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Minds In Motion Milford 2014

(We’re catching up with some posts after a busy few months!)

In mid-March the Milford Education Foundation held the very popular, half-day student enrichment program, Minds in Motion Milford, which features hands-on, interactive, high-interest workshops. Both parents and students who attended the event at Jonathan Law High School said they couldn’t wait to come back next year! (Minds in Motion is a signature enrichment program of the CT Association for the Gifted.)

Minds In Motion Milford

About 150 kids enrolled in a choice of 32 classes including Shadow Puppet Circus, American Sign Language, Yoga, Song Writing Workshop, Modern Dance, Junior Vet, Acting From the Inside Out, Lego Mindstorms Robotics, Engineering a Kaleidoscope, and many more.

While the kids enjoyed their classes, their parents were invited to the keynote address Raising Children to be Lifelong Learners by Judy Primovera. There were also a selection of parent workshops. Some of the topics covered were gifted children, common core, effective parenting, and healthy eating.

At the Vendor Hall exhibitors presented classes, books, and other educational resources for purchase.

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Milford Education FoundationMilford Education Foundation is a non-profit-pending organization based in Milford, CT that is comprised of volunteers who are dedicated to promoting excellence, innovation and creativity in education for our children and community. We believe a community with a strong education system enhances quality of life by attracting businesses, retaining property values, and fostering community pride.

Please join MEF and make a difference for our kids in the Milford community. For more information, visit our web site or contact us by email.

Connecticut Association of the GiftedThe Connecticut Association for the Gifted is a non-profit organization founded in 1969 that supports the needs of gifted and talented children across Connecticut. In addition to sponsoring the “Minds in Motion” events, CAG provides parents, teachers, and other educators with information and resources to help in parenting and educating gifted children.

Please join CAG and make a difference in a student’s life. For more information, and to become a member online, visit www.ctgifted.org, or contact us at info@ctgifted.org, or 203-291-6586.

SPONSORED BY

Summer Institute for the GiftedSummer Institute for the Gifted offers 3-week academic summer camps for gifted and talented students ages 4-18. The program combines academics with social, cultural and recreational opportunities for a truly engaging summer. Choose from 22 campuses including Yale, Princeton and the University of Chicago. Residential, Commuter and Day programs available, plus a Residential SAT Prep program for students ages 15-18. For more info, visit www.GiftedStudy.org

Jack Kent Cooke FoundationThe Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s mission is to advance the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. The Foundation believes that all exceptionally talented students who have financial need will excel academically when given the resources to develop their talents. We support these students from elementary school to graduate school through scholarships, grants, and direct services.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program currently serves high-achieving, low to moderate-income 7th grade students, and cultivates their talents and abilities throughout high school by providing the personalized advising and generous financial support needed to secure challenging academic opportunities.

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Milford Public Schools

Minds in Motion in Milford on March 15th – register now!

Milford Education Foundation
is pleased to bring Minds in Motion to Milford

Saturday, March 15, 2014, from 1-4 pm, at Jonathan Law High School

Minds in Motion is a signature enrichment program of the CT Association for the Gifted and provides thought-provoking and engaging workshops, ranging from music, math, writing, cooking, and much more!

  • Fast-paced, hands-on workshops for students
  • in grades Kindergarten – 8th Grade
  • Free parent & teacher program – parents are encouraged to stay
  • Free literature, resources, networking opportunities
  • Exhibitors, camps, books, educational toy sales and more

On-line registration at www.ctgifted.org begins on February 1st.

Space is limited, so early registration is strongly recommended.

PRESENTED BY

Milford Education FoundationMilford Education Foundation is a non-profit-pending organization based in Milford, CT that is comprised of volunteers who are dedicated to promoting excellence, innovation and creativity in education for our children and community. We believe a community with a strong education system enhances quality of life by attracting businesses, retaining property values, and fostering community pride.

Please join MEF and make a difference for our kids in the Milford community. For more information,  visit our web site or contact us by email.

Connecticut Association of the GiftedThe Connecticut Association for the Gifted is a non-profit organization founded in 1969 that supports the needs of gifted and talented children across Connecticut.  In addition to sponsoring the “Minds in Motion” events, CAG provides parents, teachers, and other educators with information and resources to help in parenting and educating gifted children.

Please join CAG and make a difference in a student’s life. For more information, and to become a member online, visit www.ctgifted.org, or contact us at info@ctgifted.org, or 203-291-6586.

SPONSORED BY

Summer Institute for the GiftedSummer Institute for the Gifted offers 3-week academic summer camps for gifted and talented students ages 4-18. The program combines academics with social, cultural and recreational opportunities for a truly engaging summer. Choose from 22 campuses including Yale, Princeton and the University of Chicago. Residential, Commuter and Day programs available, plus a Residential SAT Prep program for students ages 15-18. For more info, visit www.GiftedStudy.org

Jack Kent Cooke FoundationThe Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s mission is to advance the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. The Foundation believes that all exceptionally talented students who have financial need will excel academically when given the resources to develop their talents. We support these students from elementary school to graduate school through scholarships, grants, and direct services.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program currently serves high-achieving, low to moderate-income 7th grade students, and cultivates their talents and abilities throughout high school by providing the personalized advising and generous financial support needed to secure challenging academic opportunities.

HOSTED BY

Milford Public Schools

Next Minds in Motion committee meeting date set

MIM_FBeventHeadThe next Minds in Motion committee meeting will be Wednesday, October 16th at 7:00 PM at the Parsons Complex, Room C (second floor).

The Milford Minds in Motion event will be held in March. We have a lot to do before then and are still looking for some volunteers to help plan and facilitate this wonderful educational day!

Minds In Motion is offered by The Connecticut Association for the Gifted and is a hands-on, interactive learning program for kids of all abilities from K-8. This half-day event offers kids a series of workshops in areas of interest to them. Parents and educators benefit too, by attending their own free thought-provoking keynote address and special interest workshops.

New volunteers: Please RSVP to info@milfordedfoundation.org with “Minds In Motion Volunteer” in the subject line for further information and to be added to our email list.

If you are on Facebook you can “join” the event here.

Volunteers needed for Minds In Motion event!

MIM_arrayThe Milford Education Foundation is seeking volunteers to help with all facets of planning a Minds In Motion event in Milford this spring. It feels like a long way away but we have A LOT to do!

Minds In Motion is offered by The Connecticut Association for the Gifted and is a hands-on, interactive learning program for kids of all abilities from K-8. This half-day event offers kids a series of workshops in areas of interest to them. Parents and educators benefit too, by attending their own free thought-provoking keynote address and special interest workshops.

We are looking for help in the following areas: workshop coordinators, vendor and exhibitor coordinators, registration, publicity, facility management, a/v and special equipment, hospitality and more.

Our first committee meeting will be held on September 11th from 6:30-8:30 at The Parson Complex, Room A. Please RSVP to info@milfordedfoundation.org with “Minds In Motion Volunteer” in the subject line for further information and to be added to our email list.