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6415 West Mount Vernon Milwaukee, WI 53213

Enhanced Learning and Enrichment Opportunities

The Teacher-Led Network

6415 West Mount Vernon Milwaukee, WI 53213

The Teacher Led Network

Teacher Led Network

TLN Intersessions 2009-2010

The Teacher Led Network

Montessori High School, an IB World School, Community High School, The Alliance School, Milwaukee Learning Lab & Institute (MLLI), Professional Learning Institute (PLI), SUPAR, DIAL, WORK Institute

Fall/Spring Edition


To Order Call: (414) 256-8300

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The Teacher Led Network

Table of Contents The Teacher-Led Network

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The TLN Calendar with Intersessions

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Fall Intersessions

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Studies in Film and Literature

Automotive

Students will have an opportunity to compare and contrast films in relation to literary works.

Hands on study of auto engines & accompanying systems

Teacher: Kyle McGilligan-Bentin Times: 8:30AM – 2:00PM Location: Juneau Campus Prerequisite: 0.5 English Credit: 0.25

Teacher: Shane Gutbrod Times: 8:30AM-11:30AM Location: SUPAR Prerequisite: None Credit: None

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Conversational French

Creative Writing

The course will be an introduction of basic French conversational skills without any formal presentation of structure.

Exploration of descriptive writing techniques through student-centered project based learning.

Fall Course Listings

5-7

Spring Intersessions

9

Spring Course Listings

10-12

Teacher: Antoinette Newell Times: 8:30AM – 2:00PM Location: DIAL High School Prerequisite: None Credit: 0.25

Contact Information

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C2 Graphics Students work along side professional graphic artists using the most current and powerful design software on the planet - Adobe Creative Suite.

Teacher: Mark Magnuson Times: 8:30AM – 2:00PM Location: Juneau Campus Prerequisite: None Credit: 0.25

N Micro-Economics Intro to Micro-Economics as Explored through Personal Finance

Teacher: Jason O”Brien Times: 8:30AM – 2:00PM Location: Juneau Campus Prerequisite: None Credit: 0.25

Teacher: Zachary Hugh Edward Dienberg Times: 8:30AM-11:30AM Location: SUPAR Prerequisite: None Type Credit: None

History of Rock and Roll

Music 101: Piano

This course is designed to introduce students to the history of popular music in the United States. Teacher: Chip Johnston Times: 8:30 AM – 11:30AM Location: Juneau Prerequisite: No Credit deficiencies Credit: None

Intro to Music through the Piano

Teacher: Lin An Times: 8:30AM-11:30AM Location: Juneau Campus Prerequisite: None Credit: None


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To Order Call: (414) 256-8300

U.S. History through Primary Documents Course will examine primary documents in order to understand the events and people that make up U.S. history from the arrival of the first people through the Civil War in the 1860’s. Teacher: Stacy Pordon Times: 8:30AM-2:00PM Location: Juneau Campus Prerequisite: None Credit: 0.25

Conversational Spanish This is an introduction to meeting and greeting others in Spanish and being able to hold basic conversations.   Teacher: Pamela Davis Times: 8:30AM – 2:00PM Location: MLLI High School Prerequisite: None Credit: 0.25

The Teacher Led Network

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The Teacher Led Network Calendar The Teacher Led Network The TLN is a group of 8 MPS Charter Schools that are led by teachers through a variety of democratic structures. The schools believe that teachers, parents and students need have greater control over education to improve education in Milwaukee. The TLN was awarded the Wisconsin Charter School Association platinum award in 2008 for Innovation of the Year.

A Calendar that Matches the Mission Throughout the 2008-2009 school year, the TLN N collaboratively created a new calendar featuring

English Enhancement/AP Experience

Intersessions for students and increased opportunities

Students interested in pursuing an advanced English course such as AP English Literature get the opportunity to “test the waters”.

for professional development for teachers.

