Continuing Education

KIDS COLLEGE

Letter from the Director

Using a vocabulary cue from the common core standards, what does collaboration mean?

“The act of working together with one or more people in order to achieve something”

For Kids College - that something is increasing your child’s playing field with the right amount of academics, the mixture of enjoying computers and art while learning about the world.

We take it one step further though, and have that extra something – we continue to collaborate with the QCC campus to extend and offer even more opportunities for our community.

I am proud to announce we are establishing a free physics class with the QCC Education department. Student teachers, who are Future Teacher’s Society members, will teach our students! Your children will learn from them and they from your children!

And lastly, how great it is that our very first semester of the After School Academy has winded down only to successfully start up again for their winter semester! Collaborating with the community, the public and private schools, it is a win-win for your child and for yourself.

Come to the campus and while your child is in class, take one yourself!

Jacqueline Montgomery, Program Director; Angelica Sheffer, Kids College Coordinator; Cailyn De Bie, Afterschool Coordinator, Community Services

All Academic instructors are experienced NYS certified teachers. All enrichment instructors have special expertise in their fields.

Parent-Teacher conferences for academics only will be held on either May 4th or May 11th. Last semester celebration will be held on May 11th.

Academic Enrichment for Elementary Grades K-5

Reading & Writing (grades 1 & 2)

This course will give students the foundation to begin writing as a source of expression, reflection and personal development. They will further their appreciation of literature and learn to master their vocabulary and comprehension skills. Curriculum will be according to each grade.

Mathematics (grades 1 & 2)

Students will be encouraged to approach math in a fun and interactive way while strengthening their mathematics and problem solving skills, by working with numbers, operations, money. Curriculum will be according to each grade.

Painting Around the World (grades K-2)

Budding artists can begin to learn how to be artistic and paint while exploring the world. Bring your imagination! How tall is the Disney castle? How many colors can you paint from your monster friends? Where do penguins live? Bring a "painting shirt" to cover arms and body for painting.

Elementary Preparation for NYS Mandated Assessments

The New York State Science Exam Test Prep (grade 4)

Focus on math analysis, scientific inquiry, technological design, living environment, and physical setting.

English Language Arts (ELA) Test (grades 3-5)

The format includes short answer responses to questions based on reading passages. Focus on test segments, essay responses to oral and written passages dealing with listening comprehension and writing. Please purchase the latest edition of the Barron’s ELA Math workbook prior to first day of class

Mathematics Test (grades 3-5)

Review and practice the required skills measured by the new exam, with emphasis on problem solving. Please purchase the latest edition of the Barron’s MATH workbook prior to first day of class.

Middle School Preparation for NYS Mandated Assessments

The New York State Science Exam Test Prep (grade 8)

Focus on living & physical environment, astronomy, geology, meteorology, chemistry, physics.

English Language Arts (ELA) Test (grades 6-8)

The format includes short answer responses to questions based on reading passages. Focus on test segments, essay responses to oral and written passages dealing with listening comprehension and writing. Please purchase the latest edition of the Barron’s ELA workbook prior to first day of class.

Mathematics Test (grades 6-8)

Review and practice the required skills measured by the new exam, with emphasis on problem solving. Please purchase the latest edition of the Barron’s MATH workbook prior to first day of class.

Chinese Academy

Chinese class: 2 hours

Learn Pinyin

Simplified characters

Explore Chinese through listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Cultural class: 1 hour

Chess, Dancing, Drawing, Handwork, TaeKwonDon, Tennis

Regents Test Prep

Mathematics CLX-572 SA

• IALG Intermediate Algebra

• GEOM Geometry

• AALG Trigonometry/Advanced Algebra

Living Environment (Biology)

Focus on study of life sciences as related to botany, cell physiology, zoology, and biochemistry.

Chemistry

Review matter and energy as related to atomic structure, bonding, electrochemistry, nuclear processes, and other topics.

