379 students participate in 2018 Winter Super Saturdays
- Author: The Center for Gifted Studies
- Author: Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
The Center for Gifted Studies hosted 379 children from over 40 school districts for Winter Super Saturdays. Students in first through eighth grades came to WKU’s campus to participate in one of 25 classes each Saturday from Feb. 2 to Feb. 23.
Through a minds-on, hands-on approach to learning, students investigated courses in math, art, science, language and performance. Amazing Science Lab and Bridging the Gaps offered budding scientists and engineers a chance to experiment and build. Intro to Musical Theatre and Einstein in Monet’s Garden Meets Picasso let students explore their creative sides. Crazy for Coding offered an introduction to computer programming while Impact the World: Leadership for Girls let students practice their leadership skills by helping them set goals, make decisions, build teams and work on their communication skills.
Although varied in topic, all classes encouraged high-ability, high-interest children to explore and pursue their passions outside the regular classroom while being in a fun and supportive environment with enthusiastic, like-minded peers.
To see pictures from this fall’s Super Saturdays, visit http://gifted-studies.com/. List of participants can be found at www.wku.edu/gifted/super_saturdays/participants-lists/2018-winter-super-saturdays-participant.xlsx.
Super Saturdays will continue in October 2018 with classes in Bowling Green and Louisville. Visit www.wku.edu/gifted/super_saturdays/index.php or call (270) 745-6323 for information.
About The Center for Gifted Studies: Located on the WKU campus in Bowling Green, The Center for Gifted Studies has been serving children who are gifted and talented, their educators and their parents for more than 35 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.
Contact: Jesse Knifley, (270) 745-3014 or firstname.lastname@example.org