Teacher: Kim Jacobson Times: 8:30AM-2:00PM Location: PLI High School Prerequisite: English 1.0 Credit: 0.25

through courses designed for high student engagement

Intersessions are meant to address core district issues during the October and April recesses. Intersessions fall into four categories based on student needs: Grade th

Environmental Experience Students will be selecting activities both at the Wehr Nature Center and the Urban Ecology Center to experience nature and to give back to the community. Teachers: Tanya Arentsen and Theresa Erbe Times: 8:30AM-2:00PM Location: PLI High School Prerequisite: None Credit: 0.25

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Recovery (focused on 9 graders that struggle in the 1 rd

and 3 quarters), Credit Recovery (focused on students behind in credits), Enhancement (focused on advanced work in subjects), and Enrichment (focused on giving students a variety of experiences taught by teachers).


To Order Call: (414) 256-8300

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The Teacher Led Network

Fall Intersessions

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October 9 – 16 See course descriptions for meeting times and location

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Spring Intersessions

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March 26 – April 1 See course descriptions for meeting times and location

Enhanced Learning and Enrichment Opportunities

Enhanced Learning and Enrichment Opportunities

The Fall Intersession courses are designed to give students experiences that will give them the advantage in their future education and career goals.

The Spring Intersession courses are designed to give students experiences that will give them the advantage in their future education and career goals.

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To Order Call: (414) 256-8300

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Think ahead to Spring!!! Check out some Highlights The Harlem Renaissance

Home Inspection

This course takes a close look at a pivotal time in history for the African American voice in fiction, poetry, drama and music.

Learn how to conduct a thorough home inspection from the moment of pulling into the driveway to writing up the report. Teacher: Joel McElrone Times: 8:30AM -11:30AM Location: Juneau Campus Prerequisite: None Credit: None

Teacher: Stephanie Cooke Times: 8:30AM – 2:00PM Location: Juneau Campus Prerequisite: None Credit: 0.25 English

Digital Design: Technology Rocks!

The Poetry of Hip Hop

Students will work with different programs on the computer to learn elements of design.

This course thoroughly examines hip-hop and the political, social, economic and racial issues that encompass it.

Teacher: Cris Parr Times: 8:30AM -11:30AM Location: SUPAR Prerequisite: None Credit: None

Teacher: Kyle McGiligan-Bentin Times: 8:30AM-11:30AM Location: Juneau Campus Prerequisite: None Credit: None

Looking for an Argument

Looking for an Argument

Emphasis is on listening, civil discussion, using evidence, learning both sides of the argument, timed essay writing, and critique.

An educated person knows how to win an argument without raising their voice (or anything else). Learn debate and critical thinking. Teacher: Matt Poytninger Times: 8:30AM – 2:00PM Location: Juneau Campus Prerequisite: None Credit: 0.25

Teachers: M. Poytinger & M. Carrell Times: 8:30AM-2:00PM Location: Juneau Campus Prerequisite: Sophmore status Credit: 0.25

Science Fiction This course blasts off on a journey through the wonderful world of Science Fiction. Teacher: Mark Zimmerman Times: 8:30AM -11:30AM Location: MLLI High School Prerequisite: None Credit: None

Graphic Design I Students work along side professional graphic artists using the most current and powerful design software on the planet. Teacher: Jason O’Brien & C2 Graphics Times: 8:30AM – 2:00PM Location: Juneau Campus Prerequisite: None Credit: 0.25


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To Order Call: (414) 256-8300

The Teacher Led Network

Sculpture This course develops a student’s ability to work safely in a Sculpture Studio that is equipped with contemporary machinery.

Jewelry Design & Construction Students create folded, sculpted beads which will then be constructed into wearable art.

