A Day at Dottke

A Student's Day Is Spent In One Of Three Ways

Classes

9 Weeks

Classes meet for one quarter which means they are roughly 9 weeks long. They meet at the same time every day and include additional work outside of the normal meeting times. Typically, the only classes offered are Math and Science courses which need to meet for an extended period of time to cover course objectives that are difficult to replicate in a project-based learning setting. Grading for classes follows a more traditional model and hours worked are not tracked.

Seminars

2 - 8 Weeks

Seminars meet for anywhere from 2 – 8 weeks. Students can combine a seminar with an independent project to earn credit for a particular course or they can combine multiple seminars to earn credit. Seminars are designed to offer high interest course work that is many times designed around specific student requests. 

Quarter 4 Seminars

Math

Math Design Lab
How To Master Math
Math In The Aquaponics Lab

9:00 – 10:00
Angela Wardlow
20 Hours
Mondays and Thursdays
4/8/21 – 6/10/21

Students will be able to apply the mathematical skills necessary to design scale models and blueprints in order to create products with the Glowforge, Cricut, and 3d printer.

9:00 – 10:00
Angela Wardlow
20 Hours
Tuesdays and Fridays
4/9/21 – 6/10/21

Students will become experts in applying various methods of completing mathematical problems by applying different strategies that will be helpful in problem solving in their daily lives.

10:00 – 11:00
Angela Wardlow
35 Hours
Daily
4/8/21 – 6/10/21

Students will be able to apply various mathematical concepts in helping to develop and maintain our aquaponics COVE

English

Write Write Write
Portfolio
Beam Me Up
Senior Seminar

8:00 – 9:00
Kellen Lynch
35 Hours
Daily
4/8/21 – 6/10/21

Students will create a writing portfolio of fiction, non-fiction, and professional writing samples. Students will go through the writing process of drafting, revising, working with colleagues to improve writing, and creating a polished piece. The seminar project will be the writing portfolio and getting a piece published.

9:00 – 10:00
Kayleigh Bitters
20 Hours
Daily
4/8/21 – 4/30/21

In this seminar, you will be taking the existing projects and learning that you have done for the year and begin the development of your Portfolio of Learning.

In addition to showcasing your work, we will be do resume building, brand design, post-secondary plans, and more.

Your portfolio will be a tool to showcase your mastery and understanding and can be used in contexts like college admissions, volunteering opportunities, job interviews, and more.

10:00 – 11:00
Kellen Lynch
18 Hours
Mondays and Thursdays
4/8/21 – 6/10/21

Students will do things like analyze the science fiction genre for common characteristics, the differences between exemplars like Star Trek and Star Wars, speculative fiction, and more! Possible seminar projects could include creating science fiction and more.

12:00 – 1:00
Erin Hanson-Baisley
18 Hours
Mondays and Thursdays
4/8/21 – 6/10/21

Seniors- your graduation is about 9 weeks away. What is your plan for after you graduate? Spend the last quarter of your senior year putting together your personal post secondary plan. This seminar will connect you with the people and organizations to help you make decisions, set goals, and put your plan into place. Some of the resources we will use are: Xello, Nepris, and guest speakers. We will explore many of the following: the trades, apprenticeships, 2 year college, 4 year college, and the military. Additionally, we will find out more about grants, scholarships and how to pay for your post secondary training.
“Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination.” ― Fitzhugh Dodson, author

Project- Put together your own post secondary plan

Go public- Student led conference with adult you want to share your plan with..parent/ older sibling/teacher/ grandparent

Science

Biology Semester 1
Chemistry Semester 1
Anatomy and Physiology Semester 1
Environmental Science Semester 1

9:00 – 10:00
Michelle Burton
Full Course
4/8/21 – 6/10/21

Students will study the organization of living things, cellular and molecular biology, genetics, ecology, evolution, and the relationship between biology and society. The scientific process and laboratory skills are emphasized along with biology’s connections to other scientific disciplines. Students develop scientific reading and writing skills as they examine course
concepts.

12:00 – 1:00
Jenny Olechowski
Full Course
4/8/21 – 6/10/21

This course focuses on the fundamental principles of chemistry. Topics include the classification of matter, properties of elements and compounds, problem solving, chemical formulas, naming compounds, chemical reactions, balancing chemical equations, gas laws, atomic theory, chemical bonding, the periodic table, and solutions. This course includes laboratory activities in which the student will read, collect, and interpret data.

