The Country School is pleased to welcome Minds in Motion back to campus for a full day of fun, fast-paced, hands-on workshops for students in PreK-Grade 6. Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 14, when this signature event of the Connecticut Association for the Gifted returns to The Country School for the fourth time. In addition to children's programing, there will also be free parent and teacher programs designed to help parents explore ways to challenge and inspire their children. There will also be free literature, resources, and networking opportunities available, as well as a range of exhibitors, camps, books, and educational toy sales for parents to explore.
Student workshops this year will range from Sizzling Sensory Science, Life by the Wigwam 300 Years Ago!, Introduction to Robotics, Fencing, Poetry and Math, Owl Pellet Detectives, Paint Like the Masters, Intro to STEAM, 3D Printing and Design, Roller Coaster Physics, Chess, Think Like DaVinci, and more.
This year's keynote for parents will feature a panel discussion on the role of technology in the lives of children. How much is too much? How can you best ensure your child's safety online? Panelists will include Claudia Califano, M.D., child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist and Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale Child Study Center; Peggy Chappell, LCSW and Consultant with over 30 years of experience working with children, parents, and teachers; Jerry Zigmont, Owner, MacWorks, LLC, technology consultant with over 30 years experience in technology industry; and Bill Leidt, Technology Director and Technology Teacher at The Country School. Beth Coyne, Dean of Student Life at The Country School, will serve as moderator. Panelists will also offer parent workshops on this topic.
To learn more about the workshops for children and opportunities for adults, click here. Please note: space is limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so register early to reserve your spot. Registration closes October 7.
For photos from the October 2015 Minds in Motion on campus, scroll down.