Area Professionals, Hobbyists Sought to Present Student Workshops

Canton to present first Minds in Motions event in April, presenters need to be scheduled soon.

The Canton School system is seeking professionals or serious hobbyists who are interested in presenting informative workshops to students. 

Working with the Connecticut Association for the Gifted, school officials are planning Minds in Motion” for April 26 at Canton Middle School.

While the event may be some time away, the district needs to have its list of presenters very soon.

That afternoon will consist of  several workshops. 

While children in pre-K though 8th grade will participate, the workshops will consist of smaller group in two-year age spans.

Connecticut Association for the Gifted has run several workshop and topics range “from robotics to rocketry, from mathematics to music, from architecture to origami."

“Any topic that interests and motivates students is a good one,” said Elizabeth Legere, Scientific Research Based Interventions coordinator for the Canton School district.

Presenters do not need to be from Canton. 

John Pellino, co president for the Connecticut Association for the Gifted, said Minds in Motion events in other towns have been highly successful and give students the chance to experience subjects, activities and programs they wouldn’t otherwise.

“That’s a great way for these kids to expand their horizons,” he said.

Anyone interested in presenting a workshop or learning more can contact Legere at elegere@cantonschools.org or (860) 693-7707.

Rose Nick January 28, 2014 at 09:50 AM
This should be open to all the students as motivation and inspiration.
Wyatt January 28, 2014 at 12:01 PM
I agree with Rose - it is absurd how this event is exclusive to "gifted" students, particularly since it is such a highly subjective designation. The event should be open to whatever students want to participate. How can Canton Schools justify such an exclusive event?
Amanda Roepcke Mainville January 28, 2014 at 03:31 PM
The Minds In Motion is not an exclusive event, anyone with children aged K thru 8th grade can register their child for the events of the day.
Rose Nick January 29, 2014 at 09:28 AM
Good to know.


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