Virtual Summer Enrichment Courses

For the Summer of 2020, Galin Education will be offering virtual Summer Enrichment Courses for middle school and high school students. Each course will run 2 weeks and meet Monday – Thursday. Each session will be 90 minutes in length. Browse our course dates, descriptions, and teachers below! 

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Session Dates

  • Session 1: Monday, 6/15 – Thursday, 6/25
  • Session 2: Monday, 6/29 – Thursday, 7/9
  • Session 3: Monday, 7/13 – Thursday, 7/23
  • Session 4: Monday, 7/27- Thursday, 8/6  – schedule available soon
  • Session 5: Monday, 8/10- Thursday, 8/20 – schedule available soon
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Session 1: June 15 to June 25

Creative Writing (1A)

Nature Inspired From Your Own Backyard

Middle School Students
Instructor: Hannah
Schedule: 9AM, Mon-Thur, 6/15 to 6/25 

How does the natural world influence our lives and our writing? In this course, students will read and try their hand at various styles of nature writing while drawing inspiration from the outdoor spaces closest to us.

Play Writing (1B)

 

Middle School Students
Instructor: Kathleen
Schedule: 11AM, Mon-Thur, 6/15 to 6/25

In this course students will learn about the unique structural, character development, and literary concerns of writing for the stage. Students will read examples of plays and critique their methods and abilities to affect an audience, and then mimic this in their own writing. No experience required!

Writing Short Stories (1K)

 

Middle School Students
Instructor: Gabbi
Schedule: 1PM, Mon-Thur, 6/15 to 6/25 

In this course,students will look at examples of flash fiction (stories that are 300 words or less) and write their own piece! At the end of the course, students will share what they have out loud with each other.

Intro to Business (1J)

Middle School Students
Instructor: Shane
Schedule: 1PM, Mon-Thur, 6/15 to 6/25 

This course will teach students the foundations of a variety of business topics including business operations, finance, marketing, and economics. Students will also participate in discussions, projects, and a stock market simulation competition.

Website Design (1M)

Middle School Students
Instructor: Kireina
Schedule: 4PM, Mon-Thur, 6/15 to 6/25

Create a website! In this introductory class, students will learn how to build a website using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. In just two weeks, students will have a personal website that they can share with family and friends.

Intro to Chinese Lang & Culture (1N)

Middle School Students
Instructor: Hongmei
Schedule: 4PM, Mon-Thur, 6/15 to 6/25 

Students will learn Chinese language and cultural awareness through actions, story-telling, and hands-on activities. This course will provide students with basic knowledge, vocabulary, and linguistic structures of spoken and written Mandarin for daily language use.

Coding: Intro to Python (1D)

Grades 8-12
Instructor: Lori
Schedule: 11AM, Mon-Thur, 6/15 to 6/25 

This course is an introduction to the concepts of programming – output, input, variables, graphics using python turtles, and basic arithmetic operations. No experience in programming is necessary or expected for this course.

Explore Probability 1 (1C)

Students who have completed Algebra 1
Instructor: Griffin
Schedule: 11AM, Mon-Thur, 6/15 to 6/25

In this introduction to probability, students will explore permutations, combinations, sums of various series and their proofs, the Birthday paradox, and other essential foundations of probability, which is itself the key to statistics.

Intro to Number Theory (1L)

Students who have completed Algebra 1
Instructor: Griffin
Schedule: 1PM, Mon-Thur, 6/15 to 6/25 

Number theory is the study of the integers and their building blocks, prime numbers. In this course, we will explore various properties of the integers including divisibility, modular arithmetic, Fermat’s Last Theorem, and cryptography. This course will get students thinking about numbers in ways they never have before!

Literary & Film Studies (1E)

Women in Media

High School Students
Instructor: Kathleen
Schedule: 9AM, Mon-Thur, 6/15 to 6/25 

In this course, students will explore and analyze the presence and representation of women in film, television, theatre, and pop culture. How does cultural representation affect or create stereotypes of femininity? Students will learn to question and affirm the ways in which the media we consume every day shapes society and reflects ideas of power.

