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AfterZone Internship: Youth Development  Training
ACN1028
Get ready to make yourself marketable for summer employment. Learn the basics of working with elementary and middle school students and become a trained youth worker. This course will introduce you to building community, how to be an active listener, and a positive role model for young people. This course allows students to practice their learned skills by taking on an intern position with the middle school program, AfterZone. Students will co-facilitate lessons, continue their training with field experts, and prepare for interviews via resume writing and mock interviews for potential summer job placements. This is a yearlong program, eligible for one full credit.

College & Career Connections 

Teaching Pathway: Students engage in methods training frameworks designed by the Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. Topics covered include building community, elements of positive youth development, active & cooperative learning and reframing conflict. Additionally, students will engage with youth development field experts including coaches, RIC professors, and community based organizations who provide programming in the AfterZone.  

Related Career Fields: Youth development, education 


Transportation  

RIPTA bus passes will be given out to students who need them on the first day of class. 

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Dates Dates: Begins 10/1/18 Ends 5/7/19 Schedule: Tuesdays from 3:00-6:00pm
Credits Credits: 1 High School Credit
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Animation: Light, Color and Technology
ACN1077

Work in small groups to make stop motion animations using a variety of techniques and materials, including clay, whiteboards, cut paper, sand and more. In the process of making animation, learn about the physics of sound, light, color, electricity and more through hands-on experimentation. No prior science or art/animation experience necessary!

College & Career Connections 

This program furthers STEAM education, which is increasingly important for the jobs of the future. The creative problem solving skills students will learn will serve them in all aspects of life. 


This course is for Middle School students only.


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Dates Dates: Begins 07/30/2018  Ends 08/24/2018 Schedule Monday.- Thursday from  1:30pm  - 4:00pm
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AP US Government and Politics
ACN 1042
AP US Government and Politics is an intensive and extensive analytical study of government and the American political system. Students will analyze the political philosophies supporting the American political system and American political institutions. Students will also critically examine historical and current controversies in American political life. The course of study will examine: constitutional underpinnings of the US Government; political beliefs and behaviors; political parties; interest groups and mass media; institutions of government (Congress, presidency, bureaucracy, judiciary); policy; and civil rights and civil liberties. In addition to knowing basic facts, concepts, and theories, students will be required to read and analyze primary sources and interpret data from charts and graphs. Students will also demonstrate proficiency through reflection essays, free-response questions, and multiple choice quizzes and tests. This course is taught at a college level and requires a substantial amount of dedication, reading, and preparation for each class. The class will prepare students for the AP exam, and all students are expected to take the AP exam in May, 2018. More
Dates Dates: Beings 9/4/18 Ends: 1/4/19 Schedule: No Meeting time, Online
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Audio Design
DMP 103
This introductory course provides students with a foundation for working with digital audio. The primary focus of this course will be on the proper use and selection of recording equipment and microphones, as well as the manipulation of sounds. Students will use Adobe Audition and Avid ProTools DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) software. Students will gain a greater understanding of the use and importance of sound in Digital Media Production. The class will explore preparing a soundtrack, mixing multiple audio tracks, and “sweetening” existing tracks using Digital Signal Processing. More
Dates Dates: Begins 10/1/18 Ends 12/14/18 Schedule: Tuesday 4:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Credits Credits: 2 Quarter College Credits
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Basic Statistics
MATH.124.ACN

Emphasizes descriptive statistics, probability,estimation, hypothesis testing, regression and correlation.

Connections to College and Career

This course is a core Roger Williams University requirement and may satisfy similar requirements at other colleges or universities.

Transportation

All in-person classes are held at the Providence campus located at 1 Empire Plaza in downtown Providence (corner of Washington & Empire Streets).

 Students who drive can park at RWU student parking located at 165 Washington Street at the Civic Center Garage. The ticket students receive at the garage can be given to RWU security in the lobby of the building to be validated.

By public transportation, take any RIPTA bus line to Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence and walk West on Washington Street 7 blocks to Empire Street.





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Dates Dates: Begins: 6/18/18 Ends: 8/24/18 Schedule: Tuesdays 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Credits Credits: 1 High School Credit and 3 College Credits
Location Location:
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Basic Statistics
MATH.124.ACN

Emphasizes descriptive statistics, probability,estimation, hypothesis testing, regression and correlation.

Connections to College and Career

This course is a core Roger Williams University requirement and may satisfy similar requirements at other colleges or universities.

Transportation

All in-person classes are held at the Providence campus located at 1 Empire Plaza in downtown Providence (corner of Washington & Empire Streets).

 Students who drive can park at RWU student parking located at 165 Washington Street at the Civic Center Garage. The ticket students receive at the garage can be given to RWU security in the lobby of the building to be validated.

By public transportation, take any RIPTA bus line to Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence and walk West on Washington Street 7 blocks to Empire Street.




