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Organisation Description

Smart! Educatief was founded by Drs. Eleonoor van Gerven and as an institute for private post-initial teacher training specializing in the training of teachers who already work in practice and who provide education to gifted students. Smart! Educatief is the one-year Post HBO register program Specialist Giftedness SE / ZOO and the two-year Specialist Gifted & Specialized course . In addition, we provide various short courses and workshops.

CPD Courses and Workshops Available

  • Preventing and Overcoming Underachievement: The Positive Influence of Executive Skills Training

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    Smart! Educatief

    The “Preventing and Overcoming Underachievement: The Positive Influence of Executive Skills Training” is a masterclass at advanced level. This masterclass integrates theory and practice for teachers in helping able learners to develop effective executive skills (ES) to prevent or overcome underachievement. Teachers will learn how a challenging curriculum; modelling; and an ‘ES-friendly classroom environment” stimulate the development of executive skills. All interventions can be applied in the mainstream classroom as well in small group withdrawal sessions.

  • The concept of 1+1=3. A solution-focused approach in guiding Double Exceptional Students

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    Smart! Educatief

    Double exceptional students experience problems as a result of being gifted and having a learning disability. This results in unique social-emotional and/or behavioural problems. In this session; participants will explore a solutions-focused approach; based on the concept of RtI; for teachers to use when coaching double exceptional students. Participants identify the collision between being gifted and having a learning; emotional; or behavioural disability; explore perspectives of interventions within a student’s ecological system; create a series of coherent interventions appropriate to the gaps within the student’s ecological system which are of concern.

  • Able learners with ADHD

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    Smart! Educatief

    The “Able learners with ADHD” is a masterclass at an advanced level. This masterclass will integrate theory with practice for teachers in helping able learners (AL) with ADHD become successfully intelligent. Teachers will learn how to address the strengths and weaknesses of both AL and ADHD to most effectively provide for this population’s unique learning needs. In this masterclass participants learn to apply presented strategies to create their own AL & ADHD toolkit; acquire a dual perspective understanding of double exceptional learners who have a high learning potential and have ADHD; and learn to prioritise educational needs for selecting the best interventions.

  • Able learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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    Smart! Educatief

    The “Able with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)” is a masterclass at an advanced level. This session will integrate theory with practice for teachers in understanding educational needs of able learners with ASD. It clarifies how the actors in the student’s ecological system can implement strategies for responding effectively to their needs. Participants learn to apply presented strategies; learn how to use a questionnaire to gain specific information; acquire an understanding of the need to exchange different perspectives; and learn how to use all this to tune in to the educational needs of their AL & ASD student. All interventions can be applied in the mainstream classroom as well in small group withdrawal sessions.