The Institute for Talent Development and Gifted Studies offers

the following programs and services:

Camp Innovation Academy Program

  • Our Camp Innovation Academy Programs are full-day programs enabling students to pursue topics of interest at a deeper level. Lunch is included with all Academy Programs.
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Camp Innovation Pathways to College Program

  • Camp Innovation encourages students to pursue their passions outside of the regular school day. Through interactive, minds-on approaches to learning, students explore and investigate diverse transdisciplinary topics of interest with like-minded peers. The Pathways to College Program is offered three (3) times each year: October, March, and June.
  • Our Fall 2019 Camp Innovation Pathways to College Program will take place Saturdays, October 26-November 9, 9:00-11:30 am at Northern Kentucky University.
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Young Women LEAD Conference

  • This year's Young Women LEAD Conference will take place Thursday and Friday, October 31 and November 1, 2019.
  • The conference will feature keynote speaker Adrienne Bulinski. The conference is FREE and lunch will be provided for all attendees. Registration is required and all students must have a signed Waiver Form to attend. 
  • Registration is limited and is first-come, first-served.
  • For more information visit: Young Women LEAD 
  • Young Women LEAD Conference Video
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Dreamfest Conference for Grades 4-8 will take place Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

  • DreamFest is a collaborative event hosted by the Northern Kentucky Association for Gifted Education (NKAGE), the Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services, and NKU's Institute for Talent Development and Gifted Studies. Annually for the past 35 years, this event has brought together students from throughout northern Kentucky to explore intellectually innovative and engaging sessions. 

Graduate Gifted and Talented Endorsement and Micro-Credential Courses (online)

Camp Innovation Students Explore the Road To Becoming a Doctor

Camp Innovation Students Explore the Road To Becoming a Doctor

Camp Innovation Students Learn How to Be a Video Game Designer

Camp Innovation Students Learn How to Be a Video Game Designer

Camp Innovation Students Explore the Field of Veterinary Science

Camp Innovation Students Explore the Field of Veterinary Science

Camp Innovation Champion Chess Masters

Camp Innovation Champion Chess Masters

Camp Innovation Students Learn About Body Systems in the Road to Becoming a Doctor

Camp Innovation Students Learn About Body Systems in the Road to Becoming a Doctor

Camp Innovation ARTprenuers

Camp Innovation ARTprenuers

Camp Innovation Students Explore Their Musical Songwriting Skills

Camp Innovation Students Explore Their Musical Songwriting Skills

Institute for Talent Development and Gifted Studies Mission:

The mission of the Institute is to be internationally recognized as the standard bearer of talent development and gifted education. The Institute shares Northern Kentucky University’s three-part mission of teaching, scholarship, and public engagement by being a comprehensive and valued resource for students, teachers, and parents in the regional community; innovating educational technology best practices that support the precocious abilities of gifted and talented children; conducting rigorously applied research on topics relevant and useful to gifted and talented students, educators, and parents.  The Institute strives to develop collaborative, meaningful partnerships with businesses, community agencies, and educational institutions in support of high potential and gifted youth.

The Institute for Talent Development and Gifted Studies is located in the Mathematics-Education-Psychology Center, Room 282.  For information regarding the Institute, contact Dr. Kimberly Clayton-Code at gifted@nku.edu.