Financial Literacy and Ethics through Board Games
This program aims to teach the essentials of financial literacy through the board games Monopoly and Cash Flow while also considering whacky ideas about the future of economics through critical discussions. In between rounds of ferocious financial competition, we will consider the broader implications of how our saving, spending, and investing shapes our communities.
Instructors: Mr. Colin Douglas and Mr. Spencer Smith
DNA with a Forensics Twist
Participants will investigate a crime scene, collect evidence, and then analyze evidence to find the culprit. Along the way, they will take an in-depth look forensic methods, including DNA extraction (cheek cell) and electrophoresis (fingerprinting).
Instructors: Ms. Sherri Reed and Ms. Kathryn Perkins
Students will be introduced to the concept of compression and tension as they relate to bridge engineering. Research into types of truss bridges will lead them to design, and then construct and test model bridges. Working in teams, students will use a CNC router to design, cut, assemble and weight test their model bridges.
Instructors: Dr. Steve Uhr and Ms. Kathy Uhr
Design Squad Instructors: Ms. Hester Burdman and Ms. Christine Spikes
Do you like to create and build? Are you a good problem solver? Then this is the course for you - We will be strategizing on keeping Barbie from getting a concussion, saving an astronaut from sure death, building strong structures to withstand natural disasters, and launching supplies to reach behind enemy lines. We will be working in small collaborative teams and gaining more insight into the engineering design process.
In this two day course, students will learn the basics of studio recording including types and application of microphones, recording consoles, and freeware recording software, Students will set up different recording mixes and studio microphone placement. If time allows, we may also do some basic Foley artist sound FX work and application. Students do not need any prior music or recording background to enroll in this course.
Instructor: Dr. Chuck Kraus
Writing Fiction for Publication
This is a short story writing seminar that focuses on elements of writing, critiquing as a prelude to revision, and marketing short fiction online. Students would be expected to submit one story prior to the weekend so that the teacher has one set of stories read and ready for conferencing, and thereafter individual conferencing would be staggered with in-class writing time. The expectation is that students would write several new works, take part in group critiquing, and submit at least one story to a magazine or anthology.
Instructor: Mr. Jon Shipley