Category Archives: SEA Online Classes

July 4th, 2020 by 
A Young People's History of the United States Students will engage in a thirteen-week study of the first half of the text. This class is discussion based. Each week guided comprehension questions will be sent to assist with the readings. Videos will also be sent as they apply to the topic. In class, our conversations will be guided by a series of thought questions created by both the instructor and the students. At the end of the semester, students will choose one event or person to present to the class. The presentations will allow for personal creativity and a deeper …
June 25th, 2020 by 
Research Bootcamp for Parents Critical thinking, analyzation, and resource management are all essential skills for any learner. In this Research Boot Camp for parents, we’ll be focused on how to research accurately and efficiently using the plethora of resources available, how to identify credible sources and examine bias, and use this knowledge to help your learners dive deeply into the subjects they are passionate about. Taught by Samantha Matalone Cook, MAT Enroll in ClassWhat Makes SEA Online Classes Special Class Duration: August 5-August 19 Class Size: 8-15 participants Age Range: 18+ Total Price: $50 Full Class Description Critical thinking, analyzation, …
June 18th, 2020 by 
Human Origins: Human Evolution from Prehistory to the Agricultural Revolution Many history books leave out prehistory (the time before written records), but the study of human evolution is essential to understanding how we became capable of everything that followed. In this class, students will explore how our prehistory sets the stage for how humans adapted to their environments and formed communities before the Agricultural Revolution, when humans began building villages and farming their food source. This class is multidisciplinary, weaving history, art, science, and more through discussion, research and writing assignments, and hands-on projects. Taught by Samantha Matalone Cook, MAT …
June 18th, 2020 by 
Approaching Controversial Memorials Memorials are a very public expression of remembrance for historic people, places, and events, but some memorials are controversial. In this 4 week project-based class, we’ll explore what makes a memorial controversial, memorial design, how memorials affect our understanding of history, the impact memorials can have on communities, and how memorials can contribute to continued oppression in our society. By looking at past and current action against controversial memorials, students will create their own criteria for how history should be represented through memorialization and re-design a memorial of their choice or create a campaign to have a …
June 14th, 2020 by 
The Periodic Table - Elementary Level Science Series Session 4 This 3-week Session is a great introduction to the periodic table. It will also be a solid class for those students who want to dig deeper!  I will be covering the elements on the Periodic table, and what the meaning is of the rows and columns (periods & families.) The Periodic Table is one of the 4 sessions in the Elementary Level Science Series. Each session of the Elementary Level Science Series meets 3 times over a span of 3 weeks. Each 3-week Session includes important, foundational science topics, scientific …
June 14th, 2020 by 
The Birds & the Bees & the Flowers & the Trees - Elementary Level Science Series Session 3 In this fun and educational 3-week session, students will learn some of the basic concepts in ecology. Learn about food webs, bees (the perfect pollinators), and the relationship between plants and animals and how they have evolved together. The Birds & the Bees & the Flowers & the Trees is one of the 4 sessions in the Elementary Level Science Series. Each session of the Elementary Level Science Series meets 3 times over a span of 3 weeks. Each 3-week Session includes …
June 14th, 2020 by 
How Earth Got Its Shape - Elementary Level Science Series Session 2 From weathering, erosion, and deposition to plate tectonics to volcanism students will learn about the forces that shape Earth. Students will conduct field research, make a scientific model, and conduct a lab in this high-interest, hands-on 3-week Session. How Earth Got Its Shape  is one of the 4 sessions in the Elementary Level Science Series. Each session of the Elementary Level Science Series meets 3 times over a span of 3 weeks. Each 3-week Session includes important, foundational science topics, scientific modeling, focused definitions of core science terms …
June 14th, 2020 by 
Topics in Astronomy - Elementary Level Science Series Session 1 How fast is the speed of light? How big is the solar system? Why is Venus so hot? What is up with Jupiter & it's many moons? Join Blair Lee for a 3-week session focused on topics in astronomy. Your children will learn these answers to these questions, all the while they will work on science skills and lab technique. Topics in Astronomy is one of the 4 Sessions in the Elementary Level Science Series. Each session of the Elementary Level Science Series meets 3 times over a span of …
June 14th, 2020 by 
Project-Based Climate Literacy & Action The Science of Climate Change & Climate Action Climate literacy should be an essential part of every child's learning. It is important and deeply pertinent to their life and the health of the planet. This project-based class has students investigate the science while they look at what they can do to make a difference. An important goal for this class is that students feel and how worked to be the change they want in the world. Students create their own personal action plans, write letters to policymakers, and create their own educational outreach materials. In …
June 14th, 2020 by 
Middle School Chemistry - Project-Based Lab Class Middle School Chemistry Lab Class This is a lab and lecture/discussion class. It meets 1x/week every 3 weeks - on week 4 every 4 weeks, students will work on a project. During the 3-week sessions there is a live lecture/discussion session (this will be taped for students who miss a session). There will be an accompanying lab matched with that week's topic. Every 4th week that students work on a project. These can be completely self-directed or scaffolded and guided, as needed and desired by the student. The lab portion of the class …
June 14th, 2020 by 
The Stargazer’s Club - Family Series Do you and your family love to look at the night sky, imagining what is out there in the vast universe? Wouldn't it be fun to be part of a community of stargazers? The Stargazer's Club is an online community that meets monthly to learn about the cosmos. This club is geared for the whole family, from littlest to adults. Using the course, The Stargazer's Notebook, as a guide, members of the club will map the night sky, get information about special events, and prove the heliocentric model for the planetary motion. Each month there …
June 14th, 2020 by 
Project-Based Human Heredity Has there ever been a time when it felt more important to understand Human Genetics?  This high-interest course introduces the principles and applications of human heredity, AKA human genetics. In addition to human genetics, student will accrue general knowledge about genetics and the evolution of all organisms. The first three weeks of this class will focus on general principles of genetics.  After that, students will build on this knowledge as they apply those principles in a pertinent and meaningful way as they learn about human heredity and genetics. This course will cover Mendelian and molecular genetics, cell …
June 10th, 2020 by 
Protest Songs through History: A Reading, Writing, and Listening Project If music is the pulse of a generation, then the times our have been racing are captured in protest songs. We can learn so much not only about the events that inspired these emotional, passionate displays but also about how music offers a platform for people who feel otherwise unheard. This class uses Dorian Lynskey’s book 33 Revolutions per Minute to explore 12  protest songs ranging from 1939-2008. Learners will explore pieces like Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit,” Carl Bean’s “I Was Born This Way,” Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power,” and Green …
June 8th, 2020 by 
High School Writing with Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers (No Live Meetings) This is an asynchronous class. That means there are no live meetings. Students will receive assignments each week that are due by the start of the following week. They will receive individual feedback and interact with one another through discussion boards. Class content consists of reading assignments, reading guides, video instruction, quizzes, short writing prompts, and four multi-draft essays. Malcolm Gladwell's best-selling book Outliers explores the American mythology surrounding success. Gladwell uses a series of engaging stories to carefully tear apart some mainstream assumptions about what it means to be successful. We …
June 8th, 2020 by 
Exploring Philosophy with The Good Place: Season 1 In this 7-week class, learners will watch Season 1 of The Good Place (available for streaming on Netflix and for rent from other locations) with viewing guides. Each week, we will have a live discussion over the previous week’s episodes. The final two class periods will be reserved for final projects. Learners will be invited to create 10-minute presentations in any format they’d like (audio, video, visual, etc.) and discuss one of the philosophical topics from the class in more detail. Upon enrollment, you will receive a form to fill out. This will …