Duke TIP recently teamed up with the NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) to develop educational materials that gifted students can access right from home.
We call them Advanced Learning Labs. They’re free, digital worksheets that contain activities tailor-made for gifted kids. Now we’re sharing them with all of our Duke TIP families so that as many students as possible can access them.
Here’s how it works.
Every Advanced Learning Lab worksheet includes activities centered around these topics:
- Logic Puzzles
- Field Studies
- Research Explorations
- Mindfulness (Social and Emotional Care)
- Social Studies
Each week, for a total of seven weeks starting May 1, NCDPI is releasing a new Learning Lab designed to serve a specific grade-level cluster. They’ll be broken down like this:
Experienced curriculum designers are working to ensure that the Learning Labs are rigorous but also fun and that they encourage students to exercise creativity and critical thinking.
While creating these resources, it was crucial to us to avoid creating barriers for students without internet access. To that end, we’ve built into each Learning Lab at least two topics with activities that can be done without technology.
At Duke TIP, we’ve always been committed to fostering unique and advanced learning opportunities for our students. This collaboration with the NCDPI is just another way for us to extend our commitment to that mission.
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If your family takes advantage of these resources, we’d love to hear about your experience. Feel free to tell us how it went in the comments!
Will the labs continue throughout the 20-21 school year? This would be an excellent resource for remote learning for my GT students.
Swathi Pasagada says
How can I register for my child. I don’t see any subscribe option. Thank you
I don’t see where to subscribe either.
This is great stuff, not just a challenge for the kids, but for me as parent to delve into with them.
We were doing the logic puzzle for lab2 for grades 8-9. It was very challenging, stimulating, and unique. We found a solution that differs from the one in the key. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fWvQSlIaDkDIx6dGW4DYXkwh8NFzCfjkN8uN7I5kBfs/edit?usp=sharing
We believe they key’s answers don’t accommodate the clue particularly about number of properties being equal (even after we tried different definitions of property)
(Also, the picture provided was a British version of the Monopoly board, which did not correlate with the clues)
Daniela Correa says
My daughter is going to 8th grade and would like to do the workshops available for 8th graders. What options do you have available at this point?
Duke TIP says
Hi Jeff! On the home page, scroll down to the bottom, and you’ll see a “subscribe” button on the right.
Jeff Golden says
How can I subscribe to this blog please? I don’t see a link to do so.