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Finding Your Way: Navigation and Exploration!
June 25-28, 2012
Feeling lost or directionally challenged? Project SAIL (Seminars for Advanced and Innovative Learning) through Lancaster- Lebanon IU13 is offering a camp that will enable students, entering grades 6-8, to spend time outside becoming familiar with a variety of directional tools. Partnering with the Lancaster Environmental Center, this IU 13 Project SAIL camp will put students’ navigation skills to the “test” in real life situations. Participants will gain confidence in their ability to find their way in the wilderness while exploring Lancaster woodlands. Campers will get the opportunity to:
Through these activities, campers will learn important things about the environment in which they live while enjoying outdoor experiences, team-building, problem solving, and exercise. Camp is aligned with PA Academic Standards.
Inspiring the next generation of innovators!
July 9 -13, 2012
Participants will become investigators, engineers, and scientists while creating inventions to solve exciting challenges. Experiment with STEM concepts (science, technology, engineering, and math) in four fun hands-on modules each day, presented by local teachers.
To register: 800-968-4332 or www.campinvention.org
Save $25! Register by March 29th for only $215!
Extra discounts for Camp Invention alumni through 2/9/12
Presented in collaboration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office
12 year old app developer from TED talk: video
October 19th: Lancaster County PArtners for Gifted Education presents the 4th Annual After Hours at the Lancaster Science Factory
Please see the attached flier: Science Factory October 19 2011
Ephrata Area School District
K-12 Gifted Parent Night
Enrichment Opportunities for Gifted Students
When: Wednesday, October 19, 6 pm.
Where: Ephrata Area Middle School Media Center
957 Hammon Ave. Ephrata PA 17522
Format: Presenter: Linda Deal
Enrichment Extension for Gifted Students
Description: Go beyond the school day with activities that will blend school content with community, family and fun opportunities. A series of different strategies and ideas that will appeal to students of different ages and interests will trigger a list of possible enrichment to use for one minute or half a day.
Please feel free to bring your students and other children.
Please RSVP to Lori Hatt 717-721-1150 Ext 0 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 17, 2011
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact:
Susan Summers-Steffy (721-1150)
Coordinator of Student Services
Ephrata Area School District.
On Thursday, October 6th in the auditorium, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology will present a free screening of the award winning documentary film Bots High at 7:00 pm. The film will be followed by a workshop on the variety of robotics competitions in which people of all ages can participate. Some are subtle programming challenges while others feature adrenaline pumping combat.
Competition robots of every size and style will be on display.
A synopsis of the documentary film Bots High:
Some kids play football in school. Other kids build combat robots for the expressed purpose of destroying competing robots in thrilling caged matches. This film is about kids in the latter group.
Bots High follows three teams of high school robotics geeks who build and battle their way to a national robotics competition in Miami. Our heroes include genius inventor Will, who constructs seemingly indestructible bots that unfortunately self-destruct, and My Mechanical Romance, a team of Catholic school girls who stand out amid male participants with a combination of beauty, brains, and fashion sense.
Funny, smart, and inspiring, these kids navigate high school, adolescence, and first love while reducing enemy bots to shards of scrap metal. Here, at last, is a family film even teenagers can enjoy.
Mark your calendar: March 24, 2012 – The 2nd Annual Pennbots Downtown Dogfight, a robotics competition, will feature events for clever programmable robots as well as full-contact combat bots.
For more information on either of these events, please contact Patrick Young.
For directions and parking information, click here.
Thank you to all of the families that came out last night to Marticville Middle for the Gifted Transition Meeting for the rising 7th and rising 9th graders. I hope you each found it informative and many of your questions about the next chapter of your child’s academic career were answered.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about transitioning to middle school.
A special thanks to: Emily H., Zac S., Evan T. and Allie W. for serving on the panel and answering questions. Your insight was invaluable!!
Dear 6th and 8th Grade Parents of Gifted Students:
In an effort to provide you with information regarding your transition from elementary to middle school and from middle school to the high school level, we would like to invite you to attend a Gifted Information Night scheduled for Monday, May 9th at Marticville Middle School.
The presentation/discussion for 6th grade parents and students will run from 6:00-6:45pm and for 8th grade parents and students, 7:00-7:45pm. (6th grade parents and students, you are welcome to stay for the 8th grade session.)
This evening has been designed to give you the opportunity to meet the Teachers of the Gifted at each level as well as provide you with an overview of the program so you know what to expect as you prepare to transition to the next level in your educational careers. Students as well as the Teachers of the Gifted will be presenting information. We will also be happy to answer any questions you may have at this time.
Please feel free to give me a call at 872-9500 ext. 2250 if you have any questions about the evening. We look forward to seeing you!
Penn Manor Gifted Coordinator
Unfortunately it doesn’t look like any of our entries made the final cut, but we can still vote for our favorites. Here’s the link:
Remember there is always next year, so we will try again then.
There is a link on the Summer Enrichment Page, but here it is again….
The Millersville University School of Science and Mathematics is pleased to sponsor the 25th Annual Summer Science Training Program (SSTP). The program is for academically-talented students who will enter 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grades in Fall 2011 and features intensive student-teacher interaction, advanced-level learning, as well as research and problem-solving experiences. The program’s courses cover a wide range of academic disciplines in mathematics and science, providing students with learning opportunities not normally available at the pre-college level.
With an emphasis on cooperative learning and intense personal involvement, the courses are stimulating, challenging, and enjoyable. The participants use the fully-equipped labs and classroom facilities in the university’s new Science and Technology Complex. The Summer Science Training Program is one of four programs designed to stimulate interest in science and mathematics among academically-talented, pre-college students. The other three programs are The Glenna Hazeltine Women in Mathematics and Science Conference, the Math Contest, and The Millersville University Science Lectureship and Competition. The Glenna Hazeltine Women in Mathematics & Science Conference and the Math Contest are held annually each Spring. The Millersville University Science Lectureship and Competition is an annual Fall event that brings many elementary and secondary school students to the university to expose them to science and career opportunities. The university encourages participation by young women, minorities, and other under-represented groups.