Gull Lake Partnership
Catalog 2016-2017

   
Availability of all classes will be contingent upon enrollment criteria.
Title / Description Semester
& Term
Days Time Grade Location Info
WMHFA - MU3VEV026 ( Virtual )
This course is a combination of hands-on learning, along with a virtual component. Students will have the opportunity for a weekly Place Based Learning (PBL) ensemble with West Michigan Homeschool Fine Arts. As part of this class, students will also need to log on weekly to SmartMusic to complete their virtual portion assignments including playing tests, a practice journal, a final portfolio project or performance, and more.
YearAnyElementaryVirtual
WMHFA - MU3VXV030 ( Virtual )
This course is a combination of hands on learning, along with a virtual component. Students will have the opportunity for a weekly Place Based Learning (PBL) ensemble with West Michigan Homeschool Fine Arts. As part of this class, students will also need to log on weekly to SmartMusic to complete their virtual portion assignments including playing tests, a practice journal, a final portfolio project or performance, and more.
YearAnyMiddle/HighVirtual
Music Explorations - MU3VEV037 ( Virtual )
This course is a combination of hands on learning, along with a virtual component. Students will have the opportunity for a weekly Place Based Learning (PBL). As part of this class, students will also need to log on weekly to their virtual portion to complete assignments including listening reflections, a practice journal, introduction to the instruments of the band and orchestra, a final portfolio project, and more.
YearAnyElementaryVirtual
Applied Music - MU3VEV029 ( Virtual )
This course offers a PBL (Place Based Learning) opportunity with one of our individual music vendors, and is a combination of hands on learning, along with a virtual component. In this class, students will be introduced to different instruments, instrument families, music styles, and basic music concepts through hands-on and project based learning. As part of this class, students will also create a final performance that showcases what they have learned throughout the year, both in class and through their own practice. Students will also need to log on weekly to their virtual portion to complete assignments.
YearAnyElementaryVirtual
Music Explorations - MU3VXV041 ( Virtual )
This course is a combination of hands on learning, along with a virtual component. Students will have the opportunity for a weekly Place Based Learning (PBL) with one of our individual vendors. As part of this class, students will also need to log on weekly to their virtual portion to complete assignments including listening reflections, a practice journal, introduction to the instruments of the band and orchestra, a final portfolio project, and more.
YearAnyMiddle/HighVirtual
Applied Music - MU3VXV033 ( Virtual )
This course offers a PBL (Place Based Learning) opportunity with one of our individual music vendors and is a combination of hands on learning, along with a virtual component. In this class, students will be introduced to different instruments, instrument families, music styles, and basic music concepts through hands-on and project based learning. As part of this class, students will also create a final performance that showcases what they have learned throughout the year, both in class and through their own practice. Students will also need to log on weekly to their virtual portion to complete assignments.
YearAnyMiddle/HighVirtual
KCC-1 - XC1CXV007 ( Virtual )
Kellogg Community College - Dual and Early College
1st SemesterAnyMiddle/HighCampus
KVCC-1 - XC1CXV009 ( Virtual )
Kalamazoo Valley Community College - Dual and Early College
1st SemesterAnyMiddle/HighCampus
KCC - XC3CXV001 ( Virtual )
Kellogg Community College - Dual and Early College
YearAnyMiddle/HighCampus
KVCC - XC3CXV000 ( Virtual )
Kalamazoo Valley Community College - Dual and Early College
YearAnyMiddle/HighCampus
Entrepreneurships: It is a mindset! - BU3BHP002 ( Project Based )
Ask most people to define the term “entrepreneur” and they will tell you about someone who starts a business. If you ask them to describe some characteristics of that entrepreneur, they will use terms like “opportunistic,” “leader,” “risk-taker,” and “creative.” This course shows the student that this narrow focus is only partially correct. It takes the view that all of us are entrepreneurs. We all possess the basic instinct to survive and that survival most often involves the application of innovative thinking. Think about the times you needed to make a decision that involved doing something different in your life so that you could adapt to a challenging situation. In the normal course of daily living, we are all faced with these types of choices. When students choose to embark on a path not chartered, they begin to model an entrepreneurial mindset. Being entrepreneurial is essentially about thinking and doing something that we have not done before, in order to achieve a desirable goal or outcome. It is about systematically assessing a situation, designing alternative solutions, testing those alternatives, and eventually choosing a new way — or perhaps a combination of old and new ways — that we hope will lead us to something better.
YearTuesday02:00-04:30HighBedford
Existentialism and Phenomenology - OT2VHV049 ( Virtual )
The class examines two of the great recent movements in philosophy, and will firstly try to remove misconceptions that have arisen regarding the history of these movements, in particular existentialism. To make oneself the being one is to be, the phrase that so often epitomizes existentialism, is not a rejection of ethics, but is instead a supremely ethical endeavor, one that if understood rightly involves standards of behavior. Phenomenology is studied as the original science of life itself, aimed at seeing life in its beautiful, concrete, flowing variety. Life, that is, lived experience, will be allowed to let speak for itself in the manner that it speaks. Meets weekly on Friday from 10:30-noon for live online lecture.
2nd SemesterFriday02:00-03:15HighVirtual
Extreme Project: Exercise Your Power to Learn by Doing Extreme Project - OT2VHP023 ( Project Based )
Extreme Project is an online, hybrid course that encourages you to take control of your learning as you: Pick a topic to study; Perform your own investigation addressing that topic; Design/carry-out your own project, and then; Tell others about that project You will work with an advisor along the way to make sure that you are getting the most out of your effort. The topics you pick to study and the project you choose to perform are entirely of your choosing. Plenty of time is provided in the early part of the semester to explore topic options with your advisor and others. For more information, please contact Doug Woodard, Ph.D. at telephone: 269-275-9816 or email dougwoodard4@gmail.com
2nd SemesterTuesday02:00-04:30HighVirtualicon for more information
KCC-2 - XC2CXV008 ( Virtual )
Kellogg Community College - Dual and Early College
2nd SemesterAnyMiddle/HighCampus
Practical Public Speaking - OT2BXV026 ( Virtual )
Skillful public speaking is a great predictor of success vocationally and relationally. This class will teach the core principles of public speaking as well as prepare students for real situations in life where effective public speaking is needed. Students will learn how to make the following speeches: toast at a reception, personal introduction, award presentation, impromptu, informative, demonstration, persuasive, and others. Students will learn how to organize, outline, and deliver speeches, learning that preparation and experience are the keys to speaking with confidence. Some people are more gifted at public speaking, but everyone is created with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively if properly trained. Students will be graded mainly on the thoroughness of their preparation and their ability to be clear and poised. A speech syllabus will be given to each student for use in class and beyond. The importance of nonverbal communication (eyes, pacing, pauses, facial expression, etc.) will also be emphasized. Specific help will be provided to combat and prevent stage fright. This will be participating class that will reap lifelong benefits. Public Speaking or Debate will run in this slot based on highest enrollment.
2nd SemesterWednesday11:30-12:45Middle/HighBedford
Ballet and Tap - DA3BEP024 ( Project Based )
Introduces ballet vocabulary and technique in a structured yet fun setting. Simple coordination, musicality, rhythm, and concentration will be emphasized. Students are encouraged to explore space and enjoy dancing. Ballet classes will cover the fundamentals of classical ballet technique. The importance of strength, flexibility and memorization will be stressed. Basics of performing will also be worked on. Each class will include barre exercises, center floor work and across-the-floor combinations. The ballet curriculum is based on the French Checcetti method. This class serves as a proper foundation for tap technique. Dancers will be taught simple rhythms, tap terminology, dancing to the beat of the music, and staying together as a group. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. Class will also emphasize developing proper technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun.
YearTuesday12:45-02:00ElementaryBedford
Tinkering - OT2BEP060 ( Project Based )
This is a hands-on class making a project every two weeks. Concepts will be more involved than those in the junior class. For example students may build a trebuchet, or do an electronic''s project. Using Tinker Crates they will explore physics and engineering. Check it out at www.kiwicrate.com Gr. 3rd - 8th
2nd SemesterWednesday09:00-10:15ElementaryBedford
Tinkering - OT2BMP061 ( Project Based )
This is a hands-on class making a project every two weeks. Concepts will be more involved than those in the junior class. For example students may build a trebuchet, or do an electronic's project. Using Tinker Crates they will explore physics and engineering. Check it out at www.kiwicrate.com Gr. 3rd - 8th
2nd SemesterWednesday09:00-10:15MiddleBedford
Debate - OT2BXV000 ( Virtual )
Debate offers an excellent avenue to learn speaking, research, writing, critical thinking, and argumentation. This class takes a highly practical approach. We will not be involved in any formal debate competitions, but we will study and use the public forum method of debate. Public forum debate focuses on developing debaters who can persuade any audience to support a particular position through a series of back and forth speeches that mimic the real world debates on television with pundits and politicians. Students will learn to persuade not only through logic and reason but also through convincing appeals to emotions and ethics. In today's world, a well-planned emotional approach will give logic its most powerful impact. By researching both sides of an issue, students will know how to support their own beliefs in the real world by thoroughly understanding the other side. Debate or Public Speaking will run in this slot based on highest enrollment
2nd SemesterWednesday12:45-02:00Middle/HighBedford
Ballet - DA3BEP002 ( Project Based )
Introduces ballet vocabulary and technique in a structured yet fun setting. Simple coordination, musicality, rhythm, and concentration will be emphasized. Students are encouraged to explore space and enjoy dancing. Ballet classes will cover the fundamentals of classical ballet technique. The importance of strength, flexibility and memorization will be stressed. Basics of performing will also be worked on. Each class will include barre exercises, center floor work and across-the-floor combinations. The ballet curriculum is based on the French Checcetti method.
YearMonday10:15-11:30ElementaryBedford
Cornerstone University-2 - XC2CXV016 ( Virtual )
Cornerstone University - Dual and Early College
2nd SemesterAnyMiddle/HighCampus
GVSU-2 - XC2CXV014 ( Virtual )
Grand Valley State University - Dual and Early College
2nd SemesterAnyMiddle/HighCampus
Other College - XC2CXV020 ( Virtual )
Other College or University - Dual and Early College (check with office to see what other college may be offered)
2nd SemesterAnyMiddle/HighCampus
Introduction to Coding and Designing for the Internet - TE2BXV013 ( Virtual )
For students who want to pursue a web design or other computing career, this class will highlight standardized technologies involved in the process of making one's own webpage for their hobby or home business. This class will begin with a short history of the internet and proceed to more in-depth topics such as open source technology, online brand management and virtual communities. Skills taught will include: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, font management and the interconnected computer skills required to manage files and brand identity across multiple operating systems. Each student will work on his or her own webpage. The class will develop a collective project in order to build cooperative work skills and better understand the concept of (collaboration) peer-to-peer. Webhosting and software will be provided.
2nd SemesterMonday02:00-03:15Middle/HighBedford
Introduction to Coding and Designing for the Internet - TE2RXV014 ( Virtual )
For students who want to pursue a web design or other computing career, this class will highlight standardized technologies involved in the process of making one's own webpage for their hobby or home business. This class will begin with a short history of the internet and proceed to more in-depth topics such as open source technology, online brand management and virtual communities. Skills taught will include: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, font management and the interconnected computer skills required to manage files and brand identity across multiple operating systems. Each student will work on his or her own webpage. The class will develop a collective project in order to build cooperative work skills and better understand the concept of (collaboration) peer-to-peer. Webhosting and software will be provided.
2nd SemesterThursday02:20-03:30Middle/HighRichland
Tinkering Junior - OT2BEP059 ( Project Based )
This class will have a series of hands-on projects for the kids to create. The first week we will introduce the concept and discuss it briefly to be in class. It might be Palese, yours, or inclined planes for example. Using Kiwi Crates we will do hands-on projects to explore art, science, and engineering. The materials and instructions to create and tinker are provided in each crate. Check it out at www.kiwicrate.com Grades K-3
2nd SemesterThursday02:00-03:15ElementaryBedford
Minecraft Communities - TE2BEP017 ( Project Based )
Minecraft Communities (Project Based) In this single semester class we will use MinecraftEdu to create 4 different communities: a Medieval village, an American Pioneer settlement, a 21st Century town, and a futuristic outpost. Students will be required to document their progress as they establish goals, construct the colony, and role play a job that will help make the community sustainable. The goal of this class is to produce high quality Minecraft worlds that can be uploaded for other schools to use via the MinecraftEdu website. Requirements: students must be fluent readers and have basic keyboarding skills. Previous experience with Minecraft is not required. Assignments will be modified to match student''s reading/writing skill levels (i.e. beginner, intermediate, advanced) and will be graded. An overall grade of 75% (including class participation and written assignments) will be required to pass this class. MinecraftEdu computers will be provided by the school. Private Minecraft accounts will not be accessible.
2nd SemesterFriday11:30-12:45ElementaryBedford
Minecraft Communities - TE2BMP018 ( Project Based )
Minecraft Communities (Project Based) In this single semester class we will use MinecraftEdu to create 4 different communities: a Medieval village, an American Pioneer settlement, a 21st Century town, and a futuristic outpost. Students will be required to document their progress as they establish goals, construct the colony, and role play a job that will help make the community sustainable. The goal of this class is to produce high quality Minecraft worlds that can be uploaded for other schools to use via the MinecraftEdu website. Requirements: students must be fluent readers and have basic keyboarding skills. Previous experience with Minecraft is not required. Assignments will be modified to match student''s reading/writing skill levels (i.e. beginner, intermediate, advanced) and will be graded. An overall grade of 75% (including class participation and written assignments) will be required to pass this class. MinecraftEdu computers will be provided by the school. Private Minecraft accounts will not be accessible.
2nd SemesterFriday11:30-12:45MiddleBedford
Welcome to M Cubed - OT2BXP058 ( Project Based )
This class will be an exciting project based study of learning to put Sign Language and Music together. This is a performance class where students will be able to pick their favorite artists such as Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, music from the Motion Picture Pitch Perfect etcetera, and learn the Art of Translating which is a form of Sign Language used when Signing to Music The students will pick songs they would like to perform and we will work together throughout the semester going in depth taking the Music''s English Lyrics and studying the literal meaning of those lyrics to translate them into Sign Language. Once students are comfortable with their ability to use Sign Language and mouth English to their songs simultaneously, they are free to add routines, costumes and so on to their individual acts or group performances.
2nd SemesterMonday12:45-02:00Middle/HighBedford
Band - Any Other Public School - OT2FXV030 ( Virtual )
Band Program at another public school
2nd SemesterAnyMiddle/HighOff Site
GL Elementary - XL3REV002 ( Virtual )
Seated Class at Gull Lake Community Schools
YearAnyElementaryRichland
Intro to French - LA2BEV021 ( Virtual )
Grades K-5 This is a highly interactive French language and culture class.We will be learning different French words centered around various themes like weather, numbers, animals, and colors. We will also learn about French culture.
2nd SemesterThursday02:00-03:15ElementaryBedford
Artist Studio - Art Think - VA3FXP042 ( Project Based )
Fostering creative thinking through artistic exploration of the Creative Process (LOOKING, THINKING, and DOING) Design Street’s professional Artist Instructors and Trained Art Educators will teach students how to “think” like an ARTIST through a series of Art projects and Design challenges. Inspiration from Art History, Literature, Science, Nature, and Culture with stimulation ideas and concepts. ART is the sociological record of Man’s interactions with his environment. Training students to become critical thinkers through the development of observational skills, conceptual focus, and artistic versatility allows them to become more effective communicators. The Design Street Studio is a fun and relaxed environment conducive to building “Creative Confidence” through art production. Each Design Street Artist Instructor brings their own unique skills and perspective to this program while sharing knowledge and personal experiences from their journey as an ARTIST. ALL MATERIALS, SUPPLIES, and EQUIPMENT is furnished by the studio (*EXCEPTION- Photography. Students must bring a digital camera) in a safe and appropriate setting. Wednesday 1:00-3:00 at Design Street Artist Studio
YearWednesdayMiddle/HighOff Site
Design for Print and Web - TE2RXV008 ( Virtual )
Using Adobe® Photoshop for Printing and Internet Students will use computers provided by the school to design materials for both print and the web. Technical requirements such as Print vs. Screen resolution or Color Mode will be taught alongside concepts like Layers, Filters, Masking and Selections. We will also cover tools such as Clone, Smudge, and Gradient. With these things combined, the student will be guided in designing things such as postcards, stickers, web banners, online graphics, or anything else requested. Students will learn how to efficiently navigate Photoshop by using keyboard shortcuts. They will also learn how to look at marketing or advertising material and be able to dissect it into the process the original designer or creator used. The subject nature of the work is to be the choice of the student (with the approval of the instructor), and can be of an artistic or professional approach. Access to a digital camera and/or scanner is preferred. Students are advised to print their own work throughout the school year. At the end of the year the instructor will aggregate the class’s work into a book for printing and sharing.
2nd SemesterTuesday02:20-03:30Middle/HighRichland
Mad About Science - 2 - SC2BEV072 ( Virtual )
Using Scientific Method to Design Solutions This class is to orient the young student to think in ways that solve challenges scientifically. Student will work on a new project in class each week. Each project will highlight a scientific principle which directly relates to the hands on activity. Concepts will be reinforced with the direct hands on experiments conducted during class time. This class is supplemental to a core curriculum.
2nd SemesterThursday02:00-03:15ElementaryBedford
Mock Court - OT3BXP036 ( Project Based )
Class will study the legal system and interpretation of legal principles as applied to offenses as civil or criminal, felony or misdemeanor. Activities will be focused on comparing and contrasting trial events, writing a verdict, understanding trail process. Student role play in mock trials will explore opening and closing statements, selecting and questioning witnesses, and gathering exhibits of evidence.Goal is to help students develop skills in critical thinking, abstract thinking, organization, research, public speaking, and teamwork.
YearMonday09:00-10:15Middle/HighBedford
Practical Public Speaking - OT2RXV006 ( Virtual )
Skillful public speaking is a great predictor of success vocationally and relationally. This class will teach the core principles of public speaking as well as prepare students for real situations in life where effective public speaking is needed. Students will learn how to make the following speeches: toast at a reception, personal introduction, award presentation, impromptu, informative, demonstration, persuasive, and others. Students will learn how to organize, outline, and deliver speeches, learning that preparation and experience are the keys to speaking with confidence. Some people are more gifted at public speaking, but everyone is created with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively if properly trained. Students will be graded mainly on the thoroughness of their preparation and their ability to be clear and poised. A speech syllabus will be given to each student for use in class and beyond. The importance of nonverbal communication (eyes, pacing, pauses, facial expression, etc.) will also be emphasized. Specific help will be provided to combat and prevent stage fright. This will be participating class that will reap lifelong benefits. Public Speaking or Debate will run in this slot based on highest enrollment.
2nd SemesterTuesday02:20-03:30Middle/HighRichland
WMU-2 - XC2CXV012 ( Virtual )
Western Michigan University - Dual and Early College
2nd SemesterAnyMiddle/HighCampus
Artist Studio 3rd-5th - VA1BEP002 ( Project Based )
Students will explore various art projects. They will have opportunities to create and have fun while learning skills necessary to recreate master pieces at home. While also learning the proper skills to handle/use, clean-up art materials. Each week students will explore a different project. They will also learn the proper way to handle/use, clean-up art materials. This is a 1 semester class. Students should only sign up 1/year.
1st SemesterMonday09:00-10:15ElementaryBedford
EFE - Education for Employment - OT3BHV007 ( Virtual )
Education For Employment This class runs longer than one hour. Please register for EFE and EFE-2.
