through nine from Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, New Jersey and
several other states, are learning how to build rockets on the campus of
William Woods University.
Exploration, Inc.’s summer program, is
celebrating its 25th
year. Three sessions will be offered,
with the first being held this week.
accelerated learning experiences specifically for academically talented students,
combining rigorous academic experiences with fun and exciting social
using a higher level of integrative, analytical and critical thinking,” said
the director, Sue Craghead of Fulton. “Class curriculum encourages
awareness of and respect for divergence in thought among academic peers.
The CK experience also allows students to explore different
academic content and methodologies in various
for Kids also
addresses the physical needs of all
students today. Every day
CK takes time for physical exercise, in various
classes and during recreation time.
necessary to fully realize one’s potential,” Craghead said.
gifted students to learn and socialize with their
labeled as the
“smart kid” in a regular
classroom, students are surrounded by peers who share their interests and
abilities. It is the friendships, just as much
learning, that makes
to return to College
for Kids year after
intensive, cognitive-oriented studies such as biology, chemistry, classical
studies, psychology, rockets and historical mysteries.
designed with gifted students in mind,
inviting them to direct their
considerable talent and energy toward
interdisciplinary projects and practical problem solving,”
service-learning, present facts in a mock trial
setting and learn advanced math and science by having the opportunity to
dissect and mix chemicals. We nurture students as critical
thinkers and creative problem solvers.”
Language, Adobe Photoshop and
CKNews give students the opportunity to learn new skills. Introductory
exploration courses, such as fine arts, acting,
volunteering and fitness help meet the needs of gifted students through self-expression
and communication dynamics.
surprise even themselves by how much they can learn, achieve and grow in just one short week,”
leadership activities. Children
participate in such things as talent shows,
film-making nights, inspirational speakers and interactive creative problem solving,
while also having fun.
Exploration, Inc. was started
in 1989 by
teachers of the gifted who formed a
program for children who wanted to
continue learning during the summer.
fourth grade, June 23-28
for students in fifth and
sixth grade and July 7-13 for students
through ninth grade.
contact Craghead at (573) 642-2935 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
his rocket for launching.
tie-dye shirts they made for College for Kids.