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The Achievement Zone's Online Learning

The Achievement Zone will continue offering online classes for the Winter/Spring Semester. 

Classes will begin January 4, 2021 and run through May 28, 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) Technology 1 will cover the same material 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: 

  • January 18th – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • February 15th – President’s Day
  • April 2nd - Good Friday

 

Search Classes by Day:

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 Introduction to Conversational Spanish: Topics include greetings, basic vocabulary, and conversations applicable to a variety of employment settings at the basic level.
  • 9-10 Bingo: Join us for a few games of Virtual Bingo
  • 10-11 Advanced Spanish: (Students should have a command of basic vocabulary) The goal of this class is to provide students with the ability to have conversations in Spanish in the workplace. Students will be working on more intense conversational skills such as grammar and vocabulary beyond the basics.
  • 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 Environmental Club: Students will explore how everyone effects the environment as well as recycling practices, gardening, weather, and the Earth in a bigger picture.
  • 11-12 Cooking with Candice 1: In this introductory class you will follow along as we create some culinary delights with the use of a microwave. 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 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.
  • 2-3 Dance: Dance along to popular music, exercise dances and party dances guided by staff.

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.
  • 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 Technology Level I - This class will address and explore skills needed to be successful in employment. Basic computer literacy skills will be covered.
  • 11-12 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 2-3 Advanced Technology – (Students should come prepared with a Gmail account for this class) Students will explore how to use Google Drive to its fullest potential; accessing Gmail, Google Slides, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Hangout, and so much more needed in the workplace.
  • 2-3 Bingo - Join us for a few games of Virtual Bingo

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 Fine Arts- Students will tap into their creativity while enjoying their self-expression. A list of materials will be provided before class.
  • 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 Reading: This class will focus on reading for comprehension and following written directions while reinforcing those skills needed for employment.
  • 11-12 Advanced Cooking – Students will be introduced to more advanced cooking techniques such as working with the stove and oven, while continuing with microwave usage. Lessons may include written material about important kitchen skills, safety precautions, and facts about nutrition. Students will eventually plan a menu for their family from salad to entrée to dessert.
  • 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 Social Discussions- Join us for a discussion on current events as well as participant driven topics of interest.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 Therapeutic Movement – Students will be introduced to new ways of enhancing their emotional, physical and mental wellbeing through the power of movement and self-expression. Staff will lead students in different body movements through sound at a beginner level.
  • 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 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”.
  • 11-12 Back to Basics: Math - Students will reinforce basic computation skills which may be needed for employment
  • 11-12 Cooking with Candice 1: In this introductory class you will follow along as we create some culinary delights with the use of a microwave. 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 Virtual Tours – Guided by staff, students will take virtual field trips of Museums, zoos, amusement parks, and travel to some exotic places.
  • 1-2 Dance: Dance along to popular music, exercise dances and party dances guided by staff.
  • 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 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.

Friday

  • 9-10 Introduction to Conversational Spanish: Topics include greetings, basic vocabulary, and conversations applicable to a variety of employment settings at the basic level.
  • 9-10 Photo Journalism -- Students will develop skills necessary to publish a monthly newsletter by capturing photos, writing articles, conducting interviews and more!
  • 10-11 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.
  • 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 Back to Basics: Writing- Students will learn about sentence structure, grammar, sequencing, and character development while creating a story as an end result.
  • 11-12 Advanced Cooking – Students will be introduced to more advanced cooking techniques such as working with the stove and oven, while continuing with microwave usage. Lessons may include written material about important kitchen skills, safety precautions, and facts about nutrition. Students will eventually plan a mean for their family from salad to entrée to dessert.
  • 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 Social Discussions- Join us for a discussion on current events as well as participant driven topics of interest.
  • 2-3 Back to Basics Reading: This class will focus on reading for comprehension and following written directions while reinforcing those skills needed for employment.
  • 2-3 Bingo - Join us for a few games of Virtual Bingo

 

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