UPCOMING OPPORTUNTIES This edition highlights two programs put on by the Robinson Center for Young Scholars at the University of Washington. One is an exciting new conference for parents, educators, and other advocates, and it's FREE. The other is the latest session of Saturday Enrichment programs for kids. Also keep an eye on the Robinson Center's summer programs (for kids finishing grade 5 and higher), which start registration in February and always fill fast!
UW Robinson Center Saturday Programs The Saturday Program is an enrichment program offered by the Robinson Center for Young Scholars for students currently in grades K-8. These classes are intended to provide intellectually ambitious students with challenge, inspiration, and fun, in a collaborative, supportive learning environment. Our classes are not intended to move students ahead in the standard curriculum but rather to explore topics not usually covered in the K-8 classroom. Classes meet for one or two hours per week, for eight sessions each quarter; we do not run Saturday Program in the summer. Classes are held on the UW Campus, in Gould Hall. The Robinson Center Saturday Enrichment Program is very excited to be offering a new class for 6-8 grade students this quarter titled "Exploring your Inner Playwright." In this class students will explore what happens when inspiration and imagination are combined with the very specific demands of play structure. Financial aid is available to any family who receives free or reduced lunch. For more information see our website: https://robinsoncenter.uw.edu/programs/enrichment/saturday/curriculum/ Saturday Enrichment Classes start January 21st. UW Equity Summit on Gifted Education (FREE) UW Seattle Campus - Haggett Hall, Cascade Ballroom February 9 - 10, 2017 Calling all community advocates and educators! There is a fundamental disconnect between the policies designed to serve all gifted students in our state, and those historically disenfranchised within the system by race, ethnicity, culture or language. Guest speakers from the University of Washington College of Education and across the country are invited to engage in discussions facilitated by our faculty related to access and equity to highly capable programs and services in the state of Washington. The Robinson Center's goal is to bring communities of people together from across the country, as well as across the state to discuss these important challenges facing our system in public education. Equity Summit Registration We will updating our registration page with new information as they come. Currently, you can preview our scheduled sessions for both Feb. 9th and 10th. Also on the registration page, we are excited to inform you of two things we now offer: 1. Clock Hours: The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has graciously offered to provide free clock hours to educators attending. If you are interested, please provide us with your information by February 3rd. 2. Lunchboxes Available: For your convenience, boxed lunches are available for purchase and be delivered directly to the conference from Bay Laurel, our University caterer. This is preferred if you plan on attending a working lunch session. Other food options can be found at the nearby Husky Den at the HUB or The 8 at McMahan Hall. Lunchbox orders are due by January 23rd, and menus and ordering can be done here.