Madison No. 1 Encore Course Offerings - Madison School District

2018-2019 Encore Course Offerings

5th Grade

Folk Art Around the World (semester)

This course takes a close look at specific world regions and the cultural art of  people in that geographic area.. Students will learn practical art skills while participating in art making from 8 different media studios, all in one classroom! We will utilize the Habits of Mind and explore Artistic Behaviors in our student centered learning approach.

Introduction to Dance (semester)

This is a beginning course that will touch on the basics for dance. You will focus on ballet, jazz, conditioning, and independent choreography. There will be performance opportunities within this class.

Introduction to Tap (semester)

This is a beginning course that will focus on basic skills in jazz and tap. This class will also cover technique, terminology, performance qualities and creation of dances. Participation in performances will be required.

P.E. (semester)

The students will be taught the skills, knowledge, and attitudes essential to participating in team sports, individual sports, power fitness, yoga, and cooperative games.  The classes will rotate through the units with both teachers.

Beginning Theatre (semester)

Develop your imagination and self-confidence by learning the art of acting, as well as discovering the techniques it takes to create a production. This class includes improvisational games and much more in a fun and creative learning environment.

Mixed Choir (year-long)

Open to all students who would like to sing and perform in choir concerts regardless of singing experience or grade level. Students will sing a variety of fun and interesting songs from all different styles, time periods and cultures as well as learn sight reading skills. Three mandatory school performances.

Beginning Violin (year-long)

This class is open to all students who would like to learn to play the violin. Students will learn the basics of violin playing, proper technique, hand positions, music reading, and care for instrument. Two mandatory performances.

Beginning 5th Grade Band (year-length) *Application Required*

Students will learn how to read and perform music while learning to play an instrument. They will be taught how to properly assemble and take care of their instruments. Students will also learn about composing and conducting music, musical notation, music history and various composers. They will also learn the history and development of their specific instrument, in addition to others. There are mandatory performances as part of being in this class.

Technology (semester)

5th grade technology is an introduction to technology at #1. This will include Google domain logins, Drive, creating folders and editing documents. Students will practise keyboarding to improve typing speed and accuracy.  We will explore how to safely navigate the Internet and conduct smart searches and Digital Citizenship. Photoshop is used to create various graphics and Storyjumper to create an online book. Google Sketchup and TinkerCAD are used to design 3D models. Coding is introduced along with the basics of Scratch. We never stop learning so anything new that is discovered will be included in the semester long course.

6th Grade

Technology (semester)

6th grade technology is a continuation of technology learning at #1. This includes Google skills such as Sheets, Draw and more detailed editing. Students continue to practise keyboarding to improve accuracy and speed. We take a look at copyright laws and plagiarism and how to cite various sources (Digital Citizenship).Tinkercad is used to design various 3D models. Coding, using Blockly, is continued with students creating games using Scratch. We never stop learning so anything new that is discovered will be included in the semester long course.

Introduction to Tap (semester)

This is a beginning course that will focus on basic skills in jazz and tap. This class will also cover technique, terminology, performance qualities and creation of dances. Participation in performances will be required.

Intermediate Tap (semester)

This course will continue to build on locomotor and non locomotor skills taught in beginning tap. This class is only offered to students who have previously completed beginning tap for a semester. Participation in performances will be required.

Advanced Tap (year-long) *Audition Required*

This class is for students that have already taken introduction to tap and had prior tap experience. The skill levels will increase and performances will be mandatory throughout the school year. Students will focus on jazz, tap, choreography and technique.

Introduction to Dance (semester)

This is a beginning course that will touch on the basics for dance. You will focus on ballet, jazz, conditioning, and independent choreography. There will be performance opportunities within this class.

Performance Dance (semester)

This class will focus on performance aspects and whole group choreography. Performances within class and at recitals will be mandatory. May explore a variety of dance styles and learn more intermediate dance skills.

Advanced Dance (year-long) *Audition Required*

This class will be a high-intensity dance class. Dancers will be required to perform in multiple events, while learning more advanced skills and techniques. Will explore and learn a wider variety of dance styles.

Beginning Theatre (semester)

Develop your imagination and self-confidence by learning the art of acting, as well as discovering the techniques it takes to create a production. This class includes improvisational games and much more in a fun and creative learning environment.

Advanced Acting (year-long) *Application Required*

Expand the development of your acting talents and directing skills in an enthusiastic and enjoyable classroom setting. Areas students will develop include creative expression, improvisation, and communication skills. Students will participate in evening productions throughout the school year.

Crew (year-long) *Application Required*

Learn the incredible side of behind the scenes fundamentals including sound, lighting, make-up, set building and overall creation of a production. Students will artistically develop promotional materials and design sets for shows, as well as participate in productions throughout the year. Will require after-school participation.