YearAnyHighBedford
Fairy Gardens - VA2BEP041 ( Project Based )
Grades 3-5 In this Art Studio we will explore the mythical Fairy worlds. Topics of discussion will be mythology, architecture, building and construction, pottery, design, city planning, art from found objects, polymer clay, map skills, with options of exploring creative topics of student interest. This class is a 1 semester class. Students should only sign up for 1 semester.
2nd SemesterFriday09:00-10:15ElementaryBedford
Intro to Citizenship - SS3BEV007 ( Virtual )
Grades K-3 The goal is to reinforce those social and emotional skills which are so critical to children’s development. This class requires no reading and will be at a early level for literacy and math because not all of our students are ready for more than that. Topics like leadership (yes, they can be leaders!), sharing, fears, not giving up, being kind, being honest, and showing compassion are some of the topics they will learn. Appreciating ethnic and racial diversity is another key area. Another area of diversity is the appreciation of the disabled and the elderly. Many times young children are scared of different kinds of people and of the unknown. This is tragic and easily avoided with the right input. This class includes lots of hands on and physical experiences with the theme of the day, whether it's being wheeled around in a wheelchair and prohibiting the use of one's arm for activities in order to show how a physically disabled person feels or what they might have to do differently, or it may be that we make letters from play doh and work on saying our numbers so we can earn the chance to shoot some hoops. Literacy and number exercises will be made more challenging for older and/or more capable children.
YearThursday12:45-02:00ElementaryBedford
Introduction to Philosophy - OT2VHV057 ( Virtual )
This course, though it studies philosophy as the original science of life, does not engage in disconnected, abstract theorizing; rather, it seeks to understand in a concrete way life as it is really lived, to understand in a concrete way the limits of life, and to understand how philosophy can be used to return to life, the experience of which is thereby enriched. Such entails going to what is not in itself scientific, the characteristics that are universal to all life as lived experience, to trespass the limits of reason in favor of the affectivity of the heart. Students will meet through a live streaming internet connection each week on Tuesday afternoon from 2:00-3:15 and complete additional online assignments. Grades 9th-12th, Internet access, and microphone required.
2nd SemesterAnyOn:in-:HighVirtual
Math, Nature and Art I - VA3BXV018 ( Virtual )
This class will take learning about math and nature to a deep level through the careful and focused observation and attention of art making. Students will be using a wide variety of art making materials to make art inspired by the math and nature topics explored. Class will cover in-depth explorations of history of math and mathematicians. We will be making art both from direct observation, as well as from our imaginations. Student-directed teacher-facilitated in-depth explorations will be incorporated. This class will take full advantage of outdoor learning through exploration on site at the Bedford school/Richland Community Center. Both shy and outgoing students will enjoy this sometimes messy, never too serious, fun class. Topics and projects may be explored over several weeks and may include writing as well. Art materials used throughout the year will likely include clay, pencil, chalk and oil pastel, paint and ink. No previous experience required.
YearFriday09:00-10:15Middle/HighBedford
EFA - Education for Arts - OT3BHV009 ( Virtual )
Education For the Arts
YearAnyHighBedford
EFE - Education for Employment - OT2FXS055
Education For Employment This class runs longer than one hour. Please register for EFE and EFE-2.
2nd SemesterAny00:00-00:00Middle/HighOff Site
Artist Studio 3rd-5th - VA2BEP001 ( Project Based )
Students will explore various art projects. They will have opportunities to create and have fun while learning skills necessary to recreate master pieces at home. While also learning the proper skills to handle/use, clean-up art materials. Each week students will explore a different project. They will also learn the proper way to handle/use, clean-up art materials. This is a 1 semester class. Students should only sign up 1/year.
2nd SemesterMonday09:00-10:15ElementaryBedford
Beyond Mini Beasts - SC3BEP068 ( Project Based )
Beyond MiniBeasts will get up close and personal with our small friends. Let's catch some, hatch some, and make mega-large models of some! This class will utilize art, role play, scientific inquiry, and building displays to dig deeper into the world of the small. Through student directed research and observation the class will compare and contrast various insects and other miniature creatures. We will examine the effects mini-beasts have on our environment to weigh-in on public opinion and regulation. Students will meet community members with a passion for these fascinating creatures and explore related hobbies and careers.
YearMonday12:45-02:00ElementaryBedford
Beyond Mini Beasts - SC3BMP069 ( Project Based )
Beyond MiniBeasts will get up close and personal with our small friends. Let's catch some, hatch some, and make mega-large models of some! This class will utilize art, role play, scientific inquiry, and building displays to dig deeper into the world of the small. Through student directed research and observation the class will compare and contrast various insects and other miniature creatures. We will examine the effects mini-beasts have on our environment to weigh-in on public opinion and regulation. Students will meet community members with a passion for these fascinating creatures and explore related hobbies and careers.
YearMonday12:45-02:00MiddleBedford
Beyond MiniBeasts - SC3BMP003 ( Project Based )
Beyond MiniBeasts will get up close and personal with our small friends. Let's catch some, hatch some, and make mega-large models of some! This class will utilize art, role play, scientific inquiry, and building displays to dig deeper into the world of the small. Through student directed research and observation the class will compare and contrast various insects and other miniature creatures. We will examine the effects mini-beasts have on our environment to weigh-in on public opinion and regulation. Students will meet community members with a passion for these fascinating creatures and explore related hobbies and careers.
YearTuesday12:45-02:00MiddleBedford
Beyond Minibeasts - SC3BEP048 ( Project Based )
Grades 4-5 Beyond MiniBeasts will get up close and personal with our small friends. Let's catch some, hatch some, and make mega-large models of some! This class will utilize art, role play, scientific inquiry, and building displays to dig deeper into the world of the small. Through student directed research and observation the class will compare and contrast various insects and other miniature creatures. We will examine the effects mini-beasts have on our environment to weigh-in on public opinion and regulation. Students will meet community members with a passion for these fascinating creatures and explore related hobbies and careers.
YearTuesday12:45-02:00ElementaryBedford
Economics Through Literature - BU3BMP007 ( Project Based )
This class will present real world economics through fictional characters to engage students in memorable way. Course will review fundamental economic concepts and explore importance of and distinguish between consumer good and capital goods; natural, human, and capital resources; capital resources and financial capital; tax revenue, societal values, and infrastructure; imports and exports; free market vs. governmental determination; and marketing force, incentives, messaging. Additionally class will explore brands, labels, discounts, warranty, stock market, real estate, and introduction to comparisons of local, regional, and world economies. Class will involve stories, role play, discussions, activities, student investigations, and showcase immersive economic environments.
YearWednesday09:00-10:15MiddleBedford
Economics Through Literature - BU3BEP010 ( Project Based )
This class will present real world economics through fictional characters to engage students in memorable way. Course will review fundamental economic concepts and explore importance of and distinguish between consumer good and capital goods; natural, human, and capital resources; capital resources and financial capital; tax revenue, societal values, and infrastructure; imports and exports; free market vs. governmental determination; and marketing force, incentives, messaging. Additionally class will explore brands, labels, discounts, warranty, stock market, real estate, and introduction to comparisons of local, regional, and world economies. Class will involve stories, role play, discussions, activities, student investigations, and showcase immersive economic environments. Grade 3rd-5th
YearWednesday02:00-03:15ElementaryBedford
Economics Through Literature - BU3BEP001 ( Project Based )
Grades 3-5 This class will present real world economics through fictional characters to engage students in memorable way. Course will review fundamental economic concepts and explore importance of and distinguish between consumer good and capital goods; natural, human, and capital resources; capital resources and financial capital; tax revenue, societal values, and infrastructure; imports and exports; free market vs. governmental determination; and marketing force, incentives, messaging. Additionally class will explore brands, labels, discounts, warranty, stock market, real estate, and introduction to comparisons of local, regional, and world economies. Class will involve stories, role play, discussions, activities, student investigations, and showcase immersive economic environments.
YearWednesday09:00-10:15ElementaryBedford
Engineering and Technology - TE3BXP011 ( Project Based )
This class is a survey of technology and engineering in geography. This class combines GIS mapping technology, apps, and hands-on investigations in engineering to investigate questions about the world around us. Students will explore what goes into making roads, bridges, tunnels, dams, railways, and various buildings. Course will also include overview of mechanical engineering, Gold Ruberg contest and virtual reality technology.
YearTuesday02:00-03:15Middle/HighBedford
More Mini Beasts - SC3BXP049 ( Project Based )
This class will facilitate a more serious study of insects and other beastly creatures such as spiders, worms, and crustaceans, in part through expanded opportunities to explore various habitats surrounding the school, collecting and examining land and aquatic insects. Students will investigate impact of insects on farm livestock, pets, crops, and general health, as well as career possibilities in related fields, such as entomophagy and forensic insect studies. Student-directed research will examine environmental concerns, civic implications, and international considerations, with the opportunity to weigh-in on public opinion and regulation. Activities will include experiments with live specimens, dissection (virtual or real), as well as group and individual research projects. Pre-Req: This class is appropriate for those students who have basic knowledge of insects or have completed Beyond Mini-beasts.
YearTuesday03:15-04:30Middle/HighBedford
Economics Through Literature - BU3BMP015 ( Project Based )
This class will present real world economics through fictional characters to engage students in memorable way. Course will review fundamental economic concepts and explore importance of and distinguish between consumer good and capital goods; natural, human, and capital resources; capital resources and financial capital; tax revenue, societal values, and infrastructure; imports and exports; free market vs. governmental determination; and marketing force, incentives, messaging. Additionally class will explore brands, labels, discounts, warranty, stock market, real estate, and introduction to comparisons of local, regional, and world economies. Class will involve stories, role play, discussions, activities, student investigations, and showcase immersive economic environments. Grade 6th
YearWednesday02:00-03:15MiddleBedford
Real Life Literacy - EN2RXV003 ( Virtual )
Students will examine the skills of reading, writing and oral presentations outside of the world of books. Topics will include persuasive speech and writing, step by step instructional projects using technology, and various forms of letters. Students will compare formal and informal writing. They will also explore research online, gaining experience in vetting online data and identifying bias in various forms of media. There will be some writing done outside of class.
2nd SemesterMonday03:30-04:30Middle/HighRichland
Artist Studio-Fiber - VA2BXP046 ( Project Based )
Students will focus on fibers; including wool, cotton, and silk. As we learn about different types of fiber, where they come from and how they have traveled with humans through history. We will create many unique pieces of art. Students will receive instruction on felting, spinning of fiber into yarn, weaving, knitting, crocheting, and much more.
2nd SemesterFriday12:45-02:00Middle/HighBedford
GL Middle School - XL3FMS000
Seated Class at Gull Lake Community Schools
YearAnyMiddleOff Site
Math Minds - MT3BEP000 ( Project Based )
Grades K-2 Come join the fun by building, strengthening, and creating with your math skills. This will be a hands-on workshop class using manipulatives and your child's mind. We will be playing math games which can be played with one, in pairs, a group, or the whole class. Enhance your child's counting and mathematical thinking skills with bears, unifix cubes, and so much more.
YearTuesday12:45-02:00ElementaryBedford
Minecraft Explorers - TE3BMP019 ( Project Based )
Grades 4-5 How do the Aruamu people who live in a rainforest dry their clothes? How did the Ancestral Puebloans keep from falling out of their cliff dwellings? Students will explore real life cultures that have lived in extreme environments. They will discover what skills were needed and how society adapted to the living conditions. Then students will use the various biomes in MinecraftEdu* to create their own version of these cultures. Requirements - Students must be able to: use a computer keyboard and mouse to type research papers and play MinecraftEdu* read and write at a 4th grade level or above conduct research online and in class complete assignments both in class and in software *Previous Minecraft experience is not required. Private Minecraft accounts are not allowed in class. This is not a Play Minecraft club.
YearFriday02:00-03:15MiddleBedford
Minecraft Explorers - SS3BEP016 ( Project Based )
Grades 4-5 How do the Aruamu people who live in a rainforest dry their clothes? How did the Ancestral Puebloans keep from falling out of their cliff dwellings? Students will explore real life cultures that have lived in extreme environments. They will discover what skills were needed and how society adapted to the living conditions. Then students will use the various biomes in MinecraftEdu* to create their own version of these cultures. Requirements - Students must be able to: use a computer keyboard and mouse to type research papers and play MinecraftEdu* read and write at a 4th grade level or above conduct research online and in class complete assignments both in class and in software *Previous Minecraft experience is not required. Private Minecraft accounts are not allowed in class. This is not a Play Minecraft club.
YearFriday02:00-03:15ElementaryBedford
Wonder of Words I - LA3BEP015 ( Project Based )
Grades K-2 ABCs will be in motion in various fun ways to help your child learn and remember the alphabet. We will use our minds to master the means of remembering the ABCs and all their parts. We will then take phonics to the future by moving on with their ABCs to blending and making words together as well as learning some special sounds and writing skills.
YearTuesday11:30-12:45ElementaryBedford
Celebrate America - HS3BEV001 ( Virtual )
A celebration of America`s history, geography, heritage and symbols - just perfect for our young Americans! Kids celebrate America and find meaning - in our celebrations and remembrances: Independence Day, Martin Luther King Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, Presidents` Day, and Flag Day; in our diversity and in our history: Native Americans, the Revolutionary War, Early Settlers, the Westward Movement, the Civil War, the Industrial Revolution, the and Civil Rights Movement; and in our values and our cherished freedoms: Democracy, Freedom of Speech, Religion and the Press, Right to Vote and Equal Rights and Opportunities for All Citizens. Class will explore meaning in our monuments, geography, and symbols of our country`s values: Niagara Falls, Golden Gate Bridge, Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore, American Flag, American Bald Eagle, Liberty Bell, Statue of Liberty, and White House. We will encounter the powerful words that give our lives meaning: Pledge of Allegiance, Bill of Rights, I Have a Dream, Ask what you can do for your country, Declaration of Independence, Constitution.
YearWednesday02:00-03:15ElementaryBedford
Childrens Choir - MU3BMV024 ( Virtual )
Students will learn to sing together as a choir, male and female voices. They will learn about the vocal instrument and voice types. Objectives are to begin to read music on the musical staff as a class, and to be able to sight sing simple melodies, rhythms, and harmonies. Students should be able to sing in two-part by the end of the year. Students will get age appropriate exposure to choral music, both classical and contemporary.
YearTuesday11:30-12:45MiddleBedford
Cultures Around the World - SS3BEV018 ( Virtual )
Visit the seven continents with engaging craft and cooking activities! Each week we will visit a different country, meet a child from that country and learn about the culture using books, websites, crafts and cooking! We will learn where chocolate chip cookies came from, what children in Jamaica eat for breakfast and how to make baklava. We'll make our own Chinese fan, giant Sequoia tree and Eiffel Tower! Students will create a passport that is stamped when we visit each country. This class is designed for children in grades 1-5 to expand the appreciation of other cultures around the world, while practicing literacy, crafts, cooking, map reading and geography. Some countries we visit include: Jamaica, France, China, Ethiopia, Great Britain, India, Thailand, Mexico and more! Some of the books we will use for crafts and recipes are: Around the World Art and Activities, Kids Around the World Cook!, Kids Around the World Create! and Children Just Like Me. Students will explore the world's cultures and people through food, picture books and other hands-on activities.
YearMonday02:00-03:15ElementaryBedford
Economics Through Picture Books - BU3BEP006 ( Project Based )
Grades 1-3 Students will have opportunity to relate to characters in stories, which brings home the practical economic concepts in a memorable way! Using stories, role play, discussion, and activities, course will explore bartering, money, goods, services, wants, needs, supply, demand, resources, producers, consumers, price, profit, and savings. Goal is to shape attitudes toward business and economics naturally from early exposure to concepts.
YearTuesday11:30-12:45ElementaryBedford
Fiddle and Folk - MU3BXV002 ( Virtual )
Students will learn traditional fiddling, drawing on Celtic and North American fiddling styles. Reels, jigs, waltzes, polkas and other dance forms will be taught. Diatonic music theory will also be taught. Other folk styles, as well as bluegrass, blues and swing, will be introduced. Students will be expected to perform for folk dances and recitals. Class is open to string players (orchestral and fretted), piano, and woodwind players; who have more than one year of experience on their instruments.
YearFriday11:30-12:45Middle/HighBedford
Folk Dancing - DA3BXP007 ( Project Based )
This class will learn square and circle dances and play parties from the American folk dance tradition, as well as a few international dances. This year, we will build our repertoire with more dances in our favorite styles and include some new styles such as Contra, , waltzing and more! Students will learn and practice timing, rhythm, and dance etiquette, plus gain familiarity with different styles of music. These lessons provide a healthy amount of physical activity, yet are very fun and relaxed. Boys and girls both have a great time. Students will have a chance to demonstrate their skills to each other and to parents when they help organize community dances at the end of the year.
YearFriday09:00-10:15Middle/HighBedford
Folk Dancing 3rd-5th Grade - DA3BEP014 ( Project Based )
This class will learn square and circle dances and play parties from the American folk dance tradition, as well as a few international dances. This year, we will build our repertoire with more dances in our favorite styles and include some new styles such as Contra, , waltzing and more! Students will learn and practice timing, rhythm, and dance etiquette, plus gain familiarity with different styles of music. These lessons provide a healthy amount of physical activity, yet are very fun and relaxed. Boys and girls both have a great time. Students will have a chance to demonstrate their skills to each other and to parents when they help organize community dances at the end of the year. Grades 3rd-5th
YearFriday09:00-10:15ElementaryBedford
Great Books - LI3BXV006 ( Virtual )
This class will study in depth three classic novels. We will study the life and times of the authors and the significance of their works. We will find lessons we can learn from the characters in the books and the choices they make. We will discuss and learn to appreciate how literary techniques are used in each of the books we study. Each student will receive a study guide for each book we read as well as a syllabus of literary terms. We will identify and learn literary terms such as allusion, flashback, foreshadowing irony, local color, symbolism, hyperbole, mood, tone, theme, plot, satire, and others. The students will all benefit from the discussion with each other, and they will become confident in their own analysis of the works! This is one of the best preparations for college and for standardized tests like the PSAT, and SAT. If you want your student to become friends with classic works of literature and renowned authors and have his/her appetite whetted for reading great works of literature, then this is the class for you! Students should be proficient readers.
YearWednesday02:00-03:15Middle/HighBedford
Mastering Disaster - OT3BXP039 ( Project Based )
Students will study natural disasters, extreme weather, man-made hazards and skills necessary to survive such events. Goal of course is to become aware of what to do before, during, and after situations specific to our region or worldwide, including importance of safety gear. Understanding the science behind each hazard will provide students enough information to prioritize choices and respond to variables. Class will build student notebooks and utilize lecture/discussions, role play, games, and projects that focus on individual and family safety, and first aid. Emphasis will be on understanding weather advisories/watches/warnings, and learning about various forms of electronic alert communication, and making concise compelling arguments. This course recommended either concurrently or prior to Basic Training Course.
YearThursday09:00-10:15Middle/HighBedford
Mastering Disasters - OT3BEP032 ( Project Based )
Grades 4-5 Students will study natural disasters, extreme weather, man-made hazards and skills necessary to survive such events. Goal of course is to become aware of what to do before, during, and after situations specific to our region or worldwide, including importance of safety gear. Understanding the science behind each hazard will provide students enough information to prioritize choices and respond to variables. Class will build student notebooks and utilize lecture/discussions, role play, games, and projects that focus on individual and family safety, and first aid. Emphasis will be on understanding weather advisories/watches/warnings, and learning about various forms of electronic alert communication, and making concise compelling arguments. This course recommended either concurrently or prior to Basic Training Course.
