Intermediate Chess for Girls and Boys June 24-28 and/or August 12-16 Instructor: Head Coach: Leo Stefurak; Assistant Coach: Lori Osseward Children who have had previous chess instruction may enroll. Tactical skills and middle-game strategies will be emphasized as students build upon their opening knowledge and individual styles. A training tournament will be conducted each afternoon enabling students to join theory with practice.
Beginning Computer Coding for Girls
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Stasia Smith
This is an introductory and exploratory coding class for girls who are curious about programming but have never tried it or have very little experience. We will discuss the importance of computer programming and what it means to be a programmer. Students will explore several different engaging activities on Code.org, ScratchJr and Girls Who Code. Press Pass: The Daily Newspaper July 8-12 and/or August 12-16 We’re learning how to interview, write, photograph, and report for our own daily publication. Students are taught report writing mechanics and how to transfer the content into a quick-read, interesting piece for an audience.
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Gelareh Roomiany
Join us in The Evergreen School's makerspace, the BIG Lab, this week to explore different directions of smart electronics, like interactive wearables, room decorations, or goofy robots. You might choose to lay with sensors, addressable LED strips, servos, a variety of types of microcontrollers, and/or 3D printed or laser cut components. Every student will get to take home their final major project!
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Karen Kessinger
Things are warming up in The Evergreen School's innovation BIG lab this week! We’re experimenting with heat press vinyl, crayons, fun shrinky dinks ... and even chocolate. We’ll be using glue guns, irons, hot plates, and our oven to create these imaginative science projects.
Philosophy: No Question Too Small or Too Big
Ages 9-11 years old, August 12-16, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Ages 10-13 years old, August 19-23, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Bryan Carr
Philosophy is both the foundation and the peak of education, and young people are naturals at it if given the chance. In this introductory class, we will start with stories, games, and movie and video clips, as well as food, and then move on together to rediscover the biggest, most perplexing issues of all. Rather than be told answers, students will generate questions, by thinking together about science, ethics, art, and more. We will discover that thought is a great deal of fun, while developing critical thinking and listening carefully to each other. Because there is no end to puzzlement or to understanding, the class is never the same twice, and is appropriate for both first-time and returning students. Dialogue is guided by the instructor.