Access 2 SLC
Spring 2021
Monday
February 1st-May 14th
Price - $800/class
Room - Online through Zoom/SLC Pleasantville Onsite

Creative Writing

#1020

10:00AM - 11:00AM

The emphases in this class will be on developing writing skills and enhancing creativity. There will be group discussions and creative sentence starters to help motivate the students. Creativity and cohesive story development will be the focus of this dynamic course. Skill Development: Reading and reading comprehension, writing, critical thinking, sentence structure, vocabulary, self-confidence, verbal communication.

U.S Monuments

#1162

11:00AM - 12:00AM

This course will explore states with historical monuments and what they represent.  We will explore the influences these monuments have had on our history and in present day America. Skill Development: Reading, writing, following directions, group discussion, critical thinking, enhanced world view and cultural awareness.

Topics in Review

#1159

12:30PM - 1:30PM

The objective of this class is to encourage students to discuss issues which have the greatest importance to them. Topics can include current events, previous class discussion or personal interests. Skill Development: Verbal communication, writing, critical thinking, research techniques, teamwork.

Film and Lecture:

Animation v. Live Action #1010

1:30PM - 2:30PM

This course will enable students to have a better understanding of topics in modern cinema. Lectures will focus on content, comprehension and relationships as they apply to their individual lives. Skill Development: Group discussion, critical thinking, verbal communication.

Animated Shorts:

Watching and Analyzing Little Films with Big Messages #1171

6:15PM - 7:45PM

Please Note: This class will be online through Zoom Only.

Since the 1930s, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has awarded an Oscar for “Best Animated Short Films.” Originally short cartoons, this category has grown in recent years to include an incredible variety of animated films from all across the world. In this class, we will learn film vocabulary, watch animated short films, brainstorm ideas and work together to analyze the messages each film offers to the audience. SLC students will work in small groups with Pace University students. Skill Development: Creative/self-expression, verbal communication, ability to follow step by step directions, research techniques, critical thinking.

Tuesday
February 1st - May 14th
Price -$800/class
Room - Online through Zoom/SLC Pleasantville Onsite

Debate: Part 2

#1163

10:00AM - 11:00AM

This course will focus on group communication and articulating ideas on topics decided collaboratively. Students will then have the opportunity to formally and informally debate those topics, while learning how to appropriately incorporate these elements into their personal conversations. Skill Development: Communication skills, working in groups, public speaking, problem solving.

Current Events

#1007

11:00AM - 12:00AM

This course will enable students to strengthen their critical thinking skills through discussion of current events topics. Group discussion and written assignments will focus on such topics as politics, environmental issues, human rights and global events which affect everyday life. Skill Development: Reading and reading comprehension, writing, research techniques, verbal communication, organization, enhanced world view.

Topics in Review

#1159

12:30PM - 1:30PM

The objective of this class is to encourage students to discuss issues which have the greatest importance to them. Topics can include current events, previous class discussion or personal interests. Skill Development: Verbal communication, writing, critical thinking, research techniques, teamwork.

Communicate with Confidence

#1004

1:30PM - 2:30PM

This class is designed to develop and improve oral communication through the principles of group process and discussion. Students will research and deliver a variety of speeches designed to inform and expand their abilities to resolve conflict through communication. Skill Development: Working in groups, communication skills, conflict resolution, public speaking.

Wednesday
February 1st - May 14th
Price -$800/class
Room - Online through Zoom/SLC Pleasantville Onsite

Healthy Mind and a Positive Attitude

#1067

10:00 - 11:00

This class will add mindfulness to our discussions about nutrition and fitness. We will examine how the way we feel impacts overall health and learn how positive "self-talk" influences our self-esteem. Skill Development: Oral and visual interpretation, reading, writing, research techniques, self-advocacy, communication, enhanced self-esteem, social awareness, positive decision making.

The World of Marvel

#1164

11:00 - 12:00

Students will explore the fascinating characters, storylines and technology that make up the popular Marvel Universe so many of us love. This course will delve into the minds of our favorite heroes and villains created by the incredible Stan Lee. Skill Development: Reading and reading comprehension, writing, critical thinking, research techniques, group dynamics, teamwork.

Topics in Review

#1159

12:30 - 1:30

The objective of this class is to encourage students to discuss issues which have the greatest importance to them. Topics can include current events, previous class discussion or personal interests. Skill Development: Verbal communication, writing, critical thinking, research techniques, teamwork.

Famous Artists

#1165

1:30-2:30

This class will explore art museums of the world and learn about famous artists from past and present. Students will discover the stories behind the art and have a chance to virtually tour exhibits across the world. Skill Development: Research techniques, verbal communication, visual interpretation, cultural awareness, and self-expression.

Thursday
February 1st - May 14th
Price -$800/class
Room - Online through Zoom/SLC Pleasantville Onsite

Behind the Scenes

#1166

10:00 - 11:00

This course will explore what goes on behind the scenes of our favorite TV shows and films. Students will discover what it takes to bring the sets to life and learn that the locations and scenery might not be what they seem. Skill Development: Reading and reading comprehension, enhanced world view, critical thinking, research techniques.

Finding Out Why

#1014

11:00 - 12:00

Students interested in science and nature will love this hands-on course using science experiments to explain the natural world. We will learn the Scientific Method through a weekly experiment performed in class. The students will participate and observe the experiment then form conclusions about what is observed. Skill Development: Reading and reading comprehension, writing, research techniques, following step by step directions, verbal communication, critical thinking, team membership.

Topics in Review

#1159

12:30 - 1:30

The objective of this class is to encourage students to discuss issues which have the greatest importance to them. Topics can include current events, previous class discussion or personal interests. Skill Development: Verbal communication, writing, critical thinking, research techniques, teamwork.

Celebrations Around the World

#1113

1:30-2:30

This course studies celebrations that are practiced by diverse cultures throughout the world. Students will explore and discuss the popular and unpopular holidays and events focused on by people with a variety of beliefs.  Skill Development: Reading, writing, following directions, group discussion, critical thinking, enhanced world view, cultural awareness, and physical coordination.

Friday
February 1st - May 14th
Price -$800/class
Room - Online through Zoom

Word Games

#1086

10:00 - 11:00

This class will use word games such as Boggle, Scrabble and puzzles to enhance/reinforce word recognition and reading skills. Skill Development: Critical thinking, problem solving skills, following directions, verbal communication and team work.

Gods & Goddesses

#1103

11:00 - 12:00

This course will explore the history of gods & goddesses from ancient Greece and Rome. Students will research and explore different myths and religion practices along with their special powers. Skill Development: Critical thinking, research techniques, reading comprehension, writing, enhanced cultural view.

SLC Playlist

#1167 

12:30 - 1:30

This class will develop a playlist based on genres and student’s favorite songs. Students will act as DJ’s and introduce their favorite songs to the class. Skill Development: Reading and reading comprehension, listening skills, researching techniques, verbal communication, and public speaking.

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