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STEM Offerings
Posted on 01/09/2015
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STEM+Art Institute classes

Elective classes that instruct middle and high school students in STEM concepts (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) through project based curriculum taught by professionals in the community. High school student gain marketable skills and dual credit.  The goal of Taos Academy’s STEM+Art Institute is to engage students in rigorous coursework designed to increase graduation rates and enrollment in post secondary universities and prepare students for professional careers.

2009-2010- Taos Academy invested in a state-of-the-art technology lab to designed for the exploration of STEM, digital media arts and academic topics through applied technology.   Courses offered were: Installation Art, Kinetic Sculpture, Engineering, Video Production and Animation (grant from Los Alamos)

2010-2011 – Glass Fusion, Scientific Art, Video Mixing, Music, Software Applications, Video Production, Environmental Studies, and Technology Research and Development (Grant from Los Alamos and State Farm Good Neighbor), clay workshops

2011-2012 – Classes are offered on Fridays and after school and open to both middle and high school students

Fall 2011 – History of Music, Glass Fusion, Video Game Design, Clay, Acting, SInging

Spring 2012 – Video, Shine the Light (glass fusion), Cooking

  Began the GROW Program (Growing Renewable Options for the World) agricultural program (Farm to Table grant)

Summer 2012 – Kinetic Sculpture, Installation Art as part of Intel grant and ISEA 2012 (International Symposium for Electronic Art)- Open to all Taos County students

2012-2013- HS Fall 2012 – UNM Music Application, UNM Video Production

HS Spring 2013 – UNM Mixed Media, UNM Music Application, UNM Video Production, Culinary Arts

MS Fall -1 -  Music Application, Video Production, Culinary Arts

MS Fall 2 – Performance, Mixed Media, Photography, Science Lab, Culinary Arts (Salsa Business/ Entrepreneurship)

MS Spring 1 – Dance, Dichronic Glass/Jewelry, Performance, Science Lab,

MS Spring 2 - Music Application, Video Production, Creative Writing, Environmental Studies, Dance

GROW (TCF grant)(Farm to Table grant)

 

2013-2014 - HS Fall 2013 – UNM Music Application, UNM Video Production, UNM Mixed Media Arts

HS Spring 2014 – UNM Mixed Media, UNM Music Application, UNM Video Production, Culinary Arts, UNM Green Technology

MS Fall -1 -  Music Application, Video Production, Dance, Photography, Science Lab, Performance, Theatrical Set Design, Game Design

MS Fall 2 – Video Production, Performance, Photography, Sustainable Science, Culinary, Theatrical Set Design, Game Design

MS Spring 1 – Eco-Couture, clay workshops, Media Literacy, Performance, Science Lab, I Museum (Harwood), Fitness and Nutrition

MS Spring 2 – Culinary Arts, Video Production, Eco-Couture, Music, FIT Taos Environmental Studies, Health and Nutrition

GROW (TCF grant)(Farm to Table grant), Technology in Journalism (Century Link grant), Environmental Studies. (TCF grant and Subaru Healthy Sprouts grant) – Afternoon classes open to all Taos County Students

Summer 2014- Financial Literacy (including budgeting, cost of college, credit cards, predatory lending, and avoiding financial mistakes)  Funded by TCF - Open to all Taos County students

 

2014-2015 – HS Fall 2014 – UNM Culinary Arts, UNM Photography, Storytelling, Post Apocalyptic Science, UNM Acting, UNM Music Application

HS Spring 2015- UNM Culinary Arts, Storytelling, UNM Painting and Drawing, Intro to Robotics, UNM Music Application, UNM Intro to Video

MS Fall 1 – Music (two classes), Solar Energy, Culinary Arts(two classes), Photography, Edventure (FIT Outdoor Education), Media Literacy, Intro to Video

MS Fall 2 – Music (two classes), Culinary, Photography, Dance, Sculpture and Painting, Intro to Video, Rock Climbing

MS Spring 1 – Music (two classes), Culinary, Intro to Aviation, Chorus, Sculpture and Painting, Intro to video, Acting, Archery

