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Adulting 101 - Spring 2020 Spring 2020 Monday 9:00 am 06:00 am 9th - 12th Apr 20, 2020 14

$250.00

Being an adult isn’t easy, but it can be a little easier with some preparation. In this course we will be covering the topics most often cited by older adults as things they wish they had known, or things they think every young adult needs to know to be able to function effectively in the world.

Each class will be an interactive lecture based on the topic for that week. Eva Goldstein-Meola uses a PowerPoint presentation for visual reinforcement as well as videos to demonstrate concepts or complement information being presented.

Homework will be assigned to reenforce concepts learned during class. Expect one hour of homework weekly.

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

All About Baking - Winter 2020 Winter 2020 Wednesday 9:00 am 06:00 am 6th - 10th Jan 15, 2020 15

$250.00

Does your child dream of being on Cupcake Wars or next Duff Goldman? In this class, you will learn all of the basic knowledge needed to become a truly confident and successful baker. Students will learn to combine all of the independent skills they have learned for math, science, reading and following directions together to create delicious, edible masterpieces!

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Ayla Gilbert Burke

American Government 101: From the Continental Congress to the Iowa Caucus, Everything You Need to Know About United States Politics - Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Tuesday 9:00 am 06:00 am 8th - 12th Sep 10, 2019 12

$400.00

Too often, Government classes turn the noteworthy details into tedious discourse that would put even the president to sleep. American Government 101 cuts out the boring explanations, and instead provides hands-on activities that keeps you engaged as you learn. From the backstory of the Constitution to the institution of the Electoral College, this class is packed with hundreds of entertaining tidbits and concepts to help you learn about how the government of the United States actually works. Whether you want to learn about how policies and laws are created, or just want to become a better-informed voter, American Government 101 has all the answers--even the ones you didn't know you were looking for.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Jonathan Meola

Banned and Burned: Banned Worthy Books - Winter 2020 Winter 2020 Thursday 9:00 am 06:00 am 9th - 12th Jan 16, 2020 14

$250.00

Have you ever wondered what calls for a book to be banned? How could anyone burn a book? Isn’t that considered opposition of free speech? This course is the study of several works that have been banned by various agencies, countries, or groups at some point in time. We will explore these works to discover what messages they have for our culture and why in the world they have banned and burned!

1984 challenges authority and government. Many schools and libraries banned The Catcher in the Rye for being negative and undermining authority. The Grapes of Wrath was banned by countries such as Ireland and Turkey accusing sellers of spreading propaganda. How The Passage to India tests racial prejudices was too much for some.

Due to gravity of content and language used in some of these novels, this course is best suited for mature dispositions. This course includes reading comprehension and critical thinking. Because of the dialogue nature of this class, students will need a functioning microphone.

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Erin Forte-Froehling

Dead Poets Rise - Fall 2019 Fall 2019 Thursday 9:00 am 06:00 am 9th - 12th Sep 12, 2019 15

$250.00

History has given us hundreds of major and minor poetic movements creating its own revolution. Poets have struggled. Do they make a living or find a way to express their ideas and beliefs? Not many have found a way to do both. We will explore the evolution of poetry through different eras. An adventure through the minds of the most creative minds to discover the symbolism and meaning behind some of time’s most mysterious words.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Erin Forte-Froehling

Getting Yourself Together: Study Skills for the Middle School Student - Fall 2019 Fall 2019 Thursday 9:00 am 06:00 am 5th - 8th Sep 12, 2019 14

$250.00

This class will focus on the study skills that today’s students need in order to succeed in an academic setting (of any kind). The students will learn organization, time management, note-taking, test-taking strategies, work prioritization, and how to study. It does not matter how hard you study if you are not studying in an effective manner. This course teaches kids how to study smarter, not harder.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Charissa Vangi

Greek Tragedies Drama … Ancient Style - Spring 2020 Spring 2020 Thursday 9:00 am 06:00 am 9th - 12th Apr 24, 2020 15

$250.00

Who loves a good tragedy faced with family drama? If these Greek tragedies were staged today, they would be popular among all age groups! This course is the study of an introduction to Greek tragedy as a literary and ritual form through close readings of several Greek Tragedies. We will look at the ideas the tragedies convey, and study details of their staging, culminating in a detailed study and performance of an individual play. Reading will focus attention to poetic language, dramatic technique, and historical/ritual context. During this part of the course, the students will express themselves creatively and intuitively. Because of the dialogue nature of this class, students will need a functioning microphone.

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Erin Forte-Froehling

Ideas that Changed the World - Fall 2019 Fall 2019 Monday 9:00 am 06:00 am 6th - 9th Sep 09, 2019 14

$250.00

Discoveries don’t usually come about with someone leaping out of a bathtub shouting “Eureka!” More often than not discoveries are the result of the coming together of efforts of a lot of different people. This class focuses on ten inventions, theories or discoveries that truly changed the world, and on the people who were involved in the process. The world is big multifaceted place. With that in mind, each class will focus on a different area of science. This interdisciplinary class will be sure to surprise you and to blow your mind!

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Jonathan Meola

Interactive Web Applications with jQuery - Fall 2019 Fall 2019 Monday 9:00 am 06:00 am 7th - 12th Sep 09, 2019 15

$250.00

Learn how to build fun, interactive, animated Web applications with jQuery, the most popular Javascript library used by Web developers.

We’ll start with the basics; what is jQuery and how to get it to work on your Web site. Then we’ll move on to how jQuery interacts with different elements on a Web page. We’ll look at how to use jQuery for animation, and then start building your first full jQuery application.

Your work will be online, so you’ll be able to show your friends and family the project that you’re working on week by week.

By the end of the class, you will have learned why jQuery is the most popular tool to use when designing and building Web apps, and be able to design your own.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Marc Gottlieb

Magic, Mentalism, and More! - Fall 2019 Fall 2019 Wednesday 9:00 am 06:00 am 6th - 10th Sep 11, 2019 15

$250.00

Have you ever imagined yourself as an magician perform stunning tricks like making things disappear, cool card tricks, or know what your audience is thinking without telling you? Now here is your chance to AMAZE PEOPLE! Join this class to learn the basics of magic ranging from money magic to magical illusions.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Ayla Gilbert Burke

Outliers: The Story of Success - Fall 2019 Fall 2019 Monday 9:00 am 06:00 am 9th - 12th Sep 09, 2019 13

$250.00

Opportunity.

Timing.

Upbringing.

Effort.

Meaningful work.

Legacy.

These six elements are rather powerful.

Do the successful have to work the hardest or do they have the best luck?

In the award-winning book Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcom Gladwell examines scientific data and evidence from well-known success stories to answer the question of what makes a person successful. Through this stunning book, we will take an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful and question ourselves about what makes high-achievers different?

This is a high school ½ credit English semester. Students will participate in pre-reading, analyzing and post-reading discussions. Students will write essays as well as have some quizzes and a mid-term and final.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Ten Terrific Ted Talks! Don’t say that ten times fast! - Winter 2020 Winter 2020 Monday 9:00 am 06:00 am 9th - 12th Jan 13, 2020 10

$250.00

It is rarely possible to bring world class guest speakers in to school to lecture students about their chosen field of expertise. It is, however, easy to bring their ideas and their passions direct to your students. This is what this class is all about!

In Ten Terrific Ted Talks, we are going to watch, discuss, analyze and debate various topics that are presented in ten amazing Ted Talks*. This class will combine psychology, social sciences, writing, current events and more! It is a discussion-based class so please make sure your child comes to class prepared to talk!

PLEASE NOTE: Some of the language in the TED TALKS might not be the “normal classroom language” that I use during class. There might be some “foul language” and/or “inappropriate language”. Please make sure your child understands that I do not teach or use this language. The TED TALKS are other people’s words.

*TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Three….. Two…..One…… Blast off Space Exploration & Astronomy - Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Tuesday 9:00 am 06:00 am 5th - 8th Sep 10, 2019 13

$400.00

Are you ready for an intergalactic exploration?

If you love space, and all things stellar, then this is the class for you! Together, we will learn all about galaxies, stars, and our solar system!

Questions we will investigate includes…

What causes the seasons?

Could we live on Mars?

What is the Solar Nebula Theory?

What is the Big Bang Theory?

What are the different constellations in the sky?

To learn about these topics as well as so many more, register your future astronaut!

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Sarah Pope

Web Development with WordPress - Winter 2020 & Spring 2020 Winter 2020 & Spring 2020 Monday 9:00 am 06:00 am 7th - 12th Jan 13, 2020 15

$400.00

Setting up a Web site using WordPress is an easy and fun introduction to building and maintaining Web sites. Web Development with WordPress will focus on the administration, configuration, and business elements of developing a Web site using WordPress, the most popular platform for personal and professional sites.

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Marc Gottlieb

A Class 65 Million Years in the Making: Introduction to Paleontology - Fall 2019 Fall 2019 Wednesday 11:00 am 08:00 am 7th - 12th Sep 11, 2019 15

$250.00

What was life on earth like millions of years ago?

This class will discuss how the Big Bang created the opportunity for life, growth and evolution. Together we will learn how to study fossils and we will discover how animals evolved from sea creatures to become dinosaurs as we know them today.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Samantha Star

All About Essays - B Week - Full Year - 2019 - 2020 Full Year Tuesday 11:00 am 08:00 am 8th - 11th Sep 10, 2019 1

$450.00

It is imperative that students, with the goal of attending college, can write basic essays with ease, speed and confidence. In this class, your child will become well-versed in the structure and application of expository, persuasive, compare/contrast, and personal essays, which are found on most applications and scholarship forms for college, competitive summer programs and high school admission. In addition to the above, the students will learn how to approach the SAT Timed Writing Test, which is an analytical essay, through analyzing samples, as well as beginning timed practices.

Students will explore and implement many stylistic techniques within the structures of their essays that will assist them later in finding their voice within their own written words. They will learn how to use composition checklists to ensure that they have done a solid job editing their work. This class is high paced with the emphasis on EDITING – TRULY EDITING using their COMPOSITION CHECKLIST. The goal is for the student to understand that writing takes TIME and cannot be done in one or two sittings. It is expected that the students work a minimum of 45 minutes per day on their assignment; a minimum 7 – 8 hours over the course of two weeks to produce a well written paper.

This class meets every other week from September through May. This allows the student to have enough time over the course of 14 days to go through the entire writing process allowing them to write a fabulous paper.

If your high schooler has never taken a formal writing class, please contact the instructor to make sure this is a good fit as this class assumes the student has some experience with five-paragraph essays and/or IEW's stylistic techniques.

NOTE: A good essay is NOT done in ONE or TWO sittings; instead it is created over time. When a student grows into a confident writer, less time will be needed for the process. This typically happens in the second year of this class. While working on homework, students are expected to repeat the writing process with some degree of independence. NEW (first year) students might need parental assistance, but, over time, ultimately, we are striving for them to establish independence as writers. In addition, after multiple years studying/using IEW methodology, it is often during the second year of this class that a student will begin “finding their voice” and given freedom to use stylistic techniques as they feel needed. Homework is given at the end of each class. Students are expected to email their writing for an evaluation to eva@writingteacher.com

Weeks: 14

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

American Sign Language 3: High School Level - Full Year - 2019 - 2020 Full Year Monday 11:00 am 08:00 am 9th - 12th Sep 09, 2019 8

$600.00

Does your child already have basic conversational skills in American Sign Language? This is the class that will cement your child’s understanding and fluency of ASL. ASL Level 3 will be conducted completely in American Sign Language and students will not have the option to use their microphones in class.

In this course, we will move to advanced ASL storytelling, introductory interpreting, and translation. In addition, students will be assigned projects to translate and interpret on their own. By the end of the class, students should be fluent in ASL and able to converse with a Deaf person they meet in real life.

It is strongly recommended that sometime during the student's study of ASL, they take my class, Introduction to Deaf Culture. This helps the student understand the complete picture of the Deaf world. This class is being offer during Winter 2020 on Thursday.

Note: ASL classes at OTA have a limit of TEN students so that each student can get enough time to sign during class.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 30

Instructor: Selena Robinson

American Sign Language 4: High School Level - Full Year - 2019 - 2020 Full Year Wednesday 11:00 am 08:00 am 10th - 12th Sep 11, 2019 5

$600.00

Is your child ready to jump into the world of ASL without an English lifejacket? This is the class that will take your student’s understanding of ASL from fluent to exceptional. ASL Level 4 will be conducted completely in American Sign Language and students will not have the option to use their microphones in class.

In this course, we will learn how to communicate in sign language about detailed topics, including health conditions, rules, and life decisions. In addition, students will be assigned projects to translate and interpret on their own. By the end of the class, students should have a mastery of American Sign Language and a springboard for beginning classes in ASL interpreting, instruction, or education.

It is strongly recommended that sometime during the student's study of ASL, they take my class, Introduction to Deaf Culture. This helps the student understand the complete picture of the Deaf world. This class is being offer during Winter 2020 on Thursday.

Note: ASL classes at OTA have a limit of TEN students so that each student can get enough time to sign during class.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 30

Instructor: Selena Robinson

An Introduction to World Religions - Winter 2020 Winter 2020 Monday 11:00 am 08:00 am 7th - 10th Jan 13, 2020 15

$250.00

Across the globe, people have asked questions such as:

● Where/How did the world begin?
● Who are we?
● What is our purpose is in life?

These questions, when viewed through the prism of different religious traditions, have a variety of answers. Throughout human history, religion has played a role in history, literature and current events. Without a basic understanding of various religious traditions, students often can’t relate to what they read in fiction and non-fiction texts. In this survey class, we will explore some of the major faiths practiced by people worldwide. For each one studied, we will learn about:

● Sacred objects
● Festivals
● Traditions
● Sacred places
● Rites of passage.

