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The Achievement Zone's Online Learning

The Achievement Zone's Online Learning

The Achievement Zone will be offering online classes for the Summer Semester. 

Classes will begin June 7th, 2021 and run through August 27th, 2021.

TAZ Online will be offering two class choices every hour. Participants do not need to sign up for the entire day. They can select as many or as few of the options as they desire. When making your class selections, please be aware of the participant's potential fatigue from sitting at the computer for too long. We want TAZ Online to be an enjoyable experience and not to be overtaxing. TAZ Online will take place via ZOOM. 

To enroll: 

  1. Decide which classes you are interested in after reading course descriptions for each! Please note that classes are scheduled multiple times each week, Ex) Bingo will be the same game on Tuesday and Thursday. 
  2. Complete the Interest Selection Survey (button on the right side bar of this webpage)
  3. You will receive confirmation from The Achievement Zone staff
  4. Your Support Coordinator will submit an SDR. Once The Arc receives it, you will be sent the link to the Zoom class. 

If you have any questions, please email TheAchievementZone@arcofmonmouth.org or call (732) 493-1919 ext. 775. 

TAZ Online will not be in session on the following holidays: 

  • July 5th – Independence Day Observed

 

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Full Class List:

Please note some class descriptions have changed. It is important to read the descriptions before signing up for classes.

COLOR CODE: 
Blue = New Class
Orange = Class Description has changed

MONDAY

  • 9-10 Happy Power Hour: Students will learn about the power of meditation, stress coping and management, and positive thinking. Prepare yourself for the week ahead!
  • ·9-10 Coffee & Breakfast Chat: Bring your coffee (tea/milk/juice/water) and your breakfast and enjoy some conversation time with your friends and staff about all different kinds of topics.
  • ·10-11 Introduction to Conversational Spanish: Topics include greetings, basic vocabulary, and conversations applicable to a variety of employment settings at the basic level.
  • 10-11 Fitness: Students will follow a step by step guide covering the fundamentals of fitness and learn what they are required to do to reach their health and fitness goals.
  • ·11-12 Outdoor Hour: Let’s get outside and enjoy the summer weather! In this class, participants will come up with ideas for different activities that can be done outside in nature!
  • ·11-12 Cooking with Candice 1: In this class participants will develop culinary skills which may increase their opportunities for future employment in the food service industry. Participants must be able to independently use basic kitchen tools such as a knife or can opener. A list of required items will be sent a week prior to the class.
  • 1-2 Back to Basics Reading: This class will focus on reading for comprehension and following written directions while reinforcing those skills needed for employment.
  • 1-2 Social Discussion: Join us for a discussion on current events as well as participant driven topics of interest.
  • ·2-3 Karaoke: Sing your heart out to popular music. Words and music will be provided on screen for you to follow along.
  • · 2-3 Job Skills: Students will learn the hard and soft skills related to finding and keeping employment like building a resume and cover letter.

TUESDAY

  • ·  9-10 Back to Basics: Writing- Students will learn about sentence structure, grammar, sequencing, and character development while creating a story as an end result. *Will include a “Pen Pals” element to work on interaction through writing!
  • ·  9-10 Drumming - Drumming stimulates creative expression. When you drum, you get to self-express and it’s been called the equivalent of talk therapy! Drum circles provide a means of exploring your inner self and expanding your consciousness while being part of a community. Participants will need to have a table or other item to use as their “drum”.
  • ·10-11 Money Management 1- In this class participants will review coin recognition and coin value. Students will also work on basic shopping skills by calculating costs of items and solving word problems based on counting money. 
  • · 10-11 Drama/Theater - Students will learn to act by participating in a variety of theater games, exercises and improvisations. The student will also explore the history of theater.
  • · 11-12 That’s Salad(a) Fun! In this class participants will develop culinary skills which may increase their opportunities for future employment in the food service industry. Participants must be able to independently use basic kitchen tools such as a knife or can opener. A list of required items will be sent a week prior to the class.: Use of stove might be necessary. Recipes will be sent in advance.
  • 11-12 Fitness: Students will follow a step by step guide covering the fundamentals of fitness and learn what they are required to do to reach their health and fitness goals.
  • 1-2 Advanced Reading – The purpose of this class is for students to further improve their ability to read for informational purposes. Students will develop the ability to determine writer’s purpose, intent, and point of view as well draw inferences from the text.
  • 1-2 Bingo - Join us for a few games of Virtual Bingo
  • 2-3 Dance: Dance along to popular music, exercise dances and party dances guided by staff.
  • 2-3 Musical Breakdown: Each week students will pick their favorite song & break it down! What’s the meaning behind this song? Behind the band/artist? Behind the lyrics? Let’s find out!

