Northwestern University Midwest Academic Talent Search Parent Info Meeting- NUMATS

Thursday Oct. 3,  7 pm

Programs available for students in grades 3-12.

Location : 10 Mile building 32789 W. 10 Mile Rd.

Northwestern University’s Midwest Academic Talent Search (NUMATS) is a research-validated program that utilizes above-grade-level testing to help you understand the educational needs of your gifted child. We also help you interpret test results, advocate for an appropriate learning environment and access quality resources and programs to ensure your child is receiving the differentiated instruction needed to keep pace with gifted peers.  In addition practice and early exposure to above-grade-level testing builds confidence when testing for high school placement (EXPLORE®) or college admission (ACT® and SAT®).  These tests can also pinpoint areas where your child may wish to concentrate study.

Beyond testing, participants reap many other benefits. 
They gain self-confidence. They’re more willing to take on challenges. And they start to think more about what they can achieve not only in school, but in life.

Join Kathee McDonald who served over 8 years as the director of the Office of Gifted and Talented Education at Michigan State University (MSU) and others in our region to learn how your child can participate in this great program.

Kathee McDonald served over 8 years as the director of the Office of Gifted and Talented Education at Michigan State University (MSU). Her duties include providing academic-year and summer programming for highly academically able students in grades 7 through 12. She also acted as an academic advisor for high school students applying as dual enrollment students at MSU. She continues to serve on the Capital Area Science and Math (CASM) Committee providing scholarships for STEM programs for teachers and students in mid-Michigan four county area schools. Kathee worked in public education for 27 years as an elementary, middle and high school teacher. The only grade she hasn’t taught is fifth grade! Along with teaching, she was a gifted and talented coordinator at Laingsburg Community Schools and technology coordinator at Laingsburg Elementary School. A strong supporter of math and science careers for women, she has coordinated girls’ math-science conferences on a county level and currently serves on the girls’ math-science conference committee for Ingham, Eaton, Shiawassee and Clinton counties in mid-Michigan. She has coached Future Problem Solving and Odyssey of the Mind. A strong supporter of the arts, she was President of MSU’s Friends of Kresge Art Museum and served on a charter committee of educators at the MSU Wharton Center for Performing Arts.

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