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Challenging ideas for high ability kids - midwest summer

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  • 1. Midwest – Summer 2015 -Kalyan Mysore
  • 2. http://tinyurl.com/nsf2015  Slides may have accidental errors !  Go to the source for accurate information.  If in doubt, check it out.  If not in doubt, still, check it out !
  • 3. http://tinyurl.com/nsf2015  If you have things good / bad to say about these, share your thoughts.  Perhaps ◦ Your kids have been to some of these ◦ Your friend’s kids have been to them ◦ You’ve just “heard”…
  • 4. http://tinyurl.com/nsf2015  Grades 4-6 - Blast (formerly CHESS)  Grades 6-8 - Junior Scholars Institute, Blank Summer Institute  Grades 9-11 - Innovation Institute, National Scholars Institute, etc  Some of these require qualification via testing / recommendation from school.  All grades as in 2014-2015 year.  http://www2.education.uiowa.edu/belinblank/students/summer/
  • 5. http://tinyurl.com/nsf2015  Grades 2 – 6  Two-week Daycamp courses (full/half day)  For members of BESTS  Classes in Biology, creative topics, math challenges, business, computers, history  Iowa City or Ankeny locations  Ankeny (July 13-17)  Iowa City, Session 1 (June 15-26)  Iowa City, Session 2 (July 6-17)  Students who are in grades 2-6 during the 2014-2015 academic year may attend Blast (formerly ChESS) for either session, and students in grades 3-6 during the 2014-2015 academic year may attend Blast Ankeny. Blast is an academic commuter program for members of the Belin-Blank Exceptional Student Talent Search (BESTS). This program offers half-day classes at The University of Iowa and full-day classes in Ankeny (Des Moines area). The 2015 Iowa City dates are: Session I June 15-June 26 and Session II July 6-17, 2015. The 2015 dates for Ankeny (Des Moines area) July 13-17, 2015.
  • 6. http://tinyurl.com/nsf2015  Junior Scholars Institute June 14-19  Residential one-week courses  Grades 6-8  Variety of areas such as 3D printing, Tetrix Robotics, Mobile app design, Environmental analysis, Intro to Engineering, Art workshop, Writing, Leadership, STEM.  Only at Iowa City
  • 7. http://tinyurl.com/nsf2015  Blank Summer Institute June 21-26  Residential one-week courses  Needs school nomination  Grades 7-8  Variety of areas such as Advanced Science, Math, Social Sciences, Cultural studies, Writing, Innovation, Arts.  Only at Iowa City
  • 8. http://tinyurl.com/nsf2015  Grades 9-11  June 12 – July 24  two-week residential summer tech & innovation immersion program  Work in teams led by industry experts to become full stack web developers  Pitch your web app for a chance to make it real  At Iowa City  Self nominated !
  • 9. http://tinyurl.com/nsf2015  National Scholars Institute  Grades 9 – 11  One week residential program  July 12-17 or 19-24  Various topics such as Writing, Mobile app, pathology, leadership, astrobiology, modern physics, law and music, genetics, visual arts.  At Iowa City only
  • 10. http://tinyurl.com/nsf2015  Secondary Student Training Program  Grades 10-11  June 21 – July 24  Five-week residential summer research program  Conduct scientific research in university laboratories. Produce a research project/paper. Faculty guided.  At Iowa City  Self nominated !
  • 11. http://tinyurl.com/nsf2015  OPPTAG = Office of Precollegiate Programs for Talented and Gifted  Students qualify by submitting standardized test scores, grades and/or teacher recommendations.  Grades 2 – 10 (entering 3-11)  Courses at Ames  http://www.opptag.iastate.edu/summer/
  • 12. http://tinyurl.com/nsf2015  Grades as in 2015-2016 year.  Grades 3-8 “Adventures” Day-camp.  Full/half day ◦ Cats and Dogs, Greek Mythology, 3D computer story telling, Math quest, Wearable art, mystery solving, art, public speaking, electrical engineering, camping skills, costume design, nature, computer programming in Logo, psychology, comic writing.  Week 1 June 15 - June 19 Week 2 June 22 - June 26  Week 3 7-8th Grades Only: June 29 - July 2
  • 13. http://tinyurl.com/nsf2015  Grades as in 2015-2016 year.  Grades 9-11 - “Explorations” 1 Week residential/commuter camps. ◦ Computer game programming, electrical and computer engineering, sewing, battle school, engineering ice cream to yoyos, psychology. ◦ July 12-17 ◦ July 19-24
  • 14. http://tinyurl.com/nsf2015  https://www.creighton.edu/nextstep/  High school juniors and seniors  A great way to get a feel for college life, explore academic opportunities and interact with accomplished faculty.  Perhaps save some money on the cost of college.  Eligible the summer AFTER sophomore year through their senior year.  Graduating seniors are NOT eligible for the discounted tuition rate the summer after their senior year.
  • 15. http://tinyurl.com/nsf2015  The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson, Kansas ◦ Variety of space camps for all ages, some of them residential. ◦ www.cosmo.org  The Illinois Aerospace Institute, Univ of Urbana-Champaign ◦ week-long residential camp for students entering grades 9-12. ◦ www.ae.uiuc.edu/IAI/
  • 16. http://tinyurl.com/nsf2015  Summer music camp  July 19-26  For serious high school musicians  http://simpson.edu/music/music-festivals- and-camps/orpheus/
  • 17. http://tinyurl.com/nsf2015  You can’t go away for a week  Even Ames is too far ?  Don’t despair !  Des Moines has a bunch of activities.  What will be on my first Des Moines slide ?
