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STEAM Afterschool Courses at Cottonwood Creek K to 8 School

STEAM Afterschool Courses at Cottonwood Creek K to 8 School are updated each season.

Courses | Location | Timeline | Tuition

Each class that moves forward will generate contributions
of up to $100 (dependent on class size) to the school’s Parent Faculty Club (PFC) and $25 to Student Council.

Location

Cottonwood Creek
2400 Central Parkway
Dublin, CA 94568

Timeline

Courses are offered 1 day per week up to 10 weeks. 10 hours of tuition.

Tuition

$175 - $205 per course.  Early Bird pricing available to September 1st.

 Local, Qualified Teachers

Courses organized by local teachers with
California Teaching Credentials.

Cottonwood Creek Afterschool Course Offerings

Actors’ Workshop!

Instructor:         Professional Actors from the Kenn Adams’ Adventure Theater Company
Grade Level:      K- 6
Day/Dates:         Wednesdays - Sept 12, 19, 26  | Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 | Nov 7, 14, 28 
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                    3:05 - 4:05 pm or 2:05 - 3:05 pm on collaboration days 
Room:                  Stage
Tuition:                Early Bird - $195   Sept 1st - $205

Course Description: It’s laughter, learning and limelight with the After School Drama Club - The Actor’s Workshop! Through a fun series of theater games, acting exercises and scripted scene work, this introductory acting class teaches the fundamentals of the actor’s craft. Students explore the “three tools of the actor” – voice, body and imagination – as they learn how to create characters, interpret scripts and perform for an audience. The class teaches true theater skills such as stagecraft, emotionally truthful acting, and professional theater etiquette, while encouraging creativity and inspiring the imagination. The class culminates with a workshop presentation of scenes and monologues for an invited audience.

BollyWood Dance Class for Kids

Instructor:            Professional Dance Instructors from BollyNaach Dance Company
Grade Levels:      K - 6
Day/Dates:           Fridays - Sept  14, 21, 28 | Oct  5, 12, 19, 26 | Nov 9, 30
Sessions:                9 classes x 70 minutes
Time:                       3:05 - 4:15 pm
Room:                     D-205
Tuition:                   Early Bird - $195   Sept 1st - $205

Course Description: A fun-filled introduction to beginner & intermediate Bollywood dance for kids. Instruction includes foundational movements, fundamental techniques, hand gestures, rhythmic patterns & communicative expressions.  Students will learn dance routines choreographed to snippets of popular Bollywood songs as well as some Koliwood and Tollywood songs from the South Indian cinema. The classes will also strengthen individual coordination and rhythmic skills through various exercises and drills.
Additionally, students will develop a vocabulary of common Bollywood dance moves that they can string together to create their own unique dance. This class will provide exposure to kids on many different dance styles as Bollywood has become a melting pot of many popular traditional and western dance styles.

Chess Academy for Kids

Instructor:         Pacific Chess Academy - Mr.Jeff Pernik Owner (30 years teaching chess), Ms. Karen Vallen (34 years teaching chess) and Nenad Zagorac Tournament Director (12 years teaching chess).
Grade Level:     1 -7
Day/Dates:        Mondays - Sept 10, 17, 24   | Oct 1, 15, 22, 29 | Nov  5, 26
Sessions:            9 classes x 70 minutes
Time:                    2:05 - 3:15pm
Room:                 D-203
Tuition:               Early Bird $195  Sept 1st, $205

Course Description: Learn chess with Pacific Chess Academy!  This program is a great opportunity for kids to learn how to overcome obstacles, think strategically, and stay focused. Specifically designed for young players with various levels (Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced), the course offers video lessons, easy-to-follow instructions, individual recommendations, and preparation to chess tournaments. The use of the modern technology (projectors, iPad, teaching software) makes the learning process easy, fast, and fun! The class is offered to grades 1-7. All necessary equipment (boards and pieces, clocks, demo tools) provided. Participants receive certificates and trophies at the end of the school year. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or a Chess Champion, this class is for students at all ability levels.
6 Reasons Kids Should Learn Chess

  1. Improves concentration, attention span and memory abilities.
  2. Enhances reading and math skills.
  3. Fosters critical-thinking and creativity in young minds.
  4. Encourages and rewards hard work.
  5. Develops problem solving skills.
  6. Exercises both sides of your brain.

Jurassic Brick Land

Instructor:        Bricks 4 Kidz
Grade Level:     K - 5
Day/Dates:        Tuesdays -  Sept 11, 18, 25  | Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30  | Nov 6, 13
Sessions:           10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                    2:05 - 3:05pm
Room:                  C-202
Tuition:               Early Bird - $195     Sept 1st - $205

Course Description: Are you ready for the Adventure of a lifetime?  Put on your hiking boots and camouflage...you’re about to enter Jurassic Brick Land!  Using Lego Bricks, students will build a world that comes to life with a gentle Brontosaurus, a ferocious Velociraptors, terrifying Tyrannosaurus Rex and more. We’ll learn about amazing dinosaurs that lived during the Jurassic period as well as other prehistoric animals that once roamed the earth and swam the seas millions of years ago. Use your building skills and use the specialized kits to build and learn about these extinct creatures from the Jurassic Park era.

