The International School Nido de Aguilas


Nido Summer Institute

Session 1

Session 2

January 2 -12

9am - 1pm

January 15-26

9am - 1pm



Nido will offer the following enrichment and academic classes for two-week sessions during the summer from 9am - 1pm. Some courses are offered both sessions, while others are only offered Session 1 or Session 2.

Please note that there is a minimum number of students needed to run each course. We will inform interested families by December 1 whether or not each particular class will run this summer.

Questions? Please contact summerinstitute@nido.cl.

Arts

Dance & Theater Workshop

  • Offered Session 1 & 2
  • Open to any student grade 8-12
  • Teacher: Maria Jose Nuñez
  • Min 4/Max 10 students
  • Cost: $400.000

Our Dance Theater Program is focused on the needs of the young (15 to 18 years old) performers (dancers & actors), directors, stage managers, sound and light designers. We visualize Dance & Theater as a holistic art form, containing several areas for the dancer/actor to develop. Our intention is to expose the student to all of these fields during the first week of the seminar in order for them to define the course of their second and final week.

This is a program tailored to each student/artist. With a personal approach that will immediately acknowledge the level of expertise of each actor or dancer, the teacher will deliver the precise contents and performing opportunities for each student. This personal approach is ideal for students preparing auditions or planning to attend Fine Arts Universities or Conservatories in Chile, USA, Australia or Europe.

Percussion & Digital Music Production

  • Offered Session 1 & 2
  • Open to any student grade 8-12
  • Teacher: Nacho Mena
  • Cost: $400.000

In week one, the students will be exposed to various percussion instruments and drums, theory, techniques, dynamics, reading, backgrounds, and key implementation arrangements in the various styles of popular music (Rock, Jazz, Pop, Folk, Blues, Afro, Brazilian, Latin, Afro-Peruvian). In the second week, the students will produce their own composition with audio software.

Visual Arts

  • Offered Session 1
  • Open to any students grades 8-12
  • Teacher: Paula Montecino
  • Min 4/Max 10 students
  • Cost: $400.000

The workshop provides students the opportunity to learn art concepts and skills through an exploration of different media and techniques, incorporating IB Visual Arts concepts and terminology.

Students will have the option to improve their skills in the following areas:

  1. Ceramics: Experimenting with texture and shape in hand-building and freestyle ceramics.
  2. Painting: Exploring different media, such as acrylics, oil, chalk and ink. Perfecting technique in realistic, abstract, collage, and mixed media paintings.
  3. Drawing: Experimenting in making compositions representing different artistic movements, and making professional calligraphy.

Artscapes: Art History, Ceramics and Landart

  • Offered Session 2
  • Open to any student grades 8-12
  • Teacher: Antonia Lopéz Haverback
  • Min 4/Max 10 students
  • Cost: $400.000

This course intends to integrate and observe nature in the city. Students will demonstrate and experience a deeper understanding that a city is nature too—the ground upon which it is built. Therefore, we will research and interpret our own passions through learning art history and develop a personal contemporary vision of different practices such as: architecture, anthropology, history, art, sculpture, site-specific, and any artistic representation that can give us a critical thinking for life and specific careers. Students will become aware of their environment by observing, broadening and deepening into artistic techniques that will expand our creativity and future professional and life success.

Language

English as a Second Language

  • Offered Session 1
  • Open to any student Grades 8-12
  • Teacher: Rodrigo Cea
  • Min 4/Max 10 students
  • Cost: $400.000

An intermediate level course for students interested in enhancing their English language abilities. The class will help students develop their speaking, writing, reading and listening skills.

Spanish as a Second Language Accelerator

  • Offered Session 2
  • Open to any student Grades 8-12
  • Teacher: Rodrigo Cea
  • Min 4/Max 10 students
  • Cost: $400.000

This is an intermediate level course designed to help Nido students accelerate their Spanish language learning such that, together with additional support, Nido students may be prepared to enroll in IB Spanish B in 11th grade.

STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math)

Neural Engineering Workshop

  • Offered Session 2
  • Open to any student grades 8-12
  • Led by Backyard Brains
  • Min 10/Max 12 students
  • Cost: $450.000

During this workshop students will learn how to build their own scientific tools to extract electrical activity from living organisms to study their behaviour. They will also learn to use the nervous system’s electrical activity to make Brain-computer interfaces, that can be used for artistic, scientific or educational purposes.

CSI: Forensic Science

  • Offered Session 1
  • Open to any student grade 8-12
  • Teacher: Howard Lovejoy
  • Min 4/Max 10 students
  • Cost: $400.000

SYLLABUS

In this two week workshop students will be introduced to how to investigate crime scene evidence using chemistry, physics, biology, and technological tools. With each method we will begin with general theory of the science involved and then apply it to mock crime scenes. The workshop will culminate with the investigation of one complex mock crime scene.

Design Thinking

  • Offered Session 1
  • Open to any student grade 8-12
  • Teacher: Denisse Lizama
  • Min 4/Max 10 students
  • Cost: $450.000
  • Taught in Spanish

The course presents a fun and highly collaborative methodology that will allow us to detect a real problem and build a concrete solution on a usable and testable scale. The students will be led through five concrete steps: 1) Empathizing with users; 2) defining a problem; 3) generating ideas; 4) fabricating prototypes; and 5) testing them. For the fabrication step the students will be learning how to use 21st century tools including computer-aided drafting, 2-D laser cutting and 3-D printing.

Maker Camp: Introduction to Microcontrollers

  • Offered Session 1 & 2
  • Open to any students grade 8-9
  • Teacher: Michael Braun, K12 Maker Integration
  • Min 4/Max 10 students
  • Cost: $450.000 (includes micro:bit controller to take home)

During this 2-week workshop students will be introduced to coding and making through a series of hands-on activities. Students will develop their critical thinking skills with a computer science and engineering focus by using a microcontroller to develop their own projects which will include: robotics, game and toy making, and scientific experiments.

Coding: Hack an iOS App

  • Offered Session 1 & 2
  • Open to any students grade 8-12
  • Teacher: Sangeetha Narayan
  • Min 4/Max 10 students
  • Cost: $450.000

Developing apps for iOS is more accessible than ever with Swift. Start by using Playgrounds to learn Swift in a way that's both interactive and intuitive. Get a broad introduction to iOS programming with this two week experience. In the first week, learn using Xcode and the Interface builder while getting an introduction to Swift, Apple’s programming language. In the second week take a deeper dive into Swift programming and learn to program games for iPhone or iPad.

Math Accelerator

  • Offered Session 1
  • Open to Nido Math 8A or IM 9 Advanced Students Only
  • Teacher: Tim Seaton
  • Min 4/Max 10 students
  • Cost: $400.000

The Math Accelerator class is offered as an additional resource for students currently in Math 8A or IM 9 Advanced. The purpose of the class is to help students deepen their understanding of the algebraic and geometric concepts that are essential for success in the IB curriculum. Over the two week duration of the course, students will engage in intensive problem solving both individually and in small groups, develop strategies for self-assessment when solving problems, and explore opportunities to extend their understanding of concepts through an independent investigation.

Schedule

Schedule
Session 1 Session 2
Dance & Theater Dance & Theater
Percussion & Music Percussion & Music
Design-Thinking (en español) Design-Thinking (en español)
Maker Camp Maker Camp
iOS Apps iOS Apps
Math Accelerator Neural Engineering
ESL SSL
Visual Arts Artscapes: Art History, Ceramics, and Landart
CSI: Forensic Science


UAdmitted IB & SAT/ACT Boot Camps

In addition to the course offerings above, Nido Summer Institute is also partnering with UAdmitted Consulting to present academic Boot Camps for the first time in Chile. Each Boot Camp provides students with intensive subject review and exam preparation for individual IB subjects, ACT and the SAT examinations. Read more and register at their website.


Disclaimer: This course is organized and supervised by UAdmitted Consulting. Hosting this course on the Nido de Aguilas campus does not imply Nido's endorsement of, or association with, this provider or program. Anyone who takes advantage of this information is urged to verify the claims of the opportunities and offers presented.

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