Archive for September, 2016

STEM and robotics classes in Marietta and Alpharetta

September 23, 2016 Leave a comment

stremhqSTREM HQ is now registering children ages 7 and up for its evening classes in engineering, robotics, programming, and multimedia design.

Students will progress through these hands-on programs at their own pace. STREM HQ provides the necessary equipment for kids to get acquainted with LEGO robotics, Arduino electronics kits, Adobe Toolset, and JAVA.

Classes are held on weeknights at campuses in Marietta and Alpharetta. Additional lab time is available at no additional charge on Fridays.

Categories: Enrichment

Math challenge for middle-schoolers at Emory

September 21, 2016 Leave a comment

Emory logoMiddle-school students are invited to challenge their math and analytical thinking skills by taking the AMC 8 at Emory University this fall.

The AMC 8 is a 25-question exam, given in a low-stress environment, that requires both math and problem-solving skills. The Emory University Math and Computer Science Department will offer the exam on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 to students in eighth grade or below.

Emory is providing the exam at no cost; however, to extend the opportunity to as many students as possible, the university requests that parents first check with their child’s school to see if the exam is offered there before registering for the Emory exam.

To be guaranteed a spot, you must register by Oct. 16, 2016.


Categories: Enrichment

Saturday enrichment classes in Lawrenceville

September 20, 2016 Leave a comment

The Gwinnett Alliance for Gifted Education is now registering students in grades 2 through 5 for its four-week Saturday Exploration Program, which will begin Oct. 15, 2016.

Classes will be held at Rock Springs Elementary School in Lawrenceville. Students can choose from a variety of topics, including computers, meteorology, history, and engineering.

Students from outside Gwinnett County are eligible for the program.

The registration deadline is Oct. 3.

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New blog covers gifted education policy

September 14, 2016 Leave a comment

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute and the National Association for Gifted Children have joined forces with The High Flyer, a new blog about gifted education policy.

Policy papers are sometimes academic and dry, but I recommend you check this blog out anyway. Why? Because the more you know about what’s happening in gifted education in different states and school systems, the more effective you can be in bringing needed changes to your own school, district, or state, not only for your child, but for all gifted children.



Categories: Advocacy and policy

Duke TIP at UGA for 5th and 6th graders

September 12, 2016 Leave a comment

Registration is open for the October and December 2016 sessions of the UGA-Duke TIP Academic Adventures program.

This one-day program, held on the UGA campus, gives talented kids in 5th and 6th grades a chance to study topics of interest with other gifted peers.

Topics for the Oct. 22 session include aerospace design, engineering, zoology, sound, acting, law, psychology, physics and robotics.

At the Dec. 3 session, students can choose from aerospace design, engineering, zoology, sound, communication, law, psychology, robotics and sharks.

To participate in Academic Adventures, your child must be registered with the Duke TIP 4th/5th/6th Grade Talent Search. Not registered with Duke TIP? Learn more about how to get started so you can take advantage of opportunities like this one.

The registration deadline for the October session at UGA is Oct. 13; for the December session, registration is open until Nov. 24. But, as I often say, the most popular topics will fill up quickly.


Categories: Enrichment

Duke TIP weekend at UGA

September 9, 2016 Leave a comment

The next Duke TIP Scholar Weekend at UGA will be Nov. 5-6, 2016. Students in grades 8 to 11 can spend the weekend on the UGA campus studying an academic topic of their choice. Classes for the November weekend include topics in engineering, medicine, psychology, fine arts, political science, and more.

The weekend costs $450 for students staying in a hotel on campus, or $400 for students who want to commute to the program each day. Financial aid is available.

To participate, a student must either:

  • Be registered with the Duke TIP Talent Search program; or
  • Obtain confirmation of gifted status from the Duke TIP headquarters

Registration is open through Oct. 17, but popular classes will fill quickly.



Categories: Enrichment