Purdue University’s Gifted Education Resource Institute (GERI) Super Summer is a program where bright kids in kindergarten (K) through fourth grade come to enjoy challenging courses with other academically, creatively, and artistically talented youth. Day-long, interdisciplinary courses are geared at least two grade levels above each student’s current school grade. Students will attend a full-day program of challenging, hands-on activities related to a central theme. Components from all disciplines will be included at every level, so each child will gain experience in engineering, math, science, social studies, art, and language arts, while working on open- ended activities that require critical and creative thinking. High-ability children think big thoughts. They make connections across disciplines and work to understand how ideas and concepts are related to each other. Rather than exploring just one topics such as chemistry, the students will learn how chemistry plays a role in real life. They will explore such questions as: What chemical reactions occur in our ecosystem? Are they helpful or harmful? We look forward to seeing you this summer. Just bring a lunch, snacks, and your enthusiasm for learning with you!What are Classes Like?• Small Classes: Class sizes are limited to 12 students at the kindergarten grade levels, 15 students at the 1st and 2nd grade levels, and 18 students at the 3rd and 4th grade levels, to enable our instructors to work eﬀectively with each student• High-Quality Teachers: Our caring teachers are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about working with GERI students. They receive professional training and ongoing support from the GERI team to meet the special needs of high-ability children and to ensure that students get personalized attention.• Challenge: Classes provide authentic, hands-on learning experiences that encourage creative thinking, problem solving, and exploration of student interests in an environment that values creativity, diversity, and achievement.• Enjoyment: Students enjoy learning interesting content in an interactive environment. The Super Summer program provides high-ability students an enjoyable setting in which they can connect with other bright students who share their enthusiasm for learning.• Community of Talents: Students work with counselors to understand and appreciate their strengths and the strengths of others. Collaboration, communication, and thinking skills are emphasized using simulations and scenarios.
Two, one-week sessions are oﬀered:
Session 1: June 12-16 from 8:30 a.m. to
Session 2: June 19-23 from 8:30 a.m. to
available for children dropped oﬀ between
7:45 and 8:30 a.m.
All children should be picked up by 5:30
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