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Jonathan Meola

Art Fundamentals: Drawing & Painting Edition - Fall A 2019 Fall - A - 2019 Thursday 11:00 am 08:00 am 1st - 3rd Sep 12, 2019 14

$125.00

Do you need a class that will encourage creativity in your child? This class is designed for the reluctant artist as well as the already budding confident individual. Come join Ms. V for a phenomenal elementary art course! We will use inspirational popular picture books that will encourage creativity. These picture books will jump start our artistic conversations. Classes will primarily start with a read aloud of a book, viewing a demonstration video of Ms. V executing the project and Ms. V showing a step-by-step break down of each project. Each class will focus on an art skill/technique whether it be color theory, composition, perspective and much more. Other media such as inventive music videos will be used to demonstrate the art that surrounds us in our everyday lives.

NOTE: This is a 5-week, 55 minute class for our youngest students.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 5

Instructor: Celina Vallarta

Art Fundamentals: Sculpture Edition - Fall B 2019 Fall - B - 2019 Thursday 11:00 am 08:00 am 1st - 3rd Nov 14, 2019 15

$125.00

Do you need a unique class that will encourage creativity in your child? This class is designed for the reluctant artist and the already budding confident individual. Come join Ms. V for a phenomenal elementary art course! Classes will primarily start with a viewing a demonstration video of Ms. V executing the project and Ms. V showing a step-by-step break down of each project. Each class will focus on an art skill/technique whether it be color theory, composition, perspective and much more.

NOTE: This is a 5-week, 55 minute class for our youngest students.

NOTE: Registration deadline is October 30, 2019.

Weeks: 5

Instructor: Celina Vallarta

Can You Dig It? Introduction to Archaeology - Winter 2020 Winter 2020 Wednesday 11:00 am 08:00 am 8th - 12th Jan 15, 2020 15

$250.00

Believe it or not, one day people will be digging through our trash trying to figure out who we were as a society! Archaeology is the study of past societies, their customs, behaviors and practices through the buildings and artifacts that they have left behind. Together we will explore archaeological theory, method and practice. We will also discuss archaeological ethics and our responsibility towards preserving our past.

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Samantha Star

Comic Art & Design - Fall 2019 Fall 2019 Tuesday 11:00 am 08:00 am 6th - 12th Sep 10, 2019 15

$250.00

Do you often find yourself developing elaborate doodles? Are you an aspiring cartoonist? This class will help you turn your doodles into comic strips that tell your own story. You will acquire the fundamental building blocks that you need in order to express yourself through a combination of pictures and words. We will explore panel transitions, text image relationships, one and two-point perspective as well as figure drawing. Each class will conclude with a creative assignment which reinforces the artistic principles covered in class.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Celina Vallarta

Community History - Spring 2020 Spring 2020 Wednesday 11:00 am 08:00 am 1st - 4th Apr 22, 2020 15

$250.00

Learn about your state, city, and community through visiting the past in this fun and interactive history community course.

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Ayla Gilbert Burke

Design is a Journey of Discovery Introduction to Interior Design - Spring 2020 Spring 2020 Thursday 11:00 am 08:00 am 9th - 12th Apr 24, 2020 14

$250.00

Interior design isn’t just about picking colors and décor! Design requires creative thinking and problem solving. We will discuss floor plan evaluation, area planning, choice of materials, furniture, budgeting and much more! In this class students will learn to use a variety of online tools to design floor plans, mood boards and their own lighting and fabric.

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Samantha Star

Disabilities and Abilities: An Innovative Creative Writing Course - Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Wednesday 11:00 am 08:00 am 4th - 8th Sep 11, 2019 14

$400.00

Come join us in exploring the beautiful stories and triumphs of individuals with special needs through creative writing and literature. This class will challenge you as a writer and a person to channel your empathy, understanding, and strength. Together we will read three novels about three incredible individuals with special needs that overcame their circumstances and excelled. You will be challenged to view the world from a different perspective in order to create positive change. Walk a mile in their shoes as we embark on a literary journey of challenge, hope, strength, and perseverance.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Ayla Gilbert Burke

Earth Science - Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Thursday 11:00 am 08:00 am 5th - 7th Sep 12, 2019 13

$400.00

The Earth needs us now more than ever, and it needs students who understand the different systems affecting the Earth. We will take an in-depth look at energy, tectonic plates, weather, climate, volcanoes, etc. We will also be introduced to important scientific concepts such as heat, density, and buoyancy. We won’t stop at the edge of the Earth though, we will also discuss the solar system including the sun, planets, moons etc.

Students will be asked to explore the world around them using virtual models, watching videos, discussion, debate, and experimenting.

Students will be encouraged to dream big as they prepare for OTA’s virtual Science Fair held in the Spring of 2020.

NOTE: This is a LAB Science.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Samantha Star

Figure Drawing 101 - Winter 2020 Winter 2020 Tuesday 11:00 am 08:00 am 8th - 12th Jan 14, 2020 14

$250.00

This introductory course is designed for the mature and serious emerging artist. This class is intended for the student who would like to take their drawing skills to the next level. This figure drawing class will focus intensely on the human body: gesture, contour, and measurements will all be explored. Serious students only as we’ll be focusing on the body. No genitalia will be exposed.

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Celina Vallarta

Full Stack Web Development - Full Year - 2019 - 2020 Full Year Monday 11:00 am 08:00 am 9th - 12th Sep 09, 2019 12

$600.00

If you’re looking to learn everything about everything Web Development, you’ve come to the right place. This class will cover it all: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, WordPress, Databases, Linux servers, image editing... you name it!

There is so much technology that goes into the Web, most people can only learn two or three at best. The Rockstar are the ones that can handle any problem, any size, at any time. Those are the full stack developers, rare individuals who know the secrets of how everything interconnects on the Internet, and how to fix it when it breaks.

Are you ready to be a Rockstar?

Do you have what it takes?

This course will teach you the fundamentals of every technology involved in making the Web work. By the end of the year, you’ll be able to tackle most problems that Web developers face day in and day out and figure out how to solve the ones you can’t.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 30

Instructor: Marc Gottlieb

High School Research & More – A Week - Full Year - 2019 - 2020 Full Year Tuesday 11:00 am 08:00 am 9th - 12th Aug 26, 2019 9

$450.00

This year, in high school writing, students will focus on the RESEARCH TERM PAPER. Students will learn how to dissect these “long, scary assignments” and break them down into manageable chunks. We will examine how to break down a (approximately) fifteen to twenty page “assigned” term paper using time management and organizational skills.

The student will learn how to:

• Research with multiple sources
• Utilize an online database via the public library
• Merge notes together to limit and choose the most appropriate information for their topic
• Write a solid thesis statement
• Write from their notes making sure all notes are appropriate for their topic
• Use IN TEXT citations
• Write an MLA bibliography, transitional paragraphs, introductory and concluding paragraphs

In addition to writing their “term paper” during the first half of the year, the students will also learn how to write a solid personal essay; these types of essays will help them with gaining admission to competitive summer programs, internships, colleges, and help their chances towards earning scholarships.

During the second half of the year, if time allows, the students will learn how to approach the SAT Timed Writing Test through analyzing samples and practicing their own skills.

This class is fast-paced, with the emphasis on EDITING – TRULY EDITING, using their COMPOSITION CHECKLIST. The goal is for the student to understand that writing takes TIME and cannot be done successfully in just one or two brief sittings. The students ARE expected to work at home for a minimum of 45 minutes per weekday on their “homework” – which is given at the end of each class. All students are expected to email their homework for evaluation to eva@writingteacher.com.

This class meets every other week from August through May. This allows the student to have enough time over the course of 14 days to go through the entire writing process allowing them to write a fabulous paper.

If your high schooler has never taken a formal writing class, please contact the instructor to make sure this is a good fit as this class assumes the student has some experience with five-paragraph research papers and/or IEW's stylistic techniques.

Weeks: 14

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

History of Modern Israel - Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Wednesday 11:00 am 08:00 am 8th - 12th Sep 11, 2019 15

$400.00

Israel is a tiny state, and yet it has captured the world’s attention, aroused its imagination, and lately, been the object of its opprobrium.

Why does such a small country speak to so many global concerns?
Why does Israel make the decisions it does?
And what lies in its future?

We cannot answer these questions until we understand Israel’s people and the questions and conflicts, the hopes and desires, that have animated their conversations and actions. Though Israel’s history is rife with conflict, these conflicts do not fully communicate the spirit of Israel and its people: they give short shrift to the dream that gave birth to the state, and to the vision for the Jewish people that was at its core. Guiding us through the milestones of Israeli history, we will relay the drama of the Jewish people’s story and the creation of the state.

Together, we will explore a brief but thorough account of the cultural, economic, and political history of this complex nation, from its beginnings so we can understand its future. The result is a vivid portrait of a people, and a nation, reborn.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Jonathan Meola

Introduction to Deaf Culture - Winter 2020 Winter 2020 Thursday 11:00 am 08:00 am 7th - 12th Jan 16, 2020 14

$250.00

Can hearing people be a part of the Deaf community? Why are cochlear implants so controversial? Are Signed Exact English, American Sign Language, and Pidgin Sign all the same thing? In what ways are Deaf people and people with disabilities similar and different? What type of careers can I obtain working with Deaf people?

These are a few of the many questions we will answer this semester. This course is designed to introduce you to the most important aspects of the American Deaf experience. We will expose the history, contributions, and contemporary lives of Deaf people in America.

Using an interdisciplinary approach, we will address topics such as the diversity of Deaf people, Deaf cultural norms, Deaf arts, and Deaf international communities. This course will provide you will a foundation in which future Deaf Studies classes will expand.

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Selena Robinson

Introduction to Literary Analysis - Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Thursday 11:00 am 08:00 am 9th - 12th Sep 12, 2019 13

$400.00

Prepare for an engaging and exciting exploration of literature! This course is designed to introduce you to the fascinating art of analyzing literature and ultimately catapult your skills from beginner to master! We will be diving into classic works from a variety of authors and genres. Poetry, drama, and novels will be our sources of discovery! We will search for a variety of literary devices such as theme, setting, characterization, symbolism, and plot. You will have the opportunity to share your growing knowledge of literary analysis and hear the insights and perspectives of fellow students through your participation in our class discussions. You will be required to demonstrate your grasp of what you are learning through writing literary analysis compositions.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Erin Forte-Froehling

Introduction to Psychology and the Brain - Spring 2020 Spring 2020 Wednesday 11:00 am 08:00 am 9th - 12th Apr 23, 2020 15

$250.00

Have you ever wondered what makes us tick?

Some may say it is our heart, but what about our brain?

What role does it play in who we are and the choices we make?

Introduction to Psychology will introduce students to human nature. We will explore the brain’s anatomy, understand the history of psychology and the various points of view that have existed over time. We will delve into experience, emotion, learning, behavior and psychological disorders through readings, videos, research and lectures. The class will observe a live dissection of a brain, performed by the teacher (with possibility to follow along at home).

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Samantha Star

Introduction to Start Ups - Spring 2020 Spring 2020 Wednesday 11:00 am 08:00 am 8th - 12th Apr 22, 2020 15

$250.00

What is a start-up? Is it a full-fledged business? Is it an idea? Is it both?

Israel is considered by the world the start-up nation and more products and designs began their life in Israel. Jonathan Meola has been a part of this world in one capacity or another for a large part of his adult life. He is excited to share with students the concept behind start-ups.

What is a start-up?

How do you come up with the next great idea?

How do you get investors?

What happens when you sell the start up?

Introduction to Start Ups is so much more than just a business class. Entrepreneurial education is slowly but surely becoming more mainstream. It is a class to inspire, make your move, fulfill your vision, look at your goal. Yes, you can be the Startup Hero!

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Jonathan Meola

Making Sense of Math - Two Foundational Math Skills Level for Grades 3-6 - Winter 2020 Winter 2020 Thursday 11:00 am 08:00 am 3rd - 6th Jan 16, 2020 15

$250.00

Does math sometimes seem like a foreign language?

Does your child struggle with math?

Does it ever feel like a battle to get him or her to focus?

If so, I completely understand. Learning math can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to. That’s where I come in! I’ve been developing systems for almost a decade to fill math gaps in record amounts of time. I’m a huge fan of many math curriculums, but no matter how much we search and compare curriculums, they all have gaps that need to be filled. I have developed this class to do just that. I have targeted and planned an engaging math program that will help your child truly connect with and master math skills. It’s not enough to simply do math, we need to teach children to apply math. I invite you to allow me to help you child learn to love math on a higher level

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Ashley Matheny

Making Sense of Math: Foundational Math Skills Level for Grades 2-3 - Fall 2019 Fall 2019 Thursday 11:00 am 08:00 am 1st - 3rd Sep 12, 2019 15

$250.00

Does math sometimes seem like a foreign language?

Does your child struggle with math?

Does it ever feel like a battle to get him or her to focus?

If so, I completely understand. Learning math can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to. That’s where I come in! I’ve been developing systems for almost a decade to fill math gaps in record amounts of time. I’m a huge fan of many math curriculums, but no matter how much we search and compare curriculums, they all have gaps that need to be filled. I have developed this class to do just that. I have targeted and planned an engaging math program that will help your child truly connect with and master math skills. It’s not enough to simply do math, we need to teach children to apply math. I invite you to allow me to help you child learn to love and understand math on a higher level

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Ashley Matheny

Perspectives: Combining IEW Writing with Classic Short Stories (Session 1) - Fall 2019 Fall 2019 Wednesday 11:00 am 08:00 am 6th - 9th Sep 11, 2019 7

$250.00

In literature, characters become our friends. We can sympathize or celebrate with them. We feel their joys, sorrows and pain. In this class, Perspectives, your child will embrace the world of Short Stories. We will delve deep into these pieces of literature analyzing, discussing and writing about the details pertaining to these stories. There will be one technological project; otherwise, the writing will range from 3 – 5 paragraphs including Narrative Summaries, Critique Writing and Essays.

