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Class Catalog

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ConnectED Class Schedule

 

ConnectED Classes

 

Tuesday Classes (F5 Gym in Syracuse)

 

HEALTH & FITNESS

 

Engaging in Athletics 101

Teacher- F5 Athletics     Age- Elem, MS & HS classes offered separately    Length- Full year 

Conditioning using bodyweight then resistance equipment and age-appropriate weight equipment. Do physical fitness assessments at the beginning of each semester and then create healthy goals to meet by the end of the semester. I plan to mix up the terms with conditioning and then a sports focus. Potential included sports we will focus on are; volleyball, basketball, hula hoop, jump ropes, dodge ball, running games, etc.

 

 

Tuesday Classes (Rosewood Ln Church of the Nazarene in Layton)

 

FINE ARTS

 

Necessary Drama- learning and improving acting while rehearsing and performing a non-musical play

Teacher- Brie Corrington 

     Age- MS\HS combined

     Length- Semester *2 hours a week*

1st Semester: Students will learn acting skills while rehearsing and performing in an adapted version of Charles Dicken's "A Christmas Carol". Music and dancing are potentially added based on the interests of the students. 

2nd Semester: Bring your enthusiasm for storytelling and performing together in my "Necessary Drama" class. We will explore various acting techniques and perform a Shakespearean play as our semester finale.

 

 

Broadway Bound Choir!

Teacher- Brie Corrington 

     Age- MS/HS combined

     Length- Full Year

Explore the fabulous music of Broadway! We will sing and dance our way through medleys of Broadway music while improving our choral and solo singing techniques. This class will have performances throughout the year. 

 

 

Thursday Classes (Rosewood Ln Church of the Nazarene in Layton)

 

STEM

 

The Head Bone's Connected to the Neck Bone: An Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology

Teacher- Sarah Evans

     Age- MS/HS Combined 

     Length- Semester

This course will cover basic human anatomy and physiology. Instruction will incorporate a variety of learning modalities, including music, visual, and hands-on elements to help make information approachable and memorable.

 

 

3...2...1...Pre-Algebra\3...2...1...Algebra!

Teacher- Douglas Space and Science Foundation

     Age- MS\HS combined 

     Length- Full year

"But when will I ever USE algebra in real life?!" Students will master algebraic concepts and methods, while immersing in the WHY as it relates to space exploration. Math is a lot more fun when there is a clear reason to be learning it. Self-guided, at-home work will be required between classes. This class will use Khan Academy and ST Math as it's primary curriculum. 

 

 

Engineering is my Superpower 

Teacher- Douglas Space and Science Foundation

    Age- MS & HS classes offered separately

   Length- Full year 

Can you name anything in the world that isn't affected by engineers? Engineers use science to solve the world's problems and make life easier for the people in it. Students will learn about the concepts of engineering design and apply them to classroom-size versions of real-world problems each week. In the culminating project, student teams will use what they have learned about the various engineering fields to design, build, and test their own superpower device! This is a *conceptual class. There will be a lot of teamwork and hands-on experimentation, and not a lot of equations and number crunching. 

 

 

Interactive Geology with Food 

Teacher- Adrienne Mcelwain 

     Age- MS/HS Combined

     Length- Semester 

Interactive geology that explores the world of rocks, minerals, fossils, and geological phenomena through food. Did you know that we can explore all three classifications of rocks by baking chocolate chip cookies? Or that we can learn about minerals we use every day by enjoying a Wendy’s Frosty? Learn how rocks and minerals form, how fossils are nature's time capsules. What we use rocks and minerals for every day, and why some minerals glow! This class requires completing several geology projects. Explore a wide variety of geology processes, and discover why Utah is so geologically diverse and important. 

 

 

Lights...Energy...Action! Physical Science Class

Teacher- Brie Corrington

     Age- Middle School

     Length- Full Year

Learn the ins and outs of the universe! How light, energy, and the laws of motion work. With hands-on labs we will build and create flying machines, catapults, and more!

