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Starting with this term, the classes and schedule is going to remain the same, and just the teachers will be updated each term before students sign up. Under the cut is the class schedule from last term. Classes with teachers that have since disappeared are in red (poke me if I missed any or made someone red who's still on the island); please let me know if you would be interested in teaching any of them. Also, if anyone taught a class last term and no longer wants to, please let me know that as well. Lastly, if there is a class you are dying to teach that is not already offered, let me know and I'll try to fit it in.

Any questions, let me know!


Course Catalog )
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For the aforementioned three classes, Webster's students can expect these syllabi:

Information here.
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4th Term: WS 3:15 - 4:45 PM
Instructor: Lt. Nathaniel Fick

Enrollment is open to anyone, but assumes a secondary school level of knowledge. Completion of a Sociology 1/Introduction to Sociology course (On the island or elsewhere) is recommended but not required.

Lacking an office, Nate will be available for questions in the Compound rec room Wednesday and Saturday evenings from 5-8 PM. Private tutoring is available upon request. A copy of this syllabus is permanently posted in the classroom.

Attendance Policy: Attendance will not be taken, but students are expected to attend all classes to receive the full benefit of the course. Additionally, please try to keep up with the required reading as we go so that you may substantively contribute to in-class discussions and debates, which are critical to successful completion of the class.

Course Description: Daily news reports direct much of our attention to social problems such as crime, inequality, and poverty. Yet rarely are these reports accompanied by a discussion of the systematic causes of these problems. More often we become witness to an endless stream of media coverage reporting seemingly isolated incidents and events, in a sensationalized manner. Seldom are we informed of the process by which some events or behaviors come to be defined as social problems, or the decision-making process by which some social problems are selected for coverage, while others are ignored. The purpose of this course is to subject a selection of social problems, as well as the coverage of those problems, to a sociological analysis. We will attempt to answer questions such as, “How does a social problem become defined as such?” “What are the causes of various social problems?” Throughout the course we will explore solutions to these social problems and ask, “What can be done?” directing some of our attention to those organizations, individuals, programs and policies that have implemented constructive responses to issues of public concern.

Course Outline )
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4th Term: WS 1:30 - 3:00 PM
Instructor: Lt. Nathaniel Fick

Enrollment is open to anyone, but assumes a secondary school level of knowledge.

Lacking an office, Nate will be available for questions in the Compound rec room Wednesday and Saturday evenings from 5-8 PM. Private tutoring is available upon request. A copy of this syllabus is permanently posted in the classroom.

Attendance Policy: Attendance will not be taken, but students are expected to attend all classes to receive the full benefit of the course. Additionally, please try to keep up with the required reading as we go so that you may substantively contribute to in-class discussions and debates, which are critical to the successful completion of the class.

Course Description: What is society? How have societies developed historically? How do they distribute wealth, income and other resources? How do they organize political authority and economic power? How do they coordinate work? How do they socialize people to “fit in” with those around them? How do they produce culture? This course provides answers to these and other questions in ways that provide an introduction to the field of sociology. It focuses on a broad range of theory and research showing how sociologists think about and study these questions.

Course Outline )
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Okay, so Elissa suggested I take the bull by the horns here and pull together a sign-up sheet for parents wishing to sign their students up for pre-school. Charlie Andrews and Polyhymnia O'Keefe are in charge, sharing duties, including setting up and cleaning up the classroom, arranging activities and giving the kids a playful but hopefully somewhat educational experience. Polly wants this to point the way towards the formal classes of the school, easing the transition for the young minds.

This is separate from the activities of the Children's Office, though Polly and Charlie are both involved in that as well, and probably borrow supplies for the classes.

Pre-school classes run Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9-11 a.m and are available to all children ages 3-5 (with younger children accepted on a case-by-case basis, but truthfully I suspect we'll be rather flexible). Parents of said children are encouraged to sign their kids up if they are interested, and if any parent wants to volunteer to help out in the classroom, you are most welcome, and are encouraged to note that in your application in the comments.

The term starts Monday, February 9 and will follow the same schedule as the Island School.
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Here is the course list for the fourth term. As previously mentioned, it is set up like a university course catalog, with the days and times of each class listed. It is up to each student to make their own schedule.

Please sign in as the appropriate pup and comment with a LIST of the classes being signed up for. If there are enough students signed up for a class, I will add a second teacher and divide the class up.

The term starts on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9. Let me know if you have any questions.

