By Molly Muller
Summer Experience Director
April 22, 2019
In addition to teaching fantastic students during the year, one of my favorite parts of working at Forest Ridge is getting to be the Director of our Summer Experience program. While some teachers may enjoy their summers away from school, I get to spend four weeks at Forest Ridge working with teachers and welcoming our summer students.
Forest Ridge Summer Experience offers classes for kids (yes, there are boys here in the summer!) entering grades two-twelve. We design unique classes that engage students in learning, personal exploration, experimentation, and play. Some of our 2019 course offerings include: girls’ leadership, personal finance, digital storytelling, and Harry Potter: Wizards on the Ridge.
Most of our classes are taught by Forest Ridge teachers, which gives our students the opportunity to learn from teachers and experience what it’s like to be in a Forest Ridge classroom. For teachers, the classes provide the opportunity to test projects that they might use in their class or indulge a personal passion. We also partner with local non-profits to provide unique classes. For the past few years, we have partnered with Rainy Day Cooking to provide cooking and baking classes and Little Hands Creations for arts and sewing. In 2019, we have two new partnerships that we are really excited about. We will be offering two Girls Who Code classes. Girls Who Code is a national leader in closing the gender gap in STEM fields by exposing girls to coding and helping them see that we need to leave behind perfection in favor of bravery. Similarly, we’ll be working with the Seattle chapter of ChickTech to offer a robotics class for younger girls. Girls in this class will also be able to use Rosie, who is our Forest Ridge NAO Robot.
To learn more about the Summer Experience program, please our page on the FR website or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions!
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