Dogwood Elementary gifted students participate in the first ever Envision Expo

Germantown, Tennessee--May 24,2018--Dogwood Elementary was proud to pilot their first ever Envision Expo. This new supplement, a part of the gifted curriculum, challenged students to research and develop presentations that utilized artifacts like posters, letters, and models and provided an opportunity for their findings to be presented.

DES students took on three different projects. Third grade students designed their perfect backyard space. Fourth grade students chose an environmental issue on which they were passionate to educate others, and fifth grade students researched an occupation they may want to pursue in the future.

As they prepared, students practiced how to research topics, present information, and provide positive feedback and constructive criticisms to help each other do their best.

Gifted Academics teacher, Julie Williams said, “The Envision Projects have been a learning experience for us all. It has pushed us to utilize our time, fine tune our research and technology skills, and learn that doing our best takes time, creativity, and hard work. Our students have really enjoyed the challenge of this rigorous project. “

On the day of the Envision Expo, hundreds of parents, teachers, and community members gathered in the DES cafeteria and toured students’ project stations. Students presented their research and answered any patron questions.  

Fifth grader Niyantha Kaushik said, “I thought the Expo was really interesting, and I learned a lot about all different career paths that I could take.” 

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