Semester Schedule

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Courses:

Debate: 

Students will be introduced to and learn the concepts, ideas, and strategies surrounding academic debate. Our facilitators will teach the key principles of the debate process, which include research and note taking, flowing, constructing rebuttals, and creating impact assessments. Students will also compete in mock debates and receive constructive feedback from experienced judges.

Public Speaking: 

Students will be introduced to and learn the concepts, ideas, and strategies necessary for effective public speaking. Oratorical, extemporaneous, & impromptu speaking willbe explored while enhancing critical thinking, organization, critical listening, research, delivery,refutation, persuasion, argumentation, and conflict resolution skills. . Students will also compete in mock speech competitions and receive constructive feedback from experienced judges.

Coding: 

Grades 5 and UP: Python and Java Script Coding

Python is a general-purpose, versatile and modern programming language. It's great as a first language because it is concise and easy to read. Use it for everything from web development to software development and scientific applications. Students will begin their session by an overview of the Python and Code Academy environment with an introduction to the coursework and expectations. They will learn how to navigate within the development environment and get a brief history of  programming. They will learn about the relationship between the methods, functions and timing of CPU cycles in relation to frame rates in the development of software. We will transition into an understanding of the basic lifecycle of a software development and how it relates to mathematics and programming. If your student has  experience with Python our coaches will give advanced projects to him/her.

 

Grades 2 and UP: Web Development

This course will introduce students to the HTML and CSS portions of online design. The students would work with a static website and learn how to format and style the look and feel of this site over a 9 week period. Technologies that will be introduced are Cloud9, HTML, CSS and Java Script. If you initial experience with Web Development our coaches will give advanced projects for you.

 

Writing: 

Writing-I (1 st , 2 nd and 3 rd graders) will focus on 3 rd Grade Writing Assessment. Writing-II (4 th and 5 th graders) will focus on 5 th Grade Writing Assessment. And, Writing-III (6 th , 7 th and 8th) students will focus on improving their writing with the 8th Grade Writing Assessment in mind (old assessments). Emphasis will be on practice writings in the three possible genres (narrative, informational, and persuasive) with individualized improvement plans based on strengths and weaknesses in the four grading domains (ideas, organization, style, and conventions). Students will work individually and collaboratively to recognize and implement strategies for writing improvement.