Food Science (1R)

Understanding the Basics of Nutrition

High School Students
Instructor: Daniel
Schedule: 6PM, Mon-Thur, 6/15 to 6/25

Students will learn about the basics of nutrition before exploring hot topics including gluten-free diets, “anti-inflammatories,” and whether or not chocolate really is good for you. Through this experience, students will learn to critically analyze posted information about food to inform their own decisions.

History & The Law (1N)

Court Cases that Transformed America

High School Students
Instructor: Brian
Schedule: 1PM, Mon-Thur, 6/15 to 6/25 

In this course, students will learn about, debate, and evaluate landmark Supreme Court decisions that have transformed America with each class covering a different case. At the end, students will use their knowledge to write an amicus brief (a short position paper) urging the Court to decide a current case one way or the other.

Philosophy (1F)

High School Students
Instructor: Brian
Schedule: 10AM, Mon-Thur, 6/15 to 6/25

Studying philosophy is not just learning about things, but asking why things are, how you know, and what things should be like. Students will explore 4 major topics in philosophy: values, justice, knowledge, and reality and will learn how to ask questions, challenge the answers to those questions, and maybe even stumble upon their own philosophy for the meaning of life.

Poetry (1G)

High School Students
Instructor: Gabbi
Schedule: 10AM, Mon-Thur, 6/15 to 6/25

In this class, students will learn about different types of poetry, practice new writing skills and have the opportunity to provide feedback on each other’s work. This is a space to get some writing done, step outside our comfort zones and share work with each other.

Intro to Business (1H)

High School Students
Instructor: Shane
Schedule: 10AM, Mon-Thur, 6/15 to 6/25 

This course will teach students the foundations of a variety of business topics including business operations, finance, marketing, and economics. Students will also participate in discussions, projects, and a stock market simulation competition.

Music in the Movies (1Q)

High School Students
Instructor: Eric
Schedule: 1PM, Mon-Thur, 6/15 to 6/25 

In this course students will learn how music is used in popular movies to influence the story, character development, and audience reactions. Students will learn everything from instruments and sounds in a soundtrack to how music can affect the subconscious of the listener.

Chinese Reading & Writing (1S)

High School Students
Instructor: Hongmei
Schedule: 6PM, Mon-Thur, 6/15 to 6/25

The course is designed to teach and foster students in Chinese reading and writing geared toward higher level chinese language studies. At the end of 2 weeks, students will have read 4-6 culture stories, written 2-3 essays and will be comfortable texting in Chinese on phones or tablets.

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Session 2: June 29 to July 9

Math-Based Drawing (2A)

Graphing with Desmos

Middle School Students
Instructor: Rebecca
Schedule: 9AM, Mon-Thur, 6/29 to 7/9 

In this course, students will explore various types of equations and graphs on Desmos. Students will learn how to manipulate equations to create words and pictures with their graphs. Equations covered will include linear, quadratic, exponential and polar.

History & The Law (2K)

Court Cases That Transformed America

Middle School Students
Instructor: Brian
Schedule: 1PM, Mon-Thur, 6/29 to 7/9 

In this course, students will learn about, debate, and evaluate landmark Supreme Court decisions that have transformed America with each class covering a different case. At the end, students will use their knowledge to write an amicus brief (a short position paper) urging the Court to decide a current case one way or the other.

Play Writing (2C)

 

Middle School Students
Instructor: Kathleen
Schedule: 11AM, Mon-Thur, 6/29 to 7/9

In this course students will learn about the unique structural, character development, and literary concerns of writing for the stage. Students will read examples of plays and critique their methods and abilities to affect an audience, and then mimic this in their own writing. No experience required!

