Our Fall Camp Innovation Classes will take place

Saturdays, September 15-29.

Registration is open.  

The Institute for Talent Development and Gifted Studies offers the following programs and services:

  • Camp Innovation
    • Our Fall 2018 Camp Innovation Pathways to College Program will take place Saturdays, September 15-29, 9:00-11:30 am at Northern Kentucky University
    • Camp Innovation encourages students to pursue their passions outside of the regular school day. Through interactive, minds-on approaches to learning, students explore and investigate diverse transdisciplinary topics of interest with like-minded peers. 
    • We offer the Camp Innovation Pathways to College Program three times each year: September, March, and June.
  • Power Saturday Program
    • We are excited to collaborate with Envision Children for the Power Saturday STEM Program, Saturday, November 17 at Northern Kentucky University.
    • To review the program information click here.
    • For registration click here.
  • Dreamfest Conference for Grades 4-8 will take place Thursday, March 14, 2019.
    • DreamFest is a collaborative event hosted by the Northern Kentucky Association for Gifted Education (NKAGE), the Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services, and NKU's Institute for Talent Development and Gifted Studies. Annually for the past 33 years, this event has brought together students from throughout northern Kentucky to explore intellectually innovative and engaging sessions. 
  • High School STEM Day High School STEM Day will be Friday, October 26, 2018. We expect 300 high school students to converge on NKU's campus to take part in hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) demonstrations, team-building challenges, and unique opportunities learning directly from industry professionals, college professors, and local STEM leaders.
Camp Innovation Students Explore the Road To Becoming a Doctor

Camp Innovation Students Explore the Road To Becoming a Doctor

Camp Innovation Students Learn How to Be a Video Game Designer

Camp Innovation Students Learn How to Be a Video Game Designer

Camp Innovation Students Explore the Field of Veterinary Science

Camp Innovation Students Explore the Field of Veterinary Science

Camp Innovation Champion Chess Masters

Camp Innovation Champion Chess Masters

Camp Innovation Students Learn About Body Systems in the Road to Becoming a Doctor

Camp Innovation Students Learn About Body Systems in the Road to Becoming a Doctor

Camp Innovation ARTprenuers

Camp Innovation ARTprenuers

Camp Innovation Students Explore Their Musical Songwriting Skills

Camp Innovation Students Explore Their Musical Songwriting Skills

Institute for Talent Development and Gifted Studies Mission:

The mission of the Institute is to be internationally recognized as the standard bearer of talent development and gifted education. The Institute shares Northern Kentucky University’s three-part mission of teaching, scholarship, and public engagement by being a comprehensive and valued resource for students, teachers, and parents in the regional community; innovating educational technology best practices that support the precocious abilities of gifted and talented children; conducting rigorously applied research on topics relevant and useful to gifted and talented students, educators, and parents.  The Institute strives to develop collaborative, meaningful partnerships with businesses, community agencies, and educational institutions in support of high potential and gifted youth.

The Institute for Talent Development and Gifted Studies is located in the Mathematics-Education-Psychology Center, Room 282.  For information regarding the Institute, contact Dr. Kimberly Clayton-Code at gifted@nku.edu.