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Category: D2 Center Courses

December 15, 2020

2020-21 Tutoring and Elective Credit Classes at the D2 Center

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In November 2020, the D2 Center began offering tutoring and elective credit classes virtually to D2 Center students. Staff Specialist Jodie Martinez coordinates the curriculum and student participation for the elective credit classes—”Navigating Your Future” and an English elective. Jodie and certified English teacher Kathy Kocsis work together with students taking the English elective. Certified math teacher Terry Kocsis, Jodie Martinez, and both Career Navigators, John Moore and Bette Norton Ball, assist students with “Navigating Your Future,” which focuses on career exploration and postsecondary planning. Students utilize cell phones, email, and Microsoft Teams (for virtual meetings with teachers) to complete course work.

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September 03, 2020

D2 Center / OPS Virtual Summer Pandemic Partnership

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The D2 Center partnered with the Omaha Public Schools in the summer of 2020 to offer three classes to supplement OPS virtual summer classes. For the past nine years, D2 Center teachers have offered two elective credit classes to D2 Center students in the summer. This summer was a bit different. Due to the pandemic and closing of schools, OPS summer school was limited mostly to seniors and a few juniors. The extra classes offered at the D2 Center allowed some OPS and D2 Center seniors the opportunity to earn enough credits to either graduate or move closer to graduation. The classes were also available to other interested D2 Center students. All three D2 Center classes were taught remotely utilizing Zoom meetings, cell phone, and email.

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July 13, 2020

D2 Center Virtual Summer Elective Classes

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The D2 Center partnered with the Omaha Public Schools (OPS) this summer in June and July and is offering three classes to D2 Center students and a few other OPS students who are trying to graduate. All the classes are taught remotely utilizing Zoom meetings, cell phone, and email. Twenty-nine students are taking 41 classes including an English elective and a new D2 Center elective, “Navigating Your Future.” The English elective is taught by Jodie Martinez and Kathy Kocsis. Navigating Your Future is taught by Ms. Martinez and Clem Bell. Special units in this new class are taught by math teacher Terry Kocsis and D2 Center Career Navigators John Moore and Bette Norton Ball. All D2 Center teachers are Nebraska-certified. Many of the students are also taking virtual classes through OPS. Best wishes to these students to earn as many credits as possible this summer!

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July 29, 2019

Literacy and Life Skills Summer Elective Credit Open House 7/26/2019

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The D2 Center summer elective credit class Literacy and Life Skills teachers and students held an Open House last Friday, July 26, 2019, attended by parents and family members, community support staff, and D2 Center staff. Everyone enjoyed bagels and fruit, and the students made oral presentations. The students selected, researched, and presented on a variety of topics including heart disease, global warming, city government, depression, alcohol effects and abuse, nutrition, sexual orientation and bullying, and hepatitis to name a few. Teachers Ms. Clem Bell and Ms. Jodie Martinez were proud of the students’ hard work as well as their oral presentation skills. Way to go, class!

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