• Inclusive Education

Gifted Education 101

PL # 12508.
Starting on 9 Mar 2020
Cancellation permitted until 03/03/2020

Event registrations closed on 3/03/2020


Gifted and Talented students are often identified as being at risk of not reaching their full potential. This full day course, which will be run collaboratively with the Catholic Education Office, will investigate each aspect of a Gifted student's journey through school with the aim of a deepened understanding of how to meet their needs effectively. Sessions will be based around: school policy, types of giftedness and identification, pull out and acceleration options, differentiation in a multi-ability classroom, documenting and reporting adjustments, plus the chance to network, share ideas, raise queries and move forwards in your own understanding of Gifted Education however best suits your role.


Kate Stannard (AISWA Staff)

Inclusive Education Consultant

Kate Stannard joined the Inclusive Education team at AISWA in February 2017. She studied to be a Primary teacher in London, teaching there for a number of years before moving to Perth in 2005. Through her time in the classroom, Kate has developed a passion to see all students actively engaged with their own learning. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Education and English Literature, a Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership and a Masters of Education (Special Learning Needs).

Toni Tomlin (AISWA Staff)

Lead Psychologist

Dr Deborah Black


Deborah is an educator with 24 years of experience, currently working as an education consultant. Her strengths include interpersonal, communication and organisational skills. She is a "big picture' thinker with a strong future focus, a passion for learning and a commitment to achieving excellence. The majority of Deborah’s professional career has centred around primary schools where she has been a school psychologist, teacher, executive coach, Assistant Principal, short-term principal and a learning area specialist. She has worked in remote, rural and metropolitan schools in both the public and Catholic Education sectors.

As a leader, Deborah’s passion lies with developing, nurturing and supporting teachers, especially early career teachers, so that they can provide the best education and experiences to their students. She firmly believes that all staff have many gifts within them and as a leader she enjoys helping empower people so that they can identify those gifts, build their capacity and achieve their potential.  Deborah’s doctoral research was completed through The University of Notre Dame Australia, and examined the experiences and self-perceptions of early career teachers in W.A. Catholic primary schools that led them to remain in the profession.

Deborah loves learning and as a teacher strives to instil a life-long love of learning in her students and to empower them to realise their potential. She aims to make learning fun and to provide opportunities for all students to achieve success and to set themselves goals. Deborah has a broad knowledge of curriculum and assessment, using data to inform instruction, integrating technology into the classroom, differentiating the curriculum and catering for diversity.


Event Segment

Date / Time

Starts: 08:30
Finishes: 15:30


AISWA Seminar Room (First Floor)
Suite 5, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017


Parking bays are available on Walters Drive (max. fee is $5.00 p/day). Alternatively, public transport is available via train & bus: Joondalup Line – Stop at Glendalough Station. Bus transfers: Bus no. 407, Bus stop: 25350

Learning Area

  • Inclusive Education

School Area

  • Preschool (PK-K)
  • Early Childhood (PK - 2)
  • Middle Primary (3-6)
  • Secondary (7-10)
  • Senior Secondary (11 - 12)
  • Leadership
  • Education Assistants

Event Contact

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