It is strongly encouraged that students have taken at least one year of Eva Goldstein-Meola’s Middle School IEW Writing Class (or the equivalent) as those writing skills will be utilized. If your child has not taken Eva’s MSW class, the alternative is that your child feels comfortable writing a 5-paragraph essay. If you have questions, please contact Eva at eva@opententacademy.com.

NOTE: You do not have to take Session Two to participate in Session One. One semester of Perspectives equals a half a year Language Arts (literature and writing) class. Each semester covers new short stories and essays. If you are looking for a full year of literature and writing, it is STRONGLY encouraged to register for BOTH session 1 and 2 simultaneously.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Perspectives: Combining IEW Writing with Classic Short Stories (Session 2) - Winter 2020 Winter 2020 Wednesday 11:00 am 08:00 am 6th - 9th Jan 15, 2020 7

$250.00

In literature, characters become our friends. We can sympathize or celebrate with them. We feel their joys, sorrows and pain. In this class, Perspectives, your child will embrace the world of Short Stories. We will delve deep into these pieces of literature analyzing, discussing and writing about the details pertaining to these stories. The writing will consist of three 5-paragraph Expository Essays and two Creative Writing assignments.

It is strongly encouraged that students have taken at least one year of Eva Goldstein-Meola’s Middle School IEW Writing Class (or the equivalent) as those writing skills will be utilized. If your child has not taken Eva’s MSW class, the alternative is that your child feels comfortable writing a 5-paragraph essay. If you have questions, please contact Eva at eva@opententacademy.com.

NOTE: You do not have to take Session One to participate in Session Two. One semester of Perspectives equals a half a year Language Arts (literature and writing) class. Each semester covers new short stories and essays. If you are looking for a full year of literature and writing, it is STRONGLY encouraged to register for BOTH session 1 and 2 simultaneously.

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Physics - Full Year - 2019 - 2020 Full Year Tuesday 11:00 am 08:00 am 9th - 12th Sep 10, 2019 13

$600.00

Whether students realize it or not, the world around is constantly being affected by the laws of physics. In this class, students will be encouraged to question, hypothesize, experiment, and draw conclusions which will lead them down the path of discovery and understanding of the laws of physics. We will study the physical and natural phenomena around us through live and virtual labs.

At this level many students already have an understanding of force, motion, gravity, etc.

Students will be encouraged to dream big as they prepare for OTA’s virtual Science Fair held in the Spring of 2020.

NOTE: This class is a LAB science.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 30

Instructor: Samantha Star

Profiles from History (Session 1) Stories of Those Who are Worthy of Remembrance - Fall 2019 Fall 2019 Monday 11:00 am 08:00 am 2nd - 5th Sep 09, 2019 14

$250.00

The greatest connection we can have throughout history is the human one. Together, in Profiles in History, the students and I will take a unique perspective on each historical figure by sharing some of the lesser known facts that you may not have heard before. As we learn about each individual, we will focus on the strength of his character. The goal is to connect with the person – not just the history.

During session one, we will learn about inventors, artists, statesmen and explorers that made a significant difference in the world around them and forever changed the future. We will begin in the year 1200 and continue through 1890.

This class will combine history, reading comprehension, reading activities, timelines and creativity! I can’t wait to have your child join me in this fabulous adventure meeting people from all different times and places.

NOTE: You do not have to take Session Two and/or Session Three to participate in Session One. All Profiles from History classes are STAND ALONE classes. You can take them in any order!

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Profiles from History (Session 2) Heroes of America’s Growth and Freedom - Winter 2020 Winter 2020 Monday 11:00 am 08:00 am 2nd - 5th Jan 13, 2020 14

$250.00

The greatest connection we can have throughout history is the human one. Together, in Profiles in History, the students and I will take a unique perspective on each historical figure by sharing some of the lesser known facts that you may not have heard before. As we learn about each individual, we will focus on the strength of his/her character. You will notice that I won’t merely focus on the achievements in battle, but more on their strength of character. The goal is to connect with the person – not just the history.

During session two, we will learn about authors, scientists, statesmen and everyday people that made a significant difference in the world around them and forever changed the future. We will begin around the year 1770 and continue through the 1930s.

This class will combine history, reading comprehension, critical thinking, reading activities, timelines and creativity! I can’t wait to have your child join me in this fabulous adventure meeting people from all different times and places.

NOTE: You do not have to take Session One and/or Session Three to participate in Session Two. All Profiles in History classes are STAND ALONE classes. You can take them in any order!

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Profiles from History (Session 3) Leaders who Changed Worlds Both Large and Small - Spring 2020 Spring 2020 Monday 11:00 am 08:00 am 2nd - 5th Apr 20, 2020 15

$250.00

The greatest connection we can have throughout history is the human one. Together, in Profiles in History, the students and I will take a unique perspective on each historical figure by sharing some of the lesser known facts that you may not have heard before. As we learn about each individual, we will focus on the strength of his/her character. I have included some people who stories you may not have heard, but they certainly deserve or admiration. The goal is to connect with the person – not just the history.

During session three, we will learn about authors, inventors, statesmen, everyday people and war heroes that made a significant difference in the world around them and forever changed the future. We will begin around the year 1750 and continue through the 1950s.

This class will combine history, reading comprehension, critical thinking, reading activities, timelines and creativity! I can’t wait to have your child join me in this fabulous adventure meeting people from all different times and places.

NOTE: You do not have to take Session One and/or Session Two to participate in Session Three. All Profiles in History classes are STAND ALONE classes. You can take them in any order!

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Sketching and Drawing - Spring 2020 Spring 2020 Thursday 11:00 am 08:00 am 5th - 9th Apr 23, 2020 14

$250.00

Do you enjoy doodling with a pencil and a sketchpad? This class will hone your skills and help bring out your inner artist. We will break down complex concepts like line, tone, value, perspective and composition as we practice line and contour drawing, and a variety of shading techniques. You will learn to sketch images from real life and from your memory.

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Celina Vallarta

Ten Days to Research Writing - Spring 2020 Spring 2020 Wednesday 11:00 am 08:00 am 6th - 10th Apr 22, 2020 14

$250.00

Throughout your child’s education, your child will be asked to write research papers. This CAN be done without tears and tantrums! All you need is a step-by-step method. In this class, we will begin with simple, one paragraph research papers and progress until we write a five-paragraph, multi-source research paper using the IEW method of writing.

Students will learn about

• how to brainstorm potential research topics and subtopics
• how to locate and cite credible research sources
• how to write a spell-binding dramatic opening
• how to write a thesis
• how to write a final clincher
• how to write topic and clincher sentences for body paragraphs
• how to write a transitional bridge
• how to use stylistic techniques within their research paper
• how to avoid banned words
• how to write a bibliography/works cited using MLA format

and so much more.

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

The Ancient World Early Civilizations, The Mesopotamian World, Egypt, Greece and Rome - Full Year Fall, Winter, Spring Tuesday 11:00 am 08:00 am 6th - 9th Sep 10, 2019 12

$600.00

This course, in its entirety, will follow the dramatic history of the world’s early civilizations from the first farmers of the Middle East to the rise of the mighty empires in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Rome. We will explore the timeline, history and people of the time allowing students to create a vivid picture of life in the ancient world.

Students have the option of taking one semester or two semesters or enroll in the entire year.

• Fall - Ancient World: Egypt
• Winter – Ancient World: Greece
• Spring – Ancient World: Rome
• Full Year of Ancient World – Early Civilizations, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome

NOTE: If you would like to register for ONE of the ten-week sessions (or two of the ten-week sessions), please contact Eva Goldstein-Meola at admin@opententacademy.com. Each independent 10-week session is $250.00. She would be glad to take care of that for you!

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Jonathan Meola

The Magic of Shakespeare - Shakespeare for Gifted Students in Grades 3-7 - Fall 2019 Fall 2019 Monday 11:00 am 08:00 am 3rd - 7th Sep 09, 2019 15

$250.00

This class, designed to spark a love of the Bard and give a solid introduction, starts with a tour through Shakespeare’s life and amazing use of language. The concepts we learn about his use of poetic meter, prose, and rhetorical devices will be an indispensable part of the remaining weeks’ study and in fact any future literature study.

We then turn to a survey of Shakespeare’s comedy, viewing examples of his comedy in action on the stage and getting a sampling of Shakespearean insults. Next are the history plays, where we examine Shakespeare’s take on politics, war, and intrigue, and how language factors into all of these.

We spend a few weeks learning how to tackle and appreciate the longer speeches in his plays: soliloquies and monologues. This is done via character studies of Shylock and Hamlet.

I use a unique approach to two of his most popular sonnets: “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day” and “Let me not to the marriage of true minds.” We will see how the surface meaning of each poem tells us one story, but a careful examination of word choice and meter lends a completely different shade of meaning to each sonnet.

The course concludes with a discussion on the structure of Shakespeare’s tragedies with examples, and then a discussion on the final plays he authored and what they can tell us about his craft.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Merium Khan

Watercolor Basics: 101 - Winter 2020 Winter 2020 Thursday 11:00 am 08:00 am 7th - 12th Jan 16, 2020 15

$250.00

Need to take your artistic skills to the next level? Love to draw but have no idea on how to approach color? Come learn the watercolor basics! Many animators, illustrators, and graphic designers love using watercolor. It’s versatile, creates rich and vibrant colors, and it’s a very approachable material once you familiarize yourself with the material. This class is designed for the student who has no or little experience with watercolor.

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Celina Vallarta

What is Important in Today’s World? Understanding and Following Current Events - Fall 2019 Fall 2019 Monday 11:00 am 08:00 am 7th - 10th Sep 09, 2019 15

$250.00

This class is designed to provide students with an opportunity to discuss, understand, and explore political, economic and social issues. These issues may be either local, national, and/or international in scope. All issues will be discussed in a respectful, meaningful, and active way - utilizing both contemporary and historical sources as available. Throughout the term, students will stay up to date on current issues and trends. Because the subjects covered in this class are by their very nature “current and contemporary,” a variety of topics may be covered during the course, depending on the current news cycle.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Jonathan Meola

You Decide! Applying Court Cases to the Bill of Rights - Spring 2020 Spring 2020 Monday 11:00 am 08:00 am 7th - 10th Apr 20, 2020 15

$250.00

The United States Constitution was drafted in Philadelphia in 1787 at the Constitutional Convention. However, many delegates felt that the document was not truly complete, since it did not include a list of rights that offered people protections from abuses of power by the government. These delegates felt that the lack of these rights would prevent ratification by the States, and after further deliberations, crafted ten Amendments to the Constitution that are known collectively as the Bill of Rights.

In this survey class, we will explore the Bill of Rights, using cases and examples covering the first eight Amendments, that will cover both the Founders’ intent and further interpretation by the judiciary.

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Jonathan Meola

Art Journaling - Spring 2020 Spring 2020 Thursday 1:00 pm 10:00 am 6th - 10th Apr 23, 2020 15

$250.00

An art journal is a kind of a diary in which you combine art and words to express yourself. There is no right or wrong. It's all about self-expression. Artists have always kept notebooks in which they sketched, practiced, experimented, and recorded themselves. Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and Leonardo Da Vinci were prolific sketchbook keepers; therefore, you are in good company! Each session will begin with a series of writing and artistic prompts and ideas sure to inspire you and to help bring out your inner creative genius! This class is designed to be therapeutic and allow students to self-evaluate.

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Celina Vallarta

Beyond Worksheets: Grammar, Punctuation, Editing – Oh My! - Spring 2020 Spring 2020 Wednesday 1:00 pm 10:00 am 5th - 9th Apr 22, 2020 15

$250.00

Who remembers the dreaded WARRINER’S GRAMMAR textbook that almost every high school student used? Yup – you know the one! The small, thick book that had grammar exercise after grammar exercise. Don’t panic. This course is NOT that.

In Beyond Worksheets, students will be an active learner in understanding the rules of the English Language, and then, provide examples demonstrating their knowledge of the rules. Students will be engaged through videos, games and activities as well as creating an interactive notebook, which will serve as a resource for referring to grammar rules in the future.

Please note – students will NOT master every rule in 10-weeks; however, this course is intended to open their eyes, introduce them to the rules and help them develop a resource to refer to in the future.

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Dive Deep! Calling All Marine Biologists to Be! - Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Tuesday 1:00 pm 10:00 am 5th - 9th Sep 10, 2019 14

$400.00

If you love the creatures of the sea, then you will love this class! This is an introductory course for students that are interested in understanding the Marine environment. We will explore all marine organisms from the shores to the trenches. As well as cover marine habitats, their physical and behavioral characteristics, and adaptation they have to live in their marine environment. So if you’re crazy about coral or love lobsters, then sign up for Dive Deep! Calling All Marine Biologists to Be!

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Sarah Pope

Don’t Trust Atoms, they Make Up Everything High School Chemistry - Full Year - 2019 - 2020 Full Year Thursday 1:00 pm 10:00 am 9th - 12th Sep 12, 2019 9

$600.00

Chemistry is the study of composition, reactivity, properties and reactivity of matter. The first part of the course includes mastery of topics in measurement, dimensional analysis, classification of matter, chemical structure, chemical formula and equation writing, and stoichiometry. The remainder of the semester is spent in a survey of physical applications to chemical systems including gas laws, kinetic theory, solutions, equilibrium, acids and bases, and nuclear chemistry with emphasis world applications.

Students will be encouraged to dream big as they prepare for OTA’s virtual Science Fair held in the Spring of 2020.

