MATH & SCIENCE CAMP:
LEADERS IN TRAINING
(AGES 8-16) KIDS ARE GROUPED BY AGE & LEVEL FOR AN OPTIMAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE!
In a year of loss for student learning, we are pleased to introduce academic oﬀerings made to
engage students in science and mathematics enrichment. With a focus on group collaborations,
your child will practice working together to further their teamwork skills that will reinvigorate,
inspire, and equip your students with skills in preparation for the coming academic year.
TEACHING STAFF · HIGH TEACHER-TO-STUDENT RATIO
TEAM BUILDING AND GROUP LEARNING
SCIENCE — PHENOMENA-BASED INSTRUCTION
Middle and High School
Topic: Applying Science to Combat Climate Change
In today’s ever-changing world, the ability to think critically about the application of science and math concepts has become increasingly valued both by universities and employers. One of the biggest challenges that science and society currently faces are issues surrounding global climate change. In this two week summer course, students will learn the chemistry and physics of climate science, research the biological and geological impacts of climate change on global systems, and engineer solutions to both local and global problems. Students will learn to master data analysis, data collection, and scientific writing, in service of creating a culminating project in which students will analyze their own carbon footprint and create a plan for a large corporation to achieve Green Business certification or LEED green building certification.
Topic: Build a Ping Pong Machine!
Our Lower Academy will be a summer of joyful learning through interesting and open-ended math tasks done in groups, and hands-on and fun engineering projects. We will work as a team to create table-tennis machines, solve multi-step math problems and build friendships. Our hope is that students will leave each day dreaming of physics and excited to improve their machines all the while with new friends and leadership skills. This is an open-ended project that can be as simple as a catapult or as complex as a Ping Pong robot giving the students the freedom to dream and create in their optimal learning zone. These moments over summer will revive and inspire our students to become the world’s future scientists, leaders and problem-solvers.
MATH — COMPLEX INSTRUCTION WITH YOUCUBED
Complex instruction, imagined by Stanford’s Jo Boaler, is the choice of instruction for many forward-thinking educators across the country. Inspired by several decades of research and in collaboration with world leaders in mathematics education, students will engage in open-ended and complex tasks that will allow them to be challenged and demonstrate
their understanding of discipline-based, intellectually important content. They will develop positive interdependence and critical skills for thinking about numeracy and cultivating academic grit in pursuit of elegant solutions to challenging tasks. Spark your students’ newfound or once lost love for mathematics again!
MEET THE TEACHERS!
After a successful career in research and engineering, Satoshi decided to dedicate himself to education. He attended Stanford University and received his Masters in Science Education. Currently, Satoshi teaches physics and engineering at a local high school. He is particularly passionate about practicing research-based pedagogy that informs the process of identifying modalities best ﬁt to the unique learning style of each student. His goal is to prepare students at all academic levels to be competitive in college and beyond. More importantly, he wants to instill in students the joy of learning and the desire to dive deeper into topics of interest.
Katie is a high school science teacher in the bay area. For her undergraduate work, she studied biology and psychology at UCSB. In college, she managed a marine science lab that monitored marine protected areas off of the Santa Barbara coast. After undergrad, she earned her masters in education at the Stanford Teacher Education Program. She is part of the Knowles Teacher Initiative that brings together math and science teachers from across the US to work towards best practices in teaching. This past year, in addition to teaching 4 sections of biology, she advised the ASB Activities class and coached the varsity boys volleyball team in the spring. In her free time, she enjoys playing volleyball with her friends and reading. She is a pet mom to two cats (Mufasa and Po) and a dog (Ruby). Katie will be teaching science to middle and high schoolers at our camp.
Andrew has seven years of experience working with youth and children in the San Francisco Bay Area. Andrew currently teaches third grade in San Francisco and works with multiple committees in the school community. After years of working in hands-on environmental education programs, Andrew received a Master's Degree in Education at Stanford University. Andrew has a degree in Geology from Whitman College and has a deep passion for natural sciences. Overall, Andrew focuses on science education, child development and social-emotional well-being of children.
Kaitlyn started out her career in engineering and quickly decided that she wanted to inspire more girls and Students of Color to pursue STEM degrees. She earned her Master’s in Math Education from Stanford University and studied Systems and Control Engineering at Harvey Mudd College before that. Kaitlyn currently teaches engineering and math at a local high school. She loves helping students discover their passions and strives to create a classroom where every student finds joy in learning. Kaitlyn will be teaching science to middle and high schoolers at our camp.
Julia earned a degree in Cognitive Neuroscience at UC Berkeley and her Master's degree in Math Education at the Stanford Teacher Education Program. Her work is centered around helping students acknowledge neurodiversity and fall in love with mathematics through a visual and exploratory approach. This fall, she will be teaching algebra 1 and an intro to analysis and calculus class at a local high school. Julia will be teaching math to middle and high schoolers at our camp.
CHOOSE YOUR 2-WEEK SESSION
Session 1: June 14 – June 25
Session 2: June 28 – July 9
Session 3: July 12 – July 23
Session 4: July 26 – August 6
Monday-Friday 1:30 – 4:30pm