Summer Enrichment Camps

The IU13 is offering three online, at-home summer enrichment camps for students entering 1st-12th grades in the fall.  IU13 staff will connect in small groups with students for short periods of time before all the interactive learning and fun begins at home. Camp options include:

  • The Incredible Mini-Sphero! (grades 5-8)
  • Behind the Lens with Cass Storm (grades 9-12 and those 12th graders who attended her SEE Seminar last fall)
  • Camp Invention Connect (grades 1-6)

Flyers for each camp, with the online registration links, can be found on the IU13 website (Summer Enrichment Camps).  The deadline to register for all three camps is June 22 (or when the camp is at capacity).  

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Racism & Violence: How to Help Kids Handle The News

I just watched an incredibly helpful video sponsored by Child Mind Institute. Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to empowering parents, professionals and policymakers to support children when and where they need it most. Their most recent video, Racism & Violence: How to Help Kids Handle The News, features Kenya Hameed, a black therapist, and Jamie Howard, a white therapist, giving very specific talking points on how to address social injustice with black and white children. Together they emphasize how the recent events following the death of George Floyd present an incredibly important opportunity to talk to kids about systemic racism and how we can empower them to recognize social injustice.

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Virtual Summer Camps

ATOMS Virtual Camp

For the 2020 season, IU8 (located in Altoona) will be offering ATOMS virtually for students in grades 2 – 8 during the 2019-20 school year. ATOMS will be a five week camp from June 15 through July 17 (with the exception of the language courses which will run July 6 – 31). The ATOMS instructors will be offering live sessions.

Registration for ATOMS is OPEN! There will be a $75 membership fee to participate in this virtual opportunity. Students will be able to pick and choose the courses that interest them the most. The five-week course materials will be available through the end of August. Students are encouraged to go back through the courses and access the recorded sessions to get more hands-on fun! The membership access gives students unlimited access to the materials throughout the course window. For more information on the courses being taught see the Course Listing link  ATOMS Recharged Courses.

Dream it, Design it Virtual Camp

Dream it, Design it Virtual Camp is offering 4 topics:

  1. Ecosystems July 6-10
  2. Adaptations July 13-17
  3. Waves July 20-24
  4. Simple Machines 27-30

To learn more about Dream it, Design it virtual camp click here.

Save $25 by entering the code: EARLYBIRD. 
​This code is good through May 31, 2020.  

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Video Game Design and Computer Coding Summer Camps

Lancaster Tech Camps will be offering two ONLINE camps this summer, Video Game Design and Computer Coding. Both camps are for students entering 4th through 9th grade and will be held remotely. Campers will meet on face-to-face Zoom sessions and complete learning modules.

Video Game Design Camp: Will be held July 13-16 (4 Days)  Session 1 and July 20-23 (4 Days) Session 2 from 9:30AM to 3:30 PM. Cost: $185

Computer Coding : Will be held online June 22-25 (4 Days) from 9:30AM to 3:30 PM. Cost: $185

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End of Year Class Meeting Schedule for Grades 3-6

We will be meeting two more times before the end of the school year. The last two Google meets will be held on the dates and times listed below:

Grades 5&6 will meet at 10:00 am on Thursday May 21st and Tuesday May 26th.

Grades 3&4 will meet at 11:00 on Thursday May 21st and Tuesday May 26th.

To join the Google Meet, simply visit your the Google Classroom you use for Cohort. The Google Meet link will be posted in the Google Classroom banner (directly below the Class Code) 10 minutes prior to the meeting. We hope to see you then!

Here’s a picture of where the Google Meet link can be found (10 minutes prior to the meeting):

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