Dr Michelle Ronksley-Pavia
This PD opportunity is the companion session to the "Introduction to twice-exceptionality - gifted students with disabilities'. In this session, Dr Michelle Ronksley-Pavia will provide an overview of some pedagogical approaches and strategies for supporting twice-exceptional learners at school. Michelle will outline suitable approaches for instructional differentiation, moving beyond Bloom's Taxonomy, to begin to support twice-exceptional learners through the application of different curriculum support models. Michelle will emphasise strength-based approaches for supporting twice-exceptional students on their educational journeys and how these can be developed and incorporated into curriculum planning.
- Hear about some strength-based approaches for supporting twice-exceptional learners;
- Learn ways to move beyond Bloom's Taxonomy to provide instructional differentiation for twice-exceptional students;
- Understand that supporting twice-exceptional learners is an ongoing substantive process.
About Dr Michelle Ronksley-Pavia
Dr Michelle Ronksley-Pavia is a Special Needs and Inclusive Education lecturer, and GIER Adjunct Research Fellow at Griffith University, in the School of Education and Professional Studies, lecturing in undergraduate and postgraduate Primary and Secondary initial teacher education courses. Dr Ronksley-Pavia has taught in a variety of educational settings, including Adult and Community Education and TAFE colleges, and P-12 school sectors, where she has extensive experience working with gifted and talented students, twice exceptional learners, and students with disabilities and special education needs. Dr Ronksley-Pavia is an international leading researcher and expert in the field of gifted education and twice exceptionality (gifted students with disability). With an extensive research interest in learners with special needs, Dr Ronksley-Pavia is passionate about pedagogical practices and the impact these have on supporting students in every classroom, everyday, particularly with gifted and talented students and learner engagement across schooling sectors. As past President of the Queensland Association for Gifted & Talented Children (GC Branch), Dr Ronksley-Pavia has a wealth of experience supporting and advocating for the needs of learners with specific needs, including gifted and twice exceptional learners and their families. Dr Ronksley-Pavia is a member of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, and a founding member of SPELD Victoria's Research Committee.