SCHEDULE

Kids at College 2020: Online Edition!

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5 – 8 Year Olds

  1. Energy Engine - Ages 5-8

    What makes a person get revved up? Calmed down? This class helps participants explore the “engines” in their bodies to better understand, identify, and regulate emotions. Monitoring and recognizing reactions can help turn feelings into a source of positive energy for coping. This course presents stories and videos, then offers opportunities for discussion of emotions and how to handle them. With children staying indoors more often this year, this is a good opportunity for them to learn how to adapt to feelings that emerge during times of change. Course instructors are Polk State’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Program students (i.e., as supervised by the Program Director and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator). Course Fee: $0 

    KC0520.2     July 7-8, 14-15   Tuesday and Wednesday 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. 

    KC0520.1     July 7-8, 14-15   Tuesday and Wednesday 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. 

     

  2. Get the Wiggles Out! A Wellness Course - Ages 5-8

    Gross motor skills get a fun-packed workout with Simon-Says games, group sing-along songs, and dancing, with some strengthening and yoga movements thrown in. Participants learn about heart health and strengthen their bodies while moving to popular kid-appropriate music! Course instructors are Polk State’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Program students (i.e., as supervised by the Program Director and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator). This play-filled, interactive course is provided virtually so participants can join in the fun from home. Course Fee: $0 

    KC0320.2     July 7-8, 14-15 Tuesday and Wednesday 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

    KC0320.1     July 7-8, 14-15 Tuesday and Wednesday 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. 

  3. Happy Handwriting - Ages 5-9

    Occupational therapy applies exercises and muscle training to enhance coordination and control and can provide valuable assistance for those who struggle with neat handwriting. This class is designed for students who would benefit from this practice, or it can provide a refresher for former occupational therapy handwriting students. Participants are guided through skills related to letter formation, spacing, sizing, legibility, and appropriate pencil pressure, and then they practice what they’ve learned over the school year. Fine motor strengthening and coordination is promoted through fun activities, utilizing cutting, Playdoh manipulation, and other activities. The course teachers are Polk State’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Program students (i.e., as supervised by the Program Director and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator). This course is provided virtually, and students can join the interactive, play-filled sessions from the comfort of home. Course Fee: $10   

    Note: A kit is provided to students.   

    KC0420.1      July 7-8, 14-15   Tuesday and Wednesday 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

    KC0420.2      July 7-8, 14-15   Tuesday and Wednesday 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. 

  4. Science Club - Ages 5-8

    This virtual science camp provides a hands-on approach to science! Participants explore the basics of physical and chemical change through fun experiments and chemical tricks, including fizzy colors, chilly glows, and gooey silly putty. Future scientists discover change from one state of matter to another with scavenger hunts, bubbles, and exciting explosions!  Daily Zoom sessions with Scientist Katherine Heter enhance learning and provide clear direction to campers and adult helpers. Course Fee: $30 

    Note: A kit is provided to students. Supplemental home supplies include vinegar, baking soda, dish soap, and sunglasses or safety glasses. 

    KC1120.1     July 6-16    Monday – Thursday   9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

    KC1120.2     July 6-16    Monday – Thursday   11:15 – 11:45 a.m. 

9 – 14 Year Olds

  1. Balloon Twisting - Ages 9-14

    Participants explore the whimsy and technique of balloon design through the creation of animals, hats, and other fun things. This online class starts with the basics and continues as far as time allows. The instructor is Luis Campaneria, 2018/2019 Strolling Magic/Table Hopping Magic National Champion. Course Fee: $40  

    Note: A kit is provided to students. 

    KC0120.1   July 6 – 16   Monday – Thursday 10:00 – 10:50 a.m. 

    KC0120.2   July 6 – 16   Monday – Thursday   2:00 – 2:50 p.m.  

  2. Chess - Ages 9-14

    This game of Kings and Queens can improve concentration, critical thinking, and creativity! Participants of all levels benefit from this study, where piece placement and strategic insight are discussed and practiced through online play! Instructor Chris Euverard captures the excitement in this game of ruse and stratagem! Course Fee: $25  

    KC0220.2     July 6 – 16   Monday – Thursday 12:15 –12:45p.m. 

    KC0220.1     July 6 – 16   Monday – Thursday 2:00 – 2:30 p.m.

  3. Energy Engine - Ages 9-14

    What makes a person get revved up? Calmed down? This class helps participants explore the “engines” in their bodies to better understand, identify, and regulate emotions. Monitoring and recognizing reactions can help turn feelings into a source of positive energy for coping. This course offers opportunities for discussion of emotions and how to handle them. Being indoors more often this year provides an opportunity for individuals to learn how to adapt to feelings that emerge during times of change. Course instructors are Polk State’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Program students (i.e., as supervised by the Program Director and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator).
    Course Fee: $0 

    KC0620.1     July 7-8, 14-15   Tuesday and Wednesday 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.  

    KC0620.2     July 7-8, 14-15   Tuesday and Wednesday 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

  4. Magic: Close Up - Ages 9-14

    This remote course for the magic enthusiast teaches the fundamentals of magic using props such as cards, coins, and more, and then explores the techniques used to create personalized magic tricks. Students learn many other skills too secretive to announce. This class emphasizes practicing skills that build confidence and performance techniques. The instructor is Luis Campaneria, 2018/2019 Strolling Magic/Table Hopping Magic National Champion. Course Fee: $30 

    Note: A magic kit with learning tools is provided.  

