Happy New Year!
We hope everyone’s new year is off to a good start. We thought we would start the year off right by going over some cost effective options for the classroom, especially useful given the state of the economy and budget cuts impacting most classrooms. Therefore, over the next year we will focus on methods such as compacting curriculum, pre-assessment and dual enrollment. For more in depth information on any of these topics, we recommend reading Twelve Cost Effective Educational Options for Serving Gifted Students and A Nation Deceived.
This month, we are going to focus on mentorships, as this type of relationship with a professional can be a cost effective way to enhance student learning. One of the most valuable experiences a gifted student can have is working with a mentor who is caring, supportive, and willing to share his/her time and knowledge; with guidance, mentees can learn new skills and investigate potential career interests. Initiating a mentorship can be overwhelming: where do you start, who do you contact, and most importantly, then what? Below are some resources that we hope will help you answer some of these questions. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
“One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but
with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling.”
Davidson Institute Updates
2010 THINK Summer Institute Applications Available
Next application deadline February 24, 2010
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Davidson Young Scholar Applications Available
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2010 Davidson Fellows Scholarship Applications Available
Applications due March 3, 2010
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Davidson Academy of Nevada 2010-2011 School Year
Extended application deadline: May 21
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