SAT Test Prep

Scholastic Aptitude Test: SAT

Prepare and improve your scores by developing your verbal, mathematics and essay writing skills. Course includes evaluation of practice tests and essay writing. (CLX-580)

• Learn question analysis and how to eliminate incorrect responses • Learn how to select correct answers to math problems • Practice taking the test under simulated examination conditions. • Review your responses with the instructor. • Build your confidence for success.

SAT Critical Reading Only with Essay

For registrants who secure in their ability to score well on the mathematics portion but would like to reinforce verbal skills. (CLX-581)

SAT Math Skills Only

For registrants secure in their ability to score well on the verbal portion of the SAT but would like to reinforce math skills. (CLX-582)

Teen Enrichment

Portfolio Development for Specialized HS Admissions (grades 6-8)

Develop your portfolio for placement in specialized high schools. Class is geared toward specific portfolio requirements and includes extensive one-on one instruction. Bring an 18 X 24 charcoal pad.

•Beginner: Using drawing as the foundation for all art, work on projects that include: portraits, fashion, still life. Develop your observational drawing skills. Get a head start on the portfolio process!

•Intermediate: Utilize your newly learned experience and work on projects that include: portraits, fashion, still life, landscape, seascape, cityscape, basic one point perspective, and shading techniques. Strengthen your observational drawing skills. This class is a perfect segue for students who have taken the traditional Portfolio class (Fall 2012 offering)!

Video Game Design II (grades 5-12)

Are you a gamer? Want to learn how to make video games? We will provide the tools, the skills and the enthusiasm for students to design and develop their very own video game. Utilize the Game Maker software and learn valuable skills in math, logic, critical thinking, problem solving and creativity to make one complete video game.

Programming for Artists: Introduction

Think “programming” sounds like just a job for computer whiz kids and geeks/ nerds? Not true! Programming can be used to create art! Learn the basics of how to program & make cool animations at the same time.

Painting Around the World (grades 3-5)

Grow your talent as an artist and a painter while exploring the world through your imagination. How steep are the city streets in San Francisco? Where does the Bengal Tiger live? Or how about a picnic in Paris? Bring a "painting shirt" (that covers arms & body).

BodySmart (grades 6-12)

Empower yourself to make healthy lifestyle choices, manage peer pressures and strengthen your knowledge for sports and education. Arm yourself with scientific facts on nutrition, obesity and major illness prevention, through exercise and eating right.

Swimming

Tiny Tots Swimming (age 2-6)

Develop water skills safely and with fun—and with parents. One adult must sign up with and accompany each child during instruction.

•Beginner: Adult must accompany child in pool.

•Intermediate: Adult must accompany child in pool.

•Advanced Transition (ages 6-8): At instructor’s discretion, adult may need to accompany child in pool.

Adolescent/Pre-Teen Swimming (ages 7-14)

Participants are classified at the first session to ensure similar swim levels for each group. To enroll, a child must be able to stand in 3-1/2 feet of water.

•Non-Swimmers/Beginners

Enjoy the water and gain skills.

•Intermediate/Advanced

To join the intermediate or advanced levels, the child should be able to float front and back, do the cross stroke, and use rhythm breathing.

•Competitive Swim Instruction (ages 7-14)

Coaching in various competitive swimming techniques. Style, racing dive, and turns analyzed and remediated. Time trials and information on registering and competing in local, regional swimming competitions will be provided.

Lifeguard Training with Red Cross Certification (age 15 or older by course end-date)

Successful completion of this course will enable participants to obtain certification. CPR for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid are included.

Sports & Recreation

COMMUNITY TENNIS

We are offering COMMUNITY TENNIS for All Ages. Child(ren) under 16 years must be accompanied by adult parent who stays throughout court-time. Individuals can register for an annual season pass. Every player must provide their own tennis balls, tennis racquets, and other equipment. Only assigned players are permitted in playing areas. Sign up daily for court use, weather permitting. Campus parking may not be available.

