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9th-12th 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

Credit Type: 

No Credit

Course Length:

Yearlong - Current!

Format

Virtual Asynchronous/Field Trip Opportunities

Course Day and Time:

N/A

Course Type:

TNW Employee Led Club

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

Instructor:

Instructor Email:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

Yes, Optional

Grades:

Coding Club

Grades:

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

Credit Type: 

No Credit

Course Length:

Yearlong

Format

In person only

Course Day and Time:

Thursday 2:00pm-3:00pm

Course Type:

TNW Parent Led Club

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

Instructor:

Instructor Email:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

No

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

Credit Type: 

Credit Optional

Course Length:

Semester 1, Semester 2

Format

In person only

Course Day and Time:

Thursdays 4:00pm- 5:30pm

Course Type:

Supplemental

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:

College Now Writing 121

Grades:

10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Credit Type: 

0.5 or 1 ELA

Course Length:

Semester 2

Format

Virtual Synchronous

Course Day and Time:

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

Course Type:

Core curriculum

Location:

Virtual

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

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Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

Estimated supplies $100-$300

WR 121Z engages students in the study and practice of critical thinking, reading, and writing. The course focuses on analyzing and composing across varied rhetorical situations and in multiple genres. Students will apply key rhetorical concepts flexibly and collaboratively throughout their writing and inquiry processes. WR 121 will prepare students to engage in adaptable inquiry-based research processes that meet the needs of various rhetorical contexts. Students can expect to compose multiple revised texts, for a total of at least 10 double-spaced pages, throughout the term.

Info sessions:
Thursday, May 2, 9-10am
Monday, May 6, 12-1pm
Thursday, May 9, 10-11am

Caroline Cramer

Instructor:

Instructor Email:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

Yes, Consistently

Grades:

Social Problems

Grades:

9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Credit Type: 

1 Social Science, 0.5 ELA

Course Length:

Yearlong

Format

Virtual Synchronous

Course Day and Time:

Mondays, Wednesdays 12:00pm-1:00pm

Course Type:

Core curriculum

Location:

Virtual

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

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Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

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War, crime, poverty, global warming, healthcare, effects of media, and more. Explore some of the biggest challenges facing our world today and what led to these social problems. What effects do they have on our lives and societies? What possible solutions exist for solving them? Discover what measures you can take to tackle these issues head-on and start to develop your plan of action. Sometimes our world is filled with problems. Explore more of the challenges we face as individuals and as a global society and learn what we can do to reduce the effects of these conflicts and problems. From drug abuse to terrorists to homelessness and obesity, we can better face and solve these problems when we have a deeper understanding of their causes and influences on our lives.

Brianne Johnson

Instructor:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

Yes, Consistently

Grades:

Nutrition, Wellness, and Personal Fitness

Grades:

9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Credit Type: 

1 PE, 1 Health

Course Length:

Yearlong

Format

Virtual Synchronous

Course Day and Time:

Mondays, Wednesdays 2:00pm-3:00pm

Course Type:

Core curriculum

Location:

Virtual

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

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Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

$160 per student for required material

To keep our body and our mind running like finely tuned machines, we need to use the right fuel. For humans, that means nourishing our bodies with the right foods. In this course, you’ll explore how food affects essential aspects of your life from your weight to how you age to how well you think. You’ll also examine how outside influences- family, peers, and the media- can affect your diet and your perception of food and how to set yourself up for nutritional success. Are you interested in a career in holistic wellness? Start your health journey now with Nutrition and Wellness. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or a fitness rookie, learning about your health will help you level up! In this course, you will explore your health influences, try out a wide variety of activities, and apply cutting-edge principles of nutrition, safety, and the body in motion to your fitness journey. You will also design your own fitness program based on personal goals with expert guidance so you can put your health plans into action! It’s time to take your personal fitness to the next level!

*Gym membership/access to a gym is required for this course. Allotment eligible.

Brianne Johnson

Instructor:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

Yes, weekly workouts assigned.

