Are the gifted students at your middle or high school sensitive to global issues? Are they making connections and eager to express their ideas? Can they say it in 60 seconds or less?
Point them to this contest at World of 7 Billion for an authentic audience:
Back by popular demand, the World of 7 Billion student video contest can help you bring technology and creativity into your middle school high school classes. The contest challenges your students to create a short (60 seconds or less) video illustrating the connection between world population growth and one of three global challenges: either climate change, ocean health, or rapid urbanization. Students can win up to $1,000 and their teachers will receive free curriculum resources. The contest deadline is February 23, 2017.
Many gifted enrichment programs have at the heart of them complex, problem-based activities. These WeDo’s and Mindstorms afford opportunities to develop engineering process skills. Do you have a future engineer in your class? Check it out.
Hosted by LEGO® Education
Join us for an engaging, hands-on workshop focused on bringing STEM and other 21st-century skills to life in elementary and middle school classrooms. Discover how the LEGO Education building experience can help students develop their analytical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving skills, while preparing them for the jobs of tomorrow.
Date: November 8, 2016
Location: Sandia Vista Elementary School, 6800 Franklin Rd. NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87144
Who: Open to elementary and middle school educators (including principals, teachers, administrators, and more).
What: three hands-on workshops that will cover creative ways to engage students in robotics, science, technology, engineering, and math.
Do you have a workshop or professional development opportunity you would like us to post at nmgifted.org? Drop me a line.