2018-2019 PROPOSED Elective & PLUS Course Descriptions
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Course TitleCredit TypeLocationDescriptionInstructor
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Chugach Voyage to Excellence PhasesVaries by phaseChugach VTE Campus (Anchorage)Available Chugach VTE Phases (held simultaneously with CRSD Treks): Outdoor Leadership & First Repsonder; Journey to Flight I, Natural Resource Management, Community Health; "It's My Life" (Career Planning for Jrs & Srs); Journey to Flight II, Business & Corporate Careers, Snow Science; Natural Science, Driver's Education, Culinary ArtsVTE Staff
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Aluminum FabricationCTE / Practical ArtsGLNStudents learn engineering, design, and fabrication using aluminum materials. Project fees are associated with this course. Popp / Stickney
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Artistic EntrepreneurshipFine ArtsGLNStudents learn a variety of arts and crafts applications, such as needlepoint, beadwork, wire art, jewelry making, and more, and develop business plans that support marketing of their wares. Project fees may be associated with this course. Hartman
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Automotive & Small EnginesCTE / Practical ArtsGLNStudents learn basic, intermediate, and advanced skills (depending on prior experience) related to engines, automotive repair, and automotive and engine maintenance. Popp / Stickney
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Conservation & Outdoor LeadershipElective GLNSimilar to the course offered during the last two years, Conservation and Outdoor Leadership will focus on regional landscape and outdoor competencies such as hunter safety, winter camping, fishing, game identification, and more. The course is in development but may include internship opportunities with local agencies.Various Instructors
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Construction TradesCTE / Practical ArtsGLNStudents learn the basics of architecture, blueprint design, framing, and building related to small structures. Project fees may be associated with this course.Popp / Stickney
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Creative CommunicationsEnglishGLNIn Creative Writing (S1), students will focus on creative self-expression through writing. Spanning a broad spectrum of writing from poetry to plays, movie/television scripts to memoirs, and short stories to songs and speeches, students will write to express themselves, their thoughts and ideas, and emotions. By the end of the trek, students will create a Creative Writing portfolio showcasing the work and creativity they have produced during the semester.
In Language & Lyrics (S2), students will focus on the usage of language and diction when analyzing song lyrics. Everyone seems to love music is some fashion, but what is it about music that sparks that interest or brings us that joy? Language & Lyrics will allow students to dig deeper into the lyrics of their favorite songs (or even full albums) and decode the language to create a better understanding, and appreciation, for both the lyrics and the language.
Andrews
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Family & Consumer Science (Home Ec)CTE / Practical ArtsGLNFamily and Consumer Science includes instruction in food sciences, nutrition, culinary arts, and textile arts. Students complete projects such as quilts and learn life skills such as canning, cooking, and meal planning. Project fees may be associated with this course.Lorence, D.
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Industrial EnterpriseCTE / Practical ArtsGLNStudents learn entrepreneurial skills and business model development through CTE / industrial arts application projects. Students focus on either log furniture building or automotive to develop a business structure, provide services, interact with the public, and earn profits through the business (either Midtown Automotive or Glennallen Timber Works).Popp / Stickney
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Intro to Banking & FinanceElectiveGLNHow did the United States become the most powerful country on earth? While there are many factors that contributed the America’s rise, sound monetary policies and banking principles have been the backbone. We will start by looking at the creation of the U.S. Department of the Treasury while learning about the life and historical impact of Alexander Hamilton, America’s first Treasury Secretary. This course will also cover many aspects of Macro Economics including but not limited to: stocks, bonds, interest rates, G.D.P., tariffs, and international trade.Dale
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Intro to DancePhysical EducationGLNIntro to Dance will cover the basics of many forms of dance and movement -- from ballet to hip hop and everything in between. Student participation in at least one public performance is a required component of the course. Silvey
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Intro to Entrepreneurship / Inspiring InnovatorsElectiveGLNIn this course, students will select an “innovator” from any field (past or present) and conduct a research project on that individual. Students will question what made this individual an “innovator” in comparison to her/his peers, and how their actions or inventions truly impacted and changed the world. Students will then design a product or entrepreneurial pitch and present their own “Innovative Projects” at the end of the semester.Dale
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Introduction to AviationElectiveGLNThis course is for anyone interested in learning about aviation, airplanes, and how they fly. Students will build rubber band powered airplanes, explore the basics of flight, and learn how to fly an airplane on a flight simulator. This course prepared students to successfully complete Aviation Ground School during the next year of this course.TBA
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Performing Arts: TheaterFine ArtsGLNStudents will participate in selection of a script, stage performance training, rehearsals, set design, lighting and sound basics, and ultimately will present a theatrical performance to the public.TBA
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Personal Finance*Math (*Grad requirement beginning class of 2021)GLNNo matter what a student plans to do after graduation from high school, he or she must know how to manage personal finances. This course covers the basics of personal finance, including checking and savings accounts, how to avoid debt, budgeting, investing, and building wealth. Dale, J.
