BOLTs

BOLTs are blended/online learning times (or things) that allow teachers to work with interested students in brief, intensive, and relevant periods where they can guide students to immersive activities and content without dominating their time. The online/blended approach allows teachers to design and implement interesting learning opportunities without trying to organize too many one-on-one discussions. BOLT sessions will take place once or twice per academic term and thus run parallel to projects and inquiry blocks.


Round 8: Monday (4/3) to Friday (4/21)

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Bees?

Start by looking at why bees build hexagonal honeycombs. Through the process of inquiry and using Math you will be able to explain this phenomenon. After having a better understanding of nature's beauty we will make the connections to how humans have used this building strategy.

While open to all students, this BOLT is designed to specifically help students as they work with the Tower Building. 

Instructor: Joel Justice

Applicable Credits: 0.25 Math (IMP 1-5)

Offered:  1st 

Team MVP

According to Forbes magazine, four of the top ten skills employers look for center on the ability to work collaboratively: “Ability to work in a team” (#1), “Ability to communicate verbally with people inside and outside an organization” (#4), and “Ability to sell and influence others”(#10)

In this BOLT, students will actively participate in several short activities that require team consensus.

While open to all students, this BOLT is designed to specifically help students as they work in pairs or teams to effectively complete current Inquiry Blocks: Tower Building and Project Citizen.

Instructor: Schneider

Applicable Credits: .25 English, 25 Interpersonal Communication (if needed), .25 Public Speaking (if applicable)

Offered:  1st

ELM

ELM

Learn one of the best front-end programming languages for creating interactive websites from a professional Software Architect, Full-stack developer, and Kyler's dad.

This bolt will:

* Teach you the fundamentals of programming in Elm.
* Show you how to make interactive apps with The Elm Architecture.
* Emphasize the principles and patterns that generalize to programming in any language.

Instructor: Greg Edwards, Kerr

Applicable Credits: .25 - .5 Practical Arts

Offered:  4th

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Round 7: Tuesday (2/21) to Friday (3/10)

Yar Har Fiddle Dee Dee

Join this BOLT in the exploration of pirate history, actions, and downfall. Look into the history of famous pirates such as Henry Avery, Blackbeard, and Samuel Bellamy. 

Instructor: Ethan Capp

Applicable Credits: 0.25 Social Studies, 0.25 English (requires extra writing work)

Offered:  Any period, individual meeting with appointment may be required.

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13 Reasons Why

13 Reasons Why explores the perspective of Clay Jensen while he listens to the recorded words of Hannah Baker as she tells the story of 13 people who lead to her death.

Join this bolt and read this novel, articles and watch videos throughout the three weeks to have a better understanding of the social issues described in the book.

Instructor: Elly Evans

Applicable Credits: 0.25 English, 0.25 Social Studies

Offered:  1st Hour

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More Stats, Less Crime

Recognizing data manipulation is vital to recognize bias and be informed in this age. More Stats, Less Crime will look at graphs, mathematical certainty, and analyzing data.

Instructor: Dortch

Applicable Credits: 0.25 Math I-IV

Offered:  1st Hour

 

BatEthics

We will be looking at the psychology of the iconic hero-villain duo, Batman and the joker. 

Instructor: Branigan Given

Applicable Credits: 0.25 English & 0.25 psychology 

Offered:  1st Hour (Flexible)

 

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Game Design

Join this bolt if you are interested learning to make your own video game. At the end of this bolt you will have made your own simple game that you can show to your friends.

Instructor: Charles Radich

Applicable Credits: 0.25 Practical Art

Offered: 4th Hour

Who Are You?

In this bolt we will be learning about identity. What it is, how its formed, why we have one. Then we will read identity poems about different people, come together and talk about them and the meaning behind them. Then we will work on writing our own identity poems. This bolt will push you to get personal about yourself and to dig deep to show who you truly are.

Instructor: Brooklyn Pedersen

Applicable Credits: 0.25 English

Offered:  4th Hour

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AC101: George Carlin

**Only Open to Juniors & Seniors**

George Carlin was born on May 12, 1937, in the Bronx, New York. After dropping out of high school and enlisting in the Air Force, Carlin began taking radio jobs, eventually (with partner Jack Burns) attracting the attention of Lenny Bruce, who helped get them appearances on The Tonight Show with Jack Paar. Carlin went on to become a popular stand-up comedian, author, and film and television actor. In this bolt we will be looking at three of his acts (that’s one per week), having a discussion via Google Classrooms and in person, looking at what was going on in the time of the act, how it was received by the public, and how you, the student, received it.

