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Online Connection— Co-Curricular Classes


Welcome to the Online Connection page for Co-Curricular Classes. Below you will find our co-curricular class offerings in their online format. You may participate in any or all that we offer. You are not restricted to the one you were in before Spring break, or the one you were slated to attend next. There are incentives of various kinds for those who participate. The more you progress in a given class (i.e. chess, debate, etc.) the greater the incentives. For example, we will be giving away gift cards to various restaurants, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc. We will also be giving away unlocked Android phones and iPads. We encourage you to have fun with this; involve your family, compete with your friends. The competition will end, for all disciplines, on July 31, 2020.




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CHESS




Welcome to online secondary Chess! We are extremely fortunate to have Ebenezer Joseph, an international chess champion, reputed chess trainer, and a cognitive scientist, to teach our students chess. He is India’s first FIDE trainer and Candidate Master of the World Chess Federation; he has trained 150 Chess Trainers and over 7,000 children; he has also submitted his doctoral thesis: “Impact of Chess Training on Cognitive Development.”

Please begin by watching this introductory video. In the video, you will be instructed as to how you may proceed with the course, as well as what the expectations will be. When you are done watching the video, please click this link (https://forms.gle/KU8uRV9JVdV2KHYo6) to register using the online form. The form will require that you produce an email address. Within 24 hrs. you will receive an email from emmanuelchesscentre, providing you with a username and password. Afterward, you will receive another email from lichess.com. In that email, there will be a link, through which you may validate your email address. Once done, you can log in— as you were instructed in the video— at https://emmanuelchesscentre.org/. There you will select the “Chess Arena” menu item— as instructed— and select “Newman International.” From there, you can sign in using the user ID and default password, provided.

Semester Objectives

In this class you will be learning to play chess. To that end you will be required to watch chess videos, play chess, engage in chess lessons, work through chess puzzles and other materials provided at Chess Magnet School, and, compete in on-campus and/or online chess tournaments at predetermined times. Students will be assessed continuously. Absences and/or failure to turn in to play chess or doing assignments will require you to make-up work in order to fulfil the objectives of this course. Failure to meet the objectives of this course may prevent a student from progressing to the next grade level, and/or graduating. 

Chess Support

Ebenezer Joseph has provided chess instructional videos on his website here: https://emmanuelchesscentre.org/video-tutorials/.  For technical support please email: emmanuelchesscentre@gmail.com, or, call 443-743-5767, or, you may contact via WhatsApp at +91-9789016384. All queries will be handled within 24 hours. Further, tutorials and additional help may be found at the following links: 

https://emmanuelchesscentre.org/video-tutorials/
https://www.chessmagnetschool.com/
chesskid.com


Instructions for using chess apps ( FAQ )  
https://emmanuelchesscentre.org/faq/ 




DEBATE




Welcome to online secondary Debate! We are pleased to have Mr. Bankston teaching this course. He has multiple master's degrees and is working on a doctorate. Mr. Bankston teaches both at the high school and collegiate levels. He has been teaching debate to high school students for 5 years now. However, he doesn’t just teach debate, he has publically and formally debated, on university campuses numerous times.

Please begin by watching this introductory video. In the video, you will be instructed as to how you may proceed with the course. When you are done watching the video, please read through the Word doc titled “DebateBasics.” Therein you will learn of the RES format. You must use this format to argue any resolution! This format will be used constantly in this class. The online Debate class will interact through Google Classroom or Canvas, depending on your teacher. You will be invited to attend Zoom meetings. In these Zoom meetings, Mr. Bankston, and/or another teacher, will go over the “DebateBasics” document with you, answer your questions, and engage you in debate— expecting you to use the RES format. (These Zoom meetings may be hybrid classes, where you join other students live on campus, or, they may be scheduled in an ad hoc manner to include only online students.)

Semester Objectives

If you are scheduled for debate, you must attend the Zoom meetings. If you do not, you will be counted absent and receive a zero. In this class, you will be expected to outline arguments and turn those outlines in. By semester’s end, you will be expected to argue the affirmative and the negative of two of the four resolutions in the Word document titled, “Resolutions,” listed below. You will argue those resolutions on video and upload those videos to the virtual classroom. Absences and/or failure to turn in assignments (outlines, debate videos, etc.) will require that you make-up work in order to fulfill the objectives of this course. Failure to meet the objectives of any co-curricular course may prevent a student from progressing to the next grade level, and/or graduating.

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C.S. LEWIS & CLASSICAL LITERATURE




Welcome to the C. S. Lewis and Classical Literature Co-curricular course.  This course is being facilitated and co-produced by your local faculty with help from Dr. Gregory Sherwood. Dr. Sherwood is in his sixth year at Newman. He has five degrees including a BA in History and Classics from the University of Washington, Seattle (ranked 7th in the World among public universities) and a masters-level professional degree, B.Th. [Honours] from the University of Oxford in England (ranked #1 in the World).  His abiding interest in C. S. Lewis and his friends, The Inklings [J. R. R. Tolkien, Dorothy Sayer, G. K. Chesterton, Austin Farrer and others], is based on their profound search for the Truth and their willingness to explore and write about it.  Lewis’ mind is matched by his unsurpassed abilities of expression in so many literary genres.  He is among the most important and influential authors of all time.  Come and find out.  

