BLinc Course Offerings Winter 2017

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Blended Learning at Indian Creek (BLinc) expands and enhances the School’s rich curriculum through courses offered in a combination of face-to-face meetings with the instructor and online formats. BLinc classes are innovative, engaging, and challenging. Rigorous courses are designed by accomplished, enthusiastic, and responsive teachers for students who excel and seek additional opportunities for intellectual growth. BLincs promote student engagement and foster collaborative learning in an online atmosphere, preparing students for global citizenship in the 21st century. Enrollment is based on a first-come, first-served basis and all courses require a minimum enrollment (3 students) one-week prior to the start date to run.   

Design Lab (Fourth and Fifth Grades)

February 13 – April 8

Interior designer Tashica (Talko) Morgan is bringing her talented eye and passionate positivity to BLinc! As a contestant on HGTV’s Design Star, columnist for WhatsUpMag.com, founder of {Tashica} Morgan Design, and mom to two ICS’ own, Talko is primed to show students the layered and creative side of this growing industry. Design Lab guides students through the creation process as they learn to interview clients, utilize professional tools, master industry terminology, and calculate space and budgets. Local designers will visit the class to illustrate additional points of view and new insights. Students will work with online videos, activities, virtual discussions, and hands-on projects. Final projects will involve presenting a tailored and refined room portfolio to their classmate-turned-client.

Students will meet weekly on Wednesdays from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. to build their portfolios and extend their learning experiences.

Course fee: $330

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Dystopian Literature (Grades Six through Eight)

February 13 - April 8

For students who love books like The Hunger Games and Divergent and want to delve deeper in the genre of dystopian literature and writing, Dystopian Literature taught by Aaron Kleffman is a perfect fit. Students will be asked to examine, describe, and analyze the characteristics of the genre. This will be done through the study of short stories, novels, photography, and movie clips. Over the eight-week course, students will develop a deeper understanding for the elements of plot, character development, and theme, demonstrate an ability to recall the 14 characteristics of dystopian literature, and pull examples from the texts that support the characteristics. 

Their learning will be supported and shared via weekly face-to-face meetings (Fridays, 3:30-4:30 pm). As a capstone project students will be the architects of their own example dystopian society.

Course fee: $300

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Junior Engineers (Pre-K4 and Kindergarten)

February 13–April 8

Pre-K teacher Kelly Bryant brings her newest offering to our youngest learners: Kindergarten and Pre-K4 students. Junior Engineers immerses students in a variety of math, science, and art concepts that will strengthen their ability to problem-solve and think creatively. Over the 8-week course, each week will focus on a different creation topic and will explore theme specific projects. The students will then meet face-to-face once a week on Wednesdays (3:30-4:30 p.m.) to work on a group project and/or directed centers. Junior Engineers is intentionally designed to accommodate a variety of learning styles and all ability levels are welcome!

Course fee: $300

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Zany Zoology (First through Third Grades)

February 13 - April 8

Did you know a bat, platypus, and elephant are all mammals? Zany Zoology, taught in tandem by Meredith Mauger and Amy Watson, takes students in grades 1, 2, and 3 on an eight-week long exploration of the animal kingdom in a fun new way. With each week delving into the defining characteristics of the five major animal (vertebrate) classes. Participants will engage in games, videos, virtual tours, hands-on exploration, music/movement, stories and experiments through the Haiku materials. Then on Wednesdays between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. they will share their discoveries and expand their learning during weekly face-to-face meetings with their classmates and teachers. Additionally, an in-house field trip from the Baltimore Zoo’s Zoomobile and culminating project will immerse students further into our study of the animal kingdom. 

 

 

 

Course fee: $330

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