Category Archives: Summer 2020

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 …
April 7th, 2020 by 
Runaway Trains and Lifeboats: Ethical Philosophy Introduction How do we make decisions that involve harms and benefits to people?  In Runaway Trains and Lifeboats: Ethical Philosophy Introduction, we will do some classic thought exercises that will help us to understand that there are many factors involved in making "right" decisions. Philosophical concepts of Utilitarianism, Consequentialism, Deontology, Rights, and Responsibilities will be explored. Taught by Sabrina Weiss Enroll in ClassWhat Makes SEA Online Classes Special Class Duration: June 29-July 12 Class Size: 3-8 learners Age Range: 12+ Total Price: $40 Full Class Description Runaway Trains and Lifeboats: Ethical Philosophy Introduction: How …
April 7th, 2020 by 
What is Intersectionality? "Intersectionality" is an important concept today that helps us to understand how social differences and categories affect how people live their lives. In this course, we will discuss how this concept brings together gender, race/ethnicity, LGBTQIAA+ studies, and other ideas to better explain how the same thing in society can be very different across people. Taught by Sabrina Weiss Enroll in ClassWhat Makes SEA Online Classes Special Class Duration: June 29-July 12 Class Size: 3-8 learners Age Range: 14+ Total Price: $40 Full Class Description "Intersectionality" is an important concept today that helps us to understand how …
April 7th, 2020 by 
Zombie Survival 101 for Middle Schoolers Zombie Survival 101 for Middle Schoolers The zombies are coming!  We have to prepare! The zombie, as Max Brooks and other authors describe, represents today’s fear of the unknown, the strange, the familiar-turned-hostile, and the horror of dealing with something so like yet unlike us.  In this mini-class, we will explore the idea of the zombie in fiction and discuss how to defend ourselves against different types of zombies. We will also look at global social situations that can contribute to them (inspired by Max Brooks). Sources include: Minecraft, Plants vs. Zombies, I am …
April 4th, 2020 by 
High School Research Boot Camp Critical thinking, analyzation, and resource management are all essential skills for any learner. In High School Research Boot Camp, 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 dive deeply into the subjects we are passionate about. Taught by Samantha Matalone Cook Enroll in ClassWhat Makes SEA Online Classes Special Class Duration: August 17-August 30 Class Size: 3-8 learners Age Range: 14+ Total Price: $40 Full Class Description Critical thinking, analyzation, and resource management are …
April 4th, 2020 by 
Middle School Research Boot Camp Critical thinking, analyzation, and resource management are all essential skills for any learner. In Middle School Research Boot Camp, 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 dive deeply into the subjects we are passionate about. Taught by Samantha Matalone Cook Enroll in ClassWhat Makes SEA Online Classes Special Class Duration: August 3-August 16 Class Size: 3-8 learners Age Range: 11-14 Total Price: $40 Full Class Description Critical thinking, analyzation, and resource management are …
April 1st, 2020 by 
Women in Protest Songs In Women in Protest Songs a two-week mini course, students will explore some themes surrounding gender expression while taking a look at shifting historical norms. We will also discuss the importance of media representation while looking at music from women who created protest songs. Taught by Michelle Parrinello-Cason Enroll in ClassWhat Makes SEA Online Classes Special Class Duration: July 27-August 9 Class Size: 3-8 learners Age Range: 14+ Total Price: $40 Full Class Description In this two-week mini course, students will explore some themes surrounding gender expression while taking a look at shifting historical norms. We …
April 1st, 2020 by 
Artificial Intelligence from HAL to Thunderhead We will discuss and explore the topic of artificial intelligence as portrayed in media and discussed in the public sphere. More and more, computer-based decision making and algorithms are becoming part of our lives. While there are realistic doubts, we have many cautionary tales in movies and books about the dangers of AI run amok and destroying humanity. Should we welcome our AI overlords or keep them under human control? Why are some people anxious or fearful about artificial intelligence, and why are some excited about bringing Alexa into our homes? Taught by Sabrina …