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Strategies 4 Success!

Does your child seem frustrated and confused when it comes to school or home- work? Do you wish there was a way to help them improve and succeed without paying for tutoring? This innovative, cost effective program combines academic readiness and education skill development designed to give students the tools they need to succeed in school.

Each day focuses on specific academic techniques.

Students are able to sign up for individual days or for all three days.

(see below for individual workshop descriptions)

 

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Organizational Strategies for Success (ages 12-17)

Does your student lose papers, miss deadlines and have trouble breaking down assignments? Could your student use an “organizational make-over”? Students will learn how to use their technology skills and organize basics like backpacks and binders. This program will empower students to develop tools that will reduce stress, and increase their performance and confidence.

4 Mon., Oct. 20 - Nov. 17 CLASS CANCELLED
4:30 - 5:30 pm
Learning Resource Center/The Hub

Register by Sept. 8: $95
Register after Sept. 8: $105

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Write! (ages 12-17)

This is what your student needs to do in school - and in life, but it's often not easy. Could your student use more support to help them know what to write, how to write and how they can use writing as a tool for learning? If so, this workshop is for them.

Students will learn the mechanics of writing, from research to the finished product.

4 Tue., Oct. 21 - Nov. 11
4:30 - 5:30 pm
Learning Resource Center/The Hub

Register by Sept. 8: $95
Register after Sept. 8: $105

 

register online


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Reading for Meaning! (ages 12-17)

Effective textbook reading is key to student success yet many students lack the skills to read and understand the subject matter. How do you take what you read and apply it when taking a test or writing a paper?

In this program, students will learn how to read for meaning, take notes and tips for succeeding on tests.


4 Wed., Oct. 22 - Nov. 12 CLASS CANCELLED
4:30 - 5:30 pm
Learning Resource Center/The Hub

Register by Sept. 8: $95
Register after Sept. 8: $105

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Backyard Astronomer

Learn how to identify the stars and constellations seen in our local skies in this fun hands-on workshop. Using the Cabrillo planetarium and observatory you will see the wonders of the universe and learn about astronomy history, methods, equipment, and recent discoveries. Get a sense of distances to planets, stars and galaxies. Learn about Black holes, dark matter and the expanding universe.

Participants should dress warmly for outdoor observation at the observatory. In case of rain or fog, class will assemble in the planetarium.

This class is appropriate for students aged 10 to adult.

 

2 Fri., October 10 & 17
6:30 - 9:30 pm
Room 707

Register by Sept. 8: $58
Register after Sept. 8: $65

 

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Karl von Ahnen has been an amateur astronomer and telescope user since age 12. He served as lab instructor-assistant in the Cabrillo Astronomy Department for many years, and is the Director of the Fujitsu Planetarium at De Anza College, one of the largest school planetariums in the country.

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Video Game Design 1.0 (ages 12-17)

This class is a unique journey to help students make the transition from being a video game consumer to a video game developer. Students will learn different skills and theories to conceptualize, develop prototypes, create, and tune a single level in one particular genre. To ensure accessiblilty to all levels of programming expertise, we will be sticking to the Platformer genre, and helping students to focus on creating at their own level of development.

Familiarity with an editing tool like Tiled is recommended but not required.

5 Fri., Sept. 26 - Oct. 24
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Room: 829

Register by Sept. 8: $190
Register after Sept. 8: $200

 

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Video Game Design 1.5 (ages 14-17)

Get ready to level up!  What do games like Mario, Megaman, Super Meatboy, and Sonic The Hedgehog all have in common?! They are all platformers. The term “platformer” generally refers to video games which involve an avatar moving and trying to avoid the obstacles. Player is responsible for controlling the avatar to jump between platforms (hence the name, platformer). The early platformers go back to the 1980s and the genre is one of the most popular and ancient genres of video game history. Video Game Design 1.5 will take students through the challenging, yet rewarding journey to develop a unique platformer. The class will draw upon the skills learned in Video Game Design 1.0 and teach students new skills in regards to mechanics, dynamics, and aesthetics.

Having some proficiency in the software GameMaker by Yoyo Games is highly encouraged but not essential.

5 Sat., Sept. 27 - Oct. 25
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Room: 829

Register by Sept. 8: $190
Register after Sept. 8: $200

register online

 

 

4 Fri., Nov. 7 - Dec. 5 (No Class 11/28)
3:30 - 5:30 pm
Room: 829

Register by Sept. 8: $190
Register after Sept. 8: $200

register online

 

 

Video Game Design 2.0 (ages 14-17)

This class broadens the scope of video game creation.  Students will be introduced to programming as a way to enhance the flexibility of the creator. They will also be introduced to the basics of coding as applied to video game design.  Students will learn how to use Gamemaker language and communicate with the software in order to perform tasks and develop mini-games. Using code as their only vehicle, students will be inspired to take the first steps towards the wide applications of programming into the fun field of video game design. Participation in Video Game Design 1.0 or 1.5, or understanding of the basics of coding using languages such as: JAVA, C Sharp, or Assembly is required.

4 Sat., Nov. 1 - Nov. 22
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Room: 829

Register by Sept. 8: $190
Register after Sept. 8: $200

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Michael D. Allman, MA, PPS, is the Director of Life Raft Tutoring, has served as Director of Davidson Middle School’s, and was Director of the children’s art program at the Robele Family Shelter.

AmirAshkan Nourkhalaj is a student at UCSC pursuing a degree in Computer Science and Video Game Design. He is a long-time "gamer" and has tutored adults and kids. Intrigued by the science and art behind video games he has studied psychology, engineering, computer programming and game design to understand the psyche of the players. He uses game mechanics as metaphors and video games as the most interactive storytelling medium.

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Science Saturdays (ages 12-17)

Science isn’t just something we learn about - it’s something we do! Playing, tinkering, touching and inventing are what Science - Saturdays are all about. Build a Rube-Goldberg machine out of everyday materials, sew flashing creations with circuit thread and make motorized art machines.

Students will see science come alive and experience inventing firsthand as their ideas go from concept to creation. Get ready for a hands-on Saturdays full of science, art and lots of fun!

5 Fri., Oct. 11 - Nov. 15th (No class Nov 8th)
CLASS CANCELLED
10 am - 1 pm
Room: Horticulture 5001

Register by Sept. 8: $140
Register after Sept. 8: $150

Plus $30 materials fee

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College: How to Get In and Pay the Bill

If you are a parent with a high school student looking to enter college, this class will help you learn what you need to know to help your child search for a good college, understand what admission people are looking for, write that dreaded essay and create an excellent resume. Paying for college is the one of the largest expenditures most parents will face in their lifetimes. In this class we will discuss strategies that can help you reduce college costs.

High school students are encouraged to attend with their parent(s) at no extra cost.

2 Tue., Sept. 23 & 30
6:45 - 8:45 pm
Room: 432

Register by Sept. 8: $54
Register after Sept. 8: $62

 

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Stephen Shapiro CPA, CFP, has advised individuals on financial matters for over 20 years and has led financial workshops since 1989.

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