MS Spring 2 – Music, Culinary, Intro to Aviation, Chorus, Sculpture and Painting, Intro to video, Rock Climbing, Archery, Intro to Architecture, EdVenture (FITaos Outdoor Education)

 

2015-2016 – HS Fall 2015 – UNM Culinary Arts, UNM Photography, UNM Dinner Theater, New Media Art and Web Design, UNM Painting and Drawing, UNM Music Application, Archery

HS Spring 2016 – UNM Culinary Art, UNM Acting 120, Creative Writing, UNM Digital Music, UNM Music Application, Archery, Robotics

MS Fall 1- Music Application (two classes), Culinary Arts, Photography (two classes) Robotics, Arts and Crafts, Painting and Drawing, Cyber Art, Archery

MS Fall 2 - Music Application (two classes), Culinary Arts, Photography (two classes) Robotics, Theatrical Set Design, Introduction to Video,  Painting and Drawing, Cyber Art, Archery

2016-2017

HS Fall 2016 – UNM Culinary Arts, Broadcasting 101, UNM Community Theater, Digital Media Arts, UNM Painting and Drawing, UNM Art of Cinematography, UNM Music Application, Archery

HS Spring 2017 - UNM Culinary Arts, Broadcasting 101, UNM Acting, Digital Media Arts, UNM Painting and Drawing, UNM Music Application, Archery

MS Fall 1 – Music Application, Culinary Arts, Introduction to Photography, Robotics, Living Labyrinth, Community Theater, Cyber Arts, The Art of Cinematography, Broadcasting 101, Archery

MS Fall 2 – Music Application (Beginning and Intermediate), Culinary Arts, Robotics, Introduction to Painting and Drawing, Cyber Arts, The Art of Cinematography, Broadcasting 101, Archery

MS Spring 1 - – Music Application (Beginning and Intermediate), Culinary Arts, Robotics, Introduction to Nature Photography, Painting and Drawing, Cyber Arts, Introduction to Video Editing, Broadcasting 101, Archery

MS Spring 2 – Culinary Arts, Music Application (Beginning/Intermediate), 3-D Printing, Art Class, Introduction to Aviation, Cyber Art, Introduction to Video Production, Learn to DJ, Broadcasting, FITaos Edventures (Environmental Education), Archery
2020-2021

 Middle School STEM+Arts Institute Classes

                         Fall 2020 - Q2


Music Appreciation and Theory – taught by Jimmy Stadler– Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30-2:15. Students will learn about scales, keys, types of chords, music theory, etc. This class will focus on the progression of music and influences on culture. We will also focus on proper techniques.
Introduction to Video Production-taught by Skip Belyea - Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30-2:15. -Students learn basic film production skills - storyboarding, lighting, camera angles, and basic editing. This is a practical, hands on approach to television and film production.  Students will not only be instructed in how to operate equipment, camera, audio, lighting, but how to combine all these elements to create a completed project.

3D Design/Paper Sculptures -taught by Karin Moulton - Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30-2:15.- - Students will create and assemble one art project each week using mainly paper to build their artwork.  Learn about symmetry, design structures, and engineering techniques.  Add your own unique creativity and ideas to create useful art pieces such as pop-up monster cards, pyramids, mobiles, and treasure boxes.  Most art supplies are included with the class.  Just pick them up from campus the first week of class! After 1st week some art supplies will be available for pick at Taos Academy. Email will be sent when this available.

