Don't miss your chance to join us for this six-session course designed to teach the fundamentals of academic writing. Students will meet on Mondays at 3:30 pm Eastern with Lisa Mihalich Quinn, a Maryland state-certified teacher with degrees in English and experience teaching writing to students of varied ages and abilities. By the end of the six week course, students will work toward developing a five-paragraph essay that presents a thesis / claim and supports it with evidence.
This class is best suited for individuals who have open-ended communication skills.
This class has a limit of 10 students. Work will be assigned outside of classes.
Session topics will include:
Evaluating qualities of good academic essays
Writing a strong thesis / claim
Using an outline format to structure a five-paragraph essay
Note-taking and evidence/quote gathering for students who spell/point/type
Developing a strong introduction and conclusion
Revising and editing for a polished finished product
This popular course continues with all new texts! This six session course meets on Wednesdays at 5pm Eastern to explore six short texts, which students will read prior to class. Students will also receive guiding questions to prepare for the weekly online class discussion with Corie Stewart Ford, a Maryland state-certified English teacher. Class discussions may include supplemental poems or videos that provide further context for the assigned text within the framework of the week's theme.
Each week will center a different group of voices:
Travel through space on Wednesdays at 3:30pm Eastern with Corie Stewart Ford as she teaches about our universe. From the origins of the universe to how the interactions between celestial bodies affect our daily lives, soar into space in this class. Corie will incorporate video and exploratory websites to help learners visualize the topics discussed in class. This class will be appropriate for typers of all levels (from spelling through open-ended).
Join Maryland state-certified teacher and curriculum developer Kate Thomas on Tuesdays at 3:30pm Eastern to explore the fundamental concepts of Geometry. This intro-level class will provide students with an over of six key topics in Geometry.
Definitions and Classifications
Geometric Construction using a variety of methods / tools / tech
How Much Paint? Formulas for Perimeter and Area of 2-dimensional shapes
How Many Bricks? Formulas for Volume of 3-dimensional Shapes
Battleship for Experts: Working with the Coordinate Plane
What's Your Sine? Introduction to Trigonometry and the Pythagorean Theorem
Join state-certified teacher Lisa Mihalich Quinn on Mondays at 12:30 pm Eastern for an in-depth look at the Cold War. This session is the second in a two-part course that examines the Cold War from its origins to its unexpected end. We will cover the political and military history of the conflict and also consider its wide-ranging social and cultural impacts.
Ingrid Ventura-Ellis and Charly Thomas are continuing this popular class on Tuesdays at 5pm Eastern where students will learn about different artists and engage in motor tasks to practice different skills: painting, collaging, finger painting, etc. The class features projects inspired by famous artists, diverse cultures, different environments, and the participant’s own imagination. This class will allow students to recognize where their body is in space and in relation to objects such as brushes, paper, and paint. It will also increase students' self-confidence, knowledge, their ability to complete a task, and of course, motor planning. This class will be appropriate for typers of all communicative abilities (from spelling through open-ended) and will require easy-access materials.
Did you know that walking can increase your creative output by 60 percent? The benefits of walking are numerous, not just for your physical health, but for your mental health as well. Charly Thomas will lead participants in a half-hour indoor fitness class on Thursdays at 4:30pm Eastern. In an encouraging environment, participants will perform walking in place combined with other moves that will get your blood pumping through multi-muscle moves set to fun music. This is a great way to improve muscle, balance, self confidence, as well as a great winter blues buster. There will be modifications given throughout each class. All you need for this class is a small clear space to work in, so move the coffee table to the side and come walk with us!