Duke TIP Program Information - Oklahoma Association of the Gifted

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The Duke University Talent Identification Program
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4th-6th & 7th Grade
Talent Searches
Welcome!
¡Bienvenidos!
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What is Duke TIP?
 Non-profit identification and support
services for the academically gifted
 Educational opportunities and resources
 Since 1980, more than 2.5 million
participants
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Duke TIP
Together we serve.
Working with students,
educators, and their families
we are here for you!
Academically
Talented
Student
Parents
&
Families
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Educators
Talent Search Model
Special
Support
Talent Search
4th–6th
Grade
Motivation and
Encouragement
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Above-level
Assessment
7th
Grade
Network of Programs
and Resources
Talent Search -- where the TIP experience begins.
Identification, academic challenge, and peer interaction
through resources and programming
Participation
Enrollment
Identification
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Eligibility
 Current 4th, 5th, or 6th graders
 95th percentile or higher in at least one
subtest area on a qualifying test
 Check the website for acceptable tests
and scores: www.tip.duke.edu/456qtest
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Participation is Rewarding!
 Special motivation to focus on academic
achievement and self-challenge
 Interact with academic peers
 Access an array of opportunities and resources
 Assess intellectual abilities through above-level
testing and assessment
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Benefits: Helpful Resources
 Fun and educational publications created
specifically for students
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Benefits: Helpful Resources
 Staying on Course: Articles
written by gifted education
professionals, suggestions for
home activities, and review of
educational research
 Educational guidance from TIP
staff at any time
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Benefits: Book Club
 Virtual classroom discussions
via a secure blog atmosphere
and interactive, online lessons
– all driven by the selected
book
 Three to four books
covered per year
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Benefits: Writing Contest
 Entries judged by members of the Duke faculty
and TIP staff
 Monetary prizes to the winners (each grade) and
their enrolling schools
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1st Prize: $250
2nd Prize: $100
3rd Prize: $25
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Benefits: Online Lessons
 Self-paced, independent study covering concepts
and skills in creative writing, math, and science
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Story Writing: Spin Me a Yarn
Number Secrets and Secret
Codes
Energy: Powerful
Connections in Chemistry,
Biology, and Physics
Reinventions in Architecture
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Benefits: Helpful Resources
 Digest of Gifted Research
Online newsletter providing
conceptual, theoretical, and
practical information
 Educational Opportunity Guide
Online directory showcasing
schools, summer programs, and
academic competitions in the
U.S. and abroad
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Benefits: EXPLORE
 Optional above-level testing experience
 Eighth-grade level test as an academic,
diagnostic tool
 November, January, or February test dates
 99th percentile composite scorers are
honored at a state recognition ceremony
 Fee: $35
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Enrollment is Easy!
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Begins October 1
Online at www.tip.duke.edu/enroll
By mail
Fee: $37
Benefits continue through sixth grade year
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Financial Aid
 Qualify for free or reduced lunch and there
is no fee to participate
 More than $3 million awarded across all
programs in 2013
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7th Grade Talent Search
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Eligibility
 Current 7th graders
 95th percentile or higher in at least
one subtest area on a qualifying test
 Check the website for acceptable tests
and scores: www.tip.duke.edu/7enroll
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Benefits: Above-Level Testing
 Invaluable insight into academic abilities
 Preview the actual college admissions exam
 Exciting challenge!
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Benefits: Results Summary
 A more comprehensive
understanding of scores
and performance relative
to other 7th graders
 Provides useful suggestions
for educational planning
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Benefits: Helpful Resources
 The Talent Search
Experience and eInsights
 Academic development
and college planning
through tenth grade
 Educational guidance
from TIP staff at any time
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Benefits: Helpful Resources
 Digest of Gifted Research
Online newsletter providing
conceptual, theoretical, and
practical information
 Educational Opportunity Guide
Online directory showcasing
schools, summer programs, and
academic competitions in the
U.S. and abroad
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Benefits: Recognition and Access
 Ceremonies and celebration
for outstanding scores;
certificates of merit for all
who took the challenge
 Exceptional scores earn
students invitations to Duke
TIP’s renowned educational
programs
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Benefits: My College Guide
 Features select U.S. colleges
and universities
 Information about applying and
getting in to college
 Highlights different majors and
careers to consider
 Accessible to students in tenth
and eleventh grades
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Benefits: Princeton Review through Duke TIP
 LiveOnline ACT or SAT test
prep courses
 Prepare for the test with
other TIPsters
 Discounted price available
exclusively to talent search
participants
 Accessible in grades ten
through twelve
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Enrollment is Easy!
