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Bluesinschools Canton Blues in Schools
Subject area: Music

City-wide HS band learning blues and performing in concert around the area. Culminating in performance at Canton Blues Festival

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Dec_175 Musical Coutures:The Singer and the Song
Subject area: Music

[From the OpenUniversity.]
This is a broad ranging introductory look at performance, composition, and the cultural and ethnic context of different musical traditions.

The learning pathway starts by following a student training to sing in the classical opera tradition. The vocal production techniques, and emotional and language repertoires, are looked at through the example of the Countess’s tragic aria in Mozart's ‘Marriage of Figaro’. Continuing the exploration of Western classical music the pathway includes an introduction to German Lieder (‘songs’), which shows how Schubert set Goethe’s poems to music. The pathway takes a change in direction to explore the tradition of English...

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Improv Improv Camp
Subject area: Undetermined

In collaboration with Something Dada Improv and headed by a founding cast member, Russ Stich, this camp is great for both new students of improv as well as veteran performers! Students will explore the basic concepts of improvisational theater with an emphasis on the theatrical and audience-interactive aspects. This two-week workshop will be highly focused on creating a completely improvised performance based on suggestions from a live audience. It’s a guaranteed comedy blast!

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Notes: Beck Center is pleased to collaborate with Lakewood High School to offer four exciting summer camps for high school credit through the Credit Flex program. Classes marked with a will be eligible for credit. A fourth class, “Poetry Slam,” is being developed.

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Yale_revolution The American Revolution
Subject area: Social Studies

The American Revolution entailed some remarkable transformations--converting British colonists into American revolutionaries, and a cluster of colonies into a confederation of states with a common cause--but it was far more complex and enduring then the fighting of a war. As John Adams put it, "The Revolution was in the Minds of the people... before a drop of blood was drawn at Lexington"--and it continued long past America's victory at Yorktown. This course will examine the Revolution from this broad perspective, tracing the participants' shifting sense of themselves as British subjects, colonial settlers, revolutionaries, and Americans. This Yale College course, taught on campus twice...

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National Security and Counter-intelligence
Subject area: Social Studies

Georgetown University
Jul 22 - 29, 2012

The 9/11 attacks have shaped U.S. foreign and national security policy like nothing else since Pearl Harbor. You will learn how policies enhance the security of Americans in the post-9/11 world; how the United States prevents foreign adversaries from gaining access to national security information; and how intelligence information is collected, analyzed, and disseminated. This course brings together unparalleled government and international relations resources from the Georgetown network to explore security and counterintelligence issues.

Core Topics Covered*

Homeland security
The United States and the Middle East
Cyber...

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Notes: Download this brochure for program details, and for other topic areas of Georgetown Institutes: http://kbpublisher.gu-scs.com/kb_file/2012_Georgetown_SummerHS_Brochure.pdf

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Stanford_robotics Introduction to Robotics
Subject area: Science

An iTunesU course from Stanford University. There are 16 lessons. From iTunes: "The purpose of this course is to introduce you to basics of modeling, design, planning, and control of robot systems. In essence, the material treated in this course is a brief survey of relevant results from geometry, kinematics, statics, dynamics, and control. Topics: robotics foundations in kinematics, dynamics, control, motion planning, trajectory generation, programming and design." http://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/introduction-to-robotics/id384233063

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Pltw_partners_block Project Lead The Way
Subject area: Science

It's a classroom that's unlike any other you've experienced. A space filled with the latest design software, advanced materials and cutting-edge equipment. It's a place that's buzzing with project-based assignments, like programming robots and analyzing DNA samples. Where facts and figures are turned into ingenuity and inventiveness.

EXPLORE THE INNOVATION ZONE

It's collaborative. It's creative. It's critical thinking. And it's all centered on the most vital fields of learning and essential professions needed in the world today and tomorrow.

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Notes: PLTW works with schools and districts to support the implementation of effective Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education programs. The Guide to Getting Started provides information on each of PLTW’s three programs: Gateway To Technology (GTT) -- middle schools Pathway To Engineering (PTE) -- high schools Biomedical Sciences Program (BMS) -- high schools Teachers and administrators check here: http://www.pltw.org/getting-started/getting-started Is there a PLTW school near you? Probably: http://www.pltw.org/getting-started/school_locator

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Khan_algebra Algebra I via Khan Academy
Subject area: Math

This is the original Algebra playlist on the Khan Academy and is where Sal continues to add videos that are not done for some other organization. It starts from very basic algebra and works its way through algebra II. This is the best algebra playlist to start at if you've never seen algebra before. Once you get your feet wet, you may want to try some of the videos in the "Algebra I Worked Examples" playlist.

