Harry Potter Book Club
In this course, young witches and wizards will read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Every lesson will have a discussion component, a writing component, and fun activities. The course ends with a final book report project and presentation. This course will helps kids develop an interest in reading and also help them develop their writing skills.
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Taught by Professor Oyo
Professor Oyo has been teaching and tutoring for over 19 years. She has continued to develop her craft and uses a combination of traditional and modern methods. She also incorporates technology, crafts, drama, and teamwork into her teaching to give her students the most out of their lessons. She has a Bachelors of Education and is CELTA certified as an English Instructor. She has run her own private school, daycare, afterschool program, and several summer camps. She homeschooled her children until middle school. She has also taught with the NYC Department of Education. SHE LOVEs EVERYTHING HARRY POTTER!
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Writing and Acting Monologues
Each student will create an original character, write a monologue from that character’s point of view, and eventually perform the monologue for the class! Students will have the opportunity to discuss ideas with classmates, share drafts with Ms. Megan, and receive written feedback. We’ll also cover the basics of realistic acting and creative movement. During the last class, students will perform their monologues for the class in a supportive workshop setting and will receive direction and constructive feedback.
Writing Fantasy Edition
Students will examine the life and works of fantasy genre's greatest authors. We build upon weekly writing exercises, to help students draft an original, inspired fantasy piece by the end of the class. Students of all writing levels are certain to benefit from this course. Fun, yet practical writing exercises are certain to inspire young authors while providing them with tools to sharpen their craft.
Debate Camp: Level 3
In this program students will learn advanced debate techniques, which include both philosophical and political ways to approach argumentation. This class includes both the advanced debate and argumentation courses. Each class will include both a short lecture followed by an activity to help students learn the skill being taught during the lecture portion of class. Students will learn how to form arguments, listen to their opponents, develop critical thinking skills, and discern the difference between reliable and unreliable sources for evidence. This will allow students to learn to speak to a diversity of different people in order to learn how to adapt their arguments to the audience they're speaking to. By the end of the week students will have developed their public speaking skills, logical reasoning, as well as their ability to listen to and understand others.
Students will build competence in preparing and presenting speeches in a variety of contexts, such as conversations, interviews, and presentations. Students will enjoy fun, skill building games to help everyone feel comfortable with the learning process. Students will learn to speak with clarity, assertion, focus and confidence.
Debate Camp: Level 1
Students will learn how to form arguments, listen to their opponents, develop critical thinking skills, and discern the difference between reliable and unreliable sources for evidence. They will learn the basics of argumentation, some advanced debate techniques, and participate in a mini-tournament. This will allow students to learn to speak to a diversity of different people in order to learn how to adapt their arguments to the audience they are speaking to. No prior debate experience is required to participate. Each class will include both a short lecture followed by an activity to help students learn the skill being taught during the lecture portion of class.
Debate Camp: Level 2
Students will learn advanced argumentation tactics and bring their skills to the next level. Students will learn about opportunity costs, procedural argumentation, disadvantages, and critical philosophy. These lectures are designed to help students learn how to better listen to their opponents, develop critical thinking skills, and discern the difference between reliable and unreliable sources for evidence. By the end of the week students will have developed their public speaking skills, logical reasoning, as well as their ability to listen to and understand others.
Each week the students will learn about a famous artist, view their work and then create art inspired by that artist. Along the way we will learn about and use the elements of art, and principles of design. Artist covered include: Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Van Gogh.
Let's Jam! Comic Collaboration
In this fun collaborative class, students will create a jam comic consisting of one panel. A jam comic is a collaborative comic strip in which a group of artists draw a comic using the same prompt. Each week, students will collaborate on one jam comic and focus on the craft and structure of storytelling. Students will practice showing instead of telling their stories by drawing actions, characters, and settings.