1:00 – 2:00
Jenny Olechowski
Full Course
4/8/21 – 6/10/21

In this seminar you will explore the organization of the human body, the main functions of the body systems and the fundamentals of medical terminology.

2:00 – 3:00
Michelle Burton
Full Course
4/8/21 – 6/10/21

This course is designed to increase the student’s awareness of environmental issues. Topics for semester I include an introduction
to Environmental Science, a look at our planet’s functions, populations, biomes, and the value of biodiversity. Field research, guest speakers, and field trips may be utilized to enhance the units covered throughout the course. Individual and group projects are required in this course.

US History

Blueprint of a Nation - US Constitution
Revolution - The Building of Our Nation

12:00 – 1:00
Dave Stolpe
18 Hours
Mondays and Thursdays
4/8/21 – 6/10/21

In this seminar we will be examining the US constitution to understand how our government is structured and works as well as how our nation was built, and what values it is trying to promote and protect. Combine with a 16 hour project for 0.5 credits for Government, or combine with “Revolution -The building of Our Nation” seminar (No Project) for 0.5 credits in US History or Government and Politics.

12:00 – 1:00
Dave Stolpe
18 Hours
Tuesdays and Fridays
4/9/21 – 6/10/21

In this seminar we will explore how the united states came to be exploring its past from discovery and colonial era, through the American Revolution and independence, and onto the building of our government and constitution. . Combine with a 16 hour project for 0.5 credits for US History, or combine with “Blueprint of a Nation – The US Constitution” seminar (No Project) for 0.5 credits in US History or Government and Politics.

World History

Art History
World Religions

8:00 – 9:00
Dave Stolpe
35 Hours
Daily
4/8/21 – 6/10/21

In this class we will explore art through the ages, and how it has evolved and changed throughout time. Art has been both a reflection of what is happening in the world around it, as well as a catalyst for change in society. We will examine different schools of artistic expression, the work of prominent artists, as well different techniques and symbolism used in artwork. The class will meet every day and students will have an individual project they need to complete as well during class based work time.

1:00 – 2:00
Phil Frahm
18 Hours
Tuesdays and Thursdays
4/8/21 – 6/10/21

In this seminar, we will study the major components and beliefs of popular and lesser-known religions that exist or have existed throughout the world. Students will finish off this seminar with a project where they will be given the opportunity to make their own “DIY Religion” by using the major components of most popular religions OR to complete a project that dives deeper into the belief systems and culture of an existing world religion. Students will complete assignments and small projects throughout the course of the seminar. This seminar will meet two times per week and will be worth half of the “credit hours” to get the .5 credit. Students will need to either enroll in another seminar related to this credit at some point or they will need to complete an additional independent project apart from this seminar.

Government

Blueprint of a Nation - US Constitution
Revolution - The Building of Our Nation

12:00 – 1:00
Dave Stolpe
18 Hours
Mondays and Thursdays
4/8/21 – 6/10/21

In this seminar we will be examining the US constitution to understand how our government is structured and works as well as how our nation was built, and what values it is trying to promote and protect. Combine with a 16 hour project for 0.5 credits for Government, or combine with “Revolution -The building of Our Nation” seminar (No Project) for 0.5 credits in US History or Government and Politics.

12:00 – 1:00
Dave Stolpe
18 Hours
Tuesdays and Fridays
4/9/21 – 6/10/21

In this seminar we will explore how the united states came to be exploring its past from discovery and colonial era, through the American Revolution and independence, and onto the building of our government and constitution. . Combine with a 16 hour project for 0.5 credits for US History, or combine with “Blueprint of a Nation – The US Constitution” seminar (No Project) for 0.5 credits in US History or Government and Politics.

Psychology

Mass Media Propaganda and Advertising
Brain Injuries/Brain Decline - Memory, Intelligence, and Personality

8:00 – 9:00
Phil Frahm
18 Hours
Mondays and Thursdays
4/8/21 – 6/10/21

In this seminar, we will analyze how governments throughout history have used mass media to get their citizens to want to do certain things and/or believe certain things. We will also study the psychology of advertising and the tactics that retailers use to get us to buy more of their products and/or services. Students will complete assignments and small projects throughout the course of the seminar. This seminar will meet two times per week and will be worth half of the “credit hours” to get the .5 credit. Students will need to either enroll in another seminar related to this credit at some point or they will need to complete an additional independent project apart from this seminar.

