Happy 2016! Thanks to you, we currently have over 22,000 students cultivating their academic prowess in the 2016 Talent Search and 9,700 learning about their strengths through EXPLORE testing. Read on for upcoming benefits and additional information.
Enrollment Options: This Year's Deadline is March 31.
The final registration deadline for the 2016 4th–6th Grade Talent Search is March 31. We offer financial aid for enrollment so that no gifted child in your classroom is left out—and our services cost your school nothing. Be sure any eligible students who haven’t signed up register before the deadline! Click here to request materials online.
Writing Contest: Spaceships in the backyard…beds that make themselves...imagine your hometown one hundred years in the future.
Duke TIP's annual writing contest opens on February 1 and is open to all students enrolled in the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search. Please encourage any interested students to submit their best writing. Cash prizes are awarded to students and matching prizes to the associated schools! The contest ends March 31. Guidelines and submission information are now available.
Use Our Book Club Selection In Your Classroom!
Have you checked out our latest Book Club selection? All Four Stars by Tara Dairman is the tale of Gladys Gatsby, a sixth grade foodie who has to keep her passion for cooking hidden from her family, who live on a steady diet of greasy carryout food and unidentified microwaved globs. You won’t believe what Gladys accomplishes once she learns to trust her sense of humor and creativity to lead her out of the kitchen, into the neighbors’ yard, and all the way to a food lover’s opportunity-of-a-lifetime in New York City!
This TIP Book Club selection will run through the end of February and includes in-depth discussions, activities exploring the chemistry and physics of cooking, and simple try-at-home recipes. Contact the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search staff at firstname.lastname@example.org for an activity guide. The next selection will be announced in February.
Check Out the Latest Navigator: The Supercomputer in Your Head!
Read our newest edition of Navigator, the official online magazine of the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search students, which focuses on the brain. See what your students may be investigating outside the classroom.
Are Giftedness and Intelligence One in the Same?
Do you believe your students’ academic abilities are fixed and cannot be changed? Or do you believe that with effort and appropriate support they can improve? Head to the Digest of Gifted Research to see what the research says, then use that information as you work with your academically talented students.
Academic Adventures for Students
Are your students looking for additional enrichment opportunities? Duke TIP offers current fifth and sixth grade participants in the Duke TIP 4th–6th Grade Talent Search day-long Academic Adventures where creativity and critical thinking meet.
CRISIS Summer Program Application Opens February 8
Duke TIP’s summer program for fifth and sixth graders, CRISIS, uses problem-based learning to build leadership and teamwork skills by asking students to assume the role of a professional on a research team to solve a community crisis. Participants explore a field such as engineering, law, or journalism while participating in leadership and development activities designed to help them discover more about who they are and what they want to be.