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    2023-2024 School Year and Summer

    Short Term Programs

     

     

    May 16-19 (4 Day)

    Thursday-Sunday

    Wellness Weekend (Grades 9th-12th)

    ECC Category: Recreation and Leisure, Self-Determination, Social Interaction, and Sensory Efficiency 

    Coordinator:Alia McCollister

    Students will be introduced to a variety of self-care and health options. Lessons and activities will include topics such as stress management, relaxation resources, self-care, nutritional choices, and non-visual sensory experiences (example: sounds and aroma).

     

    May 29-31 (3 Day)

    Tuesday-Friday

    Writer’s Workshop (Grade 6th-12th)

    ECC Category: Compensatory Skills and Assistive Technology

    Coordinator:Stacy Moss

    This course will focus on fictional writing and is designed to focus on instruction in the writing process, elements of writing, and peer editing and revision. Students will provide a writing sample on a given topic in order to assess their current writing level and progress.

     

    SUMMER SEMESTER 2024

    June 3-7 (5 Day)

    Monday-Friday

    Summer Cookout (Grade 9th-12th)

    ECC Category: Independent Living Skills

    Coordinator:Nona Morris

    Students will be given specific instructions in cooking techniques and adaptations in order to learn to prepare meals in and out of the kitchen, including but not limited to: how to use modern kitchen and outdoor appliances, pre-cooking, cleaning prep areas, using adapted kitchen supplies, handling raw meat, storing items, and reading a recipe etc.

     

    June 13-15 (3 Day)

    Thursday-Friday

    Outdoor Exploration (Grade 6th-12th)

    ECC Category: Recreation and Leisure, Self-Determination, Social Interaction, Orientation and Mobility, and Sensory Efficiency 

    Coordinator:Stacy Moss

    Students will be introduced to outdoor learning experiences. Some examples of possible experiences: outdoor science projects, guided nature walk, and interacting with horses. The underlying goal of this course is for students to challenge themselves with new experiences, assess risk taking, and build awareness about their strengths. 

     

    June 26-29 (4 Day)

    Wednesday-Saturday

    City Travel (Grade 6th-12th)

    ECC Category: Orientation and Mobility

    Coordinator:Nona Morris

    The STP teacher/case manager will coordinate with the local/district O&M teacher to develop specific goals and objectives for this course. Lessons and activities could include: bus travel, busy downtown one-way/two-way streets, complex lighted intersections, large indoor/outdoor malls with escalators, large buildings with multiple offices/elevators/revolving doors, and a large university campus.

     

    July 9-12 (4 Day)

    Tuesday-Friday

    Marvelous World of STEM (Grade 9th-12th)

    ECC Category: Compensatory Skills and Independent Living Skills

    Coordinator:Nona Morris

    Students will work with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) instruction during this course. By asking questions and having students work in groups to problem-solve possible solutions, we will build student motivation and engagement in rigorous academic content while having MARVELOUS fun!

     

    July 17-21 (5 Day)

    Wednesday-Sunday

    Everything Braille/Nemeth (Grade 6th-12th)

    ECC Category: Compensatory Skills and Assistive Technology

    Coordinator:Stacy Moss

    These courses are designed for students who need intensive instruction in either Braille or Nemeth Code. The STP teacher will communicate with the local/district TVI to set goals and learning objectives for each student. 

     

    July 29-August 2nd (5 Day)

    Monday-Friday

    Summer Sizzle (Grade 6th-12th)

    ECC Category: Independent Living Skills

    Coordinator: Nona Morris & Michael Morris

    In preparation for the upcoming school year, students will learn vital techniques for independent living, including organization, time management, and effective communication.

     

     

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    2024-2025 School Year and Summer

    Short Term Programs

     

    FALL SEMESTER 2024

    Ongoing Virtual Individualized Instruction

    Coordinator: Case Managers

     

    August 19-21 (3 Day)

    Monday-Wednesday

    Tech Trek: Mastering Classroom Assistive Technology (Grade 6th-12th)

    ECC Category: Compensatory Skills and Assistive Technology

    Coordinator:Stacy Moss

    This course is designed for students who need intensive instruction in a particular piece of assistive technology that is used in the classroom. The STP teacher will communicate with the local/district TVI or Educational Specialist to set goals and learning objectives for each student. 

     

    August 26-28 (3 Day)

    Monday-Wednesday

    Budget Boss: Mastering All Things Money (Grade 6th-12th)

    ECC Category: Compensatory Skills, Independent Living Skills, and Assistive Technology

    Coordinator:Nona Morris

    Through hands-on activities and discussions, students will learn essential skills such as budgeting, saving, and using assistive technology for financial management.

