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One Week Courses -- 6/21-6/24

Full Day -- 9:00am-3:00pm
Introduction to Fly Fishing

Learn to cast. Learn about entomology. Learn about the gear. Read some great literature on the sport and watch films. Learn about river conservation and do some tree planting and rock moving. The course will conclude with a day on the river in Long Island.

This course is open to rising 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th grade students.

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Cost $800

Avram Schlesinger, instructor

Logic, Sets and Proof

This course will start off with concepts in logic that are traditionally taught before proof writing in higher level math classes. From that, the course will move on to set theory with concepts in number theory and abstract algebra (groups, rings, fields) all while tying in the art of proof writing. These are concepts not explicitly currently taught in our curriculum. The activities will include collaborate proof writing, problem sets, and student based discussions. 

This course is open to rising 10th, 11th, & 12th grade students.

This course runs from 9:00am-3:00pm

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Cost $800

Brianne Gzik & Shalini Sudarsanan, instructor

The New Community Lab

New Community Lab is a 4-day immersive, hands-on exploration into the intersection of literature and social justice. Our course takes the form of a “literary experiment”, one that dissects a series of texts (excerpts of novels, poems, short stories, songs, film, and guest speakers) to understand the function of communities and community building.

In practice, each day is structured around essential questions: Day 1: In what ways do we make space for community members to identify and maximize their unique gifts? Day 2: What impact do social constructs (race, class, gender, sexuality, etc) have on a community's ability to make use of and maximize the gifts of its members? Day 3: How do we marshal our gifts and resources to negotiate community constraints and ensure all people thrive? Day 4: How do we marry our gifts with others to create sustainable partnerships?

A typical class would involve three movements: Literary analysis: We will read and analyze a series of short stories, poems, songs, and films that provide multiple vantage points to the day’s essential question. Guest speaker: Students will hear from a community representative who is engaged in social needs work here in the Bronx. The speaker’s talk will be framed around the essential question. Collaboration: Using our literary analysis and guest speaker as a foundation, students will work together to form a multimedia response to the essential question. Their response must provide examples of how they can make use of their understanding here at school and/or their local community. Leveraging a multifaceted, interdisciplinary approach to literary study, NewComm Lab hopes to arm students with the language and tools to be meaningful and mindful change makers.

This course is open to rising 11th grade students. 

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Cost $800

Chidi Asoluka, instructor