NOTE: This class is a LAB science.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 30

Instructor: Samantha Star

Exploring American History with American Girls (Session One) - Fall 2019 Fall 2019 Tuesday 1:00 pm 10:00 am 2nd - 5th Sep 10, 2019 14

$250.00

Exploring American History with American Girls combines reading, comprehension, literary elements, discussions, history, research, geography, timelines, culture and presentation skills into one fabulous age-appropriate class that will have your children begging for more! The kids who have taken this class LOVE it!! We have FUN learning!

During session one, students will explore United States History from 1764-1824.

• Native American - Meet Kaya

• Revolutionary/Colonial Time Period - Meet Felicity

• War of 1812 - Meet Caroline

• Mexican American - Meet Josephina

NOTE: You do not have to take Session Two and/or Session Three to participate in Session One. All Exploring American History with American Girls classes are STAND ALONE classes. You can take them in any order!

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Exploring American History with American Girls (Session Three) - Spring 2020 Spring 2020 Tuesday 1:00 pm 10:00 am 2nd - 5th Apr 21, 2020 14

$250.00

Exploring American History with American Girls combines reading, comprehension, literary elements, discussions, history, research, geography, timelines, culture and presentation skills into one fabulous age-appropriate class that will have your children begging for more! The kids who have taken this class LOVE it!! We have FUN learning!

During session three, students will explore United States History from 1914 to 1970s. We will learn about (and read) the following topics (and books):

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Jewish Immigration to New York City - Meet Rebecca
The Great Depression - Meet Kit
World War II - Meet Molly
Social Changes of the 1970s - Meet Julie

NOTE: You do not have to take Session One and/or Session Two to participate in Session Three. All Exploring American History with American Girls classes are STAND ALONE classes. You can take them in any order!

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Exploring American History with American Girls (Session Two) - Winter 2020 Winter 2020 Tuesday 1:00 pm 10:00 am 2nd - 5th Jan 14, 2020 13

$250.00

Exploring American History with American Girls combines reading, comprehension, literary elements, discussions, history, research, geography, timelines, culture and presentation skills into one fabulous age-appropriate class that will have your children begging for more! The kids who have taken this class LOVE it!! We have FUN learning!

During session two, students will explore United States History from 1853 – 1904. We will learn about (and read) the following topics (and books):

French Influence/New Orleans - Meet Cecile
Swedish Immigration - Meet Kirsten
Civil War/Underground Railroad - Meet Addy
Industrial Revolution - Meet Samantha

NOTE: You do not have to take Session One and/or Session Three to participate in Session Two. All Exploring American History with American Girls classes are STAND ALONE classes. You can take them in any order!

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Extraordinary People from History - Spring 2020 Spring 2020 Monday 1:00 pm 10:00 am 5th - 8th Apr 20, 2020 14

$250.00

In this class we are going to highlight the lives of important people during history. We will explore a brief biography of their life, the society and culture that shaped them and what contributions they made in their field. We will discuss how their lives would be different if they had been born in a different time and culture.

The first part of each class will be a biography of the person’s life via lecture, videos and recordings. The second part of the class will be an open discussion of what our thoughts about the person and what we can learn to implement in our own lives.

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Jonathan Meola

Famous Speeches in American History - Spring 2020 Spring 2020 Tuesday 1:00 pm 10:00 am 6th - 9th Apr 21, 2020 14

$250.00

Historic speeches can teach us a tremendous amount about the past history as well as the people who said these words. They can educate us about pivotal moments, triumphs, failures, challenges and accomplishments a nation has experienced during different eras. The history of the United States has been characterized by many speeches which have precipitated changes and impacted the way American interact with their leaders, neighbors and the rest of the world. Americans in every century have lent their ears to impassioned voices that have stirred, challenged, convicted and profoundly affected the conscience of our nation. These speeches have shaped American history with bold ideas, designed to persuade and influence discourse during difficult and prosperous times – creating a better nation for all Americans.

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Jonathan Meola

Geography for High School Students - Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Monday 1:00 pm 10:00 am 8th - 12th Sep 09, 2019 11

$400.00

Geography is an interdisciplinary subject! During this twenty-week course, students will travel the globe studying both the geographical elements of each continent as well as the culture and the people who live there. Students will be responsible for learning the countries, major mountain ranges and bodies of water. As geography and history are impossible to separate, we will also learn some history of the land! Class will be made up of lectures, multi-media, discussions and open-ended questions. Homework will be made up of independent reading, map building, map quizzes, open book tests and a final and a mid-term. We have a lot to cover! Do you want to join us on our journey around the world? Come along – it will be fun!

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Jonathan Meola

Geology Rocks! Introduction to Geology - Spring 2020 Spring 2020 Wednesday 1:00 pm 10:00 am 2nd - 5th Apr 22, 2020 15

$250.00

While geology rocks, geology isn’t just about rocks. The science of geology deals with the earth’s physical structure and substance, its history and the processes acting on it. These processes include volcanoes, earthquakes, rocks, mountains, oceans etc. Together we will travel to the top of active volcanoes, survey earthquakes throughout history, climb to the very top of the tallest peaks on the planet and dive to the bottoms of our oceans. So pack your bag, put on a pair of comfortable walking shoes and join me as we look at planet Earth through the eyes of a geologist!

Students will be encouraged to dream big as they prepare for OTA’s virtual Science Fair held in the Spring of 2020.

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Samantha Star

I Speak for the Trees: Environmental Science Through the Eyes of the Lorax - Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Wednesday 1:00 pm 10:00 am 8th - 10th Sep 11, 2019 13

$400.00

This class will use the book and animated movie, The Lorax, as a spring board into environmental science topics.

What decisions were made in Thneedville that lead to people buying plastic trees and air?
Could this happen in real life?

We will use the story’s plot line and dissect the lyrics to draw parallels to the real world.
Environmental science concepts covered in this course include ecology, land & water use, deforestation, pollution, resources, population growth and over consumption.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Sarah Pope

If the Genes Fit High School Biology - Full Year - 2019 - 2020 Full Year Tuesday 1:00 pm 10:00 am 8th - 12th Sep 10, 2019 11

$600.00

Biology is the natural science that studies life and living organisms. Together we will explore their physical structure, chemical composition, function, reproduction development and evolution.

Students will be encouraged to dream big as they prepare for OTA’s virtual Science Fair held in the Spring of 2020.

NOTE: This class is a LAB science.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 30

Instructor: Samantha Star

Introduction to IEW Writing - A Week - Full Year - 2019 - 2020 Full Year Monday 1:00 pm 10:00 am 3rd - 7th Aug 26, 2019 0

$450.00

This is an interactive, introductory class geared towards middle and upper elementary level students. In this class, students will focus on brainstorming, note taking and writing both fiction and nonfiction pieces. Writing structures will include: summarizing nonfiction, narrative summaries, beginning story writing using narrative summaries, beginning report writing, writing from pictures, and beginning essay writing. Simultaneously, students will also learn how to implement various stylistic techniques to increase description, as well as remove “banned words” (overused, boring words) from their writing.

Each week, Eva will review past lessons to encourage mastery. Parents are encouraged to actively participate in the homework process. Scribing for your child is acceptable (however, don’t change their words!).

Students are encouraged to repeat this class twice. The first year tends to be overwhelming, and in most cases the second year is when their internal “light bulbs switch on” and writing happens!

This class meets every other week from August through May. This allows the student to have enough time over the course of 14 days to go through the entire writing process allowing them to write a fabulous paper.

Weeks: 14

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Introduction to Programming - Spring 2020 Spring 2020 Tuesday 1:00 pm 10:00 am 5th - 8th Apr 21, 2020 15

$250.00

Do you know how computers do all of the cool things they can do? Because people use programming to explain to computers how to do things.

Computers are really smart, and sometimes kind of dumb. It’s your job as a programmer to write a computer program that tells the computer exactly what you want it to do.

If you want to learn how to tell computers what to do, and even make games you can share with your friends, then sign up for this course.

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Marc Gottlieb

Introduction to the Human Body - Fall 2019 Fall 2019 Wednesday 1:00 pm 10:00 am 3rd - 6th Sep 11, 2019 15

$250.00

The knee bone is connected to the… leg bone? No, that can’t be quite right! In this class, students will explore the human body, presented as an age-appropriate, fun approach to learning the major organ systems of the human body. We will cover the circulatory, digestive, immune, muscular, nervous and reproductive system, just to name a few. Students will be responsible for understanding the purpose of each system and how they work together as a whole.

Students will explore the human body with virtual 3D models, lectures, discussions, and videos.

Please note that the reproductive system is covered in this class including the reproductive organs and their function and purposes.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Samantha Star

Lights! Cameras! Action! An Alternative Course for High School English: Movies as Literature - Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Wednesday 1:00 pm 10:00 am 8th - 12th Sep 11, 2019 14

$400.00

Camera! Movies! Action! In this complete, one-year high school English course, we will combine learning with fun! Together, we will use classic movies to introduce and study the elements of literary analysis and critical thinking. We will view a variety of historical, classic and modern movies. The movies themselves take the place of literature, acknowledging the reality that this is the medium for storytelling most accessible to modern audiences. Preparation for discussion and the discussion itself teaches students many of the tools of literary analysis such as plot development, theme, foreshadowing, setting, mood, character development, symbolism, the author’s purpose, point of view, motivation, puns, and irony. The analysis includes other aspects applicable to film such as staging and dramatic effects. After discussion, students are given two or three questions from which they will choose one as the subject for an essay.

Please note that there is an option for students to receive this class as an HONORS credit. There are three extra assignments to be done, which are due by class 11, class 15 and class 20.

Please note: For a student to be successful in this class, they should have experience writing a five-paragraph essay. Yes, this will be reviewed; however, very briefly. Typically, it is best, but not required, if a student has a year of MSW or AAE with Eva before taking this course.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Jonathan Meola

Manga Drawing 101 - Spring 2020 Spring 2020 Tuesday 1:00 pm 10:00 am 6th - 12th Apr 21, 2020 15

$250.00

Do you love manga? Are you a huge fan and are always finding yourself reading and/or drawing manga? Are you drawing manga but it’s coming out quite right? This class is designed for you. This is an introductory manga course that will go over the basics that will give students a strong foundation for their manga drawings.

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Celina Vallarta

Middle School Writing - B Week - Full Year - 2019 - 2020 Full Year Monday 1:00 pm 10:00 am 6th - 9th Sep 09, 2019 0

$450.00

This fast paced, interactive class begins preparing your student for high school and (eventually) college level writing. In Middle School Writing, the students will be writing five paragraph critiques, research papers and essays (expository, persuasive and narrative). Students will practice each structure at least twice allowing the student to write the second or third papers with the same structure with more ease.

During class, each structure will be introduced, explained, brainstormed and modeled. While working on their homework it is expected that they use their handouts for reference. Students are expected to repeat the entire writing process with some degree of independence. Students might need parental assistance; however, over time we are striving for them to establish their independence as writers.

Students will work on finding their voice through required stylistic techniques that they add into their writing. We also work hard on eliminating the use of the “subject-opener” using various sentence openers. Finally, there is a list of banned words (overused, boring) that the students are not allowed to use, so that they can find more descriptive ways to say what they mean.

There is an emphasis on editing – TRULY editing, by using their composition checklist. However, at this stage editing means revising, revamping, rewriting, restructuring….. not just correcting.

This class meets every other week from September through May. This allows the student to have enough time over the course of 14 days to go through the entire writing process allowing them to write a fabulous paper.

NOTE: A good essay is NOT done in ONE or TWO sittings; instead it is created over time. When a student grows into a confident writer, less time will be needed for the process. This typically happens in the second year of this class. While working on homework, students are expected to repeat the writing process with some degree of independence. NEW (first year) students might need parental assistance, but, over time, ultimately, we are striving for them to establish independence as writers. In addition, after multiple years studying/using IEW methodology, it is often during the second year of this class that a student will begin “finding their voice” and given freedom to use stylistic techniques as they feel needed. Homework is given at the end of each class. Students are expected to email their writing for an evaluation to eva@writingteacher.com

Weeks: 14

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Not Your Grandmother’s Hobbies: A Modern Approach to “Older” Skills - Winter 2020 Winter 2020 Thursday 1:00 pm 10:00 am 4th - 8th Jan 16, 2020 15

$250.00

Do you want to be creative while also learning some of the “lost” arts?

Many of these skills are making a comeback and are trending on social media such as Instagram. Perhaps this is partially because society is recognizing the power of creativity and the meditative properties of these hobbies. In fact, when we are allowed to express ourselves and make creative choices, we often demonstrate more self- control in our lives. These hobbies are great life skills and can even spark an entrepreneurial spirit within us.

During this class, we will learn the basics to 3 needlecraft hobbies. 1. Sewing 2. Crochet 3. Knitting. Students will leave each unit with a totally awesome creation of their very own. I will do my best within each unit to allow student choice so that they end up with amazing and fun results!

BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS ARE INVITED (and encouraged) TO PARTICIPATE!!!

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Ashley Matheny

Number the Stars Book Club - Spring 2020 Spring 2020 Tuesday 1:00 pm 10:00 am 4th - 6th Apr 21, 2020 15

$250.00

Your best friend is in terrible danger, but you're not. Would you risk your life to help them or would you stay safe and save yourself? This is the question that our main character, Annemarie faces in Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. Join our historical fiction book club to learn more about how the Nazi occupation affected daily life in Denmark during WWII and how our main character faces these challenges.

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Natalie Hines

Our American Presidents: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly - Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Tuesday 1:00 pm 10:00 am 6th - 9th Sep 10, 2019 14

$400.00

Every president is a human being. Some presidents made good choices. Some presidents made not so good choices. And, finally, other presidents had their hands tied. As citizens of the United States, we truly never know what goes on behind the Oval Office doors. Together, we will take a look at the person history of our 45 presidents.

