Team Quest is an academic competition designed specifically for gifted and talented students that challenges them in areas of engineering, mathematics, and creativity. This unique competition allows teams of four students to demonstrate their ability to work together to successfully complete multiple challenges that cover five core areas:
1) Team Strategy
2) Creative Design
3) Construction and Building
4) Logic and Higher Level Thinking
5) Real Life Problem Solving
Each challenge is solved using a hands-on approach – allowing teams to apply their knowledge to real life problems. The goal of the program is for students to carry these important skills into their everyday lives while incorporating creativity, imagination, and engineering along the way. All challenges are aligned with current TEKS standards with a heavy emphasis on S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) education.
The Team Quest program is designed around a different theme each year, with all projects and challenges centered on that particular theme. Although challenges are centered on five core areas, curriculum based in the arts, music, history, geography, or physical competitions can also be incorporated. The theme is simply a way for the projects and challenges to be tied together in a fun and cohesive manner.
Why should my students participate in Team Quest?
The program includes many benefits for students and teachers. No team or teacher preparation is needed, although teachers find that supplementing their own GT programs with either previous or current themes greatly enhances student knowledge, participation, and enthusiasm in the competition. Additionally, all materials are supplied, this includes trophies, awards, and professional presenters that will help guide your students to success. All areas of the competition are designed with the enhancement of school, state, and national standards in mind.