• Inclusive Education

Gifted Education 2.0: Identification

PL # 12535.
Starting on 12 Mar 2020
Cancellation permitted until 05/03/2020

Event registrations closed on 10/03/2020


A common question in the area of Gifted and Talented Education is 'How do we identify our Gifted students?'. This 2hr course, which will be run collaboratively with the Catholic Education Office, will give participants time to unpack the positives and limitations of the various tools and methods that are on offer. As a group we will discuss best practice approach, how to work towards an assessment package that will target all students with Giftedness, including under-performers, and some of the common challenges of school implementation. Participants are encouraged to bring along their school's current identification framework where possible and will have the opportunity to work on and develop policy and practice in a collaborative setting.


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: 13:00
Finishes: 15:00


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)
  • Primary (P-6)
  • Middle Primary (3-6)
  • Secondary (7-10)
  • Senior Secondary (11 - 12)
  • Leadership

Event Contact

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