The last week of Winter Super Saturdays brought a flurry activity for classes on campus at WKU and at the Kentucky Science Center in Louisville.
In the Egyptology class, students mummified teddy bears.
Over 60 gifted students, their parents and teachers filled Bowling Green City Hall Feb. 12 to celebrate Gifted Education Month.
Bowling Green Mayor Bruce Wilkerson and Warren County Judge Executive Mike Buchanon signed a joint proclamation recognizing February as Gifted Education Month and noted the importance of challenging students to reach for greater heights. The proclamation called for an increase in public awareness regarding the unique educational, social and emotional needs of gifted and talented students. It also pointed to addressing the needs of all students as vital to the economic future of the region.
The ceremony was organized by The Center for Gifted Studies, which has been serving gifted children, their educators and parents for over 30 years. Julia Roberts, The Center’s executive director, was thrilled with the show of support for gifted education.
“Having City Hall filled with children from the Bowling Green Independent and the Warren County schools made the proclamation signing by Mayor Wilkerson and Judge Executive Buchanon quite special,” she said. “Staff at The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU are pleased to celebrate Gifted Education Month in Kentucky throughout February.”
Winter Super Saturdays got off to a great start with a beautiful day on the Hill for the first week of classes. Our photographers visited several science and math classes to see what minds-on learning teachers had planned for students in the first week. Check back here each Monday to see pictures from more classes.
After learning about coral reefs, students in the Under the Sea Discovery class made models of coral reefs and played a game to see which would get enough food to survive and which wouldn’t survive human impact on their environment.
Gifted Education Month kicked off with a ceremony at the Kentucky State Capitol February 4. Several state representatives, senators and distinguished students spoke to a crowd of nearly 300 students, educators and advocates gathered in the Capitol rotunda. The ceremony concluded with a proclamation read on behalf of Governor Steve Beshear by his Executive Assistant, Colmon Elridge, who also spoke about his own experiences as a gifted student. After the ceremony, many students met with legislators and were recognized at the start of the day’s session in the House of Representatives and Senate chambers. The day was organized by the Kentucky Association for Gifted Education (KAGE). In the past, Kentucky held an annual gifted education week. This year is the first that the entire month of February has been designated to celebrate and advocate for gifted education.