Fall 2018 courses

PERIOD 1: 8:30am - 9:45am

Living Organisms

SUNDAYS | 8:30 am - 9:45 am | 5th - 8th Grade

We will examine plant and animal cells under the microscope. Students will be encouraged to draw what they see and will learn Binomial Nomenclature to classify living organisms. This course will have live animal guests to observe and handle.

Instructor: Michael Korn

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Communication & Emotional Persuasion

SUNDAYS | 8:30 am - 9:45 am | 5th - 6th Grade

A public speaking course focused on emotions! Apply emotion-grabbing techniques from the fields of debate, psychology, and marketing. Present and get into your body with exercises from improv, storytelling, and theater. Believe, develop, and tap into your own ideas!

Instructor: Richie Panuyas

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Big Data

SUNDAYS | 8:30 am - 9:45 am | 6th - 8th Grade

In this course you will harness the power of Big Data to research a topic that interests you and develop skills to market your own inventions.

Instructor: Dory Castillo

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Introduction to Programming (Scratch)

SUNDAYS | 8:30 am - 9:45 am | K - 2nd Grade

In this course, students will learn the Scratch programming language. They will learn how to solve problems and express their solutions through animations, stories, and games. Fundamental programming concepts such as repetition and conditional execution will be taught. Students will learn to determine whether programming is the best tool for executing and presenting a solution.

Instructor: Terri Beckles

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PERIOD 2: 10:00am - 11:15am

Dance of The Electrons

SUNDAYS | 10:00 am - 11:15 am | 6th - 8th grade

Students will identify the characteristics of electrons and explore the role they play in comprising matter, energy, force, and motion. Ultimately, our study will lead to recognizing, utilizing, and creating better uses of our natural resources.

Instructor: Michael Korn

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Communication & Emotional Persuasion

SUNDAYS | 10:00 am - 11:15 am | 7th grade +

A public speaking course focused on emotions! Apply emotion-grabbing techniques from the fields of debate, psychology, and marketing. Present and get into your body with exercises from improv, storytelling, and theater. Believe, develop, and tap into your own ideas!

Instructor: Richie Panuyas

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Coding with Python

SUNDAYS | 10:00 am - 11:15 am | 5th - 8th grade

Technology is the way to the future and learning how to code is the key. In this course
you will learn how to write code, problem solve, and even create your own games!

Instructor: Dory Castillo

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Game Design with Scratch

SUNDAYS | 10:00 am - 11:15 am | 2nd - 4th grade

This next level course will challenge students to develop a game in Scratch. Students will understand the concepts of game development and what makes a great game! They will ask and answer these core questions to further develop their game concepts: What is a game? What makes a good game? Who is your audience?

Instructor: Terri Beckles

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PERIOD 3: 11:30am - 12:45pm

Business Design 2

SUNDAYS | 11:30 am - 12:45 pm | 4th - 7th grade

The goal is to learn valuable lessons for how to design, create, and present products to the marketplace with imagination and integrity. Students are going to be mixing organic ingredients to create products for wellness. We will launch our products on the MSU campus one weekend during the semester.

Instructor: Michael Korn

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Psychology of Learning & Creativity

SUNDAYS | 11:30 am - 12:45 pm | 6th grade +

Learn and apply an array of comprehension and creativity techniques! Create mental models, explore language, and practice thinking tools. Concepts include: frameworks, mindsets, mindfulness, habit formation, and cross-disciplinary connections. Class exercises from psychology, business, self-help, education, and mindfulness.

Instructor: Riche Panuyas

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Science Fiction Writing

SUNDAYS | 11:30 am - 12:45 pm | 4th - 9th grade

Do you often daydream of what it would be like to travel to another galaxy or to travel through time? Well, pick up your pen and paper because this class is for you! This course will propel your imagination to new heights by developing your writing skills for creating new worlds.

Instructor: Dory Castillo

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Web Design

SUNDAYS | 11:30 am - 12:45 pm | 4th - 6th grade

Students will learn to create a website using HTML, CSS, research, and their imagination. Students will be challenged to address a social issue that affects their community. In the process of developing their website, students will build their own definition of what makes a website and what information do websites need. Social issues that will be explored include: community, listening and kindness.

Instructor: Terri Beckles

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