Instructor: Marissa Chawla

Applicable Credits: 0.25 Social Studies, 0.25 English

Offered:  3rd Hour

 

Comic Books

Stories can form in various different ways in the mind and on paper. People have always visualized things to create stories with deep context and interpretation, comic books have allowed the author to directly show what they mean when they draw. Comics can be difficult and tedious, but as a kid making your first one always is so satisfying. Even if it’s based on your favorite TV show or a spin off of another story. With this you shall delve into the world of comic book making and get insight on how one could be the next Stan Lee.

Instructor: Merrick Moriel

Applicable Credits: 0.25 Fine Arts

Offered: 3rd Hour

 

Round 6: Monday (1/30) to Thursday (2/16)

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Taxes, Taxes

It is that time of year again where the government wants us to go through a process. Why do we go through this process? Taxes always seem to give people anxiety. Are they good or bad? Why do people get money back and some people have to pay the government?

There are a lot of questions and the goal of this BOLT is to be able to complete a Federal tax form and a State tax form. You will get one week to create your own inquiry on taxes and share what you learned.

Instructor: Joel Justice

Applicable Credit(s): 0.25 Math (IMP 1-5) & 0.25 Economics

Offered: 

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Modeling Mathematics

The ability to interpret data is a valuable skill. In order to interpret data there is a need to understand how to generalize (predict) what will happen for any situation.

This BOLT will look into different function and how you might be able to distinguish between them using graphs, tables, equations, and situations. 

Instructor: Joel Justice

Applicable Credit(s): 0.25 Math (IMP 1-5)

Offered: 1st

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I Wet My Plants

This BOLT explores the world of plants from seeds to fully grown organisms. The main focus is on energy & growth with 3 hands on investigations to see the phenomena in person. 

Instructor: Kayla Lang

Applicable Credit(s): 0.25 Biology // Earth & Environmental

Offered: 4th

 

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1984 and Dystopian Literature

1984 is the story of one man's struggle against the ubiquitous, menacing state power (“Big Brother”) that tries to dictate nearly every aspect of human life. The novel is a classic in anti-utopian fiction, and a trenchant political satire that remains as relevant today as when it was first published.

Join and read this novel and several short stories that will fictionally represent worlds controlled through fascist governments.

Students are encouraged to take in unison with "Isms 101: Intro to Fascism"

Instructor: Schneider

Applicable Credit(s): .25 English I-IV and progress toward .25 AP Literature

Offered: 3rd 

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Isms 101: Intro to Fascism 

In this course we going to explore the inconsistent nature of Fascism, its rise and fall, the many social structures it infiltrates, and several historical examples.

We will use Fascism: A Very Short Introduction as our primary text, along with pertinent primary sources if need be.

Students are encouraged to take in unison with "1984 and Dystopian Literature."

Instructor: Martin

Applicable Credit(s): .25 Gov, .25 English I-IV, and possible .25 History 

Offered: 3rd

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3D Printing 101

You've seen it working and maybe you have seen some of the products completed by your peers. Learn the basics of designing and printing with plastic our very own Taz 5 printer.

Instructor: Kerr

Applicable Credits: .25 Practical Arts

Offered: 3rd

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3D Printing 102

Description: Take the next step in 3D design. We will walk through the tutorials for Fusion 360, 3D design software from Autodesk. 3D modeling, animation and moving parts.

Instructor: Kerr

Applicable Credit(s): .25 Practical Arts

Offered: 4th

 
 

ROUND 5:  Monday (1/9) to Friday (1/27)

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Show Me the Money

You may be at the time in your life that you are just getting a job or you have had a job for a while now. Well, what do you do with your money? Are you a spender or a saver? How can you better your financial understanding than taking this BOLT?

This course will give you an insight on how do you handle your money and what are some things you can do to prepare for the future.

Instructor: Joel Justice

Applicable Credits: 0.25 Math (IMP 1-5) & 0.25 Economics

Offered: 1st Hour

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MouseTrap Challenge

(Round Two! Open for anyone - even round one people who would like to engage in the challenge again.)

Like challenges? Like tinkering and modifying? Dislike mice?

Progressively get more creative as the challenge gets more and more complex. Cars, catapults, and more!

