eInvestigators

About eInvestigators

This unique online experience for fourth, fifth, and sixth grade members of TIP’s 4th–6th Grade Talent Search gives young gifted scholars an interactive, engaging way to gain investigative reasoning and research skills, knowledge of a specific academic discipline, and the principles of good digital citizenship. Students work independently and collaboratively throughout the week and attend live web conferencing sessions on the weekends. Through case assignments, online research, special activities, peer-to-peer interaction, and more, eInvestigators take on the role of a real-world investigative professional to solve a mystery—whether that means uncovering what's ailing a medical patient, finding the perpetrator of a crime, or discovering what happened to an ancient civilization.

Term and Cases

The summer 2018 session has two terms: May 31–July 1 and July 12–August 12.

We will offer eight cases: two new cases, The Perplexing Pestilence and The Field Trip Fiasco, as well as The Abdominal Pain Conundrum, The Combustible Costume Prosecution, The Etruscan Excavation, The Mountaineer’s Malady, The Ominous Outbreak, and The Shipwreck Cipher.

Key Dates

May 17, 2018

Final program details emailed to families for Summer Term 1

May 30, 2018

Virtual parent open house for Summer Term 1

May 31, 2018 to July 1, 2018

Summer Session 1

June 28, 2018

Final program details emailed to families for Summer Term 2

July 11, 2018

Virtual parent open house for Summer Term 2

July 12, 2018 to August 12, 2018

Summer Session 2

eInvestigators is a month-long online program for fourth, fifth, and sixth graders that takes place each year in the spring, summer, and fall. Using leading-edge instructional technology, participants collaborate with a small group of classmates and an expert Lead Investigator to collect clues about a real-life mystery, analyze evidence, and propose theories.