Enrichment Opportunities

      Camp Invention

      • Camp Invention® is returning to Prosper Independent School District!  

        In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF), Prosper ISD is pleased to offer the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention® program to children entering first through sixth grade. It’s an exciting, week-long summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Children work together to create solutions to real-world problems and build critical 21st-century skills while rotating through several high-energy, hands-on modules. Local educators facilitate program modules and enthusiastic high-school students serve as Leadership Interns, ensuring that one staff member is in place for every eight children.

        Cockrell Elementary (1075 Escalante Trail, Prosper, TX 75078) will be running two weeks of camp this summer!

        An Extended Day experience is also being offered, making our program schedule more convenient for busy families. With Extended Day, your program will run from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM with an additional cost of $90 per week. To sign up for this program schedule, please select the Extended Day option during the second step of registration.

        Use the code DSB15 to save $15 on each camp through 5/18/2022!

        CAMP DETAILS

        Explore!
        June 13-17, 2022 at Cockrell Elementary
        9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
        For Children entering grades 1-6

        Give your young innovator an unforgettable adventure! All-new, hands-on activities will launch their imagination and get their confidence soaring as they explore STEM fun from the oceans to outer space. Read more about what your camper will do each day at camp:

        PROBLEM SOLVING: Campers create a habitat for their own robotic fish — complete with a symbiotic friend — and prototype the next great aquatic innovation to lure in and hook investors at the fish market. 

        CONFIDENCE: Inspired by real space exploration, children construct a Spacepack, engineer an Astro-Arm device, complete gravity-defying cooking challenges, mine asteroids and observe erupting ice volcanoes.

        CREATIVITY: Making exciting connections between science and art, campers build their own robotic artist to make awesome spin art and discover how inventions have changed the way people create. 

        PERSISTENCE: Children experiment with the fun of physics and engineering when they build and test their own mega marble arcade, then take on collaborative challenges to level up their design thinking.

        To register, click here.


         

        Supercharged!
        July 11-15, 2022 at Cockrell Elementary
        9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
        For Children entering grades 1-6

        Camp Invention is a high-energy, hands-on STEM camp. Your child will love what's in store for this year:

        CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING: Children team up to rebuild ships and design underwater equipment in Deep Sea Mystery™

        STEM APPLICATION: In DIY Orbot™, participants explore circuit boards, motors and gears as they design a remote-control bot to take on obstacles from sports and dance.

        INNOVATION: Children collaborate with inventor superheroes and take on the role of engineers, fabricators and innovators to conquer villains in Innovation Force™.

        CONFIDENCE: Kids become successful entrepreneurs in Farm Tech™, as they code bots to turn a polluted wasteland into a money-making machine and create devices to save animals.

        To register, click here.


         

      Selective Summer Programs

      Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Programs

      • On this page, you will find links to information regarding enrichment opportunities for students in our area. The information on this page should not be considered a district endorsement of any program or service. If you are interested or have questions, please contact the program directly. 

         

        Girls Who Code is “a national non-profit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology.” Their Summer Immersion Programs combine project-based learning with aspects like networking and connecting with females at top tech companies.

        The free, seven-week program is open to current high school sophomores and junior girls. During the summer programs, girls will learn coding and gain exposure to jobs in the tech industry. The programs are in various cities throughout the nation.

        According to the site “The Summer Immersion Program is a FREE 7-week summer program for 10th-11th grade girls to learn computer science, get exposure to tech jobs and join a supportive sisterhood of thousands of girls across the US! It is an introductory computer science course and no previous experience is required. We welcome all eligible applicants who have an interest in technology and a willingness to learn!”

        The site also details that the application consists of one short answer question. Girls Who Code does not ask for your grades or any recommendations. Learn more about the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Programs.

      Renzulli Discovery Summer Programs for Gifted Middle School Students

      • On this page, you will find links to information regarding enrichment opportunities for students in our area. The information on this page should not be considered a district endorsement of any program or service. If you are interested or have questions, please contact the program directly. 

          

        Created by Dr. Joseph Renzulli, a pioneer in the field of gifted and talented education, Renzulli Discovery programs develop students’ gifted potential so that they can become part of the world’s next generation of problem solvers and leaders. Programs are designed with project-based and hands-on learning techniques that are proven to help students learn the creative process associated with problem solving. As such, the program is student led and teacher inspired, providing students a mentor-assisted and productive learning environment. Students will study with the most gifted students from around the world.

        Why Renzulli Discovery Programs?

        • Learn from a gifted and talented expert. Our program’s creator, Dr. Joseph Renzulli, is a leading expert worldwide in the field of gifted and talented education.
        • Identify areas of gifted potential. Prior to the summer, students take an assessment created by Dr. Joseph Renzulli to identify areas of talent, learning styles and interests.
        • Participate in a project-based approach to learning. Students work hands-on to collaboratively solve Real-Life-Problems in areas of interest.

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