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Online module: lesgeven aan (hoog)begaafde kinderen (door dr. Matthew Zakreski)


Wil je meer weten over hoogbegaafdheid? Volg een Online Module door Dr. Matthew Zakreski!



Deze training is Engelstalig

Heb je het webinar tijdens de Week van de Hoogbegaafdheid gevolgd of ken je dr. Matthew Zakreski nog van ons online congres? Wij zijn erg enthousiast over zijn kennis en kunde en hebben hem gevraagd een online verdiepingsmodule te geven. Dus, wil je meer weten over het ‘gifted Brain’ en hoe je deze kinderen op een speelse en creatieve manier kunt begeleiden? Volg dan onze online module bestaande uit een reeks van drie sessies met elk een eigen thema.

Deze module is gericht op onderwijsprofessionals in het basisonderwijs. Ben je werkzaam in het VO, dan ben je natuurlijk ook van harte welkom!

Session 1: You Don’t Need to be a “Genius” to Understand the Gifted Brain
The brain is the basis of who we are.  It informs our personalities, our behavior, our intelligence, and how we interact with others.  Our brains bring areas of strength and weakness to our overall profiles, and these traits are highlighted when a person has a “gifted brain.”  The gifted brain has significant differences in morphology, structure, and function.  These differences both inform and explain some of the idiosyncrasies associated with being gifted, from emotional intensity to social asynchrony to learning differences.  If you attend this presentation, you will learn about how the “gifted brain” is different and how those differences manifest in daily life.

You will learn:

  1. Differences in morphology, structure, and function in a gifted brain versus a neurotypical brain
  2. How those brain differences impact behavior and performance in gifted individuals
  3. Three strategies for supporting the relative strengths of the gifted brain
  4. Three strategies for managing the relative weaknesses of the gifted brain

You will receive:

  1. The PowerPoint slides
  2. Contact information of the presenter for follow-up questions

Session 2: Table Top!  Building Social and Emotional Skills through Games 
Many gifted children can struggle with the social and emotional skills necessary to create and maintain relationships.  While many Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) programs exist in schools, they are often not adapted to the unique needs of the gifted population.  This presentation will also demonstrate some techniques on how to teach and model SEL skills for gifted children, both through the demonstration of games designed for this population and instruction on how to adapt games.

You will learn: 

  1. The research-based core social-emotional skills that children need to learn
  2. The aspects of the gifted/neurodiverse brain that can make those skills harder to learn
  3. A dozen different games/activities that can be used to learn these skills
  4. Skills to set up and process these games to achieve maximum educational impact

You will receive:

  1. The PowerPoint slides
  2. Several links to free games and resources that educators can use in their classrooms
  3. Contact information for the presenter for follow-up questions

Session 3:  Creativity and You: How to Use Creativity in Gifted EducationDescription:  Creativity is the mark of an engaged learner.  But what is creativity?  How do we foster it?  And how do we allow our students to be creative while also following best practices in education and assessment?  This interactive, hands-on webinar is about understanding what creativity is (and what it isn’t) and how to use it effectively in and outside the classroom.  We will discuss manifestations of creativity, skills to make space for creativity in assessment, class discussion, and social-emotional learning.  

You will learn:

  1. The operational definitions of creativity 
  2. The neurological basis for creativity 
  3. Several different games/activities that can be used to develop creativity 
  4. How to manage students who feel they have no creativity and/or are unwilling to try

You will receive

  1. The PowerPoint slides
  2. Several links to free games and resources that educators can use in their classrooms
  3. Contact information for the presenter for follow-up questions

Over Matt Zakreski

Matthew Zakreski

Matthew Zakreski (PsyD) is a high energy, creative clinical psychologist who utilizes an eclectic approach to meet the specific needs of his clients.  He specializes in working with children and adolescents, as well as their families, in providing therapy and conducting psychological evaluations.  He is proud to serve as a consultant to schools, a professor at the university level, and a researcher and author on his specialty, Giftedness.  Dr. Zakreski is a member of Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG), the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), and the New Jersey Association for Gifted Children (NJAGC).  He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education (PAGE) Board of Directors.  He is currently in private psychological practice outside of Philadelphia, PA.

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15 juni  –  van 16:00 tot 18:00 uur
22 juni –  van 16:00 tot 18:00 uur
29 juni –  van 16:00 tot 18:00 uur

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