ERIC Number: ED231147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Micros, Problem Solving and Gifted Kids: An Exciting Combination. A Report of the 1982 State University of New York at Albany Microcomputer Summer Institute for Talented/Gifted Middle Schools Students in Mathematics and Science.
McDonald, Janet L.
The development of a two week summer institute for seventh and eighth grade students who are gifted in math and science and are interested in computers is summarized, and various project materials are appended. Objectives of the 1982 microcomputer summer institute, which was sponsored by the State University of New York at Albany, included: providing microcomputer experience for students; teacher training; instructional material development; and collection of data for research in the areas of talented/gifted students, problem solving, and microcomputers. Information is presented on the following program components: selection and preparation of teachers, selection and development of instructional materials, selection of students, conducting the two week instructional institute, the collection of student data, a university fall (followup) course for teachers involved in the institute, and dissemination of teacher produced activity guides and software, as well as reports and papers on the institute. The instructional modules that were developed by the teachers are briefly described. Appended materials include: a list of about 46 references, materials for the selection of prospective teachers, a list of course goals and assignments for the teachers, student selection materials, and summer institute materials. Among these materials are the following: a rating scale for evaluating prospective students for the summer institute, a computer entry exam, and guidelines and forms for rating student performance. (SEW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Council for Exceptional Children National Conference on the Use of Microcomputers in Special Education (Hartford, CT, March 10-12, 1983) and prepared for the Proceedings of the National Conference on the Use of Microcomputers in Special Education (Michael Behrmann, Ed. and Liz Lahm, Ed.).