The Center for Games & Learningbelieves that collaboration and communication in game design for learning is essential. We've created opportunities for like-minded people to gather and share. Please join us.  All Game Night events are open to the public and located in Mabee Library on the MNU campus. No need to RSVP. Just drop by!

Future City Competition is a national project-based learning experience in which 6th-8th grade students imagine, design, and build cities of the future.  Students work as a team with an educator and engineer mentor to plan cities using  software; research and write solutions to an engineering problem; build tabletop scale models with recycling materials; and present their ideas before judges at Regional Competition in January.  For for more information click on picture to the left.  

NGSS Accelerated Model Course Pathways  Achieve today released the NGSS Accelerated Model Course Pathways, a resource to guide teachers and schools on how to organize the standards' performance expectations into a compressed time frame.  The tool includes three course maps that give examples of how to reorganize material and expectations to ensure that students who enter an accelerated pathway later than their accelerated peers don't have any knowledge gaps.
 

Center for Talent Development is an accredited learning center and research facility that has been serving gifted students, families and educators for years - changing the whole idea of learning. 

STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

This site offers  ideas and links for more activities offered in the State of Kansas for the gifted student.  If you are aware of other activities that might be added to this resource, please contact KGTC by using the contact page.

Center for Talent Development is an accredited learning center and research facility that has been serving gifted students, families and educators for years - changing the whole idea of learning. 

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarships - offers the largest scholarships available to exceptionally high achieving, low-income students. Scholars receive up to $40,000 a year to cover tuition, living expenses, books and other fees. Cooke Scholars come from every state with no restriction on background, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, political affiliation or citizenship status.


The Future City Competition is a national project-based learning experience in which 6th-8th grade students imagine, design, and build cities of the future.  Students work as a team with an educator and engineer mentor to plan cities using SimCity(TM) 4 Deluxe software; research and write solutions to an engineering problem; build tabletop scale models with recycling materials; and present their ideas before judges at Regional Competition in January.  For for more information click on picture to the left.

Epsilon Camp, directed by Dr. George Thomas, founder of MathPath and Canada/USA MathCamp, is an intellectually rigorous student camp combined with a parent workshop designed to help parents build mathematical and social maturity in the exceptionally and profoundly 8-11 year old gifted child.

The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center (KAOS) offers camps for students entering 2nd grade through 12th grade.  For 27 years Cosmosphere programs, Kansas  Adventure in Outer Space, have instilled, and leadership in our graduates.  Former campers have landed positions at NASA, major aircraft companies, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and other science, technology, math, and engineering entities.  The current staff takes such accolades seriously and strives each day to live up to our proud position.  If you would like more information about all the camps available for each grade level, click the KAOS logo. (Checkout the website for scholarship opportunities for Summer 2015)

This site offers  ideas and links for more activities offered in the State of Kansas for the gifted student.  If you are aware of other activities that might be added to this resource, please contact KGTC by using the contact page.

MASTER It Summer Program

​Master It! is a one-week summer residential program at Emporia State University. Twenty young women will participate June 5th-9th, 2017, and are invited to come back to ESU’s Enhancing Your Future conference in March of 2018.