Grades:

Journalism

Grades:

9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Credit Type: 

1 ELA, 0.5 Social Science

Course Length:

Yearlong

Format

Virtual Synchronous

Course Day and Time:

Mondays, Wednesdays 1:00pm-2:00pm

Course Type:

Core curriculum

Location:

Virtual

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

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Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

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Does your curiosity lead you to the heart of the matter? Channel this curiosity into developing strong writing, critical thinking, and research skills to perform interviews and write influential pieces, such as articles and blog posts. Learn about the evolution of journalism and its ethics, bias, and career directions to forge your path in this field. Journalists are asked to tell the world a story every single day—and their job is, to tell the truth. Learn how to choose a topic, structure your story, research facts, hone your observational skills, and write an article following journalism tradition. Go beyond the print world and discover how journalism can lead to exciting careers that will put you right in the action. For specific topics covered please reach out to Brianne Johnson.

Brianne Johnson

Instructor:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

Yes, Consistently

Grades:

Yoga and Flexibility

Grades:

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

Credit Type: 

1 PE

Course Length:

Yearlong

Format

Hybrid

Course Day and Time:

Tuesday 4:00pm-4:50pm

Course Type:

Core curriculum

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:

Pre-Algebra You Can Do!

Grades:

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

Credit Type: 

1 Math

Course Length:

Yearlong

Format

Hybrid

Course Day and Time:

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

Course Type:

Core curriculum

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.

This class is designed not only to increase and enhance students’ mathematics skills, but to increase math confidence, as well. During class, I will be working to identify and fill in skill gaps, thus preparing students for new pre-algebra material. This is a slower-paced pre-algebra program, based on the needs of students, and will support continual growth in mathematics.

Renee Klein

Instructor:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

Yes, Sometimes

Grades:

HLC Teen Meetup

Grades:

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

Credit Type: 

No Credit

Course Length:

Yearlong

Format

In person only

Course Day and Time:

Thursday 1:00pm-3:00pm

Course Type:

TNW Employee Led Club

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 Wednesdays 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

Instructor:

Instructor Email:

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

Credit Type: 

No Credit

Course Length:

Yearlong

Format

In person only

Course Day and Time:

Thursday 10:00am-10:45am

Course Type:

TNW Employee Led Club

Location:

LCC

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

$40 for crafting supplies

Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

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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

Instructor:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

No

Grades:

Competitive - VEX Robotics EDR

Grades:

9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Credit Type: 

1 Career Tech

Course Length:

Yearlong

Format

In person only

Course Day and Time:

Thursday 10:00am-2:00pm
Flexibility to adjust arrival and departure times for concurrent classes.

Course Type:

Core curriculum

Location:

LCC

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

There will be a $200 allotment deduction for the year (to help offset the costs of parts purchases, upgrades, and entry fees).

Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

Small tournament registration fees

Course Overview
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 this season’s games.. We will be using the VEX Robotic Design System as our platform. Instructors have qualified numerous robotics teams for state, national, and world competitions.

Dustin Degeorge

Instructor:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

No

Grades:

Theater - Acting

Grades:

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

Credit Type: 

1 Career Tech

Course Length:

Yearlong

Format

In person only

Course Day and Time:

Classes will meet on a rotating basis: the 1st and 3rd weeks of the month on Monday and Wednesday, and the 2nd and 4th weeks on Tuesday and Thursday. This alternating pattern accommodates occasional early releases for overlapping activities. 3:00pm-5:00pm

Course Type:

Core curriculum

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

Course Overview - Theater Acting / Performance
This course introduces students to the theatrical arts. We will emphasize creativity,
collaboration, and perseverance. Students will be provided opportunities for learning the
basic techniques and skills of dramatic and comic performance. We will perform two
full-length plays publicly this school year.

This year you will:
● Participate in Theater Exercises to build ensemble
● Explore how voice and body work to create dynamic characters
● Utilize effective memorization techniques
● Understand the role of actor choices in creating a character
● Synthesize elements of acting to perform in front of a live audience

Renee Klein

Instructor:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

Yes, Consistently

Grades:

Intro to Engineering and Architectural Design

Grades:

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

Credit Type: 

1 Career Tech, College Credit Optional

Course Length:

Yearlong

Format

Hybrid

Course Day and Time:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 3:00pm-4:00pm

Course Type:

Core curriculum

Location:

LCC/Virtual

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

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Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

Estimated $150

This course is a hands-on introduction to designing and drawing structures using the primary software AutoCAD, and how to read/interpret blueprints. Students will learn the basics of how houses and other buildings are built and some important architecture concepts. They will also be exposed to Autodesk Revit as options appropriate to 3D modeling. They will learn the fundamentals of computer assisted drafting and part modeling, architecture, and the basics of 3D printing. The course will also include some manual (hand) drafting techniques.

