Registration open for Minds in Motion workshop in Milford
The Connecticut Association for the Gifted’s Minds In Motion workshop series will be held at Milford’s Jonathan Law High School, 20 Lansdale Ave., on Saturday, March 5.
Emmeline Harrigan is serving as chair of the event, which is presented by the Connecticut Association for the Gifted, The Milford Education Foundation, and the administrators, parents and educators of the Milford school district. Minds in Motion is also sponsored by GoQuest, The Hubbell Foundation, and the Milford Bank.
Minds In Motion Milford features dozens of different workshops for children including ‘Pre-Engineering with LEGO’ by Ian Hogan, Play-Well TEKnologies, ‘Yoga Fun for Kids!’ by Kelly Waters, Jiiva Yoga Healing & Wellness Center, ‘Animal Tracking and Signs’ by Frank Gallo of the Audubon Coastal Center at Milford Point, ‘Junior Vet’ by Dr. Erin Fleming of Banfield Pet Hospital, ‘What’s My Story? Practicing Presentation Skills’ by Edward Faruolo and Roseanne Azarian of VitaLincs, and ‘Fun with Weather, Water & Wind’ by Dr. Jessica Lodwick of the Talcott Mountain Science Center.
Also, children in kindergarten and first grade will be treated to a magic show by Magician Bill Hoagland.
Workshops for adults include a keynote by Bill Derry, director of innovation, Westport Public Library on ‘The Power of Play, Tinkering, and Making’.
Each Minds in Motion offers fast-paced workshops for children in kindergarten – 8th grade. The event is designed to enrich and encourage curious (not necessarily gifted) students. In addition, the adult keynote and workshops will provide parents with special-interest workshops, free of charge. Minds in Motion also affords the opportunity to network with fellow parents and learn about resources, after-school programs, camps, books and other educational tools for children.
The brochure with all the workshop choices and online registration can be found on the group's website at www.ctgifted.org. The cost for CAG members is $25 per child, and for non-members $35 per child for the whole afternoon. Financial aid is available upon request. The registration deadline for the children’s workshops is Feb. 26. Space is limited, classes are assigned on a first-come, first served basis and they fill up fast.
The Connecticut Association for the Gifted, founded in 1969, is the parent, teacher and school resource and legislative advocate for Connecticut’s gifted and talented students. The group advocates statewide for legislation to provide high ability students with a challenging curriculum.