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OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARENTS AND EDUCATORS

Bozeman Webinar / Discussions: Gallatin Gifted Group is offering a series of lectures or webinar viewings following by discussions.  Both parents and educators are invited.  Past sessions included:

  • Montana AGATE annual conference, 4/3-4/2014: The Montana Association for Gifted and Talented Education hosts a fantastic conference each year.  Although primarily focused on educators, parents are welcome and will find many of the sessions very appropriate.  The location rotates throughout the state; the 2014 conference will take place in Billings. 
  • Parent Conference: The Montana Office of Public Instruction hosted a Parent Institute in 2010 that served as a thorough “Gifted 101” class as well as an opportunity for parents of gifted children to share experiences and tips.  Both MaryAnn Martell and Barbara Geller attended from Bozeman.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity!  Learn more about the Parent Institute here.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS:

  • Science Saturdays: A free monthly program at MSU designed to show kids from age 8 to 13 that science is fun and questions are good.  (Not limited to gifted kids.)
  • Robotic Explorer is offering programs over spring break, as well as summer camps, targeted at kids aged 5 and up.  (Not limited to gifted kids.)
  • Peaks and Potentials, Now in its 28th summer, this experience is designed to give high-ability/high-potential students in grades 5-7 (in Fall 2011) the opportunity to explore special topics of interest and work with experts in various subject areas.
  • Carroll College Gifted Institute,   A one-week residential camp for gifted students entering grades 5-9.  Each student picks 4 courses of interest to him or her.  Several educators describe this as the best option in Montana for gifted students.  Warning:  it fills fast, so watch the website for this summer’s application form to be posted in April and then act quickly.
  • MedStart: Because gifted kids have the potential to be many things and also because some of them accelerate their education, they often need to be introduced to potential career choices earlier.  A great option for those interested in health-care careers is MedStart, a free one-week summer camp at MSU, MSU-B, and UM.    Seventy high school sophomores and juniors are selected through a competitive application process to participate in one-on-one training with professionals, job shadowing, clinic tours, suturing & dissecting animals, financial aid information and social activities like hiking, rafting and barbecues.  Application deadline: March 1.   Questions?  Call Bergen Morehouse at 683-2790.  (Not limited to gifted kids.)
  • Schwanke Institute for High School Students:  This University of Montana residential summer program allows high school students to take one of three courses, each of which will be taught by outstanding faculty members associated with the Davidson Honors College, and earn college credit.  Application deadline: April 1.  (Not limited to gifted kids.)

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