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6th-8th Grade 2024/2025 course offerings

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ARISS Project Hub

Grades:

Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Content Area:

Science

Course Length:

Yearlong - Current!

Course Type:

TNW Employee Led Club

Course Day:

N/A

Format:

Virtual Asynchronous/Field Trip Opportunities

Location:

Virtual/Field trip locations vary

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

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Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

Some field trips may have a small admission fee.

ARISS Project Hub: Embark on an extraordinary educational journey with the ARISS Project Google Classroom Hub! This classroom offers a variety of engaging space-themed projects and field trips to key scientific sites, with both virtual and in-person opportunities available. Students will explore space science and technology and have the unique chance to directly communicate with an astronaut aboard the ISS. From September to December 2024, we will use amateur radio to relay questions—previously submitted and voted on by students—during a special communication window. The exact date and time of the communication will depend on the ISS's location and schedule and will be announced once scheduled!

Kori Dunn

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Homework Required Outside of Class:

Yes, Optional

Grades:

First LEGO League Challenge!

Grades:

6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

Content Area:

Elective

Course Length:

Competition Season

Course Type:

Core Curriculum

Course Day:

Thursday 10:15am-11:45am

Format:

In person only

Location:

HLC

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

$200 (to help offset the costs of parts purchases, upgrades, and entry fees).

Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

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Join our FLL team! Embrace the challenge of discovery and innovation as we explore coding and robotics together. Our team thrives on teamwork, inclusion, and the sheer fun of creating something amazing. During competitions, students in grades 6th-8th will take the lead, presenting their ideas and solutions confidently in front of judges. This age group focuses on robot design and scientific research, building skills in problem-solving, coding, and engineering. If you're ready to lead, collaborate, and make an impact, this is the team for you!

Kori Dunn

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Homework Required Outside of Class:

Yes, Sometimes

Grades:

Middle School Open Space

Grades:

6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

Content Area:

Elective

Course Length:

Yearlong

Course Type:

TNW Parent Led Club

Course Day:

Tuesday 2:00pm-3:30pm

Format:

In person only

Location:

LCC

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

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Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

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Come share space and socialize with your peers! Do art or play a board game together. Challenge your friends in Smash Bros, or Taco, Cat, Pizza. Start a book club or a podcast. There is no goal other than to make connections and spend time with your peers- the possibilities are endless! Oh, and we have Oreos!

Czarena Krell

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Homework Required Outside of Class:

No

Grades:

Coding Club

Grades:

3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Content Area:

Elective

Course Length:

Yearlong

Course Type:

TNW Parent Led Club

Course Day:

Thursday 2:00pm-3:00pm

Format:

In person only

Location:

LCC

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

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Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

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Coding Club is based on the Girls Who Code program, who sponsors us - but welcome all genders to learn and code with us. You will be able to learn from fun and simple online coding tutorials, build community through interactive activities, and learn about inspiring role models. We will explore coding and computer science with a variety of materials and resources - beginner level and up through tutorials, robots, Arduino, snap circuits, board games, and more. We have tutorials in Scratch, Python, Swift, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Czarena Krell

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Homework Required Outside of Class:

No

Grades:

Digital Storytelling for School Publication

Grades:

7th, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Content Area:

ELA

Course Length:

Yearlong

Course Type:

Supplemental

Course Day:

Thursday 12:00pm-2:00pm

Format:

Hybrid

Location:

LCC/Virtual

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

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Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

$30 for required course book

This course is designed for students who want to contribute to the TNW publication, “REACH.” Each month, students will submit stories and photos about current happenings within TEACH-NW. If your student is interested in writing, photography or storytelling-this is the class for them! Semester 1 will focus on the basics of journalism and story writing while Semester 2 will be student-led and largely focused on submitting stories for our publication.