  • 18. http://tinyurl.com/nsf2015  Classes and day-camps featuring science- related activities and topics.  Pre-K to Grade 8  Demand is usually high and classes fill quickly.  www.sciowa.org
  • 19. http://tinyurl.com/nsf2015  Summer Enrichment Adventures  June 8-19  1 week day camp  Grades 1-8 (entering)  Grades 4-8 need ITBS scores of 90% / gifted ID  Variety of topics  Reg date Apr 10, but may accept late regs.  Cheap ! (Relatively !)  http://www.wdmcs.org/academics/talented- and-gifted/summer-enrichment-adventures- sea/
  • 20. http://tinyurl.com/nsf2015  Summer Adventures In Learning  Grades K – 6, entering 1-7  Week long Refresher courses ◦ Cover grade material again to refresh memories. ◦ July 6-10  Enrichment courses ◦ Go beyond the school curriculum. ◦ Topics like computers, art, music, chess, science, reading, writing  www.wdm.k12.ia.us/district/commed/summ er/sail.php
  • 21. http://tinyurl.com/nsf2015  Ages 10-17, but flexible.  Web design, video game design, robotics, animation, music studio, digital video.  https://go.dmacc.edu/kidscollege/Pages/tec hcamp-west.aspx
  • 22. http://tinyurl.com/nsf2015  Various locations.  Various courses. See https://go.dmacc.edu/kidscollege/Pages/welc ome.aspx Click on the locations at left of the page.
  • 23. http://tinyurl.com/nsf2015  If your heart is on art  Classes for all ages  Throughout the summer  Variety of art related areas—drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics etc.  www.desmoinesartcenter.org
  • 24. http://tinyurl.com/nsf2015  For the little actors and actresses among us  Day-camp style classes geared around theater-arts topics and activities.  Pre-K to Grade 12  www.dmplayhouse.com  https://www.dmplayhouse.com/classes-and- activities/classes.php
  • 25. http://tinyurl.com/nsf2015  Various activities  Various grades K-12 ◦ Robotics ◦ Theater ◦ Circus ◦ Young artist studio, ◦ Interdisciplinary arts camp  http://desmoinessocialclub.org/education/2 015-summer-camps/
  • 26. http://tinyurl.com/nsf2015  Local dance studios offering day-camp style summer dance intros/intensives  For younger and older students too !  Creative Movement Dance Co., Urbandale ◦ www.creativemovementdance.com  Des Moines center for performing arts  http://www.desmoinesperformingarts.org/education/community/summer-camps.php  The Dance Avenue http://www.thedanceavenue.com/  Dance a cross http://www.dance-a-cross.com/  Chows gymnastics http://www.chowsgym.com/summercamp.php  Ma dance http://www.madance.com/frametraining.html  Des moines Danzartsstudio http://www.desmoinesdanzartstudio.com/#!summer/c1651  Inspiring dance http://www.inspiringdance.com/summer-dance-camps/  Des moines social club http://desmoinessocialclub.org/education/classes/
  • 27. http://tinyurl.com/nsf2015  Living History Farms: ◦ Day-camps for children entering 1st-8th grade ◦ Designed to explore historical agriculture, outdoor activities and traditional outdoor skills. ◦ Older students may volunteer to work as assistant counselors or interpreters. ◦ www.lhf.org  Blank Park Zoo ◦ Day-camps for younger children featuring zoo and animal related topics and activities. ◦ www.blankparkzoo.com  Your local library’s summer reading programs ◦ May even have fun prizes to earn.
  • 28. http://tinyurl.com/nsf2015  Jester Park Nature Center (Granger) ◦ www.conservationboard.org  Des Moines Botanical Center ◦ www.botanicalcenter.com  Saylorville Lake Visitors Center ◦ www.saylorvillelake.com  Reiman Gardens and Butterfly Conservatory (Ames) ◦ www.reimangardens.iastate.edu  Iowa Arboretum (rural Madrid) ◦ www.iowaarboretum.org  Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge Prairie Learning Center (Prairie City) ◦ www.tallgrass.org
  • 29. http://tinyurl.com/nsf2015  Day trips to Iowa historical "tourist" attractions can be excellent teaching tools for kids.  Check the current Iowa Tourism brochure for the most comprehensive list.  Some examples of these follow:  Iowa State Capitol and Judicial Building  State Historical Society, Des Moines  Salisbury House, Des Moines  Terrace Hill, Des Moines  Jordan House, West Des Moines (underground railroad site)  Amana Colonies  Pella Historical Village and Museum  Madison County Historical Museum and Madison County bridges  National Hot Air Balloon Museum, Indianola  University of Iowa's Museum of Natural History, Iowa City  Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, West Branch  Historic General Dodge House, Council Bluffs  Western Historic Trails Museum, Council Bluffs  Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad and Museum, Boone  Danish Immigrant Museum and Windmill, Elk Horn
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