Paper forms will be provided to complete registration for the enrichment classes.
When the form is ready it will be provided to parents.
If not received, email Lori Nixon at firstname.lastname@example.org for the link to the form.
Additionally paper copies will be available in LEARNS office in S-1. The following are the steps to complete the paper copy LEARNS Class Selection Grid or download the document Directions For Filling Out Class Selection Grid
For each time block that your student plans to attend LEARNS each day, a first and second choice must be circled and ranked. The only exception is the third block which has only one choice. For example, if your student is attending LEARNS Monday through Friday, your student should circle and rank two choices in each block from 3:10-6:00. Please note, students are not allowed to leave campus and come back. If your student selects classes for the second block, they must also have selected classes for the first block as well. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Finish the online signup or Return the Class Selection Grid in person with the rest of the completed enrollment paperwork on your registration date.
PLEASE NOTE: All classes are filled based on a lottery system. There are no guarantees that your student will receive their first choice of classes. Once classes have been set and distributed to students, there will be NO changes made.
Your student will receive their new enrichment class schedule 1-2 weeks after signup.
King LEARNS After School Schedule
3:05-3:15: Check-in @ S1
3:15-4:30: Program 1
4:30-4:45: Snack @ Dining Commons
4:45-5:45: Program 2
5:45-6:00pm: Sign-out @ S-1
2:12-2:30: Check-in @ S1
2:30-4:00: Program 1
4:00-4:15: Snack @ Dining Commons
4:15-5:45: Program 2
5:45-6:00pm: Sign-out @ S-1
King LEARNS Program Descriptions Winter 2017 (January 3 – March 31)
Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 3:15-5:45 & Wednesday 2:30-5:45
Located in the King Library, students are able to have a quiet, focused place to work on their assignments or get lost in a book! Computers are available for educational programs everyday except Friday.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER (ELL) TUTORIAL
Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 3:15-4:30 & Wednesday 2:30-4:00
This tutoring is designed with students who speak a language other than English as their first language, but is not strictly for these students. Students are able to receive help with homework in the student’s first language.
BRIDGING BERKELEY: MATH TUTORING
Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 3:15-5:45 & Wednesday 2:30-5:45
Bridging Berkeley is a math mentoring program that matches UC Berkeley Work Study students and volunteers with Berkeley middle schoolers. Bridging Berkeley mentors work one-on-one with students to explore math concepts and inspire youth to pursue their college dreams!
KEYBOARDING & TYPING
Tuesday/Thursday 4:45-5:45 & Wednesday 4:15-5:45
Building your computer skills is vital for success in today’s high-tech world! Practice your typing skills with a trained instructor in our wonderful computer lab. Improve your speed and accuracy in order to take your academic and social lives to the next level.
ART & SCULPTURE (max 25 students)
Build basic drawing skills and turn those 2-dimensional creations into 3D objects! Use a variety of materials, explore Art History, and develop different perspectives during your art journey.
BLACK STUDENT UNION
Any student who feels connected to the Black experience is invited to join King’s Black Student Union! This will be a space to talk about everyday life, focus on bigger issues affecting the Black community, and of course– HAVE FUN! Mr. McIntyre’s room (#103) will serve as the homebase, but meetings may take place in other parts of campus or on field trips to important or influential sites.
DEBATE CLUB (max 15 students)
Join the debate club to develop the skills needed to be an effective communicator! Learn to research and build an argument from the ground-up, build your communication skills, and nurture your critical thinking. Practice debating with your fellow students and enjoy the satisfaction of arguing with a purpose!
DIGITAL MUSIC (max 15 students)
Learn how to compose your own music using the Garage Band recording program! Students will be working towards creating their own album and a school EP which will be available on Bandcamp & Soundcloud!
EDIBLE SCHOOL YARD: GARDEN EXPLORATION (max 10 students)
Come enjoy the Edible School Yard garden! Learn the inner-workings of making a successful garden, including preparing the soil, planting seeds, composting, and nurturing relationships with farm animals and insects.
EDIBLE SCHOOL YARD: ART & IMPROV IN THE KITCHEN (max 10 students)
This class will be all about making things up as we go. We’ll experiment with all kinds of improvisation – we may make poetry, music, drawings, paintings, dances, ceramics, or sculptures. And, of course, every class will involve food. Come with an open-mind and a willingness to try new things.
EMBROIDERY & FELTING (max 14 students)
What better way to spend an afternoon than learning to create embroidered masterpieces! We’ll learn a variety of embroidery techniques including chain stitch and cross stitch. We will also needle felt flat pieces and soft sculptures.
