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Yes, Science is fun! This high-interest zoology course for middle school students is sure to get your student excited about science and looking forward to the next school year.

Total classes: 8

Class dates: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, July 26, 27, 28, 29, August 2, 3, 4, and 5, 2021

Starting time: 11:30 AM Eastern (10:30 Central 9:30 Mountain 8:30 Pacific)

Duration: 45 minutes per class

Prerequisite: None

Suggested grade level: 6th to 8th grade

Suggested credit: ½ semester Entomology or Science

Fee: $87 if you register on or before April 15, 2021. $107 after April 15 for all eight classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor: Christine Hamilton, Ph.D.

Course description: A fun and lighthearted study of the insect world. We will learn about insect types, habitats, sounds, and some yummy recipes (really!). Pests, workers, artists—the intrepid insects of the world fascinate, annoy, and benefit humankind. From butterflies to bees to the lowly cockroach, insects are an integral part of the natural environment, making their mark on culture through rhyme and lore. What causes fireflies to blink? Did you ever wonder about the origin of "Sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite"? Let's delve into the insect world and see what we can learn.

Course outline

  1. Fastest

  2. Largest

  3. Longest

  4. Most Numerous

  5. Most Spectacular

  6. Smallest

  7. Misc. (Bioluminescence, loudest, most toxic)

  8. Recipes (crunchy, chewy)

Course materials: Everything will be provided FREE by the instructor.

Optional Further Reading: Ultimate Bugopedia: The Most Complete Bug Reference Ever (National Geographic Kids) National Geographic Kids, Murawski, Darlyne, Honovich, Nancy, National Geographic Children's Books, ISBN 978-1426313769 (https://amzn.to/2YcieTs)

Homework: Research an insect of your choice for a report during class. “What’s Outside My Window?” Pick a window in your house that gets sunlight and watch the activity outside! There could be ants, a preying mantis, dragonfly, ladybug, common housefly, beetles, etc. Choose a bug and write 3 paragraphs about it. What is it doing? Where does it normally live? What does it eat? What colors are they? How big do they get? Are they common in other parts of the country/world? Do they do anything unusual? The report will be given orally during the last 2 classes. Hope you have a microphone!

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Starts Starts: 7/26/2021 11:30 AM
Ends Ends: 8/5/2021 12:15 PM
Sessions Sessions: 8
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Location Location:
Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
Closed Enrollment
 
Do you know what sport or recreational activity is best for you? Now you can find out! Learn about kayaking, Nordic walking, soccer, basketball, and more to find the perfect “fit” for activities that you can love both now and in the future. And it’s a health science credit!



Total class meetings: 4

Class dates: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, July 26, 27, 28, and 29

Starting time: 1:00 PM Eastern (Noon Central 11:00 Mountain 10:00 Pacific)

Duration: 60 minutes per class

Prerequisite: None

Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th grade

Suggested credit: 1/3 semester Health Science, Physical Education, or Social Studies

Fee: $47 if you register on or before April 15, 2021. $67 after April 15 for all eight classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor: Kerrie Berends, PhD

Course description: Would you like to learn about several different types of sports and recreational activities? Would you like the opportunity? In this course, you will learn about soccer, basketball, badminton, volleyball, frisbee golf, tennis, Nordic walking, kayaking, and more! We will explore the history, equipment, rules, variations, physical requirements, and other fun details! You don’t have be an athlete to take or enjoy this course, as it is designed to teach you how to enjoy many activities that you can participate in recreationally for the rest of your life!


Course outline: Four sports per day covering the items listed in the course description.

Course materials: Recommend (not required): The Sports Rules Book, 9781492567592 (
https://amzn.to/3dmPzns) – Available used inexpensively, but make sure you purchase the 4th edition.

Homework: Daily quizzes that cover the information taught on the previous day. Quizzes are computer-graded for immediate feedback. Total out-of-class homework per day is 1-hour max.



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Starts Starts: 7/26/2021 1:00 PM
Ends Ends: 7/29/2021 2:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 4
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Location Location:
Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
Closed Enrollment
 
Have fun and learn about writing and expression with an exploration into song lyrics, from folk to Hip Hop, and learn how, no matter what the style, lyrics and poetry work together to influence and emotionally connect us with story and song.


