Visions Classes 2018-19
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Monthly Enrichment Classes offered in Galt and Fairfield :

Debate Skills: 
 Using games and activities, we will focus on the art of reasoning well and argumentation.  Students will have the opportunity to participate  in fun, yet structured rounds of debate. 

Minecraft for Communication : We use Minecraft, something the students love to do and talk about, as a springboard to learn and practice oral communication skills.  Each week, students will give short speeches on their projects - how they built something, how they solved a certain problem, etc.  We teach them small group and large group communication, poise in front of an audience, organizing information in an impromptu manner, using a visual aid and more.  Even shy students become comfortable in front of a group as they are eager to share their Minecraft work and we give them lots of opportunities to share. 



Weekly Enrichment Classes offered in Carmichael :  

Debate Skills:
Using games and activities, we will focus on informal logic (the art of reasoning well) and argumentation.  Students will have the opportunity to practice spotting fallacies in fun, yet structured rounds of debate culminating in a fun deabte each week.
 
Minecraft for Communication: 
We use Minecraft, something the students love to do and talk about, as a springboard to learn and practice oral communication skills.  Each week, students will give short speeches on their projects - how they built something, how they solved a certain problem, etc.  We teach them small group and large group communication, poise in front of an audience, organizing information in an impromptu manner, using a visual aid and more.  Even shy students become comfortable in front of a group as they are eager to share their Minecraft work and we give them lots of opportunities to share. 

Literature and Watercolor: Each class will focus on a different children’s book and use that book as inspiration for a watercolor project. Students will learn to analyze an illustration, choose colors and try out various watercolor techniques.