Are you an experienced teacher who loves working with highly motivated students? Join the GERRIC Student Programs as a workshop presenter! Spend three days teaching the subject of your choice to a group of gifted children in years 3-10 at the beautiful UNSW Kensington Campus. You propose the subject matter, age level of students you'd like to teach and design all the activities. Class sizes are small, and when possible, teaching assistants are provided. Your proposal will be submitted to our Community Engagement Committee to see if it is suitable for our program. See below for more information on how to submit your application.
"I loved the whole experience. I had absolutely GREAT kids who all got along brilliantly. They worked hard and engaged with everything that I asked of them. They were able to articulate how proud they were of their efforts to achieve so much in the time they had a bravo to their creativity and focus. Thanks again for the opportunity to work with these terrific kids."
– Michele Waterson, presenter, It's A Small World After All: Globalisation and the Power of Our Choices
"I enjoyed the experience of working both with the students and also seeing the techniques used by Melinda as a teacher. It was a hugely valuable experience to me as a pre-service educator."
- Taylor Tracy, assistant, Embracing the Avant-Garde: Using Modernist Literature to Inspire Your Writing
Those applying to lead a workshop for primary students should be teachers with training and experience in working with gifted children. Those applying to lead a workshop for secondary students should have a postgraduate degree (or be working toward a postgraduate degree at UNSW), be motivated to work with secondary students and have teaching experience. All selected applicants must undergo a Working With Children Check.
Applications are accepted year-round. These are paid positions and applicants must have the right to work in Australia. Submit by early March for consideration for the July programs or by early October for consideration for the January programs. Complete the online application here.
Each workshop has a student leader to help the teacher and provide greater personal attention to the students. These are unpaid roles for enthusiastic individuals seeking to gain valuable experience in the gifted classroom. UNSW Education students (undergraduate or postgraduate) may apply for this position and, if accepted, receive 21 hours of AHEGS. Please submit your application here.
All selected applicants must undergo a Working With Children Check.