Saturday Exploration Program

Gwinnett Alliance for Gifted Education’s Saturday Exploration Program (SEP) is designed to broaden the academic learning of gifted and high achieving students in a small classroom setting. SEP provides a wide variety of challenging and enriching classes on Saturday mornings using 21st century strategies in a project-based learning format.  Each unit of study combines creativity, leadership, inquiry, critical thinking, and technology. Each lesson is designed to encourage students to discover, explore, and grow.

Saturday Exploration ProgramGifted endorsed teachers create units based on a theme and gifted education standards.  

Participating Students:  gifted and high achieving (advanced content)

Grade levels:  Elementary (1st – 5th) and Middle Grades (6th - 8th)

Dates: Fall 2019 (October 19, 26, & November 2, 9)  

               

Saturday Exploration ProgramEach session:  4 Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Riverside Elementary School

5445 Settles Bridge Road

Suwanee, GA 30024

 

FALL REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2019

Teachers Application:  Get Application Here

 Student Registration Form: Get Registration Form Here

There are 2 Ways to Register:

By Mail: Print and complete the Student Registration Form. Mail form along with a check or money order to: Gwinnett Alliance for Gifted Education, 713 Bradford Creek Trail, Duluth, GA 30096

Online: Use PayPal to pay the registration fee, then complete the Student Registration Form.

GAGE members - $150 per session  CLICK HERE to Register       

Non-members - $175 per session  CLICK HERE to Register

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact

Sonja Fox, SEP Director at Chesney at sonja_fox@gwinnett.k12.ga.us

Phone:  678-707-2600

Class Descriptions in Alphabetical Order

Art of Problem Solving – Grades 1st – 3rd

Description:  Discover the fun in finding creating approaches in solving problems. During this course, you will learn about game theory and master different types of puzzles. Enjoy the challenge of solving mysteries.

 

Explore the Brain – Grades 1st – 3rd

Description:  Explore the various facets about the brain. Learn the different parts of the brain which includes dissecting a sheep brain, discover how people learn, and create an invention to help others improve their memory.  

 

Roller Coaster Physics – Grades 1st – 3rd

Description: Did you know that roller coasters are carefully designed using the science of physics?  Learn how physics makes a roller coaster ride fun by understanding the laws of motion, force, energy, gravity, friction and speed. Through a series of experiments and hands-on activities, you will be able to design your very own roller coaster.  By the end of the course, you would have built a marble coaster that works.

 

Entrepreneurship 101 – Grades 4th - 5th  

Description:  Have you dreamed of starting your own business?  If so, this course is for you! Discover the techniques in starting your own business.  In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of business, marketing, and economics while starting your own business.

 

Great Arctic Challenge – Grades 4th – 5th

Description:  During each session, students will complete a challenge designed to save arctic explorers that have been stranded by a blizzard.  The hands-on tasks require critical and creative thinking to help the explorers survive and return to safety.  Students will be using the STEM Design Process (ask, imagine, plan, create, test, and improve) during each task.

 

Spooky STEMness – Grades 4th – 5th

Description: Get into the spirit of fall by participating in a variety of STEM Challenges including: Shoebox Haunted House, and Bridge of Bones. If time permits, we will also explore creating a variety of games such as Foosball, a Pinball Machine, and even Code a Video game. Put on your thinking caps and get ready to get creative with all of these STEM-y activities.

 

Entrepreneurship 101 – Grades 6th – 8th

Description: Have you dreamed of starting your own business?  If so, this course is for you! Discover the techniques in starting your own business.  In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of business, marketing, and economics while starting your own business.

 

Leadership Etiquette – Grades 6th – 8th

Description: Explore the techniques of leadership etiquette to build future managers and leaders using social and business etiquette. Students will participate in role playing, observations, hands-on activities, and group discussions to discover what makes a good leader based on authenticity and grace.

 

Spooky Stemness – Grades 6th – 8th

Description: Get into the spirit of fall by participating in a variety of STEM Challenges including: Shoebox Haunted House, and Bridge of Bones. If time permits, we will also explore creating a variety of games such as Foosball, a Pinball Machine, and even Code a Video game. Put on your thinking caps and get ready to get creative with all of these STEM-y activities.