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The new Licensing website will be at www.wiseonesgifted.net. You will find useful information about giftedness and gifted children.
This website will be used for those schools directly served by WiseOnes and parents dealing directly with WiseOnes for assessments, online video conferenced learning and schools using a teacher supplied by WiseOnes.
If your school is served by an Education Consultant who is a Licencee of WiseOnes then they may have their own website or advertisement in the school. Licencees are independent education business people not franchisees of WiseOnes.
WiseOnes licenses Intellectual property e.g. curriculum units and training videos to appropriate teachers who would like to assist gifted children using our very successful programs. They approach schools in their area, state or country and use the materials to provide the service.
DIRECTLY SERVED BY WISEONES
Oakleigh Grammar (Rowena) School Contact= Joanne Zacharapoulos. For 2017
T 1 Arty Science; T 2 Mighty Murray; T 3 Engineering; T 4 Thinking Broadly
The AIMS are Academic, Intellectual, Moral and Social development of a child who is significantly different. That is 2 or more standard deviations, the same as those who are very slow learners who have funded help at school. These children are not funded. All entrants are assessed, Fees are about equal to or less than swimming lessons though the teachers are highly educated and gifted people themselves so they can understand the different ways of thinking that these children exhibit.
Each unit consists of 8 sessions of an hour out of class. We rotate times so they don’t miss the same class lesson every week. They have no difficulty catching up what they miss. Units are multidisciplinary and holistic and children can contribute what they already know. The are challenged to whatever their failure level is so there is no ceiling to the learning. There are only 8 per group. We tried 10 to make it a bit cheaper but with all of them different from each other and no ceiling we decided to retain the quality instead.
Topics range over Arts, Language, History, Environment, Science, Maths, Thinking. We encourage children to join in all areas and not to specialize at this young level. Also they need to learn to fail. This is hard for the gifted. They have to overcome perfectionism and learn time management and some need social skills. These are all part of the program, individualized for each student through the understanding, empathy and skills of the teacher.
They love sharing their oddball senses of humour too, so love coming to school on the WiseOnes day. It is so lovely for them to have companions who understand their jokes, their allusions, share knowledge and all learn together- faster, more complex, more abstract, more suited to them.
Licencee, AlphaBG Educational Professionals is looking for contract teachers for the schools in Newport and Strathmore areas in Victoria. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WiseOnes is looking for new Licencees in Australia and also teachers who’d like to do video conferenced teaching of the program, specializing in their favourite curriculum units. This would enable remote schools, distance education from Longreach and overseas parents to gain access to it. Email: email@example.com