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Dates Dates: Begins: 9/6/18 Ends: 12/18/18 Schedule: Tuesdays 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Credits Credits: 1 High School Credit and 3 College Credits
Location Location:
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Boys & Girls Club:MIT APP Inventor
ACN 1025
In MIT App Inventor, students learn basic computer science concepts, coding, and computer programming. App Inventor empowers beginners and non-programmers to create mobile applications. In this course, students use the mobile programming language, App Inventor, to program Android tablets and smartphones. The only limit on the types of apps Students will learn to build is their own imagination!

*Prerequisite:  Must have completed 9th grade.

College & Career Connections 

STEM Pathway: Students will learn the basics of computer science as well as develop an original app that solves a problem in their community. 

Related Career Fields: Computer Science, code development, informatics 



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RIPTA bus passes will be given out to students who need them on the first day of class. 


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Dates Dates: Begins 10/1/18 Ends 1/16/19 Schedule: Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Credits Credits: 0.5 High School Credit
Location Location:
Brown University: After School Model United Nations Program (ASMUP)
ACN 1027
The United Nations is where countries come together to cooperate on solving global issues. Students will debate and propose solutions to some of the most pressing issues of our time including climate change, the refugee crisis, and educational inequality. Students will have the opportunity to attend a Model UN conference at Brown University in November with high school students from all over the world. In preparation for debate, students will acquire tools to aid in research, professional writing, leadership, and public speaking that can be universally applied to their high school and college careers.

College & Career Connections 

Humanities & World Languages Pathway: By the end of the semester, students will be able to propose solutions to specific global issues addressed in their BUSUN committee in both their position paper and a presentation of their research. 

Related Career Fields: Public Health, Humanities, Sociology, Government, Law 


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RIPTA bus passes will be given out to students who need them on the first day of class. 

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Dates Dates: Begins 10/1/18 Ends 12/19/18 Schedule: Mondays & Wednesdays from 4:00 - 6:00pm
Credits Credits: 0.5 High School Credit
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Community Investment and Practice of Philanthropy
CD.430.ACN
This course will engage students in the frameworks and research regarding philanthropy, social change, and organizational dynamics? as well as concrete practice in designing and implementing a philanthropic strategy. Students will work in teams to investigate a particular community concern, design a mock investment strategy, and recommend the investment of hypothetical grant dollars. More
Dates Dates: Begins: 9/6/18 Ends: 12/18/18 Schedule: Fully Online - No Meeting Time
Credits Credits: 1 High School Credit and 3 College Credits
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Community Organizing & Social Mobilization
CD.430.ACN
This course will provide an overview of the concepts underlying community organizing and social change theories. We will examine social movements, policy issues, and explore the skills required to make effective change at the neighborhood, municipal, state, and nation-wide levels. This course (required??) is appropriate for all students who are interested in understanding how marginalized communities can leverage strengths, create strategic partnerships, and mobilize their members to create change through social action. More
Dates Dates: Begins: 9/6/18 Ends: 12/18/18 Schedule: Tuesdays 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Credits Credits: 1 High School Credit and 3 College Credits
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Community Resilience and Emergency Preparedness
SHS.430.ACN

This course examines the planning and preparedness of urban and rural communities in the face of a natural disaster and emergency situations. This course will cover aspects of government structure, strategic planning, leadership, marketing, risk & human resource management, and financial management.

Connections to College and Career

This course is an elective in the Certificate & Bachelors of Science degree programs in Community Development and may be transferable to other colleges or universities. The course can prepare you for a career as:

• Municipal Healthy Communities Office Director - $40,000+

• Nonprofit Executive Director - $60,000+

• Case Management Director - $35,000+

• Social Service/Nonprofit Organization Program Manager - $30,000-$45,000

• Community Outreach Coordinator (education, healthcare, local/state gov’t) -
$35,000-$50,000

• Foundation Grants Program Officer - $40,000+

• Nonprofit/Research Institute Program Evaluator - $45,000+

• Gerontology Department Manager - $40,000-$65,000

• Nursing Home Program Manager - $40,000+

• Hospital/Clinic Unit Manager - $55,000+



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Dates Dates: Begins: 9/6/18 Ends: 12/18/18 Schedule: Wednesdays 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Credits Credits: 1 High School Credit and 3 College Credits
Location Location:
Computer Aided Design I
MCT 115
An introduction to computer design that utilizes a three-dimensional solid modeling software package that allows students to immediately create “solid” objects in virtual reality. Emphasis will be placed on design intent. Topics include 3D features, revolve, sweep, and lofted features, shell and coil features, orthographic drawing production, and assembly drawing. More
Dates Dates: Begins 10/1/18 Ends 12/14/18 Schedule: Monday & Wednesday 4:45 PM - 6:25 PM
Credits Credits: 4 Quarter College Credits
Location Location:
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