For the last sixteen years, the Austin Teacher Program has worked with Sherman ISD to provide “Thinking Camps,” a summer camp experience for area elementary students. As a part of their social studies/science methods course, ATP students oversee all aspects of the camp under the supervision of Dr. Julia Shahid, Austin College Associate Professor, and Cyndi Petray, Sherman ISD teacher at Jefferson Elementary. The camps are funded by a generous grant from the Capt. H.T. Hastings Charitable Trust. Each summer the camp has a different theme.
- 2018 – The Built Environment: Then and Now
- 2017 – India
- 2016 – Where in the World is Southeast Asia?
- 2015 – The US and Germany, More Alike than Different?
Digital Story 1 | Digital Story 2 | Digital Story 3
- 2014 – Extreme Weather
- 2013 – Designing a City
- 2012 – India
- 2011 – Where In The World is Carmen SanDiego?