The Gifted Learning Project Past sponsored Projects
The Gifted Learning Project has
sponsored volunteers as well contributed resources and towards the goal
of helping adults and children with learning disabilities be successful
and succeed. GLP means the Gifted Learning Project
(NEW) The Gifted Learning Project (GLP) is pleased
to announce it recently received a grant for its newest children's
program, "Meet Me in the Garden," from the University of Minnesota
Northwest Foundation. With this Grant, we helped over 400 children. GLP's
garden is located on Lee Thomas Farm (www.seethefarm.com)
The GLP's "Meet Me in the Garden" program educates as it provides fresh produce for families, senior citizens, and the community.
on the Farm
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Junior Master Gardening-The
Gifted Learning Project provides a volunteer master gardener to train
10 junior master gardeners in Spanish. The children had hands on
learning through Texas A and M curriculum. The students once certified
junior master gardeners taught another 8 classrooms in Spanish
classrooms. Over 260 children participated on hands on learning. There
was a much greater comprehension of science, and language arts of
student participating in this program.
- Collaborations- University of Minnesota Foundation- grant for
books, teacher guide
- GLP- Master Gardener volunteer, snacks, flowers, plants, seeds,
- Moorhead School district- room and facility
- Moorhead Community Education- sign up and promotion
- Red River Zoolical Society- community service facility-
- Day on the Farm
Friday - A free program for children after school that discovers
science in interactive media. Students participating in this program
and a much higher percent of comprehension, and feedback form teachers
were very positive. Some children were a high-risk group. Minority
participation rate was 95%.
- GLP - volunteer staff, supplies, educational software, plants,
- Mike Benson- volunteer teacher
- NASA- free access to satellite images, training
- UND/UMAC- maps, software, training- 15,000 worth
- Moorhead Police Department- CI in the Junior High- fake crime
- NDSU solar care engineers
- MSUM- physics department
- MSUM- biology department
Service Project - Happy Feet is youth charity that
provides tennis shoes for children in need. Along with the Kiwanis
K-builders after school group GLP volunteers provide volunteers,
resource to provide over 300 children with tennis shoes. The children
in this activity donated over 300 hours toward the project and raised
over 3000.00 of in-kind shoes and funds to provide tennis shoes to
homeless shelter and children in need. Minority and LD rate was 90%. 30
% rate of New American students.
Garden Project- Three years of youth gardens. Youth (60%
with LD) planted heirloom plants, harvested and had training for Junior
Master Gardening Project. Children worked with adults in environmental
study- (will be published in the youth conservation magazine in 2006)
planted over 1000 trees for field study. Every one child gardening feed
10 others. Over 2000 pounds of tomatoes yearly were produced. Donation
was given to families in need-feeding over 250 people.
- Mike Benson- volunteer teacher
- Lee Thomas Organic Farm
- GLP- seeds, volunteer staff, reference books
Angels's Wings a non-profit for children with disabilities that
provides physical therapy working with horses. The GLP works with
this groups and provides staff, support and educational resources for
children that participate horse therapy summer program. The
children with disabilities are provided educational opportunities by
lenaring hands on . The children also have physical therapywith
volunteer physical therapists and special education teachers. Over 80
children participate with weekly visits.
educational software and support to: Horizon school, Moorhead
School district, Lisbon, ND school district, Downs support group, Home
school groups, Glyndon, Minnesota after school programs. University of
Minnesota 4H groups, Halstad, Minnesota School district. Head Start
Speakers Bureau- The GLP has
provided hundreds of events for speakers to inform and provide support
to parents, adults and children with learning differences.
- ND- Early Childhood State Convention
- Minnesota State Learning Disability conference
--- Current Projects
Educate the general
on learning disabilities.
Develop tools for people with learning disabilities.
a software program to use the gifts of the
individual to understand the English language. -- More on this project.
- New - See-Write Glasses /
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Approve and provide resources for parents, schools and
teachers. Help on Dyslexia and LD.
a list of approved resources and groups for
libraries, schools and parents. Current approved resources and
products. List of Help on Dyslexia and LD - Click Here
- 100% completed donating resources to public
libraries. More on this project. click
Having successful individuals speak to groups, school
classes and teachers.
D.A.R.T. (Develop A Reading Talent) Scholarship Program.
Developed New low cost Dyslexia Filter Glasses
can you help?
a software program to use the gifts of the individual to
understand the English language. -- More on this project. click
- Educational scholarships
for people with learning disabilities. -- More
on this project. click
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