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Back To School Ready Classes

Get ready to rock the upcoming school year!

Enjoy fun back-to-school ready classes online covering everything from geometry to typing. Build your knowledge in important school subjects, and prepare to go back to school leaps and bounds ahead. Our virtual back-to-school classes designed by experts and specially selected by professionals from Google and Stanford, provide a fun small-group experience, awesome teachers, and hands-on learning — just a few of the many reasons we've received 600 5-star reviews. Reserve your child's spot today!

About back to school ready classes online

  • Back to school refresher: Have fun learning Geometry, Typing, Science, and more with lessons designed by expert teachers.
  • Personalized attention: Enjoy a maximum of 5 students per instructor, which means more progress and more play.
  • Easy scheduling: Choose from structured classes available in multiple time zones.
  • 100% happiness guarantee: We offer a full satisfaction-guarantee refund so you can be confident your student will love their class.
Digital Art 2 - Animal Kingdom
Digital Art 2 - Animal Kingdom
CalColor Academy

Joining us in exploring the world of animals in our Animal Kingdom Summer Camp. Come on an adventure inspired by the little, big world of animals! Students joining will sharpen their composition techniques, lighting, and color contrast by exploring the anthropomorphic characterizations of animals. They will learn about the importance of a strong composition, lighting, while designing their story of what their encounter with their favorite animal would be like. Learning Objectives: Drawing Skills and Technique: Learn about some composition techniques that make an illustration very strong while applying contrast through color values Character Design: Understand basic principles of design, and creatively using shapes and forms to build character Storytelling: Enhance their storytelling abilities through elements of visual art and design

Summer Space Exploration Camps: Jumpstart your Path to a Space Career
Summer Space Exploration Camps: Jumpstart your Path to a Space Career
Bruce Callow

In these exciting 4 session camps students are introduced to key space missions, careers and NASA mentors which will inspire the students on their paths to working in the aerospace industry. Join me as we travel through the solar system and beyond and learn about the real people who do amazing space jobs. ( engineers, scientists etc). We will discuss past, current and future space missions including the Artemis missions to the moon, the Perseverance Mars Rover, Voyager, the discovery of exoplanets, CubeSats, upcoming missions to Europa and Titan. Students will be given tips on how to go about applying for NASA internships and will be provided opportunities to connect directly with NASA specialists/mentors. My teaching style is fun and informal and I explain complex ideas in an enjoyable way so my students have fun as they interactively explore their interest in space exploration. I am fortunate to have many contacts who work on space missions at NASA centers, universities and other space agencies. Introducing my students to NASA mentors gives me great satisfaction and gives the students an advantage for conducting further space research and exploring their paths to working in the space industry. Students will be given the assignment of creating a space mission and explaining it to the rest of the class. Students will have the opportunity to act out mock NASA internship interviews to help prepare them for when they apply for internships.

The Path to Space Careers: 4 sessions /Private Classes ( You may also request times).
The Path to Space Careers: 4 sessions /Private Classes ( You may also request times).
Bruce Callow

A convenient way for space enthusiasts to book 4 private classes in a schedule that works best for them. Fine tune your knowledge of space exploration in private classes tailored to your individual interests and needs. Recommended for students interested in expanding their knowledge of space programs, developing their own space projects and one day doing an internship with NASA. In this exciting 4 part course students are introduced to key space missions, careers and NASA mentors which will inspire the students on their paths to one day working in the aerospace industry. Join me as we travel through the solar system and beyond and learn about the real people who do amazing space jobs. ( engineers, scientists, astronauts etc). We will discuss past, current and future space missions including the Artemis missions to the moon, the Perseverance Mars Rover, Voyager, the discovery of exoplanets, CubeSats, upcoming missions to Europa and Titan. Students will be given tips on how to go about applying for NASA internships and will be provided opportunities to connect directly with NASA specialists/mentors. My teaching style is fun and informal and I explain complex ideas in an enjoyable way so my students have fun as they interactively explore their interest in space exploration. I am fortunate to have many contacts who work on space missions at NASA centers, universities and other space agencies. Introducing my students to NASA mentors gives me great satisfaction and gives the students an advantage for conducting further space research and exploring their paths to working in the space industry. Students will have the opportunity to act out mock NASA internship interviews to help prepare them for when they apply for internships. Students will be encouraged and coached to prepare a project to submit in next year's Junior Breakthrough Challenge. https://breakthroughjuniorchallenge.org/

 
The Path to Space Careers: Private Classes (Single Session, Request Time)
The Path to Space Careers: Private Classes (Single Session, Request Time)
Bruce Callow

Fine tune your knowledge of space exploration in private classes tailored to your individual interests and needs. Recommended for students interested in developing their own space projects and for those preparing to apply for NASA internships. Please click the "Contact” button above to request a private class and we will work out a schedule based on your needs.

