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STEAM

STEAM-INSPIRED ELECTIVE COURSES
* All AHS students are welcome and encouraged to take these electives .
Coll Honors Creative Problem Solving [ AHS only ] Prerequisite / Selection Process : Minimum of a 3.0 GPA College credit [ University of Minnesota ] Intended Audience : Grades 11 and 12 Credit : One trimester = 0.5 credit ( potential 3 University of Minnesota credits ) Major Outcomes :
• Identify , define , and solve problems
• Understand diverse philosophies and ideas within and across societies and convey that understanding to others
• Understand role of creativity and innovation in own work and other disciplines
• Move outside of existing comfort zone and recognize value of that exploration
Projects , Activities , etc .: Design Rube Goldberg type machines , complete a series of “ do something different ” challenges , other hands-on activities Instructional Focus : Use hands-on and practical skills to develop and apply creative principles to solve challenges and problems
Digital Music Composition I [ AHS only ] Intended Audience : Grades 9 , 10 , 11 and 12 Credit : One trimester = 0.5 credit Major Outcomes :
• Learn the foundations of music theory - melody , chord structure , form
• Understand the elements of creating or modifying digital music
• Analyze and evaluate music
• Have an understanding of basic recording techniques
Project , Activities , etc .: Project based learning , independent work , collaborative environment with teachers Instructional focus : Small unit focus , leads to a culminating final project
Digital Music Composition II [ AHS only ] Prerequisite / Selection Process : Digital Music Composition I Intended Audience : Grades 9 , 10 , 11 , and 12 Credit : One trimester = 0.5 credit Major Outcomes :
• Learn the foundations of music theory - melody , chord , structure , form
• Understand the elements of creating or modifying digital music
• Analyze and evaluate music
• Have an understanding of basic recording techniques
• Learn the foundations of acoustics Projects , Activities , etc : Project based learning , independent work , collaborative environment with teachers Instructional Focus : Final portfolio demonstrating various forms , styles , and compositional techniques
Dance Ensemble I [ AHS only ] Intended Audience : Grades 9 , 10 , 11 , and 12 Credit : One trimester = 0.5 credit Major Outcomes :
• Develop dance technique through a variety of genres .
• Gain broader movement vocabulary through in-depth study of dance elements .
• Develop technical skills and artistry while exploring their personal voices as choreographers and performers . Projects , Activities , etc .: Individual and group work , perform at school-wide performances Instructional Focus : Gain movement skills and develop confidence and enjoyment though movement ; grow unity and celebrate diversity as a performing ensemble .
Dance Ensemble II [ AHS only ] Prerequisite / Selection Process : Dance Ensemble I Intended Audience : Grades 9 , 10 , 11 , and 12 Credit : One Trimester = . 5 credit Major Outcomes :
• Further develop dance technique through a growing variety of genres
• Gain broader movement vocabulary and a wide view of dance through the principles of choreography and awareness of dance and its cultural , aesthetic and historical components
• Further develop the technical skills , creativity and artistry as citizen-artistsathletes in a global community
• Expand exposure to a variety of styles , choreographers , repertoire and music
• Perform in school-wide dance concerts
Dance Ensemble III [ AHS only ] Prerequisite / Selection Process : Dance Ensemble II Intended Audience : Grades 9 , 10 , 11 , and 12 Credit : One trimester = . 5 credit Major Outcomes :
• Further develop dance technique through a growing variety of genres
• Gain broader movement vocabulary and a wide view of dance through the principles of choreography and awareness of dance and its cultural , aesthetic and historical components
• Further develop the technical skills , creativity and artistry as citizenartists athletes in a global community
• Expand exposure to a variety of styles , choreographers , repertoire and music
• Perform in school-wide dance concerts
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