The teacher will share different poems and lead an interactive discussion about the author’s purpose and use of literary devices. Students will interact with the poems and expand their comprehension through visual art, movement, and improv activities. They will discover connections with the text, and share their personal interpretation of the poems.
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Taught by Ms. Marcie
Ms. Marcey is trained in the arts and an experienced educator. She has taught Public Speaking as a classroom teacher and also teaches students online. In the past, she has travelled the world as a singer and songwriter, and spoken as a panelist at various music conferences. She has conducted interviews with major label artists for various media outlets. Since 2007, she has produced and hosted her own radio show and podcast.
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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.
Writing Fantasy Edition
Students will examine the life and works of fantasy genre's greatest authors. We build upon weekly writing exercises, so that by the end of the course students have drafted an original, inspired fantasy piece. This course is certain to be enjoyed by lovers of literature and writing enthusiasts! 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 for sharpening their crafts.
Each week the students will learn about a famous artist, view their work, then create art inspired by that artist. Along the way we will learn about, and use the elements of art, and principles of design. The class will begin with images of the artist and some of their artwork. Students will discuss what makes that artist, and their work special. In addition, each class will cover aspects of color, design, composition etc.
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. Students will use the whiteboard feature in the online classroom or paper and pencil to collaborate on the process of telling a cohesive story with a beginning middle and end. 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.
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.
Students will build competence in preparing and presenting speeches in a variety of contexts. Public speaking requires us to create and deliver messages in multiple arenas of life, such as conversations, interviews, and presentations. Students will enjoy fun, skill building games to help everyone feel comfortable with the learning process. Students will also make new friends by working with each other, and develop self confidence to speak in a variety of contexts. Students will learn to focus their thinking and speak with clarity, assertion, and confidence. They are also encouraged to respectfully interact with one another, listen actively, and to provide constructive feedback.
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.
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.