Digital Art 2 - Character Design
Digital Art 2 - Character Design
CalColor Academy

Join us in creating a well-developed character in this summer camp! Students joining will sharpen their character design knowledge by create a character style sheet filled with expression sheets, costume design, and color designs that they will create a final world in for their second project. They will learn about building character figures from basic shape, gestures, facial expressions, and cartoon stylization. Learning Objectives: Drawing Skills and Technique: Learn how to create a character in any pose through the use of gesture and facial expressions. Character Design: Understand basic principles of design, and creatively using shapes and forms to build character Storytelling: Enhance their storytelling abilities through elements of visual art and design

Basics of Illustrator Camp
Basics of Illustrator Camp
Elizabeth Stockfish

Illustrator is the leading vector design program used by graphic designers. Vector programs allow you to create graphics with control and illustrate with precision. Join us in this class to learn the vector design basics and create projects like logo design, pop art illustration, abstract animal graphics, and more! Classes will be held as a camp to allow access to the 7-day FREE trial of Illustrator. Download and install the program up to 2 days before the first class to ensure the trial period will cover all 4 days of the class. And don’t forget to cancel the trial once class is finished so you don’t get charged for the full program. If you would like access to all Creative Cloud programs, Adobe offers 60% off the entire Create Cloud Suite for Students here: https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/buy/students.html. *A Mac or PC is required. An iPad or Chromebook will not work for this class.

Beyond the Basics: Basics of Photoshop 2 Camp
Beyond the Basics: Basics of Photoshop 2 Camp
Elizabeth Stockfish

Join us in Beyond the Basics for more exciting projects where we will learn advanced tools and functions of Photoshop! Photoshop is the most popular digital design program used by graphic designers, allowing you to create anything your mind can conjure up. The creative possibilities are endless! In this advanced class, we will focus on more complicated and difficult effects to build on the knowledge learned in Basics of Photoshop including smart objects, healing, filters, and even how to make a gif! Classes will be held as a camp to allow access to the 7-day FREE trial of Photoshop. Download and install the program up to 2 days before the first class to ensure the trial period will cover all 4 days of the class. And don’t forget to cancel the trial once class is finished so you don’t get charged for the full program. If you have already used your free trial, Adobe offers 60% off the entire Create Cloud Suite for Students here: https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/buy/students.html Adobe also offers a deal for Photoshop individually under the Photography plan here: https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/photography.html. *A Mac or PC is required. An iPad or Chromebook will not work for this class.

Basics of Photoshop Camp
Basics of Photoshop Camp
Elizabeth Stockfish

Have you ever wanted to make a monkey have a shark head? Or make an astronaut look like he was swimming the cloudy skies? Well, now you can learn how! Photoshop is the most popular digital design program used by graphic designers, allowing you to create anything your mind can conjure up. The creative possibilities are endless! Join us for Basics of Photoshop to get the low-down on some of the most useful tools in Photoshop! In the first class, students will learn how to navigate Photoshop and use layers, masks, crops, direct selection, and brushes to combine multiple images into a digital collage. Further sessions will delve deeper into color, adjustments, blending modes, editing tools, text, and shapes. In this camp, you still learn all the Basics of Photoshop, just all in one week! Adobe offers a 7-day FREE trial of Photoshop that can be used for this camp-style class. Download and install the 7-day free trial up to 2 days before the first class to ensure the trial period will cover all 4 days of the class. And don't forget to cancel the trial once class is finished so you don't get charged for the full program. *A Mac or PC is required. An iPad or Chromebook will not work for this class.