Instructor: Kayla Lang

Applicable Credits: 0.25 Physics or Conceptual Physics

Offered:  1st Hour

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Taxes, Taxes

It is that time of year again where the government wants us to go through a process. Why do we go through this process? Taxes always seem to give people anxiety. Are they good or bad? Why do people get money back and some people have to pay the government?

There are a lot of questions and the goal of this BOLT is to be able to complete a Federal tax form and a State tax form. You will get one week to create your own inquiry on taxes and share what you learned.

Instructor: Joel Justice

Applicable Credits: 0.25 Math (IMP 1-5) & 0.25 Economics

Offered: 1st Hour

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The Andromeda Strain and other apocalyptic stories

The United States government is given a warning by the pre-eminent biophysicists in the country: current sterilization procedures applied to returning space probes may be inadequate to guarantee uncontaminated re-entry to the atmosphere.

Two years later, seventeen satellites are sent into the outer fringes of space to "collect organisms and dust for study." One of them falls to earth, landing in a desolate area of Arizona.

Twelve miles from the landing site, in the town of Piedmont, a shocking discovery is made: the streets are littered with the dead bodies of the town's inhabitants, as if they dropped dead in their tracks.

The terror has begun . . .

Instructor: Schneider

Applicable Credits: .25 English I-IV

Offered: Office hours 3rd and 4th by appointment

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Journalism 101

Nearly all of us consume news. We read newspapers, magazines, websites. We watch TV or social media. But how many of us can create these stories?

Learn how to write, edit and revise stories for public consumption. Together we will find and tell interesting stories through the lens of journalism.

We will focus on the format for news articles and editorials.

Instructor: Schneider

Applicable Credits: .25 English I-IV

Offered: Office hours 3rd and 4th by appointment

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Isms101: "Capitalism" 

The 1st in our Isms series examines the history and development of capitalism, its many iterations, and discusses its benefits and failings.

We will use Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction as our primary text, along with pertinent primary sources if need be.

Instructor: Martin

Applicable Credits: .25 History, .25 English, .25 Econ (if you truly dig deeply)

Offered: Office hours 3rd and 4th by appointment

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3D Printing 101

You've seen it working and maybe you have seen some of the products completed by your peers. Learn the basics of designing and printing with plastic our very own Taz 5 printer.

Instructor: Kerr

Applicable Credits: .25 Practical Arts

Offered: 4th

 
 

ROUND 4:  Monday (11/14) to Friday (12/9)

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Stop Action Animation

In this BOLT, students will gain an understanding of the basic steps to writing, filming and editing a 1:30 min stop action animation music video.

Instructor: Kerr

Applicable Credits: 0.25 Multimedia (PA Credit); 0.25 ELA as needed and demonstrated with proficiency.

Offered: 4th Hour

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MouseTrap Challenge

Like challenges? Like tinkering and modifying? Dislike mice?

Progressively get more creative as the challenge gets more and more complex. Cars, catapults, and more!

Instructor: Kayla Lang

Applicable Credits: 0.25 Physics or Conceptual Physics

Offered:  1st Hour

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Show Me the Money!

You may be at the time in your life that you are just getting a job or you have had a job for a while now. Well, what do you do with your money? Are you a spender or a saver? How can you better your financial understanding than taking this BOLT?

This course will give you an insight on how do you handle your money and what are some things you can do to prepare for the future.

Instructor: Justice

Applicable Credits: 0.25 Math (IMP 1-5) & 0.25 Economics

Offered: 1st Hour

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Origami: Folding Party

The art of paper folding is associated with Japanese culture. The idea of creating three-dimensional shapes from flat pieces of paper creates a visually enjoyable conclusion of a process. Connected with patience and precision, origami, provides opportunities to make connections to the world of mathematics.

Instructor: Justice

Applicable Credits: 0.25 Math (IMP 1-5)

Offered: 4th Hour

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Why So Sad?

As children grow from innocent and impressionable to more mature and aware, literature changes with them. They outgrow the simple hero stories where good always overcomes evil. But society still has lessons to share.

And these lessons are often told as Tragedies - stories where fallible humans must suffer the consequences of their often imperfect decisions. 

Here, we will explore those stories, and we can examine life as it is, not as we wish it were.

Instructor: Schneider

Applicable Credits: 0.25 English (I - IV)

Offered: 3rd Hour

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Serial Season 2

In the middle of the night, Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl grabs a notebook, snacks, water, and some cash.  He then quietly slips off a remote U.S. Army outpost in eastern Afghanistan and into the dark, open desert. This singular act, along with Bowe’s capture, sends ripples across the world, reaching all the way to Washington.