8:00 – 9:00
Phil Frahm
18 Hours
Tuesdays and Fridays
4/8/21 – 6/10/21

For part of this seminar, we will be looking at the various psychological theories on memory, intelligence, and personality. For the second part of this seminar, we will be looking at brain injuries and brain decline and how each can affect memory, intelligence, and personality. Students will complete assignments and small projects throughout the course of the seminar. This seminar will meet two times per week and will be worth half of the “credit hours” to get the .5 credit. Students will need to either enroll in another seminar related to this credit at some point or they will need to complete an additional independent project apart from this seminar.

Sociology

Mass Media Propaganda and Advertising
Art History

8:00 – 9:00
Phil Frahm
18 Hours
Mondays and Thursdays
4/8/21 – 6/10/21

In this seminar, we will analyze how governments throughout history have used mass media to get their citizens to want to do certain things and/or believe certain things. We will also study the psychology of advertising and the tactics that retailers use to get us to buy more of their products and/or services. Students will complete assignments and small projects throughout the course of the seminar. This seminar will meet two times per week and will be worth half of the “credit hours” to get the .5 credit. Students will need to either enroll in another seminar related to this credit at some point or they will need to complete an additional independent project apart from this seminar.

8:00 – 9:00
Dave Stolpe
35 Hours
Daily
4/8/21 – 6/10/21

In this class we will explore art through the ages, and how it has evolved and changed throughout time. Art has been both a reflection of what is happening in the world around it, as well as a catalyst for change in society. We will examine different schools of artistic expression, the work of prominent artists, as well different techniques and symbolism used in artwork. The class will meet every day and students will have an individual project they need to complete as well during class based work time.

Health

Health and Wellness

9:00 – 10:00
Jenny Olechowski
35 Hours
Daily
4/8/21 – 6/10/21

In this seminar we’ll examine both physical and emotional health and wellness. Stress management techniques such as relaxation, effective communication, cognitive-behavioral approaches, eating behaviors, regular exercise, and time management are explored.

Independent Living/Personal Finance

Adulting 101
Portfolio

1:00 – 2:00
Phil Frahm
18 Hours
Mondays and Thursdays
4/8/21 – 6/10/21

In this seminar, we will be looking at various topics that relate to being an adult, such as options for getting your taxes done, opening a bank account, obtaining a credit card, workplace etiquette, dressing professionally, personality typing and how to relate to others better, etc. Most of what we cover will be decided by the students of this seminar at the beginning of the quarter. Students will complete assignments and small projects throughout the course of the seminar. This seminar will meet two times per week and will be worth half of the “credit hours” to get the .5 credit. Students will need to either enroll in another seminar related to this credit at some point or they will need to complete an additional independent project apart from this seminar.

9:00 – 10:00
Kayleigh Bitters
20 Hours
Daily
4/8/21 – 4/30/21

“In this seminar, you will be taking the existing projects and learning that you have done for the year and begin the development of your Portfolio of Learning.

In addition to showcasing your work, we will be do resume building, brand design, post-secondary plans, and more.

Your portfolio will be a tool to showcase your mastery and understanding and can be used in contexts like college admissions, volunteering opportunities, job interviews, and more.

Independent PE

Independent PE
Independent PE

10:00 – 10:30
Mike Lessard
10 Hours
Mondays and Thursdays
4/8/21 – 6/10/21

Students looking to take PE independently should sign up for this seminar. Students must enroll in this seminar to be eligible to earn Independent PE credit

2:00 – 2:30
Mike Lessard
10 Hours
Tuesdays and Fridays
4/8/21 – 6/10/21

Students looking to take PE independently should sign up for this seminar. Students must enroll in this seminar to be eligible to earn Independent PE credit

Quarter 3 Seminars

Math

Crush The ACT
How To Be Rich
Mo Money, Mo Problems
Become A Math Whiz (Basic Math Skills
Want to Make Some Money?
Kitchen Math
Let’s Build (Math in the Trades)
Math Design Lab
Aquaponics

8:00 – 9:00
Alex Bruzan
10 – 15 Hours
Mondays and Thursdays
2/1/21 – 2/25/21
This seminar will focus on preparing students for the Math portion of the ACT exam. Students will work through released item problems from previous ACT exams. Students have the ability to earn 10 hours for work completed within the seminar and an additional 5 hours for work completed outside of class. Students should be prepared to work through frustrations around difficult problems and practice mathematical perseverance.