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Online application www.tip.duke.edu/enroll
Or by mail
Test in December, January, or February
Fee is $74 (includes all benefits and test)
Test
2013-2014
Test Dates
Paper Application
Postmark Deadlines
Online Enrollment
Deadlines
SAT
12/7/13
10/1/13 10/9/13
10/21/13
ACT
12/14/13
10/1/13 10/9/13
10/21/13
SAT
1/25/14
11/4/13
12/5/13
ACT
2/8/14
www.tip.duke.edu/7enroll
11/4/13
12/5/13
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Financial Aid
 Qualify for free or reduced lunch and fee
is only $25
 More than $3 million awarded across all
programs in 2013
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Educational Programs
Outstanding learning opportunities for grades 4 and up
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Academic Adventures
 Challenging, hands-on learning
experiences for TS participants
 One-day study exploring topics
not typically covered in schools
 Locations include:
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Georgia
Kansas
Kentucky
Missouri
North Carolina
South Carolina
Texas
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CRISIS
 A week-long, residential,
summer program for fifth and
sixth graders
 Emphasizes problem-based
learning and leadership skills
 Students work together to
solve a community crisis
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Scholar Weekends
 Weekend-long enrichment courses during the
academic year for grades 8 -11
 Course examples: pharmacology, sports medicine,
cinematography, robotics, Shakespeare,
biotechnology, entrepreneurship
 Sites
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Duke University – Durham, NC
University of Georgia – Atlanta, GA
University of Houston – Houston, TX
University of Kansas – Lawrence, KS
University of South Carolina – Columbia, SC
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Distance Learning: eSeminars
 Open to all participants
in grades 8 -12
 Seminar model with focus
on discussion, collaboration,
and exploration of ideas
 Includes live video conferencing with TIP instructor
 Seminars include Philosophy of Privacy, Cryptology,
and Psychology’s Take on Reality TV
 Five-week program offered in fall and spring
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Distance Learning: eStudies
 Open to qualifying students in grades 8 - 11
 Challenging academic coursework delivered in
a teacher-moderated, internet-based classroom
 Highly interactive: students connect with peers
and instructor through live chats, discussion
boards, blogs, and email
 Courses include: Academic Writing, Genetics,
Neuroscience, and Nanotechnology
 Seven-week program offered in the summer
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Summer Studies Programs
 Three-week summer residential programs for
qualifying students in grades 7-10
 Campuses include
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Duke University
Davidson College
Appalachian State University
University of Kansas
Duke Marine Lab
Texas A&M
Trinity University
University of Georgia
Austin College
Wake Forest University
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Summer Studies Program (continued)
 Fast-paced, rigorous, and above-grade-level innovative
curricula
 Expert instructors with zeal for their subject area
 Experiential learning methodology
 Environment that promotes academic and social growth
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Field Studies
 Two-week program for grades 9 - 12
 Domestic and international programs
 Academic experience in unique settings, such as:
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Creative Writing – Ghost Ranch, New Mexico
Law, Leadership, or Genetics – Duke University or New College of Florida
Tropical Medicine – Costa Rica
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Rosetta Stone® through Duke TIP
 Discounted, one-year subscription to this
renowned online language-learning program
 Uses speech recognition technology and reallife simulated conversations
 25 available languages including Spanish,
Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, German, and more!
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Independent Learning
 Self-paced, engaging
studies anytime, anywhere
for grades 4 - 12
 No qualifying criteria
 Various formats: CD-ROM,
workbook, and/or online
 Students work with a local
mentor
 Participants and schools
receive a discount!
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Partnerships
 Scholarships and direct service programs for rising
high school and college students
 Academically talented youth from economically
disadvantaged and diverse backgrounds
 Financial resources, educational planning, and/or
exposure to competitive professional environments
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Traci Guidry
Texas Office
[email protected]
(512) 473-8400
www.tip.duke.edu
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