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Academics, Athletics, Enrichment
Education Designed
for You with You

"They allowed me to make my own choices for myself - and I was very happy about that. They adapt to me; I don't adapt to them."
-Zack Dempster, Class of 2021

Summer 2022 Class Offerings at EWoW

All classes are for learners aged 14 and up - high school students, college students, and/or adults.  Some classes, such as Calculicious and Financial Literacy are designed for high school seniors and up.

Sports Lab

James Abbott

M, Tu, W, Th, F

9am – 10:30am

5 Week Intensives

Term 1 runs June 13th through July 15th

Term 2 runs July 18th through August 19th

 

Taught by Airforce Veteran, and mental health guru, James Abbott, who runs this class during the academic year for EWoW.  This class is terrific for high school students and/or college students who want some motivation to get out of the house and get moving with their friends over the summer.  Play pickup games like basketball, soccer, tennis, or frisbee, or maybe even an occasional game of golf, when the weather is nice, or hit the gym when the weather is too hot or rainy.  Get out of the house, see your friends, get a workout in, and get on with your day.

 

Minimum 3 students, maximum 8 students. EWoW students, register for 2 days a week, both terms, and earn .25 Health & Safety credits or use as make up work to boost your current grades.

Choose which days you would like to attend:

One day per week: $125

Two days per week: $250

Three days per week: $375

Four days per week: $475

Five days per week: $590

 

Golf and gym fees are additional expenses paid by each student.

 

Digital Arts, Manga, Animation

Andrea Rios

M, W, F

10:30am – 12noon

5 Week Intensives

Term 1 runs June 13th through July 15th

Term 2 runs July 18th through August 19th

$375 per term

 

This is a working studio class and through demonstrations and hands on work you will learn to solve visual problems using computer software.  Utilize Wacom tablets, Adobe programs, and iMac Studio Computers to design and create digital art.  Taught by digital artist and illustrator, Andrea Rios. 

 

EWoW students may earn .25 Fine Art credits or use as make up work to boost your current grades.

Minimum 4 students, maximum 8 students.

The Psychology of Art

Andrea Rios
James Abbott

M, W, F

12:30pm – 2pm

5 Week Intensives

Term 1 runs June 13th through July 15th

Term 2 runs July 18th through August 19th

$375 per term

 

An exploratory class where we will focus on how art is shaped by the psychology of the artist. We will look at Outsider Art, Vent Art, Art based on mental illnesses. We may also look at historical ways certain events shaped the style of art.   Taught by digital artist and illustrator Andrea Rios and psychology teacher, James Abbott.

Minimum 5 students, maximum 10 students.

 

EWoW students may earn .25 Social Science or Fine Art credits or use as make up work to boost your current grades.

Beginning/Intermediate Spanish

Monica Vazquez

M, W, F

1 – 2pm

7 Week Intensives

June 13th through July 29th

$445

 

Taught by EWoW instructor and native Spanish speaker Monica Vazquez, M.Ed. Keep up with your foreign language practice and studies over the summer!  This class is not for complete beginners, but for students who wish to improve their Spanish speaking skills and get a head start on their classes for the fall.

Minimum 4 students, maximum 8 students.

 

EWoW students may earn .25 Foreign Language credits or use as make up work to boost your current grades.

Introduction to Japanese Language & Culture

Sandy Ho

M, W, F

2pm – 3pm

5 Week Intensives

Term 1 runs June 13th through July 15th

Term 2 runs July 18th through August 19th

$325 per term

 

Taught by EWoW instructor and native Sandy Ho. This class is for students who enjoy Japanese music, films, and culture, and who would like to learn some more of the language and culture of Japan.

Minimum 4 students, maximum 8 students.

 

EWoW students may earn .25 Foreign Language credits or use as make up work to boost your current grades.

Intermediate/Advanced Spanish

Monica Vazquez

M, W, F

1 – 2pm

7 Week Intensive

June 13th through July 29th

$425

 

Taught by EWoW instructor and native Spanish speaker Monica Vazquez, M.Ed. Keep up with your foreign language practice and studies over the summer!  This class is for students who wish to improve their Spanish speaking skills and get a head start on their classes for the fall.

Minimum 4 students, maximum 8 students.

 

EWoW students may earn .25 Foreign Language credits or use as make up work to boost your current grades.

 

Intermediate Japanese

Sandy Ho

M, W, F

1pm-2pm

5 Week Intensives

Term 1 runs June 13th through July 15th

Term 2 runs July 18th through August 19th

$325 per term

 

Taught by EWoW instructor and native Sandy Ho. Keep up with your foreign language practice and studies over the summer!  This class is for students who wish to improve their Japanese speaking skills and get a head start on their classes for the fall. 

 

Minimum 4 students, maximum 8 students.

