CELC offers workshops and special events for students and parents.
Contact Maria and Melinda, mandm@CTExperiential.org
or 203.433.4658 for more information and to register
for any of the following:
FREE EVENT FOR FAMILIES: “Living History Museum” Exhibition
at Blackstone Memorial Library, 758 Main Street, Branford,
Friday, 9 June 2017, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
CELC Middle School students present interactive “living history” museum featuring study of ancient civilizations! Students share elaborate handmade life-sized displays and are in character of an invented “persona”, representing someone who could have lived during a specific time period.
This event is FREE and open to the public – visitors may come any time between 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. Please invite family and friends!
RSVP mandm@CTExperiential.org or call 203.433.4658
FREE Film showing of The Mask You Live, a film that follows boys and young men as they stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity, co-sponsored by Step Up at CELC Monday, 12 June 10:00 a.m. at CELC, 28 School Street, Branford, RSVP mandm@CTExperiential.org or call 203.433.4658.
Film showing of Sundance award-winning film Most Likely to Succeed showing at CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Middle School, 22 June 6:30 pm followed by discussion. Most Likely to Succeed examines the history of education in the United States, revealing the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods in today’s innovative world. The film explores compelling new approaches that aim to revolutionize teaching as we know it. After seeing this film, the way you think about “school” will never be the same. RSVP mandm@CTExperiential.org or call 203.433.4658.
Attention Parents of Teens and Tweens:
Save The Date
Tuesday, 28 March 2017
12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
28 School Street, Branford
“Lunch and Learn” at CELC
with Alan E. Kazdin, Ph.D.,
Director of the Yale Parenting Center.
Challenges and Opportunities
Parenting teenage children can present a unique set of challenges. This presentation includes topics that will help parents understand this period of development and as importantly what might be done concretely to help the adolescent and ease the challenges of parenting.
The time will be divided to allow for the presentation as well as comments and discussion.
To register or for more information,
or call 203.433.4658.
Wee Faerie Village in Branford Opens To The Public!
The public is invited to tour and walk through our artistically designed “village”, based on civilizations and faerie traditions from around the world. Meet with students and learn about their work at CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Middle School, 28 School Street, Branford. Ongoing exhibit – RSVP and more information mandm@CTExperiential.org or 203.433.4658. www.CTExperiential.org.
.b Mindfulness Class with Gail for ages 10 – 14
12 MAY 2017
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Ages: 10 through 14
Location: 28 School Street, Branford, CT
Cost: $5.00 per class
.b (pronounced dot be) stands for “Stop, Breathe, and Be”. The simple act of mindfulness provides the kernel for a nine-lesson course for young adolescents written by experienced classroom teachers and mindfulness practitioners.
The program includes instruction in mindful breathing and body-scan exercises; sharing experiences of these exercises; group reflection; inspirational stories; and education on stress, depression, and self-care. Mindfulness training is a way to boost students’ emotional resilience and improve academic performance.
Each lesson builds on the prior month’s content. It is strongly recommended that students attend each session.
2016-17 Homeschool Days at CELC
Meets Mondays 9:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Apply NOW for Session III
Mondays at CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) are geared toward homeschoolers.
Session III: 13 March 2017 – 15 May 2017 (7 weeks)
*no classes 27 March 2017; 10, 17 April 2017
Ages: 9 through 14
Location: 28 School Street, Branford, CT
Cost: $ 385.00 for 7-week session
This cost is based on $11.00/hour ($55.00/day)
The offerings per session will vary through the year to include Music, Writing, Current Events, and Nonviolence Leadership.
Contact Maria and Melinda, mandm@CTExperiential.org or 203.433.4658 for more information and to apply.
Ecology and Outdoor Adventure with Common Ground Nature Center
Meets Tuesdays 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
9 MAY 2017
Ages: 10 – 14
Location: Common Ground High School, New Haven
Cost: $7.00 per session
Register by the Friday before each session date.
The CT Experiential Learning Center’s (CELC’s) Outdoor Education program at Common Ground gives students an opportunity to bond with peers in the natural quiet setting of Common Ground’s Urban Farm and West Rock Park. Students will experience the change of seasons by observing trees and woodland habitats, streams and water flow, and signs of local wildlife at the summit of West Rock Ridge, Judge’s Cave, and other destinations.
Overall, the students have fun, get outside, and enjoy activities that build community and leadership.
All participants must dress to be outdoors (raingear, protective layers and comfortable shoes in which to hike, et cetera) and bring a filled water bottle.
Snacks are optional.
Contact mandm@CTExperiential.org or call 203.433.4658 to register.
FREE monthly Theater Arts Classes with Long Wharf Theatre
Artist-in-Residence Program offered at CELC for ages 9 – 14!
As part of Long Wharf’s Partnering Artist In Residence (P.A.I.R) program, a Long Wharf Theatre teaching artist will visit CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Middle School once per month (*third Wednesday of the month October 2016 – May 2017) to integrate Theater with Language Arts.
Students who engage with theater learn to work and collaborate in teams, develop public speaking skills, and express themselves creatively, deepening understanding through games, active exercises, and other theater techniques.
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
19 OCT 2016; 16 NOV 2016; 14 DEC 2016 (*second Wednesday); 18 JAN 2017; 15 FEB 2017; 15 MAR 2017; 19 APR 2017; 17 MAY 2017
28 School Street, Branford, CT
Registration Required – Limited Openings. Contact mandm@CTExperiential or 203.433.4658
to REGISTER or for more information.
This partnership is made possible by Long Wharf’s Partnering Artist In Residence (P.A.I.R) program.
Want to share a passion?
Bring your passions, skills, and talents on Fridays to CELC. We are looking for students, parents, teaching artists, and people of all ages who would like to teach and present short courses / workshops geared toward middle school-aged students.
The idea – when you teach, it is one of the best ways to learn.
Do you have a skill or passion that you would like to share?
Contact Melinda or Maria at mandm@CTExperiential.org or call 203.433.4658 to find out more and plan your event.
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