    KC0820.1     July 6-16   Monday – Thursday 9:00 – 9:50 a.m. 

    KC0820.2     July 6-16   Monday – Thursday 1:00 – 1:50 p.m. 

  5. Model Rocketry - Ages 9-14

    This course provides an experience that is out of this world! Rocketeers explore the outer reaches by using basic model rocketry techniques and a one-stage rocket kit (provided). Using online video tutorials, the student creates the model rocket at home and designs the exterior. The instructor provides tips, gives some scientific background, and helps to troubleshoot through online Zoom meetups where students can also share their work and compare their progress with others. When the rocket is complete, the student and his or her family join the instructor for a spectacular launch, sending the rocket hundreds of feet into the sky. With exceptional performance and parachute recovery, the Estes Alpha rocket is sure to rival the SpaceX Falcon 9 in the hearts of participants! Instructor Polly Burkhart is a National Board-Certified Science Educator. Course Fee: $35 

    Note: A kit is provided to students. Supplemental home supplies include scissors, craft knife, masking tape, spray paint, and newspaper. 

    KC0920.1     July 6 and 9, 13 and 16  Mondays and Thursdays 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. 

    KC0920.2     July 6 and 9, 13 and 16  Mondays and Thursdays 10:15 – 10:45 a.m.

    KC0920.3     July 6 and 9, 13 and 16  Mondays and Thursdays 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. 

  6. Move It! A Wellness Course - Ages 9-14

    Come join in the fun and get some exercise while doing some dynamic dance moves, practicing strength training, and singing along–just for the fun of it! This class discusses the mechanism behind heart-healthy movements and how the body benefits from different activities. Participants are encouraged to renew and energize through popular, kid-friendly music and positive self-expression. The course teachers are Polk State’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Program students (i.e., as supervised by the Program Director and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator). This interactive course is provided virtually so participants can join in from home. Course Fee: $0 

    KC1020.1     July 7-8, 14-15   Tuesdays and Wednesdays 2:00 – 2:30 p.m.

    KC1020.2     July 7-8, 14-15   Tuesdays and Wednesdays 2:30 – 3:00 p.m.

  7. Science Club - Ages 9-14

    This virtual science camp provides a hands-on approach to investigation and experimentation! Participants discover the basics of physical and chemical change through fun experiments and chemical tricks, including fizzy colors, chilly glows, and gooey silly putty. Future scientists explore how matter changes state and investigate chemical properties through scavenger hunts and exciting explosions! Daily Zoom sessions with Scientist Katherine Heter enhance learning and provide clear direction to campers (and adult helpers, as necessary). Course Fee: $30 

    Note: A kit is provided to students. Supplemental home supplies include vinegar, baking soda, dish soap, and sunglasses or safety glasses. 

    KC1220.1     July 6-16    Monday – Thursday   9:45 – 10:15 a.m. 

    KC1220.2     July 6-16    Monday – Thursday   10:30 – 11:00 a.m. 

  8. Trick-Talking Puppetry - Ages 9-14

    This online class is for the enterprising entertainer who craves a comic companion! A skilled ventriloquist must learn scripting, puppetry, and the secretive art of talking without moving the lips. To master the fundamentals, individuals invent a simple hand puppet to practice and perfect performance techniques. Then they create, customize, and rehearse jokes and routines with their new “buddies” so they can entertain family and friends. Luis Campaneria, 2018/2019 Strolling Magic/Table Hopping Magic National Champion, leads this exciting opportunity. Course Fee: $25 

    Note: A kit is provided to students.  

    KC1320.1     July 6-16    Monday – Thursday   11:00 – 11:50 a.m. 

    KC1320.2     July 6-16    Monday – Thursday     3:00 – 3:50 p.m. 

  9. Trivia! - Ages 9-14

    In this exciting and socially engaging class, students pursue victory by answering age-appropriate questions in an online, yet face-to-face format. Brains are abuzz as participants “show what they know” to new friends. This fun, friendly competition for bragging rights and prizes covers an array of topics and subjects. Coach Chris Euverard leads this interactive adventure. Course Fee: $25 

    Note: A kit is provided to students.   

    KC0720.1     July 6-15   Mondays and Wednesdays   1:00 – 1:30 p.m. 

    KC0720.2     July 6-15   Tuesdays and Thursdays       1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

  10. Video Creation - Ages 9-14

    Aspiring videographers learn how to produce videos using WeVideo software. This remote, self-directed class provides an opportunity to explore video production. The facilitators are available to assist students in creating and editing videos that can be shared with friends and family. Dennis Dill and his video assistants are facilitating, and due to the generosity of WeVideo and Mr. Dill, this course is offered at no cost. Students must use their own devices for this course (e.g., phones, tablets, or computer cameras that are able to capture video). While creating video products, support staff are available to help with troubleshooting, giving each participant an opportunity to create independently from home as if he or she is running a production company! Course Fee: $0 

    KC1620.1     Class access begins July 6