Geri Super Saturday

About Super Saturday

Fall Super Saturday is a parent-child format of our long-running Super Saturday program. It is a family-oriented program designed to meet the needs of academically, creatively, and artistically talented children from pre-kindergarten through 5th grade. Children and their parents will choose to attend one day or two days of challenging, hands-on activities related to a central theme. The contents are at least two grade levels above from each child’s current grade level. Children will explore concepts and ideas by using critical and creative thinking skills while parents gain experience working with their children (Snacks & water will be provided).

When and Where

  • Fall 2017 semester courses will take place October 7 & 14, 2017
  • Saturday morning sessions start at 9 a.m.
  • Most classes are held in Beering Hall and Recitation Building

What Makes it Super?

  • Small group learning encourages students to be creative, pursue their personal areas of interest, and forge new friendships
  • Personal attention from caring teachers
  • Challenging, hands-on learning
  • An environment that values critical thinking, creativity, diversity, achievement, and independent learning
  • A chance to share common interests with other highability children

What are Classes Like?

  • Classes are small. Super Saturday limits class sizes to 10 students for early grades and 18 for later grades. Each student receives individualized instruction.
  • Classes are taught by teachers who care. Most of our classes are taught by teachers who select their own course topics, so Super Saturday teachers are knowledgeable and excited about their subject matter, and share this enthusiasm with their students. Teachers also receive special training and ongoing support from GERI to help them meet the special needs of gifted and talented students.
  • Classes are challenging. Super Saturday courses provide authentic, hands-on learning experiences. They encourage creative thinking, the development of problem-solving skills, and individual exploration of student interests.
  • Classes are fun. Super Saturday courses are interesting and interactive. All classes give gifted students a chance to meet and have fun with other bright students who share their interests and enthusiasm for learning.

Details

Applications and payments must be received or postmarked by September 23, 2017. Registration closes after September 23, 2017, anyone applying after this date must contact the program coordinator, Hyeseong Lee at lee2417@purdue.edu or (765) 494-7243.

Additional Information about Gifted Educational Resource Institute can be found here.

Directions and Parking

Most classes are held in Beering Hall on the campus of Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. Limited parent parking is available on University Street across from Beering Hall. Detailed classroom assignments will be included in the information packet provided after registration.


Contact Us

Program Information
Hyeseong Lee
Super Saturday Program Coodinator
lee24178@purdue.edu
(765) 494-7243

Registration Questions
Purdue Conference Registration confreg@purdue.edu
(866) 515-0023

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (765) 494-4600

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