Saturday Academy Fall 2019
Classes & Camps Weekends & School Breaks Grades 2-12
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Classes & Camps Saturday Academy provides wide access to handson learning for diverse students in grades 2-12 in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM). Since 1983, as Oregon’s leading STEM nonprofit, our community experts have sparked curiosity and a love of learning in young people.
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Our Apprenticeships in Science & Engineering (ASE) program provides internships for high school students in professional environments. Internships are 8-week, full-time summer opportunities, mentored by practicing professionals in science and engineering throughout Oregon and southwest Washington. saturdayacademy.org/ase
Saturday Academy to You (SA2U) brings Saturday Academy’s hands-on, in-depth classes taught by community experts to your neighborhood school. These on-site classes are available after-school and during late-opening days Monday through Friday. School administrators, teachers, after-school program coordinators or individual parents may schedule a class for their school. saturdayacademy.org/sa2u
GET Our Girls Engage Technology (GET) program provides positive computer programming and engineering experiences to young girls to increase their confidence and interest in technology. saturdayacademy.org/get
She was in fourth grade and she couldn’t stay in her seat she was so excited to see and discuss the extraterrestrials that the instructor had brought into the classroom. Aliens? ‘Well yes, meteors are in fact aliens to our planet’, said the teacher as he held up examples. This was a child with a passion for outer space; she didn’t want to learn, she needed to learn.
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Often, grownups will talk about their student’s test scores or whether they have been designated “Talented or Gifted”, but we rarely talk about the core of what it’s all about, a passion to learn. Children are learning machines. Early on, giftedness has to do with a child’s potential and later in life their achievements. Studies show that if a child doesn’t feel challenged they begin to slide in their interests and their abilities, because an authentic challenge engages the whole child. The challenge for educators is to find the right balance between pushing children to frustration, and challenging those so they realize their potential, fully develop their passion, and know that it is ok to be smart and love learning. Young children are notorious for the number of questions they ask. How can you help your child keep that passion to learn? • Pay attention your child’s special interests. • Look for opportunities to expand that interest with an equally interested expert. A mentor who values their questions and can guide them to the next edge of learning is key. Through this they may also discover there are careers on topics they love. • Help them find a community of kids with similar interests, where learning and critical thinking earns a badge of respect among their peers. Differentiated instruction is critical to supporting equity and excellence in learning. This requires getting to know the child, their interests and context, which is a serious challenge in large classes with a one-size-fits all curriculum. Providing grade-free, noncompetitive spaces for children to simply be curious supports children as critical thinkers and life-long learners. While there is a place for tests and standards, out-of-school learning communities including Saturday Academy, support opportunities for ALL students to explore their passions, learn from experts and mentors, and be around other kids who love what they love and love learning. Jeri Janowsky, Ph.D. Executive Director Saturday Academy Rachael Pecore-Valdez Classes and Camps Director
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Intro to Medical Careers Eerie Neuroscience Emergency Medicine Medicine Up Close Neurology & Neuroscience
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A World of Architecture (2 - 4) Architecture: (9 - 12) From Inspiration to Creation
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Photography: The Blue Hour Game Theory: The Science of Strategy Your College Coach Writing the College Application Essay
LEGO® Physics: (2 - 4) Level I (Gears & Cams) Cursive & Calligraphy: (3 - 6) A Penmanship Primer Coding in Virtual Reality (4 - 7) with vCoder Write Now: (4 - 6) Improve your Writing LEGO® Robotics: (5 - 7) Autonomous Vehicles Marine & Aquatic Biology (6 - 8) Comic Book (6 - 8) & Graphic Novel Study Skills (6 - 8) Write for Success (6 - 8) Speech Easy: Find Your Voice (6 - 8) Street Photography (6 - 9) Organization Toolkit (7 - 10) The Art of Persuasion: (7 - 10) Speech & Debate Programming in C++: Level I (7 - 10) PSAT Prep (8 - 11) Photography: Exploring Portland (8 - 12) Arduino: Spooky Light (8 - 12) & Sound Sculptures Healthcare Challenge: (9 - 12) Engineering & Design Study Skills (9 - 12) Podcasting: The Sound of Stories (9 - 12) ACT Prep (9 - 12) SAT Prep (9 - 12)
LEGO® Engineering: Renewable Energy Challenge Programming in Python® for Beginners Origami: Exploring Sonobe Variations Creative Storytelling & Movie Making Programming in Python® Blender: Intro to 3D Modeling
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LEGO® Physics: Intro Nature Ninjas LEGO® Robotics: Real World Engineering Math Demystified: Elementary Edition Astronomy: World Wide Telescope Photography: The World Through Your Eyes Electronic Music Math Demystified for Middle School Special Effects Makeup Drone Technology
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oregon health & science university (ohsu)
Intro to Medical Careers (Grades 6-8)
Eerie Neuroscience (Grades 8-12)
Session 1: Days: Oct. 11, 9 AM - 4 PM, One Fri. Location: OHSU Instructor: Meredith McClanen Tuition: $139
Days: Oct. 26, 10 AM - 4 PM, One Sat. Location: OHSU Instructor: To Be Determined Tuition: $139
Could you be a future medical professional? Whatâ€™s it like being a medical professional taking care of patients or doing research? Learn to conduct basic diagnostic and physical exams. Tour the hospital for a behind-the-scenes peek at different careers in healthcare and medicine.
Session 2: Days: Dec. 14, 10 AM - 4 PM, One Sat. Location: OHSU Instructor: Meredith McClanen Tuition: $139
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Venture into the neuroscience of weird phenomena! Learn about the origins of Capgrasâ€™ delusion and the bizarre tale of Phineas Gage and his railroad-spiked head. Create your own mirror box to replicate a phantom limb and discuss the neurological origins of why some things are scary at night but not during the day.
