Innovation & Design with Ms. Jessica Michels and Mr. David Anderson
June 22–July 10 | 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (includes a 30 minute lunch break).
USM 1/2 fine arts credit, Innovation Diploma Designation; students from other schools welcome.Eligible students
are entering grades 9–12.Course fee:
This three-week course will introduce students to the design-thinking process, allowing them to develop their creativity and mastery of maker tools. The first part of the course will focus on learning the basics of the following rapid prototyping skills: 3D design and printing, vector design creation and laser cutting, simple circuits for adding LED lights to objects, and vinyl sticker creation. In the next part of the course, students will identify a problem to examine through multiple lenses and craft a solution. Most importantly, students will evaluate and test their solutions to understand the value of the process of ideation and prototyping. This course will give students a strong orientation in how to use essential maker tools and transform ideas into reality. To meet the course requirements, students are expected to do research and design work each night in preparation for creation work that will take place during class time. In this online class, students will need a computer capable of running the Adobe Creative Suite as well as Google Meet. They will also need a workspace to safely complete prototyping assignments using tools such as a razor blade or hot glue gun.
Theatre Arts with Mr. Mark Edwards
June 15–July 2 | 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
USM 1/2 fine arts credit; students from other schools welcome.
Eligible students are entering grades 9–12.
Course fee: $847
As a virtual 3 week course exploring the theatre arts, we will learn about and experience through experimentation and practice, several facets of the craft. Students will study acting, writing, script and character analysis, as well as some discussion about philosophies surrounding an actor’s approach to the stage. Students will develop some vocal and physical techniques and engage in exercises that develop imagination and characterization skills. They will apply this fundamental groundwork to their scene analysis, script writing, and character creation. On a daily basis, students will be encouraged to develop their minds, bodies and voices; build up their courage to take risks; collaborate as members of an ensemble; empathize with other individuals by creating characters; use theatre vocabulary; and appreciate the performance of their work and the work of others.Public Speaking with Ms. Emily Ihrke and Ms. Kat Zilka
Two sessions available:Session A:
June 22–July 10 (no class July 3) | 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Ms. Emily Ihrke - SESSION FULLSession B:
July 13–31 | 8:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m. | Ms. Kat Zilka
USM 1/2 English credit; students from other schools welcome.Eligible students
are entering grade 9.Course fee:
$847 | $847 after May 1, 2020
During this three-week course, students will gain experience and confidence in public speaking through the preparation and presentation of a variety of speeches, including impromptu speeches, presentation speeches with slideshows, and persuasive speeches. Vocal delivery, organization, and eye contact are among the skills that will improve as students become more experienced speakers. Class discussion will include not only aspects of public speaking, but also other issues in oral communication, such as non-verbal communication and listening.