Teacher: Joel McElrone Times: 8:30AM – 2:00PM Location: Juneau Campus Prerequisite: None Credit: 0.25

Geometry Students will use this class to expand on the information presented in the first Semester Geometry. Teacher: Cori Moran Times: 8:30AM – 2:00PM Location: Juneau Campus Prerequisite: None Credit: 0.25

WKCE Test Preparation Course will build confidence and skills for testing and will focused on Math. Teacher: Sara Hmielewski Times: 8:30AM – 11:30PM Location: Juneau Campus th Prerequisite: 10 grade Credit: none

Driver’s Education #20257 Fee is $150 and please register at www.milwaukeerecreation.net for this special intersession program that continues after intersession on Oct. 26 – Nov. 25 from 4:30-6:30PM Teacher: Judy Parola Times: 1:00PM – 3:30PM Location: The Alliance School Prerequisite: $150

College Application Workshop Seniors will have opportunity to work on college applications with support. Teacher: Theresa Erbe Times: 8:30AM – 11:30PM Location: PLI th Prerequisite: 12 grade Credit: none

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Creating Art Materials Students will acquire the materials to create their own pigments and paints.

Teacher: Ann Schwarten Times: 8:30AM – 11:30AM Location: Juneau Campus Prerequisite: None Credit: None

Teacher: Dan Schwarten Times: 8:30AM – 11:30AM Location: Juneau Campus Prerequisite: None Credit: None

Gay and Lesbian issues through Psychology

Science Fiction

Students will examine psychological theory and perspectives on gay, lesbian and transgender issues. Teacher: Stacy Pordon Times: 8:30AM – 11:30AM Location: Juneau Campus C Lab Prerequisite: None Credit: None

Lunch with Leaders Students will plan and create meals, purchase ingredients and learn proper etiquette. Teacher: Aretsen & End Times: 8:30AM – 11:30AM Location: MLLI or Kitchen Prerequisite: None Credit: None

Blast off on a journey through the world of science fiction through reading, writing and media. Teacher: Mark Zimmerman Times: 8:30AM – 11:30AM Location: MLLI Prerequisite: None Credit: None

CAS Camp for IB Students Students will plan and coordinate non-academic experiences and projects in their areas of interest. Teacher: Chip Johnston Times: 8:30AM – 11:30AM Location: Juneau Campus Prerequisite: IB Credit: None


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To Order Call: (414) 256-8300

The Teacher Led Network

Sculpture This course develops a student’s ability to work safely in a Sculpture Studio that is equipped with contemporary machinery.

Jewelry Design & Construction Students create folded, sculpted beads which will then be constructed into wearable art.

Teacher: Joel McElrone Times: 8:30AM – 2:00PM Location: Juneau Campus Prerequisite: None Credit: 0.25

Geometry Students will use this class to expand on the information presented in the first Semester Geometry. Teacher: Cori Moran Times: 8:30AM – 2:00PM Location: Juneau Campus Prerequisite: None Credit: 0.25

WKCE Test Preparation Course will build confidence and skills for testing and will focused on Math. Teacher: Sara Hmielewski Times: 8:30AM – 11:30PM Location: Juneau Campus th Prerequisite: 10 grade Credit: none

Driver’s Education #20257 Fee is $150 and please register at www.milwaukeerecreation.net for this special intersession program that continues after intersession on Oct. 26 – Nov. 25 from 4:30-6:30PM Teacher: Judy Parola Times: 1:00PM – 3:30PM Location: The Alliance School Prerequisite: $150

College Application Workshop Seniors will have opportunity to work on college applications with support. Teacher: Theresa Erbe Times: 8:30AM – 11:30PM Location: PLI th Prerequisite: 12 grade Credit: none

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Creating Art Materials Students will acquire the materials to create their own pigments and paints.

Teacher: Ann Schwarten Times: 8:30AM – 11:30AM Location: Juneau Campus Prerequisite: None Credit: None

Teacher: Dan Schwarten Times: 8:30AM – 11:30AM Location: Juneau Campus Prerequisite: None Credit: None

Gay and Lesbian issues through Psychology

Science Fiction

Students will examine psychological theory and perspectives on gay, lesbian and transgender issues. Teacher: Stacy Pordon Times: 8:30AM – 11:30AM Location: Juneau Campus C Lab Prerequisite: None Credit: None

Lunch with Leaders Students will plan and create meals, purchase ingredients and learn proper etiquette. Teacher: Aretsen & End Times: 8:30AM – 11:30AM Location: MLLI or Kitchen Prerequisite: None Credit: None

