COURSES

Fall 2020 STEM Outdoor Classes

Teacher: Ann Caldwell, Brandon Wallace, Jeanne Robinson

Our outdoor classes will run Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 9:30-12:30, (no lunch hour this year). Participants will be limited to 36/day divided into smaller groups of ~12 each.   Student groups (pods of ~12 students) will rotate through three classes, (science & nature, math in motion, and ‘no contact’ sport & fitness).   Our 'classrooms' will be the parking lot, a patio, as well as the nearby nature trail and playing fields.

Anatomy Online

Teacher: Dr. Kumari Robinson

This class will explore and examine the structures of the human body and their functions.  Students will investigate each system of the human body in detail including circulatory, digestive, skeletal/muscular, respiratory, and nervous sensory systems. 

 

Students will meet for interactive live lectures, will work in groups, and will be given independent assignments to complete and turn in. This will use Zoom telecommunications software and will require use of a computer and headphones.

 

Dissections will be performed by the teacher and will occur over live video. In order to increase interactivity of labs, multiple options are being considered including:

 

Students optionally buying a dissection kit and performing dissections at home with the assistance of their parents concurrently with the live video with the teacher.

 

Students  watching the live dissection and  performing dissections independently with their parents using the dissection recording.

 

Students who do not wish to dissect could observe the live dissection and then participate in virtual dissection activities to reinforce the lab.

Algebra I Online

Teacher: Jeanne Robinson

This course develops algebra concepts and skills, including: variables in equations, functions, real numbers, inequalities, exponents, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, graphing and radicals.  

We will also provide 15 minutes of zoom tutoring occasionally, if a student is having trouble with a particular topic. This will be scheduled on an as needed basis.

Algebra 2 Online

Teacher: Ann Caldwell

This course will develop math skills associated with linear equations, inequalities, graphs, matrices, polynomials and radical expressions, quadratic equations, functions, exponential and logarithmic expressions, sequences and series, probability and trigonometry.  Oh boy! 

Biology Online

Teacher: Dr Kumari Robinson

This biology class will pursue the study of living organisms through lecture, discussion and laboratory based course work. This course of study will cover topics ranging from cellular biology (organelles, cells, photosynthetic reactions, mitosis etc.) to evolutionary biology and macrobiology. 

 

Students will meet for interactive live lectures, will work in groups, and will be given independent assignments to complete and turn in. This will use Zoom telecommunications software and will require use of a computer and headphones.

 

For lab activities, multiple options will be used including students using lab materials at home when possible for use during live instruction, as well as virtual lab activities.

Computer Applications Online

Teacher: Kahlee Mitchell

This class will focus on software applications in Microsoft Suite, including Publisher, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  Each quarter will take on a different application and have student produce documents, presentations and publications. Students must have their own laptop to participate in this class.  

Creative Writing Online

Teacher: Halima Jenkins

This class will have students create original essays, poems, and short stories Interesting and thought-provoking writing prompts will help engage students.  Students are encouraged to write about topics they find engaging as they practice writing in a variety of formats. Teacher feedback will help students learn how to improve their self-expression and self-editing skills.

Intro to Chemistry Online

Teacher: Ann Caldwell

This class will explore basic laws of nature, focusing on the composition and structure of materials and the changes they undergo. Topics will include classification of matter, atoms and atomic structure, molecules and chemical change and types of chemical reactions. The focus of the class will be on helping students build explanations and class discussions will be central. Both class levels (upper elementary and mid-high school) will include activities and/or labs, however, the high school class will explore the mathematical relationships as well. 

 

Intro to Coding Online

Teacher: Kahlee Mitchell

This class will introduce students to the exciting world of computer coding, beginning with Scratch and moving to Ruby.  

Pre-Algebra Online

Teacher: Jeanne Robinson

As math is the "language" of science, engineering and technology, it is fundamental to our STEM program.  We encourage students to take as much math with us as they can.  This course meets twice a week and further develops the skills needed for success in Algebra.  Topics include operations with integers, fractions and proportions, order of operations, translating phrases into math equations, and solving one and two step equations. 

We will also provide 15 minutes of zoom tutoring occasionally, if a student is having trouble with a particular topic. This will be scheduled on an as needed basis.

Race & Equality Online

Teacher: Brandon Wallace

This course is relevant and exciting as it encourages students to wrestle with the political issues of the day.  Students will learn about political parties, historical and current social issues and their larger implications.  Start prepping for class by perusing the daily paper... Class will be lecture and discussion based.  

Synchronous or 'live' classes for Race & Equality will be scheduled on Wed/Fri 1 to 2 pm,  as needed.  Students should be available for in person classes at this time each week.

Health & Wellness

Teacher: Susan Harnett

Health is a senior level or pre-college class focused on the national health goals and objectives released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Healthy People: 2020.  Student research will be a major component of this class.  Students will explore the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle and issues surrounding lifelong physical health. This class will help students better understand fitness principles and achieve personal fitness goals. 

Senior Math Online

Teacher: TBA

This course will pick up where we left off last spring - reviewing Alg 2, before launching into Geometry and Trig!  

Web Design Online

Teacher: Kahlee Mitchell

What better year to learn a new computer skill?  Web Design will help students create and manage a website.  

Writing for College and Career Online

Teacher: Halima Jenkins

This class will help high school students prepare to enter university studies and the workforce. Students will learn to create a resume, assess their skills and interests, explore jobs related to their skills sets, identifiy future career paths, write a college essay, and identify colleges that offer majors related to their future career interests.

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