Spring Courses

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Virtual Saints re-imagines teaching and learning to allow students the flexibility to participate from anywhere in the world and to complete the work within their own schedules. Combining both real time meetings with at your own pace activities and assignments, St. Andrew’s teachers will leverage the best pedagogical practices with new technology to design a unique and engaging experience for all. In addition, students can expect to have weekly individual virtual meetings with teachers to receive further guidance and feedback, for a truly personalized learning experience. Required real time meetings (for whole class instruction, small group collaboration/discussion, or one-on-one consultation with faculty) will take place within a window of time outside of the traditional school day. Students can expect an average of 5 hours of work each week including the class meeting, with most of that time devoted to asynchronous activities.

Spring courses run from January 19 – April 23. Registration closes January 11.

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  • Modern Germany: World War I to the Present

    Instructor: Emily Philpott
    Materials: All materials will be provided by the teacher
    Grade Levels: 9th-12th
    Tuition: $450 for St. Andrew's students, $500 for non St. Andrew's students
    Synchronous Meeting Time: Thursdays from 7:00-8:00 AM CST (to allow for collaboration with guest speakers in Germany due to the time difference)

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    Have you ever wanted to travel to Germany to experience the history and culture? Are you interested in learning about the last 100 years through the lens of Germany? This course begins with World War I, includes topics such as the Holocaust and the division of Germany during the Cold War, and concludes with Germany’s perspective on current global issues such as immigration, environmental sustainability, and COVID-19. You will connect virtually with experts, eyewitnesses, and significant landmarks in Germany while developing a better understanding of the world as you encounter people and ideas that are different from your own.

    This course was designed in partnership with the Transatlantic Outreach Program and students will have access to the most recent scholarship, experts in the field, and virtual experiences from within Germany. Founded in 2002, TOP seeks to be the leading provider of curriculum and experiences relevant to contemporary Germany and their partners include the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, The Goethe-Institut, Deutsche Bank, the Robert Bosch Stiftung, and the Siemens Corporation. 
    • Germany and World War I
    • The Weimar Republic and the Rise of Fascism
    • The Holocaust
    • The Berlin Wall and the Division of Europe
    • Life in the GDR 
    • Two Germanys Become One
    • Germany’s Multi-party Political System
    • Germany and the European Union
    • Made in Germany: The Apprenticeship Program
    • Germany and Immigration
    • Exploring Remembrance Culture in Germany
    • Germany and the Sustainable Development Goals: A Model of Sustainable Progress 
    • Black Lives Matter: The Movement in the German Context
  • War and Peace: Global Conflicts and Efforts to End Violence

    Instructor: Emily Philpott
    Materials: All materials will be provided by the teacher
    Grade Levels: 9th-12th
    Tuition: $450 for St. Andrew's students, $500 for non St. Andrew's students
    Synchronous Meeting Time: Thursdays from 7:00-9:00pm CST
    This course focuses on current global conflicts and the work of peacebuilders who are trying to reduce violence and build peaceful pathways forward. Students will gain a better understanding of current world issues and the important international peacebuilding work being done in the field through case studies, conversations with experts, and access to the latest scholarship and resources. Students will be challenged to think critically about the world around them and to make connections between global events and their own lives. They will learn that while conflict is a part of human interaction, it can be managed without violence. Hopefully, students will leave this course with the understanding that there exist many different ways to build peace and that it is possible for anyone to develop the skills to become a peacebuilder in the world.
     
    The course is designed around a weekly topic or theme and they include conflict and human nature, negotiation and mediation, current global conflicts, media and the arts for peace, gender inclusivity and peacebuilding, examples of individuals and institutions working for peace, and more. Students will have one virtual class meeting each week and they can complete the rest of the work on their own time. Students can expect to spend approximately 5 hours a week on this course, including the class meeting, and technology is leveraged to allow students to communicate and collaborate asynchronously.
  • Advanced Placement Human Geography

    Instructor: Donna Patrick
    Materials: 
    • De Blij, H.J., Alexander B. Murphy, and Erin H. Fouberg. Human Geography: People, Place, and Culture, 11th ed.
    • Diamond, Jared.  Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fate of Human Societies.
    • Grant, Richard. Dispatches from Pluto.
    Grade Level: 11th-12th
    Tuition: $450 for St. Andrew's students, $500 for non St. Andrew's students
    Synchronous Meeting Time: Wednesdays from 7:00-9:00 pm CST
    AP Exam: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
    Advanced Placement Human Geography is organized around seven basic instructional units, drawn directly from the College Board curricular guidelines:
    1. Geography – its nature and perspectives
    2. Population
    3. Cultural patterns and processes
    4. Political organization of space
    5. Agricultural and rural land use
    6. Industrialization and economic development
    7. Cities and urban land use 
    The first unit introduces the students to geography as a field and to its key concepts, methods, and skills, including “how to use and think about maps and spatial data, how to understand and interpret the implications of associations among phenomena in places, how to recognize and interpret at different scale the relationships among patterns and processes, how to define regions and evaluate the regionalization process, and how to character and analyze changing interconnections among places.” The second unit focuses on population, including density, distribution, growth, and movement. The third unit examines cultural concepts, patterns, processes, practices, and landscapes. The fourth unit focuses on territory and the political organization of space, including the emergence of nation-states and alternative political-territorial arrangements. The fifth unit explores agriculture and rural land use, emphasizing different agricultural regions and revolutions. The sixth unit focuses on the processes and patterns of industrialization and economic development. The seventh unit examines urban land use and the origin and evolution of cities over time.
  • Cinematic Francophone Identity

    Instructor: Wesley Saylor
    Materials: All materials will be provided by the teacher
    Grade Levels: 11th-12th
    Tuition: $450 for St. Andrew's students, $500 for non St. Andrew's students
    Synchronous Meeting Time: Mondays from 7:00-9:00pm CST
    This course focuses on using film to discuss what it means to be Francophone. We will first learn how to look at film by analyzing film techniques and discuss what a typical American film means. Then we will use that to explore a film of a different Francophone country: France, Canada, Martinique, Algeria, & Indochina (Historical piece). Each country includes a series of articles, youtube videos, & background research before watching the film. At the end of the course, you will be responsible for a final project that allows you to go and watch a film on your own, applying everything we have learned to discuss “Francophonia” in that chosen film. The instructor has an approved list available - other options will be considered.
  • Coding in Python: A Beginner to Intermediate Coding Course

    Instructor: Price Chadwick
    Materials: A PC or MAC for coding plus a secondary device for connecting to the class and viewing the instructor's screen. The secondary device could be a secondary monitor, an iPad, or a second laptop or computer (including Chromebook). Unless you have a very large computer screen, it will be hard to view the instructor's screen and your coding screen on a single laptop monitor.
    Grade Levels: 9th-12th
    Tuition: $450 for St. Andrew's students, $500 for non St. Andrew's students
    Synchronous Meeting Time: Tuesdays from 7- 9pm CST
    Python is, currently, the most popular programming language in the world. Used in web applications, data analytics, games, and networking, Python is a great language to learn. Because of its simplicity in terms of command structure, Python is incredibly readable and logical. This course is designed for a range of students from those who have no coding experience all the way to intermediate coders with experience in other languages. Because many of the lessons may be completed at the student's own pace, more advanced students will be given more advanced challenges while novice coders can feel comfortable learning the basics.

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