Pencils and Brainwaves: An Analysis on Handwriting and Memory

Handwriting Infographic

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NuMinds Enrichment

Are you looking for ways to maximize your potential? Would you like to take interesting courses in your free time? Contact NuMinds Enrichment teachers, many of whom either currently teach or previously taught GT in the FISD for more information, or visit their site for current course listings.

Journey Camp Junior Leadership Program

Former GT students, this is for you, especially!

This newly-launched program at Journey Camp is for outstanding student leaders in grades 9 – 12.

It is a competitive application process, so the sooner they apply the better.

Some primary benefits for those selected for the program are listed below:

  • Free of charge (meals and lodging included; must provide own transportation to and from Sky Ranch)
  • 50 hours of certified community service that can be applied towards graduation or other service hour requirements
  • Opportunities to serve in a leadership capacity by working to facilitate elaborate, DI-style activities and programming with students of various ages
  • Includes fun programming activities specifically for our Junior Leaders like night time zip lines, scavenger hunts, and themed parties
  • Includes two workshops on leadership training and development with the Dale Carnegie Leadership Training Program.

Here is a link to a webpage with comprehensive information and the online application:

Feel free to forward this anyone and everyone who you think might benefit from this. The people at Journey Camp say that Frisco students are always amazing additions to camp, so the more the merrier. 🙂

TAGT Parent Conference: Plano

TAGT Parent Conferences are day-long or half-day conferences for parents of gifted children that focus on the critical issues and necessary skills for parenting gifted children. TAGT holds parent conferences in conjunction with other TAGT or affiliated events; these events typically attract two to three hundred parents. Presentations focus on parenting strategies, meeting the social and emotional needs of gifted youth, educational enrichment and services and other relevant topics.

For more information on Parent Conferences call 512.499.8248.

Plano – Saturday, January 18, 2014: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Lisa Van Gemert, American Mensa
“The Five-Headed Dragon: Threats to Giftedness”

Engineering Saturday at UTA

Engineering Saturdays will have fun, hands-on activities within each module of the schedule. Multiple modules are scheduled during each session and each module lasts for the full duration of the sessions.

Each module will be targeted to certain age levels. The age levels break down as follows:

Activity age levels :

  • 9th – 12th high school grades : age-appropriate engineering presentations and hands-on activities
  • 5th – 8th middle school grades : age-appropriate engineering presentations and hands-on activities
  • 1st – 4th elementary grades : age-appropriate engineering presentations and hands-on activities
  • Accompanying adults : attend activities with students or attend college knowledge session on applications, financial aid, and other topics or relax in Nedderman Hall atrium while students attend sessions.

The goal of outreach to parents and families is to promote the importance of engineering in our society and of STEM education for their children. Engineering Saturday will also give our partners the opportunity to advertise to the parents and families about opportunities or products that would be of interest to them. We also hope that some parents/ family members will be alumni of UTA and that this event will draw them back to campus to see what changes and improvements have been made and to reconnect them with the university. Finally, for family members who are STEM professionals, Engineering Saturday allows them to meet and network with faculty and other professionals in their field.

SAGE Annual Meet & Greet

The SAGE Annual Meet & Greet with our district special education and GT administrators will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the FISD Administration Building 5515 Ohio Dr. Frisco, TX 75035 from 6-7 PM.  This year our Meet & Greet will be a combined event so that you can meet administration from both special education and gifted and talented areas at once.  We hope to see you there!

SAGE GT Game Nights

SAGE GT game nights for the year are planned out and ready to go!  If you thought game nights were just for students, just wait to see what we have for our parents!

Here’s just a preview of our parent programs:

  • Productive Partnership with Your Child’s Teacher
  • Top Tech for Brilliant Minds
  • Failure: Life’s Greatest Teacher
  • Bibliotherapy: 10 Books that Represent Giftedness & Fruitful Discussion with Your Child
  • Yup, That’s MY Kid! The 10,000-Foot View of the Wide Spectrum Learner
  • Vocabu Blasters: 5 Ways to Build Your Child’s Vocabulary Organically
  • If His Head Weren’t Attached: Ways to Support the Disorganized, Yet Intelligent Child.

Our first game night is planned for October 16 from 6-8 PM.  Location TBA!  SAGE will send out an update as soon as the location is finalized.

Journey Camp

Are you interested in an enrichment experience for gifted learners? Broaden the horizons of your creativity with this year’s theme that will take you higher! DI-fy Gravity will have campers exploring flight in all forms from airplanes, rockets, space and sky, hot air balloons, parachutes, launches, and more! With your creativity, it’s UP UP AND AWAY! See links and files below for more information. If you have further comments or questions, please contact Journey Camp.