Emergency Medicine (Grades 9-12)
Medicine Up Close (Grade: 9-12)
Are you a future doctor or nurse? Conduct basic diagnostic and physical exams with equipment used by medical professionals. Additional activities vary, but may include a tour of an OHSU laboratory or a panel discussion with medical professionals about careers in medicine and how to successfully prepare for medical school. Days: Nov. 16, 10 AM - 4 PM, One Sat. Location: OHSU Instructor: Dylan Haynes Tuition: $139
Neurology & Neuroscience (Grades 9-12)
Explore the exciting world of the ER. Discover the high-intensity role of an Emergency Room (ER) physician. Learn how to take thorough medical histories on the fly. Discover the ins and outs of a physical exam and taking vital signs. Hear testimonies from medical students in the field.
Explore the basic mechanisms of the brain. How do brain systems translate the world into sensations and perceptions? Examine how drugs affect the brain and discover new techniques for studying the neural basis of cognition and emotion. Explore emerging treatments in the fields of neuroendocrinology, psychiatry and neurosurgery.
Days: Oct. 5, 10 AM - 4 PM, One Sat. Location: OHSU Instructor: Alexandra Gallagher Tuition: $145
Days: Dec. 7, 10 AM - 4 PM, One Sat. Location: OHSU Instructor: To Be Determined Tuition: $139
portland state university (psu) LEGO® Physics: Level I (Gears & Cams) (Grades 2-4)
Coding in Virtual Reality with vCoder (Grades 4-7)
Days: Nov. 9 - Dec. 7 (No class Nov. 30), 12:30 - 3 PM, Four Sats. Location: PSU Instructor: Scott Isler Tuition: $165
Days: Nov. 9 - Dec. 7 (No class Nov. 30), 1 - 4 PM, Four Sats. Location: PSU Instructor: Diane Holt & Sonya Neunzert Tuition: $225 Prerequisite: Experience in programming with Scratch highly recommended (scratch.mit.edu).
A taste of architecture. Spend your day at Opsis, a local architecture and interior design practice, and bring your own design to life! Take your idea from inspiration to creation, asking how and why along the way. Get exposure to virtual-reality technology, create a multimedia collage, hone your presentation skills, and learn how important collaboration is in the field of architecture.
Cursive & Calligraphy: A Penmanship Primer (Grades 3-6)
Write Now: Improve Your Writing (Grades 4-6)
Days: Nov. 9, 10 AM - 4 PM, One Sat. Location: Opsis Architecture Instructor: Sina Meier Tuition: $95
Days: Oct. 5 - 26, 9:30 - 11:30 AM, Four Sats. Location: PSU Instructor: Mary Avalon Tuition: $115
Why do buildings look the way they do? Study architecture from around the world and learn what different structures share in common and what makes them so unique. Through hands-on design, explore architectural elements and expressions from around the world. Days: Nov. 16, 10 AM - 2 PM, One Sat. Location: Opsis Architecture Instructor: Sina Meier Tuition: $69
Architecture: From Inspiration to Creation (Grades 9-12)
Build the tallest tower or the longest bridge. Apply physics principles to solve realworld problems. Investigate structural designs and employ gears, cams and pendulums to explore kinetic and stored energy. Build towers, ping-pong launchers and solve the puzzle of the contents of the “mystery boxes.”
Explore the art of writing. Put pen to paper as you explore handwriting and calligraphy through the ages. Study beautiful alphabets from ancient Egypt to 20th-century scripts. Explore forms of handwriting and calligraphy using a variety of pen types. Learn to read letters written centuries ago.
Learn to code in a gamified VR world! Immerse yourself in 3D worlds and gain coding skills as you interact with characters and play games! Explore loops, conditionals, variables, arrays, and functions all while being immersed in virtual 3D environments and coding with 3D code blocks.
Convey clear & compelling ideas on paper. Organize your thoughts and structure your papers and essays. Edit to improve your final draft. Through a variety of creative exercises and your imagination, discover how to make assigned writing fun and meaningful. Days: Nov. 16 - Dec. 14 (No class Nov. 30), 9 AM - 12 PM, Four Sats. Location: PSU Instructor: Stacy Carleton Tuition: $189
A World of Architecture (Grades 2-4)
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portland state university (psu) LEGOÂŽ Robotics: Autonomous Vehicles (Grades 5-7)
Build a driverless smart car with EV3! Driverless cars are here to stay! Build and program a vehicle that can follow commands. Add sensors so that it can detect obstacles and follow a path. Develop real engineering skills as you improve your vehicleâ€™s functionality and design. Days: Nov. 9 - Dec. 7 (No class Nov. 30), 9:30 AM - 12 PM, Four Sats. Location: PSU Instructor: Scott Isler Tuition: $165
Marine & Aquatic Biology (Grades 6-8)
Dive into the mysteries of the deep. Dissect a squid and dogfish shark to study their anatomy and physiology. Discover why humpback whales sing, how coral reefs support life and what makes deepsea creatures glow like neon signs. Test water quality and learn how to make a positive impact on fish, frogs and our water sources. Days: Oct. 12 - Nov. 2, 12:30 - 3:30 PM, Four Sats. Location: PSU Instructor: Lyle Cook Tuition: $195
Street Photography (Grades 6-9)
Capture the feeling in the scene. Anyone can take a camera to the streets and click the shutter. But creating an engaging street photo that tells a story is an art form! Explore what makes a street photo interesting and how to set yourself up to capture candid, decisive moments. Days: Oct. 19 & 26, 10 AM - 4 PM, Two Sats. Location: PSU Instructor: Angela Holm Tuition: $185 Notes: Bring your digital camera, including smart phones, with you to class. Class may include riding the street car throughout downtown.