8:00 – 9:00
Alex Bruzan
10 Hours
Mondays and Thursdays
3/1/21 – 3/25/21

While there is no formula for getting rich quick, there is actually a formula for getting rich slowly. If you are looking to be rich in your 60’s, the best time to start is right now. Through the power of compound interest, you will learn the ins and outs of slowly growing wealthy as you age. In this seminar you will learn practical applications of compound interest and how it can be used for or against you.

8:00 – 9:00
Alex Bruzan
10 Hours
Mondays and Thursdays
4/5/21 – 4/29/21

There might not be another skill more adults say that they wished they had learned in school than how to create a budget. In this seminar you will be given access to a popular budgeting tool, create real or mock budgets, and learn about guidelines for spending which can create some guardrails for financial stability in life.

9:00 – 10:00
Angela Wardlow
20 Hours
Mondays and Thursdays
1/28/21 – 3/26/21

Students will be able to complete basic math skills by applying different strategies that will be helpful in problem solving in their daily lives.

9:00 – 10:00
Angela Wardlow
20 Hours
Tuesdays and Fridays
1/29/21 – 3/26/21

This seminar is an introduction to the stock market. Students will learn the fundamentals of how to buy and sell stocks in order to maximize investments.

9:00 – 10:00
Angela Wardlow
20 Hours
Mondays and Thursdays
4/8/21 – 6/9/21 (4th Quarter)

Students will explore the intricacies of the cooking process by applying measurement skills, paying attention to details, and working on timing all while making delicious food.

9:00 – 10:00
Angela Wardlow
20 Hours
Tuesdays and Fridays
4/6/21 – 6/10/21 (4th Quarter)

Students will explore math skills that are utilized in the trades and apply them to build functional items.

10:00 – 11:00
Angela Wardlow
20 – 40 Hours
Mondays and Thursdays
1/28/21 – 6/10/21 (3rd and 4th Quarter)

Students will be able to apply the mathematical skills necessary to design scale models and blueprints in order to create products with the Glowforge, Cricut, and 3d printer.

12:00 – 1:00
Angela Wardlow
20 – 40 Hours
Tuesdays and Fridays
1/29/21 – 6/10/21 (3rd and 4th Quarter)

Students will be able to apply various mathematical concepts in helping to develop and maintain our aquaponics COVE

English

Short Stories
Dottke 101
Design Lab
Letters To My Future Self
The Sitcom

8:00 – 9:00
Kellen Lynch
35 Hours
Daily
1/26/21 – 3/26/21

The short story is a classic literary form designed to engage the reader for a brief but intense time. In this seminar, we will explore several short stories and delve into what makes a story go from good to great.

9:00 – 10:00
Kayleigh Bitters
20 Hours
Daily
1/26/21 – 3/26/21 (Rolling enrollment in 2 week sections throughout the third quarter)

Dottke 101 is the prerequisite course for all of the project work at Dottke. Students will learn the ins and outs of the independent This class will work through the project process that is an integral part of PBL at Dottke! This class is reserved for students who are new to Dottke, or are in need of a more structured course to creating their own independent projects.

12:00 – 1:00
Kayleigh Bitters
35 Hours
Daily
1/28/21 – 3/25/21

Design Lab gives students an opportunity to show off their creativity around a particular theme. In this seminar, students learn about the design thinking process and spend time creating physical representations of their learning.

1:00 – 2:00
Kayleigh Bitters
20 Hours
Tuesdays and Fridays
1/29/21 – 3/26/21

Students will engage with aspects of future planning through self reflection and journaling.

2:00 – 3:00
Kellen Lynch
17 Hours
Mondays and Thursdays
1/28/21 – 3/25/21

This seminar will focus on examining the sitcom and how it reflects on society. Examples may include: The Office (US), The Office (UK), Parks & Rec, The Simpsons, Modern Family, and more!

Science

Create Your Own Travel Passport
Myths And Misconceptions In Science

1:00 – 2:00
Michelle Burton
35 Hours
1/26/21 – 3/26/21

Create a travel expedition passport for you and your family to virtually or someday “in real-life” travel to your dream destination. Do you have a special place you visit every year? Or do you have a national or state park you have always wanted to visit? Take this seminar to learn about all the interesting information including the science related to that travel destination. Create your own google maps/directions, learn about the plants, animals, other wildlife, geology, and astronomy of your own natural haven. Determine the best time to visit based upon the weather conditions and recreational activities you want to do. Check out the star gazing and night sky that will be illuminated during your visit.