YearWednesday11:30-12:45ElementaryBedford
Mastering Disasters - OT3BMP038 ( Project Based )
Students will study natural disasters, extreme weather, man-made hazards and skills necessary to survive such events. Goal of course is to become aware of what to do before, during, and after situations specific to our region or worldwide, including importance of safety gear. Understanding the science behind each hazard will provide students enough information to prioritize choices and respond to variables. Class will build student notebooks and utilize lecture/discussions, role play, games, and projects that focus on individual and family safety, and first aid. Emphasis will be on understanding weather advisories/watches/warnings, and learning about various forms of electronic alert communication, and making concise compelling arguments. This course recommended either concurrently or prior to Basic Training Course.
YearWednesday11:30-12:45MiddleBedford
Middlebury Languages - LA2VXV028 ( Virtual )
This class with use both the virtual component of the Middlebury Language software and a face to face meeting opportunity. Once a week, the teacher will be available to meet with students in person to discuss material and class progress.
2nd SemesterAnyOn:in-:Middle/HighVirtual
Rosetta Stone - VT3VEV000 ( Virtual )
Interactive Software Our latest award winning version teaches you to speak, read, write, and think in the language of your choice Live Online Lessons, Practice sessions led by native-speaking tutors. Games and Community, language-enhancing games move you towards real-world proficiency. At home on your PC or MAC Access from any web-enabled MAC or PC, in any browser. Rcommended 3rd-5th grade.
YearAnyElementaryVirtual
Shakespeare - LI3RXV004 ( Virtual )
Studying the works of Shakespeare and a brief exploration into the history of Elizabethan England and Theater. During this course we will read and perform in class excerpts from some of Shakespeare's greatest works. We will watch film clips and compare different adaptations of Shakespeare's works brought to life by film... and create some of our own videos. And we will look at some of the funny language of Shakespeare and how it is still influences our modern English language today. The final semester we will pick one of Shakespeare's plays to study for an in depth look at Shakespearean language and story structure. This class will include a field trip to see a live production of the play we study with a talk back discussion with the actors and director. We will end the class with our own presentation of a live performance and video clips of scenes we studied in class.
YearTuesday03:30-04:30Middle/HighRichland
Shakespeare - LI3BXV023 ( Virtual )
Studying the works of Shakespeare and a brief exploration into the history of Elizabethan England and Theater. During this course we will read and perform in class excerpts from some of Shakespeare's greatest works. We will watch film clips and compare different adaptations of Shakespeare's works brought to life by film... and create some of our own videos. And we will look at some of the funny language of Shakespeare and how it is still influences our modern English language today. The final semester we will pick one of Shakespeare's plays to study for an in depth look at Shakespearean language and story structure. This class will include a field trip to see a live production of the play we study with a talk back discussion with the actors and director. We will end the class with our own presentation of a live performance and video clips of scenes we studied in class.
YearWednesday03:15-04:30Middle/HighBedford
Artist Studio - 6th-8th - VA3VXV045 ( Virtual )
Students will explore various art projects. They will have opportunities to create and have fun while learning skills necessary to recreate master pieces at home.
YearAny00:00-00:00Middle/HighVirtual
Basic Training... In Disaster Response - SC3BXP002 ( Project Based )
Basic Training in Disaster Response will teach skills for survival after an extreme weather event or manmade/technological disaster. The course provides hands-on training in the use of a fire extinguisher, basic first aid, triage, and light search and rescue. Units explore the importance of food, water, first aid, and shelter, as well as improvising for at least 72 hours. Table-top scenarios or role-playing will be part of most class sessions. This class offers an introduction to personal safety, and preparedness. Professionals from the Emergency Response fields will visit our class, providing an opportunity for career exploration. Our students can explore the possibility of forming their own emergency response service club.Qualified older youth will be invited to join an area CERT Team. Goals include: Students should improve observation skills and decision making skills as related to emergencies and safety. Students will practice practical emergency skills to offer assistance while waiting for help. Pre-req: Mastering Disasters should be taken the year before or at the same time as Basic Training.
YearThursday10:15-11:30Middle/HighBedfordicon for more information
Career Start-up - OT2BHV017 ( Virtual )
Career Start-Up is an online course that will assist you in thinking about the life you want to lead-now and in the future-and how work will help you reach your goals. You will learn how to describe the life you want based on your values and individual preferences, what you want in a dream job, and how to use that information to identify the training, education and jobs that will enable you to get the experience and skills you need to qualify for that dream job (Cristen and Boles, What Color is Your Parachute for Teens, 2010). In this course, you will create your own career portfolio using the Career Cruising online software; carry-out an informational interview with someone who is already working in the career of your interest; practice your job interview skills by participating in a mock interview, develop your own personal commercial, and learn about financial choices that may affect your future.
2nd SemesterTuesday02:00-04:30HighBedford
Childrens Choir - MU3BEV023 ( Virtual )
Students will learn to sing together as a choir, male and female voices. They will learn about the vocal instrument and voice types. Objectives are to begin to read music on the musical staff as a class, and to be able to sight sing simple melodies, rhythms, and harmonies. Students should be able to sing in two-part by the end of the year. Students will get age appropriate exposure to choral music, both classical and contemporary.
YearTuesday11:30-12:45ElementaryBedford
GRCC - XC2FHS021
Grand Rapids Community College - Dual Enrollment and Early College
2nd SemesterAny00:00-00:00HighOff Site
Great Books - LI3RXV005 ( Virtual )
This class will study in depth three classic novels. We will study the life and times of the authors and the significance of their works. We will find lessons we can learn from the characters in the books and the choices they make. We will discuss and learn to appreciate how literary techniques are used in each of the books we study. Each student will receive a study guide for each book we read as well as a syllabus of literary terms. We will identify and learn literary terms such as allusion, flashback, foreshadowing irony, local color, symbolism, hyperbole, mood, tone, theme, plot, satire, and others. The students will all benefit from the discussion with each other, and they will become confident in their own analysis of the works! This is one of the best preparations for college and for standardized tests like the PSAT, and SAT. If you want your student to become friends with classic works of literature and renowned authors and have his/her appetite whetted for reading great works of literature, then this is the class for you! Students should be proficient readers.
YearTuesday12:00-01:10Middle/HighRichland
Anatomy of Movement - Gymnastics - PE3VXV015 ( Virtual )
This full year virtual course will examine how anatomy plays a role in specific sports. Students will relate lesson content to the labs offered by community resources. The content will focus on rules, sports etiquette, loco-motor skills, anatomy, physiology, setting goals, and wellness. Students will share their own comparisons and conclusions of body movement in simulated sports and actual sports performance. Students have the opportunity to dive deeper into a specific sport rather than focus on a variety of sports. Students will need to make two way, reciprocal contact with the certified P.E. instructor on a weekly basis. Students will also be required to complete virtual lessons. Use your place based experiential lab to enhance and bring relevance to the Virtual Anatomy of Movement class. Your virtual learning instructor will assist you in choosing age appropriate tools and methods to make your learning visible. Each participant will have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills at the lab location in May. This course is required for any Middle/High school students who wish to take the following Community Partner Place Based Learning Opportunities (PBL). THIS VIRTUAL COMPONENT MUST BE COMPLETED
YearAny00:00-00:00Middle/HighVirtual
Boxcar Children - LI3REV002 ( Virtual )
Climb Aboard! Experience the Adventures of four orphaned children, Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny. In this class we will follow along on their adventure as they learn many lessons and experience life in many ways. Some may even surprise you! As we read together these adventures we will develop comprehension strategies that include predicting, summarizing, sequencing, making connections, characterization, retelling, main idea/supporting details, fact/opinion, picture walk, cause/effect and more. Word and vocabulary work consist of parts of speech, suffixes, prefixes, possessive nouns, synonyms, antonyms, context clues, connections, definitions and illustrations. Also included are a journaling activity, Character Wheel, Mystery Story Map, and a Red Herring activity. A wide assortment of graphic organizers for vocabulary work and comprehension strategies is included. We will bring the story to life by creating our own boxcar, making fresh bread, enjoying blueberries and milk, creating handmade bears like the girls made for Benny, learn fire safety, and much more as we discover all of the great adventures of The Boxcar Children! We will end the class with our own presentation of a live performance and video clips of scenes we studied in class. 12:00 - 1:10 at Richland
YearTuesday12:00-01:10ElementaryRichland
Calvert Virtual Curriculum - VT3VEV008 ( Virtual )
An integrated blended teaching solution that is proven, time-tested and ready. Calvert’s blended teaching approach synthesizes traditional teaching methods with advancing technology, accommodating a variety of flexible learning styles rather than enforcing a rigid, one-dimensional approach. With Calvert, teachers have all the tools needed to accommodate diverse student skill levels, as well as manage the needs and requirements to stay on top of student performance and lesson planning. All the tools and support to address this new and bright world of education have been considered in our approach. Proven curriculum. High performance for students. Everything teachers need to teach. All the things Administrators need to manage effectively. Exceptional Curriculum Calvert’s curriculum is proven, time-tested, and well-renowned as the finest online curriculum available today. Those familiar with the Calvert pedagogy loyally refer to it in three words… Learn, Use, Teach. Our pedagogy employs an inquiry-based method of learning, enabling student to absorb subject matter and apply knowledge in vibrant, expressive ways. In sharing their own knowledge and techniques with their peers, individual students collaborate in a bright, open world of learning with endless possibilities.
YearAny00:00-00:00ElementaryVirtual
Calvert Virtual Curriculum - VT3VXV009 ( Virtual )
An integrated blended teaching solution that is proven, time-tested and ready. Calvert’s blended teaching approach synthesizes traditional teaching methods with advancing technology, accommodating a variety of flexible learning styles rather than enforcing a rigid, one-dimensional approach. With Calvert, teachers have all the tools needed to accommodate diverse student skill levels, as well as manage the needs and requirements to stay on top of student performance and lesson planning. All the tools and support to address this new and bright world of education have been considered in our approach. Proven curriculum. High performance for students. Everything teachers need to teach. All the things Administrators need to manage effectively. Exceptional Curriculum Calvert’s curriculum is proven, time-tested, and well-renowned as the finest online curriculum available today. Those familiar with the Calvert pedagogy loyally refer to it in three words… Learn, Use, Teach. Our pedagogy employs an inquiry-based method of learning, enabling student to absorb subject matter and apply knowledge in vibrant, expressive ways. In sharing their own knowledge and techniques with their peers, individual students collaborate in a bright, open world of learning with endless possibilities.
YearAny00:00-00:00Middle/HighVirtual
Health and Wellness - Gymnastics - PE3VEV025 ( Virtual )
The Health and Wellness through Lifetime Sports class will allow students to use content to prepare and manage themselves to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. The class will cover goal setting, hygiene, nutrition, and the students overall social, physical, and mental well-being. Use your place based experiential lab to enhance and bring relevance to the virtual Health and Wellness class. Your virtual learning instructor will assist you in choosing age appropriate tools and methods to make your learning visible. Each participant will have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills at the lab location in May. You will register for this course according to the experiential learning lab you want to focus on. This course is required for any Middle/High school students who wish to take the following Community Partner (PBL). VIRTUAL COMPONENT MUST BE COMPLETED
YearAnyElementaryVirtual
Health and Wellness - Martial Arts - PE3VXV037 ( Virtual )
The Health and Wellness through Lifetime Sports class will allow students to use content to prepare and manage themselves to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. The class will cover goal setting, hygiene, nutrition, and the students overall social, physical, and mental well-being. Use your place based experiential lab to enhance and bring relevance to the virtual Health and Wellness class. Your virtual learning instructor will assist you in choosing age appropriate tools and methods to make your learning visible. Each participant will have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills at the lab location in May. You will register for this course according to the experiential learning lab you want to focus on. This course is required for any Middle/High school students who wish to take the following Community Partner (PBL). VIRTUAL COMPONENT MUST BE COMPLETED
YearAny00:00-00:00Middle/HighVirtual
Life Drawing - VA3BXV014 ( Virtual )
Students in this class will be using a variety of materials to create compelling drawings of still lifes, landscapes, plant studies, and the human figure. Emphasis will be placed on critical observation, composition and the use of materials. A survey of art history will be ongoing. Materials will include graphite, charcoal, conte crayon, chalks, oil pastels, ink and watercolor.
YearFriday10:15-11:30Middle/HighBedford
Think Through Math - MT3VEV008 ( Virtual )
Think Through Math’s unique learning system provides the instructional support that meets individual needs, addresses gaps in knowledge, and corrects student misconceptions. The system is designed to build students’ conceptual understanding, flexible strategic thinking, and problem-solving perseverance. This course is supplemental to core curriculum.
YearAny00:00-00:00ElementaryVirtual
Think Through Math - Core - MT3VXV009 ( Virtual )
Think Through Mathematics--Core This class, taught by a Highly Qualified Mathematics teacher, would use Think Through Mathematics to customize a course that would meet the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
YearAny00:00-00:00Middle/HighVirtual
Think Through Math - Core - MT2VEV010 ( Virtual )
Think Through Mathematics--Core This class, taught by a Highly Qualified Mathematics teacher, would use Think Through Mathematics to customize a course that would meet the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
2nd SemesterAnyOn:in-:ElementaryVirtual
You Think, You Create, You’re the Engineer! - SC3BEP051 ( Project Based )
Grades 3-5 Students will prepare for and compete in Odyssey of the Mind challenges and build creative tools. Students will work together as a class to design and engineer robots and devices that are able to bend, turn around, wave, and kick. Students will learn practical engineering and team-building skills.
YearWednesday10:15-11:30ElementaryBedford
Anatomy of Movement - Martial Arts - PE3VEV007 ( Virtual )
This full year virtual course will examine how anatomy plays a role in specific sports. Students will relate lesson content to the labs offered by community resources. The content will focus on rules, sports etiquette, loco-motor skills, anatomy, physiology, setting goals, and wellness. Students will share their own comparisons and conclusions of body movement in simulated sports and actual sports performance. Students have the opportunity to dive deeper into a specific sport rather than focus on a variety of sports. Students will need to make two way, reciprocal contact with the certified P.E. instructor on a weekly basis. Students will also be required to complete virtual lessons. Use your place based experiential lab to enhance and bring relevance to the Virtual Anatomy of Movement class. Your virtual learning instructor will assist you in choosing age appropriate tools and methods to make your learning visible. Each participant will have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills at the lab location in May. This course is required for any Middle/High school students who wish to take the following Community Partner Place Based Learning Opportunities (PBL). THIS VIRTUAL COMPONENT MUST BE COMPLETED
YearAnyElementaryVirtual
Anatomy of Movement - Martial Arts - PE3VXV017 ( Virtual )
This full year virtual course will examine how anatomy plays a role in specific sports. Students will relate lesson content to the labs offered by community resources. The content will focus on rules, sports etiquette, loco-motor skills, anatomy, physiology, setting goals, and wellness. Students will share their own comparisons and conclusions of body movement in simulated sports and actual sports performance. Students have the opportunity to dive deeper into a specific sport rather than focus on a variety of sports. Students will need to make two way, reciprocal contact with the certified P.E. instructor on a weekly basis. Students will also be required to complete virtual lessons. Use your place based experiential lab to enhance and bring relevance to the Virtual Anatomy of Movement class. Your virtual learning instructor will assist you in choosing age appropriate tools and methods to make your learning visible. Each participant will have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills at the lab location in May. This course is required for any Middle/High school students who wish to take the following Community Partner Place Based Learning Opportunities (PBL). THIS VIRTUAL COMPONENT MUST BE COMPLETED
YearAny00:00-00:00Middle/HighVirtual
Cultures Around the World - SS3REV021 ( Virtual )
Visit the seven continents with engaging craft and cooking activities! Each week we will visit a different country, meet a child from that country and learn about the culture using books, websites, crafts and cooking! We will learn where chocolate chip cookies came from, what children in Jamaica eat for breakfast and how to make baklava. We''ll make our own Chinese fan, giant Sequoia tree and Eiffel Tower! Students will create a passport that is stamped when we visit each country. This class is designed for children in grades 1-5 to expand the appreciation of other cultures around the world, while practicing literacy, crafts, cooking, map reading and geography. Some countries we visit include: Jamaica, France, China, Ethiopia, Great Britain, India, Thailand, Mexico and more! Some of the books we will use for crafts and recipes are: Around the World Art and Activities, Kids Around the World Cook!, Kids Around the World Create! and Children Just Like Me. Students will explore the world''s cultures and people through food, picture books and other hands-on activities.
YearTuesday01:10-02:20ElementaryRichland
Debate - OT2RXV025 ( Virtual )
Debate offers an excellent avenue to learn speaking, research, writing, critical thinking, and argumentation. This class takes a highly practical approach. We will not be involved in any formal debate competitions, but we will study and use the public forum method of debate. Public forum debate focuses on developing debaters who can persuade any audience to support a particular position through a series of back and forth speeches that mimic the real world debates on television with pundits and politicians. Students will learn to persuade not only through logic and reason but also through convincing appeals to emotions and ethics. In today's world, a well-planned emotional approach will give logic its most powerful impact. By researching both sides of an issue, students will know how to support their own beliefs in the real world by thoroughly understanding the other side. Debate or Public Speaking will run in this slot based on highest enrollment
2nd SemesterTuesday01:10-02:20Middle/HighRichland
Health and Wellness - Gymnastics - PE3VXV035 ( Virtual )
The Health and Wellness through Lifetime Sports class will allow students to use content to prepare and manage themselves to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. The class will cover goal setting, hygiene, nutrition, and the students overall social, physical, and mental well-being. Use your place based experiential lab to enhance and bring relevance to the virtual Health and Wellness class. Your virtual learning instructor will assist you in choosing age appropriate tools and methods to make your learning visible. Each participant will have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills at the lab location in May. You will register for this course according to the experiential learning lab you want to focus on. This course is required for any Middle/High school students who wish to take the following Community Partner (PBL). VIRTUAL COMPONENT MUST BE COMPLETED
YearAny00:00-00:00Middle/HighVirtual
Math Pentathlon Grades 6-7 - MT3BMP006 ( Project Based )
Grades 6-7 Class Runs 10:15-12:45 Come join in the mathematical fun! Math Pentathlon is a set of interactive problem-solving challenges, for students ages 1st through 7th grades. The games are divided into four Divisions. Division I is for grade 1, Division II is for grades 2 and 3, Division III is for grades 4 and 5, and Division IV is for grades 6 and 7. The games strengthen basic math concepts and skills, and stimulate creative thinking while developing problem-solving skills. Children will experience activities in the areas of spatial, computational and logical reasoning while having fun playing these activities. Children of varying abilities and learning styles are motivated to enjoy math and spend more time learning math skills and concepts through use of these challenges.
YearFriday10:15-11:30MiddleBedford
Time4Writing 3rd-5th - VT3VEV003 ( Virtual )
Time4Writing is an online writing course taught by a Gull Lake certified teacher. The elementary courses are designed to supplement any core language arts program. The curriculum will be delivered virtually to be done in your home with the guidance and assistance of the teacher. The teacher will also be available to meet in person when you are at the Partnership building. Our Partnership teacher will be available to help select your courses, if needed. Prerequisite: ability to read and navigate the computer. Parental help and encouragement are usually appreciated by students for any virtual class.
YearAnyElementaryVirtual
Web Coding - Advanced - TE2BXP020 ( Project Based )
Coding for Design required as a prerequisite. Students will build on previous knowledge base and skillset to modify fully functional websites and their templates. Student will build upon an installation of opensource technology such as a message board, shopping cart, blog, or other database driven website. This class does not involve programming for databases, but instead focuses on how to completely customize the appearance and behaviour of the website.
