March 5: SAGE Summer Spotlight

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Saturday, March 5, 2016 at  Glenhope Elementary
(6600 Glenhope Cir N, Colleyville, Texas 76034)

Open to All • Come & Go • Door Prizes & Discounts

“Gifted Grows Up”

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Back by popular demand! Ever wonder what it is like to be “labeled” a gifted kid? Hear the inside scoop from ASPIRE Academy teacher and GCISD graduate Clint Bland about what the gifted label implies, and resulting ways to best support your GT student. Starts at 1:30 p.m.

Duke TIP

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Duke University’s Talent Identification Program (TIP) encourages gifted children and provides resources to nurture the development of exceptionally bright students. Learn about this prestigious program in this half-hour session led by Clint Bland. Starts at 3 p.m.

Gifted & Talented Summer Programs Vendor Fair

Find a summer class or camp for your gifted student offered by school districts, colleges, and educational vendors. Visit their tables for door prizes and class discounts from 1 to 4 p.m.

American Mensa

Giveaway: $40 savings on Mensa review

American Mensa invites your family to join the largest organization for life-long learners. Spotlight attendees can get a code to submit their child’s (or their own) qualifying tests scores for complimentary review! This $40 savings won’t last long. Visit americanmensa.org/testscores to find out how to redeem this limited time offer and we’ll see you on Saturday, March 5th, from 1-4 at Glenhope Elementary for the code!

College for Kids at Tarrant County College 

Door Prize: Tuition for one summer Youth Camp

College for Kids is a 3-week summer enrichment program for children in the 1st through 8th grades. Children can enroll in academic, arts and crafts, science and technology, and health and fitness classes. Courses are taught by experienced and motivated faculty who encourage and challenge students in an atmosphere that supports inquiry and exploration.  Registration begins Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

The University of Texas at Dallas – Computer Science

Door Prize: $100 gift card to our summer camps

Our coding camps are great vehicles to improve problem solving skills and validate the ideas! Several math concepts will be used in our camps & gifted students will get an opportunity to work on additional problems. Their booth will allow you to practice coding in Scratch, Alice & JavaScript programs.

Brain Balance Achievement Centers of Southlake

Door Prize: Free Assessment and Consult valued at $300

We help create a balance within the brain so that one sensory system is not overstimulated and not connecting with the other. We use a multi-sensory approach to restore balance and achieve developmental success. We will be giving out merchandise when the kids spin a wheel. We will also be doing problem solving brain games.

E.A. Young Academy’s – IGNITE! Summer Intensives

Door prizes: Two $50 camp coupons

Our summer programs are targeted directly for gifted students by meeting their curiosities for discrete subject matters in “intensive” environments. Stop by our table and check out our robot and other items for students of all ages to interact with.

DNA World Summer Camps

Door prize: A free half day camp, valued $160-$180

All of our camps are aimed towards advanced students, catering to their creative problem solving and critical thinking skills. Our small camps sizes and hands on activities ensure that our students receive more personalized attention than in larger group settings. At our table on Saturday, we’ll demonstrate and allow the kids to use disposable transfer pipets and micropipets used with DNA technology. We also give out cheek cell DNA extraction kits.

NuMinds Enrichment

Door Prizes: NuMinds items and 25% off coupons for our upcoming Irving Cardboard Challenge Spring Break Camp

Our summer camp, Camp Pursuit, is a mixed-age high-ability camp geared toward gifted learners where students create a course schedule based on their passions. By acknowledging the role asynchronous development plays in the lives of gifted learners, Camp Pursuit allows students to pursue passions unhindered by arbitrary grade levels and restrictions. On Saturday, we will host an activity from our upcoming local event, The Irving Cardboard Challenge – The Science of Paper. The station will explore the subfield of geometry called topology. Students will create and analyze a Moebius strip and, in the process, “break the laws of physics!”

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Door Prize: Intro Robot Kit

We offer STEM and STEAM Summer Camps!

Explore Horizons

Door Prize: 1 free month’s membership: includes all joining fees and membership fees for 1 month. Value: $270

We offer academic summer camps and courses to engage students over the school break! On Saturday, visit our table to play giant math Connect Four and letter/number Twister.

Bricks 4 Kidz

Door Prize: A camp coupon valued at $125.00 to use toward any camp offered June – August 2016

Bricks 4 Kidz campers experience numerous engineering challenges while learning about various topics from space travel to computer programming. Each model build is accompanied by a STEM lesson that sparks interest and imagination. Not to mention, we have specialized camps that utilize LEGO® Wedo software and/or EV3 Mindstorms robotics. Our camps are unique in that ALL of our models are proprietary to Bricks 4 Kidz so they will not be seen or built anywhere else! On Saturday, check out our robotics example that students may hold/play with, and a few motorized models. For ages 5 – 14.