Course Objectives: At the end of this course the student will be able to:
Accurately draft orthographic projections using AutoCAD Modeling and Layout Tabs
Fully utilize layers, dimension styles, blocks, and templates to draft architectural floor plans to industry standards.

Dustin Degeorge

Instructor:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

Yes, Sometimes

Grades:

Independent Design/Engineering Projects

Grades:

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

Credit Type: 

Variable

Course Length:

Yearlong

Format

In person only

Course Day and Time:

Thursday 12:00pm-2:00pm
Flexible date/time attendance for students with multiple course enrollments.

Course Type:

Core curriculum

Location:

LCC

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

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Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

Varries by project material required estimated $50 and up

This is a course for students that are self-directed and interested in designing and completing a project with some teacher support. Students will have access to our shop tools which include but are not limited to: Electronics (arduino/raspberryPi/others), CNC mills, CNC routers, Laser engraver/cutter, CNC vinyl cutters, some wood/metal tools, sheetmetal roller and bender, 3D printer, Silkscreening T-shirt system, and more!
Some examples of student projects from the past: A hydroponic garden in a storage tote, vinyl stickers for trucks or waterbottles, engraved and carved set of coasters, Personalized t-shirt or other clothing, hydraulic robotic arm, Vacuum-sealer, birdhouses, batboxes, automated mini-greenhouse, arcade videogame cabinets, 3D wall-hanging, etc.

I will provide safety training for all tools, but this is a very student-directed course and will not include conventional course activities like taking notes or writing essays. I will have students develop project goals and timelines and pass a safety quiz, but this is mostly a time for students to tinker.

Dustin Degeorge

Instructor:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

No

Grades:

Exploring Computer Science

Grades:

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

Credit Type: 

1 Career Tech

Course Length:

Yearlong

Format

Hybrid

Course Day and Time:

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

Course Type:

Core curriculum

Location:

LCC/Virtual

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

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Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

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Exploring Computer Science is designed to introduce students to the breadth of the field of computer science through an exploration of engaging and accessible topics. The course focuses on the conceptual ideas of computing and helps students understand why certain tools or languages might be utilized to solve particular problems. The goal of Exploring Computer Science is to develop in students the computational thinking practices of algorithm development, problem solving, and programming within the context of problems that are relevant to the lives of today's students. Students will also be introduced to topics such as artificial intelligence, web development, programming, and physical computing.

This is suitable for anyone that's completed pre-algebra and any experience level with computers. A student that's never done more than send an email or log on to social media will be just as successful as a student that's learned some programming, and in some cases more successful. The only homework for this course will be to finish work that isn't completed in class. It is designed as a collaborative group problem-solving and discussion course, rather than memorizing facts about computers.

Dustin Degeorge

Instructor:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

Yes, Sometimes

Grades:

eSports

Grades:

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

Credit Type: 

No Credit

Course Length:

Semester 1, Semester 2

Format

Hybrid

Course Day and Time:

Monday, Wednesday 4:00pm-5:00pm
*Date and time will depend on chosen game

Course Type:

TNW Employee Led Club

Location:

LCC/Virtual

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

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Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

Estimated cost $50

Tired of pwning n00bs without lettering or listing it on scholarship applications? Come join TEACH-NW’s ESports team and bring your school glory. We compete against other schools in video game titles that include Super Smash Bros, Rocket League, League of Legends, Splatoon, and more! We welcome all skill levels and have consoles at our LCC campus for folks that don’t have access at home. Esports offers opportunities for student leadership roles, opportunities for scholarships, and can continue into many universities. Our days and times depend on which games participants choose to compete in so will be decided by vote in June after signups and an initial meeting.

NOTE: for players unable to travel to Eugene, you may compete with us virtually, but must have stable internet connection, a personal console, as well as a capture card so that the team can view your screen (inexpensive component that can be purchases on amazon, etc).

Dustin Degeorge

Instructor:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

Yes, Sometimes

Grades:

Non-Competitive Vex Robotics EDR

Grades:

9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Credit Type: 

1 Career Tech

Course Length:

Yearlong

Format

In person only

Course Day and Time:

Thursday 10:00am-2:00pm
Flexibility to adjust arrival and departure times for concurrent classes.

