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School may be out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean things are slowing down in Georgia State University’s College of Education & Human Development.

Elementary, middle and high school students will be on campus in June and July for workshops and summer academies that will expand their knowledge of teaching and learning and allow them to explore life at an urban university. These programs also give CEHD students the opportunity to apply the skills they learn during the academic year.

Keep reading to learn more about the college’s summer programming.

Academy for Future Teachers

The college’s annual Academy for Future Teachers is a three-week program that invites area high school students to campus to discuss education, communication styles and professional development, as well as learn ways to teach math and science for elementary, middle and high school students.

Attendees will participate in a number of hands-on teaching and learning experiences, from trips to local museums and science centers to working with students from the After-School All-Stars Atlanta program on their math and science skills.

Dates: June 5-23
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After-School All-Stars Atlanta Summer Academies

After-School All-Stars Atlanta, housed in Georgia State University’s College of Education and Human Development, provides comprehensive after-school programs for at-risk and high-need students in the metro Atlanta area, including homework assistance, tutoring, sports and recreation, mentoring and enrichment programs.

Throughout the month of June, After-School All-Stars offers summer programming from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday at City of Refuge, the Atlanta Mission and seven middle schools around the city at no cost to its participants.

Dates: June 1-30
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Atlanta Children’s Shelter

Atlanta Children’s Shelter Language Enrichment Program

The summer language enrichment program – part of the partnership between the College of Education & Human Development’s Communication Sciences and Disorders Program and the Atlanta Children’s Shelter –brings in graduate students to help children increase their overall communication skills and help build language skills.

They participate in this experience as part of their clinical practicum and have the opportunity to work with both typically-developing children and those with disabilities.

Dates: June 12-July 14
More info: Stacey Wallen, [email protected]

Early College Summer Enrichment Program

The Early College Program, housed in the college’s Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence, allows high school students at three local partner schools – George Washington Carver Early College High School, Booker T. Washington High School and Charles R. Drew Charter School – to take college classes and earn up to two years of college credit or an associate’s degree tuition free.

Its four-week summer program was first created in 2010 to provide high school students with academic and cultural classes during the summer months. This summer, participating students will attend core classes in the morning – covering math, science, writing and critical thinking skills – and enrichment sessions in the afternoon, which range from coding and financial literacy to art and film. They’ll also go on three field trips spread out over the course of the summer program.

Dates: June 5-30
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Saturday School

Saturday School for Scholars and Leaders

Saturday School for Scholars and Leaders invites gifted students in kindergarten through eighth grade to attend two week-long summer camps taught by both current and retired teachers from local school districts.

Saturday School’s programming often focuses on topics that students might not otherwise learn about, and its Summer 2017 offerings are no exception. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore forensic science, mystery-solving, Sir Isaac Newton and physics.

Dates: June 12-16 and July 10-14
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Urban STEM Educators Project

College of Education & Human Development students preparing to become secondary school mathematics teachers have the opportunity to put their teaching skills into practice with local middle school students as part of the Urban STEM Educators Project.

This project, coordinated and overseen by Clinical Associate Professor Pier Junor Clarke, encourages mathematics education students to plan a project-based science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activity and teach it to a small group of middle schoolers from the college’s After-School All-Stars program.

Dates: June 19-29
More info: Pier Junor Clarke, [email protected]