Above-grade-level assessment through Northwestern University’s Midwest Academic Talent Search (NUMATS) helps educators identify academically advanced students, chart their growth with nationally-normed tests and connect them to appropriate educational opportunities. Resources and recommendations from NUMATS can be used to inform course and program placement and guide differentiated curriculum planning.
The Accelerated Weekend Experience (AWE) brings enrichment courses to your school district, allowing students to focus intensively on a subject of interest and learn many new concepts in just two days. Experts in the field lead students in hands-on explorations of STEM topics including architecture, aviation, computer programming, engineering, mathematics and robotics.
Gifted LearningLinks (GLL), CTD’s online program, helps schools provide more advanced content and is a flexible, cost-effective solution for academically talented students who need an additional challenge. Experienced instructors with subject matter expertise teach GLL courses and communicate with students via e-mail, discussion boards, synchronous web conferencing software and telephone.
CTD’s Civic Education Project partners with schools to engage students in unique service-learning experiences that promote leadership and civic engagement among young people. Students delve into contemporary social issues facing communities, meet with community leaders and participate in meaningful, hands-on service and field experiences.