ACE 2021 Spring Enrichment Classes

April 5, 2021

Welcome Back!! Registration for Term 3 AfterCare & Enrichment is open! We are so excited to get back into the rhythm of school and enjoy our community in the best, most fun, and safest ways possible. 

We are really excited about our Enrichments, particularly for our ever-popular “Kidz Theater with Ms. Alexis” where students learn the basics of scriptwriting and perform their own play. The final project will be a video of the performance. 

We also continue with NYChess Kids with Chess Master Saudin and Khatia as well as our ever-popular Vineyard App Camp, where students will be moving into a level of learning to program graphics. And we have something NEW with a three-part series in Minecraft Recess with Fleming Tech Camps. 

Stay on the lookout for our FREE “Virtual Family Seminars.”  We have a few more amazing planned events this term as well as activities with Study Buddies!

Please register at CampBrain to take advantage of our customized Enrichment programs! The feedback from our programs has been overwhelmingly positive – join the fun to be together in these distanced times!! 

I’m looking forward to “seeing” you at one of our events – soon! And, as always, feel free to reach out to me with any and all questions and suggestions.

With Happy & Healthy Wishes,

Sharon Keigher

Spring 2021:  Specialty Enrichment Virtual Classes

Mondays: Click to Register

Hands-on Game Design: make a real game with VineyardAppCamp $645 for the Term
  • Grades 3-8 4:15-5:15 (Mondays)

Do you love Minecraft or Roblox? We do too, and this class is for you! Students will learn how to create a mobile app game – of their own design – and release it as a cutting-edge progressive web app on the Microsoft web app store. Learn tech entrepreneurship and design thinking while developing technical skills.  Vineyard Apps instructors are empathetic and experienced Ivy-League coding experts who help students gain an exciting set of 21st-century tech skills, at the same time as they learn about innovation and entrepreneurship.

 

Tuesdays: Click to Register

Kidz Theater with Ms. Alexis $645 for the Term
  • Grades K-5 Limit: 8 students 4:45-5:25 (Tuesdays)

Miss Alexis returns for her fourth year with our D-E program! She is a teacher and performing actress who has worked with the American Theater Group and she holds a degree in Theater. Students learn the basics of scriptwriting and perform their own play. This term, the final project will be a video of the performance. 

 

Tuesday Study Buddies (Gratis! No fee) – Grades 2-5

Break out rooms with Upper Schoolers!! Our Lower School students can review homework and learn new study skills with the help of an Upper School Buddy! It may even be a chance to share musical, writing, or math skills, as well! Each breakout room will be four students for each Upper School student.

The Upper School students have attended training with Ms. Sharon in order to align our expectations for tutoring activities and fun! 

  • Early Buddies 3:30-4:15 
  • Late Buddies 4:30-5:15

 

Wednesdays: Click to Register

Chess with NYChess Kids (Instruction + Weekly Tournament) $645 for the Term

Grades K-8 

Chessmaster Saudin Robovic’s team of Katia and partners guide our students from instruction into the world of competition via the National Chess Federation. It begins with our local D-E tournaments and moves into options that include Manhattan tournaments and beyond! 

  • 3:00pm-3:45pm:  Beginners: players will be introduced to the game of chess, how to use the pieces and how to play the game. Basic strategy and competition will be introduced.
  • 3:45pm-4:30pm: Intermediate: players are familiar with the pieces and will concentrate on strategy and tactics.
  • 4:30pm-5:15pm: Advanced: Advanced Chess players are familiar with the game and are ready to consider multiple approaches and strategies. This level is focused on competitive play.
  • 5:15pm-6:00pm: Tournaments and play for all levels.

 

Hands-on Graphic Design: make a real ad campaign with VineyardAppCamp $645 for the Term    
  • Grades 3-8 4:15-5:15 (Wednesdays)

Create art to professionally make a social impact! Learn the basics of modern graphic design on digital platforms like Canva. Then, design and run an actual ad campaign supporting a small local business. (VAC pays to run the ads!) Vineyard Apps instructors are empathetic and experienced Ivy-League coding experts who help students gain an exciting set of 21st-century tech skills, at the same time as they learn about innovation and entrepreneurship.

 

Minecraft Recess with Fleming Tech Camps – 3 Week Sessions 
  • Grades 2-5 4:30-5:30 (Wednesdays)

We’re learning from a number of sources (see article link example) that not only are online games a fantastic source of students connecting and bonding during this very unusual time, engagement on an online platform such as Minecraft also can serve to reinforce students’ literacy and computational thinking skills (see article link example). Have your child join their peers in a spirited collaborative virtual world with us. The Educational version will be used in Creative-mode and there will be two Minecraft instructors to teach a new themed skill each week.         

 April Session: 4/14, 4/21, 4/28              May Session: 5/5, 5/12, 5/19

  

Thursdays: Click to Register

CODING &  ENTREPRENEURSHIP: with VineyardAppsCamp (VAC)  $645 for the Term

“Make a Real App for D-E or a Non-Profit”

  • Grades 3-8 (working in teams of 6:1 instructor) Limit 12  4:15-5:15 (Thursdays)

 VineyardAppCamp (VAC) is an innovative tech and entrepreneurship program where students learn the skills to be a coder and the mindset to be an entrepreneur. They accomplish this by conceiving and building an iPhone app that is released to the entire world! Students pick up the fundamentals of entrepreneurial design, coding, and deployment early on; they then immediately put their new skills to use by banding together to make an app for a real-non-profit organization, or (if they so choose) their own school, Dwight Englewood. 

Working in groups no larger than 6 students (each group with one adult), students learn HTML, Javascript, and React Native; then collaborate on an app with the rest of their class)

Previous students (grades 4-8) have created real apps being used right now by a mental health charity, a New York non-profit, and a charter school in the UK. Our 3 instructors are empathetic and experienced Ivy-League coding experts who are committed to helping students gain an exciting set of 21st-century tech skills. 

Friday: Click to Register

Friday Study Buddies (Gratis! No fee) – Grades 2-5

Break out rooms with Upper Schoolers!! Our Lower School students can review homework and learn new study skills with the help of an Upper School Buddy! It may even be a chance to share musical, writing, or math skills, as well! Each breakout room will be four students for each Upper School student.

The Upper School students have attended training with Ms. Sharon in order to align our expectations for tutoring activities and fun! 

  • Early Buddies 3:30-4:15 
  • Late Buddies 4:30-5:15

 We also have a few more amazing  “Enrichment Virtual Seminar Series”  planned this term!

Please register at CampBrain to take advantage of our customized Enrichment programs! The feedback from our programs has been overwhelmingly positive – join the fun to be together in these distanced times!! 

I’m looking forward to “seeing” you at one of our events – soon! And, as always, feel free to reach out to me with any and all questions and suggestions. keighs@d-e.org

 

Questions?

Contact:

Sharon Keigher

keighs@d-e.org

 

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