Enrichment

Here is Canada
Would you like to win a trip to Ottawa for you and three members of your family? Or you could win a $150.00 prize, or one of four grand prizes worth $5000.00??!! This is a national artistic contest and you may submit entries that are: scenic (musical number, dance, stage act), literary (essay, speech, dissertation, poem), visual (drawing, painting, collage, sculpture), multimedia (video capsule, animation, slideshow, interactive game). Check out the website for all of the details!
Calgary and area Science Fair
The mission of the Calgary Youth Science Fair Society is "to promote an appreciation for scientific principles and method in the youth of Calgary by means of an annual science competition". Every year approximately 800 students from schools in and around Calgary gather to take part in Canada's largest science fair. The fair is open to students in grades 5 through 12. Students normally register through the science fair coordinator at their school. If a school does not sign up for the fair, then parents have the option of registering their child directly, as an independent.
Mathematica Centrum
A few years ago, UNESCO declared that learning mathematics through problem resolution activities was the most efficient way for a person to develop lasting mathematical skills and one of the best ways to prepare students to meet the challenges of the future. With this in mind, we design contests that will challenge and promote the problem solving skills of all your students.
Alberta High School Mathematics Competition
A two part competition taking place in November and February of each school year, with book prizes for the first part, and cash prizes and scholarships for the second part.
Gene Researcher For a Week
Do you want to be a Gene Researcher for a Week? The Canadian Gene Cure Foundation is looking for young scientists who are eager to absorb knowledge and contribute to the scientific community. We're looking for well-rounded achievers, who are academic, passionate about science, and actively altruistic in their communities. This program is intended for high-achieving Canadian Secondary School students enrolled in grades 11 and 12.
Design Exchange Competition
Design Exchange is proud to announce the 17th Annual Sears Canadian High School Design Competition. The aim of the competition is to promote the study and awareness of various design disciplines in schools across Canada. The competition is open to all high school students, at the junior (grades 10 and below) and senior (grades 11 and above) levels. Prizes will be awarded at the two levels, in each of the four categories – Industrial Design, Fashion Design, Architecture / Interior Design, and Graphic Design. 1st place - $500.00, 2nd place - $300.00, 3rd place $200.00.
3 Day Novel Contest
Can you produce a masterwork of fiction in three short days? The 3-Day Novel Contest is your chance to find out. For more than 30 years, hundreds of writers step up to the challenge each Labour Day weekend, fuelled by nothing but adrenaline and the desire for spontaneous literary nirvana. It’s a thrill, a grind, a 72-hour kick in the pants and an awesome creative experience. How many crazed plotlines, coffee-stained pages, pangs of doubt and moments of genius will next year’s contest bring forth? And what will you think up under pressure?
Indspire
Indigenous Youth Career Conference. Please note, as of March 6, the Indspire website has not been updated to include the registration information for conference 2012, which will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 in Calgary at the Stampede - BMO Centre. Please see the attachments below this link, on my plone site, for registration forms. Thank you!
File Indspire
Conference registration forms and information.
Here is Canada
The Contest invites you to get outside and create original works of art, writing, photography, videography and music inspired by nature. This year’s theme is “Get to Know Your Wild Neighbours”. The goal is to be as creative as possible - so have fun and let the natural world inspire you! There are top prizes of $100.00 and much, much more!
Youth Write A Week-long Overnight Camp or Daycamp Experience
Are you fiery for words? Have a passion for the pen? Got an inkling to write? Then come to YouthWrite a camp for kids who love to write...just about everything! (...with fabulous not-to-mention world-famous instructors!) Location: Bennett Centre, Edmonton, Alberta. Please check the website for details!
Awesome Airdrie
Think of something awesome that you want to do whatever awesome means to you! Be sure it can be accomplished or at least started with $1000. It should be something that benefits our city, your community, helps start a business or is simply an awesome idea.
Cyber Crime Contest
Sponsored by Youthlink Calgary.
Learning Disabilities Video Contest
Watch this space to see about the video contest in 2012!
Acceleration: Strategies and Benefits
The purpose of this article is to describe ways of challenging gifted students through accelerative practice. Despite the overwhelming amount of favorable evidence, (Daurio, 1979; Gold, 1965; Kulik & Kulik, 1983); programming experiences for the gifted encourage enrichment over acceleration. Gold (1965) wrote, "No paradox is more striking than the inconsistency between research findings on acceleration and the failure of our society to reduce the time spent by superior students in formal education" (p.238).
MENSA Canada
Mensa, also known as the International High-IQ Society is an organization for people who score in the top 2% in intelligence tests. Mensa was founded in England in 1946 by Roland Berrill, a barrister, and by Dr Lance Ware, a scientist and lawyer. They had the idea of forming a society for bright people, the only qualification for membership being a high IQ. The original aims were to create a society that is non-political and free from all racial or religious distinctions. The word "Mensa" is simply Latin for "table", the idea being we are a round-table society where all members regardless of age, sex, race, beliefs or income are considered equals.
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