Keys to becoming a Confident Speaker and a Successful Presenter!!

Instructor:        Gurus Education, East Bay
Grade Level:     2 - 5
Day/Dates:        Thursdays - Sept  13, 20, 27 | Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 |  Nov 1, 8, 15
Sessions:            10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                   3:05 - 4:05pm
Room:                 C-202
Tuition:               Early Bird - $195  Sept 1st - $205

Course Description: Confident speakers articulate themselves clearly. Learning how to express oneself in groups with skill and confidence has immeasurable benefits in school, family and life. The goal of our programs is to teach students how to speak confidently, write effectively and think critically in public setting to connect with their audience. Our programs enhance students’ writing, active listening, communication & critical thinking skills through various presentations, activities, games, and debates on thought provoking and interesting topics!!  We make learning EASY & FUN!!!

Space Adventures & Mission to Mars

Instructor:        Bricks 4 Kidz
Grade Level:     K - 5
Day/Dates:        Mondays -  Sept 10, 17, 24  | Oct 1, 15, 22, 29  | Nov 5, 26
Sessions:            9 classes x 70 minutes
Time:                    2:05 - 3:15pm
Room:                  C-202
Tuition:               Early Bird -  $195 Sept 1st - $ 205

Course Description:  For the budding scientist, engineer, astrobiologist, astronaut or explorer in your family, this course is the right choice for them. Inspired by NASA & Star WarsTM, this class is packed full of models that will make your imagination blast off!  Each week future astronauts will learn about the real-life space exploration and build models related to the NASA space program. The Space Adventures class will spark your child’s imagination about the world out there.
Space is often called the last frontier, and has inspired scientists, star-gazers and adventurers for generation. Join us on a Mission 2 Space! Discover incredible structures like the launch complex 39 at the Kennedy Center, travel the surface of the moon on a lunar rover, visit the international space station and do it all using Lego Bricks.  All you need to bring for this adventure is your imagination.

Video Game Design & Coding

Instructor:        Licensed instructor from Code to the Future
Grade Level:     2 - 5
Day/Dates:        Thursdays - Sept 13, 20, 27 |  Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 | Nov 1, 8, 15  
Sessions:            10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                   3:05 - 4:05pm
Room:                 D-203
Tuition:               Early Bird $195  Sept 1st - $205

Course Description:  Prepare for the world of technology and learn the secret language of computers! Coders will discover how computers think through fun interactive games and basic computer coding. After mastering the processing style of a computer, coders will learn to use Scratch, a block-based tool developed at MIT. Use Scratch to make engaging projects with endless possibilities, in a mixture of games and stories. Choose your favorite theme, from Luke in Star Wars to the voyager Moana! Students will also take time to step away from the screen and engage in “unplugged” activities like Robot Artist or Paper Plane Coding to deepen their computational thinking skills. Finally, coders also get to take part in 3D game design! Learn the complex methods used to take your game design to the next dimension!"

Yoga for Kids- The Movement of Imagination

Instructor:          Kat Randell (she is a well-known yogi and works with Yoga Alliance & Monkey Bear Yoga. She is thrilled to share her love of yoga with children).
Grade Level:      1 - 5
Day/Dates:         Fridays - Sept 14, 21, 28  | Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 | Nov  9, 30
Sessions:              9 classes x 70 minutes
Time:                     3:05 - 4:15pm
Room:                  D-206
Tuition:                Early Bird -  $175    Sept 1st - $185  

Course Description: Jump like a frog!  Salute the sun. Root into the earth as a tree and sit like a lotus petal floating in a calm pool of water. Monkey Bear Yoga brings story-telling to the practice of Yoga for Kids. Through imagination, children are engaged and excited to learn yoga. Yoga for Kids is a fun-filled journey to the self. Through mindful movement, breathing techniques and imaginative play, children connect with their authentic selves.
We live in a high speed, fast paced environment that can be taxing to our spirit and sense of self. Children experience stress and anxiety just as adults do. Yoga fosters the whole child. Children will develop strength and flexibility in their bodies and minds through yoga poses and partner exercises. They will learn breathing techniques to soothe anxiety, focus better, and practice patience. Yoga for Kids give children the tools to live a balanced, peaceful life.

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Questions or Comments

We are here to help. Please contact us with questions or feedback.

Main Office
(925) 587-5610

Vickie Constantinides
Academy Program Manager
(925) 587-5611
vickie@dpie.org

Rich Boschetti
Academy Superintendent
(925) 587-5613
rich@dpie.org