Journal/Newsletter articles

Chandra Handa, M. (in press). Leading differentiated learning for the gifted. Roeper Review.

Chandra Handa, M. (2017). Enabling student voice – Gifted students’ perceptions of teachers’ pedagogical strategies, classroom engagement, and teacher qualities. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Chandra Handa, M. (2017). Teachers’ perceptions and attitudes toward giftedness and differentiated practices. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Chandra Handa, M. (2015). Unleashing creativity among gifted students. KAGE Update, 2, 1, 9-10.

Chandra Handa, M. (2015). Imagination first: Unleash the power of possibility. Gifted Education International, 31(2), 117-141.

Chandra Handa, M. (2013). Leading differentiated high performance learning. Australian Educational Leader, 35(3), 22-26.

Chandra Handa, M. (2009). Learner-centred differentiation model: A new framework. The Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 18(2), 55-66.

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Invited presentations at international and national conferences

Chandra Handa, M. (2018, April). Presenting a keynote address at the 2018 Ignite the Spark, Fuel the Fire: Differentiating Assessment conference hosted by the University of New South Wales. Sydney, New South Wales.

Chandra Handa, M. (2017, July). Symposium, “The Creative Spirit: Actually, not Figuratively”, with Professor Emerita June Maker and Dr. Dorothy Sisk at the 22nd WCGTC Biennial World Conference. Sydney, Australia.

Chandra Handa, M. (2017, July). Workshops on design thinking, Creating Innovators: The Art of Awakening Wonder”, at the joint Staff Development Day of selective schools, Sydney Girls High School and Sydney Boys High School. Sydney, Australia.

Chandra Handa, M. (2017, March). Keynote speaker at the 2017 More than Data: Enhancing Learning for the Gifted Conference hosted by the Queensland Association for Gifted and Talented Children. Brisbane, Queensland.

Chandra Handa, M. (2016, September). Presented a keynote address at the 2016 AAEGT National Gifted Conference Dinner hosted by the University of New South Wales. Sydney, New South Wales.

Chandra Handa, M. (2016, September). Presented a keynote address, “Leadershift for Cultivating High Performance Cultures” and follow-up workshops at the NSW Secondary Deputy Principals’ Conference attended by approximately 400 secondary deputy principals from public high schools across New South Wales. 

Chandra Handa, M. (2016, September). Invited speaker at the 2016 AAEGT National Gifted Conference: Beyond the Boundaries in Gifted Education hosted by the University of New South Wales. Sydney, New South Wales.

Chandra Handa, M. (2016, July). Presented an address and a follow-up workshop on leading school-wide differentiated learning at St. Francis Xavier College. Melbourne, Victoria. 

Chandra Handa, M. (2016, May). Presented an address and a follow-up workshop on differentiated learning in classrooms at St. Francis Xavier College. Melbourne, Victoria. 

Chandra Handa, M. (2017, April). Invited to present an opening address and follow-up workshops next year to the Executive on leadershift practices for high performance learning outcomes at Narrabeen North Primary School. Sydney, New South Wales. 

Chandra Handa, M. (2016, April). Presented an address, “Building differentiated classrooms of curious delight: Practical approaches” (both Junior and Secondary Schools), and a follow-up workshop on the Professional Learning Day at Trinity Grammar School. Kew, Victoria.

Chandra Handa, M. (2016, May). Invited to present a keynote address on Creativity and Entrepreneurship at the International School of Geneva’s La Grande Boissière Campus, Switzerland. The participants are from private schools in Geneva that are members of the AGEP association (Association Genevoise des Ecoles Privies).

Chandra Handa, M. (2016, February). Presented workshops on Differentiated Assessments and Innovation, including building rubrics for formative and summative assessments, at the International School of Geneva’s La Grande Boissière Campus, Switzerland.

Chandra Handa, M. (2016, January). Presented a keynote address and workshops on the Professional Learning Day at Geelong Grammar School, Toorak Campus (ELC-Year 6). Melbourne, Victoria.

