• Summer Enrichment

    Summer Enrichment Opportunities  2021

    The GT Department is planning two exciting summer enrichment opportunities for 2021!

    Currently, campers can register to attend camp either in-person (following health & safety recommendations in place at the time of the camp) or virtually.

    If future health & safety recommendations do not make it safe for campers to attend in-person, then the camps will switch to a virtual-only platform.

     

    Destination Imagination

    Destination Imagination Summer Camp June 21-25, 2021

    Walker Creek Elementary  8780 Bridge Street NRH, TX  76180

    In-Person Camp Hours:  9:00 am-3:30 pm daily

    Virtual Camp Hours:  TBD

    Come join us for a week of creative problem-solving fun!
    For students who’ve completed grades K-5
    Registration fee: $150

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    **registration deadline is March 31, 2021!**
    **registration is limited and on a first come, first serve basis**

     

    Scholarships to cover the registration fee available for students at Title I campuses!

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    Scholarship applications due Friday, March 12 at 4:00 pm!

    Scholarships are limited.  Applying for a scholarship is not a guarantee that it will be awarded.

    Scholarship recipients will be notified via e-mail by Friday, March 26, 2021

     

     

    Camp Invention

    Camp Invention July 19-23, 2021

    Birdville Elementary  3111 Carson St.  Haltom City, TX  76117

    In-Person Camp Hours:  9:00 am-3:30 pm daily

    Virtual Camp Hours:  TBD

    Camp Invention is a summer STEM program that turns curious kids into innovative thinkers!
    For students who’ve completed grades K-5
    Registration fee: $255

    Payment is made directly to Camp Invention-Birdville ISD is unable to refund money paid to Camp Invention!

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    registration stays open until the camp is filled (120 max in-person participants)
    **registration is limited and on a first come, first serve basis**

     

    Scholarships to cover the registration fee available for students at Title I campuses!

    Access scholarship application

     

    Scholarship applications due Friday, March 12 at 4:00 pm!

    Scholarships are limited.  Applying for a scholarship is not a guarantee that it will be awarded.

    Scholarship recipients will be notified via e-mail by Friday, March 26, 2021


     

     

     

     

     

     

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    What is "giftedness"?

    “Giftedness is asynchronous development in which advanced cognitive abilities and heightened intensity combine to create inner experiences and awareness that are qualitatively different from the norm.  This asynchrony increases with higher intellectual capacity.”

    --The Columbus Group

     

     

     

     

     

critical reasoning test item
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elderly gentleman speaking with young child
  • The three images above help explain "giftedness"

     

    Image #1-gifted individuals excel at abstract reasoning, pattern matching, and independent thinking

     

    Image #2-Imagine a brain as a bicycle-bicycles can only be ridden so slowly before they fall over.  There is a minimum speed at which they can move.  Gifted brains have a higher minimum speed limit than typical brains in order to stay engaged in learning.

     

    Image #3-gifted individuals have intense interests that are sometime atypical.  Often, they look to intellectual peers over age peers who share similar interests.