Each class will consist of a personal history of the man, their education, career, triumphs, failures and impacts.

The goal of this class is for the students to have a better understanding of the diverse leadership that our country has had including their background, achievements and even scandals. As this class touches on political issues, each student is expected to conduct themselves in a manner that is respectful and polite. It is absolutely ok to disagree with another student’s view or even the instructor’s view – however, we have to agree to disagree politely and with respect.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Jonathan Meola

Physical Science - Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Monday 1:00 pm 10:00 am 6th - 8th Sep 09, 2019 14

$400.00

This class is an introduction to the physical sciences including basic chemistry, geology, astronomy and physics. These sciences make the world go around and having a strong introduction in the field will help students succeed later on with their science studies. Middle school students are natural scientists, who with a little direction can walk in the footsteps of Isaac Newton, Marie Curie and Nicola Tesla (to just name a few!) With the help of these famous scientists, we will learn about the scientific method, writing lab reports, get familiar with the periodic table, gravity, states of matter and much, much more!

Students will be encouraged to dream big as they prepare for OTA’s virtual Science Fair held in the Spring of 2020.

NOTE: This is a LAB Science.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Samantha Star

Python Programming - Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Tuesday 1:00 pm 10:00 am 9th - 12th Sep 10, 2019 15

$400.00

Python is one of the most popular programming languages for modern Web applications. It’s simple to understand, easy to learn, and a powerful tool for creating complex, intricate Web application backends.

Even if you have no coding experience at all, by the end of the course you will be dreaming up fun things to do with Python. Aside from Python itself, you’ll get to learn some of the basics of HTML so you’ll be able to show friends and family all over the world what you’ve learned.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Marc Gottlieb

Server Building - Full Year - 2019 - 2020 Full Year Thursday 1:00 pm 10:00 am 9th - 12th Sep 12, 2019 13

$600.00

If you’ve ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of the Internet and want to learn how to set up your own server, this is the class for you.

This intensive, full-year, hands-on class will teach students about the fundamentals of building, maintaining, and protecting servers that provide the essential services that make the Internet work.

We will work with cloud-based servers to understand how they function, how to administrate and harden servers against attack, and how to provide a variety of services that users may require.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 30

Instructor: Marc Gottlieb

So, You Wanna Create?! Mixed Media & Digital Art - Fall 2019 Fall 2019 Thursday 1:00 pm 10:00 am 4th - 8th Sep 12, 2019 12

$250.00

Do you need to stretch your creative muscle more?

Do you see awesome photoshopped or digitally created pieces of art and wish you could create it?

Would you like to learn some PhotoShop, Procreate, and general digital art skills?

Have you ever tried to use a creative art software and gave up after trying to figure it out?

If any of these are experiences or feelings you’ve had, I can totally relate. I’ve created this class for anyone wanting to dive in and get themselves creating, while also learning valuable art skills. In addition to the technical know-hows, students will also learn about art skills such as perspective, shading, reflection, rotation, drawing, and more.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Ashley Matheny

Strong Males: Coming of Age - Winter 2020 Winter 2020 Wednesday 1:00 pm 10:00 am 7th - 10th Jan 15, 2020 12

$250.00

In “Coming of Age”, we are going to focus on two novels – both involving choices and decisions that teenagers made. Students will be actively engaging in pre-reading, reading, comprehension, discussion, analysis and writing activities to go with both novels. Students should expect approximately 2 - 3 hours of homework weekly, which will involve both reading and writing.

The Outsiders by SE Hinton

Parents need to know that this story of peer pressure, rebellion, and identity centers on two rival groups of teens, the lower-class "outsider" Greasers and the more well-heeled, popular Socs (short for Socials). It includes fighting, underage drinking, delinquent behavior, a rumble, a fatal stabbing, and a suicide. But the indelible characters and compelling story have consistently hooked middle school kids, teens, and reluctant readers since The Outsiders was first published in 1967. This book appeals to preteens (many read it in sixth grade) because that's the time when kids break into social cliques and life becomes tribal. The feelings of being ostracized are timeless -- which is why this book is still so relevant more than 40 years after its original publication.

The Outsiders was a controversial book at the time of its publication; it is still currently challenged and debated. It was ranked #38 on the American Library Association’s Top 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990–1999. This book has been banned from some schools and libraries; however, in many United States schools, the book is part of the English curriculum at the middle- or high-school level.

A Separate Peace by John Knowles

Various parties have asserted that the novel implies homoeroticism between Gene and Finny, including those who endorse a queer reading of the novel, and those who condemn homosexuality as immoral. For example, the book was challenged in the Vernon-Verona-Sherill, NY School District (1980) as a "filthy, trashy sex novel"[1] despite having no substantial female characters (and describing no sexual activity).

Though frequently taught in U.S. high schools, curricula related to A Separate Peace typically ignore a possible homoerotic reading in favor of engaging with the book as a historical novel or coming-of-age story.[2] Knowles denied any such intentions, stating in a 1987 newspaper interview:

"Freud said any strong relationship between two men contains a homoerotic element...If so in this case, both characters are totally unaware of it. It would have changed everything, it wouldn’t have been the same story. In that time and place, my characters would have behaved totally differently."

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Strong Males: Two Newbery Honor Novels - Fall 2019 Fall 2019 Wednesday 1:00 pm 10:00 am 7th - 9th Sep 11, 2019 10

$250.00

In “Newbery Honor Books”, we are going to focus on two novels – both involving choices and decisions that teenagers made. In this class students will be involved in pre-reading, reading, comprehension, discussion, analysis and writing activities. Students should expect 2 - 3 hours of homework weekly involving both reading and writing.

The Wednesday Wars by Gary D Schmidt

In the period of the Vietnam War, Holling Hoodhood starts his seventh-grade year at odds with his teacher, Mrs. Baker. Wednesday afternoons are their private time together, and the pastimes are many—from clapping erasers to dissecting various Shakespeare plays. Through Holling, his family, and his school compatriots, Schmidt takes clichés such as perfect families, battle-ax teachers, and incorrigible students and makes them original. Joel Johnstone’s narration gains potency from his even voice and pacing. Moments poignant with lost chances for understanding, such as those between Holling’s father and sister, are as vivid as those of humor. Listen, laugh, cry, and marvel at the goodness of humankind.

Parents need to know that Newbery Honor Book The Wednesday Wars is a poignant coming-of-age story involving the funny misadventures of Long Island, New York seventh-grader Holling Hoodhood and his unlikely discovery of Shakespeare in the turbulent academic year of 1967-68. There are two references to middle school students smoking, and a scene of two rats run over by a bus.

Nothing but the Truth by Avi

Patriotism or practical joke?

Ninth-grade student Philip Malloy was suspended from school for singing along to The Star-Spangled Banner in his homeroom, causing what his teacher, Margaret Narwin, called "a disturbance." But was he standing up for his patriotic ideals, only to be squelched by the school system? Was Ms. Narwin simply trying to be a good teacher? Or could it all be just a misunderstanding gone bad—very bad? What is the truth here? Can it ever be known?
Heroism, hoax, or mistake, what happened at Harrison High changes everything for everyone in ways no one—least of all Philip—could have ever predicted.

Parents need to know that this book depicts high school life with devastating accuracy, and uses an unusual, intriguing format. Teenagers easily understand the situation, recognize the characters, and enjoy the book -- even when it's required.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Teach and Speech: Parts of Speech - Fall 2019 Fall 2019 Monday 1:00 pm 10:00 am 2nd - 4th Sep 09, 2019 13

$250.00

What’s the function of a conjunction? What part of my blurb needs a verb? What does my preposition need in addition? Come learn this and more as we learn about nouns, pronouns, adjectives, determiners, verbs, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections in our parts of speech class.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Ayla Gilbert Burke

The Formation of our Nation: American History Part 1 - Fall 2019 Fall 2019 Wednesday 1:00 pm 10:00 am 3rd - 6th Sep 11, 2019 15

$250.00

Come walk in the footsteps of our ancestors as we explore important events in US history through experiential, hands on learning. Recreate Columbus’s journey to India, settle America, and simulate our nations revolutions in this interactive survey course. This class will focus on Colonial America and the events that lead to the revolution and Independence from England. Students will study Westward expansion and its effect of the Native Americans, land, and other nations.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Ayla Gilbert Burke

The Formation of our Nation: American History Part 2 - Winter 2020 Winter 2020 Wednesday 1:00 pm 10:00 am 3rd - 6th Jan 15, 2020 15

$250.00

Come walk in the footsteps of our ancestors as we explore important events in US history through experiential, hands on learning. Help redevelop America, define our Nations rules, and bring to life American Industrialization. This class will focus on post-civil war America and the events that lead to the formation of American democracy.

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Ayla Gilbert Burke

The Formation of our Nation: American History Part 3 - Spring 2020 Spring 2020 Wednesday 1:00 pm 10:00 am 3rd - 6th Apr 22, 2020 15

$250.00

Come walk in the footsteps of our ancestors as we explore important events in US history through experiential, hands on learning. Experiences the impact, loss, devastation, and hope of World War I & II. Students will study the Roaring Twenties, World War I, the Great Depression, and World War II.

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Ayla Gilbert Burke

The History of Rock ‘n Roll - Spring 2020 Spring 2020 Wednesday 1:00 pm 10:00 am 8th - 12th Apr 22, 2020 15

$250.00

Discover the history of rock ‘n roll in more detail that you can imagine. In Rock History, you will learn where rock music started, how it evolved, its highs and lows, its outlaws and visionaries and how it changed social history by combating racism and challenging the establishment with alternate lifestyle and fashions. You will get a chance to explore many of the revolutionary artists who defined rock ‘n roll as well as the unsung heroes in genres from rockabilly to psychedelia, punk, metal and beyond. You will learn about the musical and business trends in rock, major technological innovations, the prime innovators and the historical context that has seen rock alternately flourish and struggle over the past sixty years.

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Jonathan Meola

Touring Art History: Women’s Edition - Winter 2020 Winter 2020 Thursday 1:00 pm 10:00 am 6th - 10th Jan 16, 2020 15

$250.00

Students will familiarize themselves with classic artists through their works of art. Biographical information about the artists are complemented by a review and discussion of their works. An emphasis is placed on learning the techniques which made their art revolutionary. Each unit culminates with the students’ acquisition of the techniques through the creation of their own artwork.

During Winter 2020, we will be studying Artemisia Gentileschi, Georgia O’Keefe, Frida Kahlo, Faith Ringgold, and Yayoi Kusama.

Please note: All the Touring Art History classes are independent of one another. You can take them in ANY order. You can join at any time. Please just read the artists we are covering so that you can make sure this is not a repeat class for your child.

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Celina Vallarta

Touring Food, Culture & History - Fall 2019 Fall 2019 Thursday 1:00 pm 10:00 am 6th - 12th Sep 12, 2019 15

$250.00

This course is designed for the beginner student who loves to travel, loves culture and enjoys unique dishes from the cultures they are curious about. This class is not only a “how-to” in the culinary aspect but will discuss the culture and history behind the meal. In class, we will “travel” to a country, discuss a dish, it’s origin, and execute the meal. Students that want a strong foundation of basic culinary skills and knowledge, but also understand the historical background will enjoy this course. In this class, students will learn basic knife skills, kitchen safety, culinary terms, how to use a cast iron and over eight delicious recipes. Recipes will include empanadas from Argentina, salsa from Mexico, paella from Spain and more! Mature students only as students will be utilizing sharp kitchen objects and hot cooking areas.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Celina Vallarta

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star: Introduction to Astronomy - Winter 2020 Winter 2020 Wednesday 1:00 pm 10:00 am 3rd - 6th Jan 15, 2020 15

$250.00

Astronomy is more than just stars in the sky: it’s the big bang, the milky way, telescopes and much, much more! Together we will study the planets and their moons, comets, galaxies and space! Students will explore the four corners of our galaxy and we will discuss what could possibly be out there in a classroom far, far away.

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Samantha Star

Who, What, WHERE? States and Capitals - Winter 2020 Winter 2020 Monday 1:00 pm 10:00 am 2nd - 4th Jan 13, 2020 15

$250.00

How many Rhode Islands fit inside of Alaska?

What is Wisconsin’s state bird?

What are the names of each United States capital?

Learn this and more in our exciting States and Capitals class! Together, we will explore what the United States has to offer.

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Ayla Gilbert Burke

“All the World’s a Stage” Shakespeare Roundtable for Teens - Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Thursday 1:00 pm 10:00 am 8th - 12th Sep 12, 2019 11

$400.00

This class, designed to spark a love of the Bard and give a solid introduction, starts with a tour through Shakespeare’s life and amazing use of language. The concepts we learn about his use of poetic meter, prose, and rhetorical devices will be an indispensable part of the remaining weeks’ study and in fact any future literature study.

This focus on language will be a central thread running through each weekly session. As we unpack plays and sonnets, examining their themes and meanings, we will return again and again to the idea of Shakespeare as a master of the language. Students will learn that Shakespeare tells a story in several ways: through the words themselves, but also through the rhythms, repetitions, and other language tools built into his work. They will come to understand how Shakespeare is one of the most important and influential writers in the Western canon of literature, and they will start to see his cultural influence around them.

Over the course of the 20 weeks, students will take a tour through the full body of his work, sampling from the major comedies, histories, and tragedies. This course is designed to balance breadth and depth. We will be covering a large portion of his work, but using the tools of rhetoric, we will be able to unlock deep insights and profound aspects of his work.

