William Carey University hosts creativity camp - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

William Carey University hosts creativity camp

Dozens of elementary students from across the Coast came together for Carey's Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Creativity Camp. (Photo source: WLOX) Dozens of elementary students from across the Coast came together for Carey's Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Creativity Camp. (Photo source: WLOX)
The camp focused on science, technology, engineering, art and math. (Photo source: WLOX) The camp focused on science, technology, engineering, art and math. (Photo source: WLOX)
HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

Several classrooms at William Carey University's Tradition campus were filled with students on Saturday. For the most part, the students weren't there to get a college degree. Dozens of elementary students from across the Coast came together for Carey's Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Creativity Camp.

"It's for the kids who like to be creative," said 9-year-old Jordan Wallace.

The students at the camp were from gifted programs across the southern part of the state. The camp focused on science, technology, engineering, art and math.

"It's going to be very, very exciting for me, because I've never done this before," said 7-year-old Stephen Miles.

According to Dr. Christina Liverett, the camp also had another purpose.

"The students who are obtaining their masters here at William Carey University have a hands-on practicum experience," said Liverett.

The staff was made up of teachers working towards masters degrees and endorsements, like Amanda Miller, teacher at Crossroads Elementary.

"Students learn differently, and students have different strengths and talents. We always need to play on those strengths and talents," said Miller.

In addition to providing many ways for the students to learn, Miller says this camp also incorporates aspects of common core.

"It gives them choice. It gives them creativity. They get to choose what they want to do and choose items they want to use as well," said Miller.

Miller's portion of the camp let the children work with elements of engineering, such as design, construction and experimentation. Mason Willis, 9, seemed to feel right at home throughout the process.

"Even though it takes a long time and it's really hard, whenever you finish it, it's really fun to do," said Mason.

The camp didn't just include engineering. There was also a forensic science unit that let students explore the world of crime scene investigations, and an art and design lab run by teacher Stacey Ferguson.

Ferguson said the key to teaching gifted is being able to reach as many children in as many different ways as possible.

"So that as they grow and change and learn, they can continue to grow and solve problems," said Ferguson.

That's exactly why some of these students were at the camp.

"It helps you learn things that you've never known, and it helps you learn more," said 7-year-old Gabriella Hoffman.

According to Liverett, a three day creativity camp will be held sometime this summer. To find out more, visit http://www.wmcarey.edu/.

Copyright 2015 WLOX. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Breaking

    Comedian, actor Jerry Lewis dies at 91

    Comedian, actor Jerry Lewis dies at 91

    Sunday, August 20 2017 2:28 PM EDT2017-08-20 18:28:40 GMT

    The aging star worked for more than six decades raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), most notably through hosting the annual Muscular Dystrophy Association Labor Day Telethon, an event as well-known as any of his movies.

    More >>

    The aging star worked for more than six decades raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), most notably through hosting the annual Muscular Dystrophy Association Labor Day Telethon, an event as well-known as any of his movies.

    More >>
  • Palmer Creek neighbors told to boil water due to chlorine leak

    Palmer Creek neighbors told to boil water due to chlorine leak

    Sunday, August 20 2017 11:29 AM EDT2017-08-20 15:29:15 GMT
    Cleanup crews return to East Wortham Road to make sure chlorine is no longer leaking from a damaged utility box (Photo Source: WLOX News Now)Cleanup crews return to East Wortham Road to make sure chlorine is no longer leaking from a damaged utility box (Photo Source: WLOX News Now)

    The people who live near Palmer Creek and East Wortham Road in Harrison County are being told to boil water before using it. The warning comes after a deadly Saturday night crash that led to a chlorine cloud covering the area. Hazmat crews returned to Palmer Creek Sunday morning to make sure the utility system damaged in that crash is no longer leaking chlorine. Harrison County's sheriff says a stolen car crashed into the a utility box on E. Wortham Road right before 10:00 p.m.

    More >>

    The people who live near Palmer Creek and East Wortham Road in Harrison County are being told to boil water before using it. The warning comes after a deadly Saturday night crash that led to a chlorine cloud covering the area. Hazmat crews returned to Palmer Creek Sunday morning to make sure the utility system damaged in that crash is no longer leaking chlorine. Harrison County's sheriff says a stolen car crashed into the a utility box on E. Wortham Road right before 10:00 p.m.

    More >>
  • Friends will celebrate Tyler Cooke's life

    Friends will celebrate Tyler Cooke's life

    Sunday, August 20 2017 10:32 AM EDT2017-08-20 14:32:55 GMT
    This is the memorial created next to Highway 90 in Biloxi to remember 16-year-old Tyler Cooke (Photo Source: WLOX News Now)This is the memorial created next to Highway 90 in Biloxi to remember 16-year-old Tyler Cooke (Photo Source: WLOX News Now)

    He made people smile. He made them laugh. That’s what friends and family members of Tyler Cooke will remember Sunday at a celebration of life service. Sunday’s celebration of life service begins at 1:00. It culminates with a balloon release outside Riemann Family Funeral Home on Beauvoir Road in Biloxi. Funeral services are Monday.

    More >>

    He made people smile. He made them laugh. That’s what friends and family members of Tyler Cooke will remember Sunday at a celebration of life service. Sunday’s celebration of life service begins at 1:00. It culminates with a balloon release outside Riemann Family Funeral Home on Beauvoir Road in Biloxi. Funeral services are Monday.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly