The popular TAMIU Summer Children's Workshop for 1st - 6th graders, and the Summer Academy for 7th-11th graders will be held weekdays from June 17 - July 12 at the University's new state-of-the-art campus in north Laredo.
Oscar J. Munoz, Director of the University's Continuing Education Program which sponsors the programs, said the Summer Children's Workshop and the Summer Academy focus on taking advantage of summer down time through exposure to new learning in exciting topic areas.
"Summer is traditionally is a time when classroom lessons are replaced by activities that rarely incorporate learning or exchange of new ideas. TAMIU's two summer programs afford a variety of learning opportunities that are fun and eye-opening, and can help to assure that summer is also a rich, mind-expanding experience for participants," he said.
"We have made a special effort to capitalize on our new campus location and the amenities it affords us, such as our computer labs with Internet access and our spacious grounds and classroom facilities. The new campus has allowed us to explore new areas, for example, the science, which will afford some unique learning opportunities," Munoz continued.
Course offering available for the Summer Children's Workshop, for 1st - 6th graders, include a Macintosh Computer Lab, Arts and Crafts, Exploring the Global Village, Real-life Math, Children's Literature/Creative Writing, Real Life Science, Music In Action, and Cooperative Sports.
Summer Children's Workshop participants enroll for three courses. Courses are offered in a session format with two early sessions from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. and 9:35 - 10:35 a.m. followed by a break for a healthy snack and a late-morning closing session from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon.
Registration fees for the Summer Children's Workshop is $200 per child and $180 for each additional child. Where applicable, science lab and computer lab fees of $10 will be assessed. A late registration fee will also be assessed for those late registering. Since space is limited, late registrations will be accepted on a space available basis.
The Summer Academy, scheduled from 1 - 5 p.m. weekdays June 17 - July 12 is an extension of the Summer Children's Workshop that is intended for teenagers from ages 13 to 18 in grades 7th - 11th.
Courses available for 7th - 8th grade participants include Internet for Fun and Research, Introduction to Sculpture, Introduction to Computers, Life-Science-Forensics Lab, Environmental Analysis Lab, Library Science, Math-Calculator Preparation for SAT, Chess, and Introduction to German.
Course topics for 9th - 11th grade participants include Hypnosis for Personal Growth, Introduction to German, Introduction to Computers, Parapsychology-Exploring the Unknown, Creative Sculpture, Math- Calculator Preparation for SAT, Internet for Fun and Research, Life Sciences-Forensics Lab, and Environmental Analysis Lab.
Cost of the Summer Academy is $250 per students and $225 for each additional participant. If applicable, science and computer lab fees of $10 will be assessed. If students opt for a sculpture class, an additional $25 sculpture lab fee will be applicable. A late registration fee will be assessed for those late registering. Since space is limited, late registrations will be accepted on a space available basis.
For more information in the Summer Children's Workshop or Summer Academy at Texas A&M International University June 17 - July 12, contact the TAMIU Office of Continuing Education at 326-2720 or visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library-Administration Building, Room 205 East. Information may also be requested by fax or email.
TAMIU office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.