SIG YALE 2013

Teaching students, not curriculum

Note from the Director...

Dear SIG Community,

SIG at Yale has been super busy lately! Classes are at coming to the final week and students projects and final presentations are well underway. On Wednesday, I observed the class Bio-engineering, where students were trying to repair broken bones out of wire, screws and bolts. They had to come up with a theory, tested it and reported the findings. They were also assigned some research on bio-engineered food sources. On Thursday, they debated the pros and cons of this topic, but they didn't know what side they were on until they walked into class!


I also observed the Deconstruction of Crime in America. We were able to make a bite impression on a plate and then on a piece of candy. After mixing up the pieces we had to deduce who's was who's. The only one I got correct was the girl with braces! It's a lot tougher than it sounds!I


It's been a exciting 2 weeks of classes, and we are enjoying every minute of it! I am so excited to see what the last week of the session has in store for us. Outside of the amazing academic program, the three most impressive things I have observed about this camp are: The level of community standards that we have established, the willingness to engage in new activities, and the incredible competence of our staff.I have observed kindness among students, staff and faculty. Holding doors, keeping our community clean and a lot of please and thank you's have been stated. I have observed students trying new things, exploring new concepts and connecting with individuals unlike themselves. Lastly, I am very proud of the staff we have at SIG. From the Deans to the Counselors, we are a very strong team. Everyone is genuinely here to make this session the best it can be. Helpfulness abounds!!!! At this point, I am sure that the following week will be as great as the last two weeks.


I will be sending out several newsletters in the next few days to get caught up on our daily pictures. I apologize for this week as it has just flown by!


Kind Regards,

Jennifer



Parent Visitation Day - Teacher Meet and Greet

Sunday, July 14th, 9-11am

Silliman College, Dining Hall Annex, 505 College Ave, New Haven, CT

Welcome to Parent Visitation Day -



  • Teacher Meet and Greet will be held in the Silliman Dining Hall. Make your way to Beyer Hall (within Silliman College) and the dining hall is located on the second floor. Please check in at the table outside of Beyer Hall. Instructors will be on site to consult and review your child's progress. Check out what other classes are doing as well!
  • TAKING YOUR CHILD OFF CAMPUS: Please sign your child out either at the Teacher Meet and Greet Table or the main SIG Office located in Silliman K11. It is required of all visitors to sign in. This is for the safety of all of our children.
  • You must present your ID when signing out a child. No exceptions!



Parent Visitation Day - General

Sunday, July 14th, 9am-7pm

Silliman College, 505 College Ave, New Haven, CT

Family members may visit students during the entire day. You may take them off campus or visit on campus. Please check in at either the office or the Teacher Meet and Greet table.
  • TAKING YOUR CHILD OFF CAMPUS: Please sign your child out either at the Teacher Meet and Greet Table or the main SIG Office located in Silliman K11. It is required of all visitors to sign in. This is for the safety of all of our children.
  • You must present your ID when signing out a child. No exceptions!
  • Please come to the office to drop your child off with our program by 6:00 pm. You must sign them in!


Performance Class Presentations

Wednesday, July 17th, 7:30-9:30pm

SSS Building, Yale College, New Haven, CT

The theater classes, dance classes and improv classes will perform for the entire program. Parents and family welcome!



Closing Ceremony, Shubert Theater

Friday, July 19th, 9-10:30am

247 College Street

New Haven, CT

Join us for a celebration of achievement and a slide show presentation of SIG-YALE session 1.