Blast off on a journey through the world of science fiction through reading, writing and media. Teacher: Mark Zimmerman Times: 8:30AM – 11:30AM Location: MLLI Prerequisite: None Credit: None

CAS Camp for IB Students Students will plan and coordinate non-academic experiences and projects in their areas of interest. Teacher: Chip Johnston Times: 8:30AM – 11:30AM Location: Juneau Campus Prerequisite: IB Credit: None


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To Order Call: (414) 256-8300

The Teacher Led Network

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Think ahead to Spring!!! Check out some Highlights The Harlem Renaissance

Home Inspection

This course takes a close look at a pivotal time in history for the African American voice in fiction, poetry, drama and music.

Learn how to conduct a thorough home inspection from the moment of pulling into the driveway to writing up the report. Teacher: Joel McElrone Times: 8:30AM -11:30AM Location: Juneau Campus Prerequisite: None Credit: None

Teacher: Stephanie Cooke Times: 8:30AM – 2:00PM Location: Juneau Campus Prerequisite: None Credit: 0.25 English

Digital Design: Technology Rocks!

The Poetry of Hip Hop

Students will work with different programs on the computer to learn elements of design.

This course thoroughly examines hip-hop and the political, social, economic and racial issues that encompass it.

Teacher: Cris Parr Times: 8:30AM -11:30AM Location: SUPAR Prerequisite: None Credit: None

Teacher: Kyle McGiligan-Bentin Times: 8:30AM-11:30AM Location: Juneau Campus Prerequisite: None Credit: None

Looking for an Argument

Looking for an Argument

Emphasis is on listening, civil discussion, using evidence, learning both sides of the argument, timed essay writing, and critique.

An educated person knows how to win an argument without raising their voice (or anything else). Learn debate and critical thinking. Teacher: Matt Poytninger Times: 8:30AM – 2:00PM Location: Juneau Campus Prerequisite: None Credit: 0.25

Teachers: M. Poytinger & M. Carrell Times: 8:30AM-2:00PM Location: Juneau Campus Prerequisite: Sophmore status Credit: 0.25

Science Fiction This course blasts off on a journey through the wonderful world of Science Fiction. Teacher: Mark Zimmerman Times: 8:30AM -11:30AM Location: MLLI High School Prerequisite: None Credit: None

Graphic Design I Students work along side professional graphic artists using the most current and powerful design software on the planet. Teacher: Jason O’Brien & C2 Graphics Times: 8:30AM – 2:00PM Location: Juneau Campus Prerequisite: None Credit: 0.25


To Order Call: (414) 256-8300

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The Teacher Led Network

Fall Intersessions

th

th

October 9 – 16 See course descriptions for meeting times and location

Page 9

Spring Intersessions

0.00

th

st

March 26 – April 1 See course descriptions for meeting times and location

Enhanced Learning and Enrichment Opportunities

Enhanced Learning and Enrichment Opportunities

The Fall Intersession courses are designed to give students experiences that will give them the advantage in their future education and career goals.

The Spring Intersession courses are designed to give students experiences that will give them the advantage in their future education and career goals.

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To Order Call: (414) 256-8300

U.S. History through Primary Documents Course will examine primary documents in order to understand the events and people that make up U.S. history from the arrival of the first people through the Civil War in the 1860’s. Teacher: Stacy Pordon Times: 8:30AM-2:00PM Location: Juneau Campus Prerequisite: None Credit: 0.25

Conversational Spanish This is an introduction to meeting and greeting others in Spanish and being able to hold basic conversations.   Teacher: Pamela Davis Times: 8:30AM – 2:00PM Location: MLLI High School Prerequisite: None Credit: 0.25

The Teacher Led Network

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The Teacher Led Network Calendar The Teacher Led Network The TLN is a group of 8 MPS Charter Schools that are led by teachers through a variety of democratic structures. The schools believe that teachers, parents and students need have greater control over education to improve education in Milwaukee. The TLN was awarded the Wisconsin Charter School Association platinum award in 2008 for Innovation of the Year.