12:00 – 1:00
Jenny Olechowski
35 Hours
1/26/21 – 3/26/21

Have you ever heard that lightning never strikes the same place twice or that humans only use 10% of their brains? Has anyone ever told you that gum takes 7 years to digest or that the blood in your veins is blue? The world is filled with myths and misconceptions about science. In this seminar we’ll examine why such misinformation continues to exist, what real science says about these topics, as well as how to apply scientific methods to debunking false science.

US History

The Cold War
Death and Dying Across Cultures
March To Freedom - Understanding the Civil Rights Movement
17 Global Goals For Sustainable Development

8:00 – 9:00
Phil Frahm
18 Hours
Tuesdays and Fridays
1/26/21 – 3/26/21

Students will discuss the causes and effects of the Cold War. There will be lectures, reading and writing assignments, and small projects throughout the seminar.

9:00 – 10:00
Dave Stolpe
17 Hours
Mondays and Thursdays
1/28/21 – 3/25/21

In this seminar we will explore concepts, attitudes and social dynamics of surrounding death and dying, across a variety of cultural perspectives. Topics include demographics, who dies and why, suicide, treatment of the dying and dead, religious and legal perspectives, stages of dying, caregiving, grief, cultural perspectives and rituals surrounding death and bereavement.

9:00 – 10:00
Dave Stolpe
18 Hours
Tuesdays and Fridays
1/26/21 – 3/26/21

In this seminar we will explore concepts, attitudes and social dynamics of surrounding death and dying, across a variety of cultural perspectives. Topics include demographics, who dies and why, suicide, treatment of the dying and dead, religious and legal perspectives, stages of dying, caregiving, grief, cultural perspectives and rituals surrounding death and bereavement.

12:00 – 1:00
Dave Stolpe
35 Hours
Daily
1/26/21 – 3/26/21

In 2015, leaders from all 193 countries of the United Nations made the most ambitious plan that has ever been agreed. They identified 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. This seminar seeks to teach students about the Global Goals, to show them that a better world is possible. All students will be required to complete a project in this seminar. This seminar meets every day, and students will have project completion time in class

World History

The Cold War
Death and Dying Across Cultures
17 Global Goals For Sustainable Development

8:00 – 9:00
Phil Frahm
18 Hours
Tuesdays and Fridays
1/26/21 – 3/26/21

Students will discuss the causes and effects of the Cold War. There will be lectures, reading and writing assignments, and small projects throughout the seminar.

9:00 – 10:00
Dave Stolpe
17 Hours
Mondays and Thursdays
1/28/21 – 3/25/21

In this seminar we will explore concepts, attitudes and social dynamics of surrounding death and dying, across a variety of cultural perspectives. Topics include demographics, who dies and why, suicide, treatment of the dying and dead, religious and legal perspectives, stages of dying, caregiving, grief, cultural perspectives and rituals surrounding death and bereavement.

12:00 – 1:00
Dave Stolpe
35 Hours
Daily
1/26/21 – 3/26/21

In 2015, leaders from all 193 countries of the United Nations made the most ambitious plan that has ever been agreed. They identified 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. This seminar seeks to teach students about the Global Goals, to show them that a better world is possible. All students will be required to complete a project in this seminar. This seminar meets every day, and students will have project completion time in class

Psychology

Death and Dying Across Cultures
Sleep and Dreams
Wait...I'm going to be just like my parents?: An analysis of your socialization

9:00 – 10:00
Dave Stolpe
35 Hours
Daily
1/26/21 – 3/26/21

In this seminar we will explore concepts, attitudes and social dynamics of surrounding death and dying, accross a variety of cultural perspectives. Topics include demographics, who dies and why, suicide, treatment of the dying and dead, religious and legal perspectives, stages of dying, caregiving, grief, cultural perspectives and rituals surrounding death and bereavement.

10:00 – 11:00
Phil Frahm
18 Hours
Tuesdays and Fridays
1/26/21 – 3/26/21

In this seminar, we will look at the typical sleep cycle, anomalies in the sleep cycle, sleep disorders, and interpretations of common dreams.

10:00 – 11:00
Phil Frahm
18 Hours
Mondays and Thursdays
1/28/21 – 3/25/21

Your parent(s) and/or your caretaker(s) taught you a lot about how the world works from the time that you were born until now. Like it or not, this is how you learned rules about the society you live in, learned language, and developed your attitudes about the world. In this seminar, we will be focusing on your socialization – how you learned about society and culture. We will focus on the four main areas of socialization: Family, Peers, Schools, and Media.

