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Online Offerings at Johns Hopkins CTY

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Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth
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The founder of Business-Link Consultancy in Singapore and PT Harvest International Indonesia, Harvey Goldstein has worked in international business for approximately five decades. One way in which Harvey Goldstein has given back to the community has been through scholarships for the Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth (CTY).

In addition to face-to-face courses, the CTY offers online courses for gifted young people. These courses enable pre-college students with talent and interest in a specific field to pursue their strengths further. Instructors can provide assistance to the students by phone, via email, or through virtual classrooms. CTY provides these courses in both individually paced and session-based formats.

In an individually paced course, a student may enroll at any time during the year and progress at a comfortable rate. Those who complete the courses quickly can apply any remaining time toward their next relevant courses. These courses include most STEM courses.

By contrast, session-based courses offer a more structured alternative. Students who learn best with clear goals and deadlines can follow specific schedules. The humanities courses that CTY offers, as well as some engineering, math, and science courses, follow this format.

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The Center for Talented Youth Opens a New Research Lab

A prominent spokesman for international business, Harvey Goldstein is the managing director of Business-Link Consultancy and has been a board member of the Young Presidents’ Organization of Indonesia. Dedicated to enriching the lives of young students and business leaders, Harvey Goldstein is also the Chairman of Southeast Asia’s Advisory Board of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.

Recently, the Center for Talented Youth opened a new research lab on its main Baltimore campus. The lab offers young students a variety of recreational options, including everything from Lego and tangram puzzles to video games with 3D headsets. In addition to offering students plenty of play opportunities, the 1,350-square-foot lab also gives cognitive scientists the ability to study how gifted children learn.

According to Amy Shelton, the director of research and a professor at Johns Hopkins, the lab is designed to help share information regarding the behavior of advanced students. Elaine Tuttle Hansen, the executive director of the Center for Talented Youth, also believes that the lab will play a crucial role in giving scientists insights on which strategies help students, both gifted and not, reach their full academic potential.