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Summer Career Connections at SAVY 2018: Session 5, Day 2 – The Power of Persuasion (Rising 7th)

Jul. 17, 2018—Our day started with a bang! Students were introduced to a fun ice-breaker known as “The Line,” where individuals must chose a character or item that might be found in a pre-selected location, describe that character or item, and them embody its physical essence in the space. One by one, we added to the scene,...

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Summer Career Connections at SAVY 2018: Session 5, Day 2 – Behavioral Economics and Game Theory (Rising 7th)

Jul. 17, 2018—Already two days have flown by! The class is really picking up steam now as we further analyzed simultaneous, complete information, discrete, finite, non-cooperative, 1 on 1 games. This morning we looked at the prisoner’s dilemma with a twist. What if people have different levels of guilt from stealing or sharing? Can we gain an...

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Summer Career Connections at SAVY 2018: Session 5, Day 1 – The Power of Persuasion (Rising 7th)

Jul. 16, 2018—What a great first day! Our morning began with lively introductions followed by completion of concept maps designed to explore the term “persuasion”. Following, we constructed a working definition of the term that will serve our class’s needs: “An ethical means of influencing and motivating others.” We engaged in a community-building exercise designed to illuminate...

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Summer Career Connections at SAVY 2018: Session 5, Day 1 – Behavioral Economics and Game Theory (Rising 7th)

Jul. 16, 2018—Happy first day of SAVY! The class got off to a great start today as we introduced the basic principles in game theory. We defined games as far as the context of our class is concerned and consider game theory as the study of strategy. We practiced studying games by looking at the classical example...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 5, Day 1 – Becoming a Botanist (Rising 1st)

Jul. 16, 2018—We had a wonderful first day. Getting to know each other is always first and foremost, so we enjoyed a getting to know you activity. I love having previous students in new SAVY courses, as well as meeting new students! We have already established a close community of curious learners! We began with a pre-assessment...

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Summer Career Connections at SAVY 2018: Session 4, Day 5 – Engineering Design (Rising 7th)

Jul. 13, 2018—Thanks for coming to open house! Today was a whirlwind of activity. We finished our final round of testing this morning, made a poster about our gliders, and made a poster about a topic we learned this week. It was great seeing how well everyone learned everything this week. It was a lot of information...

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Summer Career Connections at SAVY 2018: Session 4, Day 5 – Think Like a Lawyer (Rising 7th)

Jul. 13, 2018—It’s a wrap, and Think Like a Lawyer is over. Think of what you knew about our legal system at the beginning of the week, and compare it to what you know now. We began with the Constitution and the roles of the branches of our government. We learned about Article I and Congress’s enumerated...

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Summer Career Connections at SAVY 2018: Session 4, Day 4 – Engineering Design (Rising 7th)

Jul. 12, 2018—This morning we built and tested our first prototypes!  We learned a lot through our first building and testing prototypes.  For building, we learned a lot about how hard it is to actually assemble a prototype if you didn’t keep assembly in mind when designing.  We talked about some tricks to make assembly easier when...

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Summer Career Connections at SAVY 2018: Session 4, Day 4 – Think Like a Lawyer (Rising 7th)

Jul. 12, 2018—One day left of Think Like a Lawyer! Our class has really come a long way in understanding and applying legal rules since the beginning of the week. Today we covered Torts, which can be summarized as noncriminal, wrongful conduct. Unlike Contracts—the law governing people entering into relationships voluntarily—Torts is the law governing how strangers...

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Summer Career Connections at SAVY 2018: Session 4, Day 3 – Engineering Design (Rising 7th)

Jul. 11, 2018—This morning we finished our first designs! It was a real challenge learning how to use a CAD program and how to design for laser cutting, but we pulled through and designed some really good gliders. These parts will be laser cut tonight so we can test tomorrow. In preparation for our testing, we learned...

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