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IU Northwest Kids College offers youngsters art, foreign language, Broadway flair and more

Science, babysitting and math classes headline upcoming session of Kids College, June 13 - 30


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Division of Continuing Studies

Kids College at Indiana University Northwest is offering all the right classes for eager young students ages 7 to 13, in three-week courses that meet Mondays through Thursdays from June 13 to 30.

From beginning Chinese and French, to preparing for ISTEP, to acting and drawing and even babysitting and economics, youth will have the opportunity to interactively explore a wide variety of interests in fun ways. A maximum of three courses can be taken by each age group, as follows:

For ages 7 to 9:

Math for ISTEP meets from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Students will learn basic math skills to help improve scores on the ISTEP test. Students work individually and in groups.

Science Investigator meets from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Students will have fun creating fascinating solutions to various science experiments.

Broadway Bound meets from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Students will learn how to project their voice, speak clearly and get over stage jitters in preparation for an audition or performance. The class will conclude with a short performance on the last day.

Reading and Writing for ISTEP meets from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Students will practice reading and writing techniques that will improve comprehension and confidence for the ISTEP test.

MATHtastic meets from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Students will enjoy reasoning and solving math challenges using hands-on techniques.

Beginning French meets from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Students will learn basic conversation and writing skills in French. Learn about the culture and people of France through games, projects, songs and other activities.

Art-2-D Drawing for New Kids meets from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Students will have fun learning two-dimensional drawing using various media including pencil, crayon, and color pencil.

Creative Crafts meets from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Students will learn to make gifts, decorations and more and discover things they can create from simple items around the house.

Beginning Chinese meets from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Students will learn how to pronounce Chinese words and learn how to make Chinese crafts, sing Chinese songs and write characters with calligraphy pens.

Write On meets from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Students will write fairytales, poetry, autobiographies, plays, news stories and more. Young authors will expand their vocabularies and stretch their imaginations.

For ages 10-13:

Writing for the Newspaper meets from 8 to 9:15 a.m. This class will teach students the basics of writing, editing and producing a newspaper. They will go on interviews, find leads and get the top story. From writing inverted pyramid style to comics, this class will cover it all.

Art-2-D Drawing Class meets from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Students will learn to use the seven elements of art and the eight principles of design in various projects using a variety of media.

Everyday Math meets from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Students will learn to use math in the real world by applying it to day-to-day activities like cooking, shopping, dining out.

Learn Chinese meets from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Students will learn to pronounce Chinese words and study basic vocabulary, character writing with calligraphy pens and dialogue. They’ll make Chinese crafts and sing Chinese songs.

Broadway on Broadway meets from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Students will learn what it takes to be in a musical theater production. They’ll learn vocal techniques and stage movement. This class will prepare kids to try-out for school productions with confidence.

Exciting English meets from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. This class is sure to improve students’ reading, writing and grammar skills through the use of short stories and novels.

American Red Cross Babysitting Class meets from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Students will learn how to hold, care for, feed and change a baby and how to take care of and play with toddlers. They will learn adult, child and infant CPR as well as first aid and become a card-carrying certified American Red Cross babysitter.

Economics 101 meets from 11 to 12:15 p.m. Students will learn how to save money, spend wisely and be smart with money. They will get a fake job and bank account, create a budget and learn to spend and save their salary appropriately.

Speak Up and Speak Out meets from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Young leaders will learn to overcome their fears of speaking in front of an audience. All it takes is practice, training and confidence.

Each course costs $65. A $10 discount is offered for early registrations before May 31.

Kids College courses are taught by IU Northwest instructors or area high school teachers. They are designed to serve as fun, interactive explorations of interesting topics. Students will learn about some of their favorite interests or pastimes while also absorbing concepts and information that will be useful to them during the school year. By emphasizing in-class demonstrations and hands-on learning rather than textbooks or homework, Kids College helps build students’ excitement about education and the places it may take them.

For more information on Kids College classes, or to register by phone, contact Kids College Coordinator Joan Wolter in the IU Northwest Division of Continuing Studies at (219) 980-6805, or email her at jwolter@iun.edu.  For the complete Kids College schedule and registration form, visit the Web at http://www.iun.edu/kids-college/.