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Roycemore Mini Courses

Roycemore School is now offering Mini Courses this winter to help students gain experience in areas that are fun, interesting, challenging, and creative. These new online options are available for 4th grade students all the way through to 12th grade. Topics include stop motion animation, Adobe photoshop, stories on stage, and wearable technology. In these courses, students will enhance their design skills, writing skills, public speaking skills, problem solving skills, and overall creative skills. Winter Mini Courses start in January. Check out all the details below.

Our Mini Courses Start in January

Options for 4th through 12th Grade

Winter Courses Available

Adobe: Stop Motion Video

  • Grade

    4th – 8th

  • Dates and Times

    Days: Tuesdays: Jan. 5th (intro/ check in), Jan. 12 to Feb. 2

    Times: 5:00-6:00pm + Live Film Festival?

  • Course Description

    Lights, camera, action! Learn about stop motion animation artists and the different materials and techniques they use to create characters, backgrounds, and movement. Create your own stop motion movie complete with sound effects and plot twists! Use your imagination to bring your story to life! 9:00am-11:00am + Live Film Festival; includes one-year student account with access to Adobe Creative Cloud (a $240 value)

Adobe: Surreal Compositing

  • Grade

    5th – 9th

  • Dates and Times

    Days: Tuesdays: Feb. 16 to March 9

    Times: 5:00-6:00 pm

  • Course Description

    Fun with Photoshop learn how to combine multiple pictures to create surreal images that tell stories through fantasy or dreamlike imagery. includes one-year student account with access to Adobe Creative Cloud (a $240 value).

Stories on Stages

  • Grade

    5th - 12th

  • Dates and Times

    Days: Mondays: Jan. 11, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 22 & Mar. 1

    Time: 5:00 p.m.

  • Course Description

    Do you like telling stories? Maybe you are uncomfortable speaking in front of large groups of people? We all tell stories. Discover your own unique style of storytelling. Learn useful tools and techniques for telling your true personal stories with skill, humor, and confidence. We will use the curriculum from the Moth (moth.org) as our inspiration to tell stories that engage and delight an audience. Ms. Wilson will teach you how to make your story ready for telling to an audience. Bring a desire to boost your confidence as a public speaker and storyteller. Celebrate: At the end of the six-week session, we will record the final stories for an online storytelling celebration. The class does not require a lot of writing. We will do “social drafting” by outlining and rehearsing our stories out loud for each other. Requirements: A computer with wifi with email and zoom capability is required.

Wearable Technology

  • Grade

    5th - 12th

  • Dates and Times

    Date: Saturdays: Jan. 30, Feb. 6, Feb. 20, and Feb. 27.

    Times: 4:00 p.m.

  • Course Description

    Developed in collaboration with Dr. John Rogers at Northwestern University, a pioneer in wearable technology, this course will provide students with the opportunity to ask questions about their own physiology, collect data by wearing state-of-the-art sweat patches, and then analyze this data to learn about the unique ways in which their body works. Sweat contains a wealth of information about a person’s physiology, but has been neglected as a resource for non-invasive health monitoring. Recent advances in wearable sweat sensors have overcome many of the difficulties in sweat data, and these sensors now offer easy access to information about the dynamics of our bodies. They will help ring in a new era of personalized healthcare.

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If you’re ready to be a part of our fun Mini Courses click on the button below to register. 

Did You Know?

At Roycemore School we also offer camps and courses from summer to year long activities. Our programs provide students with extensive courses that will allow them to enhance and strengthen their skills. From Summer camps to virtual courses, mini courses, and course credit classes as well. During the summer, Camp Griffin and Inspiration Factory are one of our most popular and long standing camps at Roycemore where students are challenged to think outside the box while completing hands-on activities. Visit our website to learn more about our summer camps and virtual courses.