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October 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Do you find it tough to keep up with the insatiable curiosity of your gifted children or students? Staying on top of the exciting and relevant topics in their lives and their very active minds can be a challenge.
Learn from Top Researchers
Join us for a fun, learning-filled morning with Grayson Research Advisory Board member Dr. Brian Housand and Dr. Angela Housand who will share strategies to help you continually feed and stretch your children’s thinking, with tips for building creative solutions and ideas into everyday activities at home and in the classroom. Drs. Brian and Angela Housand are educational consultants and advocates for gifted childrenworking with schools, districts, and educational organizations on the integration oftechnology and creativity into the learning environment. They are both Program Coordinators of the Academically or Intellectually Gifted Program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Take A Tour!
We’ll also offer tours of our new building for our friends to see what Grayson is offering students Pre-K through grade 12. From both wet and dry labs to video and music production and projects studios, our students are quickly taking advantage of new resources since moving here in September.
Cultivate An Entrepreneur Mindset In Your Middle and Upper School Student
Ages 11+ are invited to an Introductory Entrepreneur Workshop led by Rich Sedmak, Founder of Schoolyard Ventures. Rich is an entrepreneur, angel investor, and educator who believes that cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset — a problem-solving framework fueled by creativity and grit — helps all students throughout their academic, career, and life pursuits.
At the age of fifteen, Rich started an electronics liquidation business out of his parents’ home. Over the last fifteen years he has founded, invested in, and advised numerous early stage startups.
Currently, Rich serves as the Founder and CEO of Schoolyard Ventures. Schoolyard Ventures believes that a great education should inspire a love of continuous learning and instill in each student the ability to deal with a world filled with uncertainty. Since 2009 the team at Schoolyard Ventures has helped over 1,200 students launch businesses and non-profits.
In addition, Rich has served as an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) at The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania and currently serves on the boards of several non-profits.