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Visual ArtsFine ArtsGLNThis survey of Visual Arts course includes hands-on lessons in and experience with a variety of media and arts applications, such as drawing, painting, sculpture, and more. Project fees may be associated with this course. Lorence, D.
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WeldingCTE / Practical ArtsGLNStudents learn a variety of welds and welding methods, and have the opportunity to build self-designed and/or selected projects. Project fees may be associated with this course.Popp / Stickney
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WoodworkingCTE / Practical ArtsGLNStudents design and build projects from bookshelves and stools to large log furniture. Emphasis is on following patterns and quality of construction and finish. Project fees may be associated with this course.Popp / Stickney
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FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics / RocketryScience CreditGLNThis hands-on, project-based course will teach students advanced coding, as well as prinicples of engineering and design for FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) during Semester 1, and the basics of designing and building rockets for TARC Rocketry competition during Semester 2. Students participating in the course will compete in FTC and TARC competitions.Proch
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Field Writing / Place-Based CompositionEnglishGLN / KLWe live in a spectacular part of the world, and the nature around us can inspire amazing writing. This course will focus on nature writing -- both authors and published work. Students will regularly observe and write in the field during class field trips to local sites.Andrews / Carter
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Nutrition and FitnessHealth / P.E.GLN / KLNutrition and physical fitness are important for a long and healthy life. This course will introduce students to the science of nutrition and will include a variety of fitness activities (both indoors and outdoors). TBA / Carter
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Snow ScienceElectiveGLN / KLThis course will be both classroom-based and experienced in the field via snowshoes, skies, and winter hikes. Students will make environmental observations including weather, terrain, and snow crystal morphology; gather and analyze snowpack data, investigate winter adaptations among local plants and animals, and learn to snowshoe and ski, as well as gain skills in back-country winter survival and camping.TBA / Carter
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Educators Rising Academy & Student Assistant InternshipElectiveGLN & KL (VTC & site-based)High school interested in exploring education as a career field will study origins of the profession, standards, lesson planning, contemporary teaching practices, assessment, and reflective practice. Course activities will be delivered online and via period VTC workshops. A significant component of the course will be a student internship in which learners work as teaching assistants in classroom settings. Learn more about the EdRising Academy at https://www.educatorsrising.org/uploads/people/EdRising_Academy_Overview.pdf TBA
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Archery (S1) / Air Rifle (S2)Physical EducationKLNASP Archery will be the focus of the course for S1, and Air Rifle will be the focus for S2. Both courses will focus on safety, proper technique, and best ways to improve scoring in both NASP and Air Rifle competition.Proch
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Place-Based Independent ResearchMultiple Credit PathwaysKLThis multi-disciplinary Trek class will teach the basics of research and narrative writing through student-selected, place-based topics and student-driven research. Projects will focus on local places and spaces, and final projects will include multi-media presentations.Carter
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