Sociology

Death And Dying Across The Ages
March To Freedom - Understanding The Civil Rights Movement
Wait...I'm Going To Be Just Like My Parents?: An Analysis Of Your Socialization
17 Global Goals For Sustainable Development

9:00 – 10:00
Dave Stolpe
17 Hours
Mondays and Thursdays
1/28/21 – 3/25/21

In this seminar we will explore concepts, attitudes and social dynamics of surrounding death and dying, across a variety of cultural perspectives. Topics include demographics, who dies and why, suicide, treatment of the dying and dead, religious and legal perspectives, stages of dying, caregiving, grief, cultural perspectives and rituals surrounding death and bereavement.

9:00 – 10:00
Dave Stolpe
18 Hours
Tuesdays and Fridays
1/26/21 – 3/26/21

Students will explore the structure and manifestations of racial inequality in the United States and how those forces resulted in the Civil Rights Movement of the 40s, 50s, and 60s. We will examine historical forces that shaped opportunities and constraints for freedom struggles; the movement’s various philosophies, strategies, demands, and tactics; activism and ideologies.

10:00 – 11:00
Phil Frahm
17 Hours
Mondays and Thursdays
1/28/21 – 3/25/21

Your parent(s) and/or your caretaker(s) taught you a lot about how the world works from the time that you were born until now. Like it or not, this is how you learned rules about the society you live in, learned language, and developed your attitudes about the world. In this seminar, we will be focusing on your socialization – how you learned about society and culture. We will focus on the four main areas of socialization: Family, Peers, Schools, and Media.

12:00 – 1:00
Dave Stolpe
35 Hours
Daily
1/26/21 – 3/26/21

In 2015, leaders from all 193 countries of the United Nations made the most ambitious plan that has ever been agreed. They identified 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. This seminar seeks to teach students about the Global Goals, to show them that a better world is possible. All students will be required to complete a project in this seminar. This seminar meets every day, and students will have project completion time in class.

Government

March To Freedom - Understanding The Civil Rights Movement
17 Global Goals For Sustainable Development

9:00 – 10:00
Dave Stolpe
18 Hours
Tuesdays and Fridays
1/26/21 – 3/26/21

Students will explore the structure and manifestations of racial inequality in the United States and how those forces resulted in the Civil Rights Movement of the 40s, 50s, and 60s. We will examine historical forces that shaped opportunities and constraints for freedom struggles; the movement’s various philosophies, strategies, demands, and tactics; activism and ideologies.

12:00 – 1:00
Dave Stolpe
35 Hours
Daily
1/26/21 – 3/26/21

In 2015, leaders from all 193 countries of the United Nations made the most ambitious plan that has ever been agreed. They identified 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. This seminar seeks to teach students about the Global Goals, to show them that a better world is possible. All students will be required to complete a project in this seminar. This seminar meets every day, and students will have project completion time in class.

Health

Emotional Health and Stress

1:00 – 2:00
Jenny Olechowski
35 Hours
Daily
1/28/21 – 3/25/21

Emotional Health and Stress emphasis is on recognition of, and enhancing awareness about, how stress affects human health and performance. Stress management techniques such as relaxation, effective communication, cognitive-behavioral approaches, eating behaviors, regular exercise, and time management are explored.

Independent Living

Independent Living/Personal Finance - Legal Side Hustle

8:00 – 9:00
Phil Frahm
18 Hours
Mondays and Thursdays
1/28/21 – 3/25/21

In this seminar, students will develop and carry out a planned way of making a legal additional income. Additionally, students will work with their instructor(s) to make a blog about their experiences throughout the process.

Independent PE

Independent PE
Independent PE

10:00 – 10:30
Mike Lessard
10 Hours
Mondays and Thursdays
1/28/21 – 3/25/21

Students looking to take PE independently should sign up for this seminar. Students must enroll in this seminar to be eligible to earn Independent PE credit

1:00 – 1:30
Mike Lessard
10 Hours
Tuesdays and Fridays
1/26/21 – 3/26/21

Students looking to take PE independently should sign up for this seminar. Students must enroll in this seminar to be eligible to earn Independent PE credit

Quarter 2 Seminars

English

Dogs, Dogs, Dogs
Blogging
Dottke 101
The Evolution of the Super Hero
Color My World - Poetry, Photography, and Art
How Do I Find And Apply For Scholarships?
Storytelling in Video Games
#Enough

8:00 – 9:00
Jeanine Daugherty
35 Hours
Daily
11/5/20 – 1/22/21

If you think you would enjoy learning more about man’s (and woman’s) best friend and then doing an English project this is the seminar for you. We will look at why dogs are such a great match for us humans and brush up on your English skills. .

