Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Summer Opportunities For Youth

From the Gifted and Talented Newsletter

Summer is the time to dive into subjects that feed your passion and find others who share that same passion. In addition to the opportunities listed on the attached “Summer Opportunities” document, here are some more ideas that just came in!:

Wisconsin's Young Authors & Artists Conference August 13 & 14

Sponsored by the Milwaukee Art Museum. Students entering grades 5 through 12. The student participation fee of $100 includes student's two-day Museum admission, Friday's morning snack and pizza luncheon, conference materials and supplies, speakers and teachers, and one copy of this year's Wisconsin Writes book. Families are responsible for procuring their own lodging during the conference. For more information contact either wiwrites@kmsd.edu or the Milwaukee Art Museum's school and teacher programs manager by calling 414-224-3827 or e-mailing jane.nicholson@mam.org.

CyberGirlz is a FREE camp designed for incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls who are interested in learning more about technology. Campers will be instructed by a combination of UW-Whitewater staff, students and IT professionals. Campers will participate in a number of fun activities which will introduce various Information Technology topics.

What will Campers Do?
Build your own computer;
Create a digital scrapbook and slideshow;
Digital video recording ;
Design and build your own website
When, Where and Other? 7/20 – 7/24 7:30 am - 8:00 am at UW-Whitewater ;
Specific building and room locations to be determined.
Snacks will be provided
It's FREE... so register today! More information at: techcamps@uww.edu or call: 262 472-1322

UW-Rock County Offers College for Kids July 20-24

Students going into grades 2 through 8 in the fall can register now for LEAPS and College for Kids classes at the University of Wisconsin-Rock County. Courses will be held Monday-Friday, July 20-24, on the campus at 2909 Kellogg Ave. These courses allow highly motivated students to develop new interests, interact with students with similar abilities, enhance their interests through stimulating activities, and use creative thinking and expression.

LEAPS courses for students going into grades 2 through 4 include Aspiring Architects, The Fun & Fest of Puppetry, Shoebox Science, Breaking Things, Create Your Own Board Game, How Stuff Works and Spanish Around the World.

Participants can choose up to two of these courses, which will meet from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. with a snack break included in between the courses. Tuition is $89.

College for Kids courses designed for grades 5 through 8 will be offered: Poly by Golly! Polyhedrons and Polytopes; Dare to Draw & Super Sculptors; Fun with Photoshop; Vamos de Viaje; Gear Up for Bicycles; NXT Mindstorms Mission: The Next Generation; and You Got Game! Computer Game Programming.

Participants can take two of these courses that will meet between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Two snack breaks will be provided, but students should bring a lunch from home each day. The tuition is $159.Courses with insufficient enrollment may be cancelled. Limited scholarships are available thanks to the generosity of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin and the Janesville Education Foundation. For more information or to register for College for Kids, call the Office of Continuing Education at (608) 758-6565 ext. 360 or visit http://www.rock.uwc.edu/courses/continuing/courses.asp.
Enjoy the summer feeding your passion!

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