ETA: I FORGOT TO SAY! This term another new thing is starting - a preschool/kindergarten, run by Charlie Andrews and Polly O'Keefe. All children ages five and under will attend this instead of the regular classes below. If a child five or under really really wants to take any of the below classes, it will be up to the discretion of the teacher as to whether or not they will accept them. Questions about the preschool/kindergarten should go to James or Zai. TY!

Course Catalog )
[identity profile] furry-lil-prblm.livejournal.com
Whups. I left a whole chunk of classes out of the poll. So here they are! Same applies as in previous poll - log in as the relevant pup, check what you want to teach. Thanks!


[Poll #1332107]
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Below is the sign-up poll for TEACHERS for the fourth term. Please check all the classes you are willing and qualified to teach. Please make sure you are signed in as the relevant pup when filling out the poll. Teachers will be assigned to classes on a first come, first served basis, but keeping in mind that I generally try to give everyone that signs up at least one class.

Please note: Anyone signing up to teach a foreign language is signing up for THREE classes: a beginning class, an intermediate class, and an advanced class.

Long-ass poll under the cut )

ETA: There's a second poll, with a few more classes I accidentally left out, here. Please check and see if you'd want to teach any of those as well. Sorry and thanks!
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Here are the schedules for the term, one for regular and one for university. Some students may have scheduling conflicts - just chalk it up to the crazy island continuity that you're able to take two classes at the same time. ;) There shouldn't be any conflicts for the teachers, though (I think...er, except for Sammy W, who is both teaching and taking the same class). Let me know if you have any questions. As before, all classes on a subject are taught at the same time (e.g. both regular Lit classes are Monday & Thursday 12-1:30).

Regular Class Schedule )


University Class Schedule )

*This is both the regular AND the university-level Greek History class, combined into one.
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And here are the university level class rosters. Any questions, let me know!

Format:
Subject
Teacher
Student

Class Rosters - University Level Classes )
[identity profile] furry-lil-prblm.livejournal.com
Here, finally, are the class rosters! Let me know if I accidentally put in someone that's disappeared or otherwise messed up somewhere. Please note, all students were (as usual) put into every class they signed up for, so if anyone wants to cut back on their courseload (like those of you who signed up for a billion classes, lol) just let me know.

Format is:
Subject
Teacher
Student

*student taking the class for a second or third term

Class Rosters - Regular Classes )
[identity profile] furry-lil-prblm.livejournal.com
ETA: THIS POLL IS NOW CLOSED. If you have a pup that would like to sign up for classes, please e-mail me.

This poll is for current and prospective STUDENTS ONLY to sign up for regular and/or university classes. Please note: some classes are offered at both levels, so it is important to make sure you are signing up for the right one. Please take the poll logged in as the relevant pup. Regular vs university is based more on level of difficulty than age; there is no age limit for either.

[Poll #1183893]

Any questions, let me know!
[identity profile] furry-lil-prblm.livejournal.com
ETA: THIS POLL IS NOW CLOSED. If you have a pup interested in teaching a class, please e-mail me. Thanks!

This poll is for current and prospective TEACHERS ONLY to indicate which regular and/or university level classes they would be willing to teach. Not all teachers who volunteer for each class may be needed, depending on the number of students, but I try to give each person who volunteers to teach at least one class. If there is a class you would be willing to teach that is not listed below, please comment with the subject and whether it would be a regular or university class.


[Poll #1175121]
[identity profile] furry-lil-prblm.livejournal.com
Here is the roster for university level classes. Comment here if you want to sign up for anything and I will add you to the list. I'll leave the scheduling of these classes up to the teachers. ;)

Advanced Creative Writing (Grady Tripp)
Lucy Carrigan

Advanced Math (Meg Murry, Toshiko Sato)

Advanced Sciences (Meg Murry, Toshiko Sato)
Dairine Callahan
Henri Combeferre

Anatomy (Temperance Brennan)
Wednesday Addams
Henri Combeferre

Anthropology (Temperance Brennan)
Henri Combeferre
Tony DiNozzo
Calvin O'Keefe
Will Stanton

Astrophysics (Meg Murry)
Dairine Callahan

Comparative Mythology (Eostre)
Nita Callahan
Albus Dumbledore
Veronica Mars
Calvin O'Keefe
Will Stanton