Comic Book & Graphic Novel (Grades 6-8)
Write for Success (Grades 6-8)
Days: Nov. 9 - Dec. 7 (No class Nov. 23), 12:30 - 3:30 PM, Four Sats. Location: PSU Instructor: Frank Young Tuition: $189
Days: Nov. 16 - Dec. 14 (No class Nov. 30), 12:30 - 3:30 PM, Four Sats. Location: PSU Instructor: Stacy Carleton Tuition: $189
Study Skills (Grades 6-8)
Speech Easy: Find Your Voice (Grades 6-8)
From Saga to small press, make your comic. Comic storytelling combines both writing and drawing to tell tales that span every conceivable genre. Create your very own graphic novel that tells a unique, interesting and personal story. Employ the techniques of professional cartoonists to tell your own story. Engage your readers and communicate effectively in words and art.
Work smarter, not harder. Make the best use of your study time. Learn neuroscience-based techniques for studying more effectively, including notetaking, memorization and problem-solving. Explore new ways to approach analytical projects and practice techniques for testtaking and managing stress. Days: Nov. 16 - Dec. 14 (No class Nov. 30), 9:30 AM - 12 PM, Four Sats. Location: PSU Instructor: Stefanie Foster Tuition: $169
Write powerful, persuasive academic papers. Uncover the keys for producing successful written assignments: organizing a term or literary paper, establishing a thesis, creating a strong topic sentence and transitioning from one idea to another. Learn to write persuasive, narrative and descriptive essays to help improve your performance on language arts assessment tests.
From fear to fortitude! Identify effective delivery techniques in a supportive space. Explore spontaneous speaking skills and longer, crafted pieces. Learn how to speak clearly and to the point, and gain confidence in presenting in front of a group. Days: Nov. 16 - Dec. 14 (No class Nov. 30), 2:30 - 5 PM, Four Sats. Location: PSU Instructor: Carolyne Haycraft Tuition: $189
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Organize yourself for success! Decrease stress and increase productivity with useful techniques you can easily incorporate into your busy life. Gain skills for time and project management, goal setting, organization and calendaring. Learn how to complete the must-do’s and create space for the want-to-do’s. Days: Oct. 27 - Nov. 17, 3:30 - 5 PM, Four Suns. Location: PSU Instructor: Tina-Marie Baskin Tuition: $129
The Art of Persuasion: Speech & Debate (Grades 7-10)
Present yourself with poise and power. Gain the skills to engage in both formal and informal speech and debate by mastering the art of persuasion. Learn three key concepts that will put you on the winning side of any argument: assertion, reasoning, and evidence. Days: Nov. 16 - Dec. 14 (No class Nov. 30), 12:30 - 3 PM, Four Sats. Location: PSU Instructor: Caren Graham Tuition: $195
Programming in C++: Level I (Grades 7-10) Create professional programs. Use the open-source version of C++ to acquire a solid foundation of coding skills. Learn about scope, types, control flow, syntax vs semantics, objects and OOP, data structures and algorithms, and functions/methods. Practice debugging and troubleshooting to make programs more sophisticated and feature-rich. Days: Nov. 16 - Dec. 14 (No class Nov. 30), 9:30 AM - 12 PM, Four Sats. Location: PSU Instructor: Jeff De La Mare Tuition: $199 Notes: Interest and competency in math is highly recommended.
ACT Prep (Grades 9-12)
Get ready to improve your ACT score. The ACT is a widely accepted college entrance exam. Many students’ strengths are better reflected on the ACT than the SAT as it more closely aligns with school curriculum. Get ready for the following 2019 test dates: October 26, December 14. Days: Sept. 21 - Oct. 12, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Four Sats. Location: PSU Instructor: James Vautravers, LeKisha Moore Tuition: $349 includes book
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Organization Toolkit (Grades 7-10)
PSAT Prep (Grades 8-11)
Don’t underestimate the importance of the PSAT. Maximize your scoring potential by becoming familiar with the PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test). High scores can win you scholarships and qualify you for the National Merit Scholar Program. Learn strategies for general test taking as well as for approaching specific types of questions found in both the math and reading parts of the test. Take practice tests and review your answers in a team environment. Days: Sept. 14 - Oct. 5, 1 - 4 PM, Four Sats. Location: PSU Instructor: James Vautravers, John Oppedisano Tuition: $229 Includes official College Board PSAT Prep book.
Photography: Exploring Portland (Grades 8-12)
Discover Portland through the camera lens. Learn camera basics, composition, perspective, and light while shooting local attractions. Collaborate with classmates to choose the best photos for digital presentation or Instagram. Learn professional techniques for capturing an image and transforming it into a powerful photograph. Days: Oct. 5 - 26, 10 AM - 1 PM, Four Sats Location: PSU Instructor: Ellen Regal Tuition: $185
portland state university (psu) Arduino: Spooky Light and Sound Sculptures (Grades 8-12)
Scary or sweet, always a treat! Use an Arduino’s micro-computer to control your own circuit and write code to control LED lights, speakers, sensors, buttons and more. Will you trick out your Jack O’Lantern? Make a motion-activated talking skull? Create a spooky project with sensors, lights and sound to take home. Days: Oct. 19 & 26, 10 AM - 4 PM, Two Sats. Location: PSU Instructor: Albert Lee Tuition: $195 Prerequisite: Previous programming experience is strongly recommended.