2nd SemesterAny00:00-00:00Middle/HighBedford
You Think, You Create, You’re the Engineer! - SC3BEP050 ( Project Based )
Grades 1-2 Students will prepare for and compete in Odyssey of the Mind challenges and build creative tools. Students will work together as a class to design and engineer robots and devices that are able to bend, turn around, wave, and kick. Students will learn practical engineering and team-building skills.
YearWednesday09:00-10:15ElementaryBedford
Anatomy of Movement - Gymnastics - PE3VEV005 ( Virtual )
This full year virtual course will examine how anatomy plays a role in specific sports. Students will relate lesson content to the labs offered by community resources. The content will focus on rules, sports etiquette, loco-motor skills, anatomy, physiology, setting goals, and wellness. Students will share their own comparisons and conclusions of body movement in simulated sports and actual sports performance. Students have the opportunity to dive deeper into a specific sport rather than focus on a variety of sports. Students will need to make two way, reciprocal contact with the certified P.E. instructor on a weekly basis. Students will also be required to complete virtual lessons. Use your place based experiential lab to enhance and bring relevance to the Virtual Anatomy of Movement class. Your virtual learning instructor will assist you in choosing age appropriate tools and methods to make your learning visible. Each participant will have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills at the lab location in May. This course is required for any Middle/High school students who wish to take the following Community Partner Place Based Learning Opportunities (PBL). THIS VIRTUAL COMPONENT MUST BE COMPLETED
YearAnyElementaryVirtual
Culture Around the World - SS3REV002 ( Virtual )
Visit the seven continents with engaging craft and cooking activities! Each week we will visit a different country, meet a child from that country and learn about the culture using books, websites, crafts and cooking! We will learn where chocolate chip cookies came from, what children in Jamaica eat for breakfast and how to make baklava. We'll make our own Chinese fan, giant Sequoia tree and Eiffel Tower! Students will create a passport that is stamped when we visit each country. This class is designed for children in grades 1-5 to expand the appreciation of other cultures around the world, while practicing literacy, crafts, cooking, map reading and geography. Some countries we visit include: Jamaica, France, China, Ethiopia, Great Britain, India, Thailand, Mexico and more! Some of the books we will use for crafts and recipes are: Around the World Art and Activities, Kids Around the World Cook!, Kids Around the World Create! and Children Just Like Me. Students will explore the world's cultures and people through food, picture books and other hands-on activities.
YearMonday12:00-01:10ElementaryRichland
Discovering Didactics - DD3VEV001 ( Virtual )
This learning environment is designed to offer, not only age appropriate content, added by individual certified teachers, but also a variety of resources. Our Experiencing Arts and Technology class will be included in this curriculum, Think Through Math, Reading Eggs and more. In addition to the curriculum, we will also offer both a parent and student section that explains the responsibilities of students and families who attend the partnership.
YearAnyElementaryVirtual
EFA - Education for the Arts - OT2FXS063
Education For the Arts
2nd SemesterAny00:00-00:00Middle/HighOff Site
Game Theory: Strategy, Mechanics and Design - TE3BXP006 ( Project Based )
This class will explore how games function and are made through hands-on exploration. We will learn about the mechanics, logic and engineering of different board games, card games, strategy games, and other genres using weekly play-through and discussion. When the class has progressed enough, students will put the knowledge of physiological game theroy to use by creating our own games as a final project.
YearThursday11:30-12:45Middle/HighBedford
Health and Wellness - Martial Arts - PE3VEV027 ( Virtual )
The Health and Wellness through Lifetime Sports class will allow students to use content to prepare and manage themselves to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. The class will cover goal setting, hygiene, nutrition, and the students overall social, physical, and mental well-being. Use your place based experiential lab to enhance and bring relevance to the virtual Health and Wellness class. Your virtual learning instructor will assist you in choosing age appropriate tools and methods to make your learning visible. Each participant will have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills at the lab location in May. You will register for this course according to the experiential learning lab you want to focus on. This course is required for any Middle/High school students who wish to take the following Community Partner (PBL). VIRTUAL COMPONENT MUST BE COMPLETED
YearAnyElementaryVirtual
Mad About Science - 2 - SC1BEV061 ( Virtual )
Using Scientific Method to Design Solutions This class is to orient the young student to think in ways that solve challenges scientifically. Student will work on a new project in class each week. Each project will highlight a scientific principle which directly relates to the hands on activity. Concepts will be reinforced with the direct hands on experiments conducted during class time. This class is supplemental to a core curriculum.
1st SemesterThursday02:00-03:15ElementaryBedford
Magic School Bus Science - SC3BEP012 ( Project Based )
Students will hop on board the Magic School Bus with Ms. Frizzle and gang to get up close and personal with science! Using the Magic School Bus Science kits and the series of books/videos, students will learn details about the world of science and environment around them. Activities planned for the class include art projects, science experiments, and more! Grades 1st-3rd.
YearTuesday09:00-10:15ElementaryBedford
Math Pentathlon Grade K-1 - MT3BEP003 ( Project Based )
Grade K-1 Description: Come join in the mathematical fun! Math Pentathlon is a set of interactive problem-solving challenges, for students ages 1st through 7th grades. The games are divided into four Divisions. Division I is for grade 1, Division II is for grades 2 and 3, Division III is for grades 4 and 5, and Division IV is for grades 6 and 7. The games strengthen basic math concepts and skills, and stimulate creative thinking while developing problem-solving skills. Children will experience activities in the areas of spatial, computational and logical reasoning while having fun playing these activities. Children of varying abilities and learning styles are motivated to enjoy math and spend more time learning math skills and concepts through use of these challenges.
YearFriday09:00-10:15ElementaryBedford
Music Theory - MU3VXV017 ( Virtual )
Hear the sound of academic success with this online music appreciation course from ODYSSEYWARE. This year long elective provides instruction in basic musical elements, traces the evolution of classical music, and gives students a firm foundation for a lifelong appreciation of music. With listening exercises, students will be more in tune to the ways that music is not only enjoyed for pleasure, but will help them better analyze music characteristic that affect what we hear. In tune with the needs of today's students, this comprehensive online elective takes students from hearing music to active listening as journey through the development and growth of classical music throughout history. Students will examine how music not only provides enjoyment, but affects and reflects the world around them. Throughout the course, student will learn effective techniques for listening and responding to music. They will also learn to identify common instruments, to define musical terms, to compare music from different historical periods, and to recognize the effects of music throughout the 20th century. Recommended 7th-12th grade.
YearAnyMiddle/HighVirtualicon for more information
Rosetta Stone - VT3VXV001 ( Virtual )
Interactive Software Our latest award winning version teaches you to speak, read, write, and think in the language of your choice Live Online Lessons, Practice sessions led by native-speaking tutors. Games and Community, language-enhancing games move you towards real-world proficiency. At home on your PC or MAC Access from any web-enabled MAC or PC, in any browser.
YearAnyMiddle/HighVirtual
Shmoop - VT2VXV014 ( Virtual )
Shmoop has been a digital publishing company with a point of view. Our teaching method revolves around the basic idea that learning is tough�so we carry gallons of academic WD-40 to squirt on the tracks whenever we can. And as an added bonus, we're funny. At least we like to think so. Our free Learning Guides, Online Courses, College Readiness Prep, and Test Prep balance a teen-friendly, approachable style with academically rigorous materials to help students understand why they should care. We also give students an honest look into life after high school. Our Careers page is written by real, studly Oil Rig Drillers, Delta Force Captains, and Marine Biologists, while our College 101 section tells students what college might actually look, feel, and smell like. Thousands of schools around the world use Shmoop as part of their curriculum, and the company has also been honored by the Interwebs: three times by the Webby Awards and Scholastic Administrator Magazine (Best in Tech).
2nd SemesterAny00:00-00:00Middle/HighVirtual
Wild and Woolly Adventures in the Outdoors - SC3BEP041 ( Project Based )
Class Runs 12:45-3:15 Students in this class will experience a variety of spaces outside as their classroom. We will also explore the areas around the Spruce Lodge at the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, the forest at the W.K. Kellogg Forest in Augusta, and the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute outside Cloverdale, to name few. Each weekly class will be project based using simple observation equipment and journaling in a nature notebook. Some research, reading, and reporting will also be included in the lessons. The main focus will be to read the land with the eye of a naturalist and the respect of a preservationist.
YearFriday12:45-03:15ElementaryBedford
FULL
Acro/Tumble - DA3BEP000 ( Project Based )
This class offers Acro/Tumbling as well as gymnastics because we recognize the broad range of benefits to children. Not only the obvious exercise and health benefits, but also the development of sensory motor skills and cognitive or multiple intelligence skills that enhance learning and critical thinking skills. Class is similar to floor skills of gymnastics. It is a high energy performing art that focuses on strength, stretch, balance and stunting.
YearMonday09:00-10:15ElementaryBedford
FULL
Acro/Tumble - DA3REP012 ( Project Based )
This class offers Acro/Tumbling as well as gymnastics because we recognize the broad range of benefits to children. Not only the obvious exercise and health benefits, but also the development of sensory motor skills and cognitive or multiple intelligence skills that enhance learning and critical thinking skills. Class is similar to floor skills of gymnastics. It is a high energy performing art that focuses on strength, stretch, balance and stunting.
YearMonday02:20-03:30ElementaryRichland
FULL
American Sign Language Beginner - LA3BEP000 ( Project Based )
Students taking the ASL I class will attain basic-intermediate ASL proficiency. Areas covered will be the alphabet, numbers, finger spelling, personal pronouns, introductions, use of space, ASL sentence types, non-manuals, classifiers, directional verbs, adjectives, 2 - person dialogues, technology, and ASL culture. Great emphasis will be placed on signing in class, so live class attendance is mandatory. Students will get individualized attention during class for sign production and receptive skills (reading the instructors signs). Class: Young Beginners ASL Ages: 1st-5th grade Objectives: - Learn ABCs in sign language and numbers 0-100 - Learn to talk about the weather and holidays in sign language - Learn basic conversations sign language through playing games and class activities - Learn to introduce themselves and their family in ASL, including fingerspelling names - Learn ASL story telling techniques and be able to tell their own stories in ASL
YearMonday10:15-11:30ElementaryBedford
FULL
American Sign Language Beginner - LA3BXP018 ( Project Based )
Objectives:- Learn grammar rules in American Sign Language - Learn to have conversations in ASL without talking (voices off practice) -Learn mapping with correct signs for geographic locations, nationally and globally. - Develop clear understanding of how to use classifiers in ASL - Study fluent ASL users online to enhance visual receptive skills - Study Deaf Culture and social norms - Meet Deaf professionals and interview them about their experiences and education - Begin to explore basic concepts in interpreting (For students looking into college courses, this class is considered prep for taking a foreign language credit in most colleges /universities and could help students prepare for course placement testing at colleges.)
YearMonday09:00-10:15Middle/HighBedford
FULL
American Sign Language Intermediate - LA3BXP001 ( Project Based )
Objectives:- Learn grammar rules in American Sign Language - Learn to have conversations in ASL without talking (voices off practice) - Learn mapping with correct signs for geographic locations, nationally and globally. - Develop clear understanding of how to use classifiers in ASL - Study fluent ASL users online to enhance visual receptive skills - Study Deaf Culture and social norms - Meet Deaf professionals and interview them about their experiences and education - Begin to explore basic concepts in interpreting (For students looking into college courses, this class is considered prep for taking a foreign language credit in most colleges /universities and could help students prepare for course placement testing at colleges.) ASL Beginner and teacher approval required.
YearMonday11:30-12:45Middle/HighBedford
FULL
American Sign Language Intermediate - LA3BEP026 ( Project Based )
Objectives:- Learn grammar rules in American Sign Language - Learn to have conversations in ASL without talking (voices off practice) -Learn mapping with correct signs for geographic locations, nationally and globally. - Develop clear understanding of how to use classifiers in ASL - Study fluent ASL users online to enhance visual receptive skills - Study Deaf Culture and social norms - Meet Deaf professionals and interview them about their experiences and education - Begin to explore basic concepts in interpreting ASL Beginner and Instructor approval required.
YearMonday09:00-10:15ElementaryBedford
FULL
Anatomy of Movement - Archery - PE3VEV004 ( Virtual )
This full year virtual course will examine how anatomy plays a role in specific sports. Students will relate lesson content to the labs offered by community resources. The content will focus on rules, sports etiquette, loco-motor skills, anatomy, physiology, setting goals, and wellness. Students will share their own comparisons and conclusions of body movement in simulated sports and actual sports performance. Students have the opportunity to dive deeper into a specific sport rather than focus on a variety of sports. Students will need to make two way, reciprocal contact with the certified P.E. instructor on a weekly basis. Students will also be required to complete virtual lessons. Use your place based experiential lab to enhance and bring relevance to the Virtual Anatomy of Movement class. Your virtual learning instructor will assist you in choosing age appropriate tools and methods to make your learning visible. Each participant will have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills at the lab location in May. This course is required for any Middle/High school students who wish to take the following Community Partner Place Based Learning Opportunities (PBL). THIS VIRTUAL COMPONENT MUST BE COMPLETED
YearThursdayElementaryVirtual
FULL
Anatomy of Movement - Archery - PE3VXV014 ( Virtual )
This full year virtual course will examine how anatomy plays a role in specific sports. Students will relate lesson content to the labs offered by community resources. The content will focus on rules, sports etiquette, loco-motor skills, anatomy, physiology, setting goals, and wellness. Students will share their own comparisons and conclusions of body movement in simulated sports and actual sports performance. Students have the opportunity to dive deeper into a specific sport rather than focus on a variety of sports. Students will need to make two way, reciprocal contact with the certified P.E. instructor on a weekly basis. Students will also be required to complete virtual lessons. Use your place based experiential lab to enhance and bring relevance to the Virtual Anatomy of Movement class. Your virtual learning instructor will assist you in choosing age appropriate tools and methods to make your learning visible. Each participant will have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills at the lab location in May. This course is required for any Middle/High school students who wish to take the following Community Partner Place Based Learning Opportunities (PBL). THIS VIRTUAL COMPONENT MUST BE COMPLETED
YearThursday00:00-00:00Middle/HighVirtual
FULL
Anatomy of Movement - Horsemanship - PE3VEV006 ( Virtual )
This full year virtual course will examine how anatomy plays a role in specific sports. Students will relate lesson content to the labs offered by community resources. The content will focus on rules, sports etiquette, loco-motor skills, anatomy, physiology, setting goals, and wellness. Students will share their own comparisons and conclusions of body movement in simulated sports and actual sports performance. Students have the opportunity to dive deeper into a specific sport rather than focus on a variety of sports. Students will need to make two way, reciprocal contact with the certified P.E. instructor on a weekly basis. Students will also be required to complete virtual lessons. Use your place based experiential lab to enhance and bring relevance to the Virtual Anatomy of Movement class. Your virtual learning instructor will assist you in choosing age appropriate tools and methods to make your learning visible. Each participant will have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills at the lab location in May. This course is required for any Middle/High school students who wish to take the following Community Partner Place Based Learning Opportunities (PBL). THIS VIRTUAL COMPONENT MUST BE COMPLETED
YearAnyElementaryVirtual
FULL
Anatomy of Movement - Horsemanship - PE3VXV016 ( Virtual )
This full year virtual course will examine how anatomy plays a role in specific sports. Students will relate lesson content to the labs offered by community resources. The content will focus on rules, sports etiquette, loco-motor skills, anatomy, physiology, setting goals, and wellness. Students will share their own comparisons and conclusions of body movement in simulated sports and actual sports performance. Students have the opportunity to dive deeper into a specific sport rather than focus on a variety of sports. Students will need to make two way, reciprocal contact with the certified P.E. instructor on a weekly basis. Students will also be required to complete virtual lessons. Use your place based experiential lab to enhance and bring relevance to the Virtual Anatomy of Movement class. Your virtual learning instructor will assist you in choosing age appropriate tools and methods to make your learning visible. Each participant will have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills at the lab location in May. This course is required for any Middle/High school students who wish to take the following Community Partner Place Based Learning Opportunities (PBL). THIS VIRTUAL COMPONENT MUST BE COMPLETED
YearAnyMiddle/HighVirtual
FULL
Anatomy of Movement - Skiing - PE1VEV008 ( Virtual )
This full year virtual course will examine how anatomy plays a role in specific sports. Students will relate lesson content to the labs offered by community resources. The content will focus on rules, sports etiquette, loco-motor skills, anatomy, physiology, setting goals, and wellness. Students will share their own comparisons and conclusions of body movement in simulated sports and actual sports performance. Students have the opportunity to dive deeper into a specific sport rather than focus on a variety of sports. Students will need to make two way, reciprocal contact with the certified P.E. instructor on a weekly basis. Students will also be required to complete virtual lessons. Use your place based experiential lab to enhance and bring relevance to the Virtual Anatomy of Movement class. Your virtual learning instructor will assist you in choosing age appropriate tools and methods to make your learning visible. THIS VIRTUAL COMPONENT MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE SKI PASSES WILL BE ISSUED.
1st SemesterAnyElementaryVirtual
FULL
Anatomy of Movement - Skiing - PE1VXV018 ( Virtual )
This full year virtual course will examine how anatomy plays a role in specific sports. Students will relate lesson content to the labs offered by community resources. The content will focus on rules, sports etiquette, loco-motor skills, anatomy, physiology, setting goals, and wellness. Students will share their own comparisons and conclusions of body movement in simulated sports and actual sports performance. Students have the opportunity to dive deeper into a specific sport rather than focus on a variety of sports. Students will need to make two way, reciprocal contact with the certified P.E. instructor on a weekly basis. Students will also be required to complete virtual lessons. Use your place based experiential lab to enhance and bring relevance to the Virtual Anatomy of Movement class. Your virtual learning instructor will assist you in choosing age appropriate tools and methods to make your learning visible. THIS VIRTUAL COMPONENT MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE SKI PASSES WILL BE ISSUED.
1st SemesterAnyMiddle/HighVirtual
FULL
Anatomy of Movement - Soccer - PE3VXV019 ( Virtual )
This full year virtual course will examine how anatomy plays a role in specific sports. Students will relate lesson content to the labs offered by community resources. The content will focus on rules, sports etiquette, loco-motor skills, anatomy, physiology, setting goals, and wellness. Students will share their own comparisons and conclusions of body movement in simulated sports and actual sports performance. Students have the opportunity to dive deeper into a specific sport rather than focus on a variety of sports. Students will need to make two way, reciprocal contact with the certified P.E. instructor on a weekly basis. Students will also be required to complete virtual lessons. Use your place based experiential lab to enhance and bring relevance to the Virtual Anatomy of Movement class. Your virtual learning instructor will assist you in choosing age appropriate tools and methods to make your learning visible. Each participant will have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills at the lab location in May. This course is required for any Middle/High school students who wish to take the following Community Partner Place Based Learning Opportunities (PBL). THIS VIRTUAL COMPONENT MUST BE COMPLETED
YearAny00:00-00:00Middle/HighVirtual
FULL
Anatomy of Movement - Soccer - 8yr old and older - PE3VEV009 ( Virtual )
This full year virtual course will examine how anatomy plays a role in specific sports. Students will relate lesson content to the labs offered by community resources. The content will focus on rules, sports etiquette, loco-motor skills, anatomy, physiology, setting goals, and wellness. Students will share their own comparisons and conclusions of body movement in simulated sports and actual sports performance. Students have the opportunity to dive deeper into a specific sport rather than focus on a variety of sports. Students will need to make two way, reciprocal contact with the certified P.E. instructor on a weekly basis. Students will also be required to complete virtual lessons. Use your place based experiential lab to enhance and bring relevance to the Virtual Anatomy of Movement class. Your virtual learning instructor will assist you in choosing age appropriate tools and methods to make your learning visible. Each participant will have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills at the lab location in May. This course is required for any Elementary school students who wish to take the following Community Partner Place Based Learning Opportunities (PBL). THIS VIRTUAL COMPONENT MUST BE COMPLETED
YearAny00:00-00:00ElementaryVirtual
FULL
Art and Animals - VA3BXP036 ( Project Based )
This multi-disciplinary Project Based Learning class will use animals as inspiration for art activities. Students will be encouraged to ask questions, do research, and explore their own creativity as they learn about different animals. Animal art created by famous artists will be explored, and a variety of art media will be used to create two and three-dimensional art. Students will keep a journal with notes and sketches, and create a portfolio of their artwork. Please note: This is a continuation of a class started last year but there is no prerequisite or previous art experience necessary!
