announcements, PROGRAMS AND opportunitIES Offered by OUR SPONSORS
Welcome to our Newest Sponsor!
Beyond IQ is the only conference series for and about highly and profoundly gifted children, teens, and adults, as well as for the professionals who work with them. We are celebrating our upcoming 20th Boston area conference (April 24-26, 2020, in Boxboro) as well as our 28th conference overall!
Our parent, Gifted Conference Planners, is also coordinating the 14th International Dabrowski Congress, in August, also in Boxboro. We've also got 20+ online courses for gifted & 2e students, starting in January!
The Innovation Institute is inspiring a next generation of scientists and engineers among young people, ages 5-17. Whether homeschooled or day-schooled, young people learn alongside our team of professional research scientists and engineers. These passionate instructors serve as learning facilitators, role models and informal mentors. Their training and career trajectories engage student curiosity and deepen student commitment to learning.
Instructors balance hands-on science lab experiments and engineering design challenges with Harkness-model, round-table discussion. They use an inquiry-based approach across these formats to empower students to lead their own learning. Courses range from neuroscience and physical chemistry to molecular biology and computer science. Class size is capped at ten students.
A culture of science and engineering permeates all activities and interactions at the Innovation Institute. The Innovation Institute’s four well-equipped labs reflect and reinforce this culture. They also signify the emphasis on experiential learning and our confidence in the abilities of young people to undertake serious learning joyfully.
To find out more about them you can visit https://theinnovationinstitute.org
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Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth
The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth(CTY) is a nonprofit dedicated to recognizing and developing the academic talents of elementary, middle, and high school students. We serve bright learners and their families through research, advocacy, and counseling, as well as our signature summer, online and family programs.Courses are offered in a variety of topics in math, science, engineering, reading, writing, and the humanities. CTY is accredited for grades K-12 by the Middle States Association of College and Schools.
Learn more at cty.jhu.edu/start.
Acera is an independent school located in Winchester MA: dedicated to Science, Creativity, and Leadership. Founded in 2009, Acera is a non-profit STEM/STEAM school serving high-ability students in grades K-8. Its mission is to inspire children to become the problem solvers, innovators, creative thinkers, and leaders of tomorrow. It engages students in individualized, inquiry-based learning that is designed around their passions and aligned with their own abilities. The school’s approach enables children to think in broad new ways about the challenged they see and apply core capacities, such as systems thinking and perspective taking, to real-world problems. For more information, visit aceraschool.org.
Summer Experiences and Online Courses 2018
SIG Summer Programs:
Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) runs multi-week summer academic programs for gifted, creative, and academically talented students ages 5-17 on prestigious school and college campuses. The programs combine academics with social, cultural, and recreational activities for a truly engaging experience. Through 33 years of experience, SIG has developed a unique opportunity that enriches and enhances students’ natural talents and abilities while encouraging them to engage in individual areas of intellectual passion. This experience is further developed in our 8 week year-round online program. For more information, visit https://www.giftedstudy.org/.
SIG Online Learning Program:
Go Virtual! Go Global! Challenge your mind with intellectual peers from all over the world! Take a SIG course online-- fall, spring, and summer—in interesting multi-disciplinary fields. Eight weeks! Ages 7-12! For current information, please visit www.giftedstudy.org/beyond/online.
KITE Summer Enrichment Program