Hawker Brownlow Education

Todd Stanley will be presenting at the
16th Annual Thinking & Learning Conference in Melbourne.


A Gifted Institute

Todd Stanley has spoken to teachers, gifted coordinators, curriculum people, administrators/leaders and parents on a variety of topics. These include: strategies that are effective in the gifted classroom, ways to help gifted children with social–emotional issues, myths of gifted children and their parents, and proper programming for gifted students.

Session 1: Myths of Gifted Children
Ask: Where does the myth of the gifted child come from?
Discover the 10 myths of gifted children. Learn how understanding these myths can allow a teacher to better help them reach their potential.    
Session 2: Profiles of an Underachieving Gifted Student
Ask: How does a gifted child underachieve? Ask: What are the major causes of underachievement? Ask: What strategies can be used to overcome these?  
Session 3: How to Ask Higher-Level Questions in the Gifted Classroom
Ask: What does higher-level questioning look like? Discover how to use Bloom’s taxonomy to construct higher-level questions. Learn how to create a classroom environment conducive to higher-level questioning.
FRIDAY 17 MAY 2019
Session 1: How to Use Project-Based Learning in Your Classroom to Build Capacity
Understand the rationale for project-based learning.
Learn the steps for using project-based learning.
Create your own project-based learning lesson.
Session 2: The Role of the Teacher in a PBL Classroom: How to Coach Your Students to Success
Ask: What does coaching look like?
Learn how to coach students to be independent.
Discover how the role of the teacher shifts in a PBL environment.
Session 3: How to Create Rubrics to Evaluate Performance Assessments in an Objective Manner
Discover the benefits of using rubrics, including the evaluation of performance-based assessment that allows students to demonstrate skill as well as content.
Follow a step-by-step method detailing how to set up an easy-to-use rubric that can be crafted specifically for what you are looking for from the students.
Learn how to use language that makes your rubric more objective and removes the subjectivity of the teacher.
Session 1: Authentic Learning to Create Real-World Experiences for 21st-Century Learners
Ask: Why authentic learning?
Ask: What does authentic learning look like?
Learn strategies for immediate implementation in the classroom.
Session 2: What Does Problem-Based Learning Look Like in the Authentic Classroom?
Ask: What is problem-based learning?
Observe examples of problem-based learning.
Learn how to set up problem-based learning in your classroom.
Session 3: What Does Case-Based Learning Look Like in the Authentic Classroom?
Ask: What is case-based learning?
Observe examples of case-based learning.
Learn how to set up case-based learning in your classroom.
SUNDAY 19 MAY 2019
Session 1: How to Foster Student Collaboration in the Classroom
Ask: What does collaboration look like?
Ask: How does a teacher create successful collaboration in the classroom?
Learn how to maintain this collaboration over the course of a lesson.
Session 2: Teaching 21st-Century Skills in a Deliberate Manner
Ask: What are the 21st-century skills?
Ask: Why are these skills so important to the education of our gifted students?
Ask: How does one deliberately teach these skills in the classroom?
Session 3: How to Measure 21st-Century Skills: Creating DUMB Goals for Students
Ask: What are DUMB goals?
Ask: What is the value of DUMB goals?
Ask: How do you successfully measure these DUMB goals?