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Saturday FREE Workshops

WELCOME! These FREE Enrichment Workshops provide exciting introductions to athletics, arts, cooking, STEM, and other program offerings from D-E 360°.

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to provide learners of all ages — from Preschoolers (age 3) to adults —  with enriching opportunities to further extend learning, creativity and exploration.

Our D-E 360° program is focused on the continued development of the social-emotional and interpersonal growth of every learner, to give them tools to be successful individuals and thriving members of our community.

The Saturday Enrichment workshop are offered for free to local area residents.  We’ve partnered with a talented and passionate faculty to deliver some pretty exciting offerings.  Many of the workshop topics will also be offerings available to students who want to learn more during our 2019 Summer Connections program.  We’re looking forward to you joining us for these exciting learning experiences.

Join Our Next Set of Workshops:

Saturday, April 20, 2019

▶︎ Tennis Stars Academy (Preschool – Grade 5)

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM 

▶︎ Tennis Academy (Grades 6 – 9)

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Tennis Academy, directed by Tsolak Gvorkian, will be offering tennis lessons for children of all levels and ages. Each camper will be evaluated and placed according to their age and ability. The goal of the Tennis Stars Academy is to allow each child to develop their tennis skills to their fullest potential. Participants will learn the basic tennis strokes, develop  better coordination, learn conditioning exercises and understand the principals of sportsmanship. Tennis is “a game for a lifetime” and Tsolak wants your child to start off in the right direction. Come and join us on the tennis courts!

▶︎ Young Visionaries: Paper Quilling Workshop (Grades 2-5)

10:00 AM – Noon

Quilling, or paper filigree, is an art form that uses strips of curled paper to create a 3D effect on a flat surface.  Paper quilling can be used to make jewelry, decorate boxes, and create unique art work.  During this workshop students will be creating their own spring flower design using basic tools and curling techniques.  Quilling is great for beginning and advanced artists too.  Come join us for a peak into the wonderful and beautiful art that is quilling!

▶︎ Leadership & Community Service Workshop (Grades 6-9)

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM 

Who are you?  Do you have the right stuff to lead people?  How can we all make a difference in this world?  In your school, in your community, or places of worship, leadership and service opportunities strike us during the most unexpected times.  In this workshop, we’ll explore skills of great leadership: how to be a communicator, build a team, public speaking, and all of the tricks of the trade for effective leadership.  

▶︎ STEM Challenge (Grades 5 – 8)

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

This is an exciting opportunity for students to explore the resources of the newly-built Hajjar STEM Center at Dwight Englewood. Workshop participants will put their Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills to the test. Students will be presented with a challenge at the beginning of the workshop and will work in project teams to complete a STEM challenge based on a selected theme.

A Look Back…

Saturday, February 2, 2019

▶︎ Cook with Books (Preschool – Grade 2)

10:00 AM – Noon

This workshop offers a “fun-tastic” food experience featuring D-E Lower School’s own Chef Ricardo! As a way to promote reading and cooking with kids, small groups will be given a recipe by Chef Ricardo, based on some of our favorite children’s book characters to learn about diet and nutrition, and to explore how a recipe comes together in the kitchen. Children will then make the recipe, enjoy tastings, and be encouraged to develop their own recipes. Parents/guardians are welcome to join at the end, to enjoy samples and a brief presentation of the children’s learnings.

▶︎ Basketball Clinic in Modell’s Athletic Center (Grades 3-5)

10:30 AM – Noon

We’ve partnered with Head Trainers Larry Umaña & Nathan Lopez of T2S Basketball Academy to offer clinics here at Dwight-Englewood. This clinic creates an opportunity for coed players, grades 3-5 to develop their game, and improve for their basketball skills. Clinics focus on helping athletes develop their talent by learning basic practice drills and emphasizing the fundamentals. T2S produce and partner with local basketball programs and events that reach hundreds of Bergen County youth annually. The goal of T2S programming is to grow and develop basketball participation & fundamentals, physical fitness, promote healthy lifestyles & well being for children in the region.

▶︎ Heading For Broadway – Musical Theatre Workshop (Grades 4-9)

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Students will work in a master class setting with John Gerisi, top musical theater director, who has won multiple awards for high school musicals through the Paper Mill Playhouse, Rising Star Awards, Bucks County Playhouse, and Metropolian High School Musical Awards. During the two-hour session, participants will have the opportunity to explore techniques in acting, singing, and dance. This is an extraordinary experience for any students who may be interested in audition techniques, the magic of theatre, and the joy of production. Participants will be prepared to perform a short ensemble musical presentation at the end of the workshop.

▶︎ Basketball Clinic in Modell’s Athletic Center (Grades 6-8)

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM  

We’ve partnered with Head Trainers Larry Umaña & Nathan Lopez of T2S Basketball Academy to offer clinics here at Dwight-Englewood. This clinic creates an opportunity for coed players, grades 6-8 to develop their game, and improve for their basketball skills. Clinics focus on helping athletes develop their talent by learning basic practice drills and emphasizing the fundamentals. T2S produce and partner with local basketball programs and events that reach hundreds of Bergen County youth annually.   The goal of T2S programming is to grow and develop basketball participation & fundamentals, physical fitness, promote healthy lifestyles & well being for children in the region.

▶︎ Mindfulness Workshop (For Adults ONLY!)

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Facilitator: Jill Perin, Mindfulness Expert, Certified Self-Renewal Facilitator and Yoga Instructor (RYT)  

You’ve invested the best of yourself and your resources in the holiday season. Now it is time to be intentional about taking care of yourself in 2019. February is a perfect time to align with nature’s pulse, slow down, turn inward, and recharge. Join us in this workshop as we explore the benefits of self-care and what it means to be mindful. Learn simple mindfulness practices that can support you in slowing down, soothing your nervous system and balancing your energy. Hear some of the basic science around how these practices benefit the body and brain. Participants will leave the workshop with some basic tools to support living a life with more ease and flow.

This FREE Workshop is a “Sneak Preview” of a more extensive Mindfulness Workshop Series also for Adults Only, being offered this Winter-Spring 2019 by the D-E 360° “DELTA” (D-E Learning & Teaching Academy).  To learn more and to register click here or go to https://de360.d-e.org/delta/mindfulness/

Saturday, March 9, 2019

▶︎ Fencing (Grades 5-9)

10:00 AM – Noon

We are pleased to partner with coaches from Durkan Fencing Academy to provide this exciting workshop.  The clinic will be divided up by age and skills.  Emphasis will be placed on the fundamental skills of fencing.  We’ll have fun while learning about the oldest Olympic sport with coaches who specialize in training at all levels.  All equipment is provided.  What should participants bring: wear comfortable (athletic) clothing and sneakers.  We’ll provide snacks and water.

▶︎ Beginner Photography (Grades 2-4)

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

We’ll start with the basics and have fun with our cameras. Students will learn how to use technology to make the most of their photos. The beautiful Dwight-Englewood campus will serve as the backdrop. The morning’s projects will culminate in a photo review where the workshop leader will discuss some of the best shots, and give tips on how to improve them. Digital cameras will be provided.

▶︎ Entrepreneurs Workshop (Grades 6-8)

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Calling All Entrepreneurs: This two-hour workshop is designed for the business minded as well as the social entrepreneur. The workshop introduces students to business planning, marketing & financing, and business management. Students will explore the “How To’s” of starting their own business from understanding the basic fundamentals of business to following and creating a business plan. Students collaborating in teams will also create a start-up company from their business plan. The workshop will culminate with an expert panel review of the business plan and student presentations.

Questions?

Email de360info@d-e.org or call 201-227-3144.

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