P.E. (semester)

The students will be taught the skills, knowledge, and attitudes essential to participating in team sports, individual sports, power fitness, yoga, and cooperative games.  The classes will rotate through the units with both teachers.

Photography (fall & spring semester)

Students will utilize their personal device to complete independent and group projects with a selected concentration in this non-traditional photography class.

Design Thinking (fall & spring semester)

This course will guide students through a structured approach to problem solving. Design challenges will be posed for individual and whole group solutions. Each art project will be the creative and innovative solution to these challenges.

Art 21 (fall semester only)

This is an introductory course to contemporary art looking at current art trends and practices for young artists. Students will develop technical skills in idea building, project planning, and presentations, using traditional and expressive art media.

Public Art & Me (fall semester only)

This course is a campus and community beautification program using mural making, small and large ceramic sculpture, installation, clay fixture, and kinesthetic art. Students will participate in a juried selection and collaborate for large art installations around our campus.  

Culinary Art (spring semester only)

Learn to work as a team in this collaborative art making studio course building marketing, branding, and presentation of food prep skills. Each student will have a complete body of work for a digital portfolio.

Ceramic Arts (spring semester only)

This is an introductory studio consisting hand building methods of construction. The course will include an examination of clay, glaze, decoration methods, and firing process. The emphasis of this course focuses on understanding and applying the aesthetics, processes, form, and function of the ceramics art form.

Beginning Violin (year-long)

This class is open to all students who would like to learn to play the violin. Students will learn the basics of violin playing, proper technique, hand positions, music reading, and care for instrument. Mandatory performances.

Advanced String Orchestra (year-long) *Application Required*

Open to students in grades 6-8 who have already taken beginning violin and will be the 2nd or 3rd year playing a stringed instrument. This class will also include the option to switch to the viola, cello or string bass. Students will play more complex and advanced songs, learn more advanced technique to playing, hand positions, music reading, and care for instrument. Mandatory performances.

Mixed Choir (year-long)

Open to all students who would like to sing and perform in choir concerts regardless of singing experience or grade level. Students will sing a variety of fun and interesting songs from all different styles, time periods and cultures as well as learn sight reading skills. Three mandatory school performances.

Advanced Concert Choir (year-long) *Audition or Invitation Required*

This class is intended for students in grades 6-8 who have experience singing in choir. Students will sing more complex and advanced songs, focus on producing excellent vocal sound, read music and sight sing, sing a variety of fun and interesting music from all different styles, time periods and cultures. The Advanced Concert Choir will have multiple opportunities to perform outside of school at various venues in addition to their three mandatory choir performances.

Intermediate 6th Grade Band (year-length) *Application Required*

Builds on skills learned in beginning band. Performances in class and in public throughout the year.

Introduction to Film (semester)

Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of the world of filmmaking.  Topics of discussion include film history, the process of making movies, and how to critique movies.  Students will be expected to work with small groups, including possible group work outside of class, to create short films.

7th Grade

Technology (semester)

7th grade technology now takes a new direction. Students continue to practise keyboarding to improve accuracy and speed. Students now expand their Photoshop skills and use wevideo.com to create a commercial using the green screen and cameras. Gamestarmechanic.com is how students are introduced to game design using various quests and have the opportunity to create their own multi-leveled game. We use Mixbook to create an online picture book fairy-tale.  We never stop learning so anything new that is discovered will be included in the semester long course.

 Introduction to Tap (semester)

This is a beginning course that will focus on basic skills in jazz and tap. This class will also cover technique, terminology, performance qualities and creation of dances. Participation in performances will be required.

Intermediate Tap (semester)

This course will continue to build on locomotor and non locomotor skills taught in beginning tap. This class is only offered to students who have previously completed beginning tap for a semester. Participation in performances will be required.

Advanced Tap (year-long) *Audition Required*

This class is for students that have already taken introduction to tap and had prior tap experience. The skill levels will increase and performances will be mandatory throughout the school year. Students will focus on jazz, tap, choreography and technique.

Introduction to Dance (semester)

This is a beginning course that will touch on the basics for dance. You will focus on ballet, jazz, conditioning, and independent choreography. There will be performance opportunities within this class.

Performance Dance (semester)

This class will focus on performance aspects and whole group choreography. Performances within class and at recitals will be mandatory. May explore a variety of dance styles and learn more intermediate dance skills.

Advanced Dance (year-long) *Audition Required*

This class will be a high-intensity dance class. Dancers will be required to perform in multiple events, while learning more advanced skills and techniques. Will explore and learn a wider variety of dance styles.

Beginning Theatre (semester)

Develop your imagination and self-confidence by learning the art of acting, as well as discovering the techniques it takes to create a production. This class includes improvisational games and much more in a fun and creative learning environment.