Healthcare Challenge: Engineering & Design (Grades 9 - 12)
Help people living with chronic disease. Solve a healthcare challenge with design and emerging technologies. Explore how internet-connected devices can improve the lives of people with chronic disease. Research, ideate, and design a conceptual prototype with a team. Get input and feedback from people dealing with chronic disease. Days: Oct. 19 & 26, 10 AM - 4 PM, Two Sats. Location: PSU Instructor: Deb Mrazek Tuition: $175
Study Skills (Grades 9-12)
Work smarter, not harder. Make the best use of your study time. Learn neuroscience-based techniques for studying more effectively, including note-taking, memorization and problem-solving. Explore new ways to approach analytical projects and practice techniques for test-taking and managing stress. Days: Nov. 16 - Dec. 14 (No class Nov. 30), 12:30 - 3 PM, Four Sats. Location: PSU Instructor: Stefanie Foster Tuition: $169
Podcasting: The Sound of Stories (Grades 9-12)
A guide to audio storytelling & DIY podcasting Sound Up! Learn the fundamentals of podcasting as an independent producer: story ideation, writing for the ear, using your authentic voice, connecting with your audience, and pitching a podcast. Days: Nov. 9 & 16, 10 AM - 4 PM, Two Sats. Location: PSU Instructor: Tiara Darnell Tuition: $195
SAT Prep (Grades 9-12)
Maximize your SAT scoring potential. Learn powerful test-taking techniques and strategies for improving your score. High scores on the SAT can help with admittance to the college of your choice and increase the size of potential scholarships. This class will prepare you for the three sections of the SAT: math, critical reading and writing. Session 1: Days: Aug. 31 – Sept. 28, 1 – 4 PM, Five Suns. Location: PSU Instructor: LeKisha Moore & Stacy Carleton Tuition: $455 includes official College Board SAT Prep book. Session 2: Days: Oct. 20 - Nov. 24 (No class Nov. 10), 1 - 4 PM, Five Suns. Location: PSU Instructor: John Oppedisano & James Vautravers Tuition: $455 Includes official College Board SAT Prep book.
Photography: The Blue Hour (Grades 9-12) Learn the art of low-light photography! In between the sun setting and the dark of night we have a beautiful time of evening called the blue hour, or twilight. This is a wonderful time of evening to photograph vibrant cityscapes. The low light easily allows for long exposures on a tripod as well as experimenting with high ISO photography. The class will be split between shooting time and photo reviews as a class. Days: Nov. 16 - Dec. 14 (No class Nov. 30), 3:30 - 6:30 PM, Four Sats. Location: PSU Instructor: Angela Holm Tuition: $185 Prerequisite: Previous photography classes or experience using a camera with manual settings is recommended.
saturday academy-beaverton (sa-b) Game Theory: The Science of Strategy (Grades 10-12)
Learn the logic behind the optimal outcomes. From gamers to CEOs, penguins to parents--all are making decisions that rely on the principles of Game Theory, a discipline that uses math and logic to determine actions that will secure the best outcomes. Learn how these--and other people and animals--use Game Theory to make decisions. Days: Oct. 19 - Nov. 16, 10 AM - 12 PM, Five Sats. Location: PSU Instructor: Roger Eiss Tuition: $189
Your College Coach (Grades 11-12)
From stress to success! Get the inside scoop before you apply, from choosing the right school for you, to application preparation steps (tests, essays and more), to the applications themselves--even creating a plan for funding college. Get useful materials such as application timelines, essay writing tips, scholarship resources and more! Let’s go to college! Days: Nov. 24 - Dec. 15, 3:30 - 5 PM, Four Suns. Location: PSU Instructor: Tina-Marie Baskin Tuition: $135
Writing the College Application Essay (Grade 12)
Set yourself apart! What makes you unique? It’s your voice, your history and your point of view. Learn how these qualities enhance your writing. Read and comment on each other’s essays in a writer’s workshop format. Consult individually with your instructor to create a top-notch personal essay. Days: Nov. 9 - Dec. 14 (No class Nov. 30), Five Sats, 1 - 3 PM, 1 - 4 PM on Dec. 14 for individual consultations. Location: PSU Instructor: Monty Mickelson Tuition: $189 Note: Bring a college application question to work on.
LEGO® Engineering: Renewable Energy Challenge (Grades 4-6)
Programming in Python® for Beginners (Grades 4-7)
Days: Nov. 9 - Dec. 7 (No class Nov. 30), 12:30 - 3 PM, Four Sats. Location: SA - B Instructor: Steven Delach Tuition: $165
Days: Oct. 5 - 26, 9 AM - 12 PM, Four Sats. Location: SA - B Instructor: Dhivya Sethu Tuition: $195
Create solutions using renewable energy! Design and build machines that use wind and solar power to generate and store energy. Create a car powered by renewable energy. Explore real-world challenges with renewable energy.
What can you do with Python? Learn Python--a powerful, widely used, and versatile programming language-in this fun, hands-on class for new programmers. Design games like a MadLib, analyze interesting data, and explore mathematical concepts.
saturday academy-beaverton (sa-b) Origami: Exploring Sonobe Variations (Grades 6-8)
Programming in PythonÂŽ (Grades 7-10)
Days: Oct. 5 - 26, 9 - 12 PM, Four Sats. Location: SA - B Instructor: Carolyn Woody Tuition: $175
Days: Nov. 9 - Dec. 7 (No class Nov. 30), 9 AM - 12 PM, Four Sats. Location: SA - B Instructor: Dhivya Sethu Tuition: $225
Creative Storytelling & Movie Making (Grades 6-8)
Blender: Intro to 3D Modeling (Grades 7-10)
Days: Oct. 5 - 26, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Four Sats. Location: SA - B Instructor: Shane Phillips, Bill Snyder Tuition: $225 Note: Android tablets are provided but students are encouraged to bring their own cameras or devices they are comfortable using (i.e. phones).