Digital Anime - Virtual Reality
Digital Anime - Virtual Reality
CalColor Academy

What do you want to see through the virtual reality goggles? Join the camp to put your ideas on the digital canvas! In this camp, students will learn character dynamic pose, color theory and design principles. Students will get to tell their own story by creating this narrative illustration! Learning Objectives: • Character dynamic poses • Composition techniques • Character perspective • Color theory

Digital Art 2 - Build your Imaginary World
Digital Art 2 - Build your Imaginary World
CalColor Academy

Inspired from the renown mathematics in the paintings of Maurits Cornelis Escher (also known as MC Escher) and the architecture around us students will embark on creating a mathematical painting of and then their own imaginary architecture. During the start of this camp, students will be introduced to MC Escher, surrealism, isometric perspective, and encouraged to create their own imaginary world with digital medium. They will then take on architecture to create their imaginary dream home that will look functionable and real. Students joining this camp will learn about perspective, the basic functions of architecture, and how to seek reference to create their interesting design. Learning Objectives: Art Movement: Surrealism Drawing Skills and Technique: Learn and understand how to use Isometric, 1-, 2-, and 3- Point Perspective Drawing Techniques: Understand how to use reference to seek out a creative and interesting architecture design Storytelling: Enhance their storytelling abilities through elements of visual art and design

Digital Anime - Friends
Digital Anime - Friends
CalColor Academy

Join us in creating a group of characters in this summer camp! Students will learn how to draw faces in different angles, different hair styles and different expressions. This is a fun camp that students will create their original characters! Learning Objectives: • Head anatomy • Heads in different directions • Facial expressions • Facial features • Hair styles

Digital Anime - Family Portrait
Digital Anime - Family Portrait
CalColor Academy

Do you want to create a family portrait for your own family or your fictional characters? Join this camp to learn how to draw people in different ages from kids, teens, adults and elders. Students will also learn digital drawing and coloring techniques along with art and design principles throughout the camp! Learning Objectives: • Character aging • Composition • Digital art techniques

Rocket Camp
Rocket Camp
Ken Patel

Are you excited about outer space, science, or humans going to the moon and Mars? Have you been watching rocket launches and astronaut videos, like those from the popular space company, SpaceX? Well then you probably want to learn more about ROCKETS and this class was designed for you! In this class, you will learn the answers to: * What exactly is a rocket? * When was the first rocket invented? * How does a rocket work? * What kinds of rockets are there? * Can I ride on a rocket? * What might rockets be like in the future? We will start with the history of the rocket, cover rocket fundamentals, and talk about the new rockets being developed today and in the future. A must for any student curious and excited about space exploration!

Create and customize a Youtube channel
Create and customize a Youtube channel
NextGen Education

In this exciting summer camp, we'll learn from a Hollywood professional filmmaker and video-editor how to set up and grow a successful Youtube channel, make and edit videos, online safety and other important ethical issues, etc.! Day 1 – Introductions & Course goals. • What is Youtube? What is the difference with other video services such as Vimeo, or social media services like Tiktok and Snapchat. • Why you are interested in your on youtube channel? • What do you want to say? • Ideas for a youtube channel? Tips and Tricks • Choose what you like and stick with it. Day 2 - YOUTUBE • Work with youtube. • Channel set up and how to manage content. • (differences between youtube on a tablet vs a computer) • Introduction to Canva. • Create intro and outro for your channel. • Youtube banner, profile etc. Day 3 - CAMERA • Storytelling tools using your smartphone camera. • Camera angles and type of shots use on a youtube channel • 3 Point lighting set up for youtube. • How to film using smartphone apps. Day 4 -EDITING • Editing using smartphone apps. • Working CapCut. • Transitions, effects, titles and stickers. • Export. Day 5 - SAFETY, COPYRIGHTS and GEAR • Presentation of your first Youtube Video. • Safety on youtube. • Youtube Copyright • Equipment for YouTubers. Class size: 4-8 students Reschedule and cancellation policy: Camp is reschedulable. Refunds will be given for cancellations requested two weeks or more in advance of camp or class, or if classes are cancelled by NextGen Education due to unforseen circumstances. For cancellation requests received less than two weeks before camp or class, you will receive full credit towards another camp or learning experience.

