meeting the needs of high ability students

CHES is leading professional learning for teachers in primary and secondary schools across Victoria in meeting the needs of high-ability students.

We are partnering with Deakin University in developing and offering high-quality professional learning programs for teachers across Victoria through a hy-flex approach and virtual platform.

The focus of our programs is on:

  • introducing the DET High-ability Toolkit
  • guiding teachers in identifying and supporting high-ability students
  • differentiating curriculum, assessment and teaching practices
  • establishing and maintaining a whole school culture that fosters high-achievement.

Our professional learning programs will be piloted in Term 4, 2022 with programs for school leaders, secondary school staff and primary school staff. Information, including a link to register can be found in the attached document.

CHES Professional Learning High Ability Students Deakin University November 2022

Registrations for the pilot professional learning program are now closed. Dates for 2023 will be published when finalised.

In 2023 will hold a series of 1.5 day professional learning programs for primary and secondary teachers on the high-impact teaching strategies for high-ability students.

There will be an emphasis on practical differentiation strategies. Led by Deakin University, our professional learning programs are intended to include action research and professional observations using 360-degree video recordings.  

In 2023, CHES will offer courses to:

  • support teachers and school leaders to identify high ability students within their schools
  • understand their needs and the best ways to support these students to realise their potential.

These are day-long courses with follow-up half day consolidation session to assess the impact of interventions.

Courses have been co-designed with a range of school-based staff to reflect the needs of teachers and leaders across the state.

Our three programs will be for:

  • Primary school teachers
  • Secondary school teachers
  • Middle and senior school leaders

Stay tuned for updates on our state-wide Professional Learning programs with Deakin University.