PSDI Advanced/Honors Strategies Sessions – Tucson & Phoenix

PDSI AP Summer Institute – Tucson & Phoenix

Chandler Gifted Summer Summit – Thursday, July 14th

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program ~ Applications due April 14, 2016

Collegiate Scholars Academy, Grades 9-12

2016 Collegiate Scholars Academy

This is a fantastic opportunity for 9th-11th grade students to experience college firsthand and continue their academic and personal development over the summer!

The Collegiate Scholars Academy allows a student to fast track their future and earn college credit this summer. Courses in a variety of topics are taught in-person by ASU faculty on an ASU campus. Collegiate Scholars Academy summer participants gain full access to ASU campus resources such as the library, tutoring services, and Sun Devil Fitness complex in addition to special presentations and workshops to aid in college preparation, degree selection, and scholarships.

Our program dates are officially set and the application is available online at

Applications are due March 4, 2016
      Program dates: – June 6 – July 1, 2016, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Winter On-Line Professional Development

Gifted On-Line Professional Development

The Jefferson County School District in Golden, Colorado offers a quarterly rotation of over 20 high quality online courses on various topics related to teaching and nurturing gifted learners. Courses begin in January, March, June and October and are open to anyone in the educational field interested in deepening their understanding of giftedness and gaining practical strategies to use in the classroom and beyond. For more details about these on-line PD courses, click here.

Winter Courses: Six classes beginning January 12th for individuals who wish to register.

Cohorts: For groups of eight or more teachers, a private cohort can be requested for any course to start at your specified date

Course Requirements: A ½ hour live webinar kicks off eight weeks of online learning. The webinar will be recorded for viewing if you cannot attend the live session. Students are required to participate in the discussion boards, complete readings, and submit course assignments each week. The work load is approximately 2-4 hours per week.

Price: $100 per course, per participant

Credit Options: 45 clock hours through the Jefferson County School District are automatically included. Each course may also be taken for three graduate credits from Adams State University for an additional $165. Credits can be used towards re-licensure, a GATE certificate from Adams State University, and/or to prepare for a GT Endorsement.

To register, email Donette Sis at [email protected]. For all other questions, email: Contact Penelope Heinigk, [email protected] or Tonia Heffley, [email protected].

Barrett Summer Scholars ~ Grades 7, 8, & 9

The Barrett Summer Scholars (BSS) is a fantastic opportunity for 7th, 8th, and 9th graders to experience college firsthand and continue their academic and personal development over the summer. This unique program at Arizona State University is specifically designed for gifted, honors and academically-talented 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students. This residential program invites students to live on campus, engage in college-level coursework, and participate in a community of peers from across the state. The program helps to prepare students for enrollment and success at ASU and Barrett, the Honors College. The application is available online at Applications must be submitted by March 4, 2016.

Barrett Summer Scholars provides students with a glimpse into the life of a college student and strives to give its participants a holistic experience that includes engaging in intellectually-stimulating coursework, living in a residence hall, and participating in a community of peers who share in their interests and abilities.

The 2015 program dates for students enrolled in 7th, 8th and 9th grade during the 2013-2014 school year are:

  • 9th grade program: June 5 – June 17, 2016 at ASU Tempe & ASU Downtown Phoenix
  • 8th grade, Session One: June 19 – 24, 2016 at ASU Polytechnic
  • 8th grade, Session Two – June 26 – July 1, 2016 at ASU Polytechnic
  • 7th grade program – June 26 – July 1, 2016 at ASU West

*Students in 8th grade are invited to participate in either Session One OR Session Two.

Barrett Summer Scholars program contact: Cecilia Maez at [email protected]

For more detailed information about our program, visit our website at

Lastly, school administrators can register for an information session at

Questions?   Email us at [email protected] or call (480) 965-6060.

Arizona Future Problem Solving Winter Workshop – January 30, 2016

Arizona Future Problem Solving Winter Workshop – January 30, 2016

Arizona Future Problem Solving announces a winter workshop for Teachers, Parents, and AZFPS Coaches (prospective and current ones).

  • January 30, 2016 from 8:30 – 3:30 at the ASU West, Sands Building, Room #225, 4701 W Thunderbird Rd., Glendale, AZ 85306
  • Cost is $45 per person and $10 per person for additional people from one school/district. Payment may be made by purchase order, cash or check.

The workshop will cover the Creative Problem Solving Process as used in the FPS Program, vocabulary, techniques, and tools for FPSP and how to incorporate the FPS model into an educational program K-12. Arizona College and Career Ready Standards are covered using the Future Problem Solving Program.

  • Attendees will receive Recertification and Gifted Endorsement credit hours.
  • Snacks will be provided. Attendees should bring a sack lunch.

To register, contact Joanne Spiess: [email protected], or (602) 535-6215.
Registration intent must be received by January 23rd. Click here for the flyer.

Arizona Future Problem Solving is an affiliate of FPSPI, Future Problem Solving Program International

Arizona Association for Gifted & Talented (AAGT)

Parent Day & Kids Program at the NAGC Conference – Saturday, November 14th