Creative Writing (Ben Bruckner)
Nita Callahan
Veronica Mars
Chloe Sullivan

Disc History (William de Worde)
Albus Dumbledore
Calvin O'Keefe
Will Stanton

Earth History (Julian Bell, The Doctor)
Dairine Callahan
Lucy Carrigan
Veronica Mars
Samara Morgan
Calvin O'Keefe
Alex Rider

English (Julian Bell)
Will Stanton

Ethics (Toby Ziegler)
Albus Dumbledore
Teyla Emmagen
Calvin O'Keefe
Chloe Sullivan

French (Anthony Blunt)
Julian Bell
Veronica Mars

Gay Studies (Ben Bruckner)
Julian Bell
Teyla Emmagen
Hunter Novotny-Bruckner

Greek History (Toby Ziegler)

History of Western (Earth) Art (Anthony Blunt)
Julian Bell
Tony DiNozzo
Lucy Pevensie

Latation (Disc Latin) (William de Worde)
Nita Callahan
Albus Dumbledore

Literature (Julian Bell, Beth O'Brien)
Lucy Carrigan
Lady Marian
Veronica Mars
Calvin O'Keefe

Music Theory (Peter Smith-Kingsley)

Physical Education (Jamie Madrox)


Any questions, let me know!
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Here is the class schedule for the regular classes. We have a lot more subjects this term, so a few time slots have more than one subject, but I tried to make sure no one had conflicting classes. Let me know if I accidentally scheduled you for two classes at the same time. As with last term, all classes in a subject are taught at the same time - e.g. Remus, Toby, & the Doctor's Literature classes are all on Mon & Thurs 12-1:30.

MONDAY
7:30-9:00 Weaponry
9:30-11:00 Music
12:00-1:30 Literature
2:00-3:30 French
4:00-5:30 Earth History
6:00-7:30 Rhetoric AND Welsh

TUESDAY
7:30-9:00 Reading
9:30-11:00 Writing
12:00-1:30 Math
2:00-3:30 Dance AND Spanish
4:00-5:30 English
6:00-7:30 Forensic Anthropology

WEDNESDAY
7:30-9:00 Physical Education AND German
9:30-11:00 Cooking AND Japanese
12:00-1:30 Physics
2:00-3:30 Herbology
4:00-5:30 Italian
6:00-7:30 Religion AND Greek

THURSDAY
7:30-9:00 Weaponry
9:30-11:00 Music
12:00-1:30 Literature
2:00-3:30 French
4:00-5:30 Earth History
6:00-7:30 Rhetoric AND Welsh

FRIDAY
7:30-9:00 Reading
9:30-11:00 Writing
12:00-1:30 Math
2:00-3:30 Dance AND Spanish
4:00-5:30 English
6:00-7:30 Forensic Anthropology

SATURDAY
7:30-9:00 Physical Education AND German
9:30-11:00 Cooking AND Japanese
12:00-1:30 Physics
2:00-3:30 Herbology
4:00-5:30 Italian
6:00-7:30 Religion AND Greek


As always, let me know if you have any questions/comments.
[identity profile] furry-lil-prblm.livejournal.com
Here, finally, are the class rosters for the non-university level classes for the second term. For those students taking a subject for a second term, I put them all together in their own class wherever possible, and those classes/students are marked with an asterisk. I haven't made the schedule yet, so hopefully this doesn't have to be changed too much once I do that. *crosses fingers*

As before, the format is:
SUBJECT
Teacher
Student

Students, Teachers, and Subjects )

A couple notes:
- I put everyone in every class they signed up for, so if some of you that picked a zillion classes *coughDairineCalvinAryacough* want to pare down your schedule a bit just let me know. ;)
- Is there anyone who can teach German aka Skaldic HINT HINT or Religion? I have students for both classes, but no teachers.
- There are a few extra classes being offered. Please comment if you want to take any of the following: Latin, Animal Husbandry, or Disc History. These could be university level or non-university, depending on who wants to take them.


UNIVERSITY LEVEL COURSES
Below is a list of available university level courses. Please comment if you are interested in any of these courses. Go here to sign up for any of these.

