Alumni Offering Summer Sage Sessions

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We’re excited to announce the addition of many innovative and educational Summer Sage virtual courses – all of which will be taught by Sage alumni! These former students will draw from subject matters which they are passionate about with the focus on elevating and challenging the participants to learn and capture their excitement for the topics!  

Virtual Summer Sage will be held from June 29 – July 31. Visit the Summer Sage page to learn more and register.

 



Audrey Bulger ’16
UMass Amherst Honors Program

Annie Khawand ’16
Tufts University

 

Cell Biology:
This course will cover a basic introduction to the cell and all that it encompasses (organelles, cell membrane, cell transport, etc.) The course will change and adapt depending on the scope of learning within each group. There will be fun hands on activities which will enhance the learning and understanding of subject material.

Academy: 
June 29 – July 3 · 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.



Isaac Lau ‘17
Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science


Physics:

Students will be guided in building various demonstrations while creating their own experiments and collecting data. Afterwards, they will be guided through interpreting the data and how to interpret it. Students will discuss as a group the reasons behind their results.

Academy:
July 6 – 10 · 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
July 13 – 17 · 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
July 20 – 24 · 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.



Nate Handleman ‘13
Ithaca College


The Basics of Movie Writing:
Discover the basic methods used by professional screenwriters to write movies. We will examine movies like Star Wars, Iron Man, and Frozen and discuss how they utilize three act structure, The Hero’s Journey, and complex characterization. Everyone will get a chance to outline a movie idea of their own.

Academy:
June 29 – July 3 · 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
July 6 – 10 · 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
July 20 – 24 · 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
July 7 – 31 · 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.



Bella Wehbe ‘17
Bishop Feehan High School


Earth Day Everyday:

Get to learn more about our earth and the ways we can become involved in it! This course will include experiments and crafts involving biology and overarching themes, such as recycling and sustainability.

Innovation:
July 6 – 10 · 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
July 13 – 17 · 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
July 20 – 24 · 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.



Priya Rajaram ‘17
The Loomis Chaffee School


Girls Lead!:
Want to be a leader? Want to feel empowered? Join us as we explore exactly what it means to be a leader, and how to be confident in yourself. The course will consist of mainly hands-on activities and interactive group discussions along with informative lectures. With topics ranging from body image to effective communication, this program aims to encourage girls that they can be leaders in their community no matter what!

Academy:
June 29 – July 3 · 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
July 6 – 10 · 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
July 13 – 17 · 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.



Sasha Bates ‘17
Commonwealth High School


Fun with Physics:

This course will include fun and simple mechanics experiments which will include conceptual ideas as well as displays of how basic math is involved in all of these areas. Students will learn through hands on activities, group discussion, and experiments, which  will enhance their ability to grasp some new, exciting concepts.

Innovation:
June 29 – July 3 · 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
July 6 – 10 · 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
July 13 – 17 · 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

 



Jake Rast ‘16
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology


Basic Podcasting:

Using Audacity (for PC/Mac), students will learn how to create their own podcasts of various types. We will be discussing various classifications used for producing successful podcasts and through class discussion learn how to edit, script, and narrate podcasts. 

Academy
:
July 13 – 17 · 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
July 27 – 31 · 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.



Nathaniel Coben ’16
Oberlin College


Teaching Music and Mosaics:
This course is about the connection between the sounds we hear and the visuals we imagine, and vice versa. Students will hear songs and be tasked during the week to come up with visuals (through drawing, sculpture, painting, any visual media) that they imagine when they hear the sound. During synchronous meetings, the whole class will go over their discoveries, and delve into the specifics of what sounds they associated with what colors/scenes/characters/etc.  

Innovation:
June 29 – July 3 · 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
July 20 – 24 · 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
July 27 – 31 · 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


Visit the Summer Sage page to learn more and register.