Kids Tennis: Beginners & Intermediate

Steven Apostolo, BA, professional tennis instructor, Borough Director of Queens for City Parks Foundation, Director of Tennis for East Williston Creative Arts Program, Selected as Tennis instructor for NIKE & REEBOK clinics in Central Park with pros such as Andy Roddick, Tomas Berdych, Steffi Graf, Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal, Member of the USTA and ball-person for the U.S. Open Tennis Championship in Flushing Meadows for the past ten years

For beginners and intermediates, learn a wide range of basic and advanced strokes, strategy, ball placement and knowledge of the sport!

Family Fun Tennis

This exciting tennis course is being offered for both parents and their kids! Learn all the basic strokes, including the forehand, backhand, volley and serve, and have fun playing tennis together! Parents and their child(ren) will compete against one another, doing drills and playing lead-up tennis games. Discussion of rules and scoring with matches to be played. Who will win: the Moms and Dads, or their Superstar Children? Only one way to find out… sign up early and let the Games Begin!

ZUMBAtomic® Classes for Kids Little Starz (age 4-8) (SA-L) Big Starz (age 8-12) (SA-B)

ZUMBAtomic® classes are rockin’, high-energy fitness parties packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines and all the music kids love, like hip-hop, reggaeton, cumbia and more. Parents love ZUMBAtomic® because of the effects it has on kids, increasing their focus and self-confidence, boosting metabolism and enhancing coordination. ZUMBAtomic® is an hour-long dance party your child(ren) will not want to miss!

Tae Kwon Do (ages 8-17)

Learn discipline, self-confidence, selfrespect, and get stronger, more flexible with this dynamic martial art and Olympic sport. Bring $30 to first class to purchase uniform. Opportunity to participate in promotion tests to advance in belt ranks (up to black belt).

Drivers Education

This NYS Education Dept.-approved course is for all eligible public and private high school students. Instructors are licensed by the NYS Department of Education. This program uses late model vehicles with dual controls.

Eligibility

All high school students are eligible to register for the Driver Education program provided they are or will be 16 years of age by February 1, 2013. Students must have a learner’s permit or junior license before and bring to first class.

Objectives

• Acquire safe driving skills and defensive driving awareness.

• Earn the MV 285 “Completion Certificate,” providing eligibility for 10-15% discounts on insurance premiums with most companies.

• Qualify to apply for senior driver’s license at age 17.

SCHEDULE

Convenient schedules offered weekdays and Saturdays.

NOTE: This program is an introduction to driving. Additional practice outside of class will be needed.

Summer Camps

Oasis DAY CAMP 2013

Amazing Summers, Lifelong Friends

Offering Chinese, Science, Engineering & Fine Arts Academics

THEATRE ARTS CENTER

Summer Camp Intensives for Talented Young Performers

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For the Entrepeneur

BizWorld

Terence Q. Dudley, Quentin Entertainment Inc, President G Com Net Technologies, Partner & Vice President of Global Operations & Business Development
Are you ready to lead? Invest in YOURSELF!
Great for building your resume, this course is perfect for young entrepreneurs and will give them the opportunity to hone leadership, teamwork, and communication skills.

CLX-706 @ 12:30-2:30pm (Monday thru Thursday)

The best way to decide on a career is to live it. Graduation from our BizWiz workshop may offer an internship opportunity with local entrepreneurs! Every graduate earns a certificate of achievement for your school portfolio.

Leadership

Circle of Friends: Becoming a Role Model

Karen Graziano, LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), Weill Cornell Medical College, Roybal Center, TRIPLL Affiliate, Center for Cultural Interchange, Local Coordinator, Private Geriatric Care Manager; Published Author; www.grazianoconsulting.org

Students will be trained in listening techniques, compassion, having a non-judgmental attitude and will develop skills to help those in need including recognizing when to intervene. They will be guided how to start a peer-counseling program in their school. This will help to deter bullying and the students will become role models in relational skills which will further promote empathy.

