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Conversations of Humankind

 A Life of the Mind Summer Program for Middle-School Students Entering Grades 7 Through 9

  • June 8-19, 2015 / M-F (9:00-11:30am / M-F)

Students can pursue the Conversations for Humankind (CHK) course in separate 1-week increments (e.g. register for the first week OR the second week content areas which tie together) OR pursue the entire two-week course at a reduced per-week rate.

Click here to complete the 2015 CHK online registration for your student!

  • 2015 CHK Theme TBD: Be sure to check back in mid-December for the 2015 Program Theme! The 2014 theme is listed below for your reference)

"The Science Fiction and Fantasy Narrative"

Calling all creative writers, graphic novelists, and phenomenal imaginarians! With the help of the two directors and Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) students, collaborate to create a most amazing storyline that can only be imagined by middle-schoolers!

A small amount of financial aid will be available this year. However, we may be able to offer more depending upon the number of ongoing full paying registrants we receive. Please give us a call if you would like to donate to our Financial Aid, or if you would like to find out if we have received more financial aid that can be used for your middle-schooler.

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The Science Fiction and Fantasy Narrative

  • 1st Week - Part 1: Creating the Narrative

  • 2nd Week - Part 2: Finishing the Narrative

Tuition:

$100 (Limited scholarships available) for each week of the course, or $180 to enroll in the full two-week course. Enrollment is limited to 20 students for each course, on a first-come, first-served basis. Students are considered fully-registered when both the online registration AND tuition is received. Registration deadline is close of business on Friday, May 29, 2015. 

Leonardo da VinciWho is eligible?

  • Any student entering grades 7 through 9, who is at least proficient in reading or writing and mathematics
  • Any student proficient at grade level in reading and writing

General Overview

The program is an epistemological (theory of knowledge) study of human conversation with nature. Human learning is inseparable from our use of imagination and creativity in the pursuit of understanding.  In the program, we will examine the intersection of mathematics, logic, art, music, language, and science as we grasp questions that drive our intellectual aspirations. Students will be placed in two, multi-aged groups. Each group is lead by a master teacher and three to five Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) graduate students.

Teacher Leaders

Mike Taber, Associate Professor of Education and Education Department Chair at Colorado College will lead the program. Dr. Taber will work closely with a team of master teachers selected from area middle schools for their teaching philosophies that support the integration of science and math with the arts. The master teachers will mentor a team of MAT graduate students who will be involved in developing many of the lessons.   

On the last day of the program, parents are invited to an open house starting at 9:30 am, where students will collaborate with their parent on the final project, and share their experiences from the program.

Program Website Edits

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Important!

Looking for additional activities for your kiddos each day following our Children Summer Programs? Click here to learn more about Colorado College's FunQuest day camp.
Remember! Children enrolled in G&T, WBS, or CHK will receive half off FunQuest's weekly tuition throughout the weeks of those programs. Contact Chris Warfield, FunQuest Director, at 719-389-7217 for details!

2015 Conversations for Humankind Program for Middle Schoolers

Important Information

Online Registration for CHK is in progress! Please call our office at 719-389-6330 with any questions.

 Register Online for one of the following:

  • 1st Week: June 8-12, 2015 - $100 tuition, 
  • 2nd Week: June 15-19, 2015 - $100 tuition, OR
  • Both Weeks: June 8-19, 2015 - $180 tuition


Time: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM, Monday through Friday (Parent drop-off is from 8:45-9:00 AM; Parent pick-up is from 11:35-11:45 AM).

Location: Cornerstone Arts Center, Colorado College

Parents: Complete the online registration, then mail tuition to fully register your student, payable to "Colorado College" to:

The Colorado College
Education Dept. / ATTN: CHK
14 E. Cache la Poudre St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Questions? Contact Gerri Anne Reed at the Education Dept. (719-389-6330).

 

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