Introduction to Fencing - taught by Moses Mills - Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30-2:15. In the class, participants will gain a better understanding of the basics of fencing such as eye-hand coordination, footwork, and blade work. Through the training, students will be prepared to showcase their skills. This class will allow students to be active, compete with respect, and fencing will improve strategy. This class is open to high school.
Introduction to Photography -taught by Heather Sparrow- Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:15-4:00 Having one of the greatest impacts on society in the digital age, IMAGES SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS! Introduction to photography introduces you to the art of photographic image making and printing.  You will learn to see and appreciate light in a new way,learn to see and design shapes in the frame, understand and employ photographic terms as well as critique one another's work.
Science Explorations - taught by Laura Tenorio - Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:15-4:00.  Can a drinking straw save the world? Learn skills and ways to apply Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) to real-life situations. Make your own solutions to community problems, and learn about STEM careers using drones, straws, and anything we can get our hands on to make STEM come alive!  This is not a class for competition.  There is a club if you want to compete in a science fair.
Drawing - taught by Giovanna Papponetti - Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:15-4:00. What are your favorite places in town? Let artist Ms. Giovanna show you how to draw, in black and white, what you love about Taos using pencil and charcoal to bring your art to life in a style all your own. This is an online class. You can use the internet to do your research.  Some materials will be provided. Sign up and get drawing!

Culinary Arts 7th-12th—taught by Liana Hoffman– Mondays and Wednesdays 2:15 - 4:00. Class is an experiential class where students learn how to combine flavors and ingredients in order to fully express their creativity. We will focus on technical skills and foundational techniques throughout the class to help you become a truly great chef. 
Yearbook 7th-12th -taught by Bre Messerole- Tuesdays 2:45 - 4:00.  Yearbook  gives you experience in print media publishing. Join if you want to experience photography, page design and layout, and creative writing. Help Taos Academy capture the memories of the 20-21 school year, and you will be making history by recording history. This class will begin on October 20 and end on March 12th, 2021.

   High School STEM+Arts Institute Classes

                      Fall 2020 - Q2/S1
Music Appreciation and Theory – taught by Jimmy Stadler– TBA based on class needs Students will learn about scales, keys, types of chords, etc. This class will focus on the progression of music and influences on culture. We will also focus on proper techniques. All instruments welcome. 

Introduction to Photography -taught by Heather Sparrow- TBA- Arranged with instructor Having one of the greatest impacts on society in the digital age, IMAGES SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS! Introduction to photography introduces you to the art of photographic image making and printing.  You will learn to see and appreciate light in a new way,learn to see and design shapes in the frame, understand and employ photographic terms as well as critique one another's work.
Introduction to Fencing - taught by Moses Mills - Monday and Wednesday  12:30 - 2:15. In the class, participants will gain a better understanding of the basics of fencing such as eye-hand coordination, footwork, and blade work. Through the training, students will be prepared to showcase their skills. This class will allow students to be active, compete with respect, and fencing will improve strategy. This class is open to high school.

STEM Research & Development - taught by Laura Tenorio - Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:15-4:00.  Can a drinking straw save the world? Learn skills and ways to apply Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) to real-life situations. Make your own solutions to community problems, and learn about STEM careers using drones, straws, and anything we can get our hands on to make STEM come alive!  

Culinary Arts 7th-12th—taught by Liana Hoffman– Mondays and Wednesdays 2:15 - 4:00. Class is an experiential class where students learn how to combine flavors and ingredients in order to fully express their creativity. We will focus on technical skills and foundational techniques throughout the class to help you become a truly great chef.

Yearbook 7th-12th -taught by Bre Messerole- Tuesdays 2:45 - 4:00.  Yearbook  gives you experience in print media publishing. Join if you want to experience photography, page design and layout, and creative writing. Help Taos Academy capture the memories of the 20-21 school year, and you will be making history by recording history. This class will begin on October 20 and end on March 12th, 2021.

High School 2nd Quarter STEM + Art Institute: Second quarter STEM offerings will be available for registration beginning Monday, October 5th, 2020.All classes are one elective credit and grades are posted on transcripts. All classes follow Taos Academy policies. Parents need to provide materials for students. Last Day to drop a class is October 28th, 2020 and must be done in writing to Ms. Jamie Lucero-Martinez -no exceptions. jlucero-martinez@taosacademy.org Please register by email to Cruz Duran cduran@taosacademy.org . Materials fees will be $10 please pay at the front office. This will assist in covering some materials cost for classes or help repair borrowed equipment.

*STEM Instructors may drop students for low participation with two written notices to parents/students. No instructor initiated student drops will be made after November 9th, 2020.

Videos STEM Research and Development
3D Paper Sculpture
Photography
Intro to Video
Music