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 https://eoss.asu.edu/collegiate-academy

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 https://eoss.asu.edu/bss. 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 https://eoss.asu.edu/bss.

Lastly, school administrators can register for an information session at https://eoss.asu.edu/bss/infosession

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

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

2015 NAGC Conference in Phoenix – November 12-15

2015 Martin D. Jenkins Scholar Award – deadline September 15

AAGT Parent Institute, Grand Canyon University, Sept 27

Free! Gifted Conference in Tucson – Sat. Oct 4, 2014

Tucson Conf Program

Tucson Gifted Conference and Odyssey Coaches Training

October 4, 2014

Provided by:     REACH – Amphitheater Gifted Services
Hosted by:     Canyon del Oro HS – 25 W. Calle Concordia, Tucson 85704
Time:     7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Cost:     *Free – Open to all parents and teachers*
Keynote:     Dr. James Webb: co-author of A Parents Guide to Gifted Children

To register for the morning break-out sessions (see attached flyer), contact Andrea Carr: [email protected] OR call 520-696-5189.  Forgot to register? Walk-ins welcome!

To register for the afternoon Odyssey Coach Training (see attached flyer), contact Texana Sonnefeld: [email protected].   Forgot to register? Walk-ins welcome!

Tucson Gifted Conference Program

*Teachers earn recertification and gifted endorsement hours
for morning & afternoon programs

Phoenix Desert Summer Institute ~ Gifted Strategies K-10

Download Gifted Strategies Workshops Flyer and Registration Form

In conjunction with the Phoenix Desert AP* Summer Institute, we are pleased to offer the following workshop sessions:

Tucson Session Yuma Session
June 18-21, 2014 (Wed- Saturday) June 23-26, 2014 (Mon -Thurs)
Tucson High Magnet School Gila Ridge High School
400 N. 2nd Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85705 7150 E 24th Street, Yuma, AZ 85365
Phoenix Session
July 14-17, 2014 (Monday through Thursday)
Pinnacle High School
3535 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85032

Instructional Strategies Sessions (Grades 7-10)
These sessions are designed for teachers in Grades 7-10 to build a school’s overall Academic Excellence Initiative.
English Strategies: Connecting Arizona College and Career Ready Standards with Academic Excellence
This four-day workshop will offer teachers hands on activities, group discussions and strategies to prepare their 7th though 10th grade students for the rigorous course work expected of students with the Arizona College and Career Ready English Standards. In addition, the participants will also connect the ACCR standards to the advanced curricular topics such as advanced placement, honors, IB and Cambridge Learning. The workshops focus on helping participants explore and articulate middle school and high school curriculums anchored in the skills, knowledge and habits of the mind needed for achieving the English ACCR and for success in advanced coursework. Both middle and high school teachers will find activities that can benefit their students immediately.

Math Strategies: Connecting the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards with Academic Excellence (Grades 7-10)
This four-day workshop will offer teachers hands-on activities, group discussions and strategies to prepare their 7th through 10th grade students for dramatic changes in pedagogy, content and process expected of students with the Arizona College and Career Ready Math Standards. In addition, the participants will connect the ACCR Math standards to curricular topics such as advanced placement, honors, IB and Cambridge Learning. The workshops will focus on helping participants explore and articulate middle school and high school curricula anchored in the skills, knowledge and habits of the mind needed for achieving the Math ACCR standards and for success in advanced coursework. Both middle and high school teachers will find activities that will benefit their students immediately.

The cost for these workshops is $625.00 for the four days. Breakfast is provided the first morning and lunch is provided every day on site.

Gifted Strategies for Teachers Grades K- 8
These four day institutes are designed for the classroom teacher who has the responsibility to “differentiate instruction” for the gifted learner in their classroom. It would also be appropriate for gifted teachers who want to add new tools to their instructional skill set for working with gifted students. In either case the participants will learn about the specific and unique needs of gifted students, strategies for working with these students, teaching methods and specific classroom activities with proven effectiveness.
Gifted Strategies Grades K-6 & Gifted Strategies Grades 6-8 are offered in Tucson.
Gifted Strategies K-6 is offered in Phoenix

More information, class syllabus, class description, presenter information and information on hotels offering special rates may be found at the following website:
www.pdsisummerworkshops.com
www.phoenixdesertsi.com (for AP* Classes only)