The incredible variety of themes present in his work will also be showcased in this class. Shakespeare speaks to us about fate, about war and peace, about race and religion, about the roles of men and women and the rise and fall of kingdoms. This spectacular expanse of subject matter will become apparent to students and will further deepen their appreciation and knowledge of one of the English language’s most important authors.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Merium Khan

All Lives Matter: Sociology for Kids - Spring 2020 Spring 2020 Wednesday 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 4th - 8th Apr 22, 2020 15

$250.00

What is society?

Why do we have friends?

What makes everyone different?

Why are people rich of poor?

Come join me for a fun semester of sociology where we will explore the answers to all these questions and more by learning how our society functions!

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Ayla Gilbert Burke

American Literature - Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Thursday 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 9th - 12th Sep 12, 2019 13

$400.00

This course introduces students to American literature in a chronological historical, literary, and artistic context, while developing skills in writing and literary analysis. Students will perform in-depth research throughout this advanced high school course.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Erin Forte-Froehling

American Sign Language 1: High School Level - Full Year - 2019 - 2020 Full Year Monday 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 7th - 11th Sep 09, 2019 6

$600.00

Have your students always wanted to learn American Sign Language? This class is just what they need to get started! We will go from zero to ASL heroes over the course of the school year! Rather than learning random vocabulary words, this course will help students learn how to sign conversationally with the deaf and hard-of-hearing, even if they don’t know how to spell their names!

By the end of the course, students will be able to carry on a basic conversation completely in American Sign Language. They’ll also have the tools they need to move on to more advanced signing concepts later.

It is strongly recommended that sometime during the student's study of ASL, they take my class, Introduction to Deaf Culture. This helps the student understand the complete picture of the Deaf world. This class is being offer during Winter 2020 on Thursday.

Note: ASL classes at OTA have a limit of TEN students so that each student can get enough time to sign during class.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 30

Instructor: Selena Robinson

American Sign Language 2: High School Level - Full Year - 2019 - 2020 Full Year Wednesday 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 8th - 12th Sep 11, 2019 7

$600.00

Are your students ready to move on to advanced ASL concepts and become fluent signers? This is the class for them! We’ll be taking what we know about ASL and building on it to help students communicate fluently with the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. If your students have been frustrated at the lack of progress in understanding how to sign, this course will strengthen their receptive skills and their expression skills so that they’ll be signing with the best!

This class is an advanced course based on completion of ASL Level 1 or one year of previous structured ASL learning. The goal of this course is signing fluency, so classes will build toward being held completely in ASL by the end of the last term.

It is strongly recommended that sometime during the student's study of ASL, they take my class, Introduction to Deaf Culture. This helps the student understand the complete picture of the Deaf world. This class is being offer during Winter 2020 on Thursday.

Note: ASL classes at OTA have a limit of TEN students so that each student can get enough time to sign during class.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 30

Instructor: Selena Robinson

An Author Study: Examining the Work of Katherine Paterson - Winter 2020 Winter 2020 Wednesday 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 4th - 7th Jan 15, 2020 14

$250.00

Two Newbery Medals.

Two novels.

Two sets of friends.

Two problems.

Two real life situations.

Join us for an amazing 10-weeks getting to the root of the issues that author, Katherine Paterson brings to the forefront in her award-winning books: The Great Gilly Hopkins and Bridge to Terabithia.

As a reading and writing specialist as well as a veteran homeschool mother and teacher, I know that literature is not only the key to an excellent education, but the vehicle by which we pass on our culture, grapple with great ideas, discover what it means to be human, build our vocabulary, inspire our souls and expand our vision. Understanding the structure and purpose of good literature helps us to choose books that will challenge and change us, and to get the most out of each book we read.

Join us in a 10-week session that can change your young reader’s life!

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Beginning Linux - Spring 2020 Spring 2020 Thursday 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 7th - 12th Apr 23, 2020 15

$250.00

Discover the powerful and exciting world of Linux, the operating system for serious computer and programming students everywhere. This intensive 10-week course will give you the fundamentals of working in Linux, the free, stable, and most secure operating system today.

We will start by creating a personal environment with Open Source applications that are familiar to everyone, then move directly into the powerful Command Line Interface, and finish the session with understanding networking and security.

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Marc Gottlieb

Beyond Reading Boot Camp - Fall 2019 Fall 2019 Thursday 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 5th - 7th Sep 12, 2019 15

$250.00

Do you desire to become a stronger reader?
Are you ready to up-level your reading, writing, and thinking?
If you’re a parent, do you want these things for your learner?

In this class, we will definitely do all of this! We will celebrate our love of reading and work on our higher-level reading skills simultaneously. This class will be operated in a way that starts with basic comprehension skills, yet builds on several areas of critical reading skills so that multiple levels of readers can work together to improve their individual reading abilities- And YES, we will have FUN!

My aim is to identify and close the reading gaps in my students’ abilities. My private tutoring students generally improve one grade level in their reading level with just 10-12 hours of instruction, so I’m excited about this group format!

This course focuses on higher- level thinking and reading skills; this includes more inferencing, summarizing, drawing conclusions, etc. In addition, we will practice test taking skills such as finding evidence and rereading to gain clarity. Everything in this class aims to allow an opportunity for students to gain and grow healthy reading habits.

In this class, we will be learning growth-mindset and higher-order thinking/ literacy skills and will aim to provide a framework so that every student will end the course with a brighter spark for reading.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Ashley Matheny

Beyond Reading Boot Camp - Spring 2020 Spring 2020 Thursday 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 5th - 7th Apr 24, 2020 15

$250.00

Do you desire to become a stronger reader?
Are you ready to up-level your reading, writing, and thinking?
If you’re a parent, do you want these things for your learner?

In this class, we will definitely do all of this! We will celebrate our love of reading and work on our higher-level reading skills simultaneously. This class will be operated in a way that starts with basic comprehension skills, yet builds on several areas of critical reading skills so that multiple levels of readers can work together to improve their individual reading abilities- And YES, we will have FUN!

My aim is to identify and close the reading gaps in my students’ abilities. My private tutoring students generally improve one grade level in their reading level with just 10-12 hours of instruction, so I’m excited about this group format!

This course focuses on higher- level thinking and reading skills; this includes more inferencing, summarizing, drawing conclusions, etc. In addition, we will practice test taking skills such as finding evidence and rereading to gain clarity. Everything in this class aims to allow an opportunity for students to gain and grow healthy reading habits.

In this class, we will be learning growth-mindset and higher-order thinking/ literacy skills and will aim to provide a framework so that every student will end the course with a brighter spark for reading.

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Ashley Matheny

Big Blue: Exploring the Physical, Geological, and Chemical Properties of the Ocean - Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Tuesday 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 7th - 10th Sep 10, 2019 9

$400.00

Oceanography is a lab based class, with hands on guided inquiry activities in which students will study the physical, chemical, and geological aspects of the ocean. Topics include exploration and oceanographic instruments; the chemistry of sea water; ocean dynamics; ocean floor features and formation; waves and tides.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Sarah Pope

Database Design and Programming - Fall 2019 Fall 2019 Tuesday 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 9th - 12th Sep 10, 2019 15

$250.00

Good morning, OTA students. We recently discovered that information has been hidden in a top secret database. Without the ability to extract that information, the safety of millions may be in jeopardy.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, will be to extract that information from the database and replace it with false information in order to confuse our enemies. You will be given access to the database, and it will be up to you to learn how to get the information we need.

As always, if any of you are caught, the secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This message will self destruct...

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Marc Gottlieb

Ethical Hacking - Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Thursday 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 11th - 12th Sep 12, 2019 14

$400.00

Ethical hacking is one of the hottest career paths in cyber security. Learn the tools and methodologies used by ethical hackers to help their clients secure their computer systems against intrusion, using the most popular Linux distribution for penetration testing: Kali Linux.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Marc Gottlieb

Harry Potter Art Edition - Winter 2020 Winter 2020 Wednesday 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 6th - 10th Jan 15, 2020 15

$250.00

The world of Harry Potter is exceptionally enchanting and creative with the unique creatures spilling out of the books. The creatures that we find enchanting rely heavily on existing animals and vegetation. Let's learn the basics of how to create your own mandrakes and your own pet owl by learning through this Harry Potter: Art Edition Course. This class will give students the basis to understand drawing techniques by focusing on nature, animal anatomy, and portraits. Standard homework will include sketching every week.

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Celina Vallarta

Harry Potter: Culinary Edition - Fall 2019 Fall 2019 Wednesday 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 6th - 12th Sep 11, 2019 13

$250.00

This course combines both the love of the Harry Potter series and culinary skills. In this class, we will read passages of the series together that discuss the food. We’ll discuss the context and the importance of some of these meals to our favorite characters. This course is designed for the beginner student in the kitchen that wants to step away with a strong foundation of basic culinary skills and knowledge. In this class, students will learn basic knife skills, kitchen safety, culinary terms and over ten delicious recipes. Recipes will include butterbeer, treacle tart, pumpkin pasties, Molly’s meat pies and more! Mature students only as students will be utilizing sharp kitchen objects and hot cooking areas.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Celina Vallarta

HerStory: Important Periods in History from a Female Perspective - Fall 2019 Fall 2019 Wednesday 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 5th - 8th Sep 09, 2019 12

$250.00

We often explore and learn about history from the male point of view. This series teaches students that the stories of our past have other perspectives. Students will learn not only to look at these historical events and time periods from a female perspective, but will come to understand that by looking at events from multiple perspectives (including, for example, a child’s perspective, or a different cultural perspective) they will come to develop a deeper understanding of our past, present and future. This 10 week course will start with an overview class to help students grasp the idea of various perspectives in history and then in each subsequent class we will study a different event or time period from a female perspective – both important contributions of women during the time as well as the experience of life during that time from a women’s point of view. The class will cover the Viking era, the American pioneers, the American Civil War, the French Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, WWII, the American Revolution, The Renaissance period, and the American Civil Rights movement.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Kirsten Bowman

Hidden Figures: The Women who Changed NASA Forever - Spring 2020 Spring 2020 Monday 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 5th - 8th Apr 20, 2020 11

$250.00

Hidden Figures is the powerful story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments in our space program; however, until now, did not receive the credit they deserved.

Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rulers, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.

This book brings to life the stories of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, who lived through the Civil Rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the movement for gender equality, and whose work forever changed the face of NASA and the country.

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Human Rights: What They Are and Why We Have Them - Winter 2020 Winter 2020 Monday 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 7th - 10th Jan 13, 2020 15

$250.00

This course will give an overview of the United Nations, the development of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the leading historical figures in its inception, including Eleneanor Roosevelt. It will then cover the 30 human rights as laid out in the UDHR in more detail and explain what the process is for those whose rights are violated.

The first class will be an introduction and story of human rights development. During the second class the focus will be on Article 1 of the UDHR, "We are all born free and equal". The third class will focus on Articles 2-5, the fourth class will focus on Articles 6-11, the fifth class will focus on Articles 12-18 and the six class will focus on Articles 19-25. The seventh class will focus on Articles 26-30. During these classes vocabulary will be studied, each right will be presented and discussed, debate prompts may be given, group projects and scenarios to be analyzed may be part of the class experience. In each section the students will be provided the information and then presented with activities to help the student to understand the right in more applicable terms. In the eighth, ninth and tenth classes the students will each do a creative project to highlight an important right and showcase their project during class. The tenth class will conclude with the students ability to view what a successful application of the UDHRs resembles.

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Kirsten Bowman

I am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World - Winter 2020 Winter 2020 Monday 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 6th - 9th Jan 13, 2020 12

$250.00

In this class, we are going to study about Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize Winner’s life. We are going to combine reading, comprehension, discussion, history, culture, geography and so much more into this amazing class.

Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school.

Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. She fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while riding the bus on her way home from school.

No one expected her to survive.

Now Malala is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner. In this Young Readers Edition of her bestselling memoir, which has been reimagined specifically for a younger audience and includes exclusive photos and material, we hear firsthand the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world -- and did.

Malala's powerful story will open your eyes to another world and will make you believe in hope, truth, miracles and the possibility that one person -- one young person -- can inspire change in her community and beyond.

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

I Think Therefore I Learn: Philosophy for Kids - Fall 2019 Fall 2019 Wednesday 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 4th - 8th Sep 11, 2019 14

$250.00

Is the world real or just in my imagination?

Do we have free will?

What is the difference between right and wrong?

Come join me for a fun semester of philosophy where we will explore the answers to all these questions and more by learning the answers to the classic philosophical questions!

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Ayla Gilbert Burke

International Justice: From Nuremberg to the International Criminal Court - Winter 2020 Winter 2020 Thursday 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 9th - 12th Jan 16, 2020 15

$250.00

This class will focus on the International Criminal Court – a permanent independent international court, closely connected but not a part of the UN system.

Beginning with WWII, students will discover the amazing history of the fight for global justice and ultimately a more peaceful existence. The first two weeks of this course will help students to understand the progression of international justice from Nuremberg through regional courts and finally to the installation of a permanent court to try atrocity crimes.

Turning to focus for six weeks on the International Criminal Court – students will dive deep to focus on three topical themes

1) Law or War where students will be faced with questions for debate such as ‘should the U.S. join the treaty to become a part of the International Criminal Court’

2) Peace and Justice where students will focus on two questions. First the ramifications of the use of child soldiers and the idea of child soldiers as victims or perpetrators of crimes. Secondly, students will learn about local justice systems, comparing those to international justice mechanisms.

3) Testing the Limits where students will consider how far the UN and an international court can really go to achieve international justice.

In the final two weeks of the course students will engage in a team debate with the question to be considered – Can war be waged legally? Here the students will put their new knowledge and critical analysis into action to debate whether it is possible, under existing international laws, for governments or rebel groups to wage war legally considering issues such as child soldiers, the bombing of medical facilities and the displacement of civilian populations.

