Saturday Gifted Studies 2018: Creating Greatness on Saturdays
Professional Learning Sessions 2017-2018: Collaborating for Gifted Success
Kaleidoscope: Connecting Gifted Studies
Parenting Workshops: Communicating and Giving Support to Families
Saturday Gifted Studies 2018: Creating Greatness on Saturdays
Professional Learning Sessions 2017-2018: Collaborating for Gifted Success
Kaleidoscope: Connecting Gifted Studies
Parenting Workshops: Communicating and Giving Support to Families

DAY OF SHARING REGISTRATION

March 9, 2018, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Day of Sharing is open to ANY teacher interested in meeting the needs of high ability students. CEUs (.5) will be available.  Please click on the link above to let us know you will be coming.

Who will be speaking:  Jen Cornett, Carol Western Paola, Marla Freitag, Heather Houston, and YOU??? 

Teachers interested in submitting proposals for 30 -60 minute presentations should submit outlines of their presentations to Dr. Houston at hl.houston@usm.edu.

 

2018 Summer Program Calendar At a Glance (Tentative - Dates are subject to Change):

Leadership Studies: June 3-8, 2018

Day Program for Young Gifted Students: June 18-22, 2018

Summer Gifted Studies: June 24-29, 2018

Summer Program for Academically Talented Youth: July 8-27, 2018

*Call (601) 266-5236 if you have questions.


What's New!

***NEW Parenting Gifted Children Workshop Series***

REGISTER HERE!

 

SATURDAYS IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY

Parents, we have something special for you! On three Saturdays in January and February, we will be offering tips, solutions, and ideas for parenting gifted children at various ages. Please join us! Sessions are free, but if you choose, donations can be made to the Friends of Gifted Fund that helps to provide scholarships to our summer programs.

January 27: Parents of Pre-K -- 1st Graders

February 3: Parents of Elementary students (2nd-5th grades)

February 10: Parents of Middle and High School Students (6th - 12th grades)

 

Graduate Programs

Online and Hybrid Degree Plans for Gifted Education:

MASTER'S PROGRAM

SPECIALIST PROGRAM

DOCTORAL PROGRAM

Licensure Only

Certification in Gifted Education

Specific training for teachers is offered to those needing certification in the area of gifted education. The following five graduate courses are required for certification:

SPE 560 Characteristics of the Gifted and Talented

SPE 661 Methods and Materials in Teaching the Gifted

SPE 662 Curricula Development for the Gifted

SPE 663 Programming for the Atypical Gifted

SPE 664 Practicum Gifted

 Contact us today to take the first step of your journey in gifted education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kaleidoscope!

What IS Kaleidoscope?  It is a new and interactive element of the Center.  Teachers, students, homeschoolers, and parents will be able to engage with the Center digitally.  Earn points for digital badges and real classroom prizes.  Connecting and celebrating all that you do to support gifted students, Kaleidoscope will give you the tools you need to engage.

 

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER WINNERS: TBA November 20, 2017.

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER COMPETITIONS

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS DECEMBER 15, 2017.

TEACHERS or PARENTS SHOULD SEND STUDENT SUBMISSIONS TO: giftedstudies@usm.edu.  All submissions should include a brief statement written by the parent or teacher indicating that the work has been done by the student alone. Students may compete in all competitions, but may only submit ONE entry in each competition. PLEASE USE THE SUBJECT LINE: KALEIDOSCOPE COMPETITIONS to ensure prompt delivery. All competitions will have winners in Elementary, Middle, and High School levels provided there are sufficient entries at each level.

1. Essay Competition: Students can compete in Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), and High School (9-12) categories.

Write a descriptive essay about giving or receiving a special gift. 

Elementary (50-200 words); Middle (200-500 words); High School (500-1000) words

2. Photo Competition: Students can compete in Black and White, Color, and Computer Enhanced categories.

Send in a photo that expresses your idea of a celebration.

*NEW* 3. Poetry - Poems should center around the theme of celebration or tradition (the words celebration and tradition do NOT necessarily have to be used in the poem):

Elementary Age Students: Acrostic poem

Middle and High School Students: Abecedarian poem

*NEW* 4. Art: Design and Create a unique holiday decoration.  Take a picture of your creation to send in along with a description of the medium used and any description you feel necessary to describe your entry. *ART ENTRIES MAY NOT BE MADE USING A KIT THAT PROVIDES STANDARDIZED INSTRUCTIONS AND MATERIALS FOR A PRE-DESIGNED PRODUCT.*

Competition winners will be featured in this space and in our new electronic newsletter.