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STEAM Afterschool Courses at Dublin Elementary

STEAM Afterschool Courses at Dublin Elementary 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

Dublin Elementary
7997 Vomac Rd
Dublin, CA 94568

Timeline

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

Tuition

$185 - $205 per course.  Early Bird pricing available to September 1st.

 Local, Qualified Teachers

Courses organized by local teachers with
California Teaching Credentials.

Dublin Elementary Afterschool Course Offerings

Actors’ Workshop!

Instructor:        Professional Actors from the Kenn Adams’ Adventure Theater Company
Grade Level:     K- 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:                 TBA
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.

Beginning Typing Class

Instructor:           Michele Chandler, Dublin Elementary Teacher
Grade Levels:      1 -3
Day/Dates:           Thursdays - Sept  13, 20, 27  |  Oct  4, 11, 18, 25  |  Nov  1, 8, 29
Sessions:               10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                       3:05 - 4:05pm
Room:                     A -9
Tuition:                  Early Bird - $185   Sept 1st - $195

Course Description: This course is a beginning course for students who need to learn basic typing skills. It will cover proper finger placement for typing so students can move away from pecking at the keys. This class will be fun and engaging and will include typing games to practice their new skills!

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 - 5
Day/Dates:        Wednesdays - Sept 12, 19, 26  | Oct  3, 10, 17, 24 | Nov  7, 28
Sessions:           9 classes x 70 minutes
Time:                   3:05 - 4:15 pm or 2:05 - 3:15 pm  on collaboration days
Room:                  TBA
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 1-5. All necessary equipment (boards and pieces, clocks, demo tools) provided. Participants receive certificates and trophies at the end of the school year.
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.

Creative HeArts

Instructor:         Mrs. Lisa Silva, Dublin Elementary Teacher
Grade Level:     3-5
Day/Date:          Thursdays – Sept  13, 20, 27 | Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 |  Nov 1, 8, 29
Sessions:            10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                    3:05 – 4:05pm
Room:                  D-3
Tuition:               Early Bird - $185    Sept 1st - $195

Course Description: Have you ever wondered how your child’s self-esteem and self-confidence can increase through art? When kids feel good while they are creating, this phenomena occurs. Let me spark their imagination each week with a new project that helps to boost fine motor skills, introduce new life skills, enrich their vocabulary, and feel great about themselves all through creating art! Kids will make luminaries, paint on canvas, sew, and much more! 10 fun filled projects!

CyberSecurity Workshop For Kids

Instructor:           Ms. Aren Lim, Dublin Elementary Teacher
Grade Levels:      3 - 5
Day/Date:             Fridays - Sept  14, 21, 28 | Oct  5, 12, 19, 26 | Nov 9, 30
Sessions:               9 classes x 70 minutes
Time:                      3:05 - 4:15 p.m.
Room:                     C-7
Tuition:                  Early Bird - $185    Sept 1st - $195

Course Description:  Does your child enjoy surfing through the internet? Use of the internet for daily activities including school work is dramatically increasing in the lives of most people. But the internet can be a dangerous place, so the question is, does your child know how to use the web safely?  Through activities, students will learn safety protocols and measures when it comes down to navigating the Internet. They will learn how to distinguish between an unsafe environment and safe environment. Should people use the same login credentials for every account? Students will learn how online safety affects our day-to-day activities and future!

Famous Artists II

Instructor:        Julie Coching, Owner/Instructor Cafe Art
Grade Level:     1 - 5
Day/Dates:        Tuesdays - Sept  11, 18, 25 | Oct  2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | Nov 6, 27 
Sessions:            10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                   2:05 – 3:05pm
Room:                  TBA
Tuition:               Early Bird Pricing - $185    Sept 1st - $195

Course Description:  In this mixed media art class, we will study 9 new artists and then create a work of art inspired from the artist’s style.  We will work with clay, ceramics, glass, oil pastel, paper, collage and more. Some of the artists/projects are: Calders paper stabile, Claude Monet Clay Water Lillies, Roy Lichtenstein marker and paint Pop Art, Magritte Mixed Media Collage, Matisse Paper Cutouts, Joseph Albers Fused Glass Shapes, Ted Harrison Oil Pastel Northern Landscape. (projects and artists subject to change, Famous Artists I is not a requirement for Famous Artists II, we will just be exploring new artists).

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

Instructor:        Gurus Education, East Bay
Grade Level:     2 - 5
Day/Dates:       Wednesdays - Sept 12, 19, 26  | Oct  3, 10, 17, 24,   | Nov  7, 28 
Sessions:           9 classes x 70 minutes
Time:                   3:05 - 4:15 pm or 2:05 - 3:15 pm on collaboration days

Room:                 TBA
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!!!

Kiddie Coding-Introduction to Computer Programming

Instructor:          Mr. Karl Osicki
Grade Levels:    1 – 3
Day/Dates:         Thursdays - Sept  13, 20, 27  | Oct  4, 11, 18, 25 | Nov   1, 8, 29
Sessions:            10 classes x 1 hour
Room:                  A-7
Time:                    3:05 – 4:05pm
Tuition:                Early Bird - $185    Sept 1st - $195

Course Description: Do you want your child to learn a universal language of the planet? Does your child enjoy math, engineering, technology, and design? Kiddie Coding may be the perfect opportunity for them to tap into these 21st century prerequisites! “People who know how to code will be able to communicate across countries and cultures, be innovative, and solve problems more efficiently, with no barriers to impede their success (Porter, John. (2016). 4 Benefits of Learning Coding at a Young Age.) Retrieved from: https://elearningindustry.com/4-benefits-learning-programming-at-a-young-age-2. Come join Kiddie Coding where we will learn how to work together Using, Code.org, Tynker, and Code Combat to program in a fun and safe environment.  It doesn’t matter if your child has coding experience or not, this class is for everyone. It will build on concepts some students already know and teach concepts to those who are new to the coding.  All interested students are welcome.

Space Adventures & Mission to Mars

Instructor:        Bricks 4 Kidz
Grade Level:     K - 5
Day/Dates:        Tuesdays - Sept 11, 18, 25  | Oct  2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | Nov  6, 27
Sessions:           10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                   2:05 - 3:05pm
Room:                TBA
Tuition:              Early Bird -  $195 Sept 1st - $ 205

Course Description:  For the budding scientist, engineer, astrobiologist, astronaut or explorer in your family this course is 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

Instructor:          Licensed instructor from Code to the Future
Grade Level:      2 - 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:                 TBA
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!"

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