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Educational Opportunity Dates
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IdeaFestival Bowling Green
Pete the Cat Storytime
Duke Tip Kentucky Recognition Ceremony
May 22, 2015
June 21 - July 11, 2015
Advanced Placement Summer Institute
June 22 - 26, 2015
Where Gifted Learners
Discover Their Potential
Located on the Western Kentucky University campus in Bowling Green, Kentucky, The Center for Gifted Studies has been serving children who are gifted and talented, their educators, and their parents for more than thirty years. The Center provides exciting educational opportunities for gifted young people, rigorous professional development for teachers, and support for parents of gifted young people. Under the direction of Dr. Julia Roberts, The Center has become one of the preeminent advocates for gifted education in the United States.
The Center believes that when gifted young people meet their extraordinary potential, our communities, our state, our nation—even our world—become better places. That is why each school year, The Center renews its commitment to encouraging excellence by providing quality programming and resources for gifted students, their teachers, and their parents.
The Latest News from The Center
More than 60 gifted students, their parents and teachers filled Bowling Green City
Hall on Feb. 12 to celebrate Gifted Education Month in Kentucky.
Dr. Julia Link Roberts was recognized for her impact on gifted education as recipient of the 2015 Palmarium Award, presented by the Institute for the Development of Gifted Education at the University of Denver.
Forty parents, educators, counselors, and administrators came to Bowling Green November
5 to hear a leading authority on twice-exceptional education at the 2014 Twice-Exceptional
(2e) Learners Seminar.
Twenty-five travelers have returned home after a ten-day study abroad trip to Spain
with Dr. Julia Roberts, Dr. Richard Roberts, and Dr. Tracy Inman of The Center for
Gifted Studies at WKU.
Dr. Julia Roberts and Dr. Jonathan Plucker jointly wrote an opinion piece on the Excellence
Gaps in Kentucky. This piece appeared on the Louisville Courier Journal website on
August 13, 2014.
The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University recently hosted 60 campers who attended The Summer Camp from July 14 to July 18.
The Summer Program for Verbally and Mathematically Precocious Youth (VAMPY) hosted
217 students for the three-week program from June 22 to July 12.
The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU hosted 166 campers for the 32nd annual Summer Camp for Academically Talented Middle School Students (SCATS) from June 8 to 20.
The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU held the 31st annual Advanced Placement Summer Institute from June 23 to June 27. The experienced chemistry course was held from June 30 to July 3.
On Friday, May 23, more than 400 middle school students took part in the Kentucky Recognition Ceremony of the Duke Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) at Western Kentucky University.
On Wednesday, May 21, Dr. Lynette Breedlove, a prominent gifted and talented educator from Texas, was announced to the public as the next Director of the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at WKU.
Contact The Center
1906 College Heights Blvd. #71031
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1031
Phone: 270.745.5991 or 270.745.6323
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