Sci-Fi and Future Fiction Writing Fall Class
Sci-Fi and Future Fiction Writing Fall Class
NextGen Education

"Science Fiction is the bridge between science and art." Calling all young scientists! Do you have a wild imagination? Do you want to explore Mars with your favorite robot rover or do a time travel through a black hole? Have you ever wondered what the world will be like in 2050 or 2100? Come join us this summer, discuss the techniques used in some of the best science fiction, and create stories only you can write! May the force be with you! Summer camp taught by published authors and university teachers graduated from/teach at Harvard, UC Berkeley and UT Austin. We will play fun writing games to let our creative juices flow, work on story settings, structure, character creation, plot based on scientific principles and facts, exciting beginnings and endings. By the end of the camp, students will have at least one complete short sci-fi or future fiction in the format of a beautifully designed multimedia E-book! We will send out more detailed info and young sci-fi and future fiction writers' packet before the summer camp. Class size: 4-8 students Reschedule and cancellation policy: Camp is reschedulable. Refunds will be given for cancellations requested two weeks or more in advance of camp or class, or if classes are cancelled by NextGen Education due to unforseen circumstances. For cancellation requests received less than two weeks before camp or class, you will receive full credit towards another camp or learning experience.

Electromagnetism Camp: Magnetism, Electricity, Photons and Solar Power
Electromagnetism Camp: Magnetism, Electricity, Photons and Solar Power
Quantum Physics for Kids

<p>In this 4-session Electromagnetism Camp, students learn about the inner workings of atoms, magnetism, electricity, photons and solar power! Electromagnetism is one of the four fundamental forces of nature. This camp investigates the quantum physics of electromagnetism and energy, introducing students to key quantum physics concepts while connecting these concepts to amazing inventions that enable modern life, such as maglev transportation, magnetic induction electricity generation, X-rays and photovoltaic solar cells. Printable Review Handouts will be provided for each class session. </p><p>Parent Review: "It was a series of well-organized contents. The teacher was attentive and caring. My 9-year-old loved the classes!" </p><p>Class 1: Magnetism &amp; You | Class 2: Electricity with Magnets | Class 3: Photons and the Mysteries of Light | Class 4: Solar Energy and Solar-Powered Electricity Generation</p>

Quantum Frontiers: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Antimatter and the Standard Model of Particle Physics
Quantum Frontiers: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Antimatter and the Standard Model of Particle Physics
Quantum Physics for Kids

<p>Explore exciting frontiers of quantum physics theory and research, including dark matter, dark energy, antimatter and the Standard Model of Particle Physics! This 4-session camp introduces learners to intriguing concepts in quantum physics that represent some of the most cutting-edge areas of current scientific research. In addition, this course moves beyond the 3 most commonly-known subatomic particles (protons, neutrons and electrons) to discuss the 16 subatomic particles in the Standard Model (including quarks, leptons and bosons), which forms the theoretical framework used by modern physicists. Printable Review Handouts will be provided for each class session. </p><p>Parent Review: "My son LOVED this class!! I honestly got a ton out of it too! Every day he’d excitedly tell me all about the neat things he learned. His teacher was fabulous too!! Very well prepared and great at connecting with kids." </p><p>Class 1: Dark Matter | Class 2: Dark Energy | Class 3: The Standard Model of Particle Physics | Class 4: Antimatter</p>

Atom Secrets & The Periodic Table of Elements
Atom Secrets & The Periodic Table of Elements
Quantum Physics for Kids

<p>This 4-session Camp offers a fun and engaging introduction to the fields of Chemistry and Quantum Physics! The Atom Secrets Camp explores atoms, subatomic particles and the Periodic Table of Elements, over four 50-minute sessions meeting Monday-Thursday. The course introduces students to 54 atomic elements, while exploring advanced concepts such as electron orbitals, covalent and ionic molecular bonds, and the structural organization of the Periodic Table. The course materials include 54 full-color cartoon Atom Flash Cards, emailed to students as printable PDFs, designed by Pixar animation artist Glenn Kim (whose film credits include The Incredibles, Finding Nemo and Monsters Inc). A full-color illustrated Periodic Table of Elements is also provided. In addition, Review Handouts are provided for each class session. These printable resources are included with course registration. </p><p>Parent Review: "I dare say this was my son’s favorite class ever! Wonderfully knowledgeable teacher. Excellent communication and materials."</p>

Become a Chess Pro: Intro for Young Beginners (Request Your Schedules)
Become a Chess Pro: Intro for Young Beginners (Request Your Schedules)
Central NY Chess