CLX-707 @ noon-1:30pm (Monday thru Thursday)

Leadership

Circle of Friends: Becoming a Role Model

Karen Graziano, LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), Weill Cornell Medical College, Roybal Center, TRIPLL Affiliate, Center for Cultural Interchange, Local Coordinator, Private Geriatric Care Manager; Published Author; www.grazianoconsulting.org

Students will be trained in listening techniques, compassion, having a non-judgmental attitude and will develop skills to help those in need including recognizing when to intervene. They will be guided how to start a peer-counseling program in their school. This will help to deter bullying and the students will become role models in relational skills which will further promote empathy.

CLX-707 @ noon-1:30pm (Monday thru Thursday)

Technology & The Arts

COOL Tech & Media Workshop

Instructor: Dawn C. Hayes, social entrepreneur in non-profit ventures, program development toward visual interactive research and collaborative learning, and; Shen Christopher Lo, NYUPolytechnic undergraduate pursuing degrees in Integrated Digital Media & Computer Science with a concentration in 3D animation and cartooning and conducting gaming research in the University's new Game Innovation Lab

COOL Tech and Media Workshop explores various media arts and technologies you can use to do interesting and cool things: design games, build mobile apps, create interactive arts and crafts, and more. In this workshop we will explore and create something new every week. Familiarity with computers, the web and social media are helpful. An additional lab fee and materials are required before the start of the session.

I Was Born This Way! Born in the Digital World

Dawn C. Hayes/Chris Shen Lo (see above credentials)

Lady Gaga sang it - but you're living it! This course focuses on hot media topics like netiquette, sexting, the truth about cyber bullying, how to be an ethical digital citizen and the news as we hear it (Colbert Report, anyone?). This is a project-based class that uses break out groups and current technology to explore sociological perspectives dealing with these issues. Projects may become YouTube videos!

Creative Writing

Carol McCarthy, MS

Master your composition skills by learning to write short stories, one act plays and poetry. Students can compile their personal work to create a portfolio for college or professional resumes. We will collaborate with the Digital World class to post the work on YouTube and other social media sites.

The Canterbury Tales

Alisa Cercone, M.A., English Literature, MAT English secondary education, permanent certification NYS/NYC .Adjunct Prof., QCC

The Canterbury Tales is one of the most famous and most frustrating works of literature ever written. Learn about the real Gothic life and knightly language by reading selected pieces from The Canterbury Tales. Learn about medieval society and what the English language looked and sounded like over six hundred years ago. Optional field trip to the Cloisters or St. John the Divine. Please be prepared to bring to class The Canterbury Tales, Penguin Classics edition in Middle English.

Architectural Accomplishments

Dr. Craig Weber, BArch, MS, RA, Assoc. Prof, QCC, MET/DD

If you have seen it, someone built it. Why couldn't that somebody be you? This introductory course to will immerse you in the basic principles of the architectural world. This is definitely not a lecture class: we are going to be constructing and disassembling our hand built projects to understand the inner workings of the architectural profession. Field trip to be scheduled.

Discover Design: Engineering for the Future

This exploratory course will engage participants in this unique, fast growing field. With an initial field trip to Alley Pond Environmental Center, we will focus on one of the oldest engineering feats of all time: the wind pump. Join this class if you want to build a working structure, sketch blue prints and have a hands-on experience of what it is to be an engineer. Additional fee TBA for field trip.

PERFORMING ARTS

Sing with "GLEE": Unlock your Inner Star on a Musical Journey!

Susan Agin, MS, Executive and Artistic Director of Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC), member of Actor's Equity, recording artist, voice coach, Cantor This real life "GLEE" chorus

This real life "GLEE" chorus will have you singing new arrangements of classic radio favorites while mastering easy choreography to enhance the overall impact of the music. The group will learn harmonies and some will be given solos. Performances will be backed by a fully orchestrated recording. Friends and family may attend the last class to watch the final performance. Each student that participates will receive a DVD of the final performance. A great way to promote yourself on You Tube! Final Performance on August 14th !