Advanced Math (Meg Murry, Toshiko Sato)
Advanced Sciences (Meg Murry, Toshiko Sato)
Anatomy (Temperance Brennan)
Anthropology (Temperance Brennan)
Astrophysics (Meg Murry)
Comparative Mythology (Eostre)
Creative Writing (Ben Bruckner) OR Advanced Creative Writing (Grady Tripp)
Disc History (William de Worde)
Earth History (Julian Bell, The Doctor)
English (Julian Bell)
Ethics (Toby Ziegler)
French (Anthony Blunt)
Gay Studies (Ben Bruckner)
Greek History (Toby Ziegler)
History of Western (Earth) Art (Anthony Blunt)
Latation (Disc Latin) (William de Worde)
Literature (Julian Bell, Beth O'Brien)
Music Theory (Peter Smith-Kingsley)
Physical Education (Jamie Madrox)



I will be making an IG bulletin board post tomorrow so if you'd rather sign up IG (or both places) that's fine. I'm dead tired so I'm probably forgetting something; let me know if there are any questions or if I effed up somewhere. ;)

ETA: I added the teachers to each university class as an FYI, so you know who might be teaching them.
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Here is your poll for the island school's second term, set to begin Monday, 19 November. Please log in as the relevant pup to vote, and please vote separately for each pup if you have more than one involved in some way. Please vote even if you taught or took a class last term.

Note: Anyone taking any of the same classes as last term will be in a separate class from those taking it for the first time so they may progress to the next level/learn new material. Please comment if you think the teacher would have recommended you repeat the course instead of moving on.

[Poll #1071788]
[identity profile] furry-lil-prblm.livejournal.com
I've been thinking about how best to structure the Weaponry class, which is team taught but each teacher has a different subject. Here's what I've come up with.

Here's who we have:
Teachers: Sirius Black-archery, Dylan Sanders-hand to hand combat, Jon Snow-tracking, Robb Stark-swordfighting, Bill Weasley-knife throwing
Students: Dairine Callahan, Billy Costigan, Imriel no Montreve de la Courcel, Alphonse Elric, Veronica Mars, Fa Mulan, Calvin O'Keefe, Alex Rider, Arya Stark, Hayley Stark


IDEA ONE
We have five teachers and ten students, so what do you guys think of this: divide the students into pairs and then rotate them through the teachers?

Here's how it would look:
Session One
Archery: Dairine Callahan, Billy Costigan
Hand to Hand: Imriel no Montreve de la Courcel, Alphonse Elric
Tracking: Veronica Mars, Fa Mulan
Swordfighting: Calvin O'Keefe, Alex Rider
Knife Throwing: Arya Stark, Hayley Stark
Session Two
Each pair of students rotates to the next subject (knife throwing people move to archery)

And so on through five sessions. I've just divided them alphabetically here, but we could divide them according to age or basic skill level or something else. The problem with this is that the term is four months long, which means each session would be three weeks (if you count the first week as orientation/dividing into groups). That gives only six classes, two per week, for each subject, which is probably not enough.


IDEA TWO
The problem above led me to think of the second idea - have the first class (which would have already occurred, last Monday) be an overview of each one by the teachers, and then each student would pick one subject to learn this term. The potential problem there is if everyone picks the same thing - although I guess that would only be a problem for the four teachers left without students. The other thing is that the five of us would need to be willing to teach one student, if that situation arises, but I think all of you said that you were ok with that. For the students, if they were interested in more than one subject, they could simply take Weaponry again next term (and for five terms, if they want all five).


So. Thoughts? Ideas? Merciless ridicule? Fire away. ;)
[identity profile] furry-lil-prblm.livejournal.com
Hi teachers/staff! I would like to start posting regular staff meetings, gathering post-style, but first I want to find out a couple of things from you.

1. Keeping in mind that it would of course not be mandatory to participate (or even for your pup to attend the meetings), would you rather have a staff meeting every other week or once a month?

2. Does your teacher pup currently have any issues they would want to bring up at a staff meeting?


Note: Even though Klaus doesn't have a regular class, Anita, Remus would like him to be there, of course.

Note the Second: Vi, would Tonks be willing to take minutes?


Thanks! Let me know if you have any questions/concerns. :D
[identity profile] furry-lil-prblm.livejournal.com
Hello, Island School teachers and students! Just a quick question. I was just skimming today's EPs, trying to decide whose post to tag Remus into for TSNW, when something occurred to me. IMO it would be logical to think that, even if they haven't interacted in-game, Remus would know all the teachers and students by this point - the teachers because he had to have talked to them all about school-related stuff, and the students because he would have at least met them when he handed out their schedules.

So, as long as it's ok with everyone, I'd like to assume if/when Remus threads with a teacher or student that he's already at least met them. Also, I think it would be feasible to assume they've had at least one staff meeting (to go over what subjects to teach the first term, schedules, etc) and all the teachers know each other as well.

Any objections?

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