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Get Out of the Box, Laterally
A Creative Thinking Program
Through an interactive team process, students will learn effective problem solving skills. Students will have to think creatively to solve riddles, team
challenges, mysteries and world issues. Students will learn about lateral thinking and how to apply it to their everyday life. Through the process of thinking creatively, students will learn effective problem solving skills.
A Picture Says 1000 Words
An Intro to Digital Photography/Self Awareness
Students will learn an introduction to Digital Photography, in conjunction with a self awareness program. Students will be assigned to take photographs based on a different ‘emotions theme’ each class. For example, students will take 5-10 photographs of the theme “happy”. Students will then present their photos to the class and speak about the digital photography skills they used as well as describe their emotional response to their image. Each class students will have a different theme assignment. As they learn more about digital photography and feel more comfortable with the group their assignments will
become more challenging. The process of photography is used as a metaphor for how students understand their emotional response to the world around them.
The Great Nature Race
A Lesson in Teamwork
Teams learn the basics of reading a compass and map in order to navigate through a course laid out in the forest, school grounds, or other sites as determined. Teams will work together to locate different positions. At these positions they will have to answer the riddles correctly in order to move to their next position. Teams can compete against each other or as one group.
An Architectural Approach for Decision Making
Students design structures using different materials. They will then build their structures and evaluate them. Engineering basics and understanding the process of evaluation and how to apply it in their daily lives.
How do I Learn?
Identify your Learning Styles
Understanding how you learn is the first step in achieving academic success.Through the process of completing short quizzes and comprehensive assessments students will identify their learning styles. Most people are surprised at results because they thought they had a different learning style. Students will then learn how to apply new strategies that specifically support their learning style. They will become more efficient at the learning process and experience greater success in the classroom and workplace.
A PSA Video Production Class
Students will learn the basics of video production including; script development, camera operations, camera angles, video editing, and performance. Students will self-produce a 30 to 60 second public service announcement selected from a wide variety of issues. The end product will be a DVD as well as web ready media files.
I hate you! I mean I love you!
A Parent and Child Communication Program
“I hate you! I mean I love you!” is a program designed to keep an open line of communication with your child as they enter into the difficult years of adolescents. Families will participate in fun interactive activities to learn about each other in a new way. Students will break out into small groups as parents participate in their own separate activates. After three sessions,
students and parents will have a new skill set and “toolbox” to maintain effective communication, and have a better understanding of their relationships.
Who am I?
A Multi-session Self-Evaluation Workshop
“Who am I” is a session of several workshops, where students are assigned fun tasks to research themselves. Student will complete interviews of their family, and collect pictures and milestone items to use in the development of a scrapbook of themselves.