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Upcoming events

    • January 29, 2019
    • June 07, 2019
    • 34 sessions
    Register

    Content

    This course will cover the foundations of grammar needed for reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The small-group format will provide lots of opportunities to practice speaking. 

    This is a continuation of Spanish 2a. We will continue to expand our vocabulary and grammar including preterite irregulars, the imperfect tense, and commands. To join this class mid-year, you should have previous Spanish experience. Please contact the instructor if you're interested. 


    Schedule

    Friday class sessions will be held at Voyagers from 12:00 to 1:30.
    Tuesday class sessions will be held online from 3:30 to 5:00.


    This is the second half of a 2-semester Spanish 2 class. The cost of each semester is $350.


    Expectations

    This is a serious, high-school level course. Recommended age: 13+.

    Expect about 3-4 hours of homework a week.  Assessments will be classroom participation, vocabulary quizzes, and unit exams.   


    Prerequisites

    Student should have a solid grasp of verb conjugations in the present tense (regular, stem-changing, irregular tener, venir, dar, hacer, ver, gustar, ser/estar), affirmative tú commands, subject and direct object pronouns, possessive adjectives, adjective agreement, comparatives, ordinal numbers.  A good base vocabulary including numbers (incl. date/time formats), foods, clothing, classroom and household items, places, transportation, body parts, adjectives for mood, personality, color, size, etc.

    If you did not take Spanish 2a at Voyagers this Fall, please contact the instructor, Erin Heinold, regarding placement in the correct level of Spanish.


    Materials

    Materials fee: $35, which will include ¡Avancemos! 2 online content, Cuaderno práctica por niveles.  

    The materials fee is payable to the instructor on the first day of class.


    About the Instructor

    Erin started learning languages very young at home, eventually studying Spanish and German at UMass Amherst.  She has spent periods of her life living in Germany, Mexico, and Spain which has given her full fluent proficiency as well as authentic accents in both languages.  

    Erin homeschooled her own children through high school which was when she found her  passion for teaching language.  She began by teaching Spanish to small homeschool groups with her own kids as part of the class almost 10 years ago, and has been teaching classes and tutoring in Spanish, German, and English LA ever since.  

    Erin has always had a penchant for collecting curricula which approach teaching from numerous angles and for a variety of learning styles.  This has made her teaching style extremely versatile and adaptive to the needs of the kids in her classes with great results.


    Dropping off your teen or staying at Voyagers

    Our Friday Resource Center classes allow drop-off for specific classes taken à la carte. This is not a staffed drop-off program or hang-out time for teens. In addition to the instructors leading classes, a volunteer chaperone will be present in the common areas at Voyagers during the Resource Center classes and the breaks in between classes. Teens registered for multiple classes may stay at Voyagers between classes; they are expected to wait quietly in the common areas. Any teen who is disruptive may lose the privilege of staying at Voyagers between classes.

    Parents are welcome to wait in the common areas at Voyagers while their teens are in their classes. We ask that you and any accompanying children show respect for our neighbors by keeping the noise level down. Please clean up after yourself. We do not have a paid cleaning crew. Please leave our space as you found it, which includes not leaving dirty dishes or food items.

    Our volunteer chaperones enable us to offer the option of dropping teens off at these programs, and we appreciate the service they provide. As a volunteer-run organization with no staff, we are not able to offer this option without the contributions of parent volunteers.

    Please plan to volunteer as a chaperone a few times throughout the semester. 


    Contact

    For information regarding content, contact the instructor, Erin Heinold.
    For logistical questions and chaperone sign-up, contact RCdirector@voyagersinc.org
    • September 16, 2019
    • December 09, 2019
    • 12 sessions
    • 25
    Register

    Biology

    This course will cover the field of biology from its fundamental principles through cutting-edge synthetic biology and drug discovery. No prior knowledge of biology is required.

    Each class will have short lectures but will mainly focus on hands-on lab activities using high-quality microscopes, DNA-copying thermocyclers, DNA analysis gels, cell culture supplies, centrifuges, and other professional laboratory equipment.

    The course will continue in Spring 2020 if there is enough interest.

    When: Mondays 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Instructor: Dr. Todd H. Rider (thor@riderinstitute.org)

    It is recommended (though not required) that students buy a biology textbook for supplementary readings during each week. Students can use either Miller & Levine's Biology or Campbell Biology.

    See Syllabus for more details.


    Drop-Off "Chaperones"

    In order to ensure safety, we require that at least one additional adult remain on site when this program is in session. We will need parents to take turns in this role, which will entail: allowing us to run a CORI check, helping with any emergency situation that may arise, and remaining on site until all children and teens have been picked up. Please plan to sign up for one or two weeks as the designated "chaperone."