2020 Elections (2B)

Middle School Students
Instructor: David
Schedule: 11AM, Mon-Thur, 6/29 to 7/9

Students will become experts in the Presidential Election process! By exploring primaries and caucuses, campaign advertisements and strategies, and investigating the 2020 presidential candidates, students will learn about American politics and our unique system of elections. We explore through games, simulations, and some campaign creation.

Writing Short Stories (2L)

Middle School Students
Instructor: Gabbi
Schedule: 1PM, Mon-Thur, 6/29 to 7/9

In this course, students will look at examples of flash fiction (stories that are 300 words or less) and write their own piece! At the end of the course, students will share what they have out loud with each other.

Intro to Chinese Language & Culture (2P)

Middle School Students
Instructor: Hongmei
Schedule: 4PM, Mon-Thur, 6/29 to 7/9

Students will learn Chinese language and cultural awareness through actions, story-telling, and hands-on activities. This course will provide students with basic knowledge, vocabulary, and linguistic structures of spoken and written Mandarin for daily language use.

Intro to Number Theory (2D)

Students who have completed Algebra 1
Instructor: Griffin
Schedule: 11AM, Mon-Thur, 6/29 to 7/9 

Number theory is the study of the integers and their building blocks, prime numbers. In this course, we will explore various properties of the integers including divisibility, modular arithmetic, Fermat’s Last Theorem, and cryptography. This course will get students thinking about numbers in ways they never have before!

Explore Probability 1 (2M)

Students who have completed Algebra 1
Instructor: Griffin
Schedule: 1PM, Mon-Thur, 6/29 to 7/9

In this introduction to probability, students will explore permutations, combinations, sums of various series and their proofs, the Birthday paradox, and other essential foundations of probability, which is itself the key to statistics.

Explore Probability 2 (2N)

Students who have completed Algebra 1
Instructor: Griffin
Schedule: 3PM, Mon-Thur, 6/29 to 7/9

This course is for students who have completed Explore Probability 1 or are familiar with those basic concepts. Topics will include: probability with dependent events, expected value, geometric probability, Pascal’s triangle and the hockey stick identity, and the binomial theorem.

Coding (2D)

Intro to Python

Grades 8-12
Instructor: Lori
Schedule: 11AM, Mon-Thur, 6/29 to 7/9 

This course is an introduction to the concepts of programming – output, input, variables, graphics using python turtles, and basic arithmetic operations. No experience in programming is necessary or expected for this course.

Literary & Film Studies (2F)

Women in Media

High School Students
Instructor: Kathleen
Schedule: 9AM, Mon-Thur, 6/29 to 7/9 

In this course, students will explore and analyze the presence and representation of women in film, television, theatre, and pop culture. How does cultural representation affect or create stereotypes of femininity? Students will learn to question and affirm the ways in which the media we consume every day shapes society and reflects ideas of power.

Philosophy (2G)

 

High School Students
Instructor: Brian
Schedule: 10AM, Mon-Thur, 6/29 to 7/9

Studying philosophy is not just learning about things, but asking why things are, how you know, and what things should be like. Students will explore 4 major topics in philosophy: values, justice, knowledge, and reality and will learn how to ask questions, challenge the answers to those questions, and maybe even stumble upon their own philosophy for the meaning of life.

2020 Elections (2R)

High School Students
Instructor: David
Schedule: 10AM, Mon-Thur, 6/29 to 7/9 

Students will become experts in the Presidential Election process! By exploring primaries and caucuses, campaign advertisements and strategies, and investigating the 2020 presidential candidates, students will learn about American politics and our unique system of elections. We explore through games, simulations, and some campaign creation.

Social Media in Poetry (2S)

High School Students
Instructor: Itiola
Schedule: 3PM, Mon-Thur, 6/29 to 7/9 

From love poems between inanimate objects to poems written in the voice of Cardi B talking to the Mirabel Sisters, the following 8-week course will negotiate different forms of poetry, from page to stage, and how technical devices enrich the writing. This course will also dive, briefly, into the history of specific forms, the function of form, and how writing with constraints is not only fun but it creates everlasting writing.