Sing with "GLEE": Unlock your Inner Star on a Musical Journey!

Susan Agin, MS, Executive and Artistic Director of Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC), member of Actor's Equity, recording artist, voice coach, Cantor This real life "GLEE" chorus

This real life "GLEE" chorus will have you singing new arrangements of classic radio favorites while mastering easy choreography to enhance the overall impact of the music. The group will learn harmonies and some will be given solos. Performances will be backed by a fully orchestrated recording. Friends and family may attend the last class to watch the final performance. Each student that participates will receive a DVD of the final performance. A great way to promote yourself on You Tube! Final Performance on August 14th !

Play Guitar: Beginner to Intermediate

Terence Q. Dudley, Quentin Entertainment Inc, President G Com Net Technologies, Partner & Vice President of Global Operations & Business Development

Pick up on different styles of music to get a well rounded sense of the many sounds of the guitar. Start with the acoustic guitar by using your fingers & your ears to learn techniques, allowing you to develop listening, reading and remembrance skills. Learn to write your very own songs. Bring your words and your own acoustic guitar. For those ready for some "Glee", join in on the fun for their final performance on August 14th!

Community Service

Cailyn DeBie, Manager

Teens College has integrated a community service and outreach component to your regularly scheduled course. The service opportunities work in conjunction with your course topic to provide relevant hands on skills while giving back. Our Teens College staff will place interested students in a relevant service opportunity. This option entitles the student to service hours necessary for graduation. Please note this is an independent addition to your learning.

Internships

Field Biology Internship

Oversight: Alley Pond Environmental Center Available for High School Sophomores & Juniors only

The internship program introduces students to environmental field studies. Students learn how to conduct practical field research through examination of water, soil, and air quality, as well as biodiversity. You will use scientific inquiry and learn the basics of research techniques and species identification. Limited seats available. Applications are available online at www.qcc.cuny.edu/conted

The Harriet & Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center

Dr. Flug, Ed.D, Executive Director of the Kupferberg Center

The Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives at Queensborough Community College is seeking students to serve as interns in the Summer Teen College Internship Program. Students will spend a portion of this summer exploring the background of the Holocaust and meeting people who became victims of the many tragic events that took place during this period. The interns will be required to interview a local Holocaust survivor and document his/her story. A certificate of completion will be awarded. All interested students must submit a letter of interest to Jacqueline Montgomery, Director of Kids College @ jmontgomery@qcc.cuny.edu. Deadline: June 11, 2012. Seats are limited to 12 students.

High School Admissions & Test Prep

Portfolio Development Class for specialized HS Admissions

Develop your portfolio for placement in specialized high schools. Using drawing as the foundation for all art, work on projects that will include: portraits, fashion, still life, anime, landscape, & cartooning. Develop & strengthen your observational drawing skills. Class is geared toward specific portfolio requirements and includes extensive one-onone instruction. Bring a 18X24 charcoal pad. Portfolios to be submitted in eighth grade for specialized art school admissions.

TACH (CO -OP) Test Prep

Test for Admission into Catholic High Schools If you are an 8th grader who wants to go to a Catholic HS, this test prep is for you. The next exam will be this November so get an early start to be prepared. Develop skills and attain the knowledge to increase your performance on the test.

Specialized HS Entrance Test Prep

Unscramble the SHSAT through learning logical reasoning, comprehension, algebra, word problems, probability, and statistics.

SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)

Prepare for the NEW SAT format. Work to improve your scores by developing your verbal, mathematics and essay writing skills. Course includes evaluation of practice tests and essay writing. Required text listed below. • Learn question analysis and how to eliminate incorrect responses • Learn how to select correct answers to math problems • Practice taking the test under simulated examination conditions. • Review your responses with the instructor. • Build your confidence for success.

ACT Assessment Test Prep

ACT assessment measures high school students' general educational development and their capability to complete college-level work with the multiple choice tests covering four skill areas: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science.



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