Wait, why is my kid is suddenly getting an extra scoop of ice cream – what’s next an allowance? They have obviously learned to negotiate & debate – and with your help will apply their newfound powers for their own and for the greater good.
Wednesday afterschool STEAM course Negotiation & Debate came to a dramatic conclusion yesterday with a (school) Presidential debate among 8 strong competitors.
Students created a campaign theme, micro platform, polls/anecdotes, and used their own (or an adopted/enhanced) personality/character. They showed great progress from our fun first week debate – Cats v Dogs; and our first negotiation over one dollar ($).
In addition to strategy & tactics they used personality & style to enhance their performance based on the characteristics they chose to highlight – from logic, to humor, to leadership, and combinations of more.
Their platform ideas were useful and came from the their & their classmates needs: food – fitness – fun – fairness – field trips – options to vote on for themselves – and beyond.
I know their ideas are poll tested with their peers, and I will venture a guess that they could take their school and well beyond by storm as easily as they could lift a finger… so please stay tuned.
The Enrichment Center @ 2nd Nature Academy
Summer 2017 – Indoor & Outdoor weekly Camps
TECH CAMPS ART CAMPS Team BIOs
Announcing STEAM Art lead Christie Valihura. Christie will lead the Art focused program for the The Enrichment Center @ 2nd Nature Academy in the Painted Turtle Art Studio – and across our outdoor campus. We are all committed to delivering a broad range of STEAM camps and courses (Science, Tech, Engineering, Art, Math - in many combinations).
Christie is arriving for summer camp 2017 from Lexington Public Schools & "Lextended Day Program" where she was an elementary & after-school Art Teacher, substitute Teacher, and Activities & Curriculum Coordinator.
Christie has created a palate of Art-focused indoor & outdoor weekly summer camps in Nashua, NH. From Jewelry Craft – to Hike & Paint – to Mystery Box Challenge.
Check out our new and diverse Art camps available across the 40-acre canvas that is the The Nature of Things (TNOT) campus & inside the Painted Turtle art studio.
Christie is constantly creating and improving course offerings, outreach projects, staying connected with the local community, and exercising her society memberships (Art & Puppeteers!). We are happy to have her as part of the team, and can't wait for you to meet her and share ideas on community outreach and art programs.
We wish Christie a happy wedding engagement! We know her wedding, home in New Hampshire, and new classes and students will be among her latest inspirations.
Christie's Art Bot painting is posted above - a STEAM powered robot showing off Tech & Art.
Check out some of Christie's Art at pathbrite.com (link below).
See examples of her students artwork and experiences (link below)