Total class meetings: 8

Class dates: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, July 26, 27, 28, 29, August 2, 3, 4, 5, 2021

Starting time: 4:00 PM Eastern (3:00 Central 2:00 Mountain 1:00 Pacific)

Duration: 55 minutes per class

Prerequisite: None

Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th grade

Suggested credit: ½ semester English, Poetry, or Music Appreciation

Fee: $137 if you register on or before April 15, 2021. $157 after April 15 for all eight classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor: Kevin O’Brien

Course description: What makes good song lyrics and what do these lyrics tell us about poetry? Look together at all kinds of songs and analyze lyrics from folk songs, light opera, musical theater, old standards, novelty tunes, pop, rock, and even some hip-hop and even try your hand at writing our own lyrics!

Course outline:

Monday, July 26 - Folk Songs

Tuesday, July 27 - Opera and Light Opera

Wednesday, July 28 - Hymns

Thursday, July 29 - Musicals

Monday, August 2 - Standards and Ballads

Tuesday, August 3 - Pop

Wednesday, August 4 - Hip Hop

Thursday, August 5 - Novelty

Course materials: Will be provided free by Mr. O’Brien in the form of PDFs.

Homework: Daily assignments will consist of short computer-graded quizzes which provide immediate feedback, as well as brief reflections or essay answers graded by Mr. O’Brien. Homework should take no more than one hour per day in addition to class time.

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Starts Starts: 7/26/2021 4:00 PM
Ends Ends: 8/5/2021 5:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 8
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Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
Closed Enrollment
 
Learn all about G. K. Chesterton as an author, his wisdom, and his ability to point out error and bring common sense to the forefront of our lives. Join Dr. Chalberg as he comes to class dressed and in person as Chesterton himself and teaches Common Sense straight from Chesterton’s perspective! 

Total Class Meetings: 6

Class Dates: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, July 27, 28, 29, August 3, 4, and 5, 2021

Starting Time: 11:30 AM Eastern (10:30 Central 9:30 Mountain 8:30 Pacific)

Duration: 55 minutes per class

Prerequisite: None. 
 It is recommended that students read the work before the first day of class. 

Suggested Grade Level: 10th to 12th grade

Suggested Credit: ½ semester Literature

Fee: $87 if you register on or before April 15, 2021. $107 after April 15 for all six classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor: John C. "Chuck" Chalberg, Ph.D.

Course Description: This course will present an overview of G.K. Chesterton's thinking on a number of subjects, all related to Catholicism and common sense. The centerpiece will be Dale Ahlquist's “Common Sense 101”, which is based on the EWTN series featuring Mr. Ahlquist as himself and Dr. Chalberg as G. K. Chesterton. The course itself will be taught with Dr. Chalberg in character as Mr. Chesterton. Included will be prepared short segments on topics related to the reading in which Dr. Chalberg will be Mr. Chesterton. The class will also include a discussion between the students and Mr. Chesterton on the assigned reading from the Ahlquist book.

Course Materials: “Common Sense 101: Lessons from Chesterton” by Dale Ahlquist, ISBN # 978-1586171391 (
https://www.chesterton.org/shop/common-sense-101/).

Homework: The reading of the Alquist book will be divided into six sessions for the course. The estimated reading time for each session will be roughly an hour to an hour and a half. There will be two quizzes, one at the end of the first three sessions and the other at the end of the second three sessions. There will be an optional paper. The topic will be of the student's choosing after consultation with Mr. Chesterton (otherwise known as Dr. Chalberg). The length will be 1,000 to 1,200 words. The deadline is flexible.







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Starts Starts: 7/27/2021 11:30 AM
Ends Ends: 8/5/2021 12:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 6
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
Closed Enrollment
 
Strengthen your fiction writing with a professional book editor and other writers when you join this dynamic, hands-on workshopping course where you’ll learn how to make your work-in-progress story the best that it can be!

NOTES: There will be homework due before the first class meeting, so please check the course page 1-2 weeks before this course begins so you are prepared.

This course only takes 16 students. We recommend registering early to ensure a seat.

Class sessions are two hours, once a week.