EWoW students may earn .25 Foreign Language credits or use as make up work to boost your current grades.

Introduction to American Sign Language

Mikey Wescott

M, W, F

2– 3pm

5 Week Intensive

July 18th through August 19th

$325

 

Taught by EWoW instructor and Mikey Wescott. This is an overview of American Sign Language (ASL), its basic vocabulary, structure, syntax and grammar. Students will focus on mastering the basics of fingerspelling, numbers, colors, facial grammar, and sentence structure.

Minimum 4 students, maximum 8 students.

 

EWoW students may earn .25 Foreign Language credits or use as make up work to boost your current grades.

American Sign Language

Mikey Wescott

M, W, F

1-2pm

5 Week Intensive

July 18th through August 19th

$325

 

Taught by EWoW instructor and Mikey Wescott. This is a continuation of American Sign Language (ASL), vocabulary, structure, syntax and grammar. Students will focus on mastering the basics of fingerspelling, numbers, colors, facial grammar, and sentence structure. Students will also learn conversational/cultural behaviors necessary to hold a beginning-level conversation in ASL, with deaf/hard-of-hearing native users of the language.

Minimum 4 students, maximum 8 students.

 

EWoW students may earn .25 Foreign Language credits or use as make up work to boost your current grades.

Musical Theater Dance

Shea Coughlin

M

3pm – 5pm

5 Week Intensives

Term 1 runs June 13th through July 15th

Term 2 runs July 18th through August 19th

$295 per term

 

This course focuses on development and execution of dance and performance skills as they relate to musical theater dance style and using dance as a method of storytelling as it relates to musical theater. Outside of class, students are required to practice conditioning exercises and choreography, research dance styles and history, and keep a journal of practice time and reflections.

Minimum 2 students, maximum 4 students.  EWoW students may earn .25 Health & Safety credits or use as make up work to boost your current grades.

Atomic Habits

James Abbott

Tu, Th

11am – 12:15 pm

5 Week Intensive

June 13th through July 29th

$325

 

Discover the book Atomic Habits, implementing its advice over the course of this 7-week class.  From the book’s website: “Atomic Habits will reshape the way you think about progress and success and give you the tools and strategies you need to transform your habits—whether you are a team looking to win a championship, an organization hoping to redefine an industry, or simply an individual who wishes to quit smoking, lose weight, reduce stress, and achieve success that lasts.”  Taught by EWoW instructor James Abbott.

 

Minimum 4 students, maximum 10 students. 

 

EWoW students may earn .25 Social Science credits or use as make up work to boost your current grades.  Students are responsible for purchasing the book or audiobook by the first day of class.

Geography Games

Lockey Coughlin

Tu, Th

12:15pm – 1:15pm

5 Week Intensives

June 13th through July 15th

July 18th – August 19th

$250

 

Games, games, and more games.  Geography is easy to learn with the myriad of online and board games available today.  Most students need some shoring up on their geography and this is a fun and easy way to achieve geographical literacy!  Political and physical geography will be covered.

EWoW students may earn .25 social science credits or use as make up work to boost your current grades. 

 

Minimum 4 students, maximum 8 students.

Current Events w/ Historical & Geographical Influences

Lockey Coughlin

Tu, Th

12:15pm – 1:15pm

5 Week Intensives

June 13th through July 15th

July 18th – August 19th

$250

 

This student-led, discussion-based class will look at current events chosen by the students, researching, and discussing the historical and geographical factors that have brought these events to fruition. It’s important to connect students to what is happening in the world around them to broaden their perspectives and deepen their appreciation for the relevance of what they are learning in the classroom.

Students develop knowledge, skills, and informed civic responsibility when they are invited into conversations that are emotionally engaging, intellectually challenging, and relevant to their own lives. Engaging in civil discourse means bringing your mind, heart, and conscience to reflective conversations on topics that matter, in ways that allow you to extend your understanding in dialogue with others.

EWoW students may earn .25 social science credits or use as make up work to boost your current grades. 

 

Minimum 4 students, maximum 8 students.

Physics of Gaming

Jennie DeFazio

Tu, Th

11am – 12:15 pm

June 13th through July 29th

$250

 

Back by popular demand!  Physics and Geometry in Gaming (e.g., Minecraft, Zelda, Geometry Dash of course :)), and Animation (using Pixar material such as in this link -  https://youtu.be/mX0NB9IyYpU).  Taught by EWoW Math & Science Coordinator Jennie DeFazio, MBA.

 

Minimum 4 students, maximum 10 students. 

 

EWoW students may earn .25 Science credits or use as make up work to boost your current grades.

