Minds in Motion Shepaug Valley School

february, 2018

24feb12:00 pm4:00 pmFeaturedMinds in Motion Shepaug Valley School12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Shepaug Valley School, 159 South Street, Washington, CT

Event Details

Shepaug Valley School will host Minds in Motion™ Shepaug on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 12:00-4:00. Co-presented by Region 12 and Connecticut Association for the Gifted (CAG), this event is a fun-filled learning adventure for students in Pre-K through Grade 8, along with their parents and educators.

Last years’ event drew nearly 200 attendees from all around the region and we expect even more this year. The age range has now been extended to include kids in Pre-K and the number of sessions has grown from 20 to 26. While several of last year’s most popular sessions return, this year’s event will have an increased emphasis on STEM with workshop leaders from Boehringer Ingelheim, Robotics and Beyond, and UCONN Engineering Ambassadors.

At a cost of $15, children can select two different workshops and parents, caregivers and educators are welcome to attend a keynote and breakout sessions at no cost. This year, children attending Minds in Motion™ Shepaug can choose from 26 workshops with topics that include music, cooking, movement, acting, photography, video, animals, robotics, engineering, math, and more.

A keynote and a selection of sessions are offered for adults that provide strategies to enhance learning, promote creativity and resilience, and help raise asset-strong youth. This year’s Minds in Motion™ Shepaug features one of our most valued local resources, Steep Rock Association. Through her talk, Discovering The Outdoors: The Importance Of Nature In The Life Of The Child, Steep Rock’s Executive Director, Lori Paradis Brant will help parents unlock the power of nature as a learning-resource, inspire a lifelong stewardship of our natural resources, and bring families closer together.

Breakout sessions for adult attendees include Banishing the Boredom, presented by education consultant Kate Maupin; College Readiness, presented by Shepaug Valley School’s Director of School Counseling, Todd Dyer; and Think Like da Vinci, in which education consultant Ruth Sullo will unlock the powerful intersection of mathematics and creativity.

For more information on Minds in Motion™ Shepaug, download the event brochure. To attend, please visit CAG’s registration page. Hurry, registration closes February 22nd. Learn more on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/mindsinmotionshepaug or from CAG: http://www.ctgifted.org or call 203-291- 6586. Financial aid is available. For more information, email [email protected].


(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Shepaug Valley School

159 South Street, Washington, CT