     

    September 4-7 (4 Day)

    Wednesday-Saturday

    Creative Canvas: Exploring Artistic Mediums (Grade 6th-12th)

    ECC Category: Recreation and Leisure, Self-Determination, Social Interaction

    Coordinator:Stacy Moss and Amy Norris

    Throughout the course, students will explore different artistic mediums. Through hands-on experiences and guided instruction, students will discover their artistic talents.

     

    September 16-20 (5 Day)

    Monday-Friday

    Sci-Fi Cuisine: Exploring STEM Through Kitchen Chemistry (Grade 6th-12th)

    ECC Category: Compensatory Skills, Independent Living Skills, Recreation and Leisure, Social Interaction

    Coordinator: Nona Morris and Michael Morris

    Through hands-on experiments and culinary adventures, students will immerse themselves into the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) by uncovering the scientific principles behind cooking and food preparation. 

     

    September 28-30 (3 Day)

    Friday - Monday

    Sports Spectacular: Exploring Sports and Athletics (Grade 6th-12th)

    ECC Category: Recreation and Leisure, Social Interaction, and Independent Living Skills

    Coordinator: Stacy Moss and Michael Morris

    This course offers an immersive exploration of various sports and athletic activities. Using a blend of hands-on activities and tactile graphics, students will learn the fundamentals of different sports, learning rules, techniques, and strategies. 

     

    October 8-11 (4 Day)

    Tuesday-Friday

    City Travel (Grade 6th-12th)

    ECC Category: Recreation and Leisure, Social Interaction, and Independent Living Skills

    Coordinator:Nona Morris

    The STP teacher/case manager will coordinate with the local/district O&M teacher to develop specific goals and objectives for this course. Lessons and activities could include: bus travel, busy downtown one-way/two-way streets, complex lighted intersections, large indoor/outdoor malls with escalators, large buildings with multiple offices/elevators/revolving doors, and a large university campus.

     

    October 19 (1 Day Seminar - Parents and Students)

    Saturday

    Cane Adventure: Empowering Independence (Parents and Students: Grade 6th-12th)

    ECC Category: Orientation and Mobility, Recreation and Leisure, Social Interaction, and Independent Living Skills

    Coordinator: Nona Morris and Stacy Moss

    Parents and students will discover the history and importance of the white cane through interactive displays and engaging presentations. Experience firsthand the capabilities of orientation and mobility techniques with live demonstrations and guided tours. Participate in fun activities and games designed to promote awareness and understanding of visual impairment.

     

    October 21-23 (3 Day)

    Monday-Wednesday

    Storytelling: Igniting Imagination (Grade 6th-12th)

    ECC Category: Compensatory skills, Social Interaction, and Assistive Technology

    Coordinator:Stacy Moss

    Through interactive sessions, students will explore various storytelling techniques, from narrative structure to character development, enhancing their creativity and communication skills. They will learn how to captivate an audience, express emotions, and convey ideas effectively through storytelling. 

     

    October 26-28 (3 Day)

    Monday-Wednesday

    Bake It Till You Make It: The Great AIDB Bake-Off - Fall Edition (Grade 6th-12th)

    ECC Category: Compensatory Skills, Social Interaction, and Assistive Technology

    Coordinator:Stacy Moss and Michael Morris

    Students will be given specific instructions in cooking techniques and adaptations in order to learn to prepare meals in the kitchen, including but not limited to: how to use modern kitchen appliances, pre-cooking, cleaning prep areas, using adapted kitchen supplies, handling raw meat, storing items, and reading a recipe etc.

     

    ****NOVEMBER - NO COURSES****

     

    ****DECEMBER - NO COURSES****

     

     SPRING SEMESTER 2025

    January 18-20 (3 Day)

    Saturday-Monday

    Serenity Retreat: Embracing Wellness for Young Minds (Grade 6th-12th)

    ECC Category: Recreation and Leisure, Self-Determination, Social Interaction, and Sensory Efficiency 

    Coordinator:Amy Norris

    Students will be introduced to a variety of self-care and health options. Lessons and activities will include topics such as stress management, relaxation resources, self-care, nutritional choices, and non-visual sensory experiences (example: sounds and aroma).

     

    January 27-30 (4 Day)

    Monday-Thursday

    Braille Brilliance: Mastering the Dots and Beyond (Grades 6-12th)

    ECC Category: Compensatory Skills and Assistive Technology

    Coordinator: Nona Morris 

    This course is designed for students who need intensive instruction in either Braille or Nemeth Code. The STP teacher will communicate with the local/district TVI or Educational Specialist to set goals and learning objectives for each student. 

     

    February 6-8 (3 Day)

    Thursday-Saturday

    Shine Bright: Preparing for the Big Night (Grade 6th-12th)

    ECC Category: Social Interaction, Independent Living Skills, Self-Determination

    Coordinator: Amy Norris and Michael Morris

    Students will have lessons and activities over the weekend, such as icebreakers, socialization, and self-determination games, fashionable attire, grooming and hairstyle, dance lessons, and meal time etiquette and conversation. The weekend will conclude with the students attending the Night to Shine Event on Friday evening.