A Calendar that Matches the Mission Throughout the 2008-2009 school year, the TLN N collaboratively created a new calendar featuring

English Enhancement/AP Experience

Intersessions for students and increased opportunities

Students interested in pursuing an advanced English course such as AP English Literature get the opportunity to “test the waters”.

for professional development for teachers.

Teacher: Kim Jacobson Times: 8:30AM-2:00PM Location: PLI High School Prerequisite: English 1.0 Credit: 0.25

through courses designed for high student engagement

Intersessions are meant to address core district issues during the October and April recesses. Intersessions fall into four categories based on student needs: Grade th

Environmental Experience Students will be selecting activities both at the Wehr Nature Center and the Urban Ecology Center to experience nature and to give back to the community. Teachers: Tanya Arentsen and Theresa Erbe Times: 8:30AM-2:00PM Location: PLI High School Prerequisite: None Credit: 0.25

st

Recovery (focused on 9 graders that struggle in the 1 rd

and 3 quarters), Credit Recovery (focused on students behind in credits), Enhancement (focused on advanced work in subjects), and Enrichment (focused on giving students a variety of experiences taught by teachers).


To Order Call: (414) 256-8300

Page 2

The Teacher Led Network

Table of Contents The Teacher-Led Network

3

The TLN Calendar with Intersessions

3

Fall Intersessions

4

Page 11

Studies in Film and Literature

Automotive

Students will have an opportunity to compare and contrast films in relation to literary works.

Hands on study of auto engines & accompanying systems

Teacher: Kyle McGilligan-Bentin Times: 8:30AM – 2:00PM Location: Juneau Campus Prerequisite: 0.5 English Credit: 0.25

Teacher: Shane Gutbrod Times: 8:30AM-11:30AM Location: SUPAR Prerequisite: None Credit: None

N

Conversational French

Creative Writing

The course will be an introduction of basic French conversational skills without any formal presentation of structure.

Exploration of descriptive writing techniques through student-centered project based learning.

Fall Course Listings

5-7

Spring Intersessions

9

Spring Course Listings

10-12

Teacher: Antoinette Newell Times: 8:30AM – 2:00PM Location: DIAL High School Prerequisite: None Credit: 0.25

Contact Information

back

C2 Graphics Students work along side professional graphic artists using the most current and powerful design software on the planet - Adobe Creative Suite.

Teacher: Mark Magnuson Times: 8:30AM – 2:00PM Location: Juneau Campus Prerequisite: None Credit: 0.25

N Micro-Economics Intro to Micro-Economics as Explored through Personal Finance

Teacher: Jason O”Brien Times: 8:30AM – 2:00PM Location: Juneau Campus Prerequisite: None Credit: 0.25

Teacher: Zachary Hugh Edward Dienberg Times: 8:30AM-11:30AM Location: SUPAR Prerequisite: None Type Credit: None

History of Rock and Roll

Music 101: Piano

This course is designed to introduce students to the history of popular music in the United States. Teacher: Chip Johnston Times: 8:30 AM – 11:30AM Location: Juneau Prerequisite: No Credit deficiencies Credit: None

Intro to Music through the Piano

Teacher: Lin An Times: 8:30AM-11:30AM Location: Juneau Campus Prerequisite: None Credit: None


6415 West Mount Vernon Milwaukee, WI 53213

Enhanced Learning and Enrichment Opportunities

The Teacher-Led Network

6415 West Mount Vernon Milwaukee, WI 53213

The Teacher Led Network

Teacher Led Network

TLN Intersessions 2009-2010

The Teacher Led Network

Montessori High School, an IB World School, Community High School, The Alliance School, Milwaukee Learning Lab & Institute (MLLI), Professional Learning Institute (PLI), SUPAR, DIAL, WORK Institute

Fall/Spring Edition


TLN Intersessions2009-2010  

Enhanced Learning and Enrichment Opportunities The Teacher Led Network Montessori High School, an IB World School, Community High School, Th...

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