ALDEA: a global educational consultancy

ALDEA is a leading educational consultancy sought after by organisations throughout Australia and internationally, to cater for the ongoing professional development needs of educational leaders and classroom teachers.

The ALDEA Education team consists of consultants from a variety of backgrounds most of whom have post-graduate training and doctoral qualifications in the areas of gifted education, curriculum differentiation and programming, as well as recent or current classroom teaching experience.

  • Course Development
  • Consultancy
  • Mentoring
  • Resource Creation
  • Research
  • Conference Keynotes

Leading Educational Innovation and Change for Over 18 Years

Originally known as Gateways Education, ALDEA (pronounced al-day-ah) meaning ‘village’ in Galician, is based in Sydney, Australia. Since 2001 our team has been an integral part of the global education village, specialising in the education of gifted and talented / highly able students.

ALDEA was founded with the belief that ‘It takes a village to raise a child’. By working in partnership with educational systems, organisations, leaders and researchers, across Australia, Europe, the Asia Pacific region and Africa, we guide educational innovation and change through professional learning, mentoring, coaching, research and ongoing consultancy.

Bronwyn has a passion for gifted education, curriculum differentiation, leadership development and works with schools and systems across the global educational landscape.

Founder Story

Bronwyn MacLeod

Bronwyn MacLeod has a Certificate of Gifted Education and a Masters of Education, specialising in Gifted Education, from the University of New South Wales, and has undertaken doctoral studies focusing in Gifted Education and Technology also at the University of New South Wales. She is the author and co-author of five educational texts on curriculum differentiation and gifted education, the author of Module 5 of the Australian Government’s Gifted and Talented Teaching Package, and has planned, implemented and published school action research projects for educational systems in a number of different states and territories within Australia, in Malaysia and Hong Kong.

Bronwyn was the Convenor of the Postgraduate Certificate of Gifted Education and the gifted courses for the Masters of Education courses at the University of New South Wales for over six years. She has been the keynote presenter at many State and National Conferences in Australia, and has also been the keynote presenter and workshop facilitator at many international conferences, most recently the World Gifted Conference in Sydney, the ECHA (European Council of High Ability) Conference in Dublin, Ireland and the AGIS (Association of German International Schools) Conference in Hanover, Germany in January, 2019.

Lye Chan Long enjoys learning new things, watching her students learn new things, and is keen to help teachers engage students to keep learning.

Lye Chan Long

Lye Chan Long has a Masters of Education, specialising in Gifted Education, and a PhD in Gifted Education and School Leadership, from the University of New South Wales. She was awarded a Dean’s Award for Academic Leadership in 2012. She has worked in schools for over 25 years, both as a secondary science teacher, and as a gifted education coordinator of primary and secondary students. She has worked as a trainer/ presenter for the mini COGE courses, Certificate of Gifted Education and gifted units in the Masters course for the University of New South Wales. She was also a Lead Trainer for JASON, a cross-curricular science program between 2005-2012.

Lye Chan Long has presented at several international and national gifted education conferences, the most recent being the 12th Wallace Research and Policy Symposium on Talent Development in 2018. In 2008, she was one of two Australians selected as a Templeton International Fellow by the Belin-Blank Centre for Gifted Education, University of Iowa. She has published two articles in peer-reviewed gifted education journals.