YearThursday02:00-03:15Middle/HighBedford
FULL
Art and Animals 3rd-5th - VA3BEP000 ( Project Based )
This multi-disciplinary Project Based Learning class will use animals as inspiration for art activities. Students will be encouraged to ask questions, do research, and explore their own creativity as they learn about different animals. Animal art created by famous artists will be explored, and a variety of art media will be used to create two and three-dimensional art. Students will keep a journal with notes and sketches, and create a portfolio of their artwork. Please note: This is a continuation of a class started last year but there is no prerequisite or previous art experience necessary!
YearWednesday03:15-04:30ElementaryBedford
FULL
Art and Animals 3rd-5th - VA3BEP026 ( Project Based )
This multi-disciplinary Project Based Learning class will use animals as inspiration for art activities. Students will be encouraged to ask questions, do research, and explore their own creativity as they learn about different animals. Animal art created by famous artists will be explored, and a variety of art media will be used to create two and three-dimensional art. Students will keep a journal with notes and sketches, and create a portfolio of their artwork. Please note: This is a continuation of a class started last year but there is no prerequisite or previous art experience necessary!
YearThursday12:45-02:00ElementaryBedford
FULL
Artist Studio - Unique U - VA3FEP043 ( Project Based )
An Arts enrichment program for students in Grades K-5, UNIQUE U is designed to encourage creative thinking through the exploration of Artistic Technique and Compositional Expression. Students will experience a variety of methods in Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Collage, Mixed Mediums, Printmaking and more. Historical art movements, cultures, contemporary artists, Children’s literature, and Nature will inspire students as they learn about the ART Elements of SHAPE, SPACE, COLOR, LINE, VALUE, TEXTURE, and FORM. A FUN and relaxed atmosphere will motivate young minds to develop confidence in self-expression. creativity and artistic experimentation. All materials provided. ART is composed of elements that help us tell a story or express emotion. DESIGN is the way we compose those elements, to communicate our ideas. ART and DESIGN work together in three parts… Subject = the “What” In each session, students will examine aspects of ART history, literature, and culture, considering nature, people, and customs. Seasonal themes may also be discussed and emphasized. Content = the “Why” Students will explore Art Elements LINE, SHAPE, TEXTURE, VALUE, COLOR, and FORM during each session. Students will learn how to arrange these elements to express thoughts, feelings, communicate ideas, and explore visual concepts. Form = the “How” The Early Learner is developing sensibilities in perception, awareness, and motor skill development. We will introduce a variety of materials and techniques including PAINTING, DRAWING, COLLAGE, SCULPTURE, FOUND OBJECT ART, PRINTMAKING, AND MORE! Wednesday 9:30-11:00 at Design Street Studio 115 W. Bridge Street, Plainwell, MI
YearWednesdayElementaryOff Site
FULL
Artist Studio 1st-5th - VA3VEV035 ( Virtual )
Students will explore various art projects. They will have opportunities to create and have fun while learning skills necessary to recreate master pieces at home. This class will focus on various types of media.
YearAnyElementaryVirtual
FULL
Artist Studio 3rd-5th - VA3BEP034 ( Project Based )
Students will explore various art projects. They will have opportunities to create and have fun while learning skills necessary to recreate master pieces at home. This class will focus on various types of media. 3rd-5th grade
YearMonday10:15-11:30ElementaryBedford
FULL
Ballet and Tap - DA3BEP004 ( Project Based )
Introduces ballet vocabulary and technique in a structured yet fun setting. Simple coordination, musicality, rhythm, and concentration will be emphasized. Students are encouraged to explore space and enjoy dancing. Ballet classes will cover the fundamentals of classical ballet technique. The importance of strength, flexibility and memorization will be stressed. Basics of performing will also be worked on. Each class will include barre exercises, center floor work and across-the-floor combinations. The ballet curriculum is based on the French Checcetti method. This class serves as a proper foundation for tap technique. Dancers will be taught simple rhythms, tap terminology, dancing to the beat of the music, and staying together as a group. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. Class will also emphasize developing proper technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun.
YearThursday10:15-11:30ElementaryBedford
FULL
Ballet and Tap - DA3REP013 ( Project Based )
Introduces ballet vocabulary and technique in a structured yet fun setting. Simple coordination, musicality, rhythm, and concentration will be emphasized. Students are encouraged to explore space and enjoy dancing. Ballet classes will cover the fundamentals of classical ballet technique. The importance of strength, flexibility and memorization will be stressed. Basics of performing will also be worked on. Each class will include barre exercises, center floor work and across-the-floor combinations. The ballet curriculum is based on the French Checcetti method. This class serves as a proper foundation for tap technique. Dancers will be taught simple rhythms, tap terminology, dancing to the beat of the music, and staying together as a group. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. Class will also emphasize developing proper technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun.
YearMonday12:00-01:10ElementaryRichland
FULL
Ballet/Lyrical - DA3BXP005 ( Project Based )
Introduces ballet vocabulary and technique in a structured yet fun setting. Simple coordination, musicality, rhythm, and concentration will be emphasized. Students are encouraged to explore space and enjoy dancing. Ballet classes will cover the fundamentals of classical ballet technique. The importance of strength, flexibility and memorization will be stressed. Basics of performing will also be worked on. Each class will include barre exercises, center floor work and across-the-floor combinations. The ballet curriculum is based on the French Checcetti method. Lyrical/Contemporary - combines basic techniques from ballet and jazz. It emphasizes interpretation of music lyrics while telling a story with movement that can be fluid or abstract. Students will learn how to express emotion through their movement.
YearMonday11:30-12:45Middle/HighBedford
FULL
Band - Any Other Public School - OT1FXV054 ( Virtual )
Band Program at another public school
1st SemesterAnyMiddle/HighOff Site
FULL
Basic Computer Literacy - TE3BXV000 ( Virtual )
The goal of Basic Computer Literacy is to ultimately integrate technology into various other content areas as well as allow the students to gain the ability to responsibly use appropriate technology to help them communicate, solve problems, and acquire the knowledge and skills needed for the 21st Century. Students will begin by discussing internet safety and proper keyboarding techniques. It is essential students understand and use correct posture and finger positions while in the computer lab. Other topics that will be covered include researching on the internet, computer ethics and morals, and an introduction to Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and Excel. Students will gain experience in public speaking through the use of such presentation software as Prezi and PowerPoint. Students will also create a basic business portfolio which will include a resume, website creation, and professional letter writing. Students who have successfully completed 21st Century Publications and Presentations would not benefit from this course. Pre-req: Mastering Disasters should be taken the year before or at the same time as Basic Training.
YearMonday09:00-11:30Middle/HighBedford
FULL
Basketball Basics - PE3BMV053 ( Virtual )
This course is designed to help students understand the basic skills and concepts of basketball. Students will learn different drills that can help them with their individual skills. Students will also learn how to work as a team to be successful. By focusing on both individual skills and teamwork fundamentals students will learn how to be successful at playing basketball.
YearTuesday02:00-03:15MiddleBedford
FULL
Calhoun Co Career Tech Ctr - OT3BHV013 ( Virtual )
Calhoun County Career Technology Center Class is half a day and student should register for CCCTC, CCCTC-2, and CCCTC-3.
YearAnyHighBedford
FULL
Calhoun Co Career Tech Ctr 2 - OT3BHV014 ( Virtual )
Calhoun County Career Technology Center Class is half a day and student should register for CCCTC, CCCTC-2, and CCCTC-3.
YearAnyHighBedford
FULL
Calhoun Co Career Tech Ctr - 3 - OT3BHV015 ( Virtual )
Calhoun County Career Technology Center Class is half a day and student should register for CCCTC, CCCTC-2, and CCCTC-3.
YearAnyHighBedford
FULL
Clay - VA3BEV003 ( Virtual )
This clay class will emphasize the making of both useful and decorative/sculptural objects using various hand building and glazing techniques. Projects will include such things as bowls and plates, vases and cups, beads, tiles, small sculptures, etc. The potter's wheel will be briefly demonstrated as well. As the year goes on and students gain confidence in their skills, they will be allowed to work more and more independently. Students will learn about firing clay work by helping to load and unload the kiln. Previous experience not required.
YearFriday12:45-02:00ElementaryBedford
FULL
Clay - VA3BXV005 ( Virtual )
Designed with the older student in mind, this clay class will explore the same or similar projects as Clay I. Emphasis will be on making both useful and decorative/sculptural objects using various hand building and glazing techniques. Projects will include such things as bowls and plates, vases and cups, beads, tiles, small sculptures, etc. Students will learn about clay preparation and the firing process, as well as the art of clay throughout history to present. The potter's wheel will be briefly demonstrated as well. As the year goes on and students gain confidence in their skills they will be allowed to work more and more independently. Students will learn about firing clay work by helping to load and unload the kiln. Previous experience not required.
YearFriday02:00-04:30Middle/HighBedford
FULL
Cornerstone University - XC3CXV004 ( Virtual )
Cornerstone University - Dual and Early College
YearAnyMiddle/HighCampus
FULL
Cornerstone University-1 - XC1CXV015 ( Virtual )
Cornerstone University - Dual and Early College
1st SemesterAnyMiddle/HighCampus
FULL
Dance - DA3FHP006 ( Project Based )
This is a project based class designed to fit each individual students dance needs by giving access to individual or group dance sessions with Dance Expressions Studio. The project will emerge during the student dance experience.
YearAnyHighOff Site
FULL
Discovering Didactics - DD3VXV002 ( Virtual )
This learning environment is designed to offer, not only age appropriate content, added by individual certified teachers, but also a variety of resources. Our Experiencing Arts and Technology class will be included in this curriculum, Think Through Math, Discovery Education and more. In addition to the curriculum, we will also offer both a parent and student section that explains the responsibilities of students and families who attend the partnership.
YearAnyMiddle/HighVirtual
FULL
Drama - Creative Works - VA3BEP008 ( Project Based )
A crafty class filled with fleece, feathers, fun, and of course puppets!! Everyone loves puppets! Here you can let your creativity go wild! Some of the puppets we will be making include, but not limited to: Black Light Puppets Character Puppets Sock Puppets Dowel Rods Box Puppets Also we will form teams to create multi-person puppets. This class can be taken separately based on your student's desires, however, it is a great compliment to the Drama Performance class where the student can share the puppets they created in a performance venue.
YearWednesday11:30-12:45ElementaryBedford
FULL
Drama - Performance - VA3BEP009 ( Project Based )
Interpretive movement is simply communication through rehearsed physical expression. The phrase may sound intimidating at first, but it need not be. Even simple routines can amplify, clarify, and beautify a thought. Physical expression of ideas is a natural and basic concept. Some people's hands are animated as they speak; others engage their whole bodies when telling a story; in sign language, subtle nuances in conversation are conveyed through the position of the hands, body language, and facial expressions. Stories will come to life as students implement many ways of physical expression including hand signs, dowel rods, fabric, sign language, and drama to interpret lyrics and stories. Puppets Students of any age can bring a puppet to life and attribute personalities, characteristics, attitudes, and more! Puppets can be anything or anyone! They can be a best friend, a sibling, a teacher, or even a pet. It does not really matter because the world students create with puppets is entirely their own, a world without boundaries that they can freely explore. When used in the classroom, these puppets can help boost creativity and stimulate kids' imaginations at all ages. Puppets will be used to tell stories, act out dramas, and to interpret songs. This is a performance class. Throughout the year, we will be performing mini skits for our Partnership families as well as scheduling outside performances for nursing homes, elementary schools, or other public opportunities. These scheduled performances will be based on the enrolled families availability and desires. This class can be taken separately based on your student's desires, however, it is a great compliment to the Drama Creative Works class where the student can create their own puppet to use in performances.
YearWednesday12:45-02:00ElementaryBedford
FULL
Early Modern Times - HS3BXP016 ( Project Based )
We will begin with the end of the Renaissance and follow our way through famous Kings and Queens sending explorers off to find new countries. We will see the birth of new countries, territories and states, the strong conviction of people standing up for what they believe in, work our way through a few wars and end up with expansion of the west and the California Gold rush in 1849. Students will be exploring the Early Modern Era through archaeological sites, artifacts, art, architecture, writing, literature, activities, group work and interactive technology. Students will discover how people of the Early Modern Era lived, ate, played, celebrated, dressed, traveled, worked, traded and bartered. They will begin to understand how historians have come to know about life a long time ago and how these civilizations still influence our lives today.
YearThursday11:30-12:45Middle/HighBedfordicon for more information
FULL
Early Modern Times: Discussions Explorers, Colonists, Slavery and Gold - HS3BEP015 ( Project Based )
Famous explorers, shipwrecks, new countries, colonists, slavery, wars and the discovery of gold all took place in the early modern times. Join us as we embark on an amazing adventure around the world discovering the era of the early modern times. We will begin with the end of the Renaissance and follow our way through famous Kings and Queens sending explorers off to find new countries. We will see the birth of new countries, territories and states, the strong conviction of people standing up for what they believe in, work our way through a few wars and end up with expansion of the west and the California Gold rush in 1849. Students will go on great adventurers by exploring the Early Modern times Ages through the use of literature, poems, songs, media, technology and discussions. They will discover how people of the Early Modern times lived, ate, played, celebrated, dressed, traveled, worked, traded and bartered. This class is designed to be a discussion based class and will complement The Middle Ages-Hands on Class. Students can take both classes together or this class can stand alone.
YearThursday09:00-10:15ElementaryBedfordicon for more information
FULL
Early Modern Times: Hands On Explorers, Colonists, Slavery and Gold - HS3BEP017 ( Project Based )
This class is designed to be a hands on project based class and will complement the Early Modern Times Discussion class. Students can take both classes together or this class can stand alone Join us as we get creative and messy in a grand adventure around the world discovering the era of the Early Modern Era. Students will explore the Early Modern world through hands on projects, creativity and imagination. With the use of games, activities, art, crafts and interactive media students will discover how people of the Early Modern Times lived, ate, played, celebrated, dressed, traveled, worked, traded and bartered. Students will also be introduced to famous explorers, shipwrecks, new countries, colonists, slavery, wars and the discovery of gold. We will begin with the end of the Renaissance and follow our way through famous Kings and Queens sending explorers off to find new countries. We will see the birth of new countries, territories and states, the strong conviction of people standing up for what they believe in, work our way through a few wars and end up with expansion of the west and the California Gold rush in 1849.
YearThursday10:15-11:30ElementaryBedfordicon for more information
FULL
Earth Exploration - SC3BXP052 ( Project Based )
Why do earthquakes occur in Michigan? What geological eras exist beneath the ground we walk on? How do the Earth’s resources drive the world’s economy and shape history? Why is this rock purple? Students will explore these and other questions of geology as they are introduced to the workings of our dynamic Earth, with some discussion on planet formation and the origin of the universe. Topics include plate tectonics, weathering, earth materials, volcanoes, earthquakes, earth hazards, rivers and flooding, groundwater and pollution, glaciers and deserts, oceans and coasts, energy resources, and climate Participants will be invited to field trips to view and study geological formation in depth. Places we may explore include, but not limited to, the fossil filled ledges at Grand Ledge, glacial rocks in the Byholt Quarry in Schoolcraft, Alpena fossil beds in the Largarge Quarry (one of the nation’s largest) and glacial rocks and fossils along the Lake Michigan shore and, if possible, an ability to collect and study the rocks underneath Grand Rapids in the Alabastine Mine.
YearThursday02:00-03:15Middle/HighBedford
FULL
Election in Action - SS1BXV008 ( Virtual )
The class will be a fun and interactive study of the American election process applied to the 2016 election caucuses, primaries, and the unique American Electoral College major political party histories and present operating structures way delegates are selected for state and national conventions way the students could become delegates to those conventions purpose of political “platforms” and their role in the election biography and “political path” of each major candidate current political ads which are running with logical analysis importance of participation and pragmatism as well as theory political process of compromise and how it impacts elections post election analysis and understanding of decisions made importance of a family’s participation in politics election night drama and its political aftermath
1st SemesterWednesday12:45-02:00Middle/HighBedford
FULL
Election in Action - SS1RXV017 ( Virtual )
1:10-2:20 The class will be a fun and interactive study of American election process applied to the 2016 election caucuses, primaries, and the unique American Electoral College, major political party histories and present operating structures, way delegates are selected for state and national conventions, way the students could become delegates to those conventions, purpose of political “platforms” and their role in the election, biography and “political path” of each major candidate, current political ads which are running with logical analysis, importance of participation and pragmatism as well as theory, political process of compromise and how it impacts elections, post election analysis and understanding of decisions made, importance of a family’s participation in politics, election night drama and its political aftermath.
1st SemesterTuesday01:10-02:20Middle/HighRichland
FULL
Ethics - OT1VHV048 ( Virtual )
This course revolves around the question of the Value of values, that is, that by which values are held to be valuable. Students will investigate the Value of values is the standard by which evaluative, that is, ethical judgments are made. As such, however, values are taken as given, and are not to be challenged; for one can never prove ethics, as ethics is beyond being proved. Ethics is given to us; the challenge for students then shifts to discovering the ground, the basis, for ethics, and examining the implications that emerge from such ground. This online class meets Friday from 10:30-12:00 noon for live online lecture.
1st SemesterFriday10:30-12:00HighVirtual
FULL
Exploration of the Natural World 6-12 - SC3BXV004 ( Virtual )
Explore nature from its smallest building blocks to its largest structures. This class will give an opportunity for students to expand their knowledge of the natural world through inquiry-based learning, and includes many hands-on activities. This class is appropriate for students regardless of their previous experience with science. Content is different than those presented through Exploration of the Natural World in the previous two years. New topics and hands-on activities will be taught. . This class is supplemental to core curriculum.
YearThursday11:30-02:00Middle/HighBedford
FULL
Exploration of the Natural World Sec 1 - 2nd-5th - SC3BEV064 ( Virtual )
Explore nature from its smallest building blocks to its largest structures. This class is designed to expand student's knowledge of and spark student's curiosity about the natural world through inquiry-based learning, and includes many hands-on activities. This class is appropriate for students regardless of their previous experience with science. Because we will be covering many different topics for 2015-2016, this class will also be appropriate for students who have already taken Exploration of the Natural World in the past two years. This class is supplemental to core curriculum. Grades 2nd-5th
YearThursday09:00-10:15ElementaryBedford
FULL
Exploration of the Natural World Sec 2 - 2nd-5th - SC3BEV005 ( Virtual )
Explore nature from its smallest building blocks to its largest structures. This class is designed to expand student's knowledge of and spark student's curiosity about the natural world through inquiry-based learning, and includes many hands-on activities. This class is appropriate for students regardless of their previous experience with science. Because we will be covering many different topics for 2015-2016, this class will also be appropriate for students who have already taken Exploration of the Natural World in the past two years. This class is supplemental to core curriculum. Grades 2nd-5th
YearThursday10:15-11:30ElementaryBedford
FULL
Extreme Project: Exercise Your Power to Learn by Doing Extreme Project - OT1VHP021 ( Project Based )
Exercise Your Power to Learn by Doing Extreme Project is an online, hybrid course that encourages you to take control of your learning as you: Pick a topic to study; Perform your own investigation addressing that topic; Design/carry-out your own project, and then; Tell others about that project You will work with an advisor along the way to make sure that you are getting the most out of your effort. The topics you pick to study and the project you choose to perform are entirely of your choosing. Plenty of time is provided in the early part of the semester to explore topic options with your advisor and others.