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Notes: At this writing, don't have a specific example of an Ohio student getting credit flex credits via khan academy. However, it is pretty clear that many students can learn Algebra via Khan, and learn it well and perhaps more easily. It looks like Khan also has an iPad app for viewing its content. You might like to try that. For most students, Khan may perhaps best be a supplement to learning Algebra one week at a time, over the normal pace in a classroom of your peers. But for a few students, for a number of reasons, do it yourself might be best.

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Learn_and_serve Service Learning
Subject area: Undetermined

Service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates community service with instruction and reflection. Through service-learning, you can apply what you learn in the classroom to better your community.

Check out how these high-schoolers were able to make a difference through service-learning—we think this makes them Very Inspirational People.

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Notes: Filed this under "Courses" though we should probably add below a separate section for service learning, internships, camps, etc. We'll see. None of the examples in this list are actually in Ohio right now, and none approved as CF projects. But you can use them to incite your imagination, and add your own to the Projects list above.

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Computational Science and Engineering Using Java
Subject area: Business & Tech

From the Virtual High School Global Consortium (VHS)

Level: Honors
Course Description: This course is an introduction to computational science, an interdisciplinary method of scientific inquiry. Students will develop a working knowledge of Java, the most important new computer language to arise in the last decade. Students will also gain experience with the fundamental ideas of calculus and its application in science and engineering. The emphasis of the course is scientific programming, and not simply learning Java. The Java language is used as a tool in building mathematical models that are of interest to scientists and engineers. Evaluation: Each student will receive a grade on the...

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Notes: While I wouldn't wish JAVA on anyone, it is the language of Android apps and much more. This course is approved by iLearnOhio. It's also $450, so not for everyone.

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Sheikh_tuhin_save_environment AP Environmental Science - UN-L ISHS
Subject area: Science

iLearnOhio lists six or more environmental science AP courses; I highlighted this one because, at $210 + textbook, its up to 1/4 the price of the others.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Independent Study High School

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Notes: If you have any experience with the iLearnOhio courses, even at a distance, go ahead and add something here. Once we get a few more courses up here, we'll add voting of some kind. Also, $350-$1000 is a dealbreaker for most students, so if you can contribute cheap alternatives, even better!

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Joystick_black_red_petri_01 Game Design -Aventa Learning
Subject area: Undetermined

This course will introduce students to the basic skills necessary for game design. They will study the
various games in the industry and analyze their approach in terms design and development. The
student will explore the processes and art of making game elements like story, levels, sound, user
interfaces, and levels. This analysis will include an orientation to the gaming market and innovative
techniques’ impact on it. Finally, the student will merge all these elements into a functional
prototype showing their understanding of the game design process.

Syllabus: http://ilearnohio.org/uploads/Aventa_Learning_Web_Design_syllabus.pdf

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Notes: After completing the course, students will be able to: - Explain the different types of games - Build analytical thinking towards usage of game elements - Develop game play innovation principles - Express ideas clearly in writing - Integrate storytelling and game play elements - Develop a visually appealing user interface - Design sound for ambience and to announce special events in a game - Create fictional realities in games - Portray an idea in an industry-acceptable manager - Interpret and apply data from original game design documents - Build the aesthetics of interactive systems

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Gsva-logo Teen Journey - Granville School of the Visual Arts
Subject area: Art

The GSVA Teen Journey Program, for 7th to 12th grade students with credit flex option, is a three part chronological series composed of GSVA Journey, The Art of the Self-Portrait, GSVA Journey, DreamWorlds and GSVA Journey360°. Each ten week series is a theme-based approach to building knowledge about and through the arts in a studio environment with art production in various mediums. As an end event, each young artist collaborates in designing, installing, curating and hosting an exhibition of their own work.

Teens, 7th – 12th grade, are eligible for high school credit. Many of our students take GSVA Teen Journey for high school art credit under the flexible credit provision of Ohio...

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Ballet_met Ballet Met Columbus - Summer Intensives
Subject area: Dance/Drama/Theater Arts

ABOUT THE CURRICULUM
The Academy of BalletMet offers students the opportunity to develop as dancers and artists with the
distinguished summer faculty headed by Artistic Director, Gerard Charles, and Academy Director, Susan
Brooker. Guest teachers will include Hisham Omardien, Rebecca Rodriguez, Ballet Masters of BalletMet
and members of the BalletMet year-round faculty.

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Notes: Training with experienced professional faculty who have consistent interaction with students Intensive ballet-based program with a rich, varied curriculum that includes contemporary dance styles Interaction and instruction from professional dancers Development of technical understanding and strength Improved mind/body connection and deepened self-awareness Professional atmosphere in which dance training and education are the primary goals Access to seven spacious, fully equipped studios with state-of-the-art flooring

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Bible_literacy The Literature of the Bible: The Bible as Literature and as an Influence on Language and Literature
Subject area: English 11

No other book or source has had as much impact on our everyday language as the Bible. It's images, stories and speech are alluded to constantly in the nation's newspapers.

