Midwest Torrance Center for Creativity / The Center for Gifted

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Fall 2015


Wondrous Workshops!

STEM: Bizarro Motorized Machines
(Grades 3-8)

STEM: Engineering Escapades
(Grades 3-8)

Create Lego Movies!
(Grades 1-3)

Harry Potter Festival
(Grades 3-8)

Electronics and Robotics Lab
(Grades 5-8)

Floam, Flubber, and Gas!
(Grades 3-6)

Science Spectacular!
(Grades 1-6)


PROJECT Workshops

STEM: Build a Mini Van de Graff Generator
(Grades 6-12)

(Grades 6-12)

Coding, Electronics, and Microcontrollers
(Grades 6-12)

Adventures in Cosplay
(Grades 6-12)

Historic Games Day
(Grades 6-12)


Fall Wonders

Creative Expressions:
Writing and Art

(Grades 3-8)

Eclectic Science Lab &
Lego Mindstorms Robotics

(Grades 3-6)

Science Explorations & Geometry and Art
(Grades 1-5)

Early Childhood STEM
(PreK - Grade 3)

All Fall 2015 Programs:

There are never any application deadlines or late registration fees for our programs or workshops. Enrollment remains open until each program begins.

Teacher recommendations are
not required for our Fall 2015 single-day programs and workshops.


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Fall 2015!

Single and multiple-day WEEKEND programs and workshops for students in grades PreK through 12!

Barrington | Buffalo Grove | Chicago | Elmhurst | Evanston | Glenview | Naperville | Skokie

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Project 2015

Grades 6-12

Outstanding teachers offer fresh perspectives on science, math, computers, robotics, humanities, the arts, and more!

Sandburg Middle School

June 29 - July 17

FREE bus service from select locations!


Summer Wonders

Grades PreK-8

Buffalo Grove:
Meridian Middle School

Session I: June 11-19
Session II: June 22-26
Session III: June 29-July 10
Session IV: July 13-17

Extended Care Available!
7-9 am and 3-6 pm daily

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Worlds of Wisdom and Wonder

Grades PreK-8

A variety of one and two week programs.

Weekdays in Barrington, Burr Ridge, Chicago, Elmhurst, Glenview, Naperville, Skokie, and Wheaton.

Full day option available at all locations!

View all Worlds of Wisdom and Wonder courses

2015 Torrance Creativity Awards Competition

Celebrating the great legacy of educator and creativity pioneer Dr. E. Paul Torrance.

Focus on Early Childhood

Focus on Early Childhood
Grades PreK - 2

The courses presented here have been specially selected for young children.

Early Childhood Courses


STEM Courses

Grades 3 - 12

The courses presented here have been designed to promote literacy in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math.


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Links to services and resources of interest to advanced learners, their parents, and teachers.


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