Total Classes: 4

Class Dates: Fridays, August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2021

Starting Time: 11:30 AM Eastern (10:30 Central 9:30 Mountain 8:30 Pacific)

Duration: 2 hours (120 Minutes)

Prerequisite: Some fiction writing class experience preferred, but not required. (Have a story 8-12 pages long, double-spaced, 12 pt font, to share with the class.)

Suggested Grade Level: 9th to 12th grade.

Suggested Credit: 1/4 semester Creative Writing or English

Fee: $87 if you register on or before April 15, 2021. $107 after April 15 for all six classes. (Registration closes for this course on July 23, 2021, due to the homework requirement.)


Instructor: Robin Conley, MFA

Course Description: Students will submit 8-12 pages of their original fiction writing and receive feedback from the instructor and their peers. Each week during class 3 or 4 student stories will be discussed and analyzed. The instructor and classmates will provide feedback about what they enjoyed, what they were confused about, and how they think the story can be improved.

Students are expected to both submit a piece of their own work for feedback and to provide feedback for others. Each author will be required to takes notes as their story is discussed and to listen quietly, and then at the end of all feedback there will be a chance for the authors to respond to anything said during the critique and to ask questions.

The most important thing for all students taking this course is to be constructive when giving feedback and to keep an open mind toward feedback that is received. After each class session, Professor Conley will have a short meeting with the one or two students whose work was read that day to check in with them and go over their feedback.

*IMPORTANT NOTE* There will be homework due before the first class meeting, so please check into the Moodle course page one and two weeks before this course begins so you are prepared.

Workshop Submission Guidelines:

On or before July 23, 2021 - all students must submit their Workshop Piece to Professor Conley’s email (
RConley.HSC@Gmail.com)

Workshop Piece Requirements:

8-12 pages in length, Times New Roman, 12-point Font, double spaced.

Must be in a Word document, Google Doc, or PDF format.

Must be the student’s original work. It can be an excerpt from a longer novel, a short story, a script, or even a graphic novel/comic, as long as it meets the length and formatting requirements.

Put your name, the class name, and your story’s title on the document, or “Workshop Piece” if you don’t have a title yet on the paper.

Submit to Professor Conley no later than July 23, 2021.

Course Materials: Each student needs to have:

8-12 pages of their own writing finalized and prepared to be submitted for workshopping NO LATER than July 23, 2021.

The ability to make Word documents or PDFs using Microsoft Word, Google Docs (free from Google), or some other program.

A working microphone (and WebCam if possible) for the Live Class sessions.

Homework: This course is reading and writing intensive as each week students will have to be able to read up to FIVE (5) pieces of their classmates’ writing as well as write FIVE (5) 1-2 page double-spaced response for each students’ workshop piece. The expected homework will be 3-5 hours each week depending on how difficult the student finds it to write critiques.

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Starts Starts: 8/6/2021 11:30 AM
Ends Ends: 8/27/2021 1:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 4
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Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 16 seats
Closed Enrollment
 

In this deep dive (and fun) American history course, experience Gettysburg firsthand through the eyes of the soldiers and civilians who were there. Sign up and get excited about history!

Total classes: 8

Class Dates: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, August 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2021

Starting time: 4:00 PM Eastern (3:00 Central 2:00 Mountain 1:00 Pacific)

Duration: 55 minutes per class

Prerequisite: None

Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th grade. NOTE: Adjustments can be made to assignments to accommodate 7th to 8th grade students.

Suggested credit: ½ semester History or American History

Fee: $127 if you register on or before April 15, 2021. $147 after April 15 for all eight classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor: Christopher Martin, PhD

Course Description: This course tells the story of the Battle of Gettysburg through the eyes of the soldiers and civilians who experienced America’s greatest battle. We will do a virtual tour of the battlefield, exploring the very places where Americans made and experienced history. By virtually stepping into the shoes of their stories, we will gain a greater appreciation of what it means to be an American, and what Gettysburg means to the American Heritage.

Course Outline:

Day 1: Introduction and overview of syllabus and assignments Introductory probe into the scope and utility of History.

