Conversations of Humankind
A Life of the Mind Summer Program for Students Entering Grades 7 Through 9
This is a one-week course offered twice in June 2013. Check out the dates below, see which week works best for your family's schedule, and register your student! Both courses run 9:00am - 11:30am, M-F.
- 1st Course: June 10 - 14, 2013 ($100 tuition)
- 2nd Course: June 17 - 21, 2013 ($100 tuition)
Because we have a few spaces left available, we are still accepting registrations! Please call our office at 719-389-6330 if you have questions about our program!
Available Financial Aid has been utilized. However, we may be able to offer more depending upon the number of ongoing full paying registrants. 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.
2013 Program Theme:
The Origins of Color!
The science, the art, and the aesthetics behind what we define as color.
$100 (Limited scholarships available) for each one-week course. Enrollment is limited to 60 students for each course, on a first come, first served basis.
2013 Program Overview
Dissect color with an electron scanning microscope, understand how the earth gives us color by taking a field trip to dig your own blue clay. As we are actively planning the curriculum for the classes, check back frequently for updates to this year's program activities.
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 three, 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 (the 14th for the 1st Course and the 21st for the 2nd Course) 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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2013 Conversations of Humankind Program for Middle School Students - Important Information
Registration for our programs is ongoing! Please call our office at 719-389-6330 with questions.
Choose one of the two identical courses offered in consecutive weeks:
- 1st Course: June 10-14, 2013 / Register online by clicking here!
- 2nd Course: June 17-21, 2013 / Register online by clicking here!
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
Tuition: $100.00 for each course.
Parents: Complete the online registration, then mail tuition 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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