Advanced Acting (year-long) *Application Required*

Expand the development of your acting talents and directing skills in an enthusiastic and enjoyable classroom setting. Areas students will develop include creative expression, improvisation, and communication skills. Students will participate in evening productions throughout the school year.

Crew (year-long) *Application Required*

Learn the incredible side of behind the scenes fundamentals including sound, lighting, make-up, set building and overall creation of a production. Students will artistically develop promotional materials and design sets for shows, as well as participate in productions throughout the year. Will require after-school participation.

P.E. (semester)

The students will be taught the skills, knowledge, and attitudes essential to participating in team sports, individual sports, power fitness, yoga, and cooperative games.  The classes will rotate through the units with both teachers.

Photography (fall & spring semester)

Students will utilize their personal device to complete independent and group projects with a selected concentration in this non-traditional photography class.

Design Thinking (fall & spring semester)

This course will guide students through a structured approach to problem solving. Design challenges will be posed for individual and whole group solutions. Each art project will be the creative and innovative solution to these challenges.

Art 21 (fall semester only)

This is an introductory course to contemporary art looking at current art trends and practices for young artists. Students will develop technical skills in idea building, project planning, and presentations, using traditional and expressive art media.

Public Art & Me (fall semester only)

This course is a campus and community beautification program using mural making, small and large ceramic sculpture, installation, clay fixture, and kinesthetic art. Students will participate in a juried selection and collaborate for large art installations around our campus.  

Culinary Art (spring semester only)

Learn to work as a team in this collaborative art making studio course building marketing, branding, and presentation of food prep skills. Each student will have a complete body of work for a digital portfolio.

Ceramic Arts (spring semester only)

This is an introductory studio consisting hand building methods of construction. The course will include an examination of clay, glaze, decoration methods, and firing process. The emphasis of this course focuses on understanding and applying the aesthetics, processes, form, and function of the ceramics art form.

Beginning Violin (year-long)

This class is open to all students who would like to learn to play the violin. Students will learn the basics of violin playing, proper technique, hand positions, music reading, and care for instrument. Mandatory performances.

Advanced String Orchestra (year-long) *Application Required*

Open to students in grades 6-8 who have already taken beginning violin and will be the 2nd or 3rd year playing a stringed instrument. This class will also include the option to switch to the viola, cello or string bass. Students will play more complex and advanced songs, learn more advanced technique to playing, hand positions, music reading, and care for instrument. Mandatory performances.

Mixed Choir (year-long)

Open to all students who would like to sing and perform in choir concerts regardless of singing experience or grade level. Students will sing a variety of fun and interesting songs from all different styles, time periods and cultures as well as learn sight reading skills. Three mandatory school performances.

Advanced Concert Choir (year-long) *Audition or Invitation Required*

This class is intended for students in grades 6-8 who have experience singing in choir. Students will sing more complex and advanced songs, focus on producing excellent vocal sound, read music and sight sing, sing a variety of fun and interesting music from all different styles, time periods and cultures. The Advanced Concert Choir will have multiple opportunities to perform outside of school at various venues in addition to their three mandatory choir performances.

Advanced Band (year-length) *Application/Recommendation Required*

For band students interested in continuing their playing careers. Will use advanced musical concepts and music. Will travel off campus to participate in the band festival and has public performances throughout the year.  

Video Production – Broadcasting (semester)

Students will be introduced to the pre and post production work for videography. Students will learn how to create and design short films to be broadcast within the school. There will be a focus on public speaking skills, working on school-wide announcements, special events, and extracurricular activities. This will be an introductory course.

Introduction to Film (semester)

Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of the world of filmmaking.  Topics of discussion include film history, the process of making movies, and how to critique movies.  Students will be expected to work with small groups, including possible group work outside of class, to create short films.

8th Grade

Technology (semester)

8th grade technology explores a variety of different skills. Students continue to practise keyboarding to improve accuracy and speed. Students will expand their Movie Making skills and use phone cameras to create stop motion movies. Google sites are created to embed Voki, Prezi, Edu-glog, Wordle, build a 3D model of a house using Google Sketchup and other apps to help tell the story about a “decade in time”. Basic animation is introduced using animatron.com. Khan academy is used for a self-directed study  about coding. We never stop learning so anything new that is discovered will be included in the semester long course.

 Introduction to Tap (semester)

This is a beginning course that will focus on basic skills in jazz and tap. This class will also cover technique, terminology, performance qualities and creation of dances. Participation in performances will be required.

Intermediate Tap (semester)

This course will continue to build on locomotor and non locomotor skills taught in beginning tap. This class is only offered to students who have previously completed beginning tap for a semester. Participation in performances will be required.

