See link below for a 10-page list of summer opportunities for kids, courtesy of Amanda Jamae and the Greater Dane County Advanced Learner Network (GDCALN). Note that some of the listings are oriented to the Madison/Dane County area, but MANY are elsewhere in the state.
Archive for the ‘enrichment’ Category
I would like to share an email that I received regarding GT students and choosing a college:
Dear Supporter of Gifted Education,
On behalf of Guilford County PAGE (Partners for the Advancement of Gifted Education), an affiliate of North Carolina Academically Gifted and Talented (NCGAT) and a 501 c3 educational non-profit, I welcome you to share information regarding our March 26 and 29, 2015 webinars on “10 Key Steps to Finding the Right College.” These webinars are FREE and open to the public, and you are welcome to share information about the webinars with anyone you believe may be interested.
Targeted to gifted educators, guidance counselors, and parents of academically-minded middle and high school students, these one-hour webinars are hosted by Susan Goodkin (Harvard Law, Oxford, Rhodes Scholar), a leading national college admissions consultant with the California Learning Strategies Center, who specializes in working with high achieving students and their families to find the right college fit. Advance registration is required at:http://guilfordcountypage.org/webinar/. The webinar is sponsored by Guilford County PAGE and is underwritten in part with donations from VF Corporation and the Cone Mills Charitable Fund.
Our press release and webinar flyer are attached. Please let me know if you have any questions or require further information.
President, Guilford County PAGE
Web resources to help parents of gifted children:
UW Madison Science Alliance Info
www.science.wisc.edu (608) 332-5023
Summer Field trips-Thur and Fridays 10-11:30 am at Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery (free) www.discovery.wisc.edu/towncenter
Saturday Science at UW Space Place Saturdays 10 am- 12:00 pm(free)www.spaceplace.wisc.edu
Third weekend of every month: Wonder Weekends at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center (cost $5.50 per person) www.naturenet.com/alnc/
Third Friday of every month 8pm-10pm Party with the Stars: Tour of the Night Sky and Stargazing-UW Space Place (free) www.spaceplace.wisc.edu
First Saturday of every month: Saturday Science at Discovery at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery (free) www.discovery.wisc.edu/towncenter
I was recently sent an e-mail about a web site called “CatchupMath”. It is designed for helping remedial middle school students “catch up” in math. However, I was curious if it could be used to enrich high-level elementary math students. After checking it out I was impressed and I thought I would post the web address:
Catchup Math is the perfect intervention for at-risk students and for review and test preparation for all students. Our programs cover Grades 6-7 Math, Algebra Readiness, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, and Graduation Exam Prep.
Students take online quizzes that diagnose learning gaps. Prescribed review topics are explained by video tutorials, written lessons, animations, games and guided practice problems.