ERIC Number: ED207618
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Summer College for Kids 1980. Session I: June 16 through July 3. Session II: July 7 through July 24.
Goode, Carol L.
Lincoln Land Community College's (LLCC's) Summer College for Kids is an enrichment program for gifted children who have completed 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th grade. The Summer College provides fresh subject matter for talented children in order to extend the range of their perception and understanding, as well as their powers of analysis and expression. The teaching skills of a college faculty member and an experienced elementary classroom teacher are combined to provide hands-on, in-depth exploration of specialized fields of knowledge in science, social studies, business, mathematics, humanities, visual/performing arts, and data processing. Gifted children are identified and recommended by their elementary and middle school teachers according to an abbreviated set of criteria established by LLCC. Even though the program has expanded considerably since its initiation in 1979, many student applications are turned down due to lack of space. In 1979 the program offered only three courses; by 1981, eight courses were added as well as a Fine Arts Camp. This manual provides a collection of informational materials including letters to elementary school principals, college faculty, classroom teachers, child applicants, and parents; corresponding applications and flyers; publicity photos, brochures for various programs; course descriptions for seven of the courses; and an article describing the program, selection criteria for students and teachers, and major learning activities in seven courses. (KL) major learning activities in seven courses. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lincoln Land Community Coll., Springfield, IL.