Chandra Handa, M. (2015, November). Invited as an academic partner of a three-year 21st century competencies project (2015-2018) at the International School of Geneva’s La Grande Boissière Campus, Switzerland. I shall be leading workshops on design thinking, entrepreneurship and innovation education.

Chandra Handa, M. (2015, May). Presented a keynote address and a workshop on differentiated learning and underachievement at the annual Victorian Association for the Gifted and Talented (VAGTC) Conference. Melbourne, Victoria.

Chandra Handa, M. (2015, April). Invited by Professor June Maker, my PhD supervisor, to present my doctoral research, “Teachers’ and Principals’ Perceptions and Attitudes toward Educating the Gifted, and Students as Co-Researchers”, at the College of Education, University of Arizona, USA.

Chandra Handa, M. (2014, November/December). Presented a research paper, Engaging with student voice, and gifted students as co-researchers”, at the GERRIC Gifted Futures Forum for Talent Enhancement hosted by the University of New South Wales. Sydney, New South Wales.

Chandra Handa, M. (2014, October). Presented a keynote and workshops on creativity and differentiated learning at the International School of Geneva, Switzerland.

Chandra Handa, M. (2014, August). Leading differentiated high performance learning: Unleash the collective potential. Conducted a workshop for the Executive of Liverpool Primary School’s Association’s network. Sydney, New South Wales.

Chandra Handa, M. (2014, August). Building differentiated classrooms: Unleash the individual potential. Conducted a workshop for the Teachers of Liverpool Primary School’s Association’s network. Sydney, New South Wales.

Chandra Handa, M. (2014, July). Leading differentiated learning in schools. Presented to Liverpool Primary School’s Association’s network. Sydney, New South Wales.

Chandra Handa, M. (2014, May). Building differentiated classrooms of curious delight. Presented to Parramatta Primary Principals’ Association’s network of 25 schools. Sydney, New South Wales.

Chandra Handa, M. (2013, May). Creative by choice: The art of looking sideways. Keynote address delivered at the international G.A.T.E. Conference 2013: Unleash the Gifted Potential. Sydney, Australia.

Chandra Handa, M. (2011, April). Learner-centred differentiation. Keynote presented at the annual conference of the Queensland State Association for Gifted and Talented Children. Brisbane, Queensland.

Chandra Handa, M. (2010, September). Deeper learning with cognitive technologies for gifted and talented students. Keynote presented at the annual conference of the New South Wales Deputy Principals. Sydney, New South Wales.

Chandra Handa, M. (2007, June). Learner-centred differentiation. Keynote address and workshops at a conference for a community of schools. Auckland, New Zealand.

Chandra Handa, M. (2006, April).  Differentiated learning. Keynote address and workshops at a conference for a community of schools. Wellington, New Zealand.

International presentations and workshops

Chandra Handa, M. (2017, July). Presenting a research paper, “Leading Differentiated Learning for the Gifted”, at the 22nd WCGTC Biennial World Conference. Sydney, Australia.

Chandra Handa, M. (2015, August). Presented a research paper, “Engaging with Student Voice, and Gifted Students as Co-Researchers”, at the 21st WCGTC Biennial World Conference. Odense, Denmark.

Chandra Handa, M. (2015, April). Presented a research paper, “Teachers’ and Principals’ Perceptions and Attitudes toward Educating the Gifted, and Students as Co-Researchers”, at the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) annual conference. Chicago, USA. Click to preview the letter of acceptance from the AERA.

Chandra Handa, M. (2013, October). Systems leadership. Invited to conduct an interview with Professor Michael Fullan, a worldwide authority on educational reform, on systems leadership at NSW DEC Conference. Sydney, Australia.

Chandra Handa, M. (2012, July). Imagination first: unleash the power of possibility. Paper presented at the 12th Asia Pacific Conference of Giftedness. Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Chandra Handa, M. (2011, August). Building differentiated schools of curious delight – visible learning and teaching. Paper presented at the 19th Biennial World Conference of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children. Prague, The Czech Republic.