Kim Good

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Homework Required Outside of Class:

Yes, Consistently

Grades:

Bowling; for the social Bowler

Grades:

Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Content Area:

Elective

Course Length:

Semester 1, Semester 2

Course Type:

Supplemental

Course Day:

Thursdays 4:00pm- 5:30pm

Format:

In person only

Location:

Offsite, Emerald Lanes 140 Oakway Rd, Eugene, OR 97401

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

$75 per semester

Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

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This is an opportunity for TNW students to come together and have a social gathering while participating in a physical activity of Bowling. Elective Credit is available for High School Students that choose to participate in additional bowling outside of class.

Travis Tubbs

Instructor:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

Yes, Sometimes

Grades:

SoOR Cohort 6th/8th Grade

Grades:

6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

Content Area:

Elective

Course Length:

Semester 1, Semester 2

Course Type:

Supplemental

Course Day:

Tuesday 10:00am-3:00pm

Format:

In person only

Location:

JCC [SoOR]

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

$25 to cover course material and art supplies

Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

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Join us for a full day of weekly in-person learning (12 weeks per semester) at the Jacksonville Community Center for grades 1-8!

Days consist of 3 class-periods with lunch in the park. Students will have opportunities to play, learn science, writing, art, social studies, sportsmanship, and more. CLICK the link below for class specific details and updates.

Amber Bishop

Instructor:

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Homework Required Outside of Class:

Yes, Consistently

Grades:

Oregon Battle of the Books

Grades:

6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

Content Area:

ELA

Course Length:

OBOB season runs September to April

Course Type:

TNW Employee Led Club

Course Day:

Thursday 12:00pm-12:50pm

Format:

Hybrid

Location:

HLC/Virtual

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

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Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

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The Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) is a statewide voluntary reading motivation and comprehension program sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Libraries in conjunction with a Library Services and Technology Act grant.
In OBOB, we will meet each week to read OBOB books, do bookish activities, and mostly to play book trivia!

Anna Konsor

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Homework Required Outside of Class:

No

Grades:

HLC Teen Meetup

Grades:

6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Content Area:

Social Emotional (SEL)

Course Length:

Yearlong

Course Type:

TNW Employee Led Club

Course Day:

Thursday 1:00pm-3:00pm

Format:

In person only

Location:

HLC

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

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Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

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Come hang out with fellow TEACH-NW teens on Thursday from 1:00-3:00 PM at the Hillsboro Learning Center! This is an open space time to come and socialize with your peers. You can do homework together. You can create art or chat about life. You can bring in your favorite board games or art supplies to share with friends. You could all decide to create a blog or book club together. You could play approved video games or watch approved movies. The possibilities are many! This time and space are for YOU to connect with your peers.

Anna Konsor

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Homework Required Outside of Class:

No

Grades:

ROOTS (Resilience Opens Opportunities for Teen Success)

Grades:

6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Content Area:

Not Applicable

Course Length:

Yearlong

Course Type:

TNW Employee Led Club

Course Day:

Thursday 10:00am-10:45am

Format:

In person only

Location:

LCC

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

$40 for crafting supplies

Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

At ROOTS, our mission is to cultivate a nurturing environment where resilience is the foundation for empowering teens to overcome challenges and seize opportunities. We are committed to fostering personal growth, emotional strength, and social awareness among teens.

Groups will meet weekly at the TNW Eugene office to build a safe space for teens to support each other through this challenging developmental stage. This class is for all students ages 12 and up.

Cindy Morris Anderson

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Homework Required Outside of Class:

No

Grades:

Yoga and Flexibility

Grades:

5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Content Area:

PE

Course Length:

Yearlong

Course Type:

Core curriculum

Course Day:

Tuesday 4:00pm-4:50pm

Format:

Hybrid

Location:

LCC/Virtual

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

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Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

$50 or less for course material: Yoga mat, and optional: Yoga Block, Yoga bolster, and/or yoga strap

This course is designed to introduce students to the principles and practices of yoga, focusing on developing strength, flexibility, and breath control. Students will explore various yoga techniques, postures, breathwork, and mindfulness exercises. Although yoga can be part of a belief system or spiritual practice, this course is exclusively secular and focused on physical development and stress relief.