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Kirsten Bowman

International Law: Peace, Security and International Justice in a Global World- Fall 2019 Fall 2019 Thursday 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 8th - 12th Sep 12, 2019 14

$250.00

This class provides students with a strong introduction into the world of international justice, the United Nations and the organizations and courts which work to ensure peace and security in an ever volatile world. Through a combination of lectures, seminar style conversations and debates, and mock court experiences the student will gain a deeper understanding international justice.

The first three weeks will include more lecture and question/answer periods in order for students to gain important foundational information. These three weeks will focus on International public law, the law of human rights, humanitarian law, and international criminal law. These weeks will provide an overview of the structure of international law and how the law interacts with the UN and individual nations.

The following four weeks will involve seminar style learning, applying the materials learned in the first three weeks to real world scenarios in order to better understand how the international community has dealt with conflict. Each of these four weeks will focus on a different conflict. Studying the conflict in the former Yugoslavia, students will address the political complexities of international conflict and they will debate the involvement of outside intervention, focusing on the Mladic Trial at the UN Tribunal. The next week will involve a focus on peacekeeping versus peace enforcement – looking at the Rwanda Genocide and the Media Trial at the UN Tribunal for Rwanda. The next week, the students will turn to the past conflict in Cambodia in order to understand and debate the various definitions of atrocity crimes and to discuss whether an international court or some other form of softer justice would have more appropriate in the context of the particular conflict. Finally, the students will engage in a seminar on the International Criminal Court, debating the necessity of a permanent court to deal with large scale conflict. Here they will focus on the first case to come before the Court in the DRC and the issue of child soldiers as a war crime., gaining an understanding of how international law can make a difference by providing more humane rules to war.

The last three weeks of class will be devoted to a mock court experience where students will have the opportunity to be on teams comprised of the Prosecution, Defence and Judges of an international court and will be provided a mock case which they must prosecute, defend or judge – allowing them to experience international justice in action.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Kirsten Bowman

Introductory Culinary Course - Spring 2020 Spring 2020 Wednesday 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 6th - 12th Apr 22, 2020 15

$250.00

This course is designed for the beginner student in the kitchen that wants to step away with a strong foundation of basic culinary skills and knowledge. In this class, students will learn basic knife skills, kitchen safety, culinary terms, how to use a cast iron and over ten delicious recipes. Recipes will include homemade bread, hummus, meatballs, roasted veggies and more! Mature students only as students will be utilizing sharp kitchen objects and hot cooking areas.

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Celina Vallarta

It’s a Zoo Out There! Zoology for Young Minds - Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Monday 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 4th - 7th Sep 09, 2019 14

$400.00

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

It’s time to get wild about animals!

From ants to zebras, we will study animals on land, in the air, and underwater. If you love koalas or whales, this is the class for you! A fun introductory course filled with hands on activities, which will teach you all about animals and the habitats in which they live. Each class, you will generate a My Zoology Text Book Page and by the end of this course you will have your very own Zoology Textbook filled with colorful diagrams, important definitions, and so much more! What are you waiting for? Join the class..... It’s a zoo out there! Zoology for Young Minds today!

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Sarah Pope

Junior Historian: The Civil Rights Movement - Fall 2019 Fall 2019 Wednesday 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 4th - 8th Sep 11, 2019 15

$250.00

Did you know that the second you were born, you were granted rights?

That's right - as soon as you arrived in the world, there were rules that stated how you should be treated and what you are allowed to do. Some rights are known as natural rights (such as life and liberty), and these are rights that do not change over time or from place to place. Civil rights, however, do change over time and are different in different places all over the world.

Together, we are going to travel back to a time period that, unfortunately, not all people were treated fairly. We will begin in early American History and travel through time focusing on the 1950s and 1960s when heroes like Martin Luther King, Jr, Rosa Parks, Rev. Oliver Brown, The Little Rock Nine as well as countless others decided to stand up for what was right. Finally, we will touch upon current Affirmative Action and equal rights for all.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Middle School Writing - A Week - Full Year - 2019 - 2020 Full Year Tuesday 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 6th - 9th Aug 27, 2019 0

$450.00

This fast paced, interactive class begins preparing your student for high school and (eventually) college level writing. In Middle School Writing, the students will be writing five paragraph critiques, research papers and essays (expository, persuasive and narrative). Students will practice each structure at least twice allowing the student to write the second or third papers with the same structure with more ease.

During class, each structure will be introduced, explained, brainstormed and modeled. While working on their homework it is expected that they use their handouts for reference. Students are expected to repeat the entire writing process with some degree of independence. Students might need parental assistance; however, over time we are striving for them to establish their independence as writers.

Students will work on finding their voice through required stylistic techniques that they add into their writing. We also work hard on eliminating the use of the “subject-opener” using various sentence openers. Finally, there is a list of banned words (overused, boring) that the students are not allowed to use, so that they can find more descriptive ways to say what they mean.

There is an emphasis on editing – TRULY editing, by using their composition checklist. However, at this stage editing means revising, revamping, rewriting, restructuring….. not just correcting.

This class meets every other week from August through May. This allows the student to have enough time over the course of 14 days to go through the entire writing process allowing them to write a fabulous paper.

NOTE: A good essay is NOT done in ONE or TWO sittings; instead it is created over time. When a student grows into a confident writer, less time will be needed for the process. This typically happens in the second year of this class. While working on homework, students are expected to repeat the writing process with some degree of independence. NEW (first year) students might need parental assistance, but, over time, ultimately, we are striving for them to establish independence as writers. In addition, after multiple years studying/using IEW methodology, it is often during the second year of this class that a student will begin “finding their voice” and given freedom to use stylistic techniques as they feel needed. Homework is given at the end of each class. Students are expected to email their writing for an evaluation to eva@writingteacher.com

Weeks: 14

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Mind over Matter: Psychology for Kids - Winter 2020 Winter 2020 Wednesday 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 4th - 8th Jan 15, 2020 14

$250.00

Why do we blush when we are embarrassed?

Why do we need parents?

Why do we laugh?

Why do some people seem instantly trustworthy and others “creepy”?
Come join me for a fun semester of psychology where we will explore the answers to all these questions and more by learning how our brains work!

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Ayla Gilbert Burke

Powerful Paragraph - B Week - Full Year - 2019 - 2020 Full Year Tuesday 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 5th - 8th Sep 10, 2019 0

$450.00

In this “technical writing” (nonfiction) class, students will focus on exploring, brainstorming and writing strong, one paragraph pieces. Structures include, but are not limited to: descriptive, chronological, definition, compare/contrast, process analysis, spatial, enumerative…. As this process is happening the students will learn how to use various stylistic techniques that match the appropriate structure, as well as which transitional words work best.

Powerful Paragraphs is a good option for the student who is not yet ready to tackle the five paragraphs expected in Middle School Writing. In addition, if you have a new or a reluctant writer, you will find it is better to build confidence rather than overwhelm your child with a class they aren’t ready for. This is a one-year class.

The goal is to help students focus on making every word count by choosing colorful, powerful words that create vivid pictures using the fewest number of words possible, as well as understanding the specific differences within each structure, and applying the appropriate transitions and stylistic techniques that lend themselves to each structure.

This class meets every other week from September through May. This allows the student to have enough time over the course of 14 days to go through the entire writing process allowing them to write a fabulous paper.

Weeks: 14

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Reading Boot Camp - Winter 2020 Winter 2020 Thursday 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 5th - 7th Jan 16, 2020 15

$250.00

Do you desire to become a stronger reader?

Are you ready to up-level your reading, writing, and thinking?

If you’re a parent, do you want these things for your learner?

In this class, we will definitely do all of this! We will celebrate our love of reading and work on our reading skills simultaneously. This class will be operated in a way that starts in the beginning, yet builds on several areas so that multiple levels of readers can work together to improve their individual reading abilities- And YES, we will have FUN!

My aim is to identify and close the reading gaps in my students’ abilities. My private tutoring students generally improve one grade level in their reading level with just 10-12 hours of instruction, so I’m excited about this group format!

This course focuses on the five components of reading that is differentiated for this age group. It is for readers who find reading to be more difficult than fun.

The primary skills include reviewing phonics, fluency, writing in response to reading, and comprehension.

***Students can take this class multiple times because it is different each time. I differentiate leering so that each student gets what he or she needs.

In this class, we will be learning literacy skills and will aim to provide a framework so that every student will end the course with a brighter spark for reading.

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Ashley Matheny

Starting at the Very Beginning: A Jump Start to IEW Writing - Spring 2020 Spring 2020 Wednesday 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 3rd - 7th Apr 22, 2020 15

$250.00

Are you looking for a SOLID jump start for whatever writing classes you choose for 2020 – 2021 school year? If so, this is it!

Eva Goldstein-Meola, certified IEW specialist as well as seasoned reading/writing teacher with over 30 years of teaching experience, is leading this interactive, introductory class geared towards elementary to middle, and/or upper elementary level students. In this class, students will focus on brainstorming, note taking and writing both fiction and nonfiction pieces. Writing structures can include summarizing nonfiction, narrative summaries, beginning story writing using narrative summaries and beginning report writing. Simultaneously, students will also learn how to implement various stylistic techniques to increase description, as well as remove banned words (overused, boring words) from their writing. Students will receive approximately 30 minutes of homework daily.

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

The Role of Women During the Revolutionary War - Spring 2020 Spring 2020 Wednesday 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 9th - 12th Apr 22, 2020 15

$250.00

When discussing past history, we tend to hear what the men did. It is typically always about the men. However, the truth of the matter is that without women the men wouldn’t be able to do what they did.

This class will explore the role of women during the Revolutionary Era. We will take a look at women’s roles, expectations and struggles of the American women of this time period. Our studies will be centered around the textbook, Women of the Republic, by Lind K. Kerber (please note this is written at college level). There will be weekly reading assignments, PowerPoint lectures, pintable notes (available before every class) and guided discussion. Each student will be responsible for reading the chapter to be discussed before each class.

NOTE: The textbook we are using is written at college level.

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Jonathan Meola

Think like an Economist Introduction to Economic Theory - Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Tuesday 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 7th - 12th Sep 11, 2019 15

$400.00

In Think like an Economist, Jonathan Meola, will provide your students with a solid introduction to economics. It will cover pure economic theory as well as how the markets work. The logic will be clear. The organization will be impeccable. Mr. Meola will have a fair balance between the “plan old” economics and the aspect of economic thought that is considered particularly Austrian.

This class will contain humor, stories as well as a bit of history embedded with it.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Jonathan Meola

To Hope and Back: The Journey of the SS St. Louis - Combining Literature with History - Fall 2019 Fall 2019 Monday 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 5th - 8th Sep 09, 2019 4

$250.00

$125.00 before Jun 1

Can you imagine reaching out to the president of the United States about a ship full of Jewish refugees, who are going to be sent to concentration camps or worse, death camps, if they return to Germany, and the President of the United States not responding?

This class is about the true story of a journey on a ship, The SS St. Louis, sailing in 1939 with just under 900 Jewish passengers and what happened to them.

The story of Lisa and Sol, two young children on the SS St. Louis, is set against the tragic true history of the St. Louis. Denied entry from port after port, the captain was forced to return his Jewish passengers to Europe, where many died in the Holocaust. Through the eyes of these innocent children, we see the injustice and heartbreak that were caused by the prejudice and hatred of so many.

Together, we will read, discuss, map out the route taken, understand the history, discuss the prejudice and hatred and try to understand why the world turned their back on The SS St. Louis.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Twentieth Century Wars and The Rise of The Super Powers - Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Monday 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 8th - 12th Sep 09, 2019 10

$400.00

In this class, we will explore World War 1, World War 2, the Cold War, and the rise of “Super Powers” in the 20th Century. We will examine the causes of the First World War and how alliances between countries caused the first “global war”. From there, we will look at how the after effects of World War 1 planted the seed that became World War 2. From there we will look at the post World War 2 division of Germany, the creation of NATO and the Warsaw Pact and the effects of the Cold War. This class is a combination of lecture and documentary video clips as well as discussion.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Jonathan Meola

United States History – Part One Pre-History – 1865: Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Wednesday 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 7th - 10th Sep 11, 2019 13

$400.00

Thousands of years ago, long before Christopher Columbus set sail, wandering tribes of hunters make their way from Asia across the Bering land bridge to North America through the stories of mountain men, railroad builders and gold rush hopefuls; simply put, prehistory (pre-1600) until 1860, are the time periods this United States History (Part One) class will explore. Using the thought-provoking narrative and award-winning series, A History of US by Joy Hakim, students will unfold the magic of United States history. Together, we will read, analyze, discuss, dig deeper using Joy Hakims’ first five books (as listed below). Not only will we learn about the time period, we will also explore the music, people, events of these time periods.

NOTE: Part two of this course, covering 1860 – present, will be offered during 2020 – 2021.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Jonathan Meola

Women in History - Spring 2020 Spring 2020 Tuesday 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 5th - 8th Apr 21, 2020 15

$250.00

History tends to be made up of important men. This class will be different. The entire 10-week class is made up of important women from various points in history.

During each class, we will explore a brief biography of a different woman. Together, we will explore their life, the society and the culture that shaped them. We will also examine what contributions they made in their field. We will discuss how their lives would be different if they had been born at a different time.

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Jonathan Meola

Women Mathematicians and Scientists from 1700 - 1900 - Spring 2020 Spring 2020 Monday 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 7th - 10th Apr 20, 2020 15

$250.00

Although it often seems that the world is powered by men, this is not the case. Throughout history, women have left their impact in all fields – including science and mathematics.

During this course, we will explore a brief biography of the life, the society and culture that shaped these women. Additionally, we will discuss what contributions were made in their field. We will discuss how their lives would be different if they had been born in a different time and culture and how their contributions were received by society at the time.