Each participant will listen to an episode of the podcast and participate in an activity each day. These activities include: posting and responding on the message board, writing mini-essays, and organizing evidence in graphic organizers.

This course will culminate in an exploration of what should be done with the case against Bowe. Students can share their thoughts and research through a variety of different mediums.

Instructor: Martin

Applicable Credits: 

  • .25 History (Or applicable Social Studies dependent on need)

  • .25 English

Offered: This is offered online only.  There are no scheduled meetings.  Teacher is available by appointment. 


ROUND 3:

Monday (10/17) to Friday (11/4)

Does This Look Infected?

What is an infection? Why do we get them? How do we get rid of them? This BOLT will explore the pus filled, oozy, inflamed, and painful world of infections and your body's defense against them. Not recommended for the weak.

Instructor: Kayla Lang (I'm gone Monday so please EMAIL me to sign up! klang1@dcsdk12.org)

Applicable Credits: 0.25 Science

Offered: 4th Hour

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From Gilgamesh to Star Wars: The Hero Story

Many of us find simple pleasure in reading literature. Exploring new worlds. Discovering the pain of isolation, war, poverty. Experiencing the joys of found love, successful quests, defeated monsters. Analyzing literature should enhance this pleasure, not suck the enjoyment found within the pages.

In this course, enrolled students will explore the most fundamental and popular genre of texts: The Hero Story. Through myths, short stories, films, non-fiction texts and research, students will begin to analyze and critique this archetype in order to critically communicate about literature.

Instructor: Michael Schneider

Applicable Credits: 0.25 English

Offered: 4th Period

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Who Am I: Exploring Identity

So, I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we'll never know most of them. But even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.”  - Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

In this BOLT, students will examine their identity and how it is formed. They will examine how roles, relationships, talents, interests and memberships impact an identity. Additionally, they will seek to appreciate how stereotypes and labels impact how people develop identities. Lastly, students will begin exploring how individuals participate in a larger, diverse community. The BOLT culminates with  students examining and sharing their own identities.

Instructor: Michael Schneider

Applicable Credits: 0.25 English; .25 Social Studies

Offered: 4th Period

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Visualize This

Our eyes and brain work so fluently in seeing how pieces fit together. Sometimes it takes more practice to see these quicker or just hearing from others on how they may see the world to broaden your perspective.

This course is an opportunity to work with visualizing how things in our world fit together. See patterns that makes sense and be able to describe that pattern into words.

Instructor: Joel Justice

Applicable Credits: 0.25 Math (IMP 1-5)

Offered: 1st Hour

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Vegas Baby! (Part 2)

Understanding how casino's utilize mathematics, to have the advantage against the player, will allow you to create your own game.

This course will test your knowledge and creativity with creating a game either using cards, or dice. You will go from an general idea about a game and turn them into something that can actually be played. 

Instructor: Joel Justice

Applicable Credits: 0.25 Math (IMP 1-5); 0.25 English

Offered: 3rd Hour

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Master Shots 101

When filming, many people often shift the camera simply because they can.  Many student films employ bumpy camera work because they think it is somehow more exciting.  That is not the case.  Purposeful camera work requires knowledge, skills, practice, and a penchant for risk-taking.

Instructor: Martin

Applicable Credits:

  • .25 ELA

  • .25-.5 Film

  • .25 Multimedia or other applicable fine or practical art

Offered: 4th


ROUND 2:

Monday (9/19) to Thursday (10/6)

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Visualize This

Our eyes and brain work so fluently in seeing how pieces fit together. Sometimes it takes more practice to see these quicker or just hearing from others on how they may see the world to broaden your perspective.

This course is an opportunity to work with visualizing how things in our world fit together. See patterns that makes sense and be able to describe that pattern into words.

Instructor: Joel Justice

Applicable Credits: 0.25 Math (IMP 1-5)

Offered: 3rd Hour

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Vegas, Baby!

This learning opportunity is designed to learn how mathematics can help determine how the casino will always have an advantage. Come up with a strategy for three of the most popular casino game (Craps, Roulette, and BlackJack) to help even the chances.

Instructor: Joel Justice

Applicable Credits: 0.25 Math (IMP 1-5)

Offered: 4th Hour

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How to Influence People (and Get Their Money)

This BOLT is specifically designed for Seniors beginning to apply for college acceptance and scholarships.