    About the Instructor

    Dr. Todd H. Rider received his Ph.D. from MIT, and his research has been featured in magazines ranging from Science to Time and on TV programs from NBC’s Nightly News to BBC’s Horizon. In biology research, he invented and developed the CANARY sensor, which uses genetically engineered white blood cells to rapidly identify bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens. Dr. Rider also invented the DRACO broad-spectrum antiviral therapeutics and demonstrated that they are safe and effective against 18 different viruses in cells and 4 viruses in mice. In physics research, he discovered fundamental physical limitations on nuclear fusion reactors, analyzed antimatter rocket engines, and demonstrated methods to combine numerous laser beams to form more powerful laser beams. He created the K-12 Science on Saturday program at MIT and has over 25 years of experience teaching biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, engineering, and archaeology courses to students at all levels. He is currently working on his plan for world domination.

    Resource Center Refund Policy

    • September 16, 2019
    • December 09, 2019
    • 12 sessions
    • 25
    Register

    Physics

    This course will present an overview of physics, ranging from Newton's laws to relativity and quantum physics. No prior knowledge of physics is required.

    Each class will have short lectures but will mainly focus on hands-on lab activities using high-quality pulleys, centrifuges, electronics, optical components, Geiger counters, and other professional laboratory equipment.

    The course will continue in Spring 2020 if there is enough interest.

    When: Mondays 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Instructor: Dr. Todd H. Rider (thor@riderinstitute.org)

    It is recommended (though not required) that students buy a physics textbook for supplementary readings during each week. Students can use either Paul Hewitt's Conceptual Physics or Young & Freedman's University Physics with Modern Physics (make sure it says that last part- some versions do not).

    See Syllabus for more details.


    Drop-Off "Chaperones"

    In order to ensure safety, we require that at least one additional adult remain on site when this program is in session. We will need parents to take turns in this role, which will entail: allowing us to run a CORI check, helping with any emergency situation that may arise, and remaining on site until all children and teens have been picked up. Please plan to sign up for one or two weeks as the designated "chaperone."


    About the Instructor

    Dr. Todd H. Rider received his Ph.D. from MIT, and his research has been featured in magazines ranging from Science to Time and on TV programs from NBC’s Nightly News to BBC’s Horizon. In biology research, he invented and developed the CANARY sensor, which uses genetically engineered white blood cells to rapidly identify bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens. Dr. Rider also invented the DRACO broad-spectrum antiviral therapeutics and demonstrated that they are safe and effective against 18 different viruses in cells and 4 viruses in mice. In physics research, he discovered fundamental physical limitations on nuclear fusion reactors, analyzed antimatter rocket engines, and demonstrated methods to combine numerous laser beams to form more powerful laser beams. He created the K-12 Science on Saturday program at MIT and has over 25 years of experience teaching biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, engineering, and archaeology courses to students at all levels. He is currently working on his plan for world domination.

    Resource Center Refund Policy

Past events

May 18, 2019 Open House
April 30, 2019 Flatbread Pizza Fundraiser
April 14, 2019 Modern Homeschooling Conference 2019
April 06, 2019 Teen Spring Fling: Masquerade Ball
April 05, 2019 Tween Social Events: First Fun Fridays
March 22, 2019 Teen Friday Magic the Gathering
March 16, 2019 March Teen Social Event
March 16, 2019 Science Fair
March 16, 2019 Mad Scientists' Workshop: Chemistry
March 15, 2019 Math Club
March 13, 2019 National Latin Exam
March 01, 2019 Tween Social Event: Paint Night
March 01, 2019 2019 National Mythology Exam
March 01, 2019 A Capella Class
February 24, 2019 Mock Valentine's Day Teen Dance
February 16, 2019 Cocoa House - Evening of Creativity
February 15, 2019 English Grammar and Mechanics
February 08, 2019 Teen Toastmasters
February 08, 2019 Rise Out: Global Inequality
February 08, 2019 Rise Out: Big History 2
February 08, 2019 Rise Out: Introduction to Linguistics
February 02, 2019 Game Day CANCELLED
February 02, 2019 Mad Scientists' Workshop: Archaeology & Ancient Inscriptions
February 01, 2019 Tween Social Event 2/1 CANCELLED
January 31, 2019 Thursday Coop
January 30, 2019 Wednesday Coop
January 29, 2019 Tuesday Coop
January 28, 2019 Chemistry
January 28, 2019 Human Anatomy and Physiology
January 18, 2019 Winter Not-So-Formal Teen Dance
January 11, 2019 Tween Social Events: First Fun Fridays
January 05, 2019 Open House
December 15, 2018 Cocoa House - Evening of Creativity
December 07, 2018 Tween Social Events: First Fun Fridays
December 04, 2018 Open House
December 01, 2018 All Ages Family Game Day
November 26, 2018 MCC Dual Enrollment Presentation
November 17, 2018 All Ages Family Game Day
November 17, 2018 Mad Scientists' Workshops: Physics
November 16, 2018 MOEMS Math Olympiads
November 03, 2018 Game Day
November 02, 2018 Tween Social Events: First Fun Fridays
October 20, 2018 Mad Scientists' Workshops: Earth Science
October 05, 2018 Tween Social Events: First Fun Fridays
September 21, 2018 Music Appreciation and Social Gaming
September 21, 2018 Game Design
September 21, 2018 Algebra 1.5
September 21, 2018 Spanish 1a
September 21, 2018 Rise Out: 1492
September 21, 2018 Rise Out: Big History
September 21, 2018 Spanish 2a
September 21, 2018 Rise Out: The Enlightenment Revolutions
September 21, 2018 Academic Writing Workshop
September 20, 2018 Mock Trial Team
September 20, 2018 Thursday Coop
September 20, 2018 Our Whole Lives (grades 10-12)
September 20, 2018 Our Whole Lives (grades 7-9)
September 19, 2018 Wednesday Coop
September 18, 2018 Tuesday Coop
September 17, 2018 Chemistry
September 17, 2018 Human Anatomy and Physiology
September 15, 2018 Biotechnology
September 15, 2018 Mad Scientists' Workshops: Biology
September 07, 2018 Tween Social Events: First Fun Fridays
August 14, 2018 Open House
July 27, 2018 Game Day and Open House
June 25, 2018 Filmmaking Class
June 22, 2018 Game Day and Open House
June 17, 2018 SENG Parent Group
June 15, 2018 Learning Resources Fair
June 12, 2018 Learning Resources Fair Intake
June 01, 2018 Friday ILC Open House
May 20, 2018 Homeschooling Young People with Learning Differences
May 19, 2018 Spring Fling Teen Event
May 15, 2018 Late Spring Mini Coop
May 15, 2018 Tuesday Coop Open House
May 11, 2018 Friday ILC Open House
May 09, 2018 Wednesday Coop Open House
May 07, 2018 Monday ILC Open House
May 03, 2018 MCC Dual Enrollment Presentation
May 01, 2018 Fall Membership Registration Opens
April 26, 2018 Thursday Coop Open House
April 24, 2018 Tuesday Coop Visit Day
April 20, 2018 Teen Dance
April 16, 2018 Spring Break
April 07, 2018 Cocoa House
April 04, 2018 MSPCA guest speaker
March 28, 2018 guest speaker: Colleen Garry
March 27, 2018 Tuesday Coop Visit Day
March 24, 2018 Teen Dance
March 21, 2018 Board Meeting
March 14, 2018 2018 National Latin Exam
February 28, 2018 Wednesday Coop Visit Day
February 27, 2018 2018 National Mythology Exam
February 24, 2018 My Cup Ranneth Over
February 23, 2018 Teen Dance
February 21, 2018 Game Day
February 19, 2018 February Break
February 09, 2018 Resource Center Programs
February 02, 2018 Rise Out: Coming of Age
February 02, 2018 Rise Out: Climate Justice
February 02, 2018 Rise Out: The Transatlantic Slave Trade
January 30, 2018 Filmmaking for Middle School Students, ages 10-14
January 26, 2018 Biology
January 26, 2018 Earth Science
January 25, 2018 Thursday Coop
January 24, 2018 Latin 2
January 24, 2018 Wednesday Coop
January 24, 2018 Latin 1
January 24, 2018 ILC
January 23, 2018 Prep Course for 2018 National Mythology Exam
January 23, 2018 Tuesday Coop
January 22, 2018 ILC
January 22, 2018 ILC Visiting Day
January 22, 2018 Spring Term Begins
January 15, 2018 ILC Visiting Day
January 10, 2018 Winterfest
December 16, 2017 Fall Term Ends
December 08, 2017 Oak Meadow Independent Learning Information Session
December 07, 2017 Thursday Coop Visit Day
December 02, 2017 Cocoa House
December 01, 2017 ILC Visiting Day
November 20, 2017 Thanksgiving Break
November 17, 2017 MCC Presentation
November 14, 2017 AMC 8
November 14, 2017 Open House
November 04, 2017 Halloween Teen Social
October 30, 2017 Visiting Day at the Independent Learning Center
October 25, 2017 Open House
September 22, 2017 Resource Center Programs
September 15, 2017 Rise Out: Dystopian Literature
September 15, 2017 Biology
September 15, 2017 Rise Out: The Cold War
September 15, 2017 Rise Out: Witch Hunt
September 15, 2017 Environmental Science: Creating More Sustainable Cities
September 15, 2017 Earth Science
September 14, 2017 Mock Trial Team
September 14, 2017 Thursday Coop
September 13, 2017 Wednesday Coop
September 13, 2017 ILC
September 12, 2017 Tuesday Coop
September 12, 2017 Start of Fall Coop Session
September 11, 2017 ILC
September 08, 2017 Information Session for Voyagers Fall Programs
September 08, 2017 Bystander Training for Teens
August 29, 2017 Independent Learning Center Informational Session and Meetup
August 18, 2017 Independent Learning Center Informational Session and Meetup
August 13, 2017 DIY Ice Cream Social and Homeschooling Info Session
August 10, 2017 MCC Presentation
July 26, 2017 Open House and All the World's A Stage Players
June 23, 2017 Open House and Game Night
June 09, 2017 Learning Resources Fair
June 06, 2017 Learning Resources Fair Drop-Off
May 24, 2017 Open House
May 23, 2017 Early Summer Coop
May 12, 2017 Spring Sprouts
May 06, 2017 Mediterranean Nights: Teen Formal
May 05, 2017 No Drop-In May 5th
May 04, 2017 MCC Presentation
May 01, 2017 Last Week of Coop
April 28, 2017 Fold and Fly: Origami Rockets and Paper Airplanes
April 21, 2017 No Drop-In on Friday. Come to our Springfest and Open House April 20 instead!
April 20, 2017 Springfest and Open House
April 17, 2017 April Break
April 14, 2017 Life-Sized Self-Portraits
April 10, 2017 Chemistry SAT prep course
April 07, 2017 Torsion Drums
March 31, 2017 Open House
March 31, 2017 Clay Fun
March 26, 2017 SENG Model Parent Group
March 24, 2017 Gym Games
March 17, 2017 Yeast Fun
March 15, 2017 National Latin Exam
March 11, 2017 Parenting Your Intellectually Curious Child: an event for the entire family
March 10, 2017 Drop In Cancelled Today due to illness
March 03, 2017 Teen Event
March 03, 2017 Density Columns -- the Magic of Layering Liquids
March 01, 2017 National Mythology Exam
February 24, 2017 No Drop In February 24
February 20, 2017 February Break
February 17, 2017 Quilt Geometry
February 10, 2017 Valentine's Day Teen Event
February 10, 2017 3-D Valentine's Cards
February 07, 2017 AMC 10/12
February 03, 2017 Rise Out: Youth Participatory Action Research
February 03, 2017 Rise Out: Serial
February 03, 2017 Duct Tape Projects
January 27, 2017 Physics
January 27, 2017 Resource Center Fridays: Let The Games Begin!
January 24, 2017 Start of Spring Term
January 12, 2017 Winterfest and Open House
January 01, 2017 Drop-Ins are on break. Please join us for Winterfest on January 12 and check back for details on upcoming Drop-Ins.
December 16, 2016 Author Visit and Dissecting Owl Pellets
December 16, 2016 Fall Term Ends
December 11, 2016 Magic The Gathering
December 10, 2016 Teen Event
December 09, 2016 Paper Crafts
December 02, 2016 Potato Printing
November 21, 2016 Thanksgiving Break
November 18, 2016 MOEMS Math Olympiads
November 18, 2016 Thanksgiving Treats
November 15, 2016 AMC 8
November 13, 2016 Open House
November 11, 2016 Puzzles and Patterns
November 09, 2016 Presentation on Dual Enrollment at Middlesex Community College
November 04, 2016 Meditation/Galaxy Jar
October 29, 2016 Halloween Bash for Teens
October 28, 2016 Play with your Food! Halloween Fun!
October 21, 2016 Tabletop Games
October 14, 2016 Build a Greek Temple and Discover the Strength of Columns
October 07, 2016 Card Games Anyone?
October 07, 2016 Mock Trial Team
September 30, 2016 Crochet or Croquet?
September 23, 2016 Physics!
September 23, 2016 Games, Cerebral and Silly: Chess & Balloon Badminton
September 17, 2016 Teen Event
September 16, 2016 Rise Out: Youth Participatory Action Research
September 16, 2016 Rise Out: Understanding 9-11
September 16, 2016 Neighborhood Photo Scavenger Hunt
September 16, 2016 Rise Out: 20th Century German History: A Film Group
September 16, 2016 Rise Out: German Language
September 14, 2016 Introduction to Latin
September 12, 2016 Start of Fall Coop Session
September 09, 2016 Stop by to Chat and Learning Resources Fair Clearance Sale
August 30, 2016 Resource Center Drop-In

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