How will classes run?
Classes will be run virtually. Teachers will create online materials accessible to students and run class sessions through Zoom.
Who will be teaching these classes?
Experienced Gann faculty will be providing the courses for Gann Summer 2020. We're fortunate to have an outstanding faculty, 90% of whom have advanced degrees. Our faculty are so much more than teachers—they are student advisors, coaches, club leaders, and mentors. They challenge and inspire their students toward excellence.
How many students will be in each class?
Classes will run with a minimum of 8 students and be capped at 15 students.
What will my Jewish experience be like?
Jewish programming is a key ingredient in the special sauce that makes Gann unique. Each student will have the opportunity to opt into one Z'man Kodesh (holy time) class to engage with Jewish programming in a myriad of ways. Whether you're drawn to traditional prayer, yoga, meditation, traditional text study, or using Jewish frameworks to explore your personal character, there is something for you at Gann.
Will I have tests and homework?
Course work requirements outside of assigned class and assessments will be minimal, but there may be times when teachers provide additional practice for students hoping to refresh or build additional skills in certain areas. In particular, we aim to minimize "screen time" for students after the program day is over, though students enrolled in literature or other enrichment classes are likely to have some reading to do in the afternoons.
Will I be getting grades? Are these courses for credit?
There will be no official grades and these courses cannot be submitted for credit. However, you will receive a certificate of completion that can be provided to high schools and colleges that shows your commitment to learning over the summer.