     

    February 15-17 (3 Day)

    Saturday-Monday

    The Beat of Your Own Drum: Exploring Music's Many Charms (Grades 6th-12th)

    ECC Category: Recreation and Leisure, Self-Determination, Social Interaction

    Coordinator:Stacy Moss and Amy Norris

    During this course, students will dive into the journey of music, discovering diverse instruments, learning about assistive technology for musical learning, and engaging in immersive, hands-on experiences with various instruments. 

     

    February 26-March 1 (4 Day)

    Wednesday-Saturday

    Test Taking Triumph: Conquering Assessments (Grade 6th-12th)

    ECC Category: Compensatory Skills and Assistive Technology

    Coordinator:Nona Morris

    This is a course specifically to teach students who have a visual impairment about different test-taking strategies.

     

    March 17-19 (3 Day)

    Monday-Wednesday

    Safety Squad: Empowering Heroes (Grades 6th-12th)

    ECC Category: Independent Living Skills, Self-Determination, Orientation and Mobility, Recreation and Leisure

    Coordinator: Stacy Moss

    This course is to equip students with essential life-saving skills and foster a sense of empowerment. Through comprehensive instruction, students will have instruction in home emergency safety skills, including how to effectively dial 911 and have the proper information, as well as receive training in CPR and First Aid, enabling them to confidently respond to medical emergencies.

     

    March 24-28 (5 Day)

    Monday-Friday

    Culture Quest: A Culinary and Cultural Expedition (Grade 6th-12th)

    ECC Category: Independent Living Skills, Social Skills, Recreation and Leisure

    Coordinator:Nona Morris and Michael Morris

    During this course, students will dive into world cultures, where they discover diverse music, cuisines, geography, and traditional dances. Through interactive and hands-on activities, students not only deepen their understanding of cultural diversity but also gain essential ECC skills. 

     

    April 7-10 (4 Day)

    Monday-Thursday

    Tech Trek: Mastering Classroom Assistive Technology (Grade 6th-12th)

    ECC Category: Compensatory Skills and Assistive Technology

    Coordinator:Nona Morris

    This course is designed for students who need intensive instruction in a particular piece of assistive technology that is used in the classroom. The STP teacher will communicate with the local/district TVI or Educational Specialist to set goals and learning objectives for each student. 

     

    April 19-21 (3 Day)

    Saturday-Monday

    Bake It Till You Make It: The Great AIDB Bake-Off - Spring Edition (Grade 6th-12th)

    ECC Category: Compensatory skills, Social Interaction, and Assistive Technology

    Coordinator:Nona Morris and Michael Morris

    Students will be given specific instructions in cooking techniques and adaptations in order to learn to prepare meals in the kitchen, including but not limited to: how to use modern kitchen appliances, pre-cooking, cleaning prep areas, using adapted kitchen supplies, handling raw meat, storing items, and reading a recipe etc.

     

    April 26 (1 Day Seminar - Parents and Students)

    Saturday

    Family Tech & Fun: Bonding Through Learning and Play! (Parents and Students: Grades 6th-12th)

    ECC Category: Recreation and Leisure, Social Skills, Assistive Technology

    Coordinator:Stacy Moss and Nona Morris

    Parents and students will embark on a journey of exploration through the integration of technology-driven team-building activities. This 1 day seminar encourages families to work together, celebrating each other's strengths and building a deeper connection through shared experiences.

     

    April 29-May 2 (4 Day)

    Tuesday-Friday

    Literary Legends: Unleashing Your Creative Voice (Grade 6th-12th)

    ECC Category: Compensatory Skills and Assistive Technology

    Coordinator:Stacy Moss

    This creative writing course will focus on fictional writing and is designed to focus on instruction in the writing process, elements of writing, and peer editing and revision. Students will provide a writing sample on a given topic in order to assess their current writing level and progress.  

     

    May 7-10 (4 Day)

    Wednesday-Saturday

    Launch Into Independence (Grades 6th-12th)

    ECC Category: Independent Living Skills and Self-Determination

    Coordinator:Michael Morris

    Students attending this course will learn things such as housekeeping, laundry, budgeting, and home organizational skills.  

     

    May 28-30 (3 Day)

    Wednesday-Friday

    Safety Squad: Empowering Heroes (Grade 6th-12th)

    ECC Category: Independent Living Skills, Self-Determination, Orientation and Mobility, Recreation and Leisure

    Coordinator: Nona Morris

    This course is to equip students with essential life-saving skills and foster a sense of empowerment. Through comprehensive instruction, students will have instruction in home emergency safety skills, including how to effectively dial 911 and have the proper information, as well as receive training in CPR and First Aid, enabling them to confidently respond to medical emergencies.

     

     

    SUMMER SEMESTER 2025 - Exciting Courses TBA