STEAM After School | Have Fun While Learning - Winter Program

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STEAM After School Winter Program at Frederiksen Elementary

STEAM After School Courses at Frederiksen 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

Frederiksen Elementary
7243 Tamarack Dr
Dublin, CA 94568

Timeline

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

Tuition

$185-$205 per course.  Early Bird pricing available to November 24th.

 Local, Qualified Teachers

Courses organized by local teachers with
California Teaching Credentials.

Frederiksen After School Course Offerings

Actors’ Workshop!

Instructor:          Professional Actors from the Kenn Adams’ Adventure Theater Company
Grade Level:       K- 5
Day/Dates:          Tuesday -  Dec 4, 11, 18 | Jan  8, 15, 22, 29 | Feb 5, 12, 19
Sessions:              10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                     2:05 - 3:05pm
Room:                   TBA
Tuition:                Early Bird Pricing - $199    From November 24th - $210

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.

Animals & the World of Art

Instructor:          Julie Coching, Owner of Cafe Art
Grade Levels:     1 - 5
Day/Dates:          Mondays - Dec  3, 10, 17 | Jan  7, 14, 28 | Feb 4, 11, 25
Sessions:               9 classes x 70 minutes
Time:                       2:05 - 3:15pm
Room:                    A19
Tuition:                  Early Bird Pricing -  $185      From November 24th - $199

In this mixed media art class, we will study 9 styles of “animal art” then create a work of art inspired from each style.  We will work with clay, ceramics, glass, oil pastel, paper, collage and more. Some of the animal art we will study includes Andy Warhol’s endangered animal printmaking, George Rodriguez Blue Dog, Aboriginal art, Polar Bears white color mixing, Fused Glass Turtles, Cartoon Animal Drawing, Asian Brush Painting Panda, Clay Animal Whistle and Clay snake Pinch Pot rattle. You will literally feel like you’ve had a 10-week adventure through the Zoo!

BollyWood Dance Class for Kids

Instructor:                 Professional Dance Instructors from BollyNaach Dance Company
Grade Levels:            1 - 5
Day/Dates:                 Wednesday - Dec  5, 12, 19  | Jan  9, 16, 23, 30  | Feb 6, 13, 20
Sessions:                    10 x 1 hour
Time:                            3:05 - 405 pm or 2.05 - 3.05pm on Collaboration days
Room:                           22
Tuition:                        Early Bird Pricing - $199    From November 24th - $210

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 expose kids to  many different dance styles as Bollywood has become a melting pot of many popular traditional and western dance styles.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.

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:          Thursday -  Dec 6, 13, 20 | Jan  10, 17, 24, 31 | Feb 7, 14, 21
Sessions:              10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                     3:05 - 4:05pm
Room:                   12
Tuition:                 Early Bird Pricing - $195        From November 24th -  $205

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 (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced), the course offers video lessons, easy-to-follow instructions, individual recommendations, and preparation for chess tournaments. The use of modern technology (projector, 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. 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.

Full STEAM Ahead with Digital Student Portfolios

Instructor:         Felicia Suminski, Frederiksen Teacher
Grade Level:       3 - 5
Day/Dates:          Thursday -  Jan  10, 17, 24, 31 | Feb 7, 14, 21, 28
Sessions:              8 classes x 75 minutes
Time:                     3:05 - 4:20pm
Room:                   TBD
Tuition:                 Early Bird Pricing - $185        From November 24th -  $199

Exciting explorations, delightful discoveries and wild wonders await your child in this hands-on, minds-on class.  The project-based format will encourage students to make connections with math, science and art experiences through weekly hands-on activities.  Students will have the opportunity to work on concepts such as Cause & Effect, Light, Sound, Gravity and more!  Students will even get to take their projects home to share with their families. Each day will also include time to create a digital portfolio of their design process.

Jurassic BrickLand

Instructor:         Bricks 4 Kidz
Grade Level:      K - 5
Day/Dates:         Friday - Dec  7, 14  | Jan 11, 18, 25  |  Feb 8, 22  | Mar  1
Sessions:            8 classes x 75 minutes
Time:                    3.05 - 4.20pm
Room:                  22
Tuition:               Early Bird Pricing - $199      From November 24th - $210

Are you ready for the Adventure of a lifetime?  Put on your hiking boots and camouflage...you’re about to enter Jurassic BrickLand!  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.

Speak to Lead: Build Confidence and Charisma

Instructor:       Gurus Education, East Bay
Grade Level:    2 - 5
Day/Dates:       Tuesday - Dec  4, 11, 18 | Jan  8, 15, 22, 29 | Feb  5, 12, 19
Sessions:          10 classes x 1 Hour
Time:                  2:05 - 3:05pm
Room:                TBA
Tuition:              Early Bird Pricing - $199    From November 24th - $210

Have you ever wondered what the #1 fear in this world is? YES, it is Public Speaking and our goal is to build your child’s confidence in public speaking and set them up for SUCCESS!! This course is ideal for all students and it doesn’t matter if they’ve taken public speaking before or if they are new to the program. Kids will learn to present and write effectively in 6 easy steps. This class is a combo course of Advanced Public Speaking, Speech Writing and Debate. Students will learn to write well-structured speeches on thought provoking topics in different styles such as narrative, descriptive, compare and contrast, and persuasive. In the debate portion, students will discover various formats and learn to make strong arguments backed by reasoning and evidence. Learning will be FUN & EXCITING!

Video Game Design & Coding

Instructor:         Licensed instructor from Code to the Future
Grade Level:     2 - 5
Day/Dates:         Monday - Dec  3, 10, 17 | Jan  7, 14, 28 | Feb 4, 11, 25
Sessions:            9 classes x 70 minutes
Time:                    2:05 - 3:15pm
Room:                   TBA
Tuition:                Early Bird Pricing -  $199   From November 24th - $210

Prepare for the world of technology and learn the secret language of computers! New and returning students are welcome! Continue or begin your coding adventure with the Code To The Future team, and create brand new projects like a multi-level platformer or RPG style video game! The possibilities to create are endless! New students are always welcome to join throughout the year, and every class is differentiated for individual learning. After mastering the processing style of a computer, new 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!

Enrollment Now Open!

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