Gifted Workshops

Gifted & Talented workshops are offered throughout the year. Workshops span a variety of topics and provide educational opportunities for Gifted & Talented parents, educators, university students, and the general public. Workshops are free; however, due to limited space advanced registration is required.

Upcoming Workshops

‌‌Telescope Night

Presenter: North Jersey Astronomical Group
When: April 10, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Meet in front of Richardson

Join us for another fantastic Telescope night at Montclair State University. We will be viewing planets, constellations, the moon, star clusters, double stars, nebulae, galaxies and more! This will be our third time joining the North Jersey Astronomical Group and using the open world as our classroom!

Oral History Workshop

Date: April 26, 2014
Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: Richardson Hall 120
Instructor: Rebeccah Newman

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The Gifted & Talented Youth Program is excited to offer another enrichment workshop to the general public. Our gifted program has a strong history of offering courses to provide students with a balanced program in the humanities, mathematics, and the sciences.

The Oral History workshop will focus on developing research skills, communication skills, and teach the beginning steps in how to collect human memories as parts of history. The workshop will offer students an introductory look at how to gather primary source information. Students will be paired with Veterans with a wide variety of backgrounds to begin to practice guided narration. A combination of lecture and experiential learning techniques will allow students to become fully immersed in this research project.

Who Should Attend
Students who wish to be well-rounded global citizens. The workshop will touch on topics utilized in history, language arts, communications, and journalism.

Students in grades 1 through 11 are encouraged to attend. All students who plan on attending must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Unlike a typical classroom setting, this workshop will take place in a lecture hall.

Materials Needed
Pencil/Pen, paper, recording device (Phone, iPad, iPod...) It can be video or audio.

1:00-1:30   Welcome/Overview of Oral History
1:30-1:45   Students/parents begin to outline their guided dialogues / Introduction of Veterans
1:45- 1:55  Pair students/parents with veterans
1:55-2:45   Students will work with veterans to collect their stories
2:45-3:00   Wrap-up/next steps

Celebrating Language Arts and the Humanities

When: May 3, 2014 and May 4, 2014 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Richardson 120

Join us to celebrate students who have been nominated by their instructors to present pieces of their writing, public speaking, and theater skills. Students chosen have made significant progress throughout the G & T Spring 2014 session. The goal of this celebration is to create a supportive environment in which students are able to share their work with our gifted community.