This course is an academic study of selected narratives, characters, discourses, proverbs, and poetry from the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) and a literary overview of the New Testament.

The course demonstrates the literary qualities of the Bible. It also shows clearly how a basic knowledge of the characters, themes, and motifs of the Bible are important for understanding Western literature.

An additional feature of the course is the impact translations of the Bible have had on the English language itself.

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Notes: Used in over 540 schools in 43 states, the text, "The Bible and Its Influence", is actually suitable for several courses. Students/teachers may wish to work out a CF plan which focuses on either the literary, cultural, or historic aspects of the biblical sources. A variety of resources are available for planning and proposing your course, you might start here: http://www.bibleliteracy.org/site/Resources/index.htm

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Photofarm Art & Environment at the Wexner Center for the Arts
Subject area: Art

Are you eco-conscious and interested in contemporary art? Are you in 11th or 12th grade and do you want to pursue your independent interests on campus at The Ohio State University? Think about coming to the Wexner Center Wednesday afternoons August 22, 2012 – January 9, 2013 from 1:30 – 4:00 PM to explore contemporary art and see how artists, scientists, and activists are working to protect our natural environment. Students meet and interview contemporary artists involved in Wexner Center projects and take field trips to environmental research and service sites around Columbus as well as further afield. Students’ final art work will be exhibited at the Center from Dec 13 – Jan 2. Art &...

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Notes: Applications are due MAY 1st! “The Art & Environment course is an excellent example of a relevant, rigorous and engaging learning opportunity that can serve as a flexible credit option,” commented Nancy Pistone, consultant in the office for curriculum and instruction at the Ohio Department of Education.

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Embhssclogo Exxon Mobile Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp
Subject area: Science

Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr., the first African American to walk in space, will offer more than 1,000 middle school students a chance to participate in interactive science and math camp programs at 20 college campuses nationwide this summer with support from the ExxonMobil Foundation.

Students attending the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camps will test and develop their engineering and science prowess during daily activities that emphasize development of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills.

“The Harris Foundation is proud to offer kids a rewarding way to beat the summer brain drain,” said Dr. Bernard Harris, Jr., founder and president, The Harris...

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Notes: Applications are due May 1. The Ohio 2012 camp will be held at Central State University. Students must • Be members of a traditionally underserved and underrepresented population; • Be entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade in the fall of 2012 http://www.theharrisfoundation.org/sitecontent/565/summer-science-camp/category/457/education.aspx Watch a video with astronaut Bernard Harris here: http://www.exxonmobil.com/Corporate/community_math_harris.aspx The camp provides approximately 52 hours of advanced STEM study.

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Logo-smarthistory2 SmArtHistory at Khan Academy
Subject area: Art

Smarthistory.org is a free, not-for-profit, multi-media web-book designed as a dynamic enhancement (or even substitute) for the traditional art history textbook.

Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker began smARThistory in 2005 by creating a blog featuring free audio guides in the form of podcasts for use in The Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Soon after, we embedded the audio files in our online survey courses.

The response from our students was so positive that we decided to create a multi-media survey of art history web-book. We created audios and videos about works of art found in standard art history survey texts, organized the files stylistically and...

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Notes: In late 2011, SmArtHistory merged with Khan Academy. Hopefully, one result will be more of the online, independent exercises that Khan is becoming famous for. Meantime, KhanAcademy already faithfully logs the videos you watched and how much time each ran.

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Horse_farm Kessler Horse Farm
Subject area: Undetermined

Kessler Horse Farm is an alternative education program for high school students with emotional and behavioral challenges.

The unique learning environment at the Horse Farm supports credit recovery through small group instruction in a structured learning environment that allows students to have a flexible schedule. Program electives focus on topics related to horse care, horse training, animal anatomy, physiology and environmental issues.

The program is staffed with a team off highly qualified and licensed/certified staff who specialize in the delivery of educational services for students with emotional and behavioral challenges. Horse Farm staff work collaboratively with families...

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Notes: Students enrolled at Kessler Horse Farm must be in high school grades nine through 12. A student enrolled in the Horse Farm typically: • has a medical condition that precludes a full-day schedule • does not function successfully in a traditional school setting • has grades well below projected levels • is frequently late or has excessive absences • has a history of family or personal problems • has issues with suspension/expulsion from school

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H1-logo Acting Camp
Subject area: Dance/Drama/Theater Arts

The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon
July 2-20; No class July 4; Mon-Fri; 3 weeks; 12:00 to 4:00 pm; Tuition: $355
Performances on July 21 & 23 at 7:30 pm

This intensive theater camp, headed by Russ Stich, is for students who are dedicated to developing their performance skills with experienced professionals. Focusing primarily on the comedic, students will work together as an ensemble to bring to life the hysterical production, The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon. Come join us and laugh as you learn!

http://www.beckcenter.org/arts-education/theater/

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Notes: Beck Center is pleased to collaborate with Lakewood High School to offer four exciting summer camps for high school credit through the Credit Flex program.

