Geri Super Saturday

About Super Saturday

Super Saturday is a popular enrichment program designed to meet the needs of academically, creatively, and artistically gifted students from age four (prekindergarten) through eighth grade. We offer an ever-changing variety of courses in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, visual and performing arts, and original interdisciplinary studies. Students choose their own classes on a first-come, first-served basis.

When and Where

  • Spring 2018 semester courses will take place January 27 - March 3.
  • Saturday morning sessions meet from 9 a.m. - Noon
  • Most classes are held in Beering Hall and Recitation Building

What Makes it Super?

  • Small class sizes
  • Personal attention from caring teachers
  • Challenging, hands-on learning
  • An emphasis on critical thinking and independent learning
  • An environment that values creativity, diversity, and achievement
  • A chance to share interests with other gifted children
  • Super Saturday is FUN!

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 January 5, 2018. Registration closes after January 12, anyone applying after this date must contact the program coordinator, Hyeseong Lee at lee2417@purdue.edu or (765) 494-7240.

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
lee2417@purdue.edu
(765) 494-7240

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

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

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