1st SemesterTuesday02:00-04:30HighVirtualicon for more information
FULL
Fairy Gardens - VA1BEP040 ( Project Based )
Grades 3-5 In this Art Studio we will explore the mythical Fairy worlds. Topics of discussion will be mythology, architecture, building and construction, pottery, design, city planning, art from found objects, polymer clay, map skills, with options of exploring creative topics of student interest. This class is a 1 semester class. Students should only sign up for 1 semester.
1st SemesterFriday09:00-10:15ElementaryBedford
FULL
Fencing, Advanced - PE3BXV001 ( Virtual )
The focus of Advanced Fencing is to build on the skills taught in Beginner Fencing class. Students will work to improve their skills in all three Olympic swords: Foil, Epee and Saber while at the same time becoming more practiced in the competition system, which will be taught through many in-class competitions throughout the school year. This course requires that the student has previously completed the Beginner Fencing course, or has been pre-approved through an experience/skills evaluation administered by the instructor(s) of the class.
YearWednesday02:00-04:30Middle/HighBedford
FULL
Fencing, Beginner - PE3BXV002 ( Virtual )
Introduction to Fencing. This course will cover the use of the three swords still used in modern Olympic fencing: Foil, Epee and Saber, the history and evolution of fencing throughout the ages, as well as that of the equipment used. In addition to learning how to fence, students will also learn the rules of decorum that are to be recognized during a duel or bout, both historically and in modern competition. During the first semester we will primarily work on Foil, while Epee and Saber will be taught throughout the second semester, culminating with an in-class tournament.
YearWednesday11:30-02:00Middle/HighBedford
FULL
Fencing, Elementary 2-5 - PE3BEV000 ( Virtual )
Introduction to Fencing. This course will cover the use of the three swords still used in modern Olympic fencing for Foil the history and evolution of fencing throughout the ages, as well as that of the equipment used. In addition to learning how to fence, students will also learn the rules of decorum that are to be recognized during a duel or bout, both historically and in modern competition.
YearWednesday10:15-11:30ElementaryBedford
FULL
Fencing, Elementary 2-5 - PE3REV046 ( Virtual )
Grades 3-5 Introduction to Fencing. This course will cover the use of the three swords still used in modern Olympic fencing for Foil the history and evolution of fencing throughout the ages, as well as that of the equipment used. In addition to learning how to fence, students will also learn the rules of decorum that are to be recognized during a duel or bout, both historically and in modern competition.
YearMonday03:30-04:30ElementaryRichland
FULL
Fiddle and Folk II: Folk Dance Ensemble - MU3BXV042 ( Virtual )
Students will learn traditional fiddling, drawing on Celtic and North American fiddling styles. Reels, jigs, waltzes, polkas and other dance forms will be taught. Diatonic music theory will also be taught. Other folk styles, as well as bluegrass, blues and swing, will be introduced. Students will be expected to perform for folk dances and recitals. Class is open those who have completed Fiddle and Folk, with instructor's approval.
YearFriday09:00-10:15Middle/HighBedford
FULL
Forest Ecosystems - SC1FHP047 ( Project Based )
Students will learn a majority of the common genera of woody plant in the state of Michigan and will walk away with the tools to identify plant species independently. This will include knowledge of Latin names, plant keys, plant presses, and basic field identification strategies. In so doing, students will study the interaction of plant species with their biotic environment (other plants and animals), with their abiotic environment (soil, weather, climate, topography), and through time. Each week, we will meet in the Kellogg Forest classroom to discuss what we’ll be covering that day, but most of the time will be spent outside learning species. The class will contain 18 sessions, each approximately 2 hours in length. Genera include: maple, ash, dogwood, the honeysuckle family, buckthorn family, burning bush family, bladdernut, alder, poplar, oak, Osage-orange, grape, bittersweet, walnut, cherry, pine, spruce, fir, and more.
1st SemesterThursday09:00-11:25HighOff Site
FULL
FTC Team Robotics Middle School - SC3BMP059 ( Project Based )
Class runs 12:45-3:15 We will be competing in the FIRST FTC competition in the fall semester, using Pitsco Tetrix robotics kits in teams of 4 to 5 students. This is the biggest robotics competition out there…teams come from around the world to the nationals. We will participate in two Saturday tournaments in November and December. In spring we will compete in off season scrimmages and delve deeper into learning programming, building, and electronics skills. Note: Starting in the fall, during the competition season, the class will meet from 1 – 5pm on Fridays. After the competition season ends in early December, and for the remainder of the year, class will meet from 1 – 3pm on Fridays.
YearFriday12:45-03:15MiddleBedford
FULL
FuelEd - VC3VAV052 ( Virtual )
Virtual online course. Use this selection to sign up for your Gull Lake Virtual School Vendors, or any other virtual class from an outside vendor. Once you select this, please download the Virtual enrollment form from your account listed under Forms select the last form option to print and submit to us. (see more specific instructions when registering)
YearAnyVirtual
FULL
Fusion Fazes - SC3BHP046 ( Project Based )
We will explore a variety of concepts through hands-on experiments and fun activities. Scientific writing will also be incorporated each week. We will study various scientists and what led to their discovery. Students will do a short presentation at the end of each semester. This class is appropriate for high school students who are studying chemistry and have completed or are concurrently taking Algebra I. This class is supplemental to a core curriculum.
YearThursday12:45-02:00HighBedford
FULL
GL High School - XL3FHV001 ( Virtual )
Seated Class at Gull Lake Community Schools
YearAnyHighOff Site
FULL
GVSU - XC3CXV003 ( Virtual )
Grand Valley State University - Dual and Early College
YearAnyMiddle/HighCampus
FULL
GVSU-1 - XC1CXV013 ( Virtual )
Grand Valley State University - Dual and Early College
1st SemesterAnyMiddle/HighCampus
FULL
Health and Wellness - Archery - PE3VEV024 ( Virtual )
The Health and Wellness through Lifetime Sports class will allow students to use content to prepare and manage themselves to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. The class will cover goal setting, hygiene, nutrition, and the students overall social, physical, and mental well-being. Use your place based experiential lab to enhance and bring relevance to the virtual Health and Wellness class. Your virtual learning instructor will assist you in choosing age appropriate tools and methods to make your learning visible. Each participant will have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills at the lab location in May. You will register for this course according to the experiential learning lab you want to focus on. This course is required for any Middle/High school students who wish to take the following Community Partner (PBL). VIRTUAL COMPONENT MUST BE COMPLETED
YearThursdayElementaryVirtual
FULL
Health and Wellness - Archery - PE3VXV034 ( Virtual )
The Health and Wellness through Lifetime Sports class will allow students to use content to prepare and manage themselves to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. The class will cover goal setting, hygiene, nutrition, and the students overall social, physical, and mental well-being. Use your place based experiential lab to enhance and bring relevance to the virtual Health and Wellness class. Your virtual learning instructor will assist you in choosing age appropriate tools and methods to make your learning visible. Each participant will have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills at the lab location in May. You will register for this course according to the experiential learning lab you want to focus on. This course is required for any Middle/High school students who wish to take the following Community Partner (PBL). VIRTUAL COMPONENT MUST BE COMPLETED
YearThursdayOn:in-:Middle/HighVirtual
FULL
Health and Wellness - Horsemanship - PE3VEV026 ( Virtual )
The Health and Wellness through Lifetime Sports class will allow students to use content to prepare and manage themselves to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. The class will cover goal setting, hygiene, nutrition, and the students overall social, physical, and mental well-being. Use your place based experiential lab to enhance and bring relevance to the virtual Health and Wellness class. Your virtual learning instructor will assist you in choosing age appropriate tools and methods to make your learning visible. Each participant will have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills at the lab location in May. You will register for this course according to the experiential learning lab you want to focus on. This course is required for any Middle/High school students who wish to take the following Community Partner (PBL). VIRTUAL COMPONENT MUST BE COMPLETED
YearAnyElementaryVirtual
FULL
Health and Wellness - Horsemanship - PE3VXV036 ( Virtual )
The Health and Wellness through Lifetime Sports class will allow students to use content to prepare and manage themselves to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. The class will cover goal setting, hygiene, nutrition, and the students overall social, physical, and mental well-being. Use your place based experiential lab to enhance and bring relevance to the virtual Health and Wellness class. Your virtual learning instructor will assist you in choosing age appropriate tools and methods to make your learning visible. Each participant will have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills at the lab location in May. You will register for this course according to the experiential learning lab you want to focus on. This course is required for any Middle/High school students who wish to take the following Community Partner (PBL). VIRTUAL COMPONENT MUST BE COMPLETED
YearAnyMiddle/HighVirtual
FULL
Health and Wellness - Skiing - PE1VEV028 ( Virtual )
The Health and Wellness through Lifetime Sports class will allow students to use content to prepare and manage themselves to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. The class will cover goal setting, hygiene, nutrition, and the students overall social, physical, and mental well-being. Use your place based experiential lab to enhance and bring relevance to the virtual Health and Wellness class. Your virtual learning instructor will assist you in choosing age appropriate tools and methods to make your learning visible. You will register for this course according to the experiential learning lab you want to focus on. VIRTUAL COMPONENT MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE SKI PASSES WILL BE ISSUED.
1st SemesterAnyElementaryVirtual
FULL
Health and Wellness - Skiing - PE1VXV038 ( Virtual )
The Health and Wellness through Lifetime Sports class will allow students to use content to prepare and manage themselves to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. The class will cover goal setting, hygiene, nutrition, and the students overall social, physical, and mental well-being. Use your place based experiential lab to enhance and bring relevance to the virtual Health and Wellness class. Your virtual learning instructor will assist you in choosing age appropriate tools and methods to make your learning visible. You will register for this course according to the experiential learning lab you want to focus on. VIRTUAL COMPONENT MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE SKI PASSES WILL BE ISSUED.
1st SemesterAnyMiddle/HighVirtual
FULL
Health and Wellness - Soccer - PE3VXV039 ( Virtual )
The Health and Wellness through Lifetime Sports class will allow students to use content to prepare and manage themselves to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. The class will cover goal setting, hygiene, nutrition, and the students overall social, physical, and mental well-being. Use your place based experiential lab to enhance and bring relevance to the virtual Health and Wellness class. Your virtual learning instructor will assist you in choosing age appropriate tools and methods to make your learning visible. Each participant will have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills at the lab location in May. You will register for this course according to the experiential learning lab you want to focus on. This course is required for any Middle/High school students who wish to take the following Community Partner (PBL). VIRTUAL COMPONENT MUST BE COMPLETED
YearAny00:00-00:00Middle/HighVirtual
FULL
Health and Wellness - Soccer - 8yr old and older - PE3VEV029 ( Virtual )
The Health and Wellness through Lifetime Sports class will allow students to use content to prepare and manage themselves to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. The class will cover goal setting, hygiene, nutrition, and the students overall social, physical, and mental well-being. Use your place based experiential lab to enhance and bring relevance to the virtual Health and Wellness class. Your virtual learning instructor will assist you in choosing age appropriate tools and methods to make your learning visible. Each participant will have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills at the lab location in May. You will register for this course according to the experiential learning lab you want to focus on. This course is required for any Elementary school students who wish to take the following Community Partner (PBL). VIRTUAL COMPONENT MUST BE COMPLETED
YearAny00:00-00:00ElementaryVirtual
FULL
Horsemanship - Marshall - SC3FAP062 ( Project Based )
The program is based on Equine Science, safety and learning the fine art of riding and caring for horses. The program is project based and progress gained at whatever skill level you enter, to the time of completion. The project will emerge during the horsemanship experience. www.NottawaPaintHorsesLLC.Weebly.com Nottawa Paint Horses is located at 8300 12 Mile Road, Marshall Michigan 49068
YearAnyOff Site
FULL
Intro to Animation - TE3RXP007 ( Project Based )
Using Adobe® Animate for Keyframe Animation, and/or other open source software Keyframe animation is the art of creating elements which move on paths during certain times. Instead of the animator redrawing every part of the screen in every frame, the computer calculates the transitions. This class will teach students the building blocks needed to understand how to bring still two-dimensional ideas into an animated reality. This program was previously made under the name Flash. In 2005 Adobe bought it after an unsuccessful attempt to replace it. Early in 2016 this program has been renamed and upgraded. With more abilities than ever, this software is setting a new standard for professional animators. If your pupil desires a future in animation, then this is a great start! This class will try several exercises, but will mostly be focused on individually or collectively applying the ideas learned directly to an actual animation. Class time will be spent going over all the steps in creating an animation, not just the keyframing.
YearTuesday03:30-04:30Middle/HighRichland
FULL
Introduction to Coding and Designing for the Internet - TE1BXV001 ( Virtual )
For students who want to pursue a web design or other computing career, this class will highlight standardized technologies involved in the process of making one's own webpage for their hobby or home business. This class will begin with a short history of the internet and proceed to more in-depth topics such as open source technology, online brand management and virtual communities. Skills taught will include: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, font management and the interconnected computer skills required to manage files and brand identity across multiple operating systems. Each student will work on his or her own webpage. The class will develop a collective project in order to build cooperative work skills and better understand the concept of (collaboration) peer-to-peer. Webhosting and software will be provided.
1st SemesterMonday02:00-03:15Middle/HighBedford
FULL
Introduction to Coding and Designing for the Internet - TE1RXV005 ( Virtual )
For students who want to pursue a web design or other computing career, this class will highlight standardized technologies involved in the process of making one's own webpage for their hobby or home business. This class will begin with a short history of the internet and proceed to more in-depth topics such as open source technology, online brand management and virtual communities. Skills taught will include: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, font management and the interconnected computer skills required to manage files and brand identity across multiple operating systems. Each student will work on his or her own webpage. The class will develop a collective project in order to build cooperative work skills and better understand the concept of (collaboration) peer-to-peer. Webhosting and software will be provided.
1st SemesterThursday02:20-03:30Middle/HighRichland
FULL
Introduction to Philosophy - OT3VHV024 ( Virtual )
This course, though it studies philosophy as the original science of life, does not engage in disconnected, abstract theorizing; rather, it seeks to understand in a concrete way life as it is really lived, to understand in a concrete way the limits of life, and to understand how philosophy can be used to return to life, the experience of which is thereby enriched. Such entails going to what is not in itself scientific, the characteristics that are universal to all life as lived experience, to trespass the limits of reason in favor of the affectivity of the heart. Students will meet through a live streaming internet connection each week on Wednesday morning from 10:30-noon and complete additional online assignments. Grades 9th-12th, Internet access, and microphone required.
YearWednesdayHighVirtual
FULL
Introductory Oil Painting 1 - VA3BXV012 ( Virtual )
This class will cover basic techniques using a variety of brushes and canvas sizes with instruction on the color wheel and primary secondary and complimentary colors. Genres to be explored include landscape/scenery, still life, and animals and portraits. Students will be encouraged to explore their personal style, through their preferences, deciding what they want to learn, and refining the direction of their projects.
YearMonday11:30-12:45Middle/HighBedford
FULL
Introductory Oil Painting 2 - VA3BXV027 ( Virtual )
This class will cover basic techniques using a variety of brushes and canvas sizes with instruction on the color wheel and primary secondary and complimentary colors. Genres to be explored include landscape/scenery, still life, and animals and portraits. Students will be encouraged to explore their personal style, through their preferences, deciding what they want to learn, and refining the direction of their projects.
YearMonday12:45-02:00Middle/HighBedford
FULL
Introductory Oil Painting III - VA3BXV033 ( Virtual )
This class will cover basic techniques using a variety of brushes and canvas sizes with instruction on the color wheel and primary secondary and complimentary colors. Genres to be explored include landscape/scenery, still life, and animals and portraits. Students will be encouraged to explore their personal style, through their preferences, deciding what they want to learn, and refining the direction of their projects.
YearMonday12:45-02:00Middle/HighBedford
FULL
Jazz/Hip Hop - DA3BEP008 ( Project Based )
Hip-Hop classes are upbeat and high energy classes which infuse the latest styles of hip hop (including some break dancing skills). Stretching, isolations, rhythms, musicality, upper body strength and funky footwork will all be incorporated. Students will learn to memorize choreography by working on combinations during class. Hip hop class will encourage students to step outside the box by bringing their own personal style and individuality to the movements. Jazz - dance is a fun and energetic style. The class includes a warm up with stretching, isolations, strengthening exercises, and then moves across the floor to work on turns, leaps, jumps and runs. Different jazz combinations will be put together to work on putting technique together with timing
YearTuesday10:15-11:30ElementaryBedford
FULL
Jazz/Hip Hop - DA3BXP009 ( Project Based )
Jazz - dance is a fun and energetic style. The class includes a warm up with stretching, isolations, strengthening exercises, and then moves across the floor to work on turns, leaps, jumps and runs. Different jazz combinations will be put together to work on putting technique together with timing. Hip Hop - classes are upbeat and high energy classes which infuse the latest styles of hip hop (including some break dancing skills). Stretching, isolations, rhythms, musicality, upper body strength and funky footwork will all be incorporated. Students will learn to memorize choreography by working on combinations during class. Hip hop class will encourage students to step outside the box by bringing their own personal style and individuality to the movements.
YearTuesday09:00-10:15Middle/HighBedford
FULL
Jazz/Lyrical - DA3RXP016 ( Project Based )
Jazz dance is a fun and energetic style. The class includes a warm up with stretching, isolations, strengthening exercises, and then moves across the floor to work on turns, leaps, jumps and runs. Different jazz combinations will be put together to work on putting technique together with timing. Lyrical class combines basic techniques from ballet and jazz. It emphasizes interpretation of music lyrics while telling a story with movement that can be fluid or abstract. Students will learn how to express emotion through their movement.
YearMonday01:10-02:20Middle/HighRichland
FULL
Jazz/Tap - DA3BEP010 ( Project Based )
Jazz dance is a fun and energetic style. The class includes a warm up with stretching, isolations, strengthening exercises, and then moves across the floor to work on turns, leaps, jumps and runs. Different jazz combinations will be put together to work on putting technique together with timing. Tap - This class serves as a proper foundation for tap technique. Dancers will be taught simple rhythms, tap terminology, dancing to the beat of the music, and staying together as a group. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. Class will also emphasize developing proper technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun.
YearTuesday11:30-12:45ElementaryBedford
FULL
Junior Robotics Section 1 1st-2nd - SC3BEP015 ( Project Based )
We will use the Simple and Motorized Mechanisms kit to learn building and physics principles. We will use Lego WeDo kits for building and programing. Students will build models featuring working motors and sensors; program their models; and explore a series of cross-curricular, theme-based activities while developing their skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Class size is limited to 6 for each section due to kits used by each student. Grades 1st-2nd.