Days: Jan. 2 - 3, 9 AM - 4 PM, Two meetings, Thurs. & Fri. Location: SA - B Instructor: Sonya Neunzert Tuition: $195
Discover modular origami. Master one of the basic building blocks of modular origami. Build complex shapes by connecting Sonobe units. Create numerous variations for endless combinations. Explore the possibilities through alterations in folding and color combinations. Origami is a great practice for relaxing and focusing.
Impactful storytelling for content creators! Find ways to express yourself in a format that connects and communicates. Explore how to create a story. Use the power of imagery and create collaboratively through positive feedback. Make a story with non-linear video editing programs. Learn from film professionals at Iris Oregon.
What can you do with Python? With Python you can design games, run websites, and explore mathematical concepts and data. Through fun programming exercises, learn Python programming concepts including variables, data types, flow control, functions and input/output.
Learn the magic of digital art and animation. Create game-ready 3D models and environments using Blender, a free 3D modeling and animation tool. Imagine and sketch your ideal space, complete with characters and objects. Use modeling tools to bring depth to your design, add texture, and realistic lighting.
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Astronomy: World Wide Telescope (Grades 4-6 & 7-9)
Capture the beauty of the universe. Work with Microsoft’s WorldWide Telescope software to explore the cosmos like a professional astronomer. View interactive tours of the night sky including planets, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. Incorporate your new galactic knowledge and prepare your own tour of outer space to share with parents and peers.
Build a bigger, better LEGO machine. Discover the workings of simple machines like levers, pulleys and gears. Construct a bridge and other devices using gears and cams to add movement. Build your own movable objects to learn about structural design, mechanical engineering and physics. Days: Oct. 5 - 26, 12:30 - 3 PM, Four Sats. Location: UP Instructor: Scott Isler Tuition: $165
Nature Ninjas (Grades 2-4)
Learn to move without setting off the bird alarms! Wildlife often know you’re nearby long before you reach them. Tune in to the natural world and practice ancient techniques that will cloak us in invisibility. Days: Oct. 19, 1 - 4 PM, One Sat. Location: UP Instructor: GuruSurya Kaur Khalsa Tuition: $65
LEGO® Robotics: Real World Engineering (Grade 3-5) Robotic power to the rescue! Explore how robotics can be used to create solutions such as a robotic hand, a volcanic-eruption detector, or a secret code transmitter. Learn to build and code simple robotic creations that solve problems using LEGO WeDo kits.
Days: Oct. 5 - 26, 9:30 AM - 12 PM, Four Sats. Location: UP Instructor: Scott Isler Tuition: $165
Math Demystified: Elementary Edition (Grades 4-6)
Turn math from foe to friend! Confused by math? You’re not the only one! Make friends with others who are mystified and engage in hands-on, fun activities that will turn math from confusing to amusing. Decimals, fractions, multiplication, division--approach them all with 20/20 vision!
Session 1: Days: Oct. 12 - Nov. 2, 9 AM - 12 PM, Four Sats. Location: UP Instructor: Dawn Nilson Tuition: $179 Grades: 4-6 Session 2: Days: Oct. 12 - Nov. 2, 12:30 - 3:30 PM, Four Sats. Location: UP Instructor: Dawn Nilson Tuition: $179 Grades: 7-9
LEGO® Physics: Intro (Grades 2-4)
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Days: Oct. 5 - 26, 9:30 AM - 12 PM, Four Sats. Location: UP Instructor: Stefanie Foster Tuition: $165
university of portland (up) Math Demystified for Middle School (Grades 6-8) Go from math-phobic to math-tastic! Confused by math? You’re not the only one! Make friends with others who are mystified and engage in hands-on, fun activities that will turn math from confusing to amusing. Get to the bottom of equations and functions, get on top of geometry, and learn quick tricks of mental math! Days: Oct. 5 - 26, 12:30 - 3 PM, Four Sats. Location: UP Instructor: Stefanie Foster Tuition: $165
Photography: The World Through Your Eyes (Grades 4-6) Discover the power of photography. Discover the world through a camera. Enhance your enhance your photos by using techniques such as symmetry, texture, perspective, and more. Learn the fundamentals of exposure and composition, and understand how to use natural light to your advantage. Print photographs that share a story. Days: Nov. 2 - Nov. 23, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Four Sats. Location: UP Instructor: Ellen Regal Tuition: $185
Electronic Music (Grades 5-9)
Make a beat. Craft harmony. Hook your listener. Compose music with GarageBand, a powerful and flexible program that lets you create any music you can imagine. Experiment with sampling, synthesizers, mixing, equalizing and more. Learn music theory and the history of electronic music and hip-hop. Release your musical creation online. Days: Nov. 9 - Dec. 7 (No class Nov. 30), 12:30 - 3 PM, Four Sats. Location: UP Instructor: Eric Phillips Tuition: $189
Special Effects Makeup (Grades 6-9)
Who will you be? Transform yourself with stage makeup. Explore facial formations to create wounds, scars, bruises, wrinkles and more as you experiment with theatrical makeup techniques. Learn the skills you need to recreate your face at home for your next event. Days: Oct. 26, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM, One Sat. Location: UP Instructor: Carolyne Haycraft Tuition: $135
Drone Technology (Grades 6-9)
Get a drone’s eye view! Take to the skies and learn to build and pilot a drone. Become familiar with drone ethics and laws and learn how drones are utilized in the real world--from wedding photography to emergency rescues. Immerse yourself in engineering, flight skills and aerial photography. Days: Nov. 2 - Dec. 7 (No class Nov. 30), 12 - 3 PM, Five Sats. Location: UP Instructor: Jeremy Highhouse Tuition: $245 includes a take home drone
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LEGO® Camp (Grades 3-5)
Explore the edge of physics with towers and robots. Investigate structural and mechanical principles to design and construct towers and bridges. Explore electrical engineering and coding as you design robots that respond to touch, light/color and ultrasonic sensors. Days: Dec. 30 - Jan 3 (No class Jan. 1), 9 AM - 4 PM, Four meetings, Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. Location: UP Instructor: Scott Isler Tuition: $375