Course Type:

Core curriculum

Location:

LCC

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

There will be a $200 allotment deduction 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 or individually to design, build, program, test, and operate increasingly more complex mobile robots or another robotic tool to solve a problem. We will be working toward completing an effective robot to compete in classroom tournaments. We will be using the VEX Robotic Design System as our platform.

Students who join this course can either create a robot capable of completing this year's competition or follow a series of smaller challenges based on designing a robotic arm. For students that have something already in mind, they can choose a different problem subject to teacher approval.

Dustin Degeorge

Instructor:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

No

Grades:

Digital Storytelling for School Publication

Grades:

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

Credit Type: 

1 ELA

Course Length:

Yearlong

Format

Hybrid

Course Day and Time:

Thursday 12:00pm-2:00pm

Course Type:

Supplemental

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

Instructor:

Instructor Email:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

Yes, Consistently

Grades:

Algebra You Can Do!

Grades:

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

Credit Type: 

1 Math

Course Length:

Yearlong

Format

Hybrid

Course Day and Time:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9:00am-10:00am

Course Type:

Core curriculum

Location:

LCC/Virtual

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

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Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

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This algebra class is designed to help support students for whom math has historically been challenging, although all students will experience challenge and growth with this course. This is a slower paced 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 Stagecraft

Grades:

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

Credit Type: 

1 Career Tech

Course Length:

Yearlong

Format

In person only

Course Day and Time:

Tuesday, Thursday 3:00pm-5:00pm

Course Type:

Core curriculum

Location:

LCC

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

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Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

$20 for required course supplies

Course Overview - Theater Stagecraft
This course introduces students to the theatrical arts. We will emphasize creativity,
collaboration, and perseverance. Areas covered in depth include: theater vocabulary, roles in
the theater, theater design and tech, including lights, sound, set design, costuming, and
props, as needed.

This year you will:
● Learn the technical aspects and basic operation of lighting technology
● Learn the technical aspects and basic operation of sound technology
● Learn and complete basic scenic painting
● Learn and complete basic prop design and construction
● Learn and apply basic theatrical makeup skills

Renee Klein

Instructor:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

Yes, Sometimes

Grades:

Holocaust and Human Behavior

Grades:

9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Credit Type: 

1 ELA, 1 Social Science

Course Length:

Yearlong

Format

Virtual Synchronous

Course Day and Time:

Tuesday, Thursday 11:00am-12:00pm

Course Type:

Core curriculum

Location:

Virtual

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

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Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

$40 for required course book or Free PDF copy available

Holocaust and Human Behavior leads students through an examination of the catastrophic period in the twentieth century when Nazi Germany murdered six million Jews and millions of other civilians, in the midst of the most destructive war in human history. Students will explore the choices of individuals who experienced this history as victims, witnesses, collaborators, rescuers, and perpetrators, while coming to recognize our shared humanity.

Cindy Morris Anderson

Instructor:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

Yes, Sometimes

Grades:

High School Psychology: A Better Understanding of Your World

Grades:

9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Credit Type: 

1 ELA, 1 Social Science

Course Length:

Yearlong

Format

Virtual Synchronous

Course Day and Time:

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

Course Type:

Core curriculum

Location:

Virtual

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

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Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

Estimated $100 for required course material

This course will follow the American Psychological Association's Integrative Themes to introduce students to the study of psychology. These include:

A. Psychological science relies on empirical evidence and adapts as new data develop.
B. Psychology explains general principles that govern behavior while recognizing individual differences.
C. Psychological, biological, social, and cultural factors influence behavior and mental processes.
D. Psychology values diversity, promotes equity, and fosters inclusion in the pursuit of a more just society.
E. Our perceptions and biases filter our experiences of the world through an imperfect personal lens.
F. Applying psychological principles can change our lives, organizations, and communities in positive ways.
G. Ethical principles guide psychology research and practice

Students will also be required to keep a working journal throughout class and reflect upon writing prompts as given by the instructor.