YearTuesday09:00-10:15ElementaryBedford
FULL
Junior Robotics Section 2 1st-2nd - SC3BEP016 ( Project Based )
We will use the Simple and Motorized Mechanisms kit to learn building and physics principles. We will use Lego WeDo kits for building and programing. Students will build models featuring working motors and sensors; program their models; and explore a series of cross-curricular, theme-based activities while developing their skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Class size is limited to 6 for each section due to kits used by each student. Grades 1st-2nd.
YearTuesday10:15-11:30ElementaryBedford
FULL
Junior Robotics Section 3 1st-2nd - SC3BEP017 ( Project Based )
We will use the Simple and Motorized Mechanisms kit to learn building and physics principles. We will use Lego WeDo kits for building and programing. Students will build models featuring working motors and sensors; program their models; and explore a series of cross-curricular, theme-based activities while developing their skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Class size is limited to 6 for each section due to kits used by each student. Grades 1st-2nd.
YearThursday09:00-10:15ElementaryBedford
FULL
Junior Robotics Section 4 1st-2nd - SC3REP018 ( Project Based )
We will use the Simple and Motorized Mechanisms kit to learn building and physics principles. We will use Lego WeDo kits for building and programing. Students will build models featuring working motors and sensors; program their models; and explore a series of cross-curricular, theme-based activities while developing their skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Class size is limited to 6 for each section due to kits used by each student. Grades 1st-2nd.
YearMonday01:10-02:20ElementaryRichland
FULL
Junior Robotics Section 5 1st-2nd - SC3REP027 ( Project Based )
We will use the Simple and Motorized Mechanisms kit to learn building and physics principles. We will use Lego WeDo kits for building and programing. Students will build models featuring working motors and sensors; program their models; and explore a series of cross-curricular, theme-based activities while developing their skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Class size is limited to 6 for each section due to kits used by each student. Grades 1st-2nd.
YearMonday02:20-03:30ElementaryRichland
FULL
K12 - VC3VAV054 ( Virtual )
Virtual online course. Use this selection to sign up for your Gull Lake Virtual School Vendors, or any other virtual class from an outside vendor. Once you select this, please download the Virtual enrollment form from your account listed under Forms select the last form option to print and submit to us. (see more specific instructions when registering)
YearAnyVirtual
FULL
KAMSC - OT3BXV010 ( Virtual )
Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Class is half a day and student should register for KAMSC, KAMSC-2, AND KAMSC-3
YearAnyMiddle/HighBedford
FULL
KAMSC-2 - OT3BXV011 ( Virtual )
Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Class is half a day and student should register for KAMSC, KAMSC-2, AND KAMSC-3.
YearAnyMiddle/HighBedford
FULL
KAMSC-3 - OT3BXV012 ( Virtual )
Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Class is half a day and student should register for KAMSC, KAMSC-2, AND KAMSC-3.
YearAnyMiddle/HighBedford
FULL
KVCC-2 - XC2CXV010 ( Virtual )
Kalamazoo Valley Community College - Dual and Early College
2nd SemesterAnyMiddle/HighCampus
FULL
Latin I - Middlebury - LA3RXV020 ( Virtual )
This class with use both the virtual component of the Middlebury Language software and a face to face meeting opportunity. Once a week, the teacher will be available to meet with students in person to discuss material and class progress.
YearTuesday02:20-03:30Middle/HighRichland
FULL
Latin II Middlebury - LA3RXV025 ( Virtual )
This class with use both the virtual component of the Middlebury Language software and a face to face meeting opportunity. Once a week, the teacher will be available to meet with students in person to discuss material and class progress.
YearTuesday02:20-03:30Middle/HighRichland
FULL
Learning Literacy with Minecraft - LI3BEP026 ( Project Based )
Grades 1-3 Using a phonetic approach to literacy, students will explore stories and writing activities in class. Then the experiences will come alive as students re-build the adventures in MinecraftEdu* (a classroom adapted version of Minecraft). This is a beginning reader class. Parents are encouraged (but not required) to participate with their students in order to understand what concepts are currently being addressed and how to reinforce them beyond the classroom. Challenge your students to develop their reading skills while playing Minecraft. Requirements - Students must be able to: recognize and write all alphabet symbols recognize and speak all alphabet sounds complete assignments both in class and in the software *Previous Minecraft experience is not required. Private Minecraft accounts are not allowed in class. This is not a Play Minecraft club.
YearFriday12:45-02:00ElementaryBedford
FULL
Lincoln Learning Solutions - VC3VAV050 ( Virtual )
Virtual online course. Use this selection to sign up for your Gull Lake Virtual School Vendors, or any other virtual class from an outside vendor. Once you select this, please download the Virtual enrollment form from your account listed under Forms select the last form option to print and submit to us. (see more specific instructions when registering)
YearAnyVirtual
FULL
Literacy Based Projects - LI3BEV009 ( Virtual )
This class pairs literacy with arts and crafts. Students will be introduced to a variety of different craft materials while learning about story structure. Each week a different book will be used as inspiration for a craft project. For example: We will read Strega Nona by Tomie DePaola and create a project with pasta. Additionally, famous artist and historic topics will be used as inspiration for projects. For example: We will read the book The Cat and the Bird by Geraldine Elschner, a story written about the painting The Cat and the Bird by Paul Klee. Students will then look at paintings by Paul Klee and tell a story. This class is centered around students' creativity and positive reinforcement in order to foster confidence.
YearMonday12:45-02:00ElementaryBedford
FULL
Little Lincoln Learning Solutions - VC3VAV051 ( Virtual )
Virtual online course. Use this selection to sign up for your Gull Lake Virtual School Vendors, or any other virtual class from an outside vendor. Once you select this, please download the Virtual enrollment form from your account listed under Forms select the last form option to print and submit to us. (see more specific instructions when registering)
YearAnyVirtual
FULL
Mad About Science - 1 - SC3BEV060 ( Virtual )
Using Scientific Method to Design Solutions This class is to orient the young student to think in ways that solve challenges scientifically. Student will work on a new project in class each week. Each project will highlight a scientific principle which directly relates to the hands on activity. Concepts will be reinforced with the direct hands on experiments conducted during class time. This class is supplemental to a core curriculum.
YearTuesday10:15-11:30ElementaryBedford
FULL
Mastering the Five Paragraph Essay - EN1BHV000 ( Virtual )
Students will explore grammar from the basics of sentence structure to the elements of an effective paragraph. They will then combine their skills to write a five paragraph essay, emulating the requirements often used in college applications and scholarship applications. While some ELO class time will be required, students will often be given the option of completing the work online on their own. All students should attend the first day to receive a syllabus and schedule of mandatory class time.
1st SemesterFriday12:45-02:00HighBedford
FULL
Math Pentathlon Grades 2-3 - MT3BEP004 ( Project Based )
Grades 2-3 Come join in the mathematical fun! Math Pentathlon is a set of interactive problem-solving challenges, for students ages 1st through 7th grades. The games are divided into four Divisions. Division I is for grade 1, Division II is for grades 2 and 3, Division III is for grades 4 and 5, and Division IV is for grades 6 and 7. The games strengthen basic math concepts and skills, and stimulate creative thinking while developing problem-solving skills. Children will experience activities in the areas of spatial, computational and logical reasoning while having fun playing these activities. Children of varying abilities and learning styles are motivated to enjoy math and spend more time learning math skills and concepts through use of these challenges.
YearFriday10:15-11:30ElementaryBedford
FULL
Math Pentathlon Grades 4-5 - MT3BEP005 ( Project Based )
Grades 4-5 Come join in the mathematical fun! Math Pentathlon is a set of interactive problem-solving challenges, for students ages 1st through 7th grades. The games are divided into four Divisions. Division I is for grade 1, Division II is for grades 2 and 3, Division III is for grades 4 and 5, and Division IV is for grades 6 and 7. The games strengthen basic math concepts and skills, and stimulate creative thinking while developing problem-solving skills. Children will experience activities in the areas of spatial, computational and logical reasoning while having fun playing these activities. Children of varying abilities and learning styles are motivated to enjoy math and spend more time learning math skills and concepts through use of these challenges.
YearFriday11:30-12:45ElementaryBedford
FULL
Michigan Virtual - VC3VAV053 ( Virtual )
Virtual online course. Use this selection to sign up for your Gull Lake Virtual School Vendors, or any other virtual class from an outside vendor. Once you select this, please download the Virtual enrollment form from your account listed under Forms select the last form option to print and submit to us. (see more specific instructions when registering)
YearAnyVirtual
FULL
Michigander - SS3BHP009 ( Project Based )
History and Government of the State of Michigan A class for any Michigan high school student highlighting the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution of Michigan, and the history and present form of civil government of the United States. The political subdivisions and municipalities of the state of Michigan will be covered. Special attention will be paid to history before statehood. The student’s experience will encompass more than just books with field trips, eyewitness testimonies, and first hand accounts of local history. Resources will be used from local library reference sections. Students will be required to write a research project about a topic of their choosing within the realm of the subject of this class as a final project.
YearMonday12:45-02:00HighBedford
FULL
Middle School Paragraph Writing - EN1BMV004 ( Virtual )
Students will learn to build paragraphs from the ground up. Starting with great sentence writing, students will learn to express a complete thought. Then, they will practice introduction and concluding statements. Finally, students will practice writing paragraphs for a variety of different situations. Finally, students will draft simple essays, following appropriate pre writing steps. This class will be a precursor to Mastering the 5 Paragraph Essay.
1st SemesterFriday12:45-02:00MiddleBedford
FULL
Middle School Paragraph Writing - EN1RXV005 ( Virtual )
Students will learn to build paragraphs from the ground up. Starting with great sentence writing, students will learn to express a complete thought. Then, they will practice introduction and concluding statements. Finally, students will practice writing paragraphs for a variety of different situations. Finally, students will draft simple essays, following appropriate pre writing steps. This class will be a precursor to Mastering the 5 Paragraph Essay.
1st SemesterMonday03:30-04:30Middle/HighRichland
FULL
Minecraft Communities - TE1BEP015 ( Project Based )
Minecraft Communities (Project Based) In this single semester class we will use MinecraftEdu to create 4 different communities: a Medieval village, an American Pioneer settlement, a 21st Century town, and a futuristic outpost. Students will be required to document their progress as they establish goals, construct the colony, and role play a job that will help make the community sustainable. The goal of this class is to produce high quality Minecraft worlds that can be uploaded for other schools to use via the MinecraftEdu website. Requirements: students must be fluent readers and have basic keyboarding skills. Previous experience with Minecraft is not required. This class is open to 3rd - 6th graders. Assignments will be modified to match student's reading/writing skill levels (i.e. beginner, intermediate, advanced) and will be graded. An overall grade of 75% (including class participation and written assignments) will be required to pass this class. MinecraftEdu computers will be provided by the school. Private Minecraft accounts will not be accessible.
1st SemesterFriday11:30-12:45ElementaryBedford
FULL
Minecraft Communities - TE1BMP016 ( Project Based )
Minecraft Communities (Project Based) In this single semester class we will use MinecraftEdu to create 4 different communities: a Medieval village, an American Pioneer settlement, a 21st Century town, and a futuristic outpost. Students will be required to document their progress as they establish goals, construct the colony, and role play a job that will help make the community sustainable. The goal of this class is to produce high quality Minecraft worlds that can be uploaded for other schools to use via the MinecraftEdu website. Requirements: students must be fluent readers and have basic keyboarding skills. Previous experience with Minecraft is not required. This class is open to 3rd - 6th graders. Assignments will be modified to match student's reading/writing skill levels (i.e. beginner, intermediate, advanced) and will be graded. An overall grade of 75% (including class participation and written assignments) will be required to pass this class. MinecraftEdu computers will be provided by the school. Private Minecraft accounts will not be accessible.
1st SemesterFriday11:30-12:45MiddleBedford
FULL
Mixed Media - VA3BXV039 ( Virtual )
Students in this class will be using a variety of materials to create compelling arts of the still life, landscape and the human figure. Emphasis will be placed on critical observation, composition and the use of materials. Whether beginning, intermediate or advanced all students are guaranteed to strengthen their skills in this drawing class. A survey of art history will be ongoing. Materials will include graphite, charcoal, conte crayon, chalks, oil pastels, ink and watercolor and other mediums.
YearMonday02:00-03:15Middle/HighBedford
FULL
Mosaic and Fused Glass Beginner - VA3BXV021 ( Virtual )
Students will be introduced to many different ways of creating mosaic art using a variety of materials. Fused glass is a natural extension of mosaic technique, and students will transition to fused glass projects after successfully displaying an understanding of how to manipulate small materials artistically and economically to make a larger work of art. The Elements of Art and Principles of Design will provide the foundation for using color, pattern and design in artwork. Students will also learn about the history of mosaic and fused glass through the ages, as well as contemporary mosaic and fused glass artists. This class will include hands-on class projects and weekly out-of-class virtual assignments.
YearThursday09:00-11:30Middle/HighBedford
FULL
Mosaic and Fused Glass Mashup - VA3BHP030 ( Project Based )
This Project Based Learning class will combine the study of art history, artists and famous works of art with a variety of different art media, but primarily fused glass and mosaic art. Combining research with art skills and techniques learned in previous Mosaic and Fused Glass classes, students will creatively interpret works of art in a style similar to those made by the artists they study. In addition to learning about art history and making art, students will work towards becoming proficient in a variety of presentation techniques, both orally and with technology. Students will be required to keep journals with notes, sketches and do research. A minimum of 2 full years of Mosaic and Fused Glass class experience is required in order to enroll in this class.
YearWednesday11:30-02:00HighBedford
FULL
Mosaic and Fused Glass Studio Intermediate - VA3BXV024 ( Virtual )
Students in the Intermediate class will use knowledge gained in the Beginner class to further their skill and understanding of mosaic and fused glass techniques. More advanced paper mosaic projects, recycled art mosaic, glass slumping and inclusions will be explored. Students will be encouraged to start working independently to develop ideas for their own projects. As in the Beginner class, The Elements of Art and Principles of Design will provide the foundation for using color, pattern and design in artwork. Students will continue to learn about the history of mosaic and fused glass through the ages, as well as contemporary mosaic and fused glass artists. This class will include hands-on class projects and weekly out-of-class virtual assignments.
YearWednesday09:00-11:30Middle/HighBedford
FULL
Music Appreciation - MU3VXV016 ( Virtual )
Hear the sound of academic success with this online music appreciation course from ODYSSEYWARE. This year long elective provides instruction in basic musical elements, traces the evolution of classical music, and gives students a firm foundation for a lifelong appreciation of music. With listening exercises, students will be more in tune to the ways that music is not only enjoyed for pleasure, but will help them better analyze music characteristic that affect what we hear.
YearAnyMiddle/HighVirtualicon for more information
FULL
Music Makers Around the World 1st-3rd - MU3BEV010 ( Virtual )
An excellent foundation for any musical instruction. Includes singing, creative and structured movement, ensemble playing, focused listening and ear training, movement games, introduction to music reading and writing, dancing, storytelling, musical exploration, improvisation. Much emphasis is put on patterns, both melodic and rhythmic, using solfeggio and the Gordon rhythmic language. Grades 1st-3rd
YearWednesday09:00-10:15ElementaryBedford
FULL
Music Makers at the Keyboard I 1st-3rd - MU3BEV011 ( Virtual )
An exciting musical experience where children are encouraged to sing and play music with their peers. Lays the foundation for success at the keyboard and other musical endeavors. Students learn to sing tunefully individually and with the class, to read and write melodic patterns using solfeggio in major and minor. Included is chanting, reading and writing rhythmic patterns using the Gordon rhythmic language. Students dance to help learn musical form, feel the beat with the whole body, and enjoy movement with the body to express the music. Students perform for each other in a very low-stress environment, building confidence. Grades 1st-3rd
YearWednesday10:15-11:30ElementaryBedford
FULL
Music Makers at the Keyboard II and III - MU3BEV012 ( Virtual )
Open to students who have finished Music Makers at the Keyboard I. Grades 2nd-4th.
YearWednesday11:30-12:45ElementaryBedford
FULL
Music Makers at the Keyboard IV 2nd-4th - MU3BEV013 ( Virtual )
Open to students who have finished Music Makers at the Keyboard III; Grades 2nd-4th.
YearWednesday12:45-02:00ElementaryBedford
FULL
National Geographic Geography Bee - SS3BMP020 ( Project Based )
Do you wonder if you have what it takes to WIN the National Geographic Geography Bee or simply LOVE geography? Either way, this class is FULL of geography data, games, discussions, and competitions. Quiz bowl topics include political geography, cultural geography, current events, history, weather, and some science. Class will become familiar with multi-media geography interfaces, online testing, tablet/iPad geography quiz/game apps, and online daily quizzes, as well as compete in a mock drill, prior to a school contest. Grades 4-8 may compete and do compete against one another, not only students in their grade. Third-graders who are strong in geography may enroll in class and participate in class activities to become familiar for future competition opportunities only. Pre-requisites: none. Note: Minimum 6 students necessary to hold competition at our school.
YearMonday10:15-11:30MiddleBedford
FULL
Odysseyware - VC3VXV002 ( Virtual )
Our own certified teachers come with Odysseyware. This allows the teacher to tailor the coursework to the learning styles of the individual student. Plus, as the company that gives you more CTE curriculum than any other provider, you can count on Odysseyware for your student's college and career readiness. ODYSSEYWARE courses for students in grades 6-8 raise the bar for Internet-based learning solutions. The curriculum includes courses in the core subject areas of history and geography, language arts, math, science, foreign language for full-time students, as well as a variety of electives for part-time students. Packed with compelling content, interactivity, and dynamic audio and video elements, ODYSSEYWARE engages students, empowers teachers, and inspires academic achievement. Interactive lessons engage young minds and help grade school students develop a lifetime love of learning. As the demand for online courses continues to grow, the ODYSSEYWARE curriculum development team is constantly creating new and enriching classes expanding online learning opportunities for students. Because the curriculum is web-based, content is regularly updated with new material when it becomes available. ODYSSEYWARE technology-based courses provide an enhanced educational experience for a diverse mix of students.
YearAnyMiddle/HighVirtual
FULL
Odysseyware 3rd-5th - VC3VEV001 ( Virtual )
Our own certified teachers come with Odysseyware. Odysseyware allows the teacher to tailor the coursework to the learning styles of the individual student. ODYSSEYWARE courses for students in grades 3-5 raise the bar for Internet-based learning solutions. The curriculum includes courses in the core subject areas of history and geography, language arts, math, science, foreign language for full-time students, as well as a variety of electives for part-time students. Packed with compelling content, interactivity, and dynamic audio and video elements, ODYSSEYWARE engages students, empowers teachers, and inspires academic achievement. ODYSSEYWARE elementary courses give students a head start at developing the skills they will need to take them successfully into the 21st century. Interactive lessons engage young minds and help grade school students develop a lifetime love of learning. As the demand for online courses continues to grow, the ODYSSEYWARE curriculum development team is constantly creating new and enriching classes expanding online learning opportunities for students. Exciting electives and advanced courses that prepare students for college and careers are always in development. Because the curriculum is web-based, content is regularly updated with new material when it becomes available. ODYSSEYWARE technology-based courses provide an enhanced educational experience for a diverse mix of students.
