Dynamic Learning – Course Activities II
Media, Journalism & Photography Students create and manage school newsletters, the yearbook, and social media. They analyze media and journalistic writing for bias, learn to construct effective stories, and develop critical thinking skills as they interview people and write news stories. Through the class they learn self-advocacy and become educated consumers of advertising and media. Students also learn the technical skills of photography: composition, varying perspectives, awareness of backgrounds, points of interest, and the rule of thirds. They practically apply these photographic skills to tell visually affective and artistic stories. Multiple Intelligences: Linguistic, Visual Spatial, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal.
Blocks Blocks Simple, solid, three dimensional wooden unit blocks give our younger students the opportunity for creative problem-solving using scientific and mathematical concepts as they plan, design, build, and present their block creations. Teamwork and communication skills are emphasized. Multiple intelligences: Bodily kinesthetic, Spatial, Logical/mathematical, Linguistic, Interpersonal.
Visual Arts energize creativity while building a strong foundation in Art History, Visual Vocabulary and craft skills. Each student has the opportunity to learn, create, and engage with materials that support their individual learning styles. Projects explore manipulation of media and techniques while referencing artists and artistic movements to develop a well-rounded cultural and creative understanding and appreciation of art in a global view. Multiple Intelligences: Visual-Spatial, Interpersonal, and Intrapersonal.
Music Program Students develop enjoyment of, curiosity about, and appreciation for music. Music theory, history and concepts are explored through singing, movement, and playing rhythm instruments. Additionally, learning the guitar reinforces academic skills of self-discipline and focus. Multiple Intelligences: Musical, Logical, Mathematical.