and serving diverse High Ability learners from impoverished and marginalized contexts.

 
Dr. Gillian Eriksson (University of Central Florida, USA)
City Lodge
Syndicate
Room 9
CREATIVITY TASC (Thinking Actively in a Social Context) A practical thinking, teaching and learning Framework for more effective problem solving. (Part 2) Jane McIntyre - TSSA
Thinking Schools South Africa
 

1.00 - 2.00 p.m. Lunch Break 
2.00 – 3.00 p.m. Concurrent Session 3

Room Strand Title Presenters
City Lodge
Syndicate
Room 6
ELEVATING Mathematics Cognition and Educational Neuroscience: Implications for mathematics teacher education curricula Prof. Kakoma Luneta (UJ)

 
City Lodge
Syndicate
Room 8
ADVANCING CONTENT Advancing Literacy: A Creative Approach to Developing Multilingualism at the Primary Level Magri Genovese (Magri’s Language Institute) http://www.mlilanguageschool.co.za
Conference Room 1 ENGAGING HIGH-END LEARNERS Neurodevelopment disorders and inclusion of the highly able learner Dr. Helen Dunbar-Krige (UJ)
Dr. Jean Fourie (UJ)
Conference Room 2 EQUITY AND EXCELLENCE Multipotentiality and Career Life Counseling for Highly Able and Gifted Learners in South Africa

 
Prof. Jacobus G. Maree (University of Pretoria)
City Lodge
Syndicate
Room 9
CREATIVITY

 
"Show It, Say It, Draw It, Sing It, Dance It, Be It" ~
Using Multiple Intelligences to Develop Extraordinary Ability: Harvard Project Zero
Dr. Carolyn Hopp (University of Central Florida, USA)
 

3.00 –  3.15 pm. Break
3.15 – 4.15p.m. Concurrent Session 4: 

Room Strand Title Presenters
City Lodge
Syndicate
Room 6
ELEVATING Techniques used by teachers to challenge gifted learners in the mathematics classroom in some selected Secondary Schools in Thaba - Nchu, Motheo District. Ms. Mohokare Dimakatso
Central University of Technology
City Lodge
Syndicate
Room 8
ADVANCING CONTENT Addressing Literacy: Curriculum Units to Challenge High Ability in Language Arts Dr. Kimberley Chandler (University of Virginia, Essex County, USA)
​City Lodge
Syndicate
Room 9
ENGAGING HIGH-END LEARNERS Executive Functioning in the Early Childhood High Ability Learner Prof. Lara Ragpot (UJ)
Conference Room 1 EQUITY AND EXCELLENCE Addressing the needs of LGBTI HIGHLY ABLE Learners

 
Dr. Richard Olenchak (Purdue University)
Conference Room 2 CREATIVITY

Interactive Workshop
TeachLivE Gifted Classroom
The Use of New technologies for Advanced Learning: the Simulated Classroom using Virtual Reality to Interact with Avatars using Real-life Case Studies http://www.teachlive.org
Dr. Gillian Eriksson
(University of Central Florida, USA)


 

 

 

STRANDS: Presentations are clustered in themes located in the following spaces:

D LES 201 D LES 202 D LES 203 D LES 204 C LES 203
ADVOCACY  ADVANCING ENGAGING REACHING CREATIVITY