Day 2: Backgrounds of the Civil War and the Gettysburg Campaign

Day 3: The Roads Taken to Battle

Day 4: Delaying the Confederates

Day 5: Confusion in Gettysburg

Day 6: Plans go Awry

Day 7: Defense of Cemetery Ridge

Day 8: The meaning of Gettysburg to Americans in the past and present

Course materials: No course materials need to be purchased. Dr. Martin will provide students with excerpts from Two Witnesses at Gettysburg: The Personal Accounts of Whitelaw Reid and A.J. Fremantle, by Gary Gallagher(https://amzn.to/2KV0GrW to read reviews).

Homework:

· Students will read approximately ten pages per day from primary sources (provided free by the instructor). NOTE: Middle school students may be exempt from the readings.

· There will be daily review quizzes that are computer graded for immediate feedback. The quizzes are based on the classroom lectures and discussions. They are optional and worth bonus points

· Students will compose a two- to three-page exercise in historical critical analysis and review. This is an important skill for students to practice. NOTE: Middle school students may instead write a one- to two-page semi-biographical report.


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Starts Starts: 8/9/2021 4:00 PM
Ends Ends: 8/19/2021 5:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 8
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 15 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
 

Learn the power of critical, wise thinking in our “information age,” as we understand history and current events, to make good decisions while living out our Catholic faith.


Total classes: 8

Class Dates: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, August 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, and 19, 2021

Starting time: 2:30 PM Eastern (1:30 Central 12:30 Mountain 11:30 Pacific)

Duration: 55 minutes per class

Prerequisite: None

Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th grade. NOTE: Adjustments can be made to assignments to accommodate 7th to 8th grade students.

Suggested credit: ½ semester History, Philosophy, or Critical Thinking

Fee: $127 if you register on or before April 15, 2021. $147 after April 15 for all eight classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor: Christopher Martin, PhD

Course Description: Modern sources of news and entertainment are cleverly designed to compel, persuade, sensationalize, and attract attention. The purpose of this class is twofold: to both teach students how to think critically about the information they encounter, as well as how to construct well-written arguments with appropriate, supporting source material. Few people in our society realize that the true benefit of studying history goes beyond the simple lessons of the past. Rather, by giving critical analysis to the interpretations of the past, students can themselves learn to identify and scrutinize sources of information, and form their own opinions with greater wisdom.

Course Outline:

Day 1: Introduction and overview of syllabus and assignments Introductory probe into the scope and utility of History.

Days 2-5: Thinking Critically

Day 2: Historical and Ideological

Day 3: Primary and Secondary Sources

Day 4: Causation, Contingency, and Complexity

Day 5: Active and Critical Reading

Days 6-8: Arguing Persuasively

Day 6: Historiography and Historians' Fallacies

Day 7: Thesis Statements, and Supporting an Argument

Day 8: The Catholic Theology of History

Course materials: Historiographical Reviews, by Christopher Martin (eBook). Can be purchased here for $16.50:https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=YAVUPX2WPB9YY

(No PayPal account needed. Click on “Pay with Debit or Credit Card”.)

Homework:

· Students will read approximately 15 pages per day from the textbook NOTE: Middle school students may be exempt from the readings.

· There will be daily review quizzes that are computer graded for immediate feedback. The quizzes are based on the classroom lectures and discussions. They are optional and worth bonus points

· Students will compose a two- to three-page exercise in historical critical analysis and review. This is an important skill for students to practice. NOTE: Middle school students may instead write a one- to two-page critical analysis of the select reading


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Starts Starts: 8/9/2021 2:30 PM
Ends Ends: 8/19/2021 3:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 8
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 7 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
 
This FREE course is perhaps the most important course you’ll ever take – so join in and learn critical, must-know skills and what you need to excel in ALL of learning – including how to listen and read actively for higher comprehension, how to take notes effectively, how to take tests in a timed setting, and more. Again – this course is absolutely FREE – so get in before it fills up!

Special Notes: This course is offered free throughout the school year (summer, fall, and spring). Due to the popularity of this course, it is offered four times over the summer semester. Choose the dates and times that work best for your family.

