Summer Speaker Series
Bertie Kingore, PhD
Differentiation Amongst the Gifted
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Coppell High School Library
Free for CGA members; $5 for non-members
Bertie Kingore, PhD is an international consultant, a visiting professor/speaker at numerous universities, and a former classroom teacher in preschool through graduate school classrooms. She is recognized for her ready-to-use research-based applications, motivational ideas, and humorous insights. She is the award-winning author of 26 widely used publications, including “High-Achievers, Gifted Learners, and Creative Thinkers”. Dr. Kingore has received the 2014 National Teachers’ Choice Award, the 2011 TAGT President’s Award, and the 2005 Legacy Award. She is a past President of TAGT and was also recognized as the first Texas Gifted Educator of the Year.
For more information on Dr. Kingore, visit http://www.bertiekingore.com/.
While we recognize the importance of a STEM education, THIS summer we are putting A (Arts) into the mix, for STEAM. This is critical for creating innovators – STEM to STEAM: Art in K-12 is Key to Building a Strong Economy
The class we are offering is one-of-a-kind: Robotic Puppetry! CISD Stem Coordinator, Mike Yak and his wife Amy Yakubovsky (EAST theatre teacher) are combining their passions to teach this class. This is the seventh year these two popular educators have taught MOSAIC (to capacity), and this course will be amazing! CURRENT 6th, 7th AND 8th graders are eligible to participate. Details are as under:
Robotic Puppetry – “STEAM” (Mike and Amy Yakubovsky, CHS and CMSE)
June 9–13 & July 28-August 1, 2014 9:00 a.m. – noon (double blocked- 3 hour course).
Students will use LEGO NXT Robots to explore the world of engineering by building remote control “puppets.” Create with technology and then turn to art by learning the fundamentals of puppet script writing and puppet genres. Create your own puppet and then bring it to life with the power of robotics!
Additional material fee $10
Have you heard the great news? A real science lab is opening in Coppell for students in K-12!
Young scientists will be immersed in REAL experiments in Engineering, Medicine, Chemistry, Physics and Electronics. Come to the Open House and watch for our upcoming CGA newsletter article that highlights the SED methodology, passions, and programs (spoiler: it is all about getting kids excited about science).
Science Entertainment Design
May 19, 2014
275 S Denton Tap Road, Suite 100, Coppell
Preview the experiments and meet the energized staff.
Need some more reasons to go to SED?
- SED has a 3D printer, a plasma ball, Lego EV3 Mindstorms, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, cellular slides, chemicals, and hundreds of other hands-on tools for kids to explore Engineering, Medicine, Chemistry, Physics and Electronics.
- The instructors (real science experts) have the passion and knowledge to get everyone excited about science. They believe that kids don’t need to wait until high school (or college) to conduct REAL science experiments and solve real world problems. The opportunities are available to kids K-12.
- The sky is the limit — if your child already has mastered the “planned” curriculum or has a different question he/she would like to approach, they will provide guidance and challenge to take it to the next level… and beyond. Imagine testing real chemical reactions, or experimenting with cancer cells, or evaluating wing designs in a wind tunnel — The instructors’ passion and commitment is contagious.
CGA has done it again!
Carol Smith, CISD GTi Educator, is retiring after 21 years. She has focused on working with gifted children, and always viewed their needs as that of a kindred spirit.
As a student, I was in “those” classes growing up but it wasn’t as cool to be smart as it is today… . I have a heart for the gifted because I know what it felt like in school to be different and to think differently. Just because we are smart does not mean we know everything and we need to be instructed also. — Carol Smith
She has been an avid promoter of GT education — attending numerous gifted conferences and supporting CGA. Ms. Smith has touched the lives of hundreds of kids at both Wilson and Denton Creek Elementary.
Please join us at a celebration honoringCarol Smith May 27, 2014 3:30-5p Denton Creek Elementary Library