SAGE Middle School
SAGE Center Mission
As the heart of the gifted community, the mission of the SAGE Center is to ensure all students, as members of a global society, foster their uniqueness, develop their potential, and embrace their true belonging through learning experiences distinguished by:
*Courageous exploration and discovery of passions in a flexible and innovative environment
*Support systems for students, staff, and community
*Ownership and self-regulation in a student-driven culture.
Week At A Glance
April 29th 11:00 AM Colin Seale
April 30th 12:00 PM Tom Gray from Make 48 Makers
April 30th 2:00 PM Architect Guest Speaker
May 1st 11:00 Engage with SAGE
The SAGE Center is following the district’s “grading” guidelines as they relate to badges. We will not report spring badges this year due to district recommendations. Students will be in/earn Hall of Flame if they earned all their fall semester badges. This would mean that students would needed to have earned 40 badges as of December 20.
Please remember that we will continue to display student work as complete/incomplete within Canvas. As we have shared with our students. The learning is what is important. Please don't feel like you are not getting "credit" for the work. What we have to remember is that the brain must be exercised. So, while you may not be given a badge for your assignment, you are keeping your mind sharp and you will be ready for next year.
2020-2021 7th-8th Grade Units of Study Descriptions
E-Learning SAGE Opportunities:
Engage with SAGE
The Middle School SAGE teachers will be on YouTube Live!
What do you want to know about your SAGE Teacher? This is your opportunity to have a Q and A with featured SAGE Teachers Please fill out the form with questions you have for your Middle School SAGE Teachers.
The first episode of, "Engage with SAGE” was Friday, April 17th at 11:00-11:30 AM. Please turn in this Friday with a new "Engage with SAGE"
Type Your Questions On This Link:
E-Learning In Action
Textile Studio Challenge
Receiving TOO Many Canvas Notifications?
Are you feeling overwhelmed with too many email notifications from Canvas? If you are, please watch these videos to help you manage them.
Parent Canvas Notification Management
Student Canvas Notification Management
National Associations of Gifted Children
April 20—7:30-9 p.m. EDT
Gifted School-at-Home During COVID-19: Using a Trauma Informed Approach to Supporting the Social-Emotional Needs of Your Children.Gifted children cannot learn if they do not feel physically, emotionally, or psychologically safe. Alessa Giampaolo Keener, M.Ed., will present the basic principles of trauma-informed learning, as it applies to school at home during COVID-19; address the three categories of gifted families; and offer tips for how parents and teachers can support a gifted child's learning needs during a time of crisis. Hosted by SENG on Facebook Live.
Every Sunday: April & May—7-7:30 p.m. CDT
MCGT Sunday Evening Family CHATS. Join the Minnesota Council for the Gifted & Talented (MCGT) for a live chat presented by gifted and 2e youth. Spark family conversation with topics including internet safety, strategies for staying social, and managing school from home. Gather the whole family and bring your questions to the MCGT Public Facebook page.
Every Tuesday in April—7-7:30 p.m. CDT
Minnesota Council for Gifted & Talented (MCGT) Facebook Live CHATS. Join MCGT on their Facebook page for a live chat on various topics, including strategies for completing schoolwork at home with calmness, 2e learner home spaces, ways to increase fun and connection at home, supporting your child’s writing, and more.
Every Tuesday in April & May
Prufrock Press Free Webinars. Each Tuesday, Prufrock hosts a free webinar, bringing experts in the field of gifted education to you. Topics include underachievement, inquiry-based lessons, remote learning and differentiation with menus, raising children with grit, what to expect in teaching gifted students, and creating kind and compassionate kids. Follow link to full schedule and registration details.
Middle School SAGE Team