Total Classes: 4

Class Dates and Times:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday,

August 9, 10, 11, and 12, 2021 at 1:00 PM Eastern (Noon Central 11:00 Mountain 10:00 Pacific)


Duration: 55 minutes

Prerequisite: None

Suggested Grade Level: 7th to 11th grade

Fee: FREE

Instructor: Erin M. Brown, MA, MFA

Course Description: In this course, your student can gain the absolute must-have expertise to become strong, confident, and able to study for any high school level course with success. Learn how to listen and comprehend more how to effectively take notes how to read a text for its key ideas how to study for tests how to approach textbooks in a way that cuts study time in half how to more effectively comprehend what you read and hear and what you need to do to score well on tests. This four-session course is absolutely FREE so give your student what’s needed to succeed!

Course Outline:

Class 1- Active listening and how to take notes effectively

Class 2- Active reading and how to study effectively

Class 3- Critical reading skills for comprehension

Class 4- Test-taking in a timed setting

Course Materials: All materials are provided free from the instructor.

Homework: This is a lecture course with approximately 2 hours of work per class (reading and computer-generated quizzes for immediate feedback).


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Starts Starts: 8/9/2021 1:00 PM
Ends Ends: 8/12/2021 2:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 4
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Class Size Class size: 60 seats
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Come and learn how to pray in a way that is focused, powerful, and brings you closer to God. 

Total classes: 4

Class dates: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, August 9, 10, 11, and 12, 2021

Starting time: 11:30 AM Eastern (10:30 Central 9:30 Mountain 8:30 Pacific)

Duration: 55 minutes per class

Prerequisite: None

Suggested grade level: 8th to 12th grade

Suggested credit: 1/3 semester Theology. Combine with another theology course for full credit

Fee: $39 if you register on or before April 15, 2021. $59 after April 15 for all four classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor: Inshal Chenet

Course description: Often we approach prayer hoping for a great communication with God, and then sit in silence, get distracted, bored, or even upset when our prayer is not bearing fruit. In this course we will learn historic prayer practices. This includes: Lectio Divina, the Divine Office, ways to improve rosary meditation, and more.

Course outline:

1. Introduction and Rosary Meditations

2. Lectio Divina and the Bible

3. Prayers for building specific virtues.

4. The Divine Office

Course materials: A Catholic Bible and a notebook. If you have a Liturgy of the Hours book that is good to have, but an online copy can also work.

Homework: The homework will be practicing these prayer techniques. Expect to spend at least 20 minutes each day.

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Starts Starts: 8/9/2021 11:30 AM
Ends Ends: 8/12/2021 12:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 4
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Location Location:
Status Status: 5 wait spaces available
Class Size Class size: 27 seats
 
Continue learning to draw with the strongest, most powerful art techniques that all art masters across time and space use. Take Drawing with Art Theory, then keep mastering your skills with this next-level course.


Note: Students can sign up for this course and the prerequisite course at the same time.

Total classes: 8

Class dates: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, August 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 2021

Starting time: 1:00 PM Eastern (Noon Central 11:00 Mountain 10:00 Pacific)

Duration: 55 minutes per class

Prerequisite: Drawing with Art Theory is required (Available LIVE and Recorded through Unlimited Access) Note: Students can sign up for this course and the prerequisite course at the same time.

Suggested grade level: 8th to 12th grade

Suggested credit: ½ semester Art Theory or Fine Arts

Fee: $97 if you register on or before April 15, 2020. $117 after April 15 for all 8 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor: Inshal Chenet

Course description: Students will learn how to use the art techniques applied by the old masters, as well as more advanced techniques for a finished drawing. This is a practically focused course to help students learn and improve their artistic skills. This course has a special focus on the human body and realistic body proportions and movement.

Course outline:

1. Introduction and Body Proportions

2. Body mass, fat, and muscle

3. Joints and Flexibility

4. Facial Variations

5. Consistency in faces and levels of detail.

6. How to draw feet

7. How to draw hands

8. Clothing and other details.

Course materials: Art pencils, sketchbook, and a plastic page protector. Ability to scan drawings or take a picture of drawings. The instructor will provide other materials for free.

Homework: Students will need to practice sketches to cement lessons. These practice sketches will be turned in to Mr. Chenet for critique. The assignments should take 30-60 minutes per school day.

