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  • ACADEMICS, GRADES 1 AND 2 

    KOC109/3071 - Learning through Literature
    In this course, students will learn how to develop listening skills to increase comprehension and writing skills and will use descriptive words and phrases to increase vocabulary. Students with limited language skills benefit from sharing ideas through brainstorming.
    Saturdays, February 8 through March 8
    Time: 9:00 – 10:50 a.m.
    Cost: $85.00
    Instructor: Dawn Orndoff, Instructor, NJCU
    Registration Deadline: February 1


    KOC943/3072 - Improving Mathematics Skills
    This course, which utilizes games and other tools to help children develop a positive attitude towards mathematics, improves math skills through practice and hands-on activities.
    Saturdays, February 8 through March 8
    Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
    Cost: $85.00
    Instructor: Dawn Orndoff, Instructor, NJCU
    Registration Deadline: February 1
     

    ACADEMICS, GRADES 3 AND 4

    KOC924/3073 - Writing Success for NJ - ASK
    This course helps students to improve writing skills and practical knowledge of the writing process through picture prompts, comprehension exercises, and creative writing. The students will participate in a differentiated classroom environment focused on building independent writers and confident test takers.
    Saturdays, March 29 through May 3
    Time: 9:00 – 10:50 a.m.
    Cost: $85.00
    Instructor: Kimberly O’Neill, Elementary Education Teacher, Jersey City Board of Education
    Registration Deadline: March 22


    KOC105/3074 - Problem-solving Made Fun
    This course uses manipulatives, games, hands-on activities,
    and literature to enable children to explore the problem-solving strategies and techniques necessary to solve mathematical word problems relevant to real life experiences. The class is designed to help students sharpen their skills and focuses on conceptualizing and creating meaning in mathematics problem-solving.
    Saturdays, March 29 through May 3
    Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
    Cost: $85.00
    Instructor: Kimberly O’Neill, Elementary Education Teacher, Jersey City Board of Education
    Registration Deadline: March 22
     

    ACADEMICS, GRADES 5–8

    KOC859/3075 - Writing in the Digital Age
    This course enables students to bridge the gap between academics and technology and to build writing stamina in a variety of genres, including test-taking formats. Children maintain electronic journals, work within the facets of Microsoft Word, and develop Power Point presentations.
    Saturdays, February 8 through March 8
    Time: 9:00 – 10:50 a.m.
    Cost: $90.00
    Instructor: Kimberly O’Neill, Elementary Education Teacher, Jersey City Board of Education
    Registration Deadline: February 1


    KOC746/3076 - Improving Reading Skills
    This course uses a hands-on approach, manipulatives, and team-taught methods to enable students to expand their vocabulary and increase their reading comprehension, thereby helping them to improve their performance in subjects in which excellent reading skills are essential.
    Saturdays, February 8 through March 1
    Time: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
    Cost: $85.00
    Instructor: Sonia Guthman, Teacher, Jersey City Board of Education
    Registration Deadline: February 1


    KOC732/3077 - Improving Mathematics Skills
    This course helps students to develop better math strategies to help them perform better on standardized tests and to improve their grades in school. Students further their skills with fractions, decimals, and percents and explore techniques for improving their problem-solving skills.
    Saturdays, February 8 through March 1
    Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Cost: $85.00
    Instructor: Andrea Guthman, Instructor, NJCU
    Registration Deadline: February 1
     

    SWIMMING (AGES 6–14)

    For all courses beyond Level I, students must demonstrate a mastery of course content to progress to the next level. I.D. cards will be issued to all students on the first day of class and all students must wear bathing caps. Students must be in first grade if six years old.


    Session One:
     

    KOC024/3078 - Beginning Swimming for Kids Level I
    This introductory course for those who cannot swim or for those with limited ability helps children to feel comfortable in the water and covers the front and back floats, locomotion and basic rescue skills, and personal safety.
    Saturdays, February 1 through March 1
    Time: 11:00 – 11:50 a.m.
    Cost: $79.00
    Location: John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center
    Instructor: Thomas Lee II, Aquatics Coordinator, NJCU
    Registration Deadline: January 25