 

Students will read, write, workshop, edit and revise several application essays. They will focus on general application essays, as well as identify specific college and scholarship essays that meet their personal requirements and goals.

Instructor: Michael Schneider

Applicable Credits: 0.25 English 

Offered: 1st Hour

 
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From Gilgamesh to Star Wars: The Hero Story

“We have not even to risk the adventure alone, for the heroes of all time have gone before us. The labyrinth is thoroughly known; we have only to follow the thread of the hero path. And where we had thought to find an abomination, we shall find a god. And where we had thought to slay another, we shall slay ourselves. And where we had thought to travel outward, we shall come to the center of our own existence. And where we had thought to be alone, we shall be with all the world.” - Joseph Campbell The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Many of us find simple pleasure in reading literature. Exploring new worlds. Discovering the pain of isolation, war, poverty. Experiencing the joys of found love, successful quests, defeated monsters. Analyzing literature should enhance this pleasure, not suck the enjoyment found within the pages.

In this course, enrolled students will explore the most fundamental and popular genre of texts: The Hero Story. Through myths, short stories, films, non-fiction texts and research, students will begin to analyze and critique this archetype in order to critically communicate about literature.

Instructor: Michael Schneider

Applicable Credits: 0.25 English

Offered: 3rd Period

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Rock n Roll Poetry: Songs of Protest

Poems and songs have always been used as a means to state a political choice or to object to the status quo. Anger, indignation, and frustration often fuel poems in this theme. Injustice is the common denominator of these compositions, and we will evaluate them on their effectiveness and their power. Major Foci - Alienation, Human Rights, and War

Each participating student will read and annotate song lyrics. Annotation will include historical context, poetic devices, and analysis for “meaning”. Additionally, in appreciation of the art form, students will listen to the songs in an attempt to connect the music to the lyrics and the songwriters, singers and musicians. Students will participate in virtual and face-to-face discussions.

In culmination, students will conduct individual and original research into a protest song of their choice. They will share their research with other members of the course and through formal, academic writing.

Instructor: Michael Schneider

Applicable Credits: 0.25 English; 0.25 U.S. History

Offered: 4th Period

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Who Am I: Exploring Identity

So, I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we'll never know most of them. But even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.”  - Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

In this BOLT, students will examine their identity and how it is formed. They will examine how roles, relationships, talents, interests and memberships impact an identity. Additionally, they will seek to appreciate how stereotypes and labels impact how people develop identities. Lastly, students will begin exploring how individuals participate in a larger, diverse community. The BOLT culminates with  students examining and sharing their own identities.

Instructor: Michael Schneider

Applicable Credits: 0.25 English

Offered: 3rd Period

 
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Street Art: Salty or Nah?

If you've ever walked down the street, seen some graffiti and thought 'What the what?!' then this is a great Bolt for you!  In this unit, spanning three weeks, we will explore what street art is, the different mediums artists use for it, what their messages mean, and how local communities feel about street art being in their neighborhoods.  We will investigate current and past artists; and then evidence our newly learned knowledge by taking part in classroom and online-based discussions, writing assignments, and presentations.

Instructor: Chad Morris

Applicable Credits: 0.25 Art History; Potential 0.25 English

Offered: 1st or 4th (still waiting on exact times)

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Back to the Future

Time travel back to explore the history of science then go into the future with an investigation of your own creation. This BOLT will have exploratory history, creative science, and analytic writing components. You will be creating your own experiment based on your research/interests. We have so many materials available for you to use - think big!

Instructor: Kayla Lang

Applicable Credits: 0.25 English, 0.25 Social Studies (US/World History), 0.25 Science

Offered: 1st Hour

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Serial Season 1

44 People are murdered everyday in the United States. 14 of these murders will remain unsolved.

Sarah Koenig and her producer were drawn into the murder of Hae Min Lee by someone close to the situation. What emerged was the wildly popular Serial podcast, in which Sarah navigates the many confusing twists and turns of this story - many which baffle the logical mind.

Each participant will listen to an episode of the podcast and participate in an activity each day. These activities include: posting and responding on the message board, writing mini-essays, organizing evidence in graphic organizers, and participating in face-to-face meetings.

This course will culminate in the creation of a podcast episode in which participants will detail what they think actually happened.

Instructor: Shaun Martin

Applicable Credits: 0.25 History (or applicable Social Studies), 0.25 English

Offered: 4th Hour

 
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Master Shots 101

When filming, many people often shift the camera simply because they can.  Many student films employ bumpy camera work because they think it is somehow more exciting.  That is not the case.  Purposeful camera work requires knowledge, skills, practice, and a penchant for risk-taking.