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Starts Starts: 8/9/2021 1:00 PM
Ends Ends: 8/19/2021 2:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 8
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Status Status: 5 wait spaces available
Class Size Class size: 29 seats
 

What can the game of chess teach us beyond the game? Learn how to anticipate potential problems, focus and concentrate, visualize a sequence of actions, weigh options, and understand that actions have consequences. For both middle and high school students.


Total classes: 6

Class dates: 
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays August 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 2021

Starting time: 2:30 PM Eastern (1:30 PM Central 12:30 Mountain 11:30 Pacific)

Duration: 55 minutes per class

Prerequisite: None

Suggested grade level: 7th to 12th grade

Suggested credit: ½ semester Chess, Math, or Logic

Fee: $77 if you register on or before April 15, 2021. $97 after April 15 for all 8 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor: Inshal Chenet

Course description: Chess is one of the oldest games, receiving acclaim from St. Thomas Aquinas to Chuck Norris. Chess has been shown to improve reading comprehension, math success, logic skills, and strategic thinking. In this course, students will learn basic chess play, structure, function of the pieces, and strategy. This will teach them to anticipate potential problems, how to focus & concentrate, visualize a sequence of actions, weigh options, and understand actions have consequences.

Course outline:

1. Introduction and how the pieces work

2. How to make good exchanges and Checkmates

3. Special moves and other rules

4. Chess openings

5. The mid-game and the endgame

6. How Chess Notation Works

Course materials: A chess set is advised, but not required. The instructor will provide free PDFs with chess puzzles.

Homework: Students will complete simple chess puzzles and practice games to cement lessons between classes. Expect to spend approximately 30 minutes per lesson, with optional work that can take an additional 30 minutes.

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Starts Starts: 8/9/2021 2:30 PM
Ends Ends: 8/18/2021 3:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 6
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Status Status: 15 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 20 seats
 
If you finally want to make spelling easier and faster, then this course is for you. Learn new ways to make spelling simple… make remembering spellings uncomplicated… discover games that make spelling downright fun … and learn a whole new way of thinking about spelling that turns spelling into something you don’t have to worry about.


Total classes: 4

Class dates: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, August 16, 17, 18, and 19, 2021

Starting time: 11:30 AM Eastern (10:30 Central 9:30 Mountain 8:30 Pacific)

Duration: 55 minutes

Prerequisite: None

Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th grade

Fee: $79 if you register on or before April 15, 2021. $99 after April 15 for all 6 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor: Erin M. Brown, MA, MFA

Course description: Is spelling a challenge? Do you want to find out what's going wrong and make spelling easier? Join Erin M. Brown, MA, MFA, the Creator/Director of True North Reading: The Complete Mastery Reading & Spelling Program and the Aquinas Writing Advantage to get a new and powerful approach to spelling with the top how-to skills and easy tips (based on research and a powerful, successful approach) to make spelling easier. Revolutionize the way you "do" spelling, understand what's missing, and find out how to remember the spelling of words much faster. For high school students.

Course outline:
Class 1- How to make spelling easier…From the Basic Code to Combinations: How spelling works Why “pure sounds,” “Sound Pictures,” and auditory discrimination are critical to great spelling two spelling games that make all the difference Grouping Sounds in Sound Boxes

Class 2- The Combination Code: What it is and why it changes spelling forever (in a good way!) Spelling games for the win (ditch copying, have fun remembering)

Class 3- The Vowel Name Code: What it is and why it’s a different (and the best) way to remember spelling combinations

Class 4- The Imposter Code: Why spelling in English can be tough—and how to make it super easy

Course materials: All learning materials for the course are provided FREE by the instructor. Students should bring two (2) packs of 3x5 cards, a black marker, an 8 ½ x 11 notebook, and a highlighter to class.

Homework: Between classes, students will have approximately one hour of homework/preparation for the next class with creating fun learning materials, playing spelling games, and practicing the ideas presented in the course. Work and projects will be brought to class and used together in activities that can be repeated and enjoyed at home, beyond the course.

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Starts Starts: 8/16/2021 11:30 AM
Ends Ends: 8/19/2021 12:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 4
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Status Status: 3 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 32 seats
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