This calendar details all Connected Educator Aotearoa/NZ event.
You can also add your event here.

Add an event

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

PODCAST: Young gifted and brown (Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7)

October 6, 2014

|Recurring Event (See all)

Part 1: How does giftedness in Pasifika students differ? – “It’s cool to be smart”: Gagne’s (2008) differentiated model of gifted and talented (DMGT) gives us a foundation for creating Pasifika cultural identifiers for giftedness.

Part 2:  Raising achievement – Let’s talk about gifts: A focus on Pasifika giftedness that enhances raising achievement.

Part 3: Cultural identifiers expanded – Raise that potential to the surface: Recognising gifted and talented Pasifika students in subject areas within secondary schools using cultural identifiers developed at Rutherford College (Faaea-Semeatu, 2011).

Part 4: Identity continuum – Treasure who you are: A focus on Pasifika giftedness and exploring the Identity Continuum.

Part 5: How do students know they are gifted? – Lending a helping hand: How teachers can assist Pasifika students to transform their gifts into talents.

Part 6: Personalised learning – Serve to lead, lead to serve: Maximising opportunities for student leadership using a personalised programme approach by “becoming who they are meant to be.”

Part 7: Final thoughts – Every single Pasifika learner counts: How student voice can reveal strengths based approaches for success.

Contact: Manu Faaea-Semeatu, CORE Education (


Manu Faaea-Semeatu, Anthony Faitaua


Secondary, Tertiary,,School leaders, General, Students, Parents, Educational / cultural organisations, New teachers / preservice teachers, Students


Family, whānau, community, Pasifika education, Gifted education, Curriculum,  Personalisation, Future-focus / 21st Century skills