Conversations of Humankind
A Life of the Mind Summer Program for Middle-School Students Entering Grades 7 Through 9
- June 9-20, 2014 / 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.
- 2014 CHK Theme: "The Science Fiction and Fantasy Narrative"
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.
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Narrative
1st Week - Part 1: Creating the Narrative
2nd Week - Part 2: Finishing the Narrative
$100 (Limited scholarships available) for each one-week 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.
Who 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
The camp 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 with 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.
Mike Taber, Associate Professor of Education and Education Department Chair at Colorado College will lead the camp. 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 each 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 camp.
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2014 Conversations of Humankind Program for Middle School Students - Important Information
Online Registration for CHK is in progress! Please call our office at 719-389-6330 with questions.
- 1st Week: June 9-13, 2014 - $100 tuition,
- 2nd Week: June 16-20, 2014 - $100 tuition, OR
- Both Weeks: June 9-20, 2014 - $180 tuition
Time: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM, Monday through Friday (Parent drop-off is from 8:45-9:00 AM; Classes end at 11:30 AM in time for parent pick up at 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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