YearAnyElementaryVirtual
FULL
Other College - XC3CXV006 ( Virtual )
Other College or University - Dual and Early College (check with office to see what other college may be offered)
YearAnyMiddle/HighCampus
FULL
Other College - XC1CXV019 ( Virtual )
Other College or University - Dual and Early College (check with office to see what other college may be offered)
1st SemesterAnyMiddle/HighCampus
FULL
Other Public School - OT3FXS029
Student Co-enrolled in another public school
YearAnyMiddle/HighOff Site
FULL
P.E. Lifetime Sports and Fitness - PE3BXV044 ( Virtual )
The purpose of this class is to present students with up-to-date knowledge in various sports and fitness. Students will be taught rules, history, and strategies for a variety of sports. Students will also be taught techniques in skill development appropriate for each sport. The class will also involve lifetime fitness. The course will include the following sports: Volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Badminton, Pickleball, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Frisbee Golf, Basketball,Football, and Fitness. Within each sport will be an introduction, drills, skills, strategies, technique, games, and a tournament. The goal for these P.E. classes is to increase overall fitness levels by understanding and applying fitness concepts to a regular workout and a variety of physical activities.
YearThursday09:00-10:15Middle/HighBedford
FULL
PE Anatomy of Movement - Momentum Dance Ballet/Gymnastics at Branch Kalamazoo - PE3VEV051 ( Virtual )
This full year virtual course will examine how anatomy plays a role in specific sports. Students will relate lesson content to the labs offered by community resources. The content will focus on rules, sports etiquette, loco-motor skills, anatomy, physiology, setting goals, and wellness. Students will share their own comparisons and conclusions of body movement in simulated sports and actual sports performance. Students have the opportunity to dive deeper into a specific sport rather than focus on a variety of sports. Students will need to make two way, reciprocal contact with the certified P.E. instructor on a weekly basis. Students will also be required to complete virtual lessons. Use your place based experiential lab to enhance and bring relevance to the Virtual Anatomy of Movement class. Your virtual learning instructor will assist you in choosing age appropriate tools and methods to make your learning visible. Each participant will have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills at the lab location in May. This course is required for any Middle/High school students who wish to take the following Community Partner Place Based Learning Opportunities (PBL). THIS VIRTUAL COMPONENT MUST BE COMPLETED Tuesday 9:30-10:30am Ballet/gymnastics Grades K-3 This fun combo class incorporates the basics of ballet and gymnastics in both the dance studio and gym. We will learn positions of the feet and arms, barre exercises, across the floor combinations and simple dances.
YearAnyElementaryVirtual
FULL
PE Health and Wellness - Momentum Dance Ballet/Jazz at Branch Kalamazoo - PE3VEV052 ( Virtual )
The Health and Wellness through Lifetime Sports class will allow students to use content to prepare and manage themselves to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. The class will cover goal setting, hygiene, nutrition, and the students overall social, physical, and mental well-being. Use your place based experiential lab to enhance and bring relevance to the virtual Health and Wellness class. Your virtual learning instructor will assist you in choosing age appropriate tools and methods to make your learning visible. Ballet/Jazz Grade 3rd-5th This combo class with incorporate the graceful ballet foundation with the fun and exciting energy and music of jazz! We will work on barre, center and across the floor combinations and add simple dances that work technique and fun!
YearAny00:00-00:00ElementaryVirtual
FULL
PLATO Courseware - VC3VXV003 ( Virtual )
Plato Courseware is built on standards-based online curriculum grounded in a tradition of solid research, sound pedagogy, and applied innovation. Plato has developed rigorous, relevant curriculum that challenges students with a 21st century approach engaging them with interactive, media-rich content. - Rigorous courses, proven to improve student achievement - Robust flexibility allows student customization courseware to meet their unique needs - High quality content for supplemental learning and extended learning and Career Technical Education - NCAA Eligibility Learn from implementation coaches experienced in the NCAA process Leverage high-quality courses and content the NCAA requires Turn your student athletes dreams into reality
YearAnyMiddle/HighVirtual
FULL
Project Based Music - MU3FHP043 ( Project Based )
This is a project based music opportunity for student's driven to take music to a new level and is suitable for older high school students who are creative, driven and self motivated. This course will offer student's a weekly PBL of choice from our Community Partners. The student-led project will emerge during the student music experience and will require regularly scheduled meetings with the teacher of record.
YearAnyHighOff Site
FULL
PSAT/SAT Test Prep - OT1BXV002 ( Virtual )
This class may help your student qualify for thousands of dollars in extra financial aid!! Standardized tests like the PSAT and SAT are frightening experiences for most students. This course will help the student to develop key skills that will boost a student's ability to score well on the verbal portions of these tests. Students will learn some keys to quick reading comprehension and word usage analysis. We will study vocabulary that is frequently used on these tests and itemize specific math principles and formulas that are must-knows. In this arena, confidence building is as important as content building! In the game of standardized test taking, confidence is the essential edge; practice and experience guarantee increased confidence.
1st SemesterWednesday11:30-12:45Middle/HighBedford
FULL
PSAT/SAT Test Prep - OT1RXV027 ( Virtual )
This class may help your student qualify for thousands of dollars in extra financial aid!! Standardized tests like the PSAT and SAT are frightening experiences for most students. This course will help the student to develop key skills that will boost a student's ability to score well on the verbal portions of these tests. Students will learn some keys to quick reading comprehension and word usage analysis. We will study vocabulary that is frequently used on these tests and itemize specific math principles and formulas that are must-knows. In this arena, confidence building is as important as content building! In the game of standardized test taking, confidence is the essential edge; practice and experience guarantee increased confidence.
1st SemesterTuesday02:20-03:30Middle/HighRichland
FULL
Rhythm, Drumming and Motion - MU3BEV001 ( Virtual )
This class will include learning about many kinds of drums such as frame drum, goblet drum, snare drum, and more. Did you know that the drum was designed and played, in some cultures, to resemble the beating of your heart? You will learn introduction to rhythm and notation as well as explore many kinds of drums and their uses.
YearTuesday10:15-11:30ElementaryBedford
FULL
Rhythm, Drumming and Motion - MU3BMV048 ( Virtual )
Grades 6th-7th This class will include learning about many kinds of drums such as frame drum, goblet drum, snare drum, and more. Did you know that the drum was designed and played, in some cultures, to resemble the beating of your heart? You will learn introduction to rhythm and notation as well as explore many kinds of drums and their uses.
YearTuesday10:15-11:30MiddleBedford
FULL
Robotics 1 Section 2 - 6th Grade ONLY - SC3BMV056 ( Virtual )
6th Grade ONLY We will be using Lego EV3 Robotics Kits to learn how to build and program robots. Our curriculum was developed by Carnegie Mellon University. Here is their mission statement and vision for its use: Mission – “Use the motivational effect of robotics to excite students about science and technology.” Vision – “All students are technologically literate, mathematically competent, and confident about their future.”
YearThursday10:15-11:30MiddleBedford
FULL
Robotics 1 Section 1 - Grade 3rd-5th - SC3BEV019 ( Virtual )
We will be using Lego EV3 Robotics Kits to learn how to build and program robots. Our curriculum was developed by Carnegie Mellon University. Here is their mission statement and vision for its use: Mission – “Use the motivational effect of robotics to excite students about science and technology.” Vision – “All students are technologically literate, mathematically competent, and confident about their future.”
YearTuesday11:30-12:45ElementaryBedford
FULL
Robotics 1 Section 1 - Grade 6 ONLY - SC3BMV053 ( Virtual )
Grade 6 ONLY In class we will use Lego EV3 Robotics Kits to learn how to build and program robots. The goal of this class is to use the motivational effect of robotics to excite students about science and technology. Students learn how to program robot behaviors, by using motors, and rotation, sound, light, touch, gyroscopic, and ultrasonic sensors, students start by using robot building instructions, programming movement, then move on to working with sensors and more complex robot behaviors.
YearTuesday11:30-12:45MiddleBedford
FULL
Robotics 1 Section 2 - Grades 3rd - 5th - SC3BEV038 ( Virtual )
We will be using Lego NXT Robotics Kits to learn how to build and program robots. Our curriculum was developed by Carnegie Mellon University. Here is their mission statement and vision for its use: Mission – “Use the motivational effect of robotics to excite students about science and technology.” Vision – “All students are technologically literate, mathematically competent, and confident about their future.”
YearThursday10:15-11:30ElementaryBedford
FULL
Robotics 1 Section 3 - 3rd - 5th Grade - SC3BEV066 ( Virtual )
Grades 3rd-5th - We will be using Lego EV3 Robotics Kits to learn how to build and program robots. Our curriculum was developed by Carnegie Mellon University. Here is their mission statement and vision for its use: Mission – “Use the motivational effect of robotics to excite students about science and technology.” Vision – “All students are technologically literate, mathematically competent, and confident about their future.”
YearThursday12:45-02:00ElementaryBedford
FULL
Robotics 1 Section 3 - 6th Grade ONLY - SC3BMV067 ( Virtual )
Grade 6 - We will be using Lego EV3 Robotics Kits to learn how to build and program robots. Our curriculum was developed by Carnegie Mellon University. Here is their mission statement and vision for its use: Mission – “Use the motivational effect of robotics to excite students about science and technology.” Vision – “All students are technologically literate, mathematically competent, and confident about their future.”
YearThursday12:45-02:00MiddleBedford
FULL
Robotics 2 Sec 1 - 4th-5th - SC3BEV020 ( Virtual )
In class we will use Lego EV3 extension Robotics Kits to learn how to build and program robots. The goal of this class is to use the motivational effect of robotics to excite students about science and technology. Students learn how to program robot behaviors, by using motors, and rotation, sound, light, touch, gyroscopic, and ultrasonic sensors.students start by using robot building instructions, programming movement.then move on to working with sensors and more complex robot behaviors. Grades 4rd-5th
YearTuesday12:45-02:00ElementaryBedford
FULL
Robotics 2 - Sec 1 - 6th Grade ONLY - SC3BMV054 ( Virtual )
6th Grade ONLY In class we will use Lego EV3 extension Robotics Kits to learn how to build and program robots. The goal of this class is to use the motivational effect of robotics to excite students about science and technology. Students learn how to program robot behaviors, by using motors, and rotation, sound, light, touch, gyroscopic, and ultrasonic sensors, students start by using robot building instructions, programming movement, then move on to working with sensors and more complex robot behaviors.
YearTuesday12:45-02:00MiddleBedford
FULL
Robotics 2 Sec 2 - SC3BEV057 ( Virtual )
Grades 3-5 In class we will use Lego EV3 extension Robotics Kits to learn how to build and program robots. The goal of this class is to use the motivational effect of robotics to excite students about science and technology. Students learn how to program robot behaviors, by using motors, and rotation, sound, light, touch, gyroscopic, and ultrasonic sensors.students start by using robot building instructions, programming movement.then move on to working with sensors and more complex robot behaviors. Grades 4rd-5th
YearThursday11:30-12:45ElementaryBedford
FULL
Robotics 2 Sec 2 - Grade 6 ONLY - SC3BMV058 ( Virtual )
In class we will use Lego EV3 extension Robotics Kits to learn how to build and program robots. The goal of this class is to use the motivational effect of robotics to excite students about science and technology. Students learn how to program robot behaviors, by using motors, and rotation, sound, light, touch, gyroscopic, and ultrasonic sensors.students start by using robot building instructions, programming movement.then move on to working with sensors and more complex robot behaviors. Grade 6
YearThursday11:30-12:45MiddleBedford
FULL
Service Learning - OT1VHV022 ( Virtual )
This online, hybrid course will provide you with the means to investigate, study and experience service learning opportunities in your community and to discover how communities address issues with diverse populations. This course has as its major objective the encouragement of critical thinking and practical experiences with respect to the concepts of citizenship and social responsibility. It will require you to participate in a community-based service learning project and to complement your community work with written and oral reflections.
1st SemesterTuesday02:00-04:30HighVirtualicon for more information
FULL
Shmoop - VC1VXV008 ( Virtual )
Shmoop has been a digital publishing company with a point of view. Our teaching method revolves around the basic idea that learning is tough�so we carry gallons of academic WD-40 to squirt on the tracks whenever we can. And as an added bonus, we're funny. At least we like to think so. Our free Learning Guides, Online Courses, College Readiness Prep, and Test Prep balance a teen-friendly, approachable style with academically rigorous materials to help students understand why they should care. We also give students an honest look into life after high school. Our Careers page is written by real, studly Oil Rig Drillers, Delta Force Captains, and Marine Biologists, while our College 101 section tells students what college might actually look, feel, and smell like. Thousands of schools around the world use Shmoop as part of their curriculum, and the company has also been honored by the Interwebs: three times by the Webby Awards and Scholastic Administrator Magazine (Best in Tech).
1st SemesterAnyMiddle/HighVirtualicon for more information
FULL
Spanish Language and Culture - LA3BXP027 ( Project Based )
This class offers a combined Spanish language and culture opportunity for students that would like a complete language program. This Spanish class offers students the opportunity to continue language study by building a vocabulary base and concentrating on listening skills as they hear the language context. This class also focuses on the learning of the four basics language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. We will explore the Spanish culture, rich in traditions, celebrations and food! Join this fun and interactive class. Studies have shown repeatedly that foreign language learning increases critical thinking skills, creativity and flexibility of mind in young children.
YearAny02:00-04:30Middle/HighBedford
FULL
Spanish Language Culture - LA3BXP009 ( Project Based )
In this class, we will explore the Spanish culture, rich in traditions, celebrations and food! Join this fun and interactive class. Studies have shown repeatedly that foreign language learning increases critical thinking skills, creativity and flexibility of mind in young children.
YearWednesday03:15-04:30Middle/HighBedford
FULL
Spanish Language I - LA3BEV011 ( Virtual )
This Spanish class is full of fun learning! Communication, songs, games, stories and projects help young students develop an interest and gain knowledge of Spanish through a natural approach to the language. Basic Spanish grammar, reading and writing is also introduced.
YearWednesday12:45-02:00ElementaryBedford
FULL
Spanish Language I - LA3BXV012 ( Virtual )
This Spanish class offers students the opportunity to continue language study by building a vocabulary base and concentrating on listening skills as they hear the language context. This class also focuses on the learning of the four basics language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
YearWednesday02:00-03:15Middle/HighBedford
FULL
Spanish Language I - LA3RXV024 ( Virtual )
This Spanish class is full of fun learning! Communication, songs, games, stories and projects help young students develop an interest and gain knowledge of Spanish through a natural approach to the language. Basic Spanish grammar, reading and writing is also introduced.
YearThursday02:20-03:30Middle/HighRichland
FULL
Think Through Math - MT3VXV007 ( Virtual )
Think Through Math’s unique learning system provides the instructional support that meets individual needs, addresses gaps in knowledge, and corrects student misconceptions. The system is designed to build students’ conceptual understanding, flexible strategic thinking, and problem-solving perseverance. This course is supplemental to core curriculum.
YearAny00:00-00:00Middle/HighVirtual
FULL
Time4Writing - VT3VXV004 ( Virtual )
Time4Writing is an online writing course taught by a Gull Lake certified teacher. The middle school and high school courses are designed to supplement any core language arts program. The curriculum will be delivered virtually to be done in your home with the guidance and assistance of the teacher. The teacher will also be available to meet in person when you are at the Partnership building. The courses range from Basic grammar skills to SAT writing skills. Our Partnership teacher will be available to help select your courses, if needed.
YearAnyMiddle/HighVirtual
FULL
Transportation in Film - OT3BEP046 ( Project Based )
The course will be focused on children’s films that involve transportation. Each unit would involve viewing and discussing film, researching automobiles showcased by film, enrichment activities, and visiting related displays at Gilmore Museum. Students will direct a portion of each unit as they develop questions that can be answered or explored with museum resources. Class will explore multi-disciplinary collaborations.
YearMonday11:30-12:45ElementaryBedford
FULL
Transportation in Film - OT3BXP047 ( Project Based )
The course will be focused on children’s films that involve transportation. Each unit would involve viewing and discussing film, researching automobiles showcased by film, enrichment activities, and visiting related displays at Gilmore Museum. Students will direct a portion of each unit as they develop questions that can be answered or explored with museum resources. Class will explore multi-disciplinary collaborations.
YearMonday11:30-12:45Middle/HighBedford
FULL
Typing and Typesetting - TE1RXV009 ( Virtual )
Intro to Keyboarding, Word Processing and Typography To begin the semester, the students will use software to help master the qwerty keyboard.Proper posture will also be a focus, along with using the home row. Hands-on trial of Dvorak and Colemak (alternatives to qwerty) will be provided and encouraged. Regular testing of words per minute will be recorded, so progress can be tracked and rewarded. Next, students will learn about fonts and layout. Students will develop the skill set required to implement a wide variety of formats. These will include an academic paper in MLA, AMA and Chicago. We will study different typefaces. Also studied will be the art of designing, setting, and arranging type in preparation for digital and print publication.From kerning to serifs, proper terms for the anatomy of text will be taught and used. Other formats will include business letters, business cards, posters, word-art, envelopes, and webpages.
1st SemesterTuesday02:20-03:30Middle/HighRichland
FULL
Video Journalism/ Kids News Program - OT3BEP040 ( Project Based )
Course would cover editorial process, developing stories, determining newsworthiness, components of video reporting, the art of interviewing, and fact checking. With the backdrop of museum exhibits, students would speak pre-scripted news stories and conduct interviews or polls. When possible, students would utilize the museum’s research library for background information. Video segments could focus on first person costumed dramatization, scripted news stories, or promote museum events, or explore visitor feedback through polling. Students may also enroll in Videography Production to take part in filming and editing, or may take only this journalism course.
YearMonday12:45-02:00ElementaryBedford
FULL
Videography/ News Production - OT3BEP042 ( Project Based )
Course would cover roles associated with video production, scouting locations and set up, best practices for audio gathering, and lighting basics. With the backdrop of museum exhibits, students would film Video Journalism students interviewing, polling, and reporting. Students may also enroll in Video Journalism to determine content and be on camera, in addition to take part in filming and editing.
YearMonday12:45-02:00ElementaryBedford
FULL
Videography/ Production - OT3BXP043 ( Project Based )
Course would cover roles associated with video production, scouting locations and set up, best practices for audio gathering, and lighting basics. With the backdrop of museum exhibits, students would film Video Journalism students interviewing, polling, and reporting. Students may also enroll in Video Journalism to determine content and be on camera, in addition to take part in filming and editing.
YearMonday02:00-03:15Middle/HighBedford
FULL
Virtual - VC3VAV000 ( Virtual )
Virtual online course. See online catalogs; Lincoln Learning Solutions, FuelEd, K-12, Michigan Virtual. Use this selection to sign up for your Gull Lake Virtual School Vendors, or any other virtual class from an outside vendor. Once you select this, please download the Virtual enrollment form from your account listed under Forms select the last form option to print and submit to us. (see more specific instructions when registering)
YearAnyVirtual
FULL
Who is That Artist? 3rd-5th - VA3BEP032 ( Project Based )
A multi-disciplinary, Project Based Learning class that is designed to introduce elementary students to a wide variety of artists and art techniques. Students will be encouraged to ask questions, do research and explore their own creativity as they learn about the importance of artists throughout history. Projects will include drawing; painting; collage; mixed media, glass, clay and sculpture. Students will keep a journal with notes and sketches, and create a portfolio of their artwork. Please note: This is a continuation of a class started last year but there is no prerequisite or previous art experience necessary!
YearTuesday10:15-11:30ElementaryBedford
FULL
WMU - XC3CXV002 ( Virtual )
Western Michigan University - Dual and Early College
YearAnyMiddle/HighCampus
FULL
WMU-1 - XC1CXV011 ( Virtual )
Western Michigan University - Dual and Early College
1st SemesterAnyMiddle/HighCampus
FULL
Wonder of Words II - LA3BEP016 ( Project Based )
More fun with letters, sounds, and words will continue from the Wonder of Words course as reading and language skills further enhance through a multi-sensory program using fun word study and reading comprehension.
YearMonday11:30-12:45ElementaryBedford

GLP Catalog 2016-17

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