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Summer SAVY 2016 (Session 5, Day 4) – Culinary Chemistry (Dr. Lapointe)

Jul. 28, 2016—Day 4 in Culinary Chemistry II was all about two more macromolecules in our food: DNA and enzymes. The students extracted DNA from strawberries and got to take it home in a necklace. (Ask them why we used strawberries to extract DNA). We learned about the enzyme catalase which is found in many fruits and...

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Dec. 15, 2011—Explore PTY Programs   Have You Heard About PTY’s Virtual Learning Options? In the interest of student and staff wellbeing, Programs for Talented Youth will not be offering on-campus programs this fall. We are excited to announce that we we will continue providing accelerated courses through PTY Online Academy and Mentor Immersion, recent program additions...

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For Educators

Dec. 15, 2011—Programs for Talented Youth understands the important role educators, counselors, psychologists, and other professionals play in the lives of gifted students. Vanderbilt Gifted Education Institute Throughout the year PTY’s Gifted Education Institute offers professional development opportunities for practicing professionals on a variety of topics. Educators and school districts may choose to attend one of the...

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TN Employment Standard FAQ

Dec. 15, 2011—Frequently Asked Questions About the Tennessee Employment Standard: Gifted Education 1.  Will I receive Vanderbilt University course credit as part of the employment standard? No. The Employment Standard is a multi-day workshop. Course credit is not available. 2.  Do I need to apply to Vanderbilt to participate in the Tennessee Employment Standard? No. This workshop...

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Vanderbilt Gifted Education Institute

Dec. 14, 2011—In the interest of student and staff wellbeing, Programs for Talented Youth will not be offering on-campus programs during the Fall 2020 term. We are excited to announce that we will continue to provide learning opportunities for educators in a virtual format. Continue to visit this page and join our mailing list for the most...

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Admitted Students

Mar. 11, 2010—VSA Student Handbook The VSA student handbook contains information about what to expect, a typical schedule for each session, and what to bring with you to VSA. You can check out the 2020 VSA Handbook here! Login to Your Online Account You can login to your SchoolDoc account here. If you forgot your password, please...

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Teaching Assistants

Jan. 5, 2010—Job Description: Vanderbilt Summer Academy is a summer residential program for academically gifted students. Students typically score in the 95th percentile or higher on a nationally normed achievement test and spend between 1-3 weeks on campus, taking college-level classes taught by Professors, PhD students and content experts. The Teaching Assistant works with the instructor and...

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Residential Proctors

Jan. 5, 2010—Residential Proctor Job Description & Qualifications Program Dates and Times: Online Training Onsite Training: TBA 3 Sessions operating June-July Session 1: June 9 – 14 Session 2: June 16 – 28 Session 3: July 7 – 26 Break Week: July 1-5 Job Description: A Vanderbilt Proctor serves as in-residence counselor and leader for a group...

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Seasonal Employment

Dec. 18, 2009—Programs for Talented Youth offers summer and weekend programs for gifted students from kindergarten through high school. We rely on dynamic and creative individuals to foster the intellectual, social, and emotional growth of gifted children. For more information about proposing a course for the 2020 Summer Season, please visit https://pty.vanderbilt.edu/teach/. Summer Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young...

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Support PTY

Dec. 8, 2009—YOU Can Make a Difference! Each PTY session we receive requests for aid from highly able students with financial need. Many ofthese students demonstrate a household income that qualifies them for free or reduced lunch—a severe financial hardship that necessitates further assistance to access our programs. Talent development research suggests that accelerated out-of-school programs, such as those...

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