Category: Spotlights

Inquiry and Experiment: Jay Chugh on Advanced Biotechnology

The interview below is a part of a series on New ATDP Courses for 2013. Jay Chugh discusses his upcoming course, Advanced Biotechnology. Read the course description here.   How will Advanced Biotechnology be different from our Introduction to Biotechnology course, which you have taught in the past? Students in Advanced Biotechnology will conduct similar […]

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Bragging Rights: Christina Büchmann, Advanced Reading & Writing

I know that this email conversation belongs in the Bragging Rights column, but I can’t single out who’s bragging: the teacher, the student, or ATDP for having the privilege of working with such teachers and students. This conversation begins on December 5th, when Dr. Christina Büchmann, ATDP’s 2010 and 2011 Advanced Reading and Writing instructor, […]

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Leaving ATDP Smiling

As the Director of the Academic Talent Development Program for the past 24 years, Nina Hersch Gabelko has created meaningful and lasting learning and teaching experiences for over 27,600 students and close to 700 teachers.

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Going the Distance with Style and Grace

Students frequently compare ATDP’s Secondary Division to an academic marathon, so I find it wise to ask marathon runners (who are also ATDP instructors) for advice on going the distance. One of the most dedicated marathoners, along with Kelly Mogilefsky, whom we featured in 2010, is our highly respected teacher of accelerated Geometry, Mr. Nakia […]

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Leo White: Summer’s Sociologists

SD instructor Leo White reflects on his first year at ATDP In a 1676 letter to a colleague, Isaac Newton famously wrote, “If I have seen further it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Indeed, Newton saw farther than most and remains one of the most renowned scientists and mathematicians of all […]

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