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Kelleys Kelley's Island Unique Ecocentric Summer Educational Experience
Subject area: Science

"Kelleys Island is a nature lover’s playground. The landscape is carved by massive sheets of ice, and it’s peppered with hundreds of species of birds and rare plants, like the rock elm and northern bog violet. This summer, it will also be a classroom.

Through a partnership with a group of anthropologists and scientists, the island’s new Great Lakes Field Station will host a series of hands-on, weeklong courses for high school students who want to enjoy island life while earning school credit."

The Kelleys Island Local School District is offering a unique ecocentric summer educational experience through the creation of the GREAT LAKES FIELD STATION AT KELLEYS ISLAND. As a start-up,...

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Question Ohio Summer Academies
Subject area: Undetermined

SB 311 appropriated $3.5 million to "support up to ten regional summer academies that focus on foreign language, science, mathematics, engineering, and technology and prepare eleventh and twelfth grade students enrolled in public or chartered nonpublic schools to pursue college-level foreign language, mathematics, science, technology, and engineering, with a focus on secondary teaching in these disciplines. Successful completion of these academics shall result in dual high school and college credits."

We've identified a couple of these academies here; if you know more, help!

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Engineering Summer Academy
Subject area: Science

The Engineering Summer Academy is a three-week program consisting of 72 hours of classroom and laboratory instruction (Monday through Saturday). Students are expected to devote their study hours to the mental discipline of a concentrated academic experience.

The academic experience includes problem solving and introduction to computer systems, including CAAD, spreadsheets, and editors. The course, Engineering H191.02, includes methods of problem solving, algorithmic development, and introduction to three-dimensional orthographic and pictorial visualization and presentation.

To be selected for this program, students must have completed their junior year in high school. Additionally,...

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Upmc_logo UPMC Cancer Institutes Summer Academy
Subject area: Science

The fourth annual UPCI High School Summer Academy will provide students (national and local) with eight weeks of didactic and experiential learning at three different locations:
UPCI Summer Academy 2011

- The University of Pittsburgh Hillman Cancer Center, Shadyside Campus
- The Departments of Biomedical Informatics and Computational and Systems Biology
- The Magee–Womens Research Institute - Women’s Cancer Research Center

Doris Duke Foundation Academy for Clinical Research (DDF-ACR) integrates five established summer high school programs at the University of Pittsburgh (UP). As such it is one of nine sites in the country that provides unique opportunities for promising...

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Notes: Content varies by research site. Partial curriculum for Hillman site included: • Chapter 1. Biology Review. The Body / Organ systems, Anatomy, Physiology, The Cell Goals of Cancer Research, Lab Organization, Scientific Method, (provide handouts for lab math) Cell biology: DNA, Genes, Genetics, Proteins, Transcription, Translation, ATP • Chapter 2. Overview of Cancer. 2.1 Where do tumors arise, 2.2 Specialized cells, 2.4 Cancer Progress, 2.5 Monoclonal • Chapter 2.6. Cancer etiology and epidemiology (2.6, - 2.11), Clinical/ Epidemiologic. 2.6 Frequency in human populations. 2.7 Lifestyle risks, 2.8 chemical agents, Carcinogens vs. Mutagens, Ames test • Chapter 3. Tumor Viruses. 3.2 Transformation, 3.3 RSV, 3.6 Integration, 3.8 src, 3.9, 3.12. Transfection. • Chapter 4. Oncogenes. 4.3 Oncogenes discovered, 4.4 Proto-oncogenes, 4.5 myc oncogene, 4.6 changes that make oncogenes • Chapter 5. Growth Factors. 5.1 cell-cell signaling, 5.2 Kinases, 5.3 Growth factors, 5.4 Growth Factor

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Coursera Coursera
Subject area: Multiple

Coursera is not ONE course, but an entire site of univertiy level classes from places like Stanford, Princeton, Penn. Many are not for the faint-of-heart, and for most students will be above HS level. However some may be accessible, so have a go.

From "A History of the World since 1300" through "Gamification" to "Vaccines", there might be something for you.

Teachers: If you approve a particular Coursera course, please add it individually as an "Approved" Course.

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Notes: Video introductions to most of the courses can also be found here: http://www.youtube.com/user/CourseraVideos

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223971136_326f507437 Latin for Homeschoolers
Subject area: Foreign Language

Don't have the opportunity to learn Latin at your school? Want to learn the base of our western languages, still used in law, medicine, biology, botany, history and more? This tutoring service originally designed for home-schoolers should also be perfect for credit-flex students.

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