Chinese Reading & Writing (2U)

High School Students
Instructor: Hongmei
Schedule: 6PM, Mon-Thur, 6/29 to 7/9

The course is designed to teach and foster students in Chinese reading and writing geared toward higher level Chinese language studies. At the end of 2 weeks, students will have read 4-6 culture stories, written 2-3 essays and will be comfortable texting in Chinese on phones or tablets.

Poetry (2H)

High School Students
Instructor: Gabbi
Schedule: 10AM, Mon-Thur, 6/29 to 7/9 

In this class, students will learn about different types of poetry, practice new writing skills and have the opportunity to provide feedback on each other’s work. This is a space to get some writing done, step outside our comfort zones and share work with each other.

Music in the Movies (2J)

High School Students
Instructor: Eric
Schedule: 1PM, Mon-Thur, 6/29 to 7/9 

In this course students will learn how music is used in popular movies to influence the story, character development, and audience reactions. Students will learn everything from instruments and sounds in a soundtrack to how music can affect the subconscious of the listener.

Math in the Movies (2Q)

High School Students
Instructor: Rebecca
Schedule: 1PM, Mon-Thur, 6/29 to 7/9

Math is used or referenced in a lot of popular TV shows and movies, but never really explained or shown in detail. In this course, students will take an in-depth look at how math is referenced in various shows or movies and explore different mathematical ideas and concepts from that lens.

Food Science (2T)

Understanding the Basics of Nutrition

High School Students
Instructor: Daniel
Schedule: 6PM, Mon-Thur, 6/29 to 7/9 

Students will learn about the basics of nutrition before exploring hot topics including gluten-free diets, “anti-inflammatories,” and whether or not chocolate really is good for you. Through this experience, students will learn to critically analyze posted information about food to inform their own decisions

Register Here

Session 3: July 13 to July 23

Math-Based Drawing (3A)

Graphing with Desmos

Middle School Students
Instructor: Rebecca
Schedule: 9AM, Mon-Thur, 7/13 to 7/23

In this course, students will explore various types of equations and graphs on Desmos. Students will learn how to manipulate equations to create words and pictures with their graphs. Equations covered will include linear, quadratic, exponential and polar.

History & The Law (3H)

Court Cases That Transformed America

Middle School Students
Instructor: Brian
Schedule: 1PM, Mon-Thur, 7/13 to 7/23

In this course, students will learn about, debate, and evaluate landmark Supreme Court decisions that have transformed America with each class covering a different case. At the end, students will use their knowledge to write an amicus brief (a short position paper) urging the Court to decide a current case one way or the other.

Intro to Chinese Lang & Culture (3K)

 

Middle School Students
Instructor: Hongmei
Schedule: 4PM, Mon-Thur, 7/13 to 7/23

Students will learn Chinese language and cultural awareness through actions, story-telling, and hands-on activities. This course will provide students with basic knowledge, vocabulary, and linguistic structures of spoken and written Mandarin for daily language use.

Play Writing (3B)

Middle School Students
Instructor: Kathleen
Schedule: 11AM, Mon-Thur, 7/13 to 7/23

In this course students will learn about the unique structural, character development, and literary concerns of writing for the stage. Students will read examples of plays and critique their methods and abilities to affect an audience, and then mimic this in their own writing. No experience required!

Explore Probability 1 (3J)

Students who have completed Algebra 1
Instructor: Griffin
Schedule: 1PM, Mon-Thur, 7/13 to 7/23

In this introduction to probability, students will explore permutations, combinations, sums of various series and their proofs, the Birthday paradox, and other essential foundations of probability, which is itself the key to statistics.

