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Only $20/hour ($320 for a full course) if you register now!

Classes, Activities, and Clubs for Gifted & Talented Students! 

Summer 2023

Two-week Intensive classes and activities
weekdays for two sessions:

Session 1) Jun 11-22
Session 2) Aug 7-18

Our Format

Our instructors guide students through novel and challenging material.

June 11-22

Session 1

Schedule

June 11: FREE kickoff 

This Sunday is a bonanza from noon to 9:30 EDT, featuring an introductory sample of each of session 1's long-form classes and activities.

Come try anything you're interested in! 

12:00 - 12:30: Opening Ceremony (Link here)
  12:30 - 1:00: Intro to Chemistry Through Experiments (Link here)
    1:00 - 1:30: Intro to Cryptology (Cipher of the Day) (Link here)
    1:30 - 2:00: Intro to Youth Education Council
(Link here)
    2:00 - 4:00: Dungeons and Dragons (Link here)
    4:00 - 5:00: Chat with Other G&T Kids (Link here)
    5:00 - 6:30: Student Teachings (Link here)
    6:30 - 7:00: Intro to Heart of Algebra (Link here) 
    7:00 - 7:30: Intro to First Steps into Programming (Link here)
    7:30 - 8:30: Activities: Board Games (Link here)
    8:30 - 9:30: Activities: Party Games (Link here)

The Full Schedule

All times are Eastern Daylight Time.

See course details way below.

Monday - Thursday

1:00 - 3:00: Drop-Ins!

                          Chemistry Through Experiments        

                         or Cryptology (Cipher of the Day)  

                         or One-off Classes (see below)   

3:30 - 5:30: Traditional Classes!

                             The Heart of Algebra 

                          or First Steps Into Programming 

6:00 - 8:00: Activities! 

                             Monday: Activities: Board Games

                             Tuesday: Youth Education Council

                             Wednesday: Dungeons and Dragons

                             Thursday: Activities: Party Games

June 12 - 15 and June 19 - 22

Classes and activities

One-offs! 

Our one-off classes that run

1 - 3 PM Monday - Thursday

      Tuesday, June 13:  Why Language is (Kind-of) Fake 

     Thursday, June 15:  Fair Division

      Monday, June 19:  Voting Theory

      Tuesday, June 20:  How Do Games Work: P2P Networking Basics

Wednesday, June 21:  The Sun Orbits the Earth: Change my Mind

1:00 - 3:00 :  The Invisible Stories of Things

3:30 - 4:30 :  Chat with Other G&T Kids

4:30 - 6:00 :  Student Teachings 

6:00 - 8:00 :  Camera Obscura: Capturing Light 

Sunday, June 18

A unique schedule.

Eight-Meeting Classes

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Chemistry through Experiments

Drop-in

10-17

Colored fire. Elephant toothpaste. Mentos and Coke. What better way to learn chemistry than to perform experiments? You will not only learn how to perform the experiments, but also understand the chemistry of what exactly is happening to cause the phenomenon you see in Tiktoks and Youtube videos. Join us as I guide you through a new chemistry experiment every class, and help you learn to see the world like a chemist.

This class can equip you to succeed in a high school chemistry class, or give you a chance to apply what you've learned in a high school chemistry course. It's also a lot of fun.
Prerequisites: None!

The Instructor:

Matt has taught gifted students since 2016, both privately and through CTY. This summer, he taught Paradoxes and Infinities and Chemistry in Society. He has also been teaching SAT (185 points average improvement), ACT (7.1 points average improvement), competitive math, AP Calculus, AP Statistics, AP Chemistry, and AP Physics for years. He claims he can "teach anything", and challenges you to test this claim. Other classes he has taught include:

Spreadsheets are Cool

Why Things Freeze/Boil (spoiler, gravity mostly)

Cryptology (and Mathematical Cryptology)

Logic (and Mathematical Logic)

How to Adult (Finance)

How to Adult (Career)

Designing Competitive Math Problems

Game Theory

Matt Benet

One-off Classes

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Camera Obscura: Capturing Light

In a world full of iPhones and 4K video, have you stopped to think about what it means to take a picture? What is happening when you hit record and instantly capture an image? In this class, we will follow the history of cameras from the very beginning: With experiments from two thousand years ago that you can replicate at home, film camera dissections and demos, and even experiments you can do with your very own smartphone camera, we can start to understand what light really is, and how we can control it.

The Instructor:

Clio is a hardware research engineer at IBM by day, and a dice-maker by night. A Materials Science and Engineering alum from MIT (with a minor in art history!), she is fascinated by all things past, present, and future. Whether judging middle school debate competitions, teaching food science classes to high schoolers, or giving a TEDx Talk on chocolate, her passion is to share curiosity about the world with anyone and everyone.

Clio Batali

August 7-18

Session II

Eight-Meeting Classes

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Chemistry through Experiments