9:00 – 10:00
Kayleigh Bitters
18 Hours
Mondays and Thursdays
11/5/20 – 1/21/21

This seminar will meet twice a week and will work to develop personal or professional blogs that enhance students voice and experience. We will build the blog, identify voice and purpose, develop writing skills and peer review, and publish work to a particular audience.

9:00 – 10:00
Kayleigh Bitters
18 Hours
Tuesdays and Fridays
11/6/20 – 1/22/21

Dottke 101 is the prerequisite course for all of the project work at Dottke. Students will learn the ins and outs of the independent PBL model used at Dottke as well as grow in understanding around all of the systems that take place at Dottke.

9:00 – 10:00
Kellen Lynch
18 Hours
Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday
11/5/20 – 1/22/21

This seminar is focused on the evolution of the comic book as a medium and will go into topics such as themes, character archtypes, the rise of the super hero movie, and more! Example projects may include doing a psychological profile on a super hero and the student creating their own character(s).

10:00 – 11:00
Erin Hanson-Baisley
35 Hours
Daily
11/5/20 – 1/22/21

In this Seminar students will combine poetry with photography and art. We will read and listen to contemporary and classic poetry, reflect on the poet’s message, try our hand at writing our own verse, host weekly open mic and spoken word/ slam poetry readings. Students will use the poetry to create artistic and/ or photographic images. All students will create their own portfolio, which will include their poetry, art and photography.

1:00 – 2:00
Jeanine Daugherty
35 Hours
11/5/20 – 1/22/21

In this seminar we will spend our time looking for and applying for scholarships to help you pay for college. We will also take a look at the colleges you are interested in. This class is for Juniors and Seniors only.

2:00 – 3:00
Kellen Lynch
18 Hours
Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday
11/5/20 – 1/22/21

This seminar focuses on video games as a medium to tell a story. This seminar will explore the evolution of storytelling in video games including the earliest examples to current blockbuster titles. Possible projects could include creating our own video games!

2:00 – 3:00
Erin Hanson-Baisley
18 Hours
Daily
11/5/20 – 12/18/20

In this English seminar students will read, cast, direct and perform 7 student written plays about gun violence in America. The performance will take place virtually on Monday December 14, which is the anniversary of the tragic Sandy Hook shooting. Students in this seminar will organize, plan, invite, facilitate and lead a community viewing of the plays and post performance conversation about gun violence in our community. Students interested in being a part of this seminar must be willing to participate actively in the planning and execution of the performance.

Science

Independent Project-Based Science

12:00 – 1:00
Jenny Olechowski and Michelle Burton
35 Hours
11/5/20 – 1/22/21

Students wishing to earn science credit through a project of their own choice should sign up for this seminar. Here students will work to:

1. Choose a science topic to learn about
2. Create a project designed to meet specific learning targets for the science credit
3. Work directly with a science teacher to plan individual projects, monitor progress, troubleshoot/tune the project and complete project reflection documents.

Students will earn 1/2 science credit by completing = this seminar AND its corresponding science project.

US History

World Religions
History of Peace and Non-Violence
How Music Has Shaped History

9:00 – 10:00
Mondays and Thursdays
Dave Stolpe
18 Hours
Mondays and Thursdays
11/5/20 – 1/21/21

Students will learn about the core beliefs of a variety of religious traditions throughout the world and explore how those faith traditions have impacted the world around them. Students will be expected to complete a project for this seminar in order to earn 0.5 credits.

9:00 – 10:00
Dave Stolpe
18 Hours
Tuesdays and Fridays
11/6/20 – 1/22/21

Students will explore how the use of non violence and the commitment to peace has been used as a tool for social change throughout the world. Students will be expected to complete a project for this seminar in order to earn 0.5 credits.

12:00 – 1:00
Dave Stolpe
18 Hours
Mondays and Thursdays
11/5/20 – 1/21/21

Students will learn about the core beliefs of a variety of religious traditions throughout the world and explore how those faith traditions have impacted the world around them. Students will be expected to complete a project for this seminar in order to earn 0.5 credits.

