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Beyond IQ: Paradoxes and Oxymorons

Wakefield, MA - May 3-5, 2002

Children's Program

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The Children's Programming at Beyond IQ - Boston features some great workshops for older and younger HG/PG kids. These sessions are designed for two general age groups: 6 – 9 years and 9 – 12 years of age. (For those 13 and over, see the Young Adult Workshops) Children over 4-1/2 and under 6 years of age will be allowed to attend the 6 - 9 yr old sessions provided they are accompanied by a parent and/or other responsible adult.

There will also be a games room with plenty of games to challenge everyone, plus an open gym at a nearby health club during the sessions! Bring your swim suitthe pool is open to all attendees until 11pm on Saturday and 8pm on Sunday.

Please see the Guidelines for Beyond IQ Children's Sessions before you register a child for the conference.

Note: Parents of children who are too young to participate in the programming should also read the Guidelines for Parents of Young Children.

 

Saturday, May 4

(Please Note: All Children’s Sessions begin 5 min. before and end 5 min. after the Adult Sessions)
8:55-10:20   During Breakout Sessions I
For All  Ballroom 2 Games Room
For All    Gym
Ages 6 - 9  Stoneham A Glimpse of Japanese - Kira Jones, with Teresa Schultz-Jones
Ages 9 - 12  Saugus Shape-Note Singing (Early American Hymns) - Michal Truelson
and Jody
10:25-11:50   During Keynote
For All  Ballroom 2 Games Room
For All    Gym
Ages 6 - 9  Stoneham (more music?) - Michal Truelson and Jody
Ages 9 - 12  Saugus Stories with Holes - Nathan Levy
11:50-12:55   Lunch with Families
12:55-2:20   During Breakout Sessions II
For All  Ballroom 2 Games Room
For All    Gym
Ages 9 - 12 Saugus Extreme Art – Liz Cellucci
For All  Stoneham Beginning Chess – Josh Shaine
2:25-3:50   During Breakout Sessions III
For All  Ballroom 2 Games Room
For All    Gym
Ages 6 - 9 Saugus Zany Art – Liz Cellucci
For All  Stoneham Intermediate Chess – Josh Shaine
3:55-5:20   During Breakout Sessions IV
For All  Ballroom 2 Games Room
For All    Swimming pool open!
Ages 9 - 12 Saugus Children's Keynote Speaker Tamora Pierce: A reading and discussion
 

Sunday, May 5

(Please Note: All Children’s Sessions begin 5 min. before and end 5 min. after the Adult Sessions)
8:55-10:20   During Breakout Sessions V
For All  Ballroom 2 Games Room
For All    Gym
Ages 6 - 9   Storygami - Michael LaFosse, Origamido Studio
Ages 9 - 12  Saugus Introduction to Fractals – Owen Ozier
10:25-11:50   During Breakout Sessions VI
For All  Ballroom 2 Games Room
For All    Gym
Ages 6 - 9 Stoneham Logic Puzzles – Owen Ozier
Ages 9 - 12  Saugus Origami and Critical Thinking - Michael LaFosse, Origamido Studio
11:50-12:55   Lunch with Families
12:55-2:20   During Breakout Sessions VII
For All  Ballroom 2 Games Room
For All    Gym
Ages 6 - 9  Stoneham This Is For The Birds! – Frannie Greenberg
Ages 9 - 12  Saugus MindGames Mind Challenge! – Bob Seltzer
2:25-3:50   During Breakout Sessions VIII
For All  Ballroom 2 Games Room
For All    Gym
Ages 6 - 9  Stoneham MindGames Puzzle Workshop – Bob Seltzer
Ages 9 - 12  Saugus Sounds Like an Enlightening Workshop – Frannie Greenberg
3:55-5:20   During Keynote
Ages 9 and up Ballroom 1 Tamora Pierce keynote
For All  Ballroom 2 Games Room
For All    Swimming pool open!

 

Program Descriptions (where available)

A Glimpse of Japanese (Kira Jones, with Teresa Schultz-Jones)
Learn Japanese the fun way! In this class, you'll play games and learn some Japanese words. Learn how to write your name in Japanese and listen and see pictures from a kamishibai folktale.

Kira Jones is a twelve-year old homeschooler who sometimes attends college and sometimes learns at home. She loves the Japanese language and enjoys drawing, reading, writing and creating web sites. She is less fond of things like math and science.

Stories With Holes (Nathan Levy)

Applying his experience from over 30 years as a teacher, principal, author and education consultant, Dr. Levy has traveled extensively across the United States as well as South America, Europe and Asia to bring his message related to thinking and creativity. His workshops cover many topics for a wide array of participants. He offers ideas on how to bring creativity and spontaneity to adults and children while stimulating integrated thinking. Dr. Levy's many publications assist people in their quest for new and creative ways to develop critical thinking skills.

Beginning Chess (Josh Shaine) 
This workshop is designed for the child with very little experience playing the game. We will introduce the pieces and how they move along with some basic strategies.

Intermediate Chess (Josh Shaine)
Okay - I know how to move the pieces, but how do I make a plan? How do I combine my pieces? How do I checkmate my opponent?! Learn how to develop a strategy for beating your opponent.

Josh Shaine is Josh Shaine. Hey, someone had to be. He's also an accomplished teacher and chess player, and has been known to organize a conference or three.

Zany Art (Liz Cellucci)
Where are the wild things? In the art room! Make mixed media monsters and magical creations...

Extreme Art (Liz Cellucci)
Dare to go where no one else can. Explore the outermost regions of your creativity. Make 2 and 3-D creations in the Art Room using experimental mixed media techniques.

Liz Celluci is a gifted and highly talented artist and an art teacher at Boston University Academy

Introduction to Fractals (Owen Ozier)
With a bit of drawing and a bit of math, you will learn the basics of "fractals," a type of mathematics that can produce beautiful pictures. Some algebra experience would be helpful, but not required.

Logic Puzzles (Owen Ozier)
Come play and learn with logic games! From tic-tac-toe to the land of liars and truth-tellers, we'll play the games and learn the tricks behind them.

Owen Ozier works at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. He has taught at MIT and Northeastern, and maintains involvement with the MIT Educational Studies Program (ESP)

Mind Games Puzzle Workshop (Bob Seltzer)
In this action-packed workshop, children interact with a variety of puzzles and logic problems. These Mind Games are designed to challenge children to think in new ways.

MindGames Mind Challenge! (Bob Seltzer)
Working as individuals and in teams, children wrestle with a wide variety of mind challenges. Students are challenged with puzzles in geometry, topology, game theory, physics, and other fun fields.

Bob Seltzer is a chess master and five-time National Chess Champion for his age group. His accomplishments in competing and teaching have been featured on CNN and Live with Regis and Kathy Lee. He is the Director of MindLabs, a summer enrichment program that offers a variety of engaging courses for bright children. For more information, please visit www.mindlabsonline.com

This Is For The Birds! (Frannie Greenberg)
Explore the world of birds as we build a nesting box for chickadees, nuthatches, and downy woodpeckers. Hammers and nails won't be required because we'll use a specially designed material that folds together easily and lasts for years. Learn how to attract birds to your home and investigate feathers, beaks, eggs, and much more!

Sounds Like an Enlightening Workshop (Frannie Greenberg)
Join this hands on workshop where we'll explore advanced principles of sound and light. Investigate diffraction grating, karuga tubes, and much more!

Frannie Greenberg is the Executive Director for Kids College. (See www.kidscollege.org) She was a contributing writer for the New Hampshire Gifted and Talented Curriculum Frameworks, and is a Board Member of NHAGE.

 

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