 

 

ENGLISH

 

The Art of Argument: An Intriguing Introduction to Logic and Reasoning Using Language Arts

Teacher- Melissa Butler

     Age- MS\HS combined 

     Length-Full Year 

We will further our Language Arts abilities as we delve into logic and reasoning. The students will learn to critically and creatively think, organize information and arguments using a basic 5 paragraph essay format, and to recognize logical fallacies commonly seen in society. Each week will include group activities, frequently being broken down into smaller groups, but sometimes with the class as a whole. We will use the textbook "The Art of Argument," as a basic guide, as well as resources to help with essay format and organization. We will also use a number of activities to aid in this learning including Logic Bingo, food and snack demonstrations for some fallacies (we will be sure to get allergy and food sensitivity information for all students beforehand,) Fallacy Informants (a card game,) students preparing and presenting their own ads, small group debates and discussions using topics from a prepared list of topics which includes "DC comics are better than Marvel," "Books are better than movies," "Pineapple doesn't belong on pizza," and, "Cats are evil," as well as quite a few others.

 

 

Lessons in Leadership from America's Astronauts

Teacher- Douglas Space and Science Foundation

Age-MS/HS combined

Length-Semester

Who better to teach about leadership than those who boldly went where no one had gone before? STAR Camp instructors will lead students in an exploration of basic elements of effective leadership, through a study of the experiences of astronauts and other leaders throughout America's human spaceflight program. From John F. Kennedy, to Gene Kranz, to Eileen Collins, to Scott Kelley, to Sian Proctor--learn what it takes to lead out with full throttle, as well as from the ground. Students will complete reading and writing assignments each week at home, then come together in class for discussions, team building activities, problem solving, and service. This class will be offered separately to middle school students and high school students. High school students can earn at least 40 credit hours in ELA.

 

 

A Multitude of Worlds: Exploring Science Fiction & Fantasy through the Works of Brandon Sanderson

Teacher- Sarah Evans 

    Age- MS/HS combined

     Length- Semester

Brandon Sanderson is one of the most popular and prolific contemporary authors of science fiction and fantasy. We will be discussing some of Sanderson's works and will also delve into his approach to world building and storytelling.

 

 

There's More Than One Right Way to Write

Teacher- Jill Richards 

     Age- MS/HS combined

     Length- Full year

Create a world within your world by writing about it! Students will put pen to paper in this creative writing class as they explore different styles of literature in order to find their own voice. The class will start out by covering the basic elements of writing. As the class progresses, it will become more interactive as students share their ideas; and more individualized, because there is no right or wrong way to imagine. 

 

 

Public Speaking

Teacher- Crystal Jordan 

     Age- MS\HS combined 

     Length- Full Year

Take the fear and intimidation out of public speaking with activities and presentations that will safely get your student out of their chair and into their comfort zone. In this class, we will explore body language, gain confidence, and support each other as we grow in this imperative skill. Throughout the course, your student will put their newfound skills to the test in multiple classroom presentations that will help them exercise confidence and interject their unique personality. 

 

 

HEALTH & FITNESS

 

Stress Management For Life

Teacher- Shanae Teuscher

      Age- MS/HS combined

     Length- Semester

Stress Management For Life will provide information, inspiration, and practical application - a solid foundation to building a healthy and well balanced life. This isn't your typical class, full of bookwork and unnecessary reading. This course addresses everyday situations and stressors while providing tools to effectively manage things that feel stressful. Stress management techniques and tools will include mindfulness, meditation, healthy eating, regular exercise, breathing techniques, changing thoughts, and time management. Students will be given opportunities to experience these in class and, in an effort to establish lifelong habits, encouraged to utilize them outside of class.This course is for you if one or more of these applies to you:

  • You are tired of feeling stressed, overwhelmed and/or exhausted

  • You often feel irritable or frustrated

  • You suffer from headaches, migraines or other stress related conditions 

  • You are interested in learning how to meditate and be mindful

  • You want to learn firsthand the benefits of mindfulness, mediation, breathing techniques & other tools

  • You are interested in learning techniques and thought patterns that can benefit you for the rest of your life!

 

 

Nutrition & Health

Teacher- Crystal Jordan 

     Age- MS\HS combined 

     Length- Semester

Nutrition & Health - Your students will learn lifelong skills as we uncover the important role food plays in our lives. What nutrients promote ideal health? What effect does sugar have on the body and brain? Are my food choices being manipulated by the media? Am I getting enough of the right foods to live my best life? All questions we will have the opportunity to dig into during our semester together.

Parents can rest assured that we will approach this information from a holistic viewpoint. This means avoiding labels such as "bad" food and "good" food. Rather, we will look at what science has thus far uncovered; that some foods cause our body to enhance its productivity, while others can hinder it. We will also discuss body positivity and learning to eat intuitively.  

