The 'academic' component of the EE Program covers multiple pillars of the GenWise Curriculum. These curricular elements will be covered over 2 weeks (4-5 hrs/ day), as follows:
Week 1: Mathematics, Science, Design and Technology (STEM Focus)
Week 2: Nature, Society &Individual; Tools for Thinking & Communication (Humanities Focus)
Please click on each week to know (MUCH) more...
While children are free to pick either week, we strongly recommend a balanced exposure to the content over both weeks.
At this age our young scholars need to build their skills and expand their knowledge in their emerging talent areas. Our Grade 5 Gifted Online Program gives motivated scholars the chance to explore diverse topics in depth and with the support of experienced instructors. Course activities develop critical and creative thinking as students engage with content that inspires excitement and further interest in the domain.
Why Choose the Gifted Online Program?
Engaging topics that cultivate higher-level thinking and creative problem-solving skills.
Modules are designed for the online classroom with the bright learner in mind.
Students receive a completion certificate (80%+ attendance required) at the end of the program.
Key Details: Class Schedule
Two weeks online program which typically includes 3 exciting modules around Math/ Science/ Critical Thinking/ Creative Thinking
Dates: July 10-22, 2023
Schedule: 75 - 90 min synchronous class, daily from Monday-Saturday
No class on Sunday
Time: 10:30 am - 12 noon, UAE Local Time
For students moving to Grade 5 for 2023-24 academic year, who have qualified for the Ei Asset Talent Search assessment, and have been placed as Gold/ Silver/ Bronze scholars (75th percentile and above)
This is a 2-week online program. Students are required to join the entire program. Program Fee: AED 600
Early-bird discount: AED 60
Last date to avail the early-bird benefit: June 1, 2023
Module 1: Eternal Wisdom for the Modern Mind: Exploring Ancient Indian Texts
Instructor: Roopa Pai
Duration: 6 hours (Jul 10-13)
This course offers an entry-level introduction to bright young minds on the luminous lessons on equality, success, happiness, competition, mindfulness and more contained in Ancient Indian texts, through interactive discussions.
Among India’s oldest and most venerated texts are the Vedas, the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita, repositories of timeless and secular wisdoms that continue to hugely impact and influence the world view of Indians today, even those that have no familiarity with the texts themselves.
How come? How have these texts, which weren’t even written down for over a thousand years after they were composed, stood the test of time? What makes them so popular not just with Indians or Hindus but with people of other cultures, religions and geographies? Why – and more importantly, how – are the ideas and lessons they contain still so relevant to our 21st century world? And, last but not the least, why is it important that children be introduced to them?
These and many other such questions will be explored in this course, which aims to also offer to bright young minds an entry-level introduction to the luminous lessons on equality, success, happiness, competition, mindfulness and more contained in these texts, while providing a background and context to the time and social situation in which they were first conceived.
The tone of the course will be anything but pedantic – in fact, the focus will be on keeping it fresh, engaging and fun. The aim is not so much to provide answers as to encourage questioning, seeking, and self-reflection, and equip children with some of the tools and thoughts they need to kickstart their personal and individual journeys to richer, more content, and more rewarding lives.
Module 2: Exploring Math through Puzzles & Games
Instructor: Sukanya Sinha
Duration: 6 hours (Jul 14-18)
In this course, students will explore mathematical concepts and problem-solving skills through a series of fun and challenging puzzles. The idea is to provide opportunities for students to engage in practices of the mathematician - specialising and generalising, conjecturing and convincing, imagining and expressing, extending and restricting, and so on. The medium will be puzzles and games, carefully selected to challenge and engage students.
The course will cover a variety of mathematical topics, including number sense, geometry, measurement, logic, etc. Students will work individually and in groups to solve puzzles that involve pattern recognition, logical reasoning, spatial visualization, and other key skills. The puzzles in this course will be designed to encourage students to take risks and try different approaches to problem-solving. They will be given the opportunity to explain their thinking, collaborate with others, and reflect on their learning.
As students learn to solve puzzles and explain their thinking they will develop their critical thinking skills and mathematical thinking skills, including visualization, analysis, and abstraction. By the end of the course, students will have developed skills to approach problems creatively, think logically, and work collaboratively to find solutions. The puzzles in this course will help students to see mathematics as a fun and engaging subject that can be applied to real-world problems and situations.
Module 3: Design Thinking through Model Making
Instructor: Nilosha Dave Shaikh
Duration: 6 hours (Jul 19-22)
In this hands-on course, students will learn the fundamental design principles through model making, developing important skills such as creativity, problem-solving, and attention to detail. Throughout the course, students will explore the process of taking an idea from concept to creation, building their own models using a variety of materials and techniques.
Model making is an important skill for any child, and especially for aspiring engineers, product designers and architects. Model making sparks up the imaginative young mind, providing a vision-oriented foundation for a variety of future endeavours. In this course, students will gain an understanding of spatial awareness, proportion, and composition.
Through a combination of instruction and guided skill practice, students will learn to sketch and design their models, exploring different approaches to problem-solving and ideation. They will then create their own models using materials such as cardboard, foam, clay and other commonly used modelling materials. The course will culminate in a virtual gallery where students will present their models to the class and receive feedback from their peers.
This course is designed for young scholars who are interested in exploring the world through the lens of design, and who want to develop valuable skills that can be applied across a range of disciplines. By the end of the course, students will build a strong foundation in model making and design, as well as an understanding of the importance of creativity and problem-solving in the world.