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.
Spring 2018 Accelerated Weekend Experience
Prairie View Middle School Sun Prairie
May 12th & 13th 9am-2:30pm
Grade 3 & 4 – Aerodynamics and Flight
Grade 5 & 6 – Forensic Science
Grade 7 & 8 – Immunology
Cost: $265 – (financial assistance is available through Northwestern CDT)
Link to flyer
Waunakee is so nice to update the list for summer opportunities and send it out to all of the surrounding districts.
Here is the link to their site.
Summer Camp Opportunity with Advanced Rigor
for gifted learners in 7th-9th grade. Held in Northern Wisconsin.
Sauk Prairie had a few students attend last year and they really liked it.
Click here for more.
More info here.
Coding is looked at as a fundamental skill right along reading and writing. Over 90% of parents want their child exposed to coding.
Here are some links to check out. Some are for beginners and others for the more advanced student.
Scratch- I love this site!! Free
Khan Academy- computer programming-Free
Courses by code.org
Post Secondary code courses
Coursera– more than just coding courses
Codemoji- there is a cost for this one
GMWP Youth Writing Camps
Young Writers Camp – Winter Weekend Writing
Warm Up and Write! Young Writers Poetry Writing Workshop Saturday, January 27, 2018 9 am.-4 p.m. Explore a side of Olbrich Botanical Gardens that many people never experience – the gardens in the winter time! The Greater Madison Writing Project, in partnership with Olbrich Botanical Gardens, is hosting a one-day poetry writing workshop for young writers in grades 3-12. After a winter tour of the outdoor gardens, we will use the hibernating winter world as inspiration when we head inside and try writing several different types of poetry. Participants can expect to spend lots of time writing creatively and to bring home at least one published poem. This program is led by Greater Madison Writing Project Summer Institute Fellows and experienced teachers of writing whose goal is to inspire and support writers of all abilities. Dress for the weather to spend about 30 minutes outside observing nature. Bring a bag lunch, a notebook, and writing supplies.
January 27, 2018 (9:00am-4:00pm)
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Participants will write daily in a supportive and beautiful environment, using the gardens or conservancy as inspiration for writing, led by a staff of Greater Madison Writing Project Fellows and experienced teachers of writing whose goal is to inspire and support writers of all abilities. At the end of each camp, young writers will share their favorite pieces of writing from the week for their families and friends at an evening celebration and have one of their pieces of writing published in our camp anthology.
For registration click here