 

 

FINE ARTS

Creative Outlet

Teacher- Lena Phillips 

    Age- MS/HS combined

      Length- Semester

This class will be primarily student driven. We will be project based and students will have a great amount of freedom to express themselves in whatever mediums they might want to based on the theme for each project unit. Guidance will be provided on idea development and steps to successfully completing their ideas. Opportunities will be given to showcase their art and discuss strengths and room for improvement with their fellow classmates at the end of each project. This class is for students who already have a good grasp on art and are looking to express their creativity and share it with others.

(No video is available at this time.)

 

Art Fundamentals

Teacher- Adrienne Mcelwain  

     Age- MS\HS combined 

      Length- Semester

In this class we will go more in depth with each of the principles and elements of art. We will complete activities and exercises in class to develop our understanding of each, and follow these up with several projects to demonstrate what we have learned. Mediums will vary based on the project. This is a good class for beginners who have no experience with art, and might be a good pre-requisite for taking another art class in future semesters, or just as a refresher for those who have some experience but want to go more in depth with their understanding.

(No video is available at this time.)

 

 

Moving through Art: How History Has Been Told Through Art

Teacher- Adrienne Mcelwain 

     Age- MS/HS combined

     Length- Full year 

How do we learn history when we do not have a first hand account of the events? We have to start piecing the parts of history back together from what has been preserved. Rather it be the ornate cloths wrapped around mummies with gold leafing, the Incredible pottery made in Greece, Jade carvings polished by river currents in Japan, the hand carved columns holding up baths in Rome, or the legendary mirrors of battle ready lighthouses history has largely been preserved through the art and innovations humans saved, cherished, and showed off. Art has become the history we know. Let's step back in time and reexamine history through the pieces that tell it's story. Explore history through art and try your hand and duplicating the crafts that shape our world in history labs. 

(No video is available at this time.)

 

Acting for Film 

Teacher- Crystal Jordan 

     Age- MS\HS combined 

     Length- Semester

Acting for Film - Performing for a camera is extremely different from the work an actor does on stage. Come learn the skills you'll need to become an incredible actor. In this class we'll learn what it takes to become your authentic character and settle into the script with your partner. Each person will be assigned one scene, one monologue, and will create a one minute scene of their own. This will flex your memory muscle, creativity, and get you comfortable in front of a camera and audience.

 

 

ELECTIVES

Ace the ACT

Teacher- Sarah Evans

      Age- High School

     Length- Semester 

In this course, we will learn effective strategies for tackling each section of the ACT. Students will increase their familiarity with the types of questions asked on the ACT and prepare to test with confidence. (If students decide to take the ACT test after this class, families will be responsible for any test registration fees.)

 

Moving through Art: How History Has Been Told Through Art

Teacher- Adrienne Mcelwain 

     Age- MS/HS combined

     Length- Full year 

This class will look at art in a historical context. Most classes focus on the history of the art itself but this class will look at how history can and has been told through art. We'll look at different types of art and analyze what it is that art has preserved and teaches us today. This class will be carried out with an archeological perspective. We'll examine things like pottery, pain, wood and rock carvings, cosmetics, etc and learn how those forms of art tell a story about people and places long ago. We'll then dive in and create our own art using the ancient techniques we've learned about.  

(No video is available at this time.)

Around the World

Teacher- Crystal Jordan

     Age- MS\HS combined 

     Length- Semester

Ever wanted to travel abroad? To learn all there is to know about the history, people, customs, and food of that place? Well, this class is the next best thing! Let's travel the world together and learn all that we can about the cultures from around the world. In this class we will taste native food, listen to traditional music, and expand our vision of what it means to be a human on this great, expansive rock we all call home. 

 

 

Adulting 101

Teacher- Crystal Jordan 

      Age- MS\HS combined 

    Length- Semester 

Life in the real world comes hard and fast. In this class we'll cover the basics of self-care as well as some that are easy to miss. This includes simple cooking, advanced social skills, problem-solving, coping with stress, money and budget, personal health, home maintenance, and car care.

 

 

Entrepreneurship

Teacher- Crystal Jordan 

      Age- MS\HS combined 

     Length- Full year 

Does your student dream about starting their own business? Or maybe they already have an idea, but are unsure how to get it off the ground. In this class, we will demystify the world of entrepreneurship and equip each student with the knowledge they need to get their vision out into the world. Over the course of one year, we will cover business basics, ethics, sales, and marketing. They will also create their own business plan, research their desired industry, and, in the end, have much of the knowledge they will need to be a successful entrepreneur.