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END of 2018 What has changed since our Submission?

Our Submission to Vic Government Inquiry

FOR 2019

This coming year we hope to get more Licencees in Australia and New Zealand and to start the program in Europe. It is outstandingly succesfull in two main ways. 1. The child’s self confidence grows and happiness is found  with others of like mind and 2. Raises the NAPLAN scores a lot, 22% at a school I look after,  against the national trend for the gifted to go down and down and down. ( Ref Hattie J) . This was comparing the scores of the gifted who did the program and the gifted who did not.

Recently discovered it makes a very big difference for those with autism. After 7 sessions I can’t tell which ones they are in the 2 groups of 8  They are joining in so very well, it is exciting to watch.  Looks like speed  and advanced work works for them. of course I use a lot of hands on materials and a bit of drama as well.

.For the first time some government money for special needs is being used at a school to give the children an opportunity to be in it. The Principal  and I have worked hard for several years to encourage help for the gifted as well as poor spellers with the Master Speller program.

if you know anyone who would make a goof leader let them know I am looking for people all over the country but a contract teacher near Cranbourne would be a help. It makes us very happy doing this and it suits our time and stage of life commitments. No retiring age is attractive and we can share our own wisdom accumulated over the years.

Russell wrote a poem as a tribute to 21 years of the WiseOnes program . In 2019 he is helping to make life better for the Sudanese. He wants t0 run a Rugby Union 7 club. I want to help with nutrition and education.  We met at a local club and immediately recognized profound giftedness in each other so we can talk about anything. First neighbour I have had like that and it makes me so much more sure that WiseOnes with its small groups of like minds is the right way to go. Intellectual companionship is as important as food but for the PG there are so few. Being mentally starved is lonely and no wonder the highly gifted and profoundly gifted even more, have troubles fitting in.

I decided to turn the statistics into measurements. Imagine that 1 IQ point =1mm  the gifted are as far from Melbourne Vic as Wagga Wagga NSW, Highly gifted, IQ 145,  is as far as Brisbane and profoundly gifted IQ 160 is in Paris. I know a couple of people higher than that , IQ185, and they are on the Moon or Mars in millimetres. I did not appreciate what the difference really was until I did this exercise.  It is the doubling every extra IQ point that makes it so exponential. Have a look at a map of Australia or the World and see why the children need WiseOnes in school time and why they need gifted teachers. How can an non gifted person understand such difference. Loneliness is a killer of many human emotions and experiences.  And these children are age graded in schools.

The website  www.wiseoneseu.com is up and running but has been hacked. Working on it..

The new Licensing website is at www.wiseonesgifted.net. That is for those interested in owning their own business, using our programs, to assist schools and parents to differentiate part of the child’s learning to cater for their extra speed, complexity and abstract ideas and for those who are gifted but may have a disability as well. We make it easy by providing curriculum and training. No retiring age.  There is an article about the 6 types of giftedness and a big list of the curriculum units. You need to be a qualified , registered teacher.  Geelong , Horsham  and Gippsland need one. NSW and many Queensland parents are asking  too. New Zealand has now started so we need more teacher/leaders there. Now www.wiseonesasia.com is up and running too. Anyone in Asia who’d like to start it there.

Contact: fastlearners@outlook.com

TEST YOUR CHILD– do you want to do a private at home try-out to see if your child is gifted before approaching your school?  Ages 5.5  to 14.   Send an email to fastlearners@outlook.com for a Skype appointment Cost $25 AUD (2018 price). Copy and paste the email address. Suits the engineers or the general knowledge children.  Takes a few pleasant minutes of their life. Hopefully nest year we will have this online and fully automated. The experts are looking at it now.

This website is for those schools and parents served by WiseOnes itself and these are where new curriculum units and special needs programs such as Master Speller, are trialed and research done to check the effectiveness of the programs. NAPLAN scores go up a lot we have found.

Does your child have reading difficuties? Look at this 12 minute video. Copy and paste this   iframe src=”https://player: width”640″vimeo.com/100269731

Assessments for those aged 5 to 75 by Skype are also available here. Suited to problem solvers or general knowledge types. Also Personality test.

Video Conferenced learning for home schoolers and  remote schools can be arranged. Group of 4 needed to cover costs, multi age . Rural schools may like to organize with another school. Contact fastlearners@outlook.com

Mensa scholarships are available but under the terms of the Bull Bequest where the money comes from,  one grandparent at least of the child must be born in Australia and have worked here. Apply directly to Mensa for a year’s scholarship Value approx $960 for a year.  mensa.org.au.  There are 5 scholarships available for children in the WiseOnes program if your child qualifies. Application is formal.

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. They provide the WiseOnes curriculum units in schools under Licence. Contact details are on wiseonesgifted.net. They are North, East, South East, Bayside and Dandenong Ranges areas of Melbourne and Queenstown NZ so schools in those areas can be provided with the program. Apply to serve other areas. Contact details on wiseonesgifted.net

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. The gifted children need more great teachers to take up a Licence.

DIRECTLY SERVED BY WISEONES

Oakleigh Grammar (Rowena) School Contact= Joanne Zacharapoulos.  For 2019

T1 2019– Become an Expert on ShellsT2 Create Analogies ;T3 Microscopes T4 Ancient Greece

Cranbourne Park P.S.( Pat)- School contact= Sue Jones. This where the Master Speller program was trialed.

T1 2019  Aussie Dinosaurs  T2 Fibonacci & Mensa T3  Ancient Greece   T4  Mind Your Money

Gifted units start Feb 2019. Parents , make sure your payment is at the school office by the first week if your child has qualified . The Principal will decide who gets the sponsorships on the basis of need. This program makes a big difference to the NAPLAN scores of the gifted and also their happiness and satisfaction with the school.   If you want private Skype testing contact fastlearners@outlook.com

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. We provide all references and  teaching aids as well since we go far beyond primary level needs. As far as the children can go our teacher can go.

Each unit consists of 8 sessions of an hour out of class each week. 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. They 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. Belonging is the most needed thing but the gifted are so different that this is a difficulty. There are few of them. ” Do I dumb down to fit in or maintain my integrity and be a loner? Do I be the class clown? How do I get out of class- be annoying”?  With the WiseOnes program this is not longer a question. You have 7 possible friends who have been facing the same question.

GENERAL NEEDS AT THIS TIME

WiseOnes would like  a teacher in the Cranbourne area in Vic. We have an advert on the Gold Coast and for North Brisbane for a Licencee to serve schools there, also Townsville would be good. New Zealand has now started so we need more people there.

WiseOnes is looking for new Licencees in Australia and New Zealand and also teachers who’d like to do video conferenced teaching of the program, from home,  specializing in their favourite curriculum units. This would enable remote schools, distance education from Longreach  and overseas parents to gain access to it.  We are keen to start in Europe too, maybe Ireland. If you know anyone let them know.  Email: fastlearners@outlook.com

 

 

 

 

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