AIG Course Descriptions

K-5


Educational Technology and Online Learning

In this course, students use appropriate technology tools and resources to complete projects, manage information, and solve problems. Students use software to write, organize, analyze, and present information. Students learn listening and organizational skills and set attainable learning goals. Students become responsible communicators and users of technology as they learn about intellectual property, Internet safety, and effective search and evaluation strategies.

Sign Language K-5

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of American Sign Language through the use of vocabulary, grammar, and conversation as well as basic signing and fingerspelling techniques. Special activities and exercises help students understand the culture of the deaf and hard-ofhearing community.

Elementary Spanish I, II

These highly interactive courses enable students to communicate with a native speaker and make connections between their culture and the culture of people in the Spanish-speaking world. Students further develop their Spanish communication skills as they study familiar topics such as school, clothes, and community

Art K

In art, students explore color, line, and shape. A combination of interactive and hands-on studio projects encourages students to create art. They sharpen their fine motor skills and explore the areas of art they find interesting. Artistic modes include drawing, painting, assembling, and sculpting.

Experiencing Music I

Designed for students in grades K–2, this course explores differences between music and everyday sounds, and also how the body hears and responds to music. Aligning to the National Core Arts Standards, the course introduces skills that assist the student in making music individually and with another person. The student will identify instrument characteristics and sounds and begin to consider the way music of the student’s own culture might sound different to a person from another culture. With audio, visual, and interactive technologies, this course provides a unique and advanced learning experience.

Discovering Music I

Designed for students in grades 3–5, this course teaches fundamental musicianship skills from a Western-Classical approach, while aligning to the National Core Arts Standards. The course challenges the student to improve listening, notation, analysis, performance, and improvisation skills. With audio, visual, and interactive technologies, this course provides a unique and advanced learning experience.

6-8

Educational Technology and Online Learning 6-8

Students use electronic media and software to apply academic concepts as they create meaningful organizers, projects, and presentations. Students locate, retrieve, and evaluate data in order to construct and analyze databases. They produce presentations on Internet safety, online predators, and cyberbullying. Students become effective communicators and collaborators as they plan, evaluate, and synthesize research emphasizing current issues in the field of technology.

Middle Spanish I, II

These courses introduce students to Spanish language and culture. Student guides share information on topics such as family and friends, home, food, clothing, and neighborhoods. Culture is presented throughout the courses to help students make connections between their culture and the culture of people in the Spanish-speaking world. Opportunities for students to communicate with native speakers throughout these courses provide a real-world context.


 

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