Dustin Degeorge

Instructor:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

No

Grades:

Competitive Vex Robotics IQ MS

Grades:

6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

Content Area:

Career Tech

Course Length:

Yearlong

Course Type:

Core curriculum

Course Day:

Thursday 10:00am-2:00pm

Format:

In person only

Location:

LCC

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

$150 for the year (to help offset the costs of parts purchases, upgrades, and entry fees).

Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

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Robotics is a lab-based course that uses a game-based and hands-on approach to introduce the basic, intermediate, and advanced concepts of robotics. We are focusing on the construction and programming of autonomous and driven mobile robots. Students will work in teams to design, build,program,test, and operate increasingly more complex mobile robots. We will be working toward completing an effective robot to compete in weekend tournaments. We will be using the VEX IQ Robotic Design System as our platform.

Czarena Krell, Dustin Degeorge

Instructor:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

No

Grades:

Non-Competitive VEX Robotics IQ MS

Grades:

6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

Content Area:

Career Tech

Course Length:

Yearlong

Course Type:

Core curriculum

Course Day:

Thursday 10:00am-2:00pm

Format:

In person only

Location:

LCC

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

$150 for the year (to help offset the costs of parts purchases, upgrades, and entry fees).

Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

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Robotics is a lab-based course that uses a game-based and hands-on approach to introduce the basic, intermediate, and advanced concepts of robotics. We are focusing on the construction and programming of autonomous and driven mobile robots. Students will work in teams to design, build,program,test, and operate increasingly more complex mobile robots. We will be working toward completing an effective robot to compete in in-class matches and/or other design challenges. We will be using the VEX IQ Robotic Design System as our platform.

Note: Syllabus is the same as other robotics syllabus

Czarena Krell, Dustin Degeorge

Instructor:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

No

Grades:

Save the Earth!

Grades:

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

Content Area:

Science

Course Length:

Yearlong

Course Type:

Core curriculum

Course Day:

Tuesday 10:00am-11:00am

Format:

Virtual Synchronous

Location:

Virtual

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

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Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

No more then $50 for books and school supplies

This NGSS-aligned course combines ideas from earth, life, and physical sciences with current climate science data. Students will build in-depth knowledge of climate change factors and concepts, clarifying their origins, and emphasizing their scientific and social significance. Students will be empowered through the exploration of ideas, solutions and hope for the future. Together we can save the Earth!

Erin White

Instructor:

Instructor Email:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

Yes, Consistently

Grades:

Tribal History, Shared History (6-8)

Grades:

6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

Content Area:

Social Science

Course Length:

Semester 1

Course Type:

Core curriculum

Course Day:

Monday 11:00am-11:50am

Format:

Virtual Synchronous

Location:

Virtual

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

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Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

$20 for required course book

This course will focus on the tribal history of the United States and Oregon. Using ODE’s Tribal History/Shared History curriculum and supplemental resources we will engage in lessons across multiple subject areas: ELA, social sciences, health, and science. Students will explore concepts and topics such as: tribal sovereignty, treaty rights, first foods, salmon, westward expansion, boarding schools and assimilation. Close reading strategies, primary source analysis, and critical thinking activities will be sprinkled throughout, along with a novel study (historical fiction).

Erin White

Instructor:

Instructor Email:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

Yes, Consistently

Grades:

Black History 6th-8th

Grades:

6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

Content Area:

Social Science

Course Length:

Yearlong

Course Type:

Core curriculum

Course Day:

Tuesday, Thursday 9:00am-10:00am

Format:

Virtual Synchronous

Location:

Virtual

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

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Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

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This Black History course is intended to develop an understanding of the history, causes, and consequences of the African American experience and its influence on the world, the United States, and the African American community. Beginning with an exploration of the African continent and ancient Africa, this course will provide an overview that will introduce students to the study of Black History.