    KOC025/3079 - Beginning Swimming for Kids Level II
    This course builds upon the skills acquired in the Level I course and covers the front and back crawl strokes, the fundamentals of treading water and deep water swimming, and additional self-help and safety measures.
    Saturdays, February 1 through March 1
    Time: 11:00 – 11:50 a.m.
    Cost: $79.00
    Location: John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center
    Instructor: Thomas Lee II, Aquatics Coordinator, NJCU
    Registration Deadline: January 25


    KOC028/3082 - Beginning Swimming for Kids Level III
    This course enables children to develop confidence in their strokes and swim greater distances. The elementary back- stroke, diving, and safety rules are introduced.
    Saturdays, February 1 through March 1
    Time: 11:00 – 11:50 a.m.
    Cost: $79.00
    Location: John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center
    Instructor: Thomas Lee II, Aquatics Coordinator, NJCU
    Registration Deadline: January 25


    KOC029/3083 - Beginning Swimming for Kids Level IV
    This course introduces the breaststroke and the sidestroke, covers additional safety skills, and enables students to swim greater distances using the front and back crawl strokes, and open turn in deep water.
    Saturdays, February 1 through March 1
    Time: 12:00 – 12:50 p.m.
    Cost: $79.00
    Location: John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center
    Instructor: Thomas Lee II, Aquatics Coordinator, NJCU
    Registration Deadline: January 25


     KOC036/3084 - Beginning Swimming for Kids Level V
    This course enables students to refine the breaststroke and sidestroke, swim greater distances using the backstroke, and study additional safety skills, including how to swim when leg cramps develop.
    Saturdays, February 1 through March 1
    Time: 12:00 – 12:50 p.m.
    Cost: $79.00
    Location: John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center
    Instructor: Thomas Lee II, Aquatics Coordinator, NJCU
    Registration Deadline: January 25


    KOC90/3085 - Swim Team Prep
    Designed to help students who have successfully completed “Beginning Swimming for Kids Level V,” this course enables student to refine the skills and competitive strokes required for participation on a swim team. Strokes include freestyle, back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly, and skills include breathing and timing, body position, balance and motion, starts, and turns. Participants focus on swimming with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. Class is limited to eight students.
    Saturdays, February 1 through March 1
    Time: 12:00 – 12:50 p.m.
    Cost: $100.00
    Location: John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center
    Instructor: Thomas Lee II, Aquatics Coordinator, NJCU
    Registration Deadline: January 25


    KOC120/3086 - Junior Lifeguard Course
    The Junior Lifeguard Course provides young, experienced swimmers with practical knowledge and skills they can develop in preparation for becoming a lifeguard. The course includes: use of rescue equipment, water safety and basic water rescues, emergency response, pool rules and regulations and swimming refinement. Participants must be ages 9 – 14, and able to swim 100 yards continuously using both the front crawl and breast stroke, tread water for 60 seconds and swim under water for a minimum of 10 yards.
    Saturdays, February 1 through March 1
    Time: 12:00 – 12:50 p.m.
    Cost: $115.00
    Location: John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center
    Instructor: Thomas Lee II, Aquatics Coordinator, NJCU
    Registration Deadline: January 25

    Session Two

    KOC030/3087 - Beginning Swimming for Kids Level I
    This introductory course for those who cannot swim or for those with limited ability, this course helps children to feel comfortable in the water and covers the front and back floats, locomotion and basic rescue skills, and personal safety. Students must be in first grade if six years old.
    Saturdays, March 22 through April 26 RESCHEDULED! March 29 through May 3
    Time: 11:00 – 11:50 a.m.
    Cost: $79.00
    Location: John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center
    Instructor: Thomas Lee II, Aquatics Coordinator, NJCU
    Registration Deadline: March 14


    KOC031/3088 - Beginning Swimming for Kids Level II
    This course builds upon the skills acquired in the Level I course and covers the front and back crawl strokes, the fundamentals of treading water and deep water swimming, and additional self-help and safety measures.
    Saturdays, March 22 through April 26 RESCHEDULED! March 29 through May 3
    Time: 11:00 – 11:50 a.m.
    Cost: $79.00
    Location: John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center
    Instructor: Thomas Lee II, Aquatics Coordinator, NJCU
    Registration Deadline: March 14


    KOC034/3091 - Beginning Swimming for Kids Level III
    This course enables children to develop confidence in their strokes and swim greater distances. The elementary backstroke, diving, and additional safety rules are introduced.
    Saturdays, March 22 through April 26 RESCHEDULED! March 29 through May 3
    Time: 11:00 – 11:50 a.m.
    Cost: $79.00
    Location: John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center
    Instructor: Thomas Lee II, Aquatics Coordinator, NJCU
    Registration Deadline: March 14


