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This camp is designed to nurture creative and critical thinking in a fun, supportive environment. Children who are 5 (by August 31st) through 14 years old may choose from a variety of projects that range from creating a Rube Goldberg Machines, filming a news broadcast, creating an invention, solving a world problem, myth-busting, crime scene investigation, archaeology, and more. Children will be working in small groups with an approximate ratio 1:5, providing a personalized creative experience for each child. Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in a “maker space” to complete creative challenges. On Friday, parents are invited to a showcase of the creative projects developed during the week. Registration is limited to the first 40 children. Scholarships are available. Please contact Lisa Bloom at email@example.com for information regarding scholarships.
Dr. Lisa Bloom is the Jay M. Robison Distinguished Professor at Western Carolina University where
she has been a member of the faculty since 1989. Her current research interests include
using technology to personalize learning environments and to promote creative and
critical thinking, problem-based learning, culturally responsive teaching, and the
social and emotional well-being of children. She is the author of Classroom Management:
Creating Positive Outcomes for All Students published by Pearson, as well as numerous
journal articles related to her research interests. She teaches both online and face
to face courses in instructional technology, classroom management, and creative and
Dr. Kristy Doss was one of the first students to receive her MAEd in WCU's special education, gifted
concentration program. Since graduating in 2008, she completed her doctorate in gifted
education at UGA and is now a visiting assistant professor in the School of Teaching
and Learning. Over the past ten years, she has worked as an adjunct professor, teaching
over thirty classes in gifted education, special education, research methods, and
behavior disorders. In addition, she worked as an AIG specialist at Rugby Middle School
for twenty years where she offered over 75 workshops on writing instruction, information
literacy, differentiation, and reading strategies. She has presented her research
on spiritual giftedness, problem-based learning, transforming teacher pedagogy, growth
mindset, mindfulness, and curriculum units for gifted students at 23 conferences including
the World Gifted Conference, the National Association for Gifted Children Conference,
North Carolina Association for Gifted and Talented Conference, and SOTL Commons Conference.
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