Cindy Morris Anderson

Instructor:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

Yes, Consistently

Grades:

Songwriting and Poetry

Grades:

9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Credit Type: 

1 ELA, 1 Elective

Course Length:

Yearlong

Format

Virtual Synchronous

Course Day and Time:

Monday, Wednesday 10:00am-11:30am

Course Type:

Core curriculum

Location:

Virtual

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

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Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

$15 for requried book list

Songs are one humanities oldest art forms. From Homer’s epic poetry to Taylor Swift’s bops, humans have been setting words to music for millennia. This class will explore songwriting as both a literary and musical art form. It will include analysis of lyrics, poetry, and current and historic songwriting trends. Emphasis is on the literary craft of lyric writing and art of the raw song product. No formal musical experience is required to enroll in this class. Students will record demos of songs and will share their compositions as part of the course. This course will earn both an English and a Fine Arts credit.

Caroline Cramer

Instructor:

Instructor Email:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

Yes, Consistently

Grades:

Advanced Math and Application (Equivalent to 3rd year HS math/Algebra 2)

Grades:

9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Credit Type: 

1 Math, 1 Career Tech, College Credit Optional

Course Length:

Yearlong

Format

Hybrid

Course Day and Time:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 2:00pm-3:00pm

Course Type:

Core curriculum

Location:

LCC/Virtual

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

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Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

Estimated $100 in needed supplies

This course is a hands-on design and analysis course that includes elements of structural analysis, strengths of materials, statistics, and other advanced math topics. Students will work collaboratively on different problem-solving and design problems and learn the math needed to effectively analyze their solutions. In addition, students will be exposed to Autodesk AutoCAD as a tool to tackle vectors and design challenges, and Excel to work with data.

Dustin Degeorge

Instructor:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

Yes, Consistently

Grades:

Independent study in IT or Computer Science

Grades:

9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Credit Type: 

1 Career Tech

Course Length:

Semester 1, Semester 2

Format

Hybrid

Course Day and Time:

Thursday 3:00pm-4:00pm

Course Type:

Core curriculum

Location:

LCC/Virtual

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

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Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

Varries by project material required estimated at most $50

Self-directed students interested in learning Programming, Information Technology, and/or other technology topics can sign up for this course to receive support and guidance completing one of the many college or CTE courses that I am able to offer. I am currently set up to offer many coding modules that include certification, as well as OSHA-10.

I am currently articulated to offer free college credit for topics including (but not limited to) Computer Science( CS160, CS125, CIT 101), IT and Cybersecurity (Networking, microcomputer hardware, Information Technology, etc), and Engineering Drafting/Design( DRF 245, DRF 160, etc.)

This is for self-directed and driven students that can work independently but need someone to help problem-solve or support if struggles arise.

Dustin Degeorge

Instructor:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

Yes, Consistently

Grades:

History UnErased

Grades:

9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Credit Type: 

1 ELA, 1 Social Science

Course Length:

Yearlong

Format

Virtual Synchronous

Course Day and Time:

Monday, Wednesday 1:00pm-2:00pm

Course Type:

Core curriculum

Location:

Virtual

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

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Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

Estimated $75 for required course books

This course will explore U.S. history and the unsung heroes who helped shape our country. Using the primary-source based History UnErased curriculum and the text A Queer History of the United States for Young People, we will learn about the many people and events that contributed to various liberation movements.

Semester 1 will focus on community-building and understanding gender identity before diving into U.S. history, colonial era through WWII. Semester 2 will focus on modern U.S. history, from the Civil Rights Era to the present. Historical fiction novels will complement our studies throughout the year.

Erin White

Instructor:

Instructor Email:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

Yes, Consistently

Grades:

Tribal History, Shared History (9-12)

Grades:

9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Credit Type: 

1 ELA, 1 Social Science, .5 Science

Course Length:

Yearlong

Format

Virtual Synchronous

Course Day and Time:

Monday, Wednesday 12:00pm-1:00pm

Course Type:

Core curriculum

Location:

Virtual

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

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Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

Estimated $75 for required course books

This interdisciplinary course will offer students a holistic view of the Native American experience within the contexts of U.S. and Oregon history, civics, environmental science, and language arts. By incorporating Oregon’s Tribal History, Shared History curriculum (SB 13) and supplementing it with resources that amplify Native voices and perspectives, students will have a well-rounded understanding of sovereignty, culture, identity, treaty rights, tribal government, self-determination, and traditional ecological knowledge. The inclusion of poetry, literature, music, and art will further enhance the learning experience, providing students with a multi-faceted exploration of Native American culture and heritage. This comprehensive approach promises to foster a deeper appreciation and respect for the rich tapestry of Native American contributions and experiences.

