Museum of Design Atlanta is offering all children, up to age 17, free membership in its Design Club. Members will receive unlimited free admission to the museum, MODA newsletters, and invitations to special events. Each member can bring one accompanying adult, who also gets in free.
The free membership program is funded by corporate donations, the City of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs, and individual designers who made contributions at last springs HOW Design Live annual conference.
You can learn more about Design Club membership online, but to sign up, you must visit MODA in person.
Duke TIP (Talent Identification Program) is now enrolling students in its annual 7th Grade Talent Search.
TIP is a renowned program that allows 7th-grade students to take either the SAT or ACT college entrance exam. All participants will receive some benefits. Students with exceptional scores can earn special recognition and the privilege of attending summer programs at Duke University or on other college campuses.
To qualify for the search, your child must have scored in the 95th percentile or above on a standardized achievement test (such as CogAT, CRCT or ITBS) during their 5th or 6th grade year. A $75 enrollment fee pays for the SAT or ACT exam.
Deadlines for 2016 are:
A) If your child wants to take the SAT/ACT in December:
- Applications sent by U.S. Mail must be postmarked by Oct. 3.
- Online applications are due Oct. 21.
B) If your child plans to take the SAT in January, or the ACT in February:
- Applications sent by U.S. Mail must be postmarked by Nov. 4.
- Online applications are due Dec. 9.
The Future Problem Solving Program (FPSP) challenges kids to come up with creative solutions to real-world problems. Open to kids in grades 4 through 12, this international program guides students through the problem-solving process, from research and brainstorming to evaluating options and developing recommendations.
FPSP of Georgia is offering coaches’ training on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. Coaches are most often teachers, but parents or other adults are also welcome to become coaches.
For more information about the program or the training session, visit FPSP International online, or contact Georgia’s state director at argenhicks-at-gmail-dot-com (address deconstructed to discourage spam; put it back together to send e-mail).
Emory University wants kids to find the fun in math. Two upcoming programs presented by Emory Math Circle provide opportunities to explore math concepts that go well beyond what students encounter at school:
Julia Robinson Math Festival, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, from 1 to 4 p.m. Kids work on mathematical problems and puzzles, at their own pace, for their own pleasure. Mathematicians are standing by to give support as needed. Ideal for kids in grades 6 to 12, although advanced 4th and 5th graders can participate. Advance registration on the web site is required.
Math Circle, meeting weekly on Saturdays, beginning Sept. 17, 2016. Students in grades 6 to 12 come to Math Circle to ponder mathematical questions and concepts. Registration is open until Sept. 6.
Saturday School, a program of Georgia State University, has added a second week of its one-week summer camp.
Brain Camp II will be held July 25-29, 2016, on the Georgia State campus. The camp is open to kids in kindergarten through 8th grade. Campers will learn about neuroscience and participate in brain-related learning activities.
The registration deadline is July 15.
A local parent wants to join or form a homeschool group or play group with other twice exceptional children. (Twice exceptional, or 2E, is a term used for children who are gifted and also have a learning disability.) If you are interested, contact Shayla Epps at eppsfamily04 – at – ymail – dot – com.
The University of West Georgia is hosting a number of week-long camps for children, starting with kindergarten and going through high school.
Topics for younger kids include dinosaurs, the Olympics, space, and the ocean, while older kids can dabble in art, film making, LEGO Robotics, or handmade games.
The camps will be held either at UWG’s main campus in Carrollton, or at the Newnan Center in Newnan.