This class is for young learners with little or no exposure to chess. We'll start by teaching the foundational basics of the game, and then build upon that foundation to introduce key strategies for winning games. Each meeting starts with explanation and discussion, followed by, for the remaining duration of each class, virtual chess games between the classmates, with live coaching and feedback by the instructor. We host our virtual games on ChessKid.com, the leading scholastic virtual chess platform; we provide all students with a premium "Gold Membership" to ChessKid while they are enrolled in our camps. By the end of this camp, students will have a thorough foundational understanding of the game of chess, how to plan ahead, and how to win against their peers. They will also leave with a basic understanding of how competitive chess tournaments are structured, and will feel prepared to compete against peers of their age and skill levels. No homework will be assigned, but students are encouraged to practice what they've learned against family and friends, at home or online, between classes. Camp Schedule: Day 1 - The Basics: Board Setup Piece Movement Introduction to Check &amp; Checkmate ChessKid Tutorial &amp; Practice Games Day 2 - Opening &amp; Closing Games: The "D" and "E" Pawns The Staircase Checkmate More Practice Games Day 3 - Special Moves: Castling Pawn Promotion More Practice Games Day 4 - Advanced Strategy: Fork Attacks Introduction to Chess Puzzles More Practice Games Day 5 - Conclusion: In-Class Tournament Final Review of Lessons &amp; Tournament Games

Become a Chess Pro: Intermediate Lessons for Established Players (Request Your Schedules)
Become a Chess Pro: Intermediate Lessons for Established Players (Request Your Schedules)
Central NY Chess

This camp is for young learners with strong previous experience with chess (such as completing our Beginner camp). We'll briefly review the basics of the game, and then spend most of the semester building upon that foundation with proven strategies used by advanced players, including early-game checkmate techniques. Each meeting starts with explanation and discussion, followed by, for the remaining duration of each class, virtual chess games between the classmates, with live coaching and feedback by the instructor. We host our virtual games on ChessKid.com, the leading scholastic virtual chess platform; we provide all students with a premium "Gold Membership" to ChessKid while they are enrolled in our camps. By the end of this camp, students will have a competitive edge in the game of chess, with a greater understanding of the game and greater confidence in themselves than they began with. They will also leave with a better understanding of how competitive chess tournaments are structured, and will feel prepared to compete and win against peers of their age and skill levels. No homework will be assigned, but students are encouraged to practice what they've learned against family and friends, at home or online, between classes. Camp Schedule: Day 1 - Brushing Up on the Basics: Brief Review of Beginner-Level Topics Protecting Pieces on the Board En Passant Capturing ChessKid Tutorial &amp; Practice Games Day 2 - Swift &amp; Shrewd Strategies: The Four Move Checkmate Pins &amp; Skewers More Practice Games Day 3 - A Delicate Balance: The King and Queen Sandwich Checkmate Something to Avoid: Stalemate More Practice Games Day 4 - Puzzle Day: Introduction to Checkmate Puzzles More Practice Games Day 5 - Conclusion: In-Class Tournament Final Review of Lessons &amp; Tournament Games

Digital Anime - Morning Routine
Digital Anime - Morning Routine
CalColor Academy

Join us to create a story in one page comic in this camp. Students will learn how to use panels to tell a story and narrative illustration techniques. In this camp, we will cover basic perspective, hands and feet anatomy and character design principles. Learning Objectives: • 1 point perspective with bird eye view • Body gesture • Hands anatomy • Feet anatomy • Drapery and folds

Digital Art 2 - Illustration Store / Art entrepreneurs
Digital Art 2 - Illustration Store / Art entrepreneurs
CalColor Academy

<p>Ever wonder about how to get started in running your own little online store? Or how to create patterns that can be applied to pillows, bags, and more? Or wish there was a specific sticker for a moment? This Summer Camp is the perfect way to find some answers! Students joining this class will be taught how to create patterns – repeating or not – and stickers that they can sell online. Learning Objectives: - Drawing Skills and Technique: Learn how to create patterns and stylized stickers that can be sold - Design: Understand basic principles of design to ensure pattern is able to align and repeat and how to make the most use out of a sticker space Entrepreneurial - Skills: Acquire a basic understanding of how to set up and create merchandise that can be made purchasable.</p>

NextGen Education New York Times STEM Writing Contest
NextGen Education New York Times STEM Writing Contest
NextGen Education

