Specialty Workshops

Specialty Workshops are Summer Session courses designed to offer students a variety of opportunities to expand their creative and intellectual horizons. The workshops help students to discover new passions and to grow as thinkers.


Specialty Workshops

List of 7 items.

  • Leadership in the 21st Century - Grades 8-12

    Session Dates and Tuition: June 24 - June 28, $300
    Times:
    1:00-4:00 pm
     
    This one-week seminar uses case studies, activities, and testimonials from successful leaders from diverse fields to help students explore what makes an effective leader in today’s world. We will study classic models of leadership and then consider how to blend and update these models for success in our complex, dynamic world. Students will hone communication and collaboration skills through role-play activities and team challenges. Taught at an age-appropriate level, this course gives students practical skills and new ways of thinking about leadership and collaboration with the ultimate goal of preparing them to excel in teamwork and leadership in their school, sports team, or community.

    Instructor: Kevin George, Glen Ridge High School, Model UN Club Advisor
  • Foundations for Success in U.S. History: Examining the Founding Documents - Grades 10-12

    Session Dates and Tuition: July 15 - July 19; $300
    Times:
    1:00-4:00 pm

    Students enrolled in this course will take an in-depth approach to critical analysis and contextual reading of the primary founding documents in United States history. Over the course of the week, learners will read through the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, Constitution of the United States, and Bill of Rights, all while driving for historical analysis, critical thinking, content knowledge, and a deeper understanding of contextual civic vocabulary. The course's aims will build student confidence in historical reading in preparation for general or Advanced Placement courses - where students will be expected to utilize similar skills when executing source analysis or answering DBQs and LEQs.

    Instructor: James Coe, Newark Academy Humanities Department, Faculty
  • Model United Nations Institute - Grades 8-12

    Session Dates and Tuition: July 8 - July 12, $300
    Times:
    1:00-4:00 pm

    Students attending this one-week institute will learn research and debate skills while gaining a greater awareness of global affairs through intensive Model United Nations training. Students will be coached in position paper research and writing, debate rules and speaking skills, resolution writing, and strategies to win over the committee. This program is designed for students who are Model UN novices or who have attended one conference. An abbreviated three-hour simulation at the end of the week will round out the institute.

    Instructor: Kevin George, Glen Ridge High School, Advisor Model UN Club
  • Spanish Boot Camp

    Session Dates and Tuition: July 22 - July 26, $300
    Times:
    1:00-4:00 pm

    This workshop is designed for students with at least two years of Spanish studies who are considering taking advanced level Spanish courses in the near future. Whether it will be AP Spanish, IB Spanish, Honors courses or a semester abroad; this workshop will work on the language skills needed to succeed in those levels.  We will practice the four aspects of communication: listening, speaking, reading and writing. We will review key grammatical points and will write essays in proper academic Spanish. We will read and discuss different texts such as short stories, news, blogs, film reviews and articles. Students will enhance their comprehension skills listening to podcasts, interviews and songs in Spanish. Students will improve their oral and presentational skills doing oral presentations. Key cultural aspects from the Spanish-speaking world will be presented. This immersion-style workshop will be conducted entirely in Spanish and students are expected to speak only Spanish.

    Instructor: Reyther Ortega, Newark Academy Language Department, Faculty
  • Wellness Workshop - Grades 8-10

    Session Dates and Tuition: June 24 - June 28 $240
    Times:
    1:00-3:00 pm

    Learn the truth about your body and how to fuel it right. This workshop is designed to educate attendees on various aspects of maintaining healthy eating habits and how to integrate this lifestyle into their own. You don’t have to be an athlete or a fitness enthusiast to attend.  Topics will include: Nutrition/healthy eating habits; Integrating sleep; Fitness; Yoga, Complementary health methods, Stress Management, and Injury Prevention.

    Instructor: Tara DelRusso, Newark Academy Health Department, Faculty
  • Advanced Model UN - Grades 8-12

    Session Dates and Tuition: July 16 - July 19, $300
    Times:
    1:00-4:00 pm

    This one-week institute is designed for students who are experienced in the writing and debate skills needed for success in Model United Nations. The centerpiece of the institute will be a series of simulations inspired by the crisis committees for top delegates featured at many premier conferences. Students will sharpen their research and debate skills and explore solutions to complex geopolitical problems in this exciting new program.
    Preferred Experience: Newark Academy’s Model United Nations Institute, or significant Model UN experience (attended two or more high school conferences)

    Instructor: Kevin George, Glen Ridge High School, Model UN Club Advisor
  • Introduction to Marine Ecosystems - Grades 7-9

    Session Dates and Tuition: July 15 - July 19, $300
    Times:
    1:00-4:00 pm

    This one-week seminar will introduce students to a variety of marine ecosystems including coral reefs, mangrove forests, kelp forests, and the deep sea. Students will gain hands-on experience learning about key characteristics of some of the major marine phyla and identifying marine organisms that characterize each of the studied ecosystems. The goal for this course is to begin to explore ecology through the study of different marine environments and the organisms living and interacting in each habitat.

    Instructor: Kristin Duszak, Newark Academy

Program Faculty

List of 2 members.

  • Tara DelRusso 

    Montclair State University - B.S.
    College of St. Elizabeth - M.S.
  • Kristin Duszak 

    James Cook University - M.S.
    SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry - B.S.