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! 

Register a student for 3 classes and get a 4th class free!

After you register a student for 3 classes, we’ll send you a code for the 4th class.

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
  • Session 5: Monday, 8/10- Thursday, 8/20
Register Here

Session 4: July 27 to August 6

Digital Drawing with Equations (4A)

Middle School Students
Instructor: Rebecca
Schedule: 9AM, Mon-Thur, 7/27 to 8/6

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.

Intro to Business (4B)

Middle School Students
Instructor: Shane
Schedule: 11AM, Mon-Thur, 7/27 to 8/6

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.

2020 Election Madness (4R)

Middle School Students
Instructor: David
Schedule: 1PM, Mon-Thur, 7/27 to 8/6

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: Critical Information Literacy (4G)

Middle School Students
Instructor: Gabbi
Schedule: 4PM, Mon-Thur, 7/27 to 8/6

Students will learn how to use rhetorical devices, such as ethos, pathos, and logos, to achieve a specific purpose: to inform. Using journalism as a lens, students will practice effectively questioning concepts they encounter in their daily lives and/or that they care deeply about and combine their personal observations with research and other perspectives to develop and share informed opinions.

Intro to Mandarin (4H)

Middle School Students
Instructor: Hongmei
Schedule: 4PM, Mon-Thur, 7/27 to 8/6

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.

Explore Probability 1 (4C)

Students who have completed Algebra 1
Instructor: Mel
Schedule: 11AM, Mon-Thur, 7/27 to 8/6

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 (4E)

Students who have completed Explore Probability 1
Instructor: Mel
Schedule: 1PM, Mon-Thur, 7/27 to 8/6

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 (4F)

Students who have completed Algebra 1
Instructor: Caitlyn
Schedule: 3PM, Mon-Thur, 7/27 to 8/6

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 Python (4T)

Middle & High School Students
Instructor: Kireina
Schedule: 1PM, Mon-Thur, 7/27 to 8/6

This course will explore Pygame, a set of Python modules designed to create fully featured video games and multimedia programs. Completion of the first course or previous Python experience is required.

Critical Information Literacy (4D)

High School Students
Instructor: Gabbi
Schedule: 10AM, Mon-Thur, 7/27 to 8/6

Students will learn how to use rhetorical devices, such as ethos, pathos, and logos, to achieve a specific purpose: to inform. Using journalism as a lens, students will practice effectively questioning concepts they encounter in their daily lives and/or that they care deeply about and combine their personal observations with research and other perspectives to develop and share informed opinions.

Intro to Business (4K)

High School Students
Instructor: Shane
Schedule: 1PM, Mon-Thur, 7/27 to 8/6

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.

Math in the Movies (4L)

High School Students
Instructor: Rebecca
Schedule: 1PM, Mon-Thur, 7/27 to 8/6

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.

Chinese Reading & Writing (4M)

High School Students
Instructor: Hongmei
Schedule: 6PM, Mon-Thur, 7/27 to 8/6

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.

Physics of the Everyday (4N)

High School Students
Instructor: Matt
Schedule: 11AM, Mon-Thur, 7/27 to 8/6

Students will discover how the concepts of Physics can be applied to the mechanics of their everyday lives. This course is designed for students who have not yet taken high school Physics and are ready to explore this area of science in a fun and engaging way.

2020 Election Madness (4Q)

High School Students
Instructor: David
Schedule: 11AM, Mon-Thur, 7/27 to 8/6

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.

History of Rock and Roll (4P)

High School Students
Instructor: Matt
Schedule: 1PM, Mon-Thur, 7/27 to 8/6

In this course, students will explore the history of this popular 20th century American musical genre. We will trace its origins from the Blues through the 1990s.

The Language of Political Speech (4S)

High School Students
Instructor: Sarada
Schedule: 4PM, Mon-Thur, 7/27 to 8/6

Students will examine political speech in order to understand how speechwriters create meaning. They will then practice writing their own speeches as if they were political candidates running for office. The writing skills practiced will be useful for students interested in taking advanced or AP English courses in high school.

Register Here

Session 5: August 10 to August 20

Intro to Business (5A)

Middle School Students
Instructor: Shane
Schedule: 9AM, Mon-Thur, 8/10 to 8/20

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.

Play Writing (5B)

Middle School Students
Instructor: Kathleen
Schedule: 11AM, Mon-Thur, 8/10 to 8/20

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!

Intro to Mandarin (5C)

Middle School Students
Instructor: Hongmei
Schedule: 4PM, Mon-Thur, 8/10 to 8/20

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.

Women in Media (5D)

High School Students
Instructor: Kathleen
Schedule: 9AM, Mon-Thur, 8/10 to 8/20

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.

Intro to Business (5E)

High School Students
Instructor: Shane
Schedule: 11AM, Mon-Thur, 8/10 to 8/20

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.

Physics of the Everyday (5F)

High School Students
Instructor: Matt
Schedule: 11AM, Mon-Thur, 8/10 to 8/20

Students will discover how the concepts of Physics can be applied to the mechanics of their everyday lives. This course is designed for students who have not yet taken high school Physics and are ready to explore this area of science in a fun and engaging way.

History of Rock & Roll (5G)

High School Students
Instructor: Matt
Schedule: 1PM, Mon-Thur, 8/10 to 8/20

In this course, students will explore the history of this popular 20th century American musical genre. We will trace its origins from the Blues through the 1990s.

Chinese Reading & Writing (5H)

High School Students
Instructor: Hongmei
Schedule: 6PM, Mon-Thur, 8/10 to 8/20

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.

Summer

Individualized Summer Refreshers

     By Scott Lutostanski Last school year was unlike any other. With students leaving…
Summer

Enrich Your Student’s Summer

This is certainly not the typical Summer. As we hit these hot days in July,…
ACT

Upcoming Changes to the ACT

    Dan Marlin Right now, as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to create uncertainty around…