Heather Millehrer-Huerta

Instructor:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

Yes, Sometimes

Grades:

Minecraft 6-8

Grades:

6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

Content Area:

ELA, Social Science, Science, Elective

Course Length:

Yearlong

Course Type:

Supplemental

Course Day:

Thursday 9:00am-10:00am

Format:

Virtual Synchronous

Location:

Virtual

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

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Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

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In this engaging course for 6th-8th graders, students explore various academic areas through Minecraft EDU. The first quarter focuses on coding techniques, enhancing students' computational skills and problem-solving abilities. The second quarter is devoted to English Language Arts, where students enhance their storytelling abilities, crafting intricate narratives in the Minecraft world. The science quarter delves into more complex scientific principles and experiments. The final quarter explores world geography, with students recreating and studying significant global landmarks and regions. This course aims to develop critical thinking, creativity, and teamwork skills.

Kori Dunn

Instructor:

Instructor Email:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

Yes, Sometimes

Grades:

Minecraft 6-8 Asynchronous

Grades:

6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

Content Area:

ELA, Social Science, Science, Elective

Course Length:

Yearlong

Course Type:

Supplemental

Course Day:

N/A

Format:

Asynchronous

Location:

Virtual

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

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Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

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Join our Minecraft journey in this asynchronous course for grades 6-8, hosted on Google Classroom. This class features no live sessions; instead, you'll access a series of engaging how-to videos and tackle Minecraft projects independently. Enjoy the freedom to work at your own pace, with structured deadlines to keep your projects on track. Showcase your creations to peers, engage in community feedback, and reach out during my monthly office hours or anytime in the Classroom for extra help. Let's build, explore, and create in exciting new ways!

Kori Dunn

Instructor:

Instructor Email:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

Yes, Sometimes

Grades:

Beginning Spanish 2

Grades:

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

Content Area:

Elective

Course Length:

Yearlong

Course Type:

Core curriculum

Course Day:

Monday & Wednesday 10:30am-11:30am

Format:

Hybrid

Location:

LCC/Virtual

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

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Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

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Homework Required Outside of Class: Yes - about one hour per week
Course description: ¡Bienvenido! Let’s continue to celebrate and learn together the Spanish language. This class for young learners will focus on continued language acquisition through music, art, stories, games, conversation and culture. Students will spend time speaking and listening to the language in class and continue to develop their skills of writing in Spanish. This course is intended for students who have completed Beginning Spanish 1 and are eager to work on gaining more fluency with the language.. There is a $5 fee to have access to the curriculum and app we will use. Use of a printer is needed to access the curriculum.

Lindsey Daggett

Instructor:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

Yes, Consistently

Grades:

Pre-Algebra You Can Do!

Grades:

6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade

Content Area:

Math

Course Length:

Yearlong

Course Type:

Core curriculum

Course Day:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:00am-9:00am

Format:

Hybrid

Location:

LCC/Virtual

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

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Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

$50 or less for basic school supplies

This supported pre-algebra class is designed for students for whom math has historically been challenging, although all students will experience challenge and growth with this course. This is a slower paced pre- algebra course with direct instruction, modeling, and plenty of practice to develop essential algebra skills, as well as build math confidence.

Renee Klein

Instructor:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

Yes, Sometimes

Grades:

Theater - Acting

Grades:

6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Content Area:

Career Tech

Course Length:

Yearlong

Course Type:

Core curriculum

Course Day:

Schedule A: Monday and Wednesday 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Schedule B: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00 - 5:00 PM
(The schedule will keep alternating weekly between schedule A and schedule B)

Format:

In person only

Location:

LCC

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

$200 to offset the purchase of play rights, props, costumes, etc.

Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

Estimated $90 for printed scripts, general school suplies, and public underwear

Syllabus Attached

Renee Klein

Instructor:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

Yes, Consistently

Grades:

Mixed Media Art

Grades:

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade

Content Area:

Elective

Course Length:

Yearlong

Course Type:

Supplemental

Course Day:

Tuesday 12:00pm-1:00pm

Format:

Virtual Synchronous

Location:

Virtual

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

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Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

$65 per semester for art supplies

Do you love creating all types of art? Then you will love this class! We will explore different art mediums from drawing and acrylic paint to 3D sculpture. We will learn about famous and contemporary artists and the techniques they use as well as color theory, paint mixing and many other techniques artists use. We’ll celebrate one another's work and create a community of artists. You will need to have specific art materials available for each class and purchase supplies at the start of the semester. The cost is roughly $65 per semester and you can purchase the supplies with your allotment. There will be times when your student will be asked to finish the project after class as well as present their pieces to the group.

Shannon Reilly

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Instructor Email:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

Yes, Sometimes

Grades:

Southern Oregon Project Fair

Grades:

Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

Content Area:

ELA, Social Science, Science, Math, Career Tech, Elective, Social Emotional (SEL)

Course Length:

Semester 1

Course Type:

Supplemental

Course Day:

January-February 2025 The course will happen via google meets until the in-person project fair on February 28, 2025.

Format:

Virtual Asynchronous

Location:

In-Person Offsite

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

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Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

This will depend on the project each student chooses

(formerly Southern Oregon Science Fair) If you would like to try out Project Based Learning, but aren’t sure how to get started or align standards with your work, this is a great class for you! Students will connect with me individually for advisory class at least 4 times via email or google meets. We will work together to organize a meaningful project and align standards with one main content area focus and at least 2 other content area integrations. Projects will target a specific audience by providing information or a service. Parent involvement will be high for younger students. We will have the opportunity to meet at the end of our class to show off our process and projects in person at the Applegate Library.

Shauna Sorce

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Instructor Email:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

Yes, Consistently

Grades:

EDVentures!

Grades:

Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

Content Area:

ELA, Social Science, Science, Math, Career Tech [Includes World Languages, Fine Arts, Career and Technical Education], Elective, Social Emotional (SEL)

Course Length:

Semester 1, Semester 2

Course Type:

Supplemental

Course Day:

TBD- meets four Thursdays (11:00-12:00) and two Fridays (full day) each semester for a total of 6 meetings/semester.

Format:

Hybrid

Location:

Various locations in Oregon

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

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Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

Cost of field trips TBD

This class is based on fun and educational field trips! Each unit will include a google meet with an at home project or assignment, followed by an in-person field trip, a field trip reflection assignment, and a follow up google meet. Units will include academic standards integration and work sample opportunities. All field trip costs will be allotment eligible. Families will be responsible for travel expenses. Sign up for all 4 units or individual units. The class is limited to 15 students, but most trips will have room for more participants

Shauna Sorce

Instructor:

Instructor Email:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

Yes, Sometimes

Grades:

Growing Writers 2A

Grades:

6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

Content Area:

ELA

Course Length:

Yearlong

Course Type:

Core curriculum

Course Day:

Tuesday 10:30am-11:30pm

Format:

Virtual Synchronous

Location:

Virtual

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

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Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

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In this class, middle school writers will grow increasingly independent as they practice sharing their creativity, thoughts, and ideas through writing. This class will focus on projects that draw out each student’s unique writing voice and perspective, while the teacher serves as an encouraging editor. In this class, students will engage their writing skills through games, discussion, guided skill building, a quarterly book study, and weekly writing assignments to complete on their own. This class will cover writing standards for these grade levels. Students will complete an informational report, opinion essay, and narrative piece throughout the year. This class makes writing fun and rewarding for all skill levels!

Sara Staton

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Instructor Email:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

Yes, Consistently

Grades:

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