Back to school means a lot of things to a lot of people. For some of our gifted kiddos, it means back to the social grind. Many of our gifted children struggle when it comes to making friends. The five tips below can help your gifted children feel more comfortable in the social aspects of […]
Below is a guest post from Ratna Kolachalam, Destination Imagination Coordinator at Lee Elementary.
Destination Imagination (DI) is a volunteer run program encourages teams of learners to have fun, take risks, focus and frame challenges while incorporating STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), the arts and service learning.
Our participants learn patience, flexibility, persistence, ethics, respect for others and their ideas, and the collaborative problem solving process. Teams may showcase their solutions at a tournament.
To learn more about DI in-person please attend one of the following sessions with your learners. The events are held at various Coppell schools on the following dates-
September 12, Monday – 6:30 to 7:30 – Mockingbird Elementary
September 15, Thursday – 6:30 to 7:30 – Pinkerton Elementary
September 19, Monday – 6:30 to 7:30 – Lee Elementary
September 20, Tuesday – 6:30 to 7:30 – Wilson Elementary
September 22, Thursday -6:30 to 7:30 – Town Center Elementary
To start a DI team at your school and/or further inquiries please contact email@example.com
Our 9th annual Creative Writing Competition is open to all writers in 4-12th grade in the categories of STORY and POETRY. Please see our “Competitions tab” for more information.
Coppell Gifted Association is offering summer scholarships for up to 20 Coppell ISD educators for the UNT Gifted Education Summer Conference on July 28-29. You may select either the 1 day or 2 day option depending on your summer schedule. Scholarships will be offered on a first come, come first served basis.
If interested, please first email firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you receive notification that a scholarship is still available, then register yourself (using the online link below) and receive reimbursement for your payment. Get your 6 hour GT update on your own time!
Sessions include: Teaching for Deep Learning with Gifted Students, Teaching Critical Thinking with Debate and Deep Reading Seminars, It’s More than Technology: Engaged and Connected Learning, and Teaching for Creativity and Innovation. Space is limited. Register today!
Details about the conference and online registration link: https://lifelong.unt.edu/GiftedatUNT
We had a great time at the 2015-16 Creative Writing Book Release Party. Special thanks to Asim RoyChowdhury for providing us with these pictures.