The Girls Inc. class will be a safe, nurturing space for students to express themselves freely, as a result cultivating personal development and empowerment from within. Lessons on mindfulness, empathy, compassion and learning how to rise above adversity will be emphasized. Students are encouraged to share their love of music, dance, and art (or whatever other passions they may have) with the class. The class will be taught by fellow King parent, Pia Navales, a seasoned after-school teacher who previously taught the Girls Inc. after-school class at King.
HIP-HOP DANCE (max 20 students)
Lead by instructors from the Destiny Arts Center in Oakland, Destiny Hip Hop classes are meant to be fun, but also build a respect for the art form. Students will learn the fundamentals and history of Hip Hop dance, while also developing their personal style, building community and increasing body awareness, choreography skills, and commitment. Students will learn basic to advanced moves and even have the chance to use their own creative process to add to pieces. Performance is key to an artist’s process, so a Destiny dance class will help students build the confidence necessary to perform and develop a respect for their history.
INTRO TO CODING
We will be using two different programs (Google CS and Khan Academy) to help expand students’ knowledge of computer programs and logic. Students will be able to progress to Khan Academy if they have taken Ms. Lind’s computer class, some other scratch programing experience, or have mastered the Google CS program. The class will be self-directed — emphasizing team building and peer-to-peer mentoring (much like most computer science jobs). Mr. Conley is not an expert, but he is enthusiastically looking forward to teaching this class.
KNITTING (max 12 students) Wednesday 2:30-5:30
Come learn the basics of knitting while you make an i-pod/cell phone case or a cute stuffed bunny. As you learn more knitting skills you can move on to hats, wrist cuffs, fingerless gloves and more! We’ll go over casting on, different stitch patterns decreasing, knitting in the round, and reading patterns. Learn at your own pace and knit the things that you’d like to wear!
MAGIC: THE GATHERING
Magic: The Gathering is a popular card game with elaborate cards and complex rules. Aldo & Ann will help students unfamiliar with the game, will match students of like ability, field questions, and settle disputes. Aldo also allows students to borrow starter decks, teaches valuable lessons of cooperation, and provides opportunities for social bonding. M:TG is not only a fun & exciting way to spend an afternoon, the game provides active engagement with politics, mathematics, geography, economics, and planning.
In Make It Club we MAKE, individually and in groups. Make It Club students create their own individual tracks for a single golf ball to travel. Then towards the end of the term we bring everyone’s track together to form a single huge amazing track for our golf ball to roll through. You can MAKE spirals, ramps, twists, turns, bridges, trap doors! Each session we use a new base material to create our unique set of tracks. It could be sticks, wood, cardboard… who knows? If you like to build crazy things that work, then this is the class for you!! Come meet the famous Barbie Head! It’s all about Craft, Engineering, Materiality, and Collaboration.
MONEY MADNESS (max 15 students)
Living in today’s world means we must make money to survive. This program is designed to spark an interest in understanding more about saving, making, spending, borrowing, and investing money. Play fun games, pick and track stocks, and get inspired to use your hard-earned money wisely!
PEN PALS AROUND THE WORLD
The best way to learn about the world is to travel. Since we can’t afford to go around Planet Earth, the next best way is to TALK to people from around the world. We will be writing and sending letters to people around the globe. We will be doing it the old fashion way, with actual mail (so yes, you will get stamps from around the world). Make friends, learn about the world, and have fun!
PHOTOGRAPHY **Digital Camera or Smart Phone Required** (max 15 students each)
Photography classes will be taught by fellow King parent, Pia Navales, a seasoned professional photographer and after-school teacher. To see samples of Pia’s work, visit her website www.piafoto.com
BEGINNING: T/Th – 3:15-5:45
Learn basic and advanced digital photography skills from a seasoned professional photographer. In this class, students will learn how to: compose and edit their digital images taken from their own smart phone cameras; help put their subjects at ease in front of a camera to look their natural best; photograph an event in a photojournalistic style; photograph portraits; photograph food and still life, as well as landscapes and architecture; work with natural light to get the most aesthetically pleasing images; photograph school events at King; and much, much more!
ADVANCED: Wednesday- 2:30-5:45
This class will be tailored for either 2nd year digital photography students who were in King’s LEARNS’ after-school photography class last year, or for students who demonstrate advanced knowledge of photography. We’ll focus on developing advanced editing skills, do in-depth research of professional photographers, learn how to identify and cultivate the students’ individual photographic style, learn marketing skills to start a freelance photography business (including how to write business proposals), and much, much more!
