April 22, 2013

2013 Summer Elective Classes at the D2 Center

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Despite possible snow in the forecast this week (April?!), it’s time to start thinking about summer plans, including ways to catch up on elective credits during summer break! The D2 Center will offer five different elective credit opportunities this summer. Take a look at our options below and call Greg Emmel at 402-502-8534 with questions or to enroll.

Reading Strategies:  Tuesday, May 28 – Thursday, June 13 (2 – 6 p.m. weekdays)

— Students focus on building reading comprehension, fluency, and confidence using materials in a range of subjects adapted to the student’s reading level.
— The course utilizes Read Right techniques with intensive coaching; reading service, conversations about the reading, and reading journals help build critical reading skills.

Careers and Community Engagement:  Monday, June 17 – Wed., July 3 (1 – 5 p.m. weekdays)

— Students utilize the Nebraska Career Connections website to explore and select career options, identify educational and training pathways, create a resume, and develop soft skills needed to be successful in a career.
— Students may also participate in career experiences in the community.

Better Family Health:  Monday, July 8 – Wednesday, July 24 (9 a.m. – 1 p.m. weekdays)

— Students study heart health, lung health, diabetes, cancer, obesity, allergies, and asthma.
— This hybrid course will allow students who participate in the Teen and Young Parent Program up to 15 earned hours in community-based educational programs with identified agency partners.

Literacy and Life Skills:  Thursday, July 25 – Monday, August 12 (9 a.m. – 1 p.m. weekdays)

— Students read a variety of articles, books, short stories, and poetry. Students complete an autobiography project and do extensive journaling about their current life circumstances and their future identity.
— Other topics include social skills, life values, rationales for getting a high school diploma, goal setting, and building on personal strengths.

Math Elective Credit:   June and July at scheduled times

— Students master the fundamentals of mathematics and beyond by using Khan Academy (online) in a math computer lab setting.
— A diagnostic test at the beginning of the course allows teachers to differentiate instruction, build on individual math skills, and provide 1:1 assistance.
— Students need to call D2 Center Director Greg Emmel (402-502-8534) to schedule times to complete the course.

*All courses are for elective credit and a minimum of 45 hours of class time and the successful completion of all assignments and tests is required.  Courses are graded pass/fail.

Posted in: Careers and Community Engagement Program, D2 Center Courses, General

About Carolyn

Carolyn Miller is one of the directors of the D2 Center. She is a graduate of Omaha Northwest High School and the University of Iowa. Carolyn has been with the D2 Center since 2010.

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