Extraordinary ideas abound at Camp Discover

Put on your thinking cap and join the Extraordinaires Inventions class at Camp Discover. At the beginning of Day One, students received their Extraordinaire character, a unique character who has extraordinary needs, and randomly picked a project. Maddy B.’s character was a giant for whom she needed to design a gift. Oren T.  ended up with […]

Building a base for thinking

We all know how fun LEGO bricks can be; Renee Hale, teacher of Camp Discover’s Learning with LEGO class, takes things up a notch and uses the colorful shapes to foster critical thinking and collaborative work as well. The first task at hand on Monday was called “Collaboration Squares.” Students were charged with replicating a […]

A happy return to the Hill

The Center for Gifted Studies welcomed the return of some special campers on Sunday. These rising eighth graders are part of the first cohort of Camp Discover participants. Students are identified for Camp Discover at the end of their sixth-grade year. They come to WKU for one week the summer between sixth and seventh grade […]

Getting their point across

Students in Ashley Latham’s class at Camp Discover were busy gathering research for their next debate. I looked over at Solon S.’s page, and in less than an hour, he had managed to bring up two pages worth of bullet points that will help justify his team’s stance on animal testing. “We are pro-animal testing […]

Breaking the math mold

Math can be a divisive subject (pun intended): People seem to love it or hate it. Teacher Natalie McCutchen has hit on a unifying solution: breakout games. In her Camp Discover class, Breakout Games + Math = Fun, students weave math into a game platform to create an experience that tops traditional classroom learning.   After […]