Instructor: Shaun Martin

Applicable Credits: 0.25 English, 0.25-0.5 Film, 0.25 Multimedia or other applicable fine/practical art.

Offered: 3rd Hour

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So...You Wanna Be a Writer

Becoming a writer is more than inspiration, creativity, even more than skill. It requires practice, effort, courage, and more practice. This learning opportunity is designed to begin creating a personal routine for beginning writers that stresses several customs or habits that might help you become a more prolific and successful writer of whatever genre interests you - letters, poetry, short or long fiction, articles or editorials. Each participating student will write daily, read and respond to short prose on the art of writing, and edit at least one first draft into a publishable document. Writers will also be encouraged to work within a writing/editing group to receive feedback and insight into their writings.

Instructor: Michael Schneider

Applicable Credits: 0.25 English, 0.25 Creative Writing I or II(If not already completed), 0.25 

Offered: 4th Period

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ROUND 1:  

Monday (8/29) to Friday (9/16)

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Vegas, Baby!!!

This learning opportunity is designed to learn how mathematics can help determine how the casino will always have an advantage. Come up with a strategy for three of the most popular casino game (Craps, Roulette, and BlackJack) to help even the chances.

Instructor: Joel Justice

Applicable Credits: 0.25 Math (IMP 1-5)

Offered: 3rd Hour

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So... You Wanna Be a Writer

Becoming a writer is more than inspiration, creativity, even more than skill. It requires practice, effort, courage, and more practice. This learning opportunity is designed to begin creating a personal routine for beginning writers that stresses several customs or habits that might help you become a more prolific and successful writer of whatever genre interests you - letters, poetry, short or long fiction, articles or editorials. Each participating student will write daily, read and respond to short prose on the art of writing, and edit at least one first draft into a publishable document. Writers will also be encouraged to work within a writing/editing group to receive feedback and insight into their writings.

Instructor: Michael Schneider

Applicable Credits: 0.25 English, 0.25 Creative Writing I or II (If not already completed), 0.25 Interpersonal Communication (If not already completed)

Offered: 3rd Hour

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Extreme Numbers

This learning experience is about magnitude. It delves into the concepts of large and small - and the relative nature of both. It is the first in a series of two BOLTs - the other entitled “Fermi Questions.”

Extreme Numbers affords learners the opportunities to explore the galactic around us and the quantum within us… to dive into the ideas and concepts that learners find interesting as they investigate these questions: 

     What is truly large?

     What is truly small?

Instructor: Ryan McClintock

Applicable Credits: 0.25 Science 

Offered: 4th Hour

Click here to enroll (first 15 students)

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Got Art?

Have you ever been to an art museum or seen work on-line and wondered why that was considered art, or what the importance of art is? Have you seen an image you really liked and did not know why, or how to describe why it mattered to you? This BOLT will look at the more academic side of the visual arts and attempt to aid the student in discovering their own understanding to some of these questions. What is Art? Why does Art matter? The field trip on Sept 28th is a requirement to complete this BOLT.

Instructor: Amanda Kerr

Applicable Credits: 0.25 in Art Experience or Art History

Offered: 4th Hour

Back to the Future

Time travel back to explore the history of science then go into the future with an investigation of your own creation. This BOLT will have exploratory history, creative science, and analytic writing components. You will be creating your own experiment based on your research/interests. We have so many materials available for you to use - think big!

Instructor: Kayla Lang

Applicable Credits: 0.25 English, 0.25 Social Studies (US/World History), 0.25 Science

Offered: 4th Hour, Science Lab

Serial Season 1

44 People are murdered everyday in the United States. 14 of these murders will remain unsolved.

Sarah Koenig and her producer were drawn into the murder of Hae Min Lee by someone close to the situation. What emerged was the wildly popular Serial podcast, in which Sarah navigates the many confusing twists and turns of this story - many which baffle the logical mind.

Each participant will listen to an episode of the podcast and participate in an activity each day. These activities include: posting and responding on the message board, writing mini-essays, organizing evidence in graphic organizers, and participating in face-to-face meetings.

This course will culminate in the creation of a podcast episode in which participants will detail what they think actually happened.

Instructor: Shaun Martin

Applicable Credits: 0.25 History (or applicable Social Studies), 0.25 English

Offered: 3rd Hour