Comic Book & Improv Camp (Grades 5-7)
Create characters from stage to page. Explore a story you want to tell using theatrical improv, writing and drawing as inspiration for your own comic book or graphic novel! Utilize writing, drawing, improvisation and movement to imagine and tell tales that span every conceivable genre. Explore theatrical improv techniques to develop a narrative and then dig into writing, layout, penciling, inking, coloring and lettering to create a comic book. Days: Dec. 30 - Jan 3 (No class Jan 1), 9 AM - 4 PM, Four meetings, Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. Location: UP Instructor: Carolyne Haycraft & Stefanie Foster Tuition: $345
Architecture: Perspective Drawing (Grades 7-9)
Learn to create a drawing that looks like a photo! Perspective is a system of drawing for representing a three-dimensional world on a flat surface — it shows you the way people actually see space and objects in it. By incorporating color, shade-and-shadow, and collage you will make a space that is realistic and comes alive! Days: Dec 30 - 31, 9 AM - 4 PM, Two meetings, Mon. & Tues. Location: UP Instructor: Jeffrey Hartnett Tuition: $189
winter break classes Visit our online catalog in November for additional winter break classes and camps. Animation Academy (Grades 7-12)
Bring your art to life through animation! Harness the power of Adobe Animate®. Taught by a professional animator, students will learn both the technical aspects of the software, as well as the core fundamentals of animation to create their own short films just like the pros! Days: Dec. 30 - Jan 3 (No class Jan. 1), 9:30 AM - 4 PM, Four meetings, Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. Location: UP Instructor: Matthew Seely Tuition: $385 Notes: USB included.
Photography: The Artistic Portrait (Grades 8-12)
Don’t settle for boring school portraits! Learn creative techniques to make artistic portraits. Explore the use of props, light sculpting, light painting, motion blur, stop motion, monotone, black and white, and other methods to create artistic portraits. Choose to work with classmates, an available model, or sign up with a friend! Days: Dec. 30 & 31, 9 AM - 4 PM, Two meetings, Mon. & Tues. Location: UP Instructor: Angela Holm Tuition: $185 Notes: Bring a phone, digital or DSLR camera and cables needed to upload photos from your device to the computer.
Photography: Art of the Darkroom (Grades 8-12)
Channel your inner Ansel Adams. Experience the magic of black and white photography! Develop your skills in manual film camera operation. Explore the world through a photographer’s keen eye. Discover your individual style. Experiment with exposure, contrast, filters and paper. What effects can you achieve with a single negative? Days: Jan. 2 - 3, 9 AM - 4 PM, Two meetings, Thurs. & Fri. Location: UP Instructor: Angela Holm Tuition: $185 Notes: Bring a 35 mm camera, or call 503.200.5858 to arrange use of a SA camera.
Animal Anatomy (Grade 6-8)
Don your wizard caps and wands! You won’t find Professor Snape here! Discover all the mystery and magic that science holds through hands-on experiments. Consider Harry Potter lore as we conduct and discuss experiments. Make your own Polyjuice potion using polymer chemistry and turn copper into gold with old-fashioned alchemy.
Days: Dec. 28, 9 AM - 4 PM, One Fri. Location: SA - B Instructor: TBD Tuition: $129
Chemistry: Potions (Grades 4-5)
Days: Dec. 27, 9 AM - 4 PM, One Fri. Location: SA - B Instructor: Karen Wolfgang Tuition: $129
Electronic Music (Grades 5-9)
Make a beat. Craft harmony. Hook your listener. Compose music with GarageBand, a powerful and flexible program that lets you create any music you can imagine. Experiment with sampling, synthesizers, mixing, equalizing and more. Learn music theory and the history of electronic music and hip-hop. Release your musical creation online. Days: Dec. 30 & 31, 9 AM - 4 PM, Two meetings, Mon. & Tues. Location: SA - B Instructor: Eric Phillips Tuition: $209
Explore the animal kingdom inside and out. Dissect animals from different taxonomic classes including, a dogfish shark to investigate, their skeletal and soft tissue structures. Compare homologous (shared) structures between fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals to see how their form affects function.
Blender: Intro to 3D Modeling (Grades 7-10)
Learn the magic of digital art & animation. Create game-ready 3D models and environments using Blender, a free 3D modeling and animation tool. Imagine and sketch your ideal space complete with characters and objects. Use modeling tools to bring depth to your design, add texture and realistic lighting. Days: Jan. 2 - 3, 9 AM - 4 PM, Two meetings, Thurs. & Fri. Location: SA - B Instructor: Sonya Neunzert Tuition: $195
meet our instructors Our expert instructors can teach you how in our hands-on classes and workshops! They are professionals in their fields and are dedicated to sharing their expertise and inspiring you. Mary Avalon, BA, attended PSU’s graduate program in Educational Leadership & Policy, where her research focused on ways of incorporating visual arts, creativity and imagination in the learning environment. Mary also completed a Graphic Arts Reproduction program, and has taught classes in Italic handwriting, Roman Italic calligraphy and other historic alphabets. Tina-Marie Baskin, JD UCLA, also holds a BA in English from Stanford University. She is an AVID Tutor for Portland Public Schools and the college essay specialist for Wilson High School. Tina-Marie runs her own tutoring and college-coaching business, Find Your Future (findyourfuturefyf.com). Stacy Carleton, MEd, is a certified English teacher and writer who has worked in education for more than 10 years. She also offers tutoring services through Carleton Academics (carletonacademics.com). Lyle Cook received a BS in Environmental Science, Marine Concentration from University of Maryland Eastern Shore in 2016. He has been a student teacher, data analyst and research intern. Tiara Darnell is a Portland-based freelance journalist, podcaster, and videographer. She graduated from the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication with an M.S. in Multimedia Journalism, and an M.S. in Strategic Communication. In 2018, she was selected out of 18,000 applicants for one of ten spots in Spotify’s Sound Up Bootcamp for women of color podcasters. View Tiara’s portfolio on her website, www. tiaramdarnell.com.
