The partners and stakeholders from each of the partner countries came together to present the learning from the project at the final conference on 16th June 2016 at the MAC Birmingham.
The conference was opened by Hilary Lowe of NACE (National Association for Able Children in Education), a UK body that advocates education for the most able learners in school. This was followed by a key note speech from Sue Mordecai, Education Adviser at NACE, who offered an inspiring overview of the challenges to supporting the most able and how we can resolve this.
The key outcome of the project, the teacher’s manual, was presented to the delegates by the project Coordinators Martina Nemcova and Miroslav Orel. This manual encompasses the learning and best practice shared through the study visits in each partner country throughout the project.
The proceedings were followed by workshops delivered by stakeholders from each of the partner countries: identifying talent and gift (Miroslav Orel, KPPP), creative activities for the most able (Sevgi Yilmaz, Nevsehir University), using iPads for stretch and challenge (Greg Hughes, De Ferrers Academy), strategies for stretching the most able at KS3-4 (Rebecca Richardson and Daniel Locke-Wheaton, AUEA), strategies for stretching the most at primary school (Liz Coleman, St Francis Catholic Primary School) and using group work to encourage and stretch the most able (Meltem Bulur, Nevsehir University).
Teachers who participated in the study visits presented their reflections from the project and what they had learnt by taking their practice outside not only their school but to other countries.
The resources and presentations given can be accessed here: