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MODA offers half-day camps during winter break

December 15, 2015 Leave a comment

Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) will offer a series of one-day camps at its Midtown campus over winter break. Cost is $50 per day. Camps begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m.


The camp schedule is as follows:

Dec. 21: Designing with Minecraft (ages 8 to 12)

Dec. 22: Introduction to Arduino (ages 8 to 12)

Dec. 23: littleBits, LEGO Bricks, & Bugs (ages 8 to 12)

Dec. 28: Designing with Minecraft (ages 8 to 12)

Dec. 29: littleBits, LEGO Bricks, & Bugs (ages 8 to 12)

Dec. 30: Designing with Minecraft (ages 5 to 7)


Categories: Enrichment, Uncategorized

MODA classes in robotics, 3-D printing, electronics and more

October 14, 2015 Leave a comment

MODAThe Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) has rolled out its selection of fall classes, for kids in preschool through high school.

The museum’s one-day classes range from the most basic tinkering with design, to LEGO robotics, littleBits circuitry, Arduino interactive design, and 3-D printing.

To learn more or register, go to the MODA website and look in the left-side navigation menu, under PROGRAMS.



Categories: Enrichment, Uncategorized

300 followers — thank you for reading!

May 9, 2013 8 comments

Today, this blog hit a major milestone: 300 followers.

I am flattered and humbled. Three hundred people think what I am doing here is valuable and worthwhile. I never imagined, when I started this web site several years ago, that it would be so well-received.

In honor of this achievement, I’d like to take a moment to say thank you to my followers. Your decision to subscribe tells me that my work is helping you give your gifted child a better experience. And that’s why I do this. To help.

I receive no payment for my research and writing time. I accept neither advertising nor paid announcements. My only reward comes from knowing I’ve aided other parents like me in meeting the challenges inherent in raising gifted children.

Thank you for your support.


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A one-week taste of Julliard in Atlanta for young jazz musicians

March 29, 2012 Leave a comment

Julliard — the name is synonymous with outstanding performing arts education.

This summer, The Julliard  School will bring its Julliard Jazz summer workshop back to Atlanta. This one-week program will be held June 18-22, 2012, at North Atlanta High School Center for the Arts. Workshop classes are taught by Julliard faculty and students and include combo work, individual practice and jam sessions.

Applicants should be passionate about jazz and play one of the following instruments: trumpet, saxophone, trombone, guitar, piano, double bass, electric bass or drums.

Application deadline is May 2.

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Summer writing programs for rising 7th-12th graders

March 27, 2012 Leave a comment

The Atlanta Young Writers Institute is now accepting applications for its summer programs, to be held at Agnes Scott College in Decatur.

The Summer Writing Workshop is a one-week program for rising 7th and 8th graders, focused on the fundamentals of storytelling and inspiring the young writer. The Summer Writing Intensive is a two-week program open to rising 9th-12th graders. As the name suggests, the Intensive is a deeper experience studying writing and creating personal works, designed for the young writer who is dedicated to growing in the craft.

Because of the nature of the classes, size is limited. Apply soon for the best chance of getting a space.


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