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Tuesday Group Tutorial IV

Tuesday Group Tutorial IV

Time: 
9:15am - 2:15pm
Choices of Days: 

Open Program — Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays (4-9 year olds), Tuesdays (4-7 year olds)

All of the Open Programs reflect the essence of the Open Connections philosophy: a belief in natural learning, curiosity and the primacy of selfmotivation, collaboration, and the creative process. Within certain wide parameters, including respect for the rights of others, young people decide how, and with whom, they spend their day in an Open Program. One of our main goals is to keep the flame of curiosity alive that is present in this youngest age group.

Time: 
9:15am - 2:15pm
Choices of Days: 

Theater

A 16-week Theater program will be offered from November 21st to March 20th from 2:30-4:00pm ($550) (Facilitated by Lucy Tyson)--for ages 10-14.

 

This program is for youth interested in being in a play.  This is a great opportunity to develop performance skills while also taking part in the collaborative effort of creating a theatrical production.  The majority of the time will be spent rehearsing lthough acting exercises in voice, movement and character development will be incorporated.  We anticipate that additional rehearsals will need to be scheduled as the performance date approaches.
Time: 
2:30-4:00pm
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Archery

A 9-week Archery program will be offered from September 18th to November 13th from 2:30-4:00pm ($200) (Facilitated by Chris McNichol)--for ages 8 and up.

A 9-week Archery program will be offered from April 2nd to May 28th from 2:30-4:00 ($200) (Facilitated by Chris McNichol)--for ages 8 and up.

Time: 
2:30-4:00pm
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Group Tutorial I — Multiple Intelligences (Tuesday) and Service Learning, Humanities and Environmental Explorations (Thursday) (7-8 year olds)

For folks who are: seeking more facilitator-initiated activities (that still, of course, incorporate the youth’s ideas and wishes); are ready to work with materials at a more advanced level; and who are also ready for longerterm, more sophisticated projects, the two Tutorial I programs would likely be a match. For youth who seek a largely youth-initiated and significantly self-directed experience, we encourage them to take advantage of the rich opportunities available for such endeavors through our Open Program. The Tutorial I programs are designed for youth who are seeking more adult-initiated activities and formal structure (done “the OC way.”)

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Time: 
9:15am - 2:15pm
Choices of Days: 

Shaping Your Life — Left Brain

Left Brain participants will mostly focus on math and the sciences, in an “OC way” (the importance of truly understanding a concept, rather than rote memorization), and take advantage of OC’s picturesque 28-acre campus (including ponds, a creek, and woods), as well as our well-equipped science lab and digital room. The process of how concepts are introduced is instrumental to our approach. With that in mind, the most important aspect of our programming is placing math and science in a meaningful context to young people. Teens are excited by the prospect of doing work that has meaning and relevance to them.

Time: 
9:15am - 4:00pm
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Group Tutorial II (9-12 year olds)

This particular Group Tutorial is designed for youth who are ready for collaborative group learning experiences. Activities will be planned to integrate a variety of academic areas, with emphasis of Right Brain development. Tuesdays will include hands-on, project-based work.

Time: 
9:15am - 2:15pm
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Extended Day

 

Think “after care,” but done in the OC way. This program is designed to offer families a way for youth to extend their OC day until 4:00pm. The program will take place in the Gathering Space in the Barn. A supply of board games and card games, simple building materials (such as Kapla blocks), and basic art supplies will be on hand. Youth may bring a book from home, or choose one from the OC youth library to read during this time.
Time: 
2:30-4:00pm
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Group Tutorial III — Tuesdays and Thursdays (11-12 year olds)

These two tutorials are designed to complement each other, and thus youth are encouraged to participate in both days. Activities will be planned to integrate a variety of academic areas and will include hands-on, project-based work. Some of these projects and topics will be one-time events while others will continue for a number of weeks and offer the oppor­tunity for deeper exploration. On Tuesdays, emphasis will be placed on: the humanities, current events, collaborative group problem solving, and communication (written, oral, and computational). Thursday’s program will focus on math and science.

Time: 
9:15am - 2:15pm
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Group Tutorial IV

The Tuesday and Thursday Group Tutorial IV programs are designed to complement each other and youth are encouraged to enroll in both programs. There is strong emphasis placed on development of effective communication skills—in oral, written, and computational form. Special attention is given to this age with a focus on providing teens with the tools necessary to continue making healthy and educated decisions as they develop into autonomous young adults. Interest surveys at the beginning of the year guide much of the content planning, as this program fosters the expectation that youth at this age are becoming increasingly responsible for creating their own positive educational experiences.

Time: 
9:15am - 2:15pm
Choices of Days: