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IU Northwest Kids College offers youngsters art, science, language and more

From babysitting to Broadway, an array of courses are planned for Kids College, June 18 – July 3

Thursday Apr 26, 2012


Kids College at Indiana University Northwest is offering all the right classes for eager young students ages 7 to 13, in three-week courses that meet Monday through Friday from June 18 to July 3.

From babysitting and journalism classes to math and crafts, youth will have the opportunity to interactively explore a wide variety of interests in fun ways. A maximum of three courses can be taken by each age group, as follows:

For ages 7 to 9:

Math for ISTEP meets from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Students will learn basic math skills to help improve scores on the ISTEP test. Students work individually and in groups.

Hands on Science meets from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Students will have fun creating fascinating solutions to various science experiments.

Show Biz meets from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Students will learn how to project their voice, speak clearly and get over stage jitters in preparation for an audition or performance. The class will conclude with a short performance on the last day.

Reading and Writing for ISTEP meets from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Students will practice reading and writing techniques that will improve comprehension and confidence for the ISTEP test.

Take the Mystery Out of Math meets from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Students will enjoy reasoning and solving math challenges using hands-on techniques.

Fun With French meets from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Students will learn basic conversation and writing skills in French. Learn about the culture and people of France through games, projects, songs and other activities.

Art-2-D Drawing for New Kids meets from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Students will have fun learning two-dimensional drawing using various media including pencil, crayon, and color pencil.

Get Crafty meets from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Students will learn to make gifts, decorations and more and discover things they can create from simple items around the house.

Economics and Comics meets from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Students will learn basic economics concepts through the use of comics and other hands-on activities.

Write Place, Write Time meets from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Students will write fairytales, poetry, autobiographies, plays, news stories and more. Young authors will expand their vocabularies and stretch their imaginations.

For ages 10-13:

Junior Journalists meets from 8 to 9:15 a.m. This class will teach students the basics of writing, editing and producing a newspaper. They will go on interviews, find leads and get the top story. From writing inverted pyramid style to comics, this class will cover it all.

Art-2-D Drawing Class meets from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Students will learn to use the seven elements of art and the eight principles of design in various projects using a variety of media.

Young Authors meets from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Students will write and illustrate their very own book.

Fan Fiction meets from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Are you Team Edward or Team Jacob? Hungry for more Hunger Games? This class will help students explore the world of fan fiction and write their very own novel series.

Let’s Put on a Show meets from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Students will learn what it takes to be in a musical theater production. They’ll learn vocal techniques and stage movement. This class will prepare kids to try-out for school productions with confidence.

Math is All Around You meets from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Students will learn how day-to-day activities like shopping, dining out and cooking can be made easier with math.

French – The Statue of Liberty (and other French things) meets from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Students will discover the answers to famous questions like, “What’s so French about French fries?” and other fun facts about France and the French language.

American Red Cross Babysitting Class meets from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Students will learn how to hold, care for, feed and change a baby and how to take care of and play with toddlers. They will learn adult, child and infant CPR as well as first aid and become a card-carrying certified American Red Cross babysitter.

To Be a Superhero meets from 11 to 12:15 p.m. Superheroes aren’t born, they’re made! Students will learn what it takes to be a superhero.

Let’s Play in Spanish meets from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Students will learn greetings, numbers, colors, days of the week, months, sports, games, music and more.

Each course costs $75.

Kids College courses are taught by IU Northwest instructors or area high school teachers. They are designed to serve as fun, interactive explorations of interesting topics. Students will learn about some of their favorite interests or pastimes while also absorbing concepts and information that will be useful to them during the school year. By emphasizing in-class demonstrations and hands-on learning rather than textbooks or homework, Kids College helps build students’ excitement about education and the places it may take them.

Payment can be made online at 2012 Kids College or by mailing your registration form along with a check or money order to: Indiana University, IU Conferences, PO Box 6212, Indianapolis, IN 46206-6212. All checks/money orders should be made payable to: Indiana University, #1004-12. A registration form can be downloaded here.

For questions on Kids College classes, please contact Aarica Correa at 219-980-6828 or at [[acorrea]]

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