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Opportunities for Talent Development


Opportunities for Talent Development (OTD) 

The OTD program is a regional mathematics and science program for high-ability students in the 6th, 7th, or 8th grade that includes, but is not limited to, Clare/Gladwin, Gratiot/Isabella, Mecosta/Osceola, Midland and Montcalm intermediate school districts. The OTD program offers Intermediate Interdisciplinary Science (IIS) course which is designed for academically talented students interested in science and is funded by Central Michigan University, the SMTC, local districts and parents.  Class is taught in an interdisciplinary approach by a CMU faculty member who involve multi-grade students in hands-on labs, research projects, and data-analysis.


The IIS class focuses on real-life scientific problems using a variety of chemicals and equipment both in the field and in the laboratory. Students are given the opportunity to conduct a wide range of experiments. They learn how to collect and analyze data and will present their findings to an audience.

Please check back for details regarding dates, time, location, cost and application information.

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