Explore Probability 2 (3C)

Students who have completed Algebra 1
Instructor: Griffin
Schedule: 3PM, Mon-Thur, 7/13 to 7/23

This course is for students who have completed Explore Probability 1 or are familiar with those basic concepts. Topics will include: probability with dependent events, expected value, geometric probability, Pascal’s triangle and the hockey stick identity, and the binomial theorem.

Intro to Number Theory (3L)

Middle & High School Students
Instructor: Caitlyn
Schedule: 3PM, Mon-Thur, 7/13 to 7/23

Number theory is the study of the integers and their building blocks, prime numbers. In this course, we will explore various properties of the integers including divisibility, modular arithmetic, Fermat’s Last Theorem, and cryptography. This course will get students thinking about numbers in ways they never have before!

Coding: Continuing with Python (3D)

Grades 8-12
Instructor: Lori
Schedule: 1PM, Mon-Thur, 7/13 to 7/23

This course is an introduction to the concepts of programming – output, input, variables, graphics using python turtles, and basic arithmetic operations. No experience in programming is necessary or expected for this course.

Women in Media (3E)

High School Students
Instructor: Kathleen
Schedule: 9AM, Mon-Thur, 7/13 to 7/23

In this course, students will explore and analyze the presence and representation of women in film, television, theatre, and pop culture. How does cultural representation affect or create stereotypes of femininity? Students will learn to question and affirm the ways in which the media we consume every day shapes society and reflects ideas of power.

Philosophy (3F)

High School Students
Instructor: Brian
Schedule: 10AM, Mon-Thur, 7/13 to 7/23

Studying philosophy is not just learning about things, but asking why things are, how you know, and what things should be like. Students will explore 4 major topics in philosophy: values, justice, knowledge, and reality and will learn how to ask questions, challenge the answers to those questions, and maybe even stumble upon their own philosophy for the meaning of life.

Music in the Movies (3G)

High School Students
Instructor: Eric
Schedule: 1PM, Mon-Thur, 7/13 to 7/23

In this course students will learn how music is used in popular movies to influence the story, character development, and audience reactions. Students will learn everything from instruments and sounds in a soundtrack to how music can affect the subconscious of the listener.

Math in the Movies (3M)

High School Students
Instructor: Rebecca
Schedule: 1PM, Mon-Thur, 7/13 to 7/23

Math is used or referenced in a lot of popular TV shows and movies, but never really explained or shown in detail. In this course, students will take an in-depth look at how math is referenced in various shows or movies and explore different mathematical ideas and concepts from that lens.

Social Media in Poetry (3N)

 

High School Students
Instructor: Itiola
Schedule: 3PM, Mon-Thur, 7/13 to 7/23

From love poems between inanimate objects to poems written in the voice of Cardi B talking to the Mirabel Sisters, the following 8-week course will negotiate different forms of poetry, from page to stage, and how technical devices enrich the writing. This course will also dive, briefly, into the history of specific forms, the function of form, and how writing with constraints is not only fun but it creates everlasting writing.

Food Science (3P)

Understanding the Basics of Nutrition

High School Students
Instructor: Daniel
Schedule: 6PM, Mon-Thur, 7/13 to 7/23

Students will learn about the basics of nutrition before exploring hot topics including gluten-free diets, “anti-inflammatories,” and whether or not chocolate really is good for you. Through this experience, students will learn to critically analyze posted information about food so that they can make the most informed decision when it comes to their dietary choices.

Chinese Reading & Writing (3Q)

 

High School Students
Instructor: Hongmei
Schedule: 6PM, Mon-Thur, 7/13 to 7/23

The course is designed to teach and foster students in Chinese reading and writing geared toward higher level Chinese language studies. At the end of 2 weeks, students will have read 4-6 culture stories, written 2-3 essays and will be comfortable texting in Chinese on phones or tablets.

Register Here

Session 4: July 27 to August 6: COMING SOON

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Session 5: August 10 to August 20: COMING SOON

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