Echelon Academy: Free Virtual Summer Workshops and Activities
Reserve your virtual seat for our exciting student workshops and activities this summer!
All programs are 3pm-4pm. For more information please email info@echelonacademy.org
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Student Workshops and Activities
Speech Fundamentals: June 23rd
You’ll learn the principles of oral communication utilized in speaking and listening. Emphasis is placed on speech preparation and delivery techniques for extemporaneous, impromptu, and persuasive speaking. In Fundamentals of Speech, students develop an understanding and appreciation of the dynamic nature of the communication process.
Debate Fundamentals: June 25th
You’ll learn the principles of oral communication utilized in speaking and listening. Emphasis is placed on speech preparation and delivery techniques for extemporaneous, impromptu, and persuasive speaking. In Fundamentals of Speech, students develop an understanding and appreciation of the dynamic nature of the communication process.
Fun With Spanish: June 30th
¡Hola! Do you wish your student knew some Spanish to share or could learn a song or game in Spanish?
This class is designed for students who have little or no experience with the Spanish language. Have fun playing games while learning basic words and phrases in Spanish!
Spanish Challenge: July 2nd
This class is designed for students who have a good working knowledge of Spanish. You will be given several challenges to help you practice your Spanish in fun, engaging and creative ways.
Career Development: July 7th
This workshop helps document career goals and set out a strategy on how to meet them. You will discuss your goals while identifying and developing the skills needed to reach your goals. Now is the time to start thinking about where you want your future to take you. We’ll make sure that your goals are ‘SMART’: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely.
Resume Building: July 9th
It’s time to write or edit your resume. Do you greet this project with enthusiasm or do you scream running in the opposite direction? Whether you are a future or new grad, you probably have at least a little resistance to writing the most important career document of your life. The good news: Resume writing does not have to be a drag. In this webinar, we’ll discuss our Top 7 Ways to Make Resume Writing fun and effective.
Create a Logo: July 14th
We'll talk about generating ideas, making choices about type, shape, and color, as well as the practical considerations of what tools to use and which file formats to save your logo. So, come with me and let's learn about creating your first logo. You will learn new strategies to implement your perfect design.
Create a Website: July 16th
In this class, you’ll utilize a CMS platform to design and build a basic website that incorporates text, images and other interactive elements. We’ll provide you with step-by-step instructions, tips and tools that enable you to create a layout for your pages and organize your content properly. You'll engage in collaboration and discussion with other learners.
Game Room: July 21st & July 23rd
Play some of the coolest and safest Online Games for Kids, friends and adults alike. Just because you can’t physically be with your friends during the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t mean that you can’t play with them. This course provides one-on-one or small group options.
Painting with Acrylics: July 28th
Painting with acrylics can be rewarding, easy and fun. It's one of our favorite types of paint, because it is so versatile. This class will demonstrate how and why Acrylics can be used in many different ways to create many different styles of art. Artists Supplies Needed: Acrylics paints (3 primary colors), Canvas (recommend 7” or 10”), Paper plate, Paper Towels, Cup of Water, Soap.
Get-up-and-go Movements: July 30th
Get-up-and-go Movements
This kids class will get them up and moving safely within the space of your own home, challenging their mobility, strength and flexibility. Suitable for all ages, but for those under 7 yrs old, (virtual) parent supervision is required.
Parent Workshops
Arts Integration for Engaged Learning: June 24th
Arts integration (AI) is the meaningful use of the arts processes (visual art, literature, dance/movement, music, drama) along with content to introduce, develop, or bring closure to learning in any academic area. AI provides a tool for teachers and parents to increase engagement, capture attention, and create confidence to take educational risks.
Moving Into Mindfulness: July 1st
This session introduces mindfulness and movement integration which are both supported by research to increase emotional regulation and concentration in the classroom. Participants will learn the why, what, and how of implementing a program which is inclusive of both stimulating and quieting practices that increase activity in the prefrontal cortex. Brain-compatible learning activities such as energizers, mindful practices, and warm ups are shared.
Picture This! Using Visualization to Increase Comprehension: July 8th
Visualizing effectively improves reading comprehension. Good readers create mental images naturally when they read while struggling readers often need to be taught how to transform words into images. This session will demonstrate the use of visualization for help at home or school, enabling students to cross the boundary from passive to active reading.
Multiple Intelligences: July 13th
Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences suggests that success is determined by factors other than I.Q. Dr. Gardner proposes eight different intelligences to account for a broader range of human potential in children and adults. Learn how you can use the theory of multiple intelligences to reach your child using beyond the conventional linguistic and logical methods used in most schools.
Success Tips for Post- Secondary Transition: July 22nd
Learn from College Living Experience’s (CLE) Director of Admissions how to best support your young adult with a disability with postsecondary transitions. You will be able to take away easy tips for building Independent living skills and preparing for career readiness in the real world.
Critical Skills for Learning and Processing: July 29th
One of our favorite speech and language pathologists offers her expertise about auditory processing and the impact it has on learning. She will also review the role that expressive and receptive language skills play in academic and social settings.
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