Courses

ALIENS, ASTROPHYSICS, & THE SCIENCE OF LIFE: What does it take to make a planet suitable for life? Does life exist beyond earth and how are we searching for life outside of our own planet? This dynamic course features hands-on, minds-on activities that develop STEM habits-of-mind. The course uses resources and data made available through NASA and the UMBC Observatory.

Price: $250


July 13-17, 2020, Live Online Hybrid: (LOH)

ANIME & JAPANESE CULTURE: Anime is a cartoon, right? When you think of anime do you imagine large eyes, colorful hair, and funny outfits?  If only it were that simple. Anime has always been used to tell the story of Japanese culture and society. The Japanese culture reflected in anime is so pervasive, yet elusive, and this course guides you into the unique world of how anime has become a world wide phenomenon.

Price: $250


July 20-24, 2020, Live Online Hybrid: (LOH)
ANIME & JAPANESE CULTURE: DIRECTOR'S CUT: Imagination and skills merge in this exploration of Anime and Japanese Culture. Go deeper into the minds of groundbreaking Japanese anime directors, like Hayao Miyazaki, Mamoru Oshii, Shin'ichiro Watanabe, Isao Takahata, and Tezuka, to analyze the different interpretations, share opinions, and understand the hidden messages inside these films.

Price: $250


July 27-31, 2020, Live Online Hybrid: (LOH)
FITNESS & NUTRITION: Get in shape, learn about your health and have fun doing it! This comprehensive wellness class includes fitness training for all levels and nutrition knowledge that empowers participants to make healthy choices to improve their overall fitness and function! The program designed to energize students who want to take control of their health and wellness to get fit, fast, strong, and learn to live healthier lifestyles.

Price: $150


August 17-21, 2020, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)

DATA SCIENCE AND THE POWER OF STATISTICS: As we move into the twenty-first century, the need for workers with statistics and data science experience is rapidly growing. Develop the ability to mine, manipulate and visualize data. Learn how to extract data from websites such as Wikipedia, GitHub and other data science websites.

Price: $250



June 22-26, 2020, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)
July 13-17, 2020, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)

Mock Trial: Are you interested debate, and want to experience what happens in a courtroom first hand? Do you think you have a future in law? Mock Trial is a simulation of a courtroom trial with, judge jury, prosecution and defense! This interactive course is designed to introduce middle school age students to the concepts of legal reasoning and argument in a fun and engaging platform.

Price: $250



July 20-24, 2020, Live Online Hybrid: (LOH)

SIMULATED HISTORY & CURRENT EVENTS What better way to learn about social studies and current events than to experience them? Through this exploratory learning platform, students take part in simulations and have fun, all while learning about important moments in history and current events. The class uses simulations designed by the U.S. State Department to engage students in high interest topics, grow their critical thinking and verbal communication skills.

Price: $250



July 13-17, 2020, Live Online Hybrid: (LOH)

CYBERSECURITY 1: The security of information technology is a constantly evolving field, of which most people don't fully understand. As networked technologies become integrated into every facet of our lives, knowing how to protect our devices and networks is something we all need now more than ever. Cybersecurity and data breaches are in the news almost every day. Google, Uber, Target, and our government agencies are under constant attack.

Price: $250



July 6-10, 2020, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)
July 13-17, 2020, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)
July 20-24, 2020, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)
July 27-31, 2020, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)
In the Financial Literacy and Investment Strategy class, students get a chance to try their own hand at making money. Students will increase their knowledge of financial literacy by examining various real world scenarios and investment strategies. Throughout the session, the class explores ways to invest money. Students role up their sleeves and jump in, as they take part in a stock market game competition.

Price: $250



July 27-31, 2020, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)
Cyber 2: Exploring the challenges of modern cybersecurity builds on what students learn in Cyber 1.  This course explores the challenges that programmers are faced with in a rapidly changing, highly volatile environment.  This hands on course, challenges students to apply what they have learned into practical applications.

Price: $250



July 6-10, 2020, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)
July 13-17, 2020, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)
July 20-24, 2020, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)
July 27-31, 2020, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)

INTRO TO THE WORLD OF PROGRAMMING Ever wonder what's behind your favorite video game? It's CODE! This course is designed with the aspiring programmer in mind! Have fun coding with the Code for Life open source game as it starts from the introduction of programming concepts and slowly moves up into advanced skills and techniques.

