Education Digest

EDUCATION DIGEST

April 07, 2004

Careers camp for 7th-, 8th-graders slated June 21-25

The Technology Magnet Program is offering a weeklong Technology Magnet/Careers Summer Camp for seventh- and eighth-graders from 8 a.m. to noon June 21--25 at the Applications and Research Laboratory, 10920 Route 108, Ellicott City.

Participants will have an opportunity to explore the four magnet cluster areas offered through the Technology Magnet Program: biotechnology; communications; energy, power and transportation; and human services/health-related services. Construction and manufacturing, as well as hotel, restaurant and tourism, also will be explored.

The children will receive a Technology Magnet Camp T-shirt and a certificate. Enrollment is limited to 130 pupils.

Applications will be distributed at middle schools after spring break, and also are available from middle school counselors and team leaders.

The cost is $75, and parents must provide their own transportation. The registration deadline is May 29.

Information: Nancy Ralls, 410-313-6629.

Group supports parents of children with AD/HD

CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) of Greater Baltimore sponsors a support group for parents of children diagnosed with AD/HD.

Meetings are held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Loyola College Graduate Center, 8890 McGaw Road, Columbia.

Information: www.chadd-mc.org.

HCC's Project Access offers talk on disabilities

Project Access of Howard Community College will sponsor its second conference on students with disabilities, "Transitioning the High School Student with Disabilities to the Postsecondary Level," from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 16.

The cost is $125. A sign language interpreter, enlarged print or Braille materials and other accommodations are available upon request.

Information: 410-772-4625.

Howard schools seek input on special ed plan

The Howard County public school system seeks comment and suggestions from the community for its Special Education Staffing Plan 2004-2005.

To obtain a copy of the 2003-2004 plan, call Cynthia Barnard, 410-313-6659, or visit www.hcpss.org/special/staffingPlan.html.

Comments and suggestions can be sent or e-mailed to Cynthia_Barnard@hcpss.org.

Library to present guide to online resources

The Howard County Public Library will present "Access 24/7: A Guide to Online Library Resources," an overview of homework-related resources available remotely and in the library.

A demonstration will be offered from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the east Columbia library (410-313-7700); 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 21 at the Glenwood library (410-313-5577); and 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 22 at the Miller branch library (410-313-1950).

Registration has begun for gifted-talented courses

Howard County schools' Office of Advanced Programs and Fine Arts is accepting registration this month for its Gifted and Talented Institutes for Talent Development.

Brochures describing the program are available at schools, through the GT resource teachers or on the school system's Web site: www.hcpss.org. Click on "GT Summer Institutes," under the heading "Frequently Visited."

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