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Jonathan Meola

“To Be or Not to Be” Shakespeare’s Hamlet - Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Wednesday 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 7th - 12th Sep 11, 2019 12

$400.00

In this course, actors such as David Tennant, Andrew Scott, Kenneth Branagh and Paapa Essedieu will be our guides to the tortured Prince of Denmark in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

Hamlet is an indispensable piece of Western literature—classic lines from the play decorate our speech, and Hamlet the man has become a cultural icon. We imagine the classic pose, skull held aloft, “Alas poor Yorick.” We have heard “to be or not to be” even if we’ve never seen the play itself. Yet this play—Shakespeare’s longest—continues to daunt many students and teachers.

We will use a student-friendly edition of the play that takes the original unabridged text and provides helpful sidenotes and background information. In class, I use my signature style of teaching Shakespeare with passion, intensity, and videos to unpack the language and themes, learning to appreciate and enjoy the text through instruction and discussion.

Hamlet is a play that covers such a vast spectrum of human experience—family bonds, love and heartache, madness, authority and leadership, life and death, and human fate. These ideas will be explored through the backdrop of the play and its language.

Students will be expected to pre-read the scene up for discussion before class, and then in class I will clarify obscure words and phrases, explain the dialogue and soliloquies, and show students how various directors and actors interpret the play on the stage and screen.

Students will also keep a journal of important, interesting, and memorable quotes from the play along with their reflections and thoughts on the characters, themes, and quotes. They will use these quotes in a final project due at the end of the course.

Content note: this play includes discussion of infidelity/adultery, incest, and sexuality. No sexually explicit discussion occurs, but rather these are discussed as broad themes.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Merium Khan

Books for Bakers - Winter 2020 Winter 2020 Thursday 5:00 pm 02:00 pm 3rd - 5th Jan 16, 2020 15

$250.00

Dive into these delicious stories and enjoy a slice of yummy dessert, too! In this class, we’ll read A Tangle of Knots and PIE . Along with enjoying the stories, we’ll also choose delicious recipes from the books to learn to bake. A Tangle of Knots is a fantasy story about a girl with a baking-related gift. PIE is a mystery that involves a world famous pie recipe and a cat. They are both fantastic stories and perfect for the kids who love to bake or want to give baking a try.

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Natalie Hines

Flat Stanley and The Amazing Mexican Secret - Spring A 2020 Spring 2020 Wednesday 5:00 pm 02:00 pm 1st - 3rd Apr 22, 2020 15

$125.00

Join Flat Stanley as he travels to Mexico to find the secret ingredient for a special recipe. As we enjoy the story, we’ll learn all about Mexico. In this class, students will complete weekly reading assignments, discuss the story in class, and learn all about Mexico.

NOTE: This is a 5-week, 55 minute class for our youngest students.

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Weeks: 5

Instructor: Natalie Hines

Flat Stanley and The Australian Boomerang Bonanza - Spring B 2020 Spring 2020 Wednesday 5:00 pm 02:00 pm 1st - 3rd May 27, 2020 15

$125.00

Join Flat Stanley when he and his brother win a trip to Australia. They get to travel to the Great Barrier Reef, but they end up in the Outback. As we enjoy the story, we’ll learn all about Australia. In this class, students will complete weekly reading assignments, participate in discussions as well as learn all about Australia.

NOTE: This is a 5-week, 55 minute class for our youngest students.

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Weeks: 5

Instructor: Natalie Hines

Flat Stanley and The Flying Chinese Wonders - Fall B 2019 Fall 2019 Wednesday 5:00 pm 02:00 pm 1st - 3rd Nov 13, 2019 15

$125.00

Join Flat Stanley as he travels to China to make up for a mistake he caused just before Chinese New Year. As we enjoy the story, we’ll learn all about China and its culture and celebrations. In this class, students will complete weekly reading assignments, discuss the story in class, and learn all about China.

NOTE: This is a 5-week, 55 minute class for our youngest students.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 5

Instructor: Natalie Hines

Flat Stanley and The Great Egyptian Grave Robbery - Fall A 2019 Fall 2019 Wednesday 5:00 pm 02:00 pm 1st - 3rd Sep 11, 2019 15

$125.00

Join Flat Stanley as he travels to Egypt to solve a mystery in only the way he can. As we enjoy the story, we’ll learn all about Ancient Egypt including the pyramids that Flat Stanley visits. In this class, students will complete weekly reading assignments, participate in discussions as well as learn all about Ancient Egypt and all of its mysteries.

NOTE: This is a 5-week, 55 minute class for our youngest students.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 5

Instructor: Natalie Hines

Flat Stanley and The Japanese Ninja Surprise - Winter B 2020 Winter 2020 Wednesday 5:00 pm 02:00 pm 1st - 3rd Feb 19, 2020 15

$125.00

Join Flat Stanley as he travels to Japan to meet a movie star ninja. As we enjoy the story, we’ll learn all about Japan. In this class, students will complete weekly reading assignments, discuss the story in class, and learn all about Japan.

NOTE: This is a 5-week, 55 minute class for our youngest students.

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Natalie Hines

Flat Stanley is Framed in France - Winter A 2020 Winter 2020 Wednesday 5:00 pm 02:00 pm 1st - 3rd Jan 15, 2020 15

$125.00

Join Flat Stanley as he travels to Paris, France and is needed to help solve a mystery involving a missing painting. As we enjoy the story, we’ll learn all about Paris and its famous sites. In this class, students will complete weekly reading assignments, discuss the story in class, and learn all about Paris, France.

NOTE: This is a 5-week, 55 minute class for our youngest students.

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019.

Weeks: 5

Instructor: Natalie Hines

It’s All Greek to Me! Greek Mythology - Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Tuesday 5:00 pm 02:00 pm 5th - 8th Sep 10, 2019 15

$400.00

Students will take a deep dive into the complex and often bizarre world of Greek Mythology. We’ll learn about the Greek’s and the basis of their belief system. We’ll meet the main players from Zeus to Aphrodite and then dive deeper into the complex world of this mythology. Students will hear about some of the most famous myths and meet the heroes and villains associated with each. Students will have the opportunity to create their own god or goddess and make up their own myth. We’ll look at Greek Mythology’s place in popular culture and compare it to other cultures’ mythology.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Natalie Hines

Making Dinner - Spring 2020 Spring 2020 Thursday 5:00 pm 02:00 pm 3rd - 6th Apr 23, 2020 15

$250.00

Each week we will focus on food staples kids love and should learn to make. We will learn everything from reading recipes to cooking the perfect dish. Students will have a say in the types of food we cook through a pre-class questionnaire. Students will finish class with their recipes and the know-how to wow their families and friends with their delicious dishes. (Lifestyle and food allergies will be honored and accommodated.)

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Natalie Hines

Mosaics 101 - Fall 2019 Fall 2019 Wednesday 5:00 pm 02:00 pm 6th - 12th Sep 11, 2019 15

$250.00

An introductory class to the wonderful world of mosaics. We will investigate different mosaic layout techniques, color theory, discuss proper materials, and students will be able to execute multiple mosaic projects. Students will also learn to work with a variety of surfaces which include but not limited to paper mosaics, a nature mosaic, working with stained glass to create their own mosaic mirror, and a 3D mosaic object. Students will be able to incorporate different materials to create a cohesive piece. As this is a mosaic class, students will be cutting their own stained glass by hand and will be grouting their own mosaics at the end of the semester! Safety precautions will be implemented.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Celina Vallarta

PHP Programming - Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Thursday 5:00 pm 02:00 pm 7th - 12th Sep 12, 2019 15

$400.00

PHP is the de-facto standard for Web programming today. PHP is an open source programming language that powers millions of Web sites all over the world. In this course, students will learn how to create content-rich, interactive web applications with tools and skills that are always in high demand.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Marc Gottlieb

Sculpture 101 - Winter 2020 Winter 2020 Wednesday 5:00 pm 02:00 pm 6th - 10th Jan 15, 2020 15

$250.00

An introductory class focusing on sculpture as the art form. We will investigate different materials, different approaches, executions to these materials and discuss why. This class will be part lecture, we will look into particular artists, and will be heavily focus on studio time (working on the projects).

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Celina Vallarta

The Eco-Friendly Artist - Spring 2020 Spring 2020 Wednesday 5:00 pm 02:00 pm 6th - 10th Apr 22, 2020 15

$250.00

An introductory class focusing on using eco-friendly materials to execute an art project. This class will be part discussion but primarily focus on studio time in the classroom. We will investigate different materials, different approaches, executions to these materials and discuss why. In this class, we will also look at different artist that use eco-friendly materials for their art practices.

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Celina Vallarta

Touring Art History: Part I - Fall 2019 Fall 2019 Tuesday 5:00 pm 02:00 pm 6th - 10th Sep 10, 2019 15

$250.00

Students will familiarize themselves with classic artists through their works of art. Biographical information about the artists are complemented by a review and discussion of their works. An emphasis is placed on learning the techniques which made their art revolutionary. Each unit culminates with the students’ acquisition of the techniques through the creation of their own artwork.

During Fall 2019, we will be studying Pablo Picasso, Gustav Klimt, Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, and Georges Seurat.

Please note: All the Touring Art History classes are independent of one another. You can take them in ANY order. You can join at any time. Please just read the artists we are covering so that you can make sure this is not a repeat class for your child.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Celina Vallarta

Touring Art History: Part II - Winter 2020 Winter 2020 Tuesday 5:00 pm 02:00 pm 6th - 10th Jan 14, 2020 15

$250.00

Students will familiarize themselves with classic artists through their works of art. Biographical information about the artists are complemented by a review and discussion of their works. An emphasis is placed on learning the techniques which made their art revolutionary. Each unit culminates with the students’ acquisition of the techniques through the creation of their own artwork.

During Winter 2020, we will be studying Michelangelo, Edgar Degas, Rembrandt, Umberto Boccioni, and Salvador Dali.

Please note: All the Touring Art History classes are independent of one another. You can take them in ANY order. You can join at any time. Please just read the artists we are covering so that you can make sure this is not a repeat class for your child.

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Celina Vallarta

Touring Art History: Part III - Spring 2020 Spring 2020 Tuesday 5:00 pm 02:00 pm 6th - 10th Apr 21, 2020 15

$250.00

Students will familiarize themselves with classic artists through their works of art. Biographical information about the artists are complemented by a review and discussion of their works. An emphasis is placed on learning the techniques which made their art revolutionary. Each unit culminates with the students’ acquisition of the techniques through the creation of their own artwork.

During Spring 2020, we will be studying Wassily Kandinsky, Edvard Munch, Andy Warhol, Banksy, Jackson Pollock, and Norman Rockwell.

Please note: All the Touring Art History classes are independent of one another. You can take them in ANY order. You can join at any time. Please just read the artists we are covering so that you can make sure this is not a repeat class for your child.

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Celina Vallarta

We All Belong Here: Diverse Literature for Young Adults - Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Monday 5:00 pm 02:00 pm 8th - 12th Sep 09, 2019 12

$400.00

The world is a vibrant blend of people of all ethnicities, races, and faiths. Literature is one way that we can explore the human experience. For ultimately, no matter what we look like on the outside, or what country we are from, the color of our skin, or our socioeconomic status, we are human on the inside. The joys and sorrows of life touch each one of us. Opening our minds and hearts to hearing others’ experiences is a powerful way to expand our awareness and understanding of the world and its people around us.

In this course, we read two award-winning novels written in the first-person about young people trying to find their place in their communities. We will see how these high schoolers are perceived by those around them, how they are pre-judged and pre-labeled. We will step into their lives and see the colorful worlds they occupy and the basic humanity that they share with everyone else around them.

As we discuss the characters’ experiences, we will examine the idea of being a “minority” or being the “other” and why representation matters in literature and media. We will use these books as a way to learn about others’ cultures and faiths. We will also examine how a person’s appearance or background can shape others’ perceptions and treatment of the person.

Along with the novels, selected poetry and short fiction and nonfiction by diverse authors will be included.

Note: Mature issues such as attempted rape/sexual assault are addressed, but there are no explicit details.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Merium Khan

What’s Your Code? The World of DNA - Fall 2019 Fall 2019 Thursday 5:00 pm 02:00 pm 8th - 12th Sep 12, 2019 15

$250.00

In What's Your Code, students will dive deep into the fascinating world of heredity and genetics. Together, we will explore the chromosomes as well as the structure of DNA allowing us to understand how we use this information to know more about our health as well as appearance.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Natalie Hines

Wild Weather - Fall 2019 Fall 2019 Monday 5:00 pm 02:00 pm 3rd - 5th Sep 09, 2019 15

$250.00

Tornadoes! Twisters! Tsunamis! Oh My!

Hurricanes, droughts, snowstorms, flooding…extreme weather can happen at any time, anywhere and it affects all of us. In 2014, the United States experienced eight weather and climate disasters with losses exceeding one billion dollars each, including drought in the West, five severe storm events, flooding in Michigan and the Northeast, and a winter storm that affected the Midwest, Northeast and Southeast.

In this course, students will learn "the basics" about weather patterns, extreme weather and climate change. Additionally, students will learn about how various weather systems impact human beings around the world.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Natalie Hines

Zap! Heat, Energy, and Electricity - Winter 2020 Winter 2020 Monday 5:00 pm 02:00 pm 3rd - 5th Jan 13, 2020 15

$250.00

Have you ever wondered what electricity is and where it comes from?

Have you ever been zapped by static electricity and wondered how it got there?

Join us as we learn about heat, energy, and electricity. Together, we will explore how it moves and transforms. Additionally, we will explore convection and conduction. Students will be challenged to build circuits as well as participate in an engaging STEM lab. Zap!Heat,Energy and Electricity will offer many opportunities for hands-on learning!.

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Natalie Hines