PUBLIC SPEAKING (max 15 students)
This program is for all students looking to improve their ability to speak in front of a group. Build your communication skills, develop confidence that will spread throughout your school work and into your future working life, and become a better listener as you support your fellow students during their presentations.
ROLE-PLAYING GAMES (R.P.G.)
Monday 3:15-5:45 & Wednesday 2:30-5:45
What better way to make friends than by working together to escape a trap-filled dungeon or to foil the evil wizard’s plan to destroy your kingdom? Do you want to be a crafty ninja, a raging barbarian, a gun-toting sharpshooter, or a powerful sorcerer with the power to alter reality? Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and Dungeons & Dragons let you create your OWN mythical hero in a perilous world fraught with monsters and magic. Roll dice; describe your actions; go on adventures to earn experience points (XP) that make your hero more and more powerful! Ambitious students can take turns being “game masters,” running the game and crafting the worlds, stories, devious traps, and villains the heroes encounter. You’ll be having too much fun to realize you’re learning creativity, leadership, teamwork, mathematics, and problem-solving. Also do creative writing about your adventures to earn extra XP. Join “The Guild” today!
SEWING (max 6 students)
Learn how to sew with a sewing machine as you make a tote bag and your choice of a skirt or pillowcase. We will go over how to thread and use a sewing machine, how to choose and cut out fabric, various seam finishes and hemming. This class includes a field trip to a fabric store during the fourth week of class.
STREET ART W/ MR. JOSEPH
Monday & Thursday 3:15-5:45
Join Mr. Joseph in developing your artistic skills while learning about the fundamental elements of Hip-Hop! Learn the difference between Graffiti Art and vandalism; watch Street Art centered documentaries; learn to use airbrush, acrylic fabric paint, clothing dye, spray paint, & watercolor styles; design stencils and murals; and discover the connections between Street Art and music.
TEEN SCREEN (max 18 students)
Join Ms. Zemach each Wednesday to explore screenwriting and film production! Students will focus on writing a cinematic screenplay, and filming individual films and web series. This class is limited to 18 students who will commit to attending Teen Screen each week.
THEATER & PERFORMING ARTS (max 20 students)
Lead by instructors from the Destiny Arts Center in Oakland, Destiny Theater classes are for students who want to express themselves on the stage. Using movement and storytelling, students get to find their own voice and share their own story. Theater teaching artists will share stories and histories of different cultures to inspire students, and demonstrate theatrical techniques that will make them stronger performers and sharers. Whether silly or serious, Students will build bonds through the act of creating and acting together.
In this class, students will develop visual art techniques in a variety of media. Activities include portrait drawing with charcoal and graphite, cubist portraits using collage and painting, found object sculpture, figure drawing, still life drawing, illustration and comic strips, and bookmaking.
This is a creative writing program that includes all formats: stories, novels, poetry, songs, plays or screenplays. We will do writing in-class and provide space for students to share their work aloud if they choose to do so. We begin each class with the “flow writing” method which helps with writing of all kinds and helps develop each student’s unique, individual voice.
Monday 3:15-4:30, Wednesday 2:30-4:00, Friday 3:15-5:45
Want to hang out and play basketball, or get a kickball game going? Maybe you want to spend time at the mini-park? With your LEARNS staff leader, decide as a group what the Cobra Crew should do after school!
MTTHF 3:15-5:45 & Wednesday 2:30-5:45
Located in S1, the Game Room is a space for playing ping pong, foosball, board games, making friendship bracelets, or just socializing on our comfy couches.
All levels of experience welcome as you learn the art of skateboarding! Learn to stand, ride, do tricks, and be safe from an experienced instructor. ***Boards & helmets provided but feel free to bring your own!***
Beginning: Monday 3:15-4:30
Intermediate: Wednesday 2:30-3:30
Learn the fundamentals of tennis with Coach Carlton! Play against evenly matched opponents, develop your tennis skills, and have fun enjoying the fresh air!
This will be a Cross-Country & Track conditioning class primarily focused on maintaining and building cardio capacity and endurance in colder temps. Training will consist of road runs near and around our King campus progressing from 2-5 miles with various elevation changes. Adult and student leaders will accompany runners. Student must have permission slip on file in order to participate in off-campus runs.
YOGA & MINDFULNESS
This class will provide a space for students to intentionally move, breathe, relax, and restore. Each class will begin with a centering exercise and transition into a vinyasa flow, connecting and coordinating movement and breath. All physical abilities are welcome in this class. Students are asked to be willing to try to limit their talk during class in order to facilitate a quiet environment and limit distractions for all. Beginner yogis welcome!
Looking for more about sports? For additional information please open the sports page
Note: Students must be enrolled in the LEARNS program to participate in sports.