Please begin this course by watching this introductory video. In the video, you will be instructed as to how you may proceed with the course. When you are done watching the video, please read through the Word doc titled “Your Options for the C. S. Lewis Co-Curricular Course.” We are excited to tell you that your options include an introductory course produced and presented by Hillsdale College. This is a nine lesson, self-paced course

The online C. S. Lewis class will interact through Canvas or Google Classroom. If you are scheduled for C. S. Lewis and Classical Literature, your teacher will invite you to your online class. You should be able to log in using your Clever credentials. Within the chosen platform (Canvas/Google Classroom) you will communicate with your teacher and turn in assignments. There, you will also be invited to attend Zoom meetings. (These Zoom meetings may be hybrid classes, where you join other students live on campus, or, they may be scheduled in an ad hoc manner to include only online students.)

Semester Objectives

If you do not appear as scheduled, you will be counted absent. In this class, you will be expected to outline the arguments and turn those outlines in, via Google Classroom. If you need assistance uploading a video to google classroom, you can find a link to a video below, titled, “How a student can upload a video.” Absences and/or failure to turn in assignments (outlines, videos, etc.) will require that you make-up work in order to fulfill the objectives of this course. Failure to meet the objectives of any co-curricular course may prevent you from progressing to the next grade level, and/or graduating.

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CYBERSECURITY



Welcome to the Online Cybersecurity! We are extremely fortunate to have Ms. Archana David facilitating this Online Course. Ms. David is an IT professional with experience in working in the field with various companies such as Maersk Global, HP, IBM, and Accenture. She has taught technology and cybersecurity at Newman International Academy for 3-years now. Ms. David holds a Bachelors's degree in Computer Science Engineering and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership. She has various certifications in Storage Architecture, TSM, and Cloud Storage.

Cybersecurity is a rapidly growing field. The need for cybersecurity is prevalent in every industry and even in the military. Indeed, those with cybersecurity training are in high demand in the job market. Given the constant evolution of technology, this trend in the job market will not just continue, but exponentially multiply. It is for this reason that we offer Cybersecurity as a co-curricular class.

Please begin by watching this introductory video on cybersecurity. In the video, you will be instructed on how to navigate and proceed with this course. Once you have finished with the video, go to this website: https://codehs.com/signup/begin. Once there, you will log in using the class code that you received from your co-curricular teacher. Please note, class codes will differ from teacher to teacher. Once you get into your dashboard after your login through your class code, then you will see the course name, “David Introduction to Cybersecurity (Vigenere) 2020”. You will also see the lessons which, for each module, will include a video, quiz, example, and a free-response. You need to complete each module, including the quiz, and then click “continue” to proceed to the next module.  

Semester Objectives

Each student will receive a grade of “Fulfilled,” or “Unfulfilled,” based on that student’s satisfactory completion of the stated objectives for the particular class. Moving through the modules, a Cybersecurity student must complete each objective in a given module. Failure to do so will result in an unfulfilled for that module. The teacher will make clear the level of progress necessary to achieve a “Fulfilled” grade for the semester.

-       Unopened: Pretty self-explanatory… an unopened program is one that the student hasn’t opened. An “Unopened” program will result in a grade of “Unfulfilled” for that program.

-       Not Submitted: A “Not Submitted” program is one which the student might have started, meaning that you have saved or run your code, but didn’t finish. This would be applicable only to Quiz questions. A “Not Submitted” program will result in a grade of “Unfulfilled” for that program.

-       Submitted: Teachers must check for the functionality and other requirements of the exercise. If the teacher deems the effort credible, the student will receive a “Fulfilled when the student submits his or her work.

-       Reviewed: Reviewed status means the assignment has been submitted but it’s not fully correct. Thus being passed back to the student with a mark that needs work. If the teacher deems the student’s effort to be credible the student will receive a “Fulfilled for a “Reviewed” assignment.

-       Submitted After Reviewed: Submitted After Reviewed is a status awarded to an assignment that a student resubmitted after having been reviewed by the teacher. If the teacher deems the student’s effort to be credible the student will receive a “Fulfilled for a “Submitted After Reviewed” assignment.

-       Finalized: The “Finalized” status means that the student has successfully completed the assignment and the assignment has been graded. A student will receive a “Fulfilled when his or her work is “Finalized.”

 

Failure to meet the objectives of any co-curricular course may prevent a student from progressing to the next grade level, and/or graduating. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach your co-curricular class teacher for more information. Thank you.




ROBOTICS



Welcome to online Robotics! We are fortunate to have Ann Wyatt leading our online robotics program. She has been an educator for more than 36 years. She holds a B.A. in Elementary Education and an M.A. in Counseling and Student Personnel. She has taught K-6th-grade, specializing in technology. Further, since 2014, Mrs. Wyatt has coached robotics at Newman. This is her third year serving Newman in the capacity of district robotics coordinator. As anyone who knows her will tell you, Mrs. Wyatt is passionate about helping students learn to work together as a team and become innovative life-long problem-solvers.

If you have been scheduled for online robotics, your robotics teacher will invite you to your online robotics class, facilitated through Canvas or Google Classroom.  Within that platform you will provided with the means to log into the robotics program. Your teacher will be able to monitor your progress and offer help as needed.

Students will be expected to program their virtual robots (using programming languages such as Blockly, JavaScript, and Python) such that the robot accomplishes assigned tasks. Please watch the introductory video to learn more about Newman’s co-curricular online robotics program.

 



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