Popular NKU programs for gifted children now accepting spring applications

For immediate release…
Monday – Feb. 3, 2014

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - Are you looking for a program to challenge your child’s thinking and provide a weekend learning adventure? The Northern Kentucky University Institute for Talent Development and Gifted Studies is accepting applications for the spring 2014 Norse Think Tank and ExploreMore! Enrichment programs. Classes begin Saturday, Feb. 22, and continue consecutive Saturdays through March 22.

The ExploreMore! program offers a broad range of courses to elementary students (grades K-5) and Norse Think Tank offers courses for middle grades students (grades 5-8). Students have the opportunity to select an interactive, hands-on course that matches their interests and abilities. This spring’s classes include topics such as Gobs of Goo; Beginning Karate; Video Game Design; Rollercoaster Physics; LEGO Story Starter Adventures; History in the Making; Minecraft Explorations; Exploring Our Natural World; Mindstorms EV3 – Beginning Robotics; and many more.

Class sizes are limited to provide an optimum teaching and learning environment. Classes are taught by qualified teachers, focus on a central theme and are designed to allow students to explore their natural curiosities. While students are taking classes, the Institute also offers a free parent lecture series for interested parents. This spring’s sessions include Technology and Your Gifted Child; Advocating for Your Gifted Child; and University Honors Programs and Your Gifted Child.

Registration is available online at http://gifted.nku.edu or by calling NKU Community Connections at (859) 572-5600.

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