    KOC035/3092 - Beginning Swimming for Kids Level IV
    This course introduces the breaststroke and the sidestroke, covers additional safety skills, and enables students to swim greater distances using the front and back crawl strokes, and open turn in deep water.
    Saturdays, March 22 through April 26 RESCHEDULED! March 29 through May 3
    Time: 12:00 – 12:50 p.m.
    Cost: $79.00
    Location: John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center
    Instructor: Thomas Lee II, Aquatics Coordinator, NJCU
    Registration Deadline: March 14

    KOC037/3093 - Beginning Swimming for Kids Level V
    This course enables students to refine the breaststroke and sidestroke, swim greater distances using the backstroke, and study additional safety skills, including how to swim when leg cramps develop.
    Saturdays, March 22 through April 26 RESCHEDULED! March 29 through May 3
    Time: 12:00 – 12:50 p.m.
    Cost: $79.00
    Location: John J. Moore Athletic and Fitness Center
    Instructor: Thomas Lee II, Aquatics Coordinator, NJCU
    Registration Deadline: March 14


    KOC90/3094 - Swim Team Prep
    Designed to help students who have successfully completed “Beginning Swimming for Kids Level V,” this course enables student to refine the skills and competitive strokes required for participation on a swim team. Strokes include freestyle, back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly, and skills include breathing and timing, body position, balance and motion, starts, and turns. Participants focus on swimming with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. Class is limited to eight students.
    Saturdays, March 22 through April 26 RESCHEDULED! March 29 through May 3
    Time: 12:00 – 12:50 p.m.
    Cost: $100.00
    Location: John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center
    Instructor: Thomas Lee II, Aquatics Coordinator, NJCU
    Registration Deadline: March 14


    KOC120/3095 - Junior Lifeguard Course
    The Junior Lifeguard Course provides young, experienced swimmers with practical knowledge and skills they can develop in preparation for becoming a lifeguard. The course includes: use of rescue equipment, water safety and basic water rescues, emergency response, pool rules and regulations and swimming refinement. Participants must be ages 9 – 14, and able to swim 100 yards continuously using both the front crawl and breast stroke, tread water for 60 seconds and swim under water for a minimum of 10 yards.
    Saturdays, March 22 through April 26 RESCHEDULED! March 29 through May 3
    Time: 12:00 – 12:50 p.m.
    Cost: $115.00
    Location: John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center
    Instructor: Thomas Lee II, Aquatics Coordinator, NJCU
    Registration Deadline: March 14
     

    MUSIC FOR KIDS (AGES 8-13)
    KOC130/3124 - Fundamentals of Music 
    This introductory course enables students to develop an understanding of the basic elements of music, including note reading, rhythm, and basic ear training.
    Saturdays, February 1 through May 3
    Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Cost: $125.00 per course; $200.00 combo (Fundamentals and one instrumental)
    Instructor: Dr. Min Kim, Department Chairperson, NJCU
    Registration Deadline: January 25

    KOC131/3125 - Voice Class
    This class integrates a healthy approach to singing while allowing children to tap into their natural instincts while singing.
    Saturdays, February 1 through May 3
    Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Cost: $125.00 per course; $200.00 combo (Fundamentals and one instrumental)
    Instructor: Dr. Min Kim, Department Chairperson, NJCU
    Registration Deadline: January 25

    KOC132/3126 - Guitar
    This introductory course for beginners focuses on correct hand placement, right hand articulations (arpeggios, melody), scales, chords, rhythmic accompaniments, and the rudiments of musical notation and tablature.
    Saturdays, February 1 through May 3
    Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Cost: $125.00 per course; $200.00 combo (Fundamentals and one instrumental)
    Instructor: Dr. Min Kim, Department Chairperson, NJCU
    Registration Deadline: January 25

    KOC133/3127 - Piano Class
    This introductory course for beginners covers the basics of piano playing and focuses reading music and playing simple melodies.
    Saturdays, February 1 through May 3
    Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Cost: $125.00 per course; $200.00 combo (Fundamentals and one instrumental)
    Instructor: Dr. Min Kim, Department Chairperson, NJCU
    Registration Deadline: January 25