Advanced Tap (year-long) *Audition Required*

This class is for students that have already taken introduction to tap and had prior tap experience. The skill levels will increase and performances will be mandatory throughout the school year. Students will focus on jazz, tap, choreography and technique.

Introduction to Dance (semester)

This is a beginning course that will touch on the basics for dance. You will focus on ballet, jazz, conditioning, and independent choreography. There will be performance opportunities within this class.

Performance Dance (semester)

This class will focus on performance aspects and whole group choreography. Performances within class and at recitals will be mandatory. May explore a variety of dance styles and learn more intermediate dance skills.

Advanced Dance (year-long) *Audition Required*

This class will be a high-intensity dance class. Dancers will be required to perform in multiple events, while learning more advanced skills and techniques. Will explore and learn a wider variety of dance styles.

Beginning Theatre (semester)

Develop your imagination and self-confidence by learning the art of acting, as well as discovering the techniques it takes to create a production. This class includes improvisational games and much more in a fun and creative learning environment.

Advanced Acting (year-long) *Application Required*

Expand the development of your acting talents and directing skills in an enthusiastic and enjoyable classroom setting. Areas students will develop include creative expression, improvisation, and communication skills. Students will participate in evening productions throughout the school year.

Crew (year-long) *Application Required*

Learn the incredible side of behind the scenes fundamentals including sound, lighting, make-up, set building and overall creation of a production. Students will artistically develop promotional materials and design sets for shows, as well as participate in productions throughout the year. Will require after-school participation.

P.E. (semester)

The students will be taught the skills, knowledge, and attitudes essential to participating in team sports, individual sports, power fitness, yoga, and cooperative games.  The classes will rotate through the units with both teachers.

Photography (fall & spring semester)

Students will utilize their personal device to complete independent and group projects with a selected concentration in this non-traditional photography class.

Design Thinking (fall & spring semester)

This course will guide students through a structured approach to problem solving. Design challenges will be posed for individual and whole group solutions. Each art project will be the creative and innovative solution to these challenges.

Art 21 (fall semester only)

This is an introductory course to contemporary art looking at current art trends and practices for young artists. Students will develop technical skills in idea building, project planning, and presentations, using traditional and expressive art media.

Public Art & Me (fall semester only)

This course is a campus and community beautification program using mural making, small and large ceramic sculpture, installation, clay fixture, and kinesthetic art. Students will participate in a juried selection and collaborate for large art installations around our campus.  

Culinary Art (spring semester only)

Learn to work as a team in this collaborative art making studio course building marketing, branding, and presentation of food prep skills. Each student will have a complete body of work for a digital portfolio.

Ceramic Arts (spring semester only)

This is an introductory studio consisting hand building methods of construction. The course will include an examination of clay, glaze, decoration methods, and firing process. The emphasis of this course focuses on understanding and applying the aesthetics, processes, form, and function of the ceramics art form.

Beginning Violin (year-long)

This class is open to all students who would like to learn to play the violin. Students will learn the basics of violin playing, proper technique, hand positions, music reading, and care for instrument. Mandatory performances.

Advanced String Orchestra (year-long) *Application Required*

Open to students in grades 6-8 who have already taken beginning violin and will be the 2nd or 3rd year playing a stringed instrument. This class will also include the option to switch to the viola, cello or string bass. Students will play more complex and advanced songs, learn more advanced technique to playing, hand positions, music reading, and care for instrument. Mandatory performances.

Mixed Choir (year-long)

Open to all students who would like to sing and perform in choir concerts regardless of singing experience or grade level. Students will sing a variety of fun and interesting songs from all different styles, time periods and cultures as well as learn sight reading skills. Three mandatory school performances.

Advanced Concert Choir (year-long) *Audition or Invitation Required*

This class is intended for students in grades 6-8 who have experience singing in choir. Students will sing more complex and advanced songs, focus on producing excellent vocal sound, read music and sight sing, sing a variety of fun and interesting music from all different styles, time periods and cultures. The Advanced Concert Choir will have multiple opportunities to perform outside of school at various venues in addition to their three mandatory choir performances.

Advanced Band (year-length) *Application/Recommendation Required*

For band students interested in continuing their playing careers. Will use advanced musical concepts and music. Will travel off campus to participate in the band festival and has public performances throughout the year.  

Video Production – Broadcasting (semester)

Students will be introduced to the pre and post production work for videography. Students will learn how to create and design short films to be broadcast within the school. There will be a focus on public speaking skills, working on school-wide announcements, special events, and extracurricular activities. This will be an introductory course.

Introduction to Film (semester)

Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of the world of filmmaking.  Topics of discussion include film history, the process of making movies, and how to critique movies.  Students will be expected to work with small groups, including possible group work outside of class, to create short films.