 

WEDNESDAY

  • 9-10 Intro to Sign Language – Topics include learning the alphabet, basic vocabulary, and conversations applicable to a variety of employment settings at the basic level.
  • ·9-10 Coffee & Breakfast Chat: Bring your coffee (tea/milk/juice/water) and your breakfast and enjoy some conversation time with your friends and staff about all different kinds of topics.
  • ·10-11 Back to Basics: Math - Students will reinforce basic computation skills which may be needed for employment
  • ·10-11 Fitness: Students will follow a step by step guide covering the fundamentals of fitness and learn what they are required to do to reach their health and fitness goals.
  • ·11-12 Back to Basics Writing: Students will learn about sentence structure, grammar, sequencing, and character development while creating a story as an end result. *Will include a “Pen Pals” element to work on interaction through writing!
  • ·11-12 Advanced Cooking – In this class participants will further develop culinary skills which may increase their opportunities for future employment in the food service industry. Participants must be able to independently use basic kitchen tools such as a knife or can opener. A list of required items will be sent a week prior to the class.
  • 1-2 Reaching For Independence – Students will learn time management, basic injury aid, communication, problem solving, interpersonal relationships and skills related to employment such as reading a schedule and understanding your paycheck.
  • ·1-2 Public Speaking: Let’s learn how to address an audience! Whether this be for job proposals, speaking in front of a group of strangers or a known crowd, student’s abilities to communicate will become more confident and clear.
  • ·2-3 Outdoor Hour: Let’s get outside and enjoy the summer weather! In this class, participants will come up with ideas for different activities that can be done outside in nature!
  • ·2-3 Environmental Club: Students will explore how everyone effects the environment as well as recycling practices, gardening, weather, and the Earth in a bigger picture.

 

THURSDAY

  • 9-10 Photography: Students will learn how to use the camera they have (IPAD, cell phone). We will discuss the work of great photographers as well as your own photographs in order to better understand the fundamentals of composition. Be prepared to share your photos and discuss why the picture was important to you.
  • 9-10 Chair Aerobics: This is a functional workout that is done using a chair to either sit or use for balance. Chair aerobics is designed to be a challenging workout for everyone that will increase your heart rate, burn calories, and build strength.
  • 10-11 Technology Level I - This class will address and explore skills needed to be successful in employment. Basic computer literacy skills will be covered.
  • 10-11 Bingo - Join us for a few games of Virtual Bingo
  • ·11-12 Desserts on Deck: Learn to bake muffins, cakes, cookies to prepare for possible employment opportunities in a bakery setting! This class will include use of hand mixer and oven. Recipes will be sent out in advance.
  • ·11-12 Film Review Studies: Ever want to discover the meaning behind your favorite movie? Students will study the breakdown of different movies after viewing them!
  • ·1-2 Virtual Tours – Guided by staff, students will take virtual field trips of Museums, zoos, amusement parks, and travel to some exotic places.
  •  1-2 Outdoor Hour: Let’s get outside and enjoy the summer weather! In this class, participants will come up with ideas for different activities that can be done outside in nature!
  • ·2-3 Dance: Dance along to popular music, exercise dances and party dances guided by staff.
  • ·2-3 Advanced Money Management – Throughout the course, students will develop skills related to money management that will enable them for independence. Students will be introduced to topics such as budgets, credit cards, paychecks and personal finances.

 

FRIDAY

  •  9-10 Coffee & Breakfast Chat: Bring your coffee (tea/milk/juice/water) and your breakfast and enjoy some conversation time with your friends and staff about all different kinds of topics.
  • ·9-10 Game Show: Join your friends as we play your favorite TV game shows like Jeopardy, Family Feud, Name that Tune!
  • ·10-11 Bingo - Join us for a few games of Virtual Bingo
  • ·10-11 Nutrition- Explore resources, tools, and printable materials on food and nutrition for healthy adults. Tips on healthy eating, including portion sizes, and reading a food label.
  • · 11-12 Photo Journalism: Students will develop skills necessary to publish a monthly newsletter by capturing photos, writing articles, conducting interviews and more!
  • · 11-12 Virtual Tours – Guided by staff, students will take virtual field trips of Museums, zoos, amusement parks, and travel to some exotic places.
  • · 1-2 Karaoke: Sing your heart out to popular music. Words and music will be provided on screen for you to follow along.
  • · 1-2 Social Discussions- Join us for a discussion on current events as well as participant driven topics of interest.
  • 2-3 Outdoor Hour: Let’s get outside and enjoy the summer weather! In this class, participants will come up with ideas for different activities that can be done outside in nature!
  • 2-3 Basic into Beauty: Turn your basic household items into fantastic art pieces! Have a left over toilet paper roll… time to get creative with it. Students will be prepared with what the crafting assignment is ahead of time so that they can be prepared for class. 

 

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