Jeffrey De La Mare, BS Computer Science, has been a teacher’s assistant for a course on Malware and enjoys programming at a variety of levels. He has worked with high school students in upgrading a web stack as well as developing curriculum for a course on blockchain technology. Steven Delach, BSEE, worked as a Director of Server Validation Tools Development for Intel and has recently been a coach for FIRST LEGO Competition Robotics teams at Holy Trinity School and Westview High School. Roger Eiss, PhD Organic Chemistry from MIT, a former chemistry professor, has worked as a computer consultant, and for Mentor Graphics, Oregon Department of Economic Development and Oregon Graduate Institute. Stefanie Foster, MEd from PSU, is a licensed teacher and learning specialist and owns a tutoring business. Check out her website at www.brainsparkstutoring111.com. Ally Gallagher, MD in 2020 from OHSU, is trained as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). She has worked in emergency medicine clinical research and assisted pediatric emergency staff at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. Caren Graham, MFA Theatre, has taught speech, drama and acting classes for Saturday Academy for over 25 years. She is a Teaching Artist for Young Audiences and the Right Brain Initiative integrating classroom curriculum with her art form. Jeff Hartnett, Master in Architecture, has taught at Marylhurst University, Portland State University and the University of Nevada. He was also a lecturer and teacher in China.
Carolyne Haycraft, MFA Directing from UW-Madison; M.Ed, English and Drama from PSU. Hailing from Down Under, where she completed her undergrad, Carolyne moved to NYC to study acting. For over two decades she’s engaged youth in social-justice theatre. Carolyne has also been involved in a citywide youth violence prevention program as well as GirlStrength, self-defense training for young women. Dylan Haynes, is a 4th year medical student at OHSU and recently completed a Master’s degree in clinical research to direct his future career in medicine. He has been involved with many teaching, tutoring, and mentoring programs from athletics to mathematics and biology. Jeremy Highhouse is a technology instructor, drone designer, and flighttest engineer. He loves the way drones combine many skills in a fun and engaging way. His greatest passion is showing kids the possibilities of flying robots! Angela Holm, BA, is the proprieter of Angela Holm Photography. Angela is the founder of Photo Club PDX, a city-wide photography club. Angela sits on the board of The POP Awards and is a member of the Professional Photographers of America. To see her work please visit her website: www. angelaholmphotography.com Diane Holt, MA Teaching, is a veteran instructional designer with two decades of experience designing educational learning environments. She currently teaches coding to young students through a VR-based system, vCoder, developed by her daughter, Angela Patterson.
Scott Isler is a science educator with more than 25 years experience focusing on physics and engineering. GuruSurya Kaur Khalsa has been leading groups outdoors since 1996. GuruSurya loves birds and studies bird language and the art of mentoring with 8 Shields. She has been an Environmental Educator with Portland Parks & Recreation since 2007. Albert Lee, BS Computer and Electronic Engineering from Oregon State University, brings career experience as a network engineer, electronics engineer, IT engineer and First LEGO League mentor. Sina Meier has a BA in Fine Arts from PSU and a MA Architecture from U of O. She currently works as an Intern Architect at Opsis Architecture and teaches elementary aged students through Architects in schools. Meredith McClanen, PhD, Natureopathic Physician, embraces the latin meaning of doctor, Docere which means, “to teach”. Working for Saturday Academy allows Meredith to serve youth by combining her passions introducing the world of medicine and teaching basic medical skills. Monty Mickelson, MFA, is a lecturer, writing instructor, and teaching assistant. He is a published novelist (Purgatory, St. Martin’s Press) and has produced two screenplays that have been broadcast on cable television. LeKisha Moore is a Stanford graduate and owns a tutoring company. Math is her passion and she is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in mathematics education. She has been tutoring for over 20 years and teaching ACT/SAT prep for over 10 years. Deb Mrazek, MS, BSE, holds degrees in Industrial Engineering & Human Factors and System Engineering. She has helped institutes from startups to Fortune 100s, governments and NGOs develop user-centered strategies. She’s worked with teams to integrate these strategies into meaningful outcomes. Sonya Neunzert, BS in Digital Art, is a freelance programmer and artist. Sonya works in 3D animation, game art,
virtual reality development and creative coding. She uses primarily Unity Engine and Blender3D, and programs in C#, Python and Java. Sonya sees coding not only as a useful tool, but as a fascinating artistic medium as well. Dawn J. Nilson is an environmental consultant and an active member of Rose City Astronomers. Dawn has a passion for astronomy that began as a little girl while watching the Apollo Mission to the moon. John Oppedisano teaches high school math and has been teaching college admission test preparation courses for more than 20 years. Eric Phillips, BM Theory & Composition, is a composer, producer, guitarist and music educator. Eric has taught private lessons for more than eight years. Learn more at ericphillipsmusic.com. Shane Phillips and Bill Snyder bring backgrounds in mainstream television production, creative marketing and running a production company called Potoo for over six years. They’re excited to teach newcomers about the hang-ups they had to learn the hard way, including how to pitch and communicate a project. Iris Oregon’s classes allow kids to not only learn skills but also learn how to create and follow-through a project for a client Ellen Regal, a freelance photographer for more than 20 years, specializes in black and white portraits. Her work has appeared in print and broadcast advertising, documentary films and slide presentations.
