Advanced Academic Services is part of the Austin Independent School District. This blog provides information, activities, and events regarding advanced academics and high ability children and teens. Smart without compromise. Potential without limits.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Reminder: GT Elementary Student Games Day & Parent Networking Event 10/19/2013

GT Elementary Student Games Day
& Parent Networking Event

Saturday, October 19, 2013
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Baker Center Cafeteria
3908 Avenue B
Austin, TX 78751

Kids, bring your favorite board game or card game
and join other GT students in having some fun!

Parents, spend time networking with other GT parents.  If you can, bring your laptop or tablet so you can explore Austin ISD GT resources.

Free.  No registration required.
                                                 Call 512-414-0155 for information.

Monday, October 14, 2013

GT Student and Family Explore Austin Day - 11/09/2013

GT Student and Family Explore Austin Day
Saturday, November 9, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
 This event is designed for students and family to have fun as they explore some of the historic, cultural and iconic places in Austin.
  1. The event will require that you have a phone or tablet that has a camera and internet access to participate in the DIGITAL SCAVENGER HUNT!
  2.  There is no cost to participate!
  3.  Parents: please email your name, and names of all of children participating as your registration no later than November 1, 2013 to  AISDGTFUN@GMAIL.COM
 Contact for more information.

Día divertido familiar Explore Austin para Estudiantes Dotados y Talentosos
Sábado, 9 de noviembre de 2013
10:00 a.m. a 2:00 p.m.
  Este evento se diseñó para que los estudiantes y sus familiares se diviertan explorando algunos de los lugares más representativos de la historia y la cultura de Austin.
  1. Tienen que llevar un teléfono o tableta que tenga cámara y acceso a internet para que puedan participar en la BÚSQUEDA DIGITAL.
  2. La participación ¡es gratis!        
  3.  Padres: envíen por correo electrónico su nombre y el de todos los niños que van a participar para que queden inscritos, a más tardar el  1° de noviembre de 2013 a AISDGTFUN@GMAIL.COM
 Comuníquese con para obtener más información.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Davidson Institute Resources

The Davidson Institute for Talent Development  strives to recognize, nurture and support profoundly intelligent young people and to provide opportunities for them to develop their talents to make a positive difference. Below are a few resources that may be of interest:

2014 Davidson Fellows Scholarship Applications

The Davidson Institute offers $10,000, $25,000 and $50,000 scholarships to students whose projects have the potential to benefit society, and are equivalent to college graduate level with a depth of knowledge in a particular area of study.
Category requirements for the 2014 Davidson Fellows scholarships are now available.

Davidson Young Scholars

The Davidson Young Scholars program provides FREE services designed to nurture and support profoundly gifted young people and their families, including talent development and educational advocacy, an online community, annual get-togethers, and the Ambassador Program. Applications are due the first of each month. For more information, visit the How to Apply and Qualification Criteria pages.

Gifted Issues Discussion Forum

The Gifted Issues Discussion Forum is a meeting place for all things gifted. Register and become a part of one of the most active gifted education forums on the web! With more than 7,000 registered members, it's a great place to share and interact with others about a variety of gifted topics.