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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.

Gifted endorsed teachers create units based on a theme and gifted education standards.  

Participating Students:  gifted and high achieving (advanced content)

Grade levels:  Elementary (2nd – 5th) and Middle Grades (6th - 8th)

Dates: Spring 2020 (February 29, March 7, 14, & 21)  

Each session:  4 Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Henry Partee Elementary School

4350 Campbell Road

Snellville, GA 30039

SPRING REGISTRATION DEADLINE:

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020

Student Registration Form: Get Registration Form Here

 

Hurry! Space is limited!!!!

*Classes are open to the entire Shiloh Cluster on a First Come, First Served Basis!

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, Partee Elementary, 4350 Campbell Road, Snellville, GA 30039 by Friday, February 21, 2020.

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

GAGE members - $50 per session  CLICK HERE to Register       

Non-members - $75 per session  CLICK HERE to Register

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact

Mona Brawley, Shiloh Cluster SEP Director  Email: Mona_Brawley@gwinnett.k12.ga.us

Phone: 770-896-4915

Class Descriptions in Alphabetical Order

Classes (select one) All Students take one class for 4 Saturdays unless otherwise noted!

Primary Grades: 2nd – 3rd

Adventures in Art Journaling

Description:  Do you love drawing, gel pens and stickers? If so, come join me as we let our creativity flow in our unique journals! All levels of artists are welcome!

Instructor: Denise Wheeler, Gifted Cluster Teacher, Partee Elementary

 

Food Science

Description:  Have you ever wondered what makes your favorite foods so tasty?  In this class, we will learn how to make a variety of simple, interesting and yummy dishes. This is a science class – but with food! Participants will create food you love to eat in each lesson and learn the science behind it.

Instructor: Claudette Scott, Gifted Cluster Teacher, Partee Elementary

Upper Elementary Grades: 4th & 5th

Adventures in Art Journaling

Description:  Do you love drawing, gel pens and stickers? If so, come join me as we let our creativity flow in our unique journals! All levels of artists are welcome!

Instructor: Denise Wheeler, Gifted Cluster Teacher, Partee Elementary

 

Stop, Drop, and Animate

Description:  Have you ever wondered how animated films are made? Wonder no more as we walk through the process of creating our very own stop-motion films using everyday household items. Students will go through the movie making process of script writing, filming, and editing and will walk away with a finished digital project to share with family and friends. 

Instructor: DeAnna Espinoza, Media Specialist, Partee Elementary

 

Strategy Games Galore!

Description:  Do you enjoy thinking, playing, creating and competing?  If so, this class is for you!  You will learn to play a variety of strategy games and then create games!

Instructor: Sherri Kaiser, Gifted Program Teacher, Partee Elementary

 

Through Their Eyes

Description:  Do you want to know how the pros get those spectacular shots? It is not as complicated as you might think once you understand the fundamentals of photography. We will be learning the basics of how to operate a SLDR camera, composition, exposure, and how to manipulate photographs using MS Paint and Adobe Photoshop. I have been working with cameras since I was a teen and I am super excited to share my knowledge with you! It is going to take some time and effort and lots of practice but the reward will be super satisfying. There is a completely new world out there just waiting on you!

Instructor: Lisa Mills, LSTC, Partee Elementary

Middle School Grades: 6th – 8th

Through Their Eyes

Description:  Do you want to know how the pros get those spectacular shots? It is not as complicated as you might think once you understand the fundamentals of photography. We will be learning the basics of how to operate a SLDR camera, composition, exposure, and how to manipulate photographs using MS Paint and Adobe Photoshop. I have been working with cameras since I was a teen and I am super excited to share my knowledge with you! It is going to take some time and effort and lots of practice but the reward will be super satisfying. There is a completely new world out there just waiting on you!

Instructor: Lisa Mills, LSTC, Partee Elementary