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     Summer 2020 Enrichment Opportunities

     

    Think GT Camp

     TH!NK: GT Camp provides summer enrichment opportunities for K-9 grade gifted students. Dr. Mary Christopher, CGL Consulting, directs the program which is taught by experienced teachers who hold a masters degree in gifted education.  View classes offered during Think!  GT Camp

    Location:  North Ridge Middle School  7332 Douglas Lane  NRH, TX  76182

    Dates:  June 15-19, 2020 8:30-3:30

    Grade Levels:  Students who've completed grades K-9.  Students must be able to provide documentation of GT status from their district.

    Registration fee:  $225

    Register and Self-Pay for Camp Think 

    For questions regarding Camp Think, please contact Dr. Mary Christopher

     

    I Do DI

    Destination Imagination Summer Camp  provides a week of creative and critical thinking challenges for students who've completed grades K-8.  Students will get the opportunity to participate in a shortened version of a past Destination Imagination team challenge as well as instant challenges.

    Location:  Walker Creek Elementary  8780 Bridge Street  NRH, TX  76180

    Dates:  June 22-26, 2020  8:30-3:00

    Grade Levels:  Students who've completed grades K-8.  

    Registration Fee:  $125. 

    Register and Self-Pay for Destination Imagination Summer Camp.  Registration closes Friday, April 24, 2020.

     

    Birdville ISD provides a limited number of scholarships for Birdville ISD students at Title I campuses to attend Destination Imagination Summer Camp.  

    Apply for a Destination Imagination Summer Camp Scholarship (English)  Applications due Thursday, April 9, 2020

    Apply for a Destination Imagination Summer Camp Scholarship (Spanish)  Applications due Thursday, April 9, 2020

    For questions regarding Destination Imagination Summer Camp, please contact Camp Director Laura Lyons

    Camp Invention

     Camp Invention is a week-long summer STEM program that turns curious students into innovative thinkers!  The curriculum for Camp Invention is provided by the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

    Location:  Birdville Elementary  3111 Carson Street  Haltom City, TX  76117

    Dates:  July 20-24, 2020  9:00-3:30

    Grade Levels:  Students who've completed K-5 grades

    Registration fee:  $255 (discounts may be available through Camp Invention)

    Register and Self-Pay for Camp Invention  (Registration remains open until the camp is filled.  Maximum enrollment is 120 campers)  **If you self-pay for Camp Invention, Birdville ISD cannot reimburse you the registration fee**

     

    Birdville ISD provides a limited number of scholarships for Birdville ISD students at Title I campuses to attend Camp Invention.

    Apply for a Camp Invention Scholarship (English)  Applications due Thursday, April 9, 2020

    Apply for a Camp Invention Scholarship (Spanish)  Applications due Thursday, April 9, 2020

    For questions regarding Camp Invention, please contact Camp Director Stefanie Woodard  

     

     

    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

     

     

     

     

     

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  • 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.