TEEN TRACKS

IEW® High School Essay Intensive with Andrew Pudewa

Shading with Wood Stain: Art Class with Kathy Klinge

Don’t Be Duped: Persuasion, Lying and Other Dangerous Political Skills with Nathan Oppman, Ed.D.

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IEW® HIGH SCHOOL ESSAY INTENSIVE WITH ANDREW PUDEWA

This year, Homeschool Iowa is pleased to partner with Institute for Excellence in Writing to offer a one-day High School Essay Intensive for our Teen Track.

Presented by IEW’s humorous and engaging director and master teacher, Andrew Pudewa, the High School Essay Intensive class provides immediate experience and inside tips toward high school essay writing, including:

Text analysis: Students will learn to employ strategies required in many college entrance exams or in response-to-literature prompts, including how to

  • thoughtfully read the provided text
  • evaluate the ideas presented
  • select facts or examples to support an author’s claims
  • identify stylistic or persuasive elements, such as word choice or appeals to emotion, which add power to the ideas

The college application personal essay: Students will choose the question, create the outline, and polish a final version. Participants will leave with

  • a clear concept of the task
  • their own outline for an actual personal essay
  • several new tricks and techniques to add to their repertoire

Open to all students regardless of their experience with IEW courses or methodology, this seminar also offers tools and tips for general composition skills. Come prepared to write a great deal during this six-hour class.

Parents are welcome to attend at a reduced cost.

For more information, visit the Institute for Excellence in Writing website HERE

 

DATE & TIME

Thursday, June 1, 2017
8:30AM – 3:30PM

LOCATION

Parkview Church
15 Foster Rd.
Iowa City, IA 52245

COST

Cost: $50.00/participant
(Save with the Early Registration price of $50 through May 11, 2017. After this date the regular registration price is $60.)

$25.00/Accompanying adult
(Save with the Early Registration price of $25 through May 11, 2017. After this date the regular registration price is $30.)

 

LUNCH

There will be a lunch break from approximately 12:15–1:00; students may bring a lunch, or go out and return promptly.

FOOD NEARBY

Jimmy John’s
2569 N Dodge St, Iowa City, IA 52245
Distance: 2.8 Miles (5 Minutes)

Joensy’s Restaurant
2563 N Dodge St, Iowa City, IA 52245
Distance: 2.8 Miles (5 Minutes)

McDonald’s
618 1st Ave, Coralville, IA 52241
Distance: 2.5 Miles (8 Minutes)

Burger King
550 1st Ave, Coralville, IA 52241
Distance: 2.7 Miles (9 Minutes)

Subway
2790 North Dodge Street, Iowa City, IA 52245
Distance: 3 Miles (8 Minutes)


SHADING WITH WOOD STAIN: ART CLASS WITH KATHY KLINGE

This fun class will use a ‘shading with stain’ technique on wood to create a 12×12 picture on a piece of pine.  The process will start with forming an idea and continue with preparing the wood, adding stain to create the image, and finish up with adding hardware to hang the finished piece.

This technique can be expanded upon and used to add designs to furniture and larger pieces of wood.  To further view examples, check out the Reality Daydream website where Bethany shows many beautiful tables that she has done using stain and a rag.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Kathy Klinge is a veteran art teacher and homeschool mom. She received her degree in art education from the University of Northern Iowa and has taught art in public, private, and homeschools, as well as community programs and nursing homes for many years. Kathy is married to Paul Klinge and mother of seven grown children. She lives in Waverly, Iowa.

CLASS TIPS

Because you will be working with stain, you may want to bring something to cover your clothing.  There will be old shirts available to wear if you prefer.

DATE & TIME

Friday, June 2, 2017
1:00 – 3:30PM

COST

$25 per NICHE member student

$30 per non-NICHE member student

LOCATION

Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center


DON’T BE DUPED: PERSUASION, LYING AND OTHER DANGEROUS POLITICAL SKILLS WITH NATHAN OPPMAN, Ed.D.

Political rhetoric is often considered boring.  It is often viewed as deceptive. Yet, year after year, it still seems to work. Do you ever wonder why? Why does it seem so effective when almost everyone would say they don’t trust it?    

Come join us for an interactive demonstration of how political speech works, where you get to be the speakers! Through video, speaking, and fun exercises students will be able to observe the affects different speech techniques have on their reactions and why political rhetoric is so effective.

The class will explore deception, setting a tone, manipulating an audience, persuasion, and other facets of communication.  We will talk about right and wrong methods of persuasion and how the same rhetoric that colors politics is part of our everyday life.  In addition, students will learn how understanding good communication and persuasion helps with studying and memory.

This class is NOT a lecture, it is fun and interactive and students should be prepared to participate.  Whether you are shy, outgoing, or somewhere in between this class is for you!

The larger the class the more fun it is, so, call a friend and come have a blast!

Students need to bring a notebook and writing utensil.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Nathan Oppman joined The FAMiLY LEADER in 2015 and currently serves as their Chief of Staff. He developed his interest in public policy through active involvement in campaigns, caucuses, and his local church in his home state of Iowa.

Nathan received a B.A. in Political Science, an M.A. in History, and an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Bob Jones University. Before joining the team at TFL, Nathan gained valuable public policy and worldview teaching experience as the Lectures and Student Intern Coordinator at the Family Research Council in Washington, DC. He also developed business and supervisory skills while working for two years in local branch management of a national car rental company.

During two of his graduate years, Nathan had the privilege of teaching History of Civilization discussion classes to several hundred undergraduate students. He also speaks to churches, conferences, school and college groups, and other groups regarding Christian citizenship, history, and developing scripturally sound public policy. He has a passion to encourage biblical thinking in our society and government.

Nathan’s interests include sports, historical reading, ministering at his local church, and spending time with his family. Nathan, his wife, Joy and their son, Henry reside in Des Moines, Iowa.

DATE & TIME

Saturday, June 3, 2017

9:30am – 12:00PM
LUNCH BREAK ON YOUR OWN

1:00 – 3:30PM

COST

$40 per NICHE member student

$50 per non-NICHE member student

LOCATION

Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center