G/T Summer Opportunities in Ohio


Introduction

The future promises to challenge the knowledge and abilities of its leaders, scientists, and creators. You, the primary and middle school students of today will be the leaders, scientists, and creators of tomorrow. The University of Toledo’s GT @ UT program is designed to give you skills, challenge your thinking, add to your knowledge, increase your awareness of self and others, give you time to experience a college atmosphere, and just plain have fun.

DAY CAMP PROGRAM June 21-25, 2010 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Global Warming…Fact or Fiction Explore this controversial issue and develop a final decision that is presented to the community either as a report, an article in the local paper, or for an even broader audience. You will develop expertise with the topic by conversing with experts on both sides of the issue.

 The Writer’s Life Where do writers get their ideas? During this week you will experience the many influences that real writers use to write: A walk around campus, a visit to the art museum, a response to photographs, music, and more. Be sure to bring a digital camera and a spiral notebook.

What Makes a University “Tick”? A university is like a “mini city.” Each day tour a new part of the university and meet some of the interesting people who share their talents and creativity to keep campus lively and vibrant. This session is part Career Exploratory, part Behind-The-Scenes Discovery.

CSI Toledo A whodunnit on campus, with special guests from the University of Toledo.

The Great Outdoors—Campus Edition A little orienteering…a little botanical classification…a little outdoor survival…a little stream testing….all on campus.

Commuting Schedule

Each Camp Session will be held Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM—11:00 AM. The last day of the Institute the time will be focused on a student celebration. Parents/Guests are invited for the Friday celebration (9:30-11:00 AM) where each Camp Session’s attendees will present what they learned and celebrate the experience.

Day Camp Costs

Early Registration (postmarked by May 28, 2010) cost: $ 95.00 per attendee

Late Registration (postmarked by June 15, 2010) cost: $115.00 per attendee

“Walk Up” Registration (on June 21, 2010) cost: $140.00 per attendee

There are Multiple Child discounts for Early and Late Registration dates only. Contact the Director for more information.

SPECIAL SESSION FOR PARENTS! Monday, June 21—9:00-11:00 am

Knowing and Guiding the Social/Emotional Needs of Your Gifted Child (provided by noted author/expert Robert A. Schultz, Ph.D.)

Being gifted is being different. And, this “differentness” can cause burdens—for the individual and her/his family. In this session, we’ll explore some of the common traits of giftedness and discuss ways parents can nurture and grow with your children. You’ll have ample opportunity to ask specific questions about your family situation; and, get answers that are realistic and workable. Camper Parents: No Cost (maximum of 2) Other Guests: $ 5.00 each

Eligibility The Camp Sessions are open to students who:

· Currently attend third through sixth grade

· Have high ability as determined by their sending school in accordance with Ohio Administrative Code (HB 1); have been identified as Gifted/Talented/Creative by their school district; or, provide a letter of recommendation by a teacher of the gifted or GT program coordinator

· Live in Ohio or Southeast Michigan

· Find the description of the Camp Session interesting or intriguing

· Have the maturity to participate in such a program

Selection

You will receive confirmation of your acceptance and enrollment upon receipt and confirmed deposit of your registration fee.

Cancellations to your confirmed Early Registration acceptance/enrollment will be accepted until June 4, 2010. Your registration fee will be returned minus a processing fee ($10). Cancellations after June 4, 2010 are accepted but registration fees are non-reimbursable.

Contact the Director for more information. In the unlikely event a Camp Session is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will have the option of attending an alternate Session. If no other option is interesting to you, your registration will be refunded in full.

For Additional Information, contact:

Dr. Robert A. Schultz Gifted Education and Curriculum Studies

2801 W. Bancroft St. Toledo, OH 43606

(419) 530-2469 (419) 530-2466 FAX

Robert.Schultz@utoledo.edu

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