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STEAM Afterschool Courses at Kolb Elementary

STEAM Afterschool Courses at Kolb Elementary are updated each season.

Courses | Location | Timeline | Tuition Enroll Online

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

Location

Kolb Elementary
3150 Palermo Way
Dublin, CA 94568

Timeline

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

Tuition

$185 - $195 Per Course

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.

 Local, Qualified Teachers

Courses organized by local teachers with
California Teaching Credentials.

Kolb Afterschool Course Offerings

Actors’ Workshop!

Instructor:       Professional Actors from the Kenn Adams’ Adventure Theater Company
Grade Level:    K- 5
Day/Dates:       Tuesdays - March 20, 27   | April 10, 17, 24  | May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
(10 Class Sessions)
Time:                   2:05 - 3:05 pm
Room:                 Eagle’s Nest
Tuition:              $195

Course Description: It’s laughter, learning and limelight with the After School Drama Club’s 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 free workshop presentation of scenes and monologues for an invited audience.

Chess Academy for Kids

Instructor:       Pacific Chess Academy
Mr.Jeff Pernik Owner and 30 years teaching chess
Ms. Karen Vallen- 34 years Teaching chess
Nenad Zagorac Tournament Director and 12 years teaching chess
Grade Level:    1 - 5
Day/Dates:       Fridays - March 23, 30*  | April 13, 20, 27  | May 4, 11, 18, 25
(9 Class Sessions, 70 minutes each)
Room:                 Library
Time:                   3:05 - 4:15 pm
Tuition:              $195
*March 30 is a minimum Day with 12:30 dismissal.  Class time 12:35 - 1:50 pm.

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. 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

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

Computer Science Fundamentals And Coding

Instructor:       Ms Allison Tomcik, Kolb Teacher
Grade Level:    3 – 5
Day/Dates:       Thursdays - March 22, 29  | April 12, 19, 26  | May 3, 10, 17, 24
(9 Class Sessions, 70 minutes each)
Room:                 L5
Time:                   3:05 - 4:15 pm
Tuition:              $185

Course Description: Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced coding student, this class will work for you as students will be able to work at their own pace. Ms. Tomcik’s coding class will blend online step by step lessons in coding and computer science with fun, hands-on, “unplugged” activities. With an emphasis on developing computational thinking, we’ll learn about algorithms, debugging, loops, conditionals, binary coding, & digital citizenship. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to work with codable robots. Working individually, in pairs and in teams, students will be introduced to coding using a block-based online coding program. Problem solving, creativity, persistence and teamwork will be emphasized. Whether you are a beginner or you have taken this class before, you will have the chance to learn new material and to build on the concepts learned during the program.

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

Instructor:       Gurus Education, East Bay
Grade Level:    2 - 5
Day/Dates:       Mondays - March 19, 26  | April 9, 16, 23, 30  | May 7, 14, 21
(9 Class Sessions, 70 minutes each class)
Time:                   2:05 - 3:15 pm
Room:                 Library
Tuition:              $195

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!!!

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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