GUPPY

Gifted University for Parents and Precocious Youth

DATES: June 24-25, 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 3, 2017

 

Description

GUPPY is a weekend program offering students in grades 4-6, ages 9-11, a variety of accelerated exploratory educational presentations and hands-on experiences in Michigan State University’s laboratories and classrooms.

GUPPY is designed for young gifted and talented students to attend classes taught by MSU faculty and staff at Michigan State University for two weekend days. Meals will be served in the MSU dining halls. A parent can accompany the student to meals. Parents also have the opportunity to learn more about gifted students and education through our Parent "U" presentations on Sunday. See schedule below. A closing ceremony will celebrate the two-day achievement for the students and parents on Sunday afternoon.

Commuter or hotel stay options: Families living a distance from campus must accompany their students and may stay overnight at a locally prearranged hotel at a special MSU rate or make reservations on their own with another hotel of their choice. Families are responsible for their own hotel stay and dinners. Local families may commute daily by dropping off and picking up their student each day from campus. Tuition cost includes one student and one parent or guardian. Commuter tuition cost is $250 including breakfast and lunch both days (1 student and 1 parent).

Day 1 Student Schedule - June 24, 2017 (Tentative)

7:00 am - 7:30 am Check-in/drop-off & Breakfast
7:45 am - 8:00 am Opening remarks
8:15 am - 9:40 am 3D Mathematics
9:55 am - 11:20 am Chemistry
11:30 am - 12:15 pm Lunch
12:30 pm - 1:55 pm Brain Games
2:10 pm - 3:35 pm Creative Writing
3:50 pm - 4:50 pm Astrophysics
5:0 pm - 5:30 pm Pick-up or board shuttle 
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Dinner on your own
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Optional Evening Activity

Day 2 Student Schedule - June 25, 2017 (Tentative)

6:45 am Hotel shuttle pick-up
7:00 am - 7:45 am Check-in/drop-off
7:00 am - 8:00 am Breakfast
8:15 am - 9:40pm 3D Mathematics
9:55 am - 11:20 am Chemistry
11:30 am - 12:15 pm Lunch
12:30 pm - 1:55 pm Brain Games
2:10 pm - 3:35 pm Creative Writing
3:50 pm - 4:50 pm Cyber Enabled Research 
5:00 pm - 5:15 pm Snack Break
5:15 pm - 5:45 pm Closing Ceremony

Parent "U" Day - June 25, 2017 (Tentative Schedule)

11:30 am - 12:15pm Lunch with student
12:25 pm Parent "U" Begins
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Understanding Gifted 101
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm My Gifted Student has a Learning Disability
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Advocating for Your Gifted Child
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm Ask the Expert Panel 
5:00 pm - 5:15 pm Snack break with student
5:15 pm - 5:45 pm Closing Ceremony
5:45 pm GUPPY students dismissed