Algebra & Statistics to Solve the World

Jennie DeFazio

Tu, Th

12:15pm – 1:15pm

10 Weeks

June 13th through August 19th

$495

 

Real world, practical applications of algebra to keep you using your math brain.  Excellent for problem solving and get ready for the standardized tests in a way that teaches so much more than just to the test.  Using Algebra and Statistics to investigate 21st Century global problems such as COVID, Water Rights, etc.  This is the math that colleges look for and utilize in many applications!  Listen to this “People I mostly Admire” podcast for more: America’s Math Curriculum Doesn’t Add Up.  Taught by EWoW Math & Science Coordinator Jennie DeFazio, MBA.

 

Minimum 4 students, maximum 10 students. 

 

EWoW students may earn .25 Math credits or use as make up work to boost your current grades.

High School Academy Support

James Abbott

Tu, Th

12:15pm – 1:15pm

 

Required for students taking EWoW High School Academy classes this summer.  Fees are built into the High School Academy classes.  Only available to Education without Walls students.

College Prep

Jennie DeFazio, James Abbott, Cornelia Guest

Tu, Th

12:15pm – 1:15pm

Term 1 runs June 13th through July 15th

Term 2 runs July 18th through August 19th

$375 per term

 

These three instructors will help get any college-bound student ready for college or help kids who are struggling in college to shore up their skills.  Writing, mathematics, executive functioning, and so much more.  Let us set you up for success and prepare for your classes next fall.  A list of classes for which you are registered, with syllabi, if available, is requested.

Executive Functioning & Organizational Support

Lauren English & James Abbott, By Appointment

 

Executive function is an umbrella term in neuroscience to describe the neurological processes involving mental control and self-regulation. Executive functions control and regulate cognitive and social behaviors like controlling impulses, paying attention, remembering information, planning, and organizing time and materials, and responding appropriately to social situations and stressful situations.

 

Executive function takes time to fully develop, and it develops at different rates in different children.  Because of the human brain’s plasticity and enormous capacity for learning, it is possible to improve the executive functions of students with deficits through strategies and support.

 

Time management, scheduling, managing long-term assignments, teaching students how to map out larger projects, to review before new learning begins, how to create visual supports, and to minimize clutter are all strategies that can be discussed and worked on with these excellent instructors.

 

Calculicious – Art and Calculus

Jennie DeFazio

Tu, Th

1:30 – 3pm

Term 1 runs June 13th through July 15th

Term 2 runs July 18th through August 19th

$275 per term

 

This class is for students who are familiar with calculus.  Mathematics and art intersect in our world in beautiful ways. Many mathematicians draw upon art and many artists draw upon mathematics. When mathematics and art come together, students are often inspired, and they can start to see mathematics as a beautiful and creative subject. Poetry is also very mathematical and filled with rich patterns.   Use calculus to make and describe art!

 

Jennie DeFazio wants everyone to embrace math as fun and interesting.  She loves the coming together of math and art.  Jennie’s undergraduate degree is in mathematics, with a minor inn art, so she is uniquely qualified to teach this class.  She is also a ton of fun!

 

EWoW students may earn .25 Math credits or .25 Fine arts credits or use as make up work to boost your current grades.

 

Financial Literacy

Jennie DeFazio

Tu, Th

3:15pm – 4:15pm

Term 1 runs June 13th through July 15th

Term 2 runs July 18th through August 19th

$275 per term

 

Once again, this class is perfect for our fabulous instructor, Jennie DeFazio, to tackle.  Jennie has her MBA from Columbia and worked for many years on Wall Street.  She also loves to have fun and to make learning accessible for everyone!  Use this class to get familiar with the many terms and concepts used in personal finance.

 

The purpose of the course is to prepare learners to make sound financial decisions. It seeks to develop students’ skills and knowledge in money management; spending and credit; saving and investing; becoming a critical consumer; financial responsibility and decision making; and risk management and

insurance.  Instruction will focus on hands-on activities as well as lecture, group discussion, use of technology, and other methods. Students will have the opportunity to work both individually and as part of a small group to complete assignments.

 

EWoW students may earn .25 Math credits or use as make up work to boost your current grades.

 

The Food Lab: Better Cooking Through Science

Jennie DeFazio

W

10:30am – 1pm

Term 1 runs June 13th through July 15th

Term 2 runs July 18th through August 19th

$475 per term includes all food and materials

 

Learn science in the kitchen with Jennie DeFazio using this incredible cookbook! Chef J. Kenji López-Alt, the author of The Food Lab, is the Chief Culinary Advisor of Serious Eats, Chef/Partner at Wursthall (a San Mateo beer hall), and the author of the James Beard Award–nominated column The Food Lab.

 

His first book, The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science is a New York Times bestseller, winner of the James Beard Award for general cooking, and was named Book of the Year by the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

 

EWoW students may earn .25 Science credits or use as make up work to boost your current grades.