Price: $250


July 6-10, 2020, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)
July 20-24, 2020, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)

In the Financial Literacy and Investment Strategy class, students get a chance to try their own hand at what it's like investing money. Students will increase their knowledge of financial literacy by examining various real world scenarios and investment strategies. Throughout the session, the class explores ways to invest money. Students role up their sleeves and jump in, as they take part in a stock market game competition.


Price: $250


July 27-31, 2020, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)

LEADERSHIP FOR POSITIVE CHANGE: The world more is complex and the next generation of change agents are needed to take on the new challenges. Today's world needs inspired, service-oriented leaders now more than ever. What does it mean to be a leader? Do you lead with your voice or with your actions? Each of us has the capacity to be an inspired leader and this course helps students identify their unique leadership strengths and core values. Cultivate the leader within you to become your best self!

Price: $250


July 6-10, 2020, Live Online Hybrid: (LOH)
WEB DEVELOPMENT: Learn how to create your own website this summer with our Web Development summer program! In Web Development, students will learn how to build their own mobile-friendly, responsive website. Students will learn how to use HTML, CSS, and Javascript. By the end of the week, students will have the tools necessary to build their own websites!

Price: $250



July 13-17, 2020, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)
July 27-31, 2020, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)
CYBERSECURITY 3: Deepen your understanding, competencies, and skills with this weeklong course in cybersecurity. Advanced Cybersecurity students will have a command of web application security, exploitation, and cryptography. Completion of Cyber 1 or 2 is required, and programming experience in C++, Java, Javascript, Python and/or PHP is highly recommended as prerequisites to this next-level course.  

 Price: $250


July 6-10, 2020, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)
July 13-17, 2020, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)
July 20-24, 2020, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)
July 27-31, 2020, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)
ART OF STOP-MOTION ANIMATION : Transform your drawings and personal objects into animation! Bring them to life through dynamic stop-motion animations and learn the basics of sound design, storytelling and the fundamentals of story-boarding. This workshop will introduce the essence of video, animation and sound production that will result in a final group project.

9:00 to 1200
Price: $250


July 6-10, 2020, Live Online Hybrid: (LOH)

LEADERSHIP FOR POSITIVE CHANGE: The world more is complex and the next generation of change agents are needed to take on the new challenges. Today's world needs inspired, service-oriented leaders now more than ever. What does it mean to be a leader? Do you lead with your voice or with your actions? Each of us has the capacity to be an inspired leader and this course helps students identify their unique leadership strengths and core values. Cultivate the leader within you to become your best self!

Price: $250


July 6-10, 2020, Live Online Hybrid: (LOH)

PHOTOSHOP FOR SOCIAL MEDIA: What separates social media rock stars from the rest of the pack? How do you take your content and make it stand out? How do you get more clicks? It's not just what you have to say, it's how you put your content out there. Learn the foundations of photoshop, digital and video editing to help develop content that gets noticed.

Price: $250

Live Online Hybrid: (LOH) Students have a scheduled start time, check-ins and office hours with instructor, in-between independent study and work time.


July 20-24, 2020, Live Online Hybrid: (LOH)

POLITICAL DEBATE: Did you know that UMBC has one of the top 5 debate teams in the country? Learn the art of persuasion and how to craft a winning argument. This session will explore debate strategies and techniques. Have a fantastic time arguing, discussing current events and engaging in spirited debates over all kinds of topics... including freedom of speech!

Price: $250

Live Online Hybrid: (LOH) Students have a scheduled start time, check-ins and office hours with instructor, in-between independent study and work time.


July 20-24, 2020, Live Online Hybrid: (LOH)

TECH & ENTREPRENEURSHIP: The world is constantly changing, especially in the midst of a pandemic, yet those influencing it the most are tech innovators of the world. Each day, students will be exposed to the world of entrepreneurship, meet real innovators who have created businesses, and participate in a hands on lessons where they develop a wearable tech product, business plan, and report their learnings. A class kit will be mailed to assist students with developing a prototype that will be shared at the end of the week. Students will participate in a week long learning experience virtually as a large class with an added benefit of a small cohort for enhanced learning at scheduled times.

Price: $250



July 13-17, 2020, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)
July 27-31, 2020, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)