Erin White

Instructor:

Instructor Email:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

Yes, Consistently

Grades:

Intro to sUAV | Safe Responsible Piloting

Grades:

9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Credit Type: 

1 Career Tech

Course Length:

Yearlong

Format

Virtual Synchronous, Quarterly In-Person Offsite Options

Course Day and Time:

Tuesday, Thursday 11:00am-12:00pm

Course Type:

Supplemental

Location:

Virtual, Quarterly In-Person Offsite Options

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

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Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

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The primary focus of this course is to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to prepare them for careers in drone technology. The Remote Pilot Certificate exam (PART 107) serves as the foundational learning objective, whereas students will focus on regulations set forth by the Federal Aviation Association (FAA). In order to fly a drone under the FAA's Small UAS Rule (Part 107), individuals meeting the eligibility criteria, must obtain a Remote Pilot Certificate from the FAA. This certificate demonstrates that you understand the regulations, operating requirements, and procedures for safely flying drones.

*Please note that sUAV technology and necessary equipment will be accessed through TEACH-NW-sponsored, in-person learning opportunities and will remain the property of TEACH-NW. Students will be under the supervision of TEACH-NW staff to ensure safe, responsible piloting.

Michael Deeds

Instructor:

Instructor Email:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

Yes, Consistently

Grades:

Transitional Algebra - Geometry

Grades:

9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Credit Type: 

1 Math

Course Length:

Yearlong

Format

Hybrid

Course Day and Time:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 12:00pm-1:00pm

Course Type:

Core curriculum

Location:

LCC/Virtual

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

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Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

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

Renee Klein

Instructor:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

Yes, Sometimes

Grades:

Science and Science Fiction

Grades:

9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Credit Type: 

1 ELA, 1 Social Science, 1 Science

Course Length:

Yearlong

Format

Hybrid

Course Day and Time:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:00am- 12:00pm

Course Type:

Core curriculum

Location:

LCC/Virtual

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

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Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

Estimated $100 for required material

How does Einstein’s description of space and time compare with Interstellar? What would it take to create a fully intelligent android, such as Star Trek’s Commander Data? What would it take to form life on other planets?

Science and Science Fiction addresses these and other intriguing questions, using science fiction as a springboard for discussing fundamental science concepts and cutting-edge science research. In this course you will explore the interplay of science and science-fiction, both contemporary and historical. You will also have an opportunity to indulge in science speculation - discussing intriguing, plausible, yet unproven ideas.

This is a science survey course and will include topics in biology, chemistry, physics, and earth science.

Renee Klein

Instructor:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

Yes, Sometimes

Grades:

Biology Through Storylining

Grades:

9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Credit Type: 

1 ELA, 1 Science

Course Length:

Yearlong

Format

Hybrid

Course Day and Time:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1:00pm-2:00pm

Course Type:

Core curriculum

Location:

LCC/Virtual

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

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Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

Estimated $75 for required course material

What is storylining? Learn biology through active investigation!
A storyline is a coherent sequence of investigations, in which each step is driven by
students' questions that arise from their interactions with phenomena. At each step,
students make progress on the classroom's questions to figure out a piece of a science
idea. Each piece they figure out adds to the developing explanation, model, or designed
solution. Each step may also generate questions that lead to the next step in the
storyline. Together, what students figure out helps explain the unit's phenomena or solve
the problems they have identified.

Renee Klein

Instructor:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

Yes, Sometimes

Grades:

Physical Science

Grades:

9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Credit Type: 

1 Science

Course Length:

Yearlong

Format

Virtual Synchronous

Course Day and Time:

Monday, Wednesday 2:00pm-3:00pm

Course Type:

Core curriculum

Location:

Virtual

Automatic Allotment Deduction:

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Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Allotment Eligible):

$100-$200 to cover required course material

This Physical Science course presents the fundamentals of physics and chemistry. Students explore the amazing universe we live in, including motion, energy, the nature of matter and atoms, how chemicals mix and react, and the forces that hold the universe together. Among other subjects, students’ study: Structure of atoms, Elements and the Periodic Table, Chemical Reactions, Forces (including gravitational, motion, acceleration, and mass), Energy (including light, thermal, electricity, and magnetism).

Jason Basden

Instructor:

Instructor Email:

Homework Required Outside of Class:

Yes, Consistently

Grades:

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