Writing to Learn
August 26, 27, 28, 31; September 2, 2020
1 pm – 3 pm (EDT)
Writing is a great way to understand a complex idea, whether it be in literature, math, or science. This session will give students tools to think through writing. Students will use techniques developed at the renowned Bard College Institute for Writing and Thinking to become more confident and fluid writers.
Intro to Engineering
August 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 2020
10 am -11 am (EDT): August 6, 13, 20, 25
10 am - 12 pm (EDT): August 4, 11, 18
This module is designed to give participants a preview into the world of Engineering. Together, we will explore the Engineering method, and how it can be applied to solve complex problems. With a focus on group work and creative thinking, this module will give you the tools to succeed as and Engineer and in your day-to-day life. Students should be working at a grade 11 math level.
Biz Prep 101
Aug 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, 2020
11 am – 12:15 pm (EDT)
Biz Prep 101 is designed to give you an overview of what jobs in Business look like. This will help you understand what a Business program in university leads to by connecting what you learn in school to corporate-world experience. Lessons will comprise of interviews with people working corporate jobs; an overview of subjects and careers; and tips for resumes and interviews. This module is geared towards students in Grade 10 and higher.
The Sociology of Everyday Life - Health and Wellbeing Focus
July 8, 15, 22, 29; August 5, 2020
10 am – 11:30 am (EDT)
This module will explore fundamental sociological concepts and apply them to everyday life with a particular focus on health and wellbeing. Utilizing concepts developed by great sociological thinkers, we will unpack current health and wellbeing topics such as the COVID 19 pandemic, the fitness industry, Cross-Fit, modern medical systems, body image, and social media, to name a few. This course is for anyone who is interested in learning more about human behavior, how we interact with one another, and larger institutions of thinking when it comes to our bodies, our health, and our wellbeing. If you are excited about having inclusive and deeper conversations about current health topics through the lens of sociological thinking, this course if for you! A seminar-type, conversation course with guided instruction from an LCS teacher with a graduate degree in sociology.
Planning a Gap Year of Travel
June 29; July 6, 13, 20, 27; August 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 2020
7 pm – 8 pm (EDT)
The logistics of planning a Gap year of travel. From Budgeting, to backpacking, booking flight, trains and hostels. Getting over the travel anxiety and stress over organizing a year of travel. How to have an open mind, meet people, and experience different cultures.
June 29; July 6, 13, 20, 27; August 4, 10, 17, 21, 2020
10 am – 11 am (EDT)
Do you enjoy creative writing? Or want to improve the quality of your writing? This module will work through various genres to enhance your technique and teach you the tools you need to be an effective writer. From daily free-writes to polished stories, poems, and narratives, you will get to choose what you write and further diversify yourself as a writer.
Effective Essay Writing Workshop
July 17, 24, 31; August 7, 14, 2020
10 am – 12 pm (EDT)
Writing a good essay is a skill that many of us can find daunting and mysterious. This module breaks it down into workshops on the research question, research skills, organization, and effective language so that we will become much more successful and persuasive communicators.