Why does snow sometimes turn red? Can Saturn’s rings help to reveal what’s happening in the planet’s core? In the annual New York Times STEM Writing Contest, students can choose an issue or question in science, technology, engineering, math or health, then write an engaging 500-word explanation for a general reader. The winners' essays will be published on The New York Times Learning Network. Join these 4-week classes, taught by published authors and university teachers graduated from/teach at Harvard, Stanford, UC Berkeley and UT Austin! Your child will write and revise an essay, so that they will be ready to submit to the contest in Feb-March 2023. For Age 11-17. Students will: --Find a STEM-related question, concept or issue they are interested in --Explain a complex and interesting science, math, engineering or technology concept to a general audience, using the Science Times column Trilobites as a model --Learn from last years' winners --Write an exemplary STEM essay, get individualized feedback and submit to the contest We’ll cover the most important elements of STEM writing considered by the NY Times STEM writing team: --How to hook the reader: strategies for engaging readers and teachers from the opening paragraph --Explain why a topic or an issue matter in a larger context --How to incorporate information from the sources: quoting and paraphrasing experts and research Curriculum co-designed by STEM experts, Google computer scientist &amp; senior software engineer, and Dr. Jiang Pu, founder of NextGen Edu. Class size: 4-8 students Cancellation and rescheduling policy: This is a one-time class. Students may swtich to other NY Times STEM writing classes if spots are available. If no spots are available, you will receive credit toward another/future ongoing class, camp or learning experience at NextGen Edu. Additional written feedback: Our teachers will provide invidualized feedback on student writings. If your students need additional supervsion after the class is over, please email us for the request. We will provide 1-on-1 written feedback for the writing part. Professor Man, Ph.D. in Physics from Princeton Univ., will help review the content of student essays.

 
Become a Chess Pro: Lessons for Advanced Players (Request Your Schedules)
Become a Chess Pro: Lessons for Advanced Players (Request Your Schedules)
Central NY Chess

This camp is for young learners who already have a significant formal chess background, likely including having attended multiple previous camps. All learners are expected to already be comfortable with all of the foundational rules of chess, up to and including en passant capturing and stalemate, and also have a prerequisite knowledge of multiple checkmate strategies including the Scholar’s Mate (The “Four Move Checkmate”). Throughout the semester we will review historic games of famous chess Masters and Grandmasters, analyze the strategies employed, and learn how and when to replicate them, including some variations. Each meeting starts with explanation and discussion, followed by, for the remaining duration of each class, virtual chess games between the classmates, with live coaching and feedback by the instructor. We host our virtual games on ChessKid.com, the leading scholastic virtual chess platform; we provide all students with a premium "Gold Membership" to ChessKid while they are enrolled in our camps. By the end of this camp, students should have a deep understanding of the advanced chess strategies discussed and how to implement them against their peers. No homework will be assigned, but students are encouraged to practice what they've learned against family and friends, at home or online, between classes. Camp Schedule: Day 1 - The Opera Game: Analysis of Grand-Master Paul Morphy's Famous Historic Game in 1858 ChessKid Tutorial &amp; Practice Games Day 2 - Advanced Tactics: The King and Rook Checkmate The Sicilian Defense (and Variations) More Practice Games Day 3 - Commonly Played Openings: The Italian Game The French Defense The Spanish Opening The Petrov Defense More Practice Games Day 4 - Magnus vs. Karjaken: Analysis of the Final Game of the 2016 World Championship More Practice Games Day 5 - Conclusion: In-Class Tournament Final Review of Lessons &amp; Tournament Games

Become a Chess Pro:  Advanced Graduates Continuation Club (Request Your Schedules)
Become a Chess Pro: Advanced Graduates Continuation Club (Request Your Schedules)
Central NY Chess

This camp is for young learners who have completed our Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced level camps (or otherwise have significant formal training and outstanding chess ability) and are looking for continued experiential learning following a similar format to our previous camps, with a dynamic revolving curriculum to facilitate a camp experience that can be repeated multiple times and still be productive and enjoyable. Each day of the camp focuses on a different aspect of chess learning and allows the students to experience something new about chess in addition to virtual chess games between the classmates each day with live coaching and feedback by the instructor. We host our virtual games on ChessKid.com, the leading scholastic virtual chess platform; we provide all students with a premium "Gold Membership" to ChessKid while they are enrolled in our camps. Camp Schedule: Day 1 - Reinforcement: Instructor &amp; Students Collaborate to Examine &amp; Address any Weak Points in their Understanding of Chess Theory &amp; Strategy ChessKid Tutorial &amp; Practice Games Day 2 - New Topic Discussion: Different for each Section of the "Continuation Club" camp, a New Topic (or Topics) will be introduced for Explanation &amp; Discussion, either at the Request of the Students or the Suggestion of the Instructor; this may include intricate openings, gambits, checkmate strategies, or any other high-concept topic. More Practice Games Day 3 - Puzzle Day: Checkmate Puzzles (Different for each Section of the "Continuation Club" camp) More Practice Games Day 4 - Game Analysis: Rather than examining games of famous chess masters, the Instructor will lead the class in one or more in-depth analysis discussions revolving around games that the students played against each other earlier in the week, to highlight the missed opportunities, potential alternate outcomes of games, and to get students into the habit of using personal retrospective game analysis as a tool to learn from their mistakes and improve for the future. More Practice Games Day 5 - Conclusion: In-Class Tournament Final Review of Lessons &amp; Tournament Games

Mission to Mars: Collaborative book writing project
Mission to Mars: Collaborative book writing project
Bruce Callow

Please note: We need 10 students to enroll for this special course in order to begin. Five students will be in each group. If we do not have 10 enrollments before the scheduled start date those who have enrolled will receive a refund and we will schedule the course when we have enough enrollments. Use your creative, technical and teamwork skills to help create the story of the first successful crewed mission to Mars and become an author of a new book!. Each student /author is assigned a chapter to write to create in a collaboratively written story about an upcoming mission to Mars. The authors share ideas amongst themselves to ensure the various elements of the story fit together in a fun and exciting way. Enrollment is limited to 10 students ( there are 10 chapters in the book). The project is conducted over 4 sessions. Students provide illustrations /graphics to accompany their texts. Below is the link to the e-book created by the first group of 10 students that completed the course. https://redplanetodyssey.wordpress.com/?fbclid=IwAR22UHFzuzHm9KJL21NPFYU7oN9aF17zj6jcZVgZHetfNoy1fKk0q-EtkgU

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Back to school preparation checklist

Make sure your child is ready to head back to school this year with a simple back to school preparation checklist.

  1. Get registered! Be sure that your child is registered for their school, particularly if they’re attending a new school.
  2. Mark off important dates on your children’s school calendar, such as the first day of school.
  3. Get and complete the required medical forms. Set up an appointment with your family physician to make sure your child is up to date on all required immunizations.
  4. Finish all the homework! Be sure your child has completed all their summer assignments.
  5. Do your back to school shopping using your school’s supply list and dress code.
  6. Give your child’s mental muscles a refresher with games and classes to get your student back in schoolwork mode.
  7. Figure out where the bus stops are before and after school, or set up other transportation.
Getting ready to go back to school after Covid

Creating a new routine this year is helpful to keep everything on track. "Kids do best when they know what to expect, so establishing normalcy and a routine are very important," says Yamalis Diaz, PhD, child and adolescent psychologist at NYU Langone's Child Study Center. She recommends creating a calendar that outlines which days are online versus in-person learning, and then breaks down what will happen during each of those days.

On the first day of school try to mark the transition in a special way, Catherine Halberg, a school psychologist at an elementary school in Shelburne Falls, Mass said. Consider getting a new outfit or backpack, for example, or cooking a favorite breakfast.

“Or you can create a new routine by giving your child a memento to take to school each day. You can take a picture of yourself, for example, and put it inside a locket or glue it on a piece of paper that gets tucked inside their lunchbox,” Ann Densmore, an educational psychologist who has consulted at private and public schools for more than 25 years said.

The CDC provides an in-person school checklist for getting ready to go back to school after Covid.

Back to school tips 2022 to get back to school ready
Address any learning loss

Because the 2020 school year did not go as planned, there will likely be gaps in students’ knowledge. It’s important to address the learning loss by identifying areas, and creating a plan for moving each student to the grade-level requirement. Back to school classes can help!

Prepare for healthy hygiene

Stock up on face coverings, hand sanitizers, and disinfecting wipes. In any in-door public setting, the CDC advises people to wear cloth face coverings that cover both their mouth and nose. Face shields can help make it easier to see, so they might be an option to consider for younger students.

Recognize your child's feelings

Young children may not have the vocabulary to express how they feel heading back to school this year. Look for behaviors that indicate they are feeling anxious, such as crying, irritability, stomachaches, or clinginess. It is important for parents to acknowledge and validate these feelings says Dr. Mary Alvord, a psychologist in Maryland who specializes in treating children and adolescents with anxiety disorders and behavioral regulation problems. She suggested using this script: "I know it’s been hard, I know you like it at home. I know there’s a lot of things you don’t know and it may be scary."

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El Carmelo
Herbert Hoover
GSV Cup
Activity Hero
Hulafrog