Chandra Handa, M. (2009, August). Learner-centred differentiation model – a new framework. Paper presented at the 18th Biennial World Conference of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children. Vancouver, Canada.

Chandra Handa, M. (2008, August). Curriculum differentiation. Presented a keynote at the NSW DET Conference. Sydney, New South Wales.

Chandra Handa, M. (2001, March). Leading academic change – through connective leadership and learning. Paper presented at the 12th International Conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE). Florida, USA.

National/state presentations and workshops

Chandra Handa, M. (2015, March). Delivered a keynote address and workshops on underachievement and creativity at Boronia Park Public School. Sydney, New South Wales.

Chandra Handa, M. (2015, January). Delivered a keynote address and workshops on differentiated learning and creativity on the Staff Development Day at Sherwood Ridge Public School. Sydney, New South Wales.

Chandra Handa, M. (2014, November). Presented a research paper, Leading Differentiated Learning for the Gifted, at the 2014 Future of Education Conference at Macquarie University. Sydney, Australia.

Chandra Handa, M. (2014, October). Affective Differentiation Models. Conducted a workshop at the University of New South Wales’ GERRIC’s Master’s course in gifted education. Sydney, New South Wales.

Chandra Handa, M. (2014, September). Implications of Underachievement: Strategies for Achievement. Presented a lectorial at the University of New South Wales’ GERRIC’s Master’s course in gifted education. Sydney, New South Wales.

Chandra Handa, M. (2014, September). Underachievement to Achievement for Intellectual and Emotional Growth. Conducted a workshop at the University of New South Wales’ GERRIC’s Master’s course in gifted education. Sydney, New South Wales.

Chandra Handa, M. (2014, June). Models to support curriculum differentiation. Presented a workshop at the University of New South Wales’ GERRIC’s Master’s course in gifted education. Sydney, New South Wales.

Chandra Handa, M. (2014, March). Building schools of curious delight. Presented at the annual conference, “A Matter of Principal” by Parramatta Primary Principals’ Council. Sydney, New South Wales.

Chandra Handa, M. (2013, October). Creating innovators: The art of learning sideways. ACEL’s annual conference, “The Future is Now”. Canberra, ACT.

Chandra Handa, M. (2012, October). Imagination first: unleash the power of possibility. ACEL’s annual conference, “An Inquiry Mindset: Unleashing New Ideas for the Conceptual Age”. Brisbane, Queensland.

Chandra Handa, M. (2012, June). Leading differentiated learning for gifted and talented students. Presented at the NSW Secondary Principals’ Annual State Conference. Manly, Sydney.

Chandra Handa, M. (2009, February-April). Leading differentiated learning. Conducted workshops in 14 partially selective high schools for the head teachers in the State of New South Wales.

Chandra Handa, M. (2009, May). Differentiated learning for innovation generation. Conducted a professional learning workshop for the Executive and the Senior Education Officers at the NSW Curriculum Directorate K-12. Ryde, Sydney.

Chandra Handa, M. (2005, June). Embedding cognitive technologies into gifted learning. Presented to the Western Sydney Region’s Annual Conference for the Principals. Sydney, New South Wales.

Chandra Handa, M. (2000, May). Connected learning by knowledge workers – vision and strategies. Paper presented at the Australian College of Education’s (ACE) Annual Conference, “Education 2000: Priorities for the New Millennium”. Sydney, New South Wales.

Conference proceedings

Chandra Handa, M. (2001). Leading Academic Change – through Connective Leadership and Learning. In J. Price et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (pp. 488-493). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. (Google Scholar citations = 5).

Chandra Handa, M. (2000). Connected learning by knowledge workers – vision and strategies. Abstract of the paper published as a “sample of the many challenging ideas and good practices that were advanced at the conference”. Unicorn, Journal of the Australian College of Education, 26(3), 49.

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