Matthew Seely, BFA in Illustration from PNCA, is a freelance animator and comic artist. Matthew has worked for clients including DreamWorks Television. He has illustrated comics including Invader Zim and the young-adult graphic novel Dead Weight: Murder at Camp Bloom. See his work at matthewseely.com. Dhivya Sethu, MS Electrical Engineering, has been a longtime volunteer instructor at her local library’s computer lab. Dhivya teaches several programming languages to SA students who want to follow their curiosity in computer science. James Vautravers, MA English from Miami University, worked as an assistant professor of composition and literature, a technical writer and editor for Microsoft in Copenhagen, Denmark. Karen Wolfgang, MA Educational Leadership, BA Anthropology, also holds a certificate in Environmental Studies from Princeton University. Karen is passionate about sustainability and helping people create a better relationship with their natural and built environments. An expert in gardening, Karen uses the chemical properties of plants to make tinctures and useful creations. Carolyn Woody, BA Biology, worked in various genetics, biochemistry and immunology labs in the Portland area. She is a specialist in modular origami. Frank Young, BA, has over 30 years of experience as a writer, editor and designer of graphic novels. He won the prestigious Eisner award for comics. His work can be found at fmycreative.blogspot.com.
Bring Saturday Academy to your School or Organization! Did you know Saturday Academy offers after-school classes in schools throughout the Portland-Metro area? SA2U is Saturday Academy’s school-based program, providing hands-on, projectbased classes to students in grades 2 – 8 at their schools. Does your school already have an afterschool program? Would other families be interested in enrolling their children in an after-school SA2U class? Scheduling a class is simple. You just need to:
Visit www.saturdayacademy.org/sa2u to learn more about the classes available at schools
Receive permission for your school’s principal or administrator
Identify a responsible individual who will be in the building while the class is running
Request a class at tinyurl.com/SA2Ureqform or contact Heidi Venneri, School-Based Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Promote the class within your school, inviting families to sign their children up
Classes can be scheduled before, during or after regular school hours, Monday through Friday, or on early-release or in-service days.
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Applications for summer 2020 internships open in late fall.
ASE PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Founded in 1990, the Apprenticeships in Science & Engineering (ASE) program was designed to address a growing concern over our nation’s future technical and scientific workforce. ASE has grown from a pilot program of six student interns to 150 interns in 2019. The program has provided more than 4,000 students with hands-on, project-based, eight-week internships with practicing professionals in science and engineering disciplines. Mentoring organizations include universities, hospitals, research institutions and private companies throughout Oregon and SW Washington. Student interns follow a rigorous application, interview and selection process and complete 296 hours under mentor supervision.
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Our Mentoring Organizations provide opportunities for high school students to gain hands-on, practical experiences in the fields of science and engineering. AbSci Bonneville Power Administration Bureau of Land Management Care Partners Children’s Cancer Therapy Development Institute Collins Aerospace Doernbecher Children’s Hospital (OHSU) Food Innovation Center HP Inc. HP Inc. – Vancouver IBM Corporation Lewis & Clark College
Lumencor, Inc. McAfee LLC Mead & Hunt, Inc. Mentor, a Siemens Business Nike, Inc. NOAA National Weather Service Novus Labs NWEA Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Oregon National Primate Research Center (OHSU) Oregon State University OSU Cascades campus
Portland General Electric Portland State University Reed College Saltire Software Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc. University of Oregon University of Portland VA Portland Health Care System Vernier Software & Technology Whitman Partners Yakima Products Inc.
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FINANCIAL AID Thanks to generous donors, Saturday Academy provides more than $120,000 each year to ensure all students are able to participate in our programs regardless of financial circumstances. Financial Aid is provided on a sliding scale based on household income and circumstances. The application process is online and confidential. Find out more on our website at saturdayacademy.org/aid
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index: subject listed alphabetically Animation Academy Page 15 Architecture: Perspective Drawing Page 14 Comic Book & Graphic Novel Page 8 Comic Book & Improv Camp Page 14 Creative Storytelling Page 12 & Movie Making Electronic Music Page 14, 15 Origami: Exploring Page 12 Sonobe Variations Photography: Art of the Darkroom Page 15 Photography: Exploring Portland Page 9 Photography: The Artistic Portrait Page 15 Photography: The Blue Hour Page 10 Photography: The World Page 14 Through Your Eyes Podcasting: The Sound of Stories Page 10 Special Effects Makeup Page 14 Street Photography Page 8
college prep & study skills ACT Prep Organization Toolkit PSAT Prep SAT Prep Speech Easy: Find Your Voice Study Skills The Art of Persuasion: Speech & Debate Your College Coach Writing the College Application Essay
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computer science & technology Arduino: Spooky Light & Sound Sculptures Blender: Intro to 3D Modeling Coding in Virtual Reality with vCoder Programming in C++: Level I Programming in Python® for Beginners Programming in Python®
engineering & robotics
A World of Architecture Architecture: From Inspiration to Creation Drone Technology Healthcare Challenge: Engineering & Design LEGO® Camp LEGO® Engineering: Renewable Energy Challenge LEGO® Physics: Intro LEGO® Physics: Level I (Gears & Cams) LEGO® Robotics: Autonomous Vehicles LEGO® Robotics: Real World Engineering
Game Theory: The Science of Strategy Math Demystified: Elementary Edition Math Demystified for Middle School
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Emergency Medicine Eerie Neuroscience Intro to Medical Careers Medicine Up Close Neurology & Neuroscience
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Animal Anatomy Page 15 Astronomy: World Wide Telescope Page 13 Chemistry: Potions Page 15 Marine & Aquatic Biology Page 8 Nature Ninjas Page 13
Cursive & Calligraphy: Page 7 A Penmanship Primer Write for Success Page 8 Write Now: Improve your Writing Page 7
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