World History

World Religions
History of Peace and Non-Violence
From Human Existance to Civilization
How Music Has Shaped History
Global Goals For Sustainable Development

9:00 – 10:00
Dave Stolpe
18 Hours
Mondays and Thursdays
11/5/20 – 1/21/21

Students will explore how the use of non violence and the commitment to peace has been used as a tool for social change throughout the world. Students will be expected to complete a project for this seminar in order to earn 0.5 credits.

9:00 – 10:00
Dave Stolpe
18 Hours
Tuesdays and Fridays
11/6/20 – 1/21/21

Students will explore how the use of non violence and the commitment to peace has been used as a tool for social change throughout the world. Students will be expected to complete a project for this seminar in order to earn 0.5 credits.

10:00 – 11:00
Phil Frahm
18 Hours
Mondays and Thursdays
11/5/20 – 1/21/21

In this seminar, we will be looking at theories of how humans got on earth and the transition from nomadic life to living in a civilization .

12:00 – 1:00
Dave Stolpe
18 Hours
Mondays and Thursdays
11/5/20 – 1/21/21

Students will explore how music has been a force for social change throughout the world. Students will be expected to complete a project for this seminar in order to earn 0.5 credits.

12:00 – 1:00
Dave Stolpe
18 Hours
Tuesdays and Fridays
11/6/20 – 1/22/21

Students will explore how music has been a force for social change throughout the world. Students will be expected to complete a project for this seminar in order to earn 0.5 credits.

Psychology

Psychological Disorders

9:00 – 10:00
Phil Frahm
18 Hours
Mondays and Thursdays
11/5/20 – 1/21/21

In this seminar, we will discuss some of the more commonly diagnosed psychological disorders. Students will learn the causes, effects, and treatment options for a variety of psychological disorders.

Sociology

The History Of Peace and Non-Violence
How Music Has Shaped History
Race, Age, Gender, and Ethnicity

9:00 – 10:00
Dave Stolpe
18 Hours
Tuesdays and Fridays
11/6/20 – 1/22/22

Students will explore how the use of non violence and the commitment to peace has been used as a tool for social change throughout the world. Students will be expected to complete a project for this seminar in order to earn 0.5 credits.

12:00 – 1:00
Dave Stolpe
18 Hours
Mondays and Thursdays
11/5/20 – 1/21/21

Students will learn about the core beliefs of a variety of religious traditions throughout the world and explore how those faith traditions have impacted the world around them. Students will be expected to complete a project for this seminar in order to earn 0.5 credits.

12:00 – 1:00
Phil Frahm
18 Hours
Mondays and Thursdays
11/5/20 – 1/21/21

In this seminar, we will be looking at Race, Age, Gender, and Ethnicity from a sociological perspective. We will be studying how each of these aspects of society affect our individual behaviors and the behaviors of society as a whole.

Government

The History Of Peace and Non-Violence
Global Goals For Sustainability

9:00 – 10:00
Dave Stolpe
18 Hours
Tuesdays and Fridays
11/6/20 – 1/22/22

Students will explore how the use of non violence and the commitment to peace has been used as a tool for social change throughout the world. Students will be expected to complete a project for this seminar in order to earn 0.5 credits.

12:00 – 1:00
Dave Stolpe
18 Hours
Tuesdays and Fridays
11/6/20 – 1/22/22

In 2015, leaders from all 193 countries of the United Nations made the most ambitious plan that has ever been agreed. They identified 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. This seminar seeks to teach students about the Global Goals, to show them that a better world is possible.

Health

Emotional Health and Stress

1:00 – 2:00
Jenny Olechowski
35 Hours
Daily
11/5/20 – 1/22/20

Emotional Health and Stress emphasis is on recognition of, and enhancing awareness about, how stress affects human health and performance. Stress management techniques such as relaxation, effective communication, cognitive-behavioral approaches, eating behaviors, regular exercise, and time management are explored.

Independent Living

Independent Living - Career and Living Choices and Budgeting

10:00 – 11:00
Phil Frahm
18 Hours
Tuesdays and Thursdays
11/6/20 – 1/22/21

In this seminar, students will explore possible career options, choose a place to live based on the expected take-home salary of their top career, and create a budget based on his/her expected expenses.

Advisory

At Dottke, this is open-ended time that provides the space to build and create projects

Any time a student is not in a class, a seminar or at lunch, they are in Advisory working on individual or group projects. Projects can be assigned from classes and in conjunction with seminars, but can also be done outside of the scope of a class or seminar.