|Start / End Dates||9/14 & 21, Individual Meetings by 9/28|
|Class Size||5-12 Learners|
|Class Time||Tuesdays 11:15am-12:15pm (Mountain)|
|2 Live Classes, One Individual Meeting||$60 Per Student|
Critical thinking, analyzation, and resource management are all essential skills for any learner. In this quick and useful class, we’ll focus on how to research any topic accurately and efficiently using the plethora of resources available, how to identify credible sources and examine bias, and use this knowledge to dive deeply into the subjects we are passionate about.
This bootcamp includes two live meetings and two research assignments. The first research assignment is presented in class while the second is given feedback and guidance either over email, or in a one-on-one meeting with the instructor.
The Middle School Research Bootcamp covers the basic foundation of solid research skills as well as building the knowledge students will need for high school-level work.
This class has two live meetings on 9/14 & 21. Students will schedule individual meetings by 9/28.
Tuesdays 11:15-12:15 (Mountain)
Usually 2-3 hours per week of work, including class.
No research experience needed for this bootcamp. Students will complete two assignments based on the content of this course: an object-based research assignment and an outline on a topic of their choice, with optional essay.
Families and learners are welcome to share any information about their individual learning preferences and needs and instructor will make accommodations that are helpful to the class.
Live sessions will be best experienced with a camera and microphone. Parents will need a Zoom account (free). Students may get a free Discord account for access to a class-specific channel.
Samantha Matalone Cook, MAT
Samantha is an educator, historian, writer, maker, and speaker. She has almost three decades of experience in education, program development, and the arts and is a dedicated mentor and lifelong learner.
We have thoroughly enjoyed ancient history with Sam Matalone Cook and would love to continue following the history courses under her instruction. Michelle’s writing workshop was a welcomed addition to our semester and the ease of adding on a quick workshop to the semester was appreciated. I do wish that I could take classes, too. The great selection makes me jealous; Fairy Tales and Feminism would be so incredible to join in and to learn with Sam! And the LGBTQ+ history and US courses! Blair’s enthusiasm for science comes across strongly and is encouraging for the young learners. So many great classes- so little time.
Sheila and Elisa
So many great classes- so little time.
Research Boot Camp was a fun & engaging workshop that covered import skills I’ll use throughout my academic career. L.C.
Research Boot Camp was fun & engagingTeacher: Samantha Matalone Cook
This was an awesome class — Sam (the instructor) really engaged the kids, inspiring them and supporting their interests (and quirks!). There was quite a bit of material covered in the four sessions, with a great balance of demonstration, discussion, and tasks to complete on their own. Sam was also available for answering questions between sessions and posted the material (including video recording), which was very helpful. Our son loved this class and really looked forward to it every week. All the best! Ariel
Sam really engaged the kids, inspiring them and supporting their interests (and quirks!)Teacher: Samantha Matalone Cook
Thank you! Thank you! Your fantasy map making class was fantastic. What my kids enjoyed is that it was in-depth, messy, and tactile. It was not elementary or overly cautious. It utilized real art materials and challenged them to think creatively and concretely about their ideas.
Your high school research class was informative, clear, and concise. Maya is now utilizing the tools she learned from you in her high school and college classes. I’m going to look for any class